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International Meeting To Reduce Neonatal Mortaltiy

...and exposure to toxic substances. An international meeting funded by USAID's Child Health Research Project an...ork. Experts in neonatal mortality to speak at the meeting include: Robert E. Black, MD, MPH (Meeting Organizer) Kenneth H. Hill, Ph.D. (Levels and Trends in ...

Study Shows Dermatologists Are Best At Removing Skin Cancers

...f the study were presented today during the annual meeting of theSociety for Investigative Dermatology in Chicago. The findings come as agencies and state legislatures across thecountry are considering measures to regulate in-office surgery that could havethe practical effect of prohibiting ...

Positive Results Of Pivotal Phase III Trial With ENBREL In Patients With Early, Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

...re completeanalysis will be presented at a medical meeting in the future. The resultsdescribed herein are based on investigational data analyzed by Immunex. Thesedata have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aspart of an application for regulatory approval. "The compl...

Nerve Cells Live Long And Talkative Lives In Sculpted Colonies On Silicon Chips

At a Texas meeting May 14, USC researcher Roberta Diaz Brinton will discuss herresearch and the hopes she has for the colonies of rat nerve cells she hascultured -- and even sculptured -- on silicon semiconductor substrate.She envisions that hybrid brain-electronic sys...

Heart Drug Finds New Use In Patients With Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

...can Society of Pacing andElectrophysiology (NASPE) meeting on May 14 in Toronto. "We've shown that Ibutilide is an effective and safe drug to use in patientswith WPW, atrial fibrillation, and otherwise normal hearts," says Kathy Glatter,MD, a UCSF cardiology fellow and principle investigator of the study. "...

Jefferson Researchers Report Progress In Using Vaccinia-Based Vaccine For Melanoma

...'s early results with such a vaccine at the annual meeting ofthe American Society of Clinical Oncology in Atlanta. In creating an effective vaccine, Dr. Mastrangelo and his colleagueswould like to make the melanoma tumor more 'immunogenic,' more likely to benoticed by the immune system. To do this, ...

Jefferson Researchers Report First Evidence Of Radiation Therapy Preventing Prostate Cancer Patients From Dying

... presents his team's findings May 16 at the annual meeting of theAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology in Atlanta. Prostate cancer, the most common cancer in elderly men, tends to be aslow growing disease men frequently die with, not from. Doctors often questionwhether surgery or radiation provide an...

Jefferson Scientists Show Tumor Characteristics May Help Explain Tumor Biology And Prognosis

... presents his team's findings May 15 at the annual meeting of theAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology in Atlanta. When mismatch repair genes go awry, the result may be colon cancer. Suchgenes are part of the intricate molecular machinery that fixes the cell when DNAdamage occurs in repetitive DNA sequences....

Retrospective Statistical Analysis Corroborates Early Results Of Randomized Breast Cancer Trials

...ared their findings for presentation at the annual meeting of theAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The researchers' conclusions are supported by early results of twometastatic breast cancer trials also being presented at ASCO. Unlike theseongoing randomized trials, however, the Duke concl...

New Strategy May Succeed At Extending The Life Of Transplanted Kidneys

...resented at the AmericanSociety of Transplantation meeting in Chicago on May 16. Although both drugs prevent the body's rejection of the new kidney bysuppressing the patient's immune system, they work in different ways, andtherefore may have a different effect on transplanted kidneys over time. "Many kidney ...

Kidney Transplant Recipients Require Less Long-Term Care If They Receive Well-Matched Donor Organs

...zler will presentthe findings May 17 at the annual meeting of the American Society ofTransplantation in Chicago. Schnitzler and colleagues in the medical school's Pharmaco-EconomicTransplant Research group compared national kidney transplant records from theUnited Network on Organ Sharing (UNOS) with...

Patient Satisfaction And Decision Making Quality Greatly Improved During Improved Medical Consultations, UCSF Researchers Report

..., which utilized techniques such as agendasetting, meeting facilitation and recording, helped to elicit patientpreferences, clarify medical details and review options and outcomes. "Applying these techniques to medical consultations leveraged both patients'and physicians' time and in doing so, made patients...

Interferon Significantly Affects Metabolism Of Other Drugs Given To Cancer Patients, Finds University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

..., are beingpresented Monday, May 17, at the annual meeting of the American Society ofClinical Oncology (ASCO) in Atlanta. Interferons are biological response modifiers produced naturally by the body tofight infections and tumors. IFNa2b is manufactured for use in cancertreatment studies, and it can cause fl...

Progress In Cancer-Vaccine Studies: Simpler, Safer Approach Producing Encouraging Results

... The key finding, presented May 17th at the annual meeting of the AmericanSociety of Clinical Oncology in Atlanta, was the surprise discovery thatmoderate doses of IL-12 were far more effective at stimulating an anti-cancerresponse than higher, more-toxic doses. Phase-1 clinical trials are usually designed t...

Sniffing Out The Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy

...associated with HIV-will be presented at theannual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and will befeatured in a press conference on novel cancer therapies on Sunday, May 16, at11 a.m. In Phase II of the clinical trial of IM862-from which the data presented weretaken-Gill, a professor of med...

University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Defines First Immunologic Markers Of Interferon Effectiveness Against Melanoma

... preliminary findings Monday, May17, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology inAtlanta. "This is the first attempt to make immunologic sense of the effects ofIFNa2b on patients receiving this drug to prevent the recurrence ofmelanoma," said John Kirkwood, M.D., professor of medici...

American Psychiatric Association Plans First Comprehensive Guidelines For HIV/AIDS Treatment

...hiatric complications. At theassociation's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., this week, an APA workgroupwill submit the first draft of Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Personswith HIV Infection and AIDS it plans to publish for national dissemination in2000. Over the past 10 years, the APA ...

Evidence Shows Drug-Psychotherapy Combo Effective For Chronic Depression

...lts presented Tuesday, May 18, at the annual meeting of the AmericanPsychiatric Association. The combination treatment, involving the drug nefazodone and a form ofpsychotherapy developed specifically to treat chronic depression, also produced the highestresponse and remission rates for any...

Anti-Depressant Drug Shows Promise As Weight-Loss Treatment

...resentation at theAmerican Psychiatric Association meeting in Washington, showed that women whotook buproprion SR, combined with a 1,600-calorie diet, lost four times moreweight than women on a placebo, according to Duke psychiatrist Dr. KishoreGadde, lead investigator of the study. "Since the withdrawal of...

Treating Depression Makes A Healthier Heart

... to normal levels insome of them, Musselman told a meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatryin Washington DC last week. "Treatment diminishes the stickiness of the platelets," she concludes.But one big question still remained. Does the drug lower the platelet stickinessdirectly, or does a happi...

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