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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...damages the thymus,the patient's immune system can respond
to fewer and fewer types of infection. "Under cover of these potent anti-retroviral compounds, we hope toreconstitute a new immune system from healthy thymic tissue in patientswhose own thymus has been destroyed or crippled," she said. "Byke...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...eucovorin (LV). "Unfortunately many patients don't respond
to these drugs, and most patients ultimately progress through their first line therapy. Until now, we have had no effective second line therapy to offer these patients, so we are very excited to have a more effective treatment option," said Dr. Salt...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...iend who can take them to regular appointments and respond
to researchers' inquiries. Another major drug study involves SB202026, which is being tested at 35 sites around the United States. UT Southwestern again is the only North Texas testing center. Researchers expect to enroll about 15 patients in the 24...
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
...rs were spurred by the fact that Tourette symptoms respond
to drugs like haloperidol that block D2 dopamine receptors. They used a radioactive tracer drug, IBZM (iodobenzamide), that similarly blocks D2 receptors, and a SPECT* (single-photon emission computed tomography) scanner to image dopamine binding in...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...roves lung function in some children who failed to respond
to conventional treatment, increasing their chance...tween 24-34 weeks of gestation. All had failed to respond
to conventional therapy and were at risk of dying. Carbon-dioxide levels improved in all patients...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
... aconsequence, the Siemens system can more quickly respond
to new ultrasoundclinical needs," said Jin Kim. "This is a significant step in the evolutionof ultrasound products toward more flexible, next-generation ultrasoundsystems." The UW Image Computing Systems Laboratory is a world leader inacademic resea...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...University. Recent studies indicate that peoplewho respond
to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) --drug combinations that include protease inhibitors -- can experiencedecreased plasma levels of HIV, increased circulating CD4+ T cellcounts, decreased risk of opportunistic infections and decreasedsho...
Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression
...from bipolar disorder, ormanic-depression, seem to respond
best to a two-drug combination treatment.Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical School now believe theyunderstand why. In the current Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, thescientists show that both drugs stimulate r...
Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
...L -- Infections caused by organisms that no longer respond
to antibiotics are increasing alarmingly fast in hospitals and health care facilities across the nation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill experts say. The most common infection, Staph aureus, now resists treatment by antibiotic...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...e theeffect of priming the infant immune system to respond
more vigorously when laterexposed to actual pathogen proteins. A number of studies over the last decade have also revealed the presenceof more than a dozen cytokines in breast milk. Cytokines are members of a familyof proteins secreted by var...
New Test May Improve Treatment Of Kidney Disease
Why some patients with kidney diseases respond
well to certain medicationsand others do nothas co...y the medications, it ishoped that the patientwill respond
favorably to treatment. By contrast, if the cells are insensitiveto the medications, the testsugges...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
...rly children with leukemia -- whosecancer does not respond
to methotrexate. The pediatrician doesn't usually treat adults, but Ingrid Cofield, a49-year-old woman from Rowlett, Texas, is glad he made an exception. Cofield was one of several adults Kamen enrolled in a Phase I trial ofthe drug a...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...atelet interaction may explain why manyindividuals respond
to aspirin in a less than optimal fashion," says M...ticipants' blood to test the platelets' ability to respond
to stimuli, whichcauses them to clump. Platelets were tested for clumping in the presence andabsenc...
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
...logist. "It only makes sense for a team to respond
just as quickly to a brainattack as a heart attack... The large majority, 78 percent, were able to respond
to calls within10 minutes. "We are very encouraged by the growth in the number of acute str...
Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence
...A large majority (83 percent) of the ASTs saidthey respond
to a call within 10 minutes. "One of the concepts behind a stroke team is that by doing something alot, you can get better at it," says Alberts, director of the Stroke Acute CareUnit at Duke. "If you have a stroke team with a set gro...
Duke Researchers Identify New Pulmonary Syndrome Associated With Bone Marrow Transplantation For Breast Cancer
... in cancer treatment, is more severe, and does not respond
to steroidtreatment. The main difference between the Duke patients and previous studiesdescribing IPS is the source of the immune cells re-infused into patients. Allthe Duke patients received autologous transplants, while the patients inp...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
...carry the risk of dependence, but many peopledon't respond
to its effects. Davidson speculates that venlafaxine XR may work better than othercommonly used anti-depressants because it targets two neurotransmitter systems,serotonin and norepinephrine, rather than one. Serotonin has been shown toeleva...
Combined Therapy Improved Care Of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Proper Use Of
New Oral Medications Evaluated
...y to enhance theability of the patients' muscle to respond
to insulin and take up glucose." The findings are reported in the March 26 issue of The New EnglandJournal of Medicine, published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. The studyitself was conducted in Yale's federally supported General Clini...
Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance
...at contain a high content ofP-glycoprotein fail to respond
to chemotherapy because the pump rapidly removesthese drugs from cells, preventing their killing action. The pump is also foundnormally in the intestine and liver although its role in these tissues is notknown. In the kidney it functions by moving su...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...t yet fullywired with nerve cells to allow them to respond
reflexively to hypoxia. Thus,nicotine's damage to this critical survival system may predispose the newborn tocrib death, or SIDS. Despite such clear dangers, said Slotkin, "the sad truth is that mostwomen who smoke don't quit during pregnancy...
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