Tag: "liver" at medical news
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...The largest is the lymphoid tissue, such as nodes, liver
and spleen. Theothers are plasma and peripheral blood cells. While clinical trials are underway at other centers to test the effectsof such a combination of drugs, the Duke trial goes several steps farther,in trying two different experiment...
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
...amine, a hormone-like chemical concentrated in the liver
of the dogfish shark, and a growth factor to lab dishes containing central nervous system blood vessel cells from cows and squalamine alone to lab dishes containing human, rabbit or rat solid brain tumor cells. The blood vessel cells' rate of growth ...
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...ound nearly identical results. Previous studies in liver
transplant recipients have also demonstrated a similar results. Transplant centers participating in the study include the University of Chicago, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Johns Hopkins, Univ. of Calif. at San Francisco, Mount Sinai Hos...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
...ate. But the aminopterin made a tumor in Cofield's liver
disappear. "I didn't expect this at all," Cofield said. "I thought maybe it wouldbecome a little smaller, but not that it would all go away." Cofield originally was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 1993. Shehad a hysterectomy...
Radio Frequencies Used To Kill Inoperable Liver Tumors At Penn's Cancer Center
...waves to destroy inoperable primary and metastatic liver
tumors. The powerful procedure -- called radio fre...surgeon's ability to access and successfully treat liver
tumors -- which are commonly deemed "inoperable" due to their anatomical position inside the organ i...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
..."Caution must be taken in these therapies, because liver
abnormalities have been recently reported in a small percent of troglitazone-treated patients. Similar side effects should be examined in CLA-treated rats." Troglitazone is one of the thiazolidinedione drugs. According to the scientists, the CLA rese...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...venient to take just once a day and did not affect liver
function. Only 12percent of those who took it left the study because of nausea, diarrhea or otherside effects. "This metrifonate study shows that this class of drugs can benefitpatients with mild or moderate Alzheimer's disease, at least temp...
New Radiation Procedure Targets Liver Malignancies
...ive Cancer Center suggests patients with advanced liver
cancer can tolerate high doses of radiation therap...ation oncologist and lead investigator on the U-M liver
cancer study. For 10 years, U-M researchers William Ensminger , M.D., Ph.D., Theodore Lawrence, M.D...
Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance
...he pump is also foundnormally in the intestine and liver
although its role in these tissues is notknown. In the kidney it functions by moving substances from blood in the kidneythrough the wall of a cell and into urine. "For decades the kidney has been identified as playing an important ro...
... the oozing and bleedingthat traditionally hinders liver
surgery (2aBV3). Gail ter Haar of the RoyalMarsde...moved the desired portionsof kidney, prostate, and liver
tumors in human patients (2pBV4). FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BEFORE JUNE 22:Please feel free to call...
New Data Show Dangerous Interaction Between Blood Pressure Drugs
...e at least 26 other medications metabolized by the liver
enzymesinhibited by mibefradil. Roche Laboratories, the manufacturers of mibefradil under the brand namePosicorR, issued a warning letter to physicians in December 1997 cautioning themabout the use of mibefradil with other types of blood pressure med...
Old Drugs, New Tricks
... Fibrates bind to PPARa, a receptor present in the liver
andinvolved in fatty acid breakdown . PPARa acts as a messenger, allowing the bodyto adapt to its nutritional environment (especially ingestion of large amountsof fat). Fibrates, synthetic compounds that bind to this receptor, stimulatePPARa activity...
Treatment For Cancer May No Longer Be As Grim As The Disease
... provide a less invasive alternative tosurgery for liver
cancer and many other types of tumour, say two can... hard-boiling the tissue," says Schneider.To treat liver
cancers, the researchersinsert a flexible catheter through apatient's abdomen, using an ultrasound s...
Liver Rejection Can Be Managed Long-Term In Children Switched To Tacrolimus
...with long-term benefits,according to a study of 85 liver
transplant patients who were switched fromcyclosporine to tacrolimus between 1989 and 1994. Children with acute rejectionhad better outcomes than those with chronic rejection, Jorge Reyes, M.D.,associate professor of surgery at the Thomas E. Starzl ...
Tobacco Will Kill One Third Of Chinese Men
...t from each of oesophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver
cancer, stroke, ischaemic heart disease and tuberculosis. Two thirds of men now become smokers before age 25; few give up and about half of those who persist will be killed (about half of all persistent cigarette smokers in Britain and America are e...
Antabuse May Inhibit Fatal Reaction To Anesthetic
...othane hepatitis," which results in swift andfatal liver
damage in approximately 50 percent of cases. For f...foreign compounds. Halothane is transformed in the liver
into amolecule that binds to liver
proteins. In most people, this process has nosignificance, but in...
Cancer Added To Hangover Headaches
...e known to be particularly prone to esophageal and liver
cancers. The new research suggests that"prolonged alcohol intake beyond the capacity of detoxification of acetaldehydein the body may increase cancer risk," says Shinya Shibutani, Ph.D., one of thepaper's authors and a faculty member at the State Un...
UK Researcher Develops New Delivery Systems For Treatment Of Smoking Addiction
...ioavailabiltiy due to extensiveinactivation by the liver
prior to reaching the brain, the site of action, Houdisaid. Also, the high level of Zyban metabolites formed after oral tabletadministration may be associated with poor clinical outcome due to themetabolites adverse effects, he said. The most serio...
New Treatment Under Investigation At University Of Maryland Could Dramatically Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths
...for amonth, about 70 tumors that had spread to her liver
began disappearing."Now, ifyou look at her CAT-scans and didn't know anything else about her, you couldn'ttell she had cancer," Dr. Van Echo says. Dr. Van Echo says he has had similar results with six other patients heis treating. "Under sta...
Penn Researchers Find Chemoembolization Effective For Liver Tumors
...s in on the cancerous cells thathave spread to the liver
and avoids exposing the rest of the bodyto chemoth...patients whose colon cancer had metastasized tothe liver
were treated with chemoembolization. Eighty-six percent(86%), or 44 of the patients, survived one ye...
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