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Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants

... trial to demonstrate such encouraging results for persistent kidney rejection. The study, which involved 73 patients who entered the trial between September, 1993, and May, 1994, is reported in the September 15, 1996, issue of Transplantation. Tacrolimus rescue therapy, concluded the authors, provides prompt, ...

Targeted Protein Toxin Effective Against Persistent Brain Tumors

...veloped a new drug thatcan reduce the size of some persistent brain tumors without causing severe sideeffects. A report of the first clinical trial of this drug, calledtransferrin-CRM107, will appear in the December 1997 issue of Nature Medicine. In the clinical trial(1), researchers led by Edward H. Oldfield...

For Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer, Newly Evaluated Drug May Offer Pain Relief And Mild Delay In Disease Progression

... just hydrocortisone and a placebo. "We observed a persistent and statistically significant advantage in patientsreceiving suramin plus hydrocortisone with regards to pain, narcotic use or thecombination of these parameters both at week six and the end of the 12 weeks oftreatment," said Small, UCSF associate cl...

Study Finds Less Intensive Treatments May Not Maintain HIV Suppression

...nthony S. Fauci, M.D. "Recent research describing persistent HIV reservoirs inindividuals receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) - even aftertheir viral loads have been driven below the level of detection by currentassays - points to the same conclusion." He adds, however, that these data dono...

Medication Offers Hope For Relief From Burning Mouth Pain

...ents also experience taste disturbances, usually a persistent bitter taste. "When theclonazepam works, it also wipes out the funny taste," Grushka says. "This is the first publishedtreatment for altered taste." In August, Grushka and a co-author presented a review of current knowledge about BMS at theWorld Work...

Tobacco Will Kill One Third Of Chinese Men

...hose who persist will be killed (about half of all persistent cigarette smokers in Britain and America are eventually killed by tobacco). Tobacco currently causes 13 per cent of deaths in men but only three per cent of deaths in women. This, explain the authors, is because the proportion of young women who smo...

Signal Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results In Preclinical Study Of Novel Drug Leads For Treatment Of Osteoporosis

...loss of estrogen. The disease is characterized by persistent lossof bone mass and afflicts more than 28 million people in the U.S. and over 200million people worldwide, approximately 80% of whom are women. Estrogen-replacement therapy remains the primary treatment for pre- andpost-menopausal women at risk for ...

Hopkins Researchers Develop New Therapy For Autoimmune Disorders Such As Rheumatoid Arthritis And Lupus

...se therapies andsuffered fromrecurrent infections, persistent pain and kidney problems. Treatment for severe autoimmune diseases using high-dose cyclophosphamidefollowedby bone marrow or stem cell transplantation to repopulate the immune systemdestroyed by thedrug treatment is being studied elsewhere. The...

Small Risk Of Pill Disappears After Ten Years

...ime period there is little evidence to suggest any persistent adverse effects. Contact: Geoff Watts or Bryher Golding-Barrett at Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Communications Department t: +44 171 269 3613 f: +44 171 269 3262 g.watts@icrf.icnet.uk or b.golding-barrett@icrf.icnet ...

Office Stress, Large Family Responsibilities Put Women At Risk

...arge family responsibilities spellssignificant and persistent increases in blood pressure for white-collar women...sent through work, evening,and night, suggesting a persistent effect beyond the work setting." The Quebec scientists point out that by contrast, earlier research ...

Psychologist Detects Brain-Activity Changes In Maltreated Kids

...th andthe UW-Madison Graduate School, focuses on a persistent public problem. In 1995,more than 1.5 million U.S. children were victims of abuse, and more than half ofthat group was younger than age 7....

University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Identify Immune System Process That Could Halt Progress Of Cirrhosis In Humans

...tocyte mass, liver architecture and functionduring persistent injury," reports Tsukasa Ezure, M.D., the study's firstauthor. The team is designing studies whereby adult patients with various liverdiseases, including sclerosing cholangitis and biliary cirrhosis, or childrenwith biliary atresia, would receive dos...

More Cystic Fibrosis Patients Will Die Waiting For Lung Transplants, Predicts University Of Pittsburgh Study

...tomless carriers of the gene. Thesymptoms include persistent wheezing and coughing and susceptibility topneumonia as excessive mucus clogs the lungs. CF is characterized by theinability of epithelial cells, those that line the lungs and digestive organs,to secrete sodium and chloride....

Misdiagnosis Looms As Demand Increases For New Breast Cancer Biopsy

...with its attendant risks. It also often results in persistent numbness and tingling in the armpit and, in some patients, causesswelling of the arm to twice its size, requiring special care for life. The demand for the new biopsy also has prompted a surge in requests fromcommunity-based surgeons for less...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome The Focus Of Three UNC-CH Reports At Digestive Diseases Conference

...ct large numbers of people and arecharacterized by persistent or recurrent symptoms not explained by structural ...patients. IBS is characterized by a combination of persistent and recurrent abdominal painand abnormal bowel habit (diarrhea, constipation, or both). Pain often b...

Ordinary Touches Multiply Into Severe Pain For Fibromyalgia Patients

...whohave inherited susceptibility. Symptoms include persistent and widespreadmusculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness in the neck, spine, shouldersand hips. Staud and colleagues found the central nervous system abnormality byconducting a series of repetitive stimulation tests on people with thesyndrome as we...

National Survey: Leg Crossing Is Taboo But Women Indulge Anyway

...percentsaying it makes a woman look sexy. Among persistent leg crossers, women cross their legs most often during socialsituations (51 percent), reading (35 percent) and watching TV (32 percent), thesurvey showed. For men, the most common scenarios for crossing legs are whilewatching TV (41 percent), relaxin...

Research Shows That Noncompliance Is Responsible For Half The Cases Of Nonresponse To Antihypertensive Drug Treatment

...terns andblood pressure levels of 29 patients with persistent hypertension, despite theprescription of usually effective drugs. The group consisted of five women and24 men with a mean age of 49 years. During the study, each patient's compliancewith the prescribed drug regimen was monitored via use of AARDEX's...

Report: tuberculosis control programs inadequate in developing countries

...ients susceptibleto the tuberculosis bug, the wet, persistent coughing and cold night sweatstuberculosis brings on are often the first clinical signs of AIDS. Moreover,tuberculosis in much more deadly in people with HIV and is the leading cause ofdeath in that population. Specific recommendations from t...

Phobias deter chronically ill from seeking regular treatment

...sons for the link between psychiatricdisorders and persistent lack regular medical care. Failing to follow up withmedical care may result from the impaired physical, mental, social and rolefunctioning associated with psychiatric disorders. A loss of employment andincome often associated with mental and physical...

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