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BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
... Topoisomerase I and DNAin order to understand and more
precisely target the key interactions betweencampt...ty. Ifwe are able to safely administer higher and more
effective doses of cisplatinand carboplatin to cancer patients, this may lead to improved patient re...
Clinical Pharmacists Improve Outcomes Of Heart Failure Patients
... ofhospital re-admissions and allows cardiologists more
time to devote to thenon-pharmaceutical aspects of...d. Patients in the intervention group were more
likely to be on a higherdose of ACE-inhibitors, a class of drugs which is very important in reducing...
Disagreements Between Clinical Trial Oversight Committees And Physicians Can Affect Drug Trial Results
...have become common as large multi-center trialsuse more
subtle measurements, or endpoints, to determine the effectiveness of aparticular treatment. "It is very important for us involved in clinical trial design tounderstand why such significant differences between the physicians and thecommittee...
Poor Heart Disease Patients Pay More For Medications, Get Less Preventative Care
... a limitededucation and few economic resources are more
likely to die, but now researchersat Duke Universi...come of lessthan $10,000 per year also were older, more
likely to be female and had morehypertension. Frequently, these patients are living on a fixed incom...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...thatTTP as a side effect of ticlopidine occurs far more
frequently than in thegeneral population, and the mortality rate may be as high as 33 percent. The Northwestern study also found that mortality was almost 50 percentfor those older than 60, but only 16 percent in those younger than 60. Onere...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...nabout patient outcomes. They say such data, while more
standardized thanhandwritten physician charts, often are not a clear reflection of quality ofcare or outcomes. Jollis and Romano argue that it is particularly crucial for agenciesrating doctors to account for differences among patient...
Increased Public Access To Defibrillation Could Prove Potentially Cost-Effective And Life-Saving
... carecommittee and a co-author of the report. "The more
we show that this is not sucha scary concept, the harder it's going to be for naysayers to argue. Commonsense may carry the day to help some states to move forward on changing these'Good Samaritan' laws." "Good Samaritan" laws refer to leg...
Warfarin Continues To Be Underused As Stroke Preventive
...unts for about 80,000 strokes annually. Achieving more
widespreaduse of warfarin, the researchers estimate, could prevent at least 10,000 strokesa year. The researchers examined how frequently patients with atrial fibrillationreceived prescriptions for warfarin, based on data from the National Ambulato...
Need For HIV Guidelines For Health Workers In Developing Countries
...undertaking their elective) and therefore they are more
likely to inadvertently expose themselves to blood and other body fluids. With such effective post-exposure prophylaxis available, if an in-country employer is not able to afford the cost and storage of such drugs then should health workers be giv...
Fat: It's Not For Breakfast Anymore; Study Finds Fat Linked To Clotting
DALLAS, April 10 -- A new study gives one more
reason why you may bebetter off beginning the morning with a breakfast of low-fat yogurt, cereal orjuice instead of toast slathered with margarine or a croissant. A study of 91 elderly women reported in this month's Arteriosclerosis,Thrombosi...
Acceptability Of Alternative Health Care Growing In U.S.
Alternative health care is becoming more
acceptable to Americans because of their concernfo...leave the citycrowds and pollution for places with more
amenities." Alternative healers are here to stay, Gordon says, and will probably increase in...
Protecting Breast Feeding From Breast Milk Substitutes
...sts that monitoring for overt violations should be more
systematic in an attempt to deter such promotional... public opinion towards breast feeding may be even more
crucial. He says that training midwives and doctors in lactation counselling (including guidance fo...
Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China
...improve the quality of life here. P&G has provided more
than $5 million for education, health care, enviro...dwide sales of $35.8 billion.P&G has operations in more
than 70 countries, and markets more
than 300 brandsin more
than 140 countries....
Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure
...emotherapy agents. They may need to be smaller and more
agile. "The public,investors, and the government a...e therapy, the trend has been to design bigger and more
impressive molecules. Shimmying through shrinking blood vessel pores is just one of many cha...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
...sease, cancer, or diabetes;the condition occurs in more
than 40,000 people in the U.S. eachyear. Physicians found no statistically significant difference inthe rate of death or amputation, whether patients receivedconventional surgical treatments or the drug. Moreover, thelength of hospital stay was ...
Study Questions Common Practice Of Steroid Administration To Induce Lung Development In Premature Infants
...ure infants on aventilator at two weeks of age was more
effective than waiting until four weeksof age. Bab...ge. Moreover, both groups of infants gained weight more
slowly and had slower headgrowth while they received dexamethasone. The authors questioned whetherc...
Randomised Controlled Trial Of Aminosidine (Paromomycin) v Sodium Stibogluconate For Treating Visceral Leishmaniasis In North Bihar, India
...eek's BMJ. The authors found it was significantly more
effective (150 per cent) in producing a cure than the more
traditional medication, sodium stibogluconate, to which the disease is becoming increasingly resista...
International Study Raises Hopes For Heart Transplant Patients
...n of Cyclosporine designed to provideincreased and more
reliable absorption of the medication. These findingssuggest that Neoral has clinical advantages, which may translate into improved outcomes for heart transplant recipients. In 1995, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Neoral for thepreve...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...ons could offer life-saving traumacare to hundreds more
severely injured people every year. More Ways To...nt to be an evaluation of Maryland. Rather, it was more
of aprobationary demonstration of TRAMAH's adaptability to any state. Furtherresearch, including the...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...heart attack risk. The scientists concluded that more
might begained by reducing LDL to very low levels,...sage that the statin drugs cansaves lives and that more
individuals with heart disease need to take them, hesays. "Most coronary heart disease patients whos...
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