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Other highlights in the April 21 JNCI
...than one-fifth of the time. The top three concerns responders
had about offering trial results to patients were ...including time and money. Of concern, about 15% of responders
believed that an obligation to offer study results to participants would make them less likely to en...
Parkinson's drug effective in treating restless leg syndrome
...versus placebo; and a long-term extension in which responders
to either pergolide or placebo in phase one continued to receive blinded medication, and non-responders received open-label pergolide for up to 12 months of total study treatment. Prior to treatment, domperidone (an anti-nausea medication) was admini...
Study shows possible link between Parkinson's medication and cardiac valve disease
... taking pergolide for Parkinson's disease, and the responders
who wished to continue pergolide were urged to undergo echocardiography. Echocardiograms were performed on 46 patients, and scores for valvular regurgitation (leakage) were compared to an age-matched control group from the Framingham Study (a well-do...
Seroquel: New data show efficacy and tolerablity in bipolar depression
...ents taking SEROQUEL (p<0.001) were considered responders
(≥ 50% decrease from baseline MADRS score) from week 2 through to the end of the study. After 8 weeks significantly more patients taking SEROQUEL achieved remission from their depressive symptoms compared to the placebo group (53% vs 28% resp...
New data shows Seroquel achieves remission in bipolar mania
...rder. Patients received SEROQUEL (average doses in responders
575mg/day at day 21 and 598mg/day at day 84) or placebo. These results are also supported by other data presented at APA today, which analysed remission and euthymia rates among patients treated with SEROQUEL in combination with lithium or divalproex...
Breakthrough therapies treat Crohn's disease
... pts) were in remission. The mean initial CDAI of responders
was 286.3 +/- 10.7, and decreased to 96.2 +/- 10.8 at week 12 and 99.9 +/- 7.8 at week 24. The treatment caused no side effects or complications. We found that this unique therapy was well tolerated and produced a substantial improvement in CD pat...
Patient safety gets boost with $10 million grant
...one the skills of health care professionals, first responders
and emergency medical professionals across Northeast Ohio through continuing medical education. "This new center will become a powerful and unparalleled new force in medical education for Case and the Greater Cleveland community," said President Ed...
Federal policy has failed to prepare nation for possibility of bioterrorism
...identified by the federal government as front-line responders
have received a smallpox shot. This low figure comes despite efforts by Washington and some state governments to persuade doctors and hospital personnel to be vaccinated voluntarily. The latest figures indicate that the volunteer program has virtua...
Astronauts submit first medical research paper from space
...tely guided ultrasound concept, with trained first responders
as operators, is a significant and clinically relevant advancement in space science, with profound ramifications for emergency or clinical care," Fincke said....
Monitoring life, one breath at a time
...breathing during surgery. In the field, emergency responders
may be able to use the new sensor to verify proper breathing tube placement, monitor the patient's respiratory patterns and assess the effect of life support measures. While the Nanomix device is already capable of monitoring human breathing in labor...
More than half of relapsed CLL patients respond to two biologics with chemotherapy
...y or early death, and Wierda expects the number of responders
to increase with continued enrollment of less heavily pretreated patients. About half of the patients treated with CFAR had previously received FCR. "Had these patients been treated again with FCR,the response rate would not have reached that achieve...
Cell marker identifies patients who are more likely to respond to taxol
...tment. They looked at the difference between these responders
and non-responders in 22,000 genes, and found that tumors were highly sensitive to treatment that had low levels of tau messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in their cancer cells. This observation was confirmed by examining tau protein expression using a ...
Information fusion research simulates disasters to manage emergency response
...eful information for decision-makers and emergency responders
to act upon," he said. The system is under... coherent 'situation assessment' to help emergency responders
and decision-makers make the best, most timely decisions that they can," Scott said. One of ...
New hand-held information system for emergency responders
...ease of a PDA software tool designed to help first responders
when they arrive at a hazardous material (Hazmat) ..., or an emergency medical specialist (EMS). "First responders
in general, and Hazmat units in particular, must make decisions quickly in handling hazardous-materi...