Tag: "potential" at medical news
Study shows combining antiplatelet drug Abciximab with clot-buster is effective in treating heart-attack patients
...I) 14 Trial, which is the first to demonstrate the potential
benefits of combining these two therapies in the treatment of heart attack. The study showed that 72 percent of heart-attack patients who received abciximab plus half the standard dose of the clot-buster alteplase (tissue plasminogen activator, or ...
Angina sufferers find significant relief with noninvasive technique
...e University of Florida, wrote that EECP has"great potential
and could be particularly applicable to patients w...vessels and help regulate their function. "Another potential
mechanism could be the recruitment of collateral coronaryvessels," he added. UCSF's Chou explains th...
NHTSA/NIH combat problem of drowsy driving among fast growing populations of shift workers and teenagers
...HTSA, withNCSDR, is leading the way to tackle this potential
problem early on." Between 1985 and 1997, the number of people working an evening, night, rotatingor split shift rose 30%, while the overall workforce increased by 23%. According to the Department of Labor, over 15 million workers now work inshifts. ...
Summer swimsuit research flash: thigh-reducing creams don't work
...y. Other research on aminophylline and its potential
to reduce fat byincreasing metabolism showed it was not effective enough in humans to continuestudying, Marks said....
Early warning signs of violence often overlooked, study finds
...re more likely to overreact insituations involving potential
physical harm," Hazler says. "This appears to be just the type of mistake that allowed the younggunmen in recent school shootings or many youth who attempt suicide who havetheir own struggles with peer harassment to go under-attended to for ...
'La Opinion' series on heart disease by Cedars-Sinai internist wins media award from AHA Western States Affiliate
... regardless oftheir age. "Too often these signs of potential
health problems are not takenseriously, and it's important for women to get a work-up from their physician todetermine whether coronary disease could be the culprit." Medicine is much more than a profession for Dr. Lifshitz. It's a mission thatencomp...
CHR, UNICEF and World Bank to co-sponsor meeting on low-birth weight
...ethe extent and causes of low birth weight and the potential
importance ofvarious interventions. Also included will be a site visit to the field researchsite of the World Bank's Bangladeshi Integrated Nutrition Project in ShaharasthiThana. Speakers will represent a wide variety of organizations, such as WHO, ...
New gene therapy may allow patients to 'grow' their own bypass around blocked leg arteries
...test in humans a new gene therapy thatmay have the potential
to help the body grow new blood vessels to create abypass around blocked leg arteries. Temple is participating in the trial to determine the safety andtolerability of the therapy to treat patients with severe peripheral arterialocclusive dise...
ILEX Oncology & LeukoSite report results from pivotal Phase II CAMPATH (R) trial; Results suggest new hope for refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
...der the Prescription Drug User Fee Act. Due to its potential
to address unmet medical needs for serious or life-threateningconditions, the FDA has made CAMPATH eligible for "rolling" review which means the BiologicsLicense Application (BLA) may be processed as complete sections of the package aresubmitted. Th...
High blood pressure drug promotes new blood vessel growth in lab animals, providing potential 'angiogenesis' treatment
...e. Quinaprilat deserves to be investigated for its potential
use for promotingblood vessel growth," says Isner. The study findings may explain previous reports that ACE inhibitors can benefitindividuals who have reduced blood flow to their hearts that can cause chestpain, or angina, says Isner. "One reason...
Coffee: a cause of neonatal seizures?
...e researchers are now beginning to investigate the potential
adverseeffects of these two drugs in particular neonatal conditions....
Full bone mass restored to most postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in two-year trial of new treatment
...rmous cost." The results of the study suggesting a potential
cure for osteoporosis mustovercome a concern from a related finding, however. A recent parathyroid hormonestudy by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, using laboratory rats, found thata small percentage of the rats developed a kind of malignant bon...
Immune system rebounds for some children with AIDS, finds UF study
...stem," Sleasman said. "But we're seeing adifferent potential
in young children. In children under 5, the thymus...obviously their quality of life will bebetter. The potential
for side effects will diminish, and compliance withthe medication regimen will improve."...
Rosenbaum discovers "hidden clue" on cardiogram
...ic foundation for a new clinical test that has the potential
to dramatically reduce the death toll from sudden ...ch findings have direct implications to diagnosing potential
risk of sudden cardiac arrest in patients. "T-wave alternans is a marker of susceptibility to sudden...
Faculty research contributes to new cervical cancer treatment
...weeping impact on women's health, and has the real potential
to cutthe number of cervical cancer deaths in half. By combining radiation with chemotherapy agents, Rose said,"Collectively, you are killing more cancer cells together than if you use thosetreatments by themselves." In these trials, the simu...
Climate change will have detrimental effects on health in Europe
...ay into new populations. The authors conclude that potential
options for adaptations to reduce health impacts include strengthening public health programmes, including disease surveillance systems and vaccination programmes for diseases that are likely to become more widespread. There is an urgent need for Eu...
Scientists at Children's Hospital and Brandeis use video games to unlock secrets of the brain's sense of direction
...romone place to another. The work -- which has the potential
to help us understandhow memory works and ultimately point to cures for both epilepsy and memorydisorders -- is reported in the June 24 issue of the journal Nature. A team of neuroscientists from Brandeis University and Children's Hospital,Boston, ex...
No need to treat "simple" febrile seizures in young children
...owever, like all medications, anticonvulsants have potential
sideeffects, and the potential
problems due to side effects exceed any benefit thatanticonvulsants could have. There is no evidenc...
Sound of silence: "Quiet Curtains" combine audio privacy and aesthetics for
nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and offices
...,schools, homes, factories--even motor vehicles as potential
users of the hightech drapes. "The beauty about ...h frequency noise. Thiswill be a great benefitto a potential
manufacturer," added Ahuja. Size is yet another aspect of the invention's flexibility. Quiet Curtai...
Unexpected target may unlock the door to fighting sepsis
...bacteria shows great promise in animal studiesas a potential
treatment for the highly lethal disease, sepsis. The findings are published in the July 1999 issue of Nature Medicine. Sepsis is a bacterial infection of the blood or body tissues that kills half ofthe hundreds of thousands of people who get the dise...
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