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Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...g therapy is more convenient because patients take multiple
drugs at the same time in a single capsule. This treatment was more effective and less expensive than conventional individual drug therapy, which was the least effective and most expensive form of therapy, according to the study. Overall, the avera...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...he heart. "These patients typically have had multiple
hospital admissions;they can't work or exercise and physical exertion of any kind causes crushingchest pain," Lowe said. "They are a tragic and unhappy groupof patients because they are so incapacitated and in the past we could dovery little for the...
Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients
... he says, "because we can now avoid having to give multiple
medications, which avoids toxicity of drug interactions and it's much less costly." The most common alternate method of preventing pneumocystis carinii is called aerosolized pentamidine. Kazanjian says this regimen is much more expensive than treatm...
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
... Dr. Feig estimated that based on results from multiple
screening trials conducted around the world, annual mammography screening would reduce death due to breast cancer by at least 35 percent in women aged 40 to 49 compared to at least 24 percent when mammograms are given every other year. Th...
Natural Estrogens May Help Protect Women From Brain Damage During Stroke
...owing body of evidence indicates that estrogen has multiple
vasculareffects, all of whichcould contribute to the salvage of brain tissue during episodes of inadequateblood flow," she says. Ongoing studies suggest that estrogen supplements would have similareffects, she says. The study's other auth...
Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs
...an inhibit its activity. "HIV probably has multiple
ways to hide out, and the one we'resuggesting is that Pgp protects it from drug exposure. Ultimately, the hope isthat if we can remove HIV's sanctuaries, we can begin to hope that we've killedall of the virus and that maybe we can have a cure."...
Radio Frequencies Used To Kill Inoperable Liver Tumors At Penn's Cancer Center
...fessor of Surgery at Penn. "Or, a patient may have multiple
tumors that make surgical extraction next to impossible." To get at those formerly inaccessible tumors via radio frequency ablation, surgeons use ultrasound as a visual roadmap to guide a needle-sized probe directly into the center of the canc...
University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Study Confirms Efficacy Of Taxol Regimen In The Treatment Of Advanced Lung Cancer
...xpectedlyhigher, and this could be attributable to multiple
factors, includingsecond-line chemotherapy with a taxane-based regimen," said Chandra Belani,M.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School ofMedicine and co-director of the Lung Cancer Program at the University ofPittsb...
Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight
...atmentswill improve, but we must be realistic that multiple
systems must be targetedfor long-term weight contr...eanindividuals. "Interventions directed at multiple
targets in the energy homeostasissystem might be necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss."...
Disorganization, Lack Of Closeness Characterize Families Where Children WithAsthma Skip Taking Medication, National Jewish Researchers Find
...truction while being treated for asthma can leadto multiple
emergency room visits, more frequent doctor visits, and days missedfrom school or work. About 15 million people in the United States have asthma. Of that number, 4.8 million are under 18. For information about asthma, call LUNG LINE, (800) 222-LUNG...
Landmark Study Shows Behavioral Interventions Reduce HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behavior
... withunderstudied and disadvantaged populations at multiple
sites across the U.S. The research is published in the June 19, 1998 issue of Science. Theseven sites were: Columbia University, New York City Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia The Johns Hopkin...
Safe And Effective Treatment For Acute Repetitive Seizures
...NINDS). Acute repetitive seizures are episodes of multiple
seizures thatdiffer from the individual's usual seizure pattern and are often distinctlyrecognizable by the patient's family and caregivers. The repetitive seizuresmay occur serially or in clusters and may last minutes to hours. Acuterepetitive sei...
Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple
...er may have potential benefit for the treatment of multiple
sclerosis (MS),report researchers from The Rockefe...(MMPIs) are effective in treating a mouse model of multiple
sclerosis," saysWolfgang Liedtke, M.D., lead author of the paper. "MMPIs have been shown to besafe f...
Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition
...,businesses may want to automatically switch among multiple
power providers totake advantage of the lowest spo...inch and ultimately 12-inch insertsfabricated with multiple
spray nozzles and robotic manipulation," said McHugh. Cereal Killers The Malt-based Antimicrobial...
'Mutual Insurance Pool' Could Improve Transplant Organ Shortage
... pool upon death. In cases where there are multiple
members of the pool waiting for thesame organ type, pool "managers" would use an intrapool priority system, basedon standard matching procedures. "In an insurance pool, an individual's commitment to having his or herorgans delivered at death ...
Health Promotion: Can Scare Tactics Work?
...havior. "Fear appeal campaigns can produce multiple
outcomes, some of whichinterfere with desired behavior changes," they write, and while some suchcampaigns do persuade people that they face a significant threat, if not donecorrectly they also promote denial or avoidance of the issue, which preventsp...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
...t the progressionof the osteoporotic condition and multiple
fractures that lead to pain, chronicdisability and deformity." Spinal fractures are the most common osteoporosis-related fracture. According tothe National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in three women older than 50 years ofage will suffer a spinal fra...
National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants
...NCC) (e.g., modeling defects in solid materials at multiple
levels). "NSF's cultivation of this highly multidisciplinary research arena," said NSF Director Rita Colwell, "will change the way scientists collaborate and the way they prepare to examine the world as they seek new frontiers for discovery." The e...
Steroids May Reverse Loss Of Substance Tied To Nervous-System Diseases
...d to reverse a lossof myelin -- a major problem in multiple
sclerosis and other demyelinatingdiseases and injuries associated with the central and peripheral nervoussystems. Treatment of MS already includes the use of steroids, because they relieveinflammation and speed remission. The new findings -- publis...
UNC Researchers Find Drug-Resistant HIV In Semen
...nfection with a strain of HIVthat was resistant to multiple
antiviral medications. "Our study shows how thiscan happen," he says. "It is also the first to demonstrate that if men, andpresumably women, do not have adequate suppression of their virus, as measuredby levels of the virus in their blood, they are v...
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