Tag: "relapsing" at medical news
Medication helps alcoholics control drinking
...one reduces by 36 percent the risk of an alcoholic relapsing
to heavy drinking in the first three months of recovery. "Short-term treatment of NTX for alcoholism gives a meaningful benefit in preventing a relapse," the review said, citing an 18 percent lower likelihood that patients will abandon their treatmen...
FDA grants accelerated approval of TYSABRI, formerly antegren, for the treatment of MS
...formerly referred to as ANTEGREN, as treatment for relapsing
forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) to reduce the fre...an important therapeutic advance for patients with relapsing
MS," said Richard Rudick, MD, lead investigator of the SENTINEL trial and director, Mellen Center fo...
NIDA sponsors frontiers in addiction research mini-convention
...age 29 of cocaine-induced cardiac arrhythmia after relapsing
to cocaine use. Waletzky's parents, psychiatrists active in drug abuse treatment, formed a memorial foundation that established the $25,000 award. The goal of the Waletzky Award is to encourage innovative research into the neurobiology of drug addict...
Subversive strep bug strategy revealed
...such diverse conditions as pharyngitis, tick-borne relapsing
fever, cellulitis, pneumonia and meningitis. Neutrophils engulfed most kinds of bacteria rapidly, between 10 and 60 minutes after encountering them. Three to six hours later, microarray analysis revealed that neutrophil genes involved in recruiting o...
First relapsing fever outbreak in Montana identified
A 2002 outbreak of tick-borne relapsing
fever in Montana--the first confirmation of relapsing
fever in the state--has led to the discovery of a bacterium and species of tick not known previously...
Cholesterol drug could lead to new therapy for multiple sclerosis
...(Zocor), is being tested in a small trial of early relapsing
remitting multiple sclerosis. It's possible, says ...tatin in the mouse models of chronic paralysis and relapsing
remitting EAE, the researchers examined a model of mice genetically engineered to express a receptor...
Post-surgery chemotherapy questioned for certain breast cancer patients
...omen with ER-negative tumors have a higher risk of relapsing
and tamoxifen is less effective in those patients, which may explain why the chemotherapy was relatively more beneficial in these women than in those whose tumors were ER-positive, said the investigators. The issue of routinely prescribing chemo...
Diabetes drugs may help multiple sclerosis sufferers
...ned sick and a model in which the mice developed a relapsing
form of the disease, which is similar to the more prevalent form of MS. The antidiabetic TZDs used in the study were originally developed to increase the body's sensitivity to the low levels of insulin present in Type 2 diabetes. Rather than influenc...
Examining the effects of managed care on alcohol and other drug treatment
...or at NDRI, substance-abuse disorders are chronic, relapsing
conditions that cannot be resolved by a short-term treatment episode. In order to address this, service providers and researchers are increasingly seeking to identify effective and cost-effective modalities for substance-abuse problems. As a resu...
Second patient with multiple sclerosis undergoes groundbreaking surgery at Yale
...lerosis. The young man in the trial suffers from a relapsing
form of multiple sclerosis, which Vollmer said is the most common form of multiple sclerosis. It affects three times as many women as men. Vollmer said he and his team hope to perform the procedure on a third patient next month. The purpose of the Ph...
Medical hospitalization may be especially distressing for those with psychiatric disorders
... with a history of mood and anxiety disorders from relapsing
due to the stress of their medical illnesses, primary care physicians may wish to prescribe preventive medication or refer these individuals to mental health providers. It is critical that mental health problems be addressed, accounted for and treate...