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Altered Brain Chemistry In Bulimia Nervosa Patients Persists After Recovery, According To UPMC Researchers

...Dr. Kaye. Dr. Kaye is principal investigator for a multinational study sponsored by thePrice Foundation that may help pinpoint a genetic basis for bulimia nervosa. Research sites at U.S. universities in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York andLos Angeles as well as Canada, Germany and Italy are recruiting 400 women ...

APA Annual Meeting Media Briefings Schedule

...a Treatment and the New COPE Program" Results of a multinational survey of the attitudes and perceptions of healthcareprofessionals, patients and their caregivers. The launch of COPE, a new programproviding practical and useful information for understanding and coping withpsychosis-related disorders on a day-to-da...

New study will revolutionise treatment for Parkinson's disease

...1999 on the landmarkconclusions of the first major multinational five-year study to compare ReQuip®(ropinirole hydrochloride, SmithKline Beecham) and L-dopa in the treatment ofearly Parkinson's Disease. Speakers at the event will include: Dr Donald Calne, Director, Neurodegenerative Disorders Centre, Uni...

Treatment response to Aricept® (donepezil hydrochloride) not predicted by Apolipoprotein E4 genotype or gender

...of one year in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational study in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, treatment response was not predicted by Apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4) genotype and/or gender, according to data presented today at the World Alzheimer Congress in Washingto...

ARICEPT better tolerated than Exelon in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimers disease

...s longer) than those treated with placebo. In the multinational 1-year study, cognition was maintained at or near baseline for 1 year as measured by the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) in patients treated with ARICEPT. Alzheimers disease, which is a progressive and degenerative brain disorder, impairs cogn...

New data demonstrate once daily Videx EC (didanosine) is as effective as alternative multi-dosed HIV therapies

... in a combination regimen. A large randomized, multinational study (BMS AI454-152, Abstract #319) of 511 treatment nave HIV patients compares the safety and efficacy of VIDEX EC capsules taken once-daily with stavudine and nelfinavir to a regimen of Combivir and nelfinavir. Interim results of this study, by t...

Some patients not seeking rapid heart attack care

...ys in hospital arrival and treatment in two large, multinational studies of nearly 28,000 patients who were experiencing symptoms of cardiac arrest and received fibrinolytic therapy. The studies, conducted seven years apart, include the 1990 trial, Global Utilization of Streptokinase and Tissue Plasminogen Activat...

Blood test for heart failure scores big in new study

.... This test helps saves lives and time." In the multinational trial, held at seven hospitals in the United State...0-percent dropin overall hospital admissions. The multinational trial of the BNP test was supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Biosite, the maker of ...

ARICEPT significantly improves cognition, daily living over Reminyl in Alzheimers patients

...e who have yet to initiate treatment."The 12-week, multinational (United Kingdom, Finland, Norway and Germany), head-to-head, randomized open-label study was designed primarily to evaluate the safety and tolerability of ARICEPT (n= 64) and Reminyl (n= 56) in 120 patients with possible or probable mild to moderate ...

Xeloda approved for breast cancer treatment in Europe

...otherapy approval was based on data from two large multinational clinical trials . Xeloda in Combination with Taxotere Xeloda/Taxotere is the first and only combination chemotherapy to show a significant survival advantage in patients with metastatic breast cancer, compared to a standard treatment, Taxotere. Pat...

Quick blood test for heart failure proves successful in multinational trial

...s. This test helps saves lives and time." In the multinational trial, held at seven hospitals in the United State... cause of symptoms. Partial findings from the BNP multinational study were presented earlier this year at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of C...

New drug boost for asbestos-related lung cancer sufferers

...of the Newcastle trial led Eli Lilley to sponsor a multinational randomised trial in Mesothelioma which was reported at this year's American Society for Clinical Oncology meeting. The trial showed an improvement of survival and symptoms for the first time in Mesothelioma. Dr Lesley Walker, Director of Cancer Infor...

Distortion and lack of openness - Information provision from the pharmaceutical industry

...ustry in medicine-are critical of the way in which multinational pharmaceutical companies manipulate the provision of information, and say that this contributes to a distortion of medical research. Joe Collier and Ike Iheanacho from Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, London, UK, comment on how the pharmaceutical...

Emory gathers global experts to address business and legal challenges of HIV/AIDS fight

A multinational cast of industry leaders, policy makers and leading scholars will gather at Emory University School of Law April 3-4 for a public symposium addressing the legal, medical, public health and development challenges of fighting the global HIV/AIDS epidem...

Gel put springiness back into old lenses

...Wales, a key member of the Australian government's multinational Vision Cooperative Research Centre (Vision CRC) that is working on the technique. "But once it is shown to be safe and effective, we think that more and more younger people who are starting to need reading glasses will adopt it as well." The eye's l...

Study findings offer new hope for the estimated 300,000 Americans infected with HIV and Hepatitis C

...d Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week. The multinational APRICOT (AIDS PEGASYS™ Ribavirin International CO-infection Trial) study found that the drug combination of Pegasys™ (peginterferon alfa-2a) and Copegus® (ribavirin) were much more effective than the previous generation of hepatitis C...

HIV treatment as a human right - learning from Thailand's experience

...here two people with HIV successfully challenged a multinational pharmaceutical company for restricting access to a...l drug that in Thailand has become symbolic of how multinational companies and governments of industrialised countries protect their own interests at the expense of ...

HIV transmission is heightened during acute infection

...ersity of North Carolina, Duke University, and the multinational Quest study group) collaborated to examine samples donated by HIV-infected men with acute and chronic infections. The researchers observed that the viral load in the semen of the acutely infected men was significantly higher than that of the chronica...

New therapy under development improves quality of life in patients suffering from IBS

...ducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-month multinational trial in which patients were randomized to cilansetron 2 mg three times a day or placebo. They gave participants a survey of IBS specific quality of life measures (IBS-QOL), developed by Dr. Drossman, at both the outset and the end of the study. Hi...

Health state values for patients with CAD vary according to the measure used to generate them

...y reports on utilities measured in a double-blind, multinational phase III clinical trial in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention prior to hospital discharge and six months thereafter. In these patients, the HUI3 and the SF-6D generated different estimates of utilities. The gain in utilities fr...

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