Tag: "responses" at medical news
New Test May Improve Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...odcells in tissue plates,and found a wide range of responses
among the patients. Therefore, theyconcluded that such testsmight assist physicians in developing a treatment strategy for their individualpatients. Further work in this area by the Hopkins team on additional patients hasshown that somepatients...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
...rs I've been doing this, I can'tremember this many responses
in a Phase I trial. This means we can beoptimistic we have an effective drug." The FDA-funded Phase II clinical trial of the drug is already under way.The first patient enrolled in the trial, which focuses on leukemia patients, isin complete...
Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security
...vey analysis showed that, according tothe experts' responses
on specific factors affecting mortality improvement, thehuman life span in the NAFTA countries can be expected to increase. The expertssaid lifestyle changes and medical advances will be the most important factorsleading to longer life in the three c...
Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...e takingMMF." Physicians evaluated treatment responses
in eight patients with variousdiseases of theglomerulus, a network of blood capillaries in the kidney that filters wasteproducts from theblood. Patients took the MMF pills twice a day for an average of six months. MMF was startedin conjunction with ...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
...key determinant of T cell counts and the patients' responses
to protease inhibitor therapy in AIDS. T cells were indeed being destroyed with a higher degree of efficiency in AIDS patients than in healthy people without HIV infection, but more important is their body's capacity to form new cells. "We at Berkel...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
... participants nor the scientists whomeasured their responses
and observed their behavior knew who had received theactive drug until the conclusion of the study. Paroxetine is manufactured by SmithKline Beecham and sold under the brand namePaxil. It is one of a class of anti-depressant drugs known as selectiv...
Fat: It's Not For Breakfast Anymore; Study Finds Fat Linked To Clotting
...vels taken at 1 and 3 p.m. The Factor VIIa responses
rose significantly -- about 11 to 16 milliunit (mU/mL) -- in those who ate the high-fat diets. In contrast, levels werelowered by about 6 mU/ml in the control diet. "But most importantly, there were no differences among the fat-richbreakfas...
Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
...nts listed was dizziness, and the next most common responses
were numbness, headaches, and weakness. The respondents also demonstrated poor knowledge of risk factors for stroke, which include hypertension, cigarette smoking, heart disease, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation. Only 68 percent of the people sur...
PITT Researchers Demonstrate Human Brain's Natural Mechanism For Guarding Against Errors
...gcompetition between two possible yet incompatible responses
to a situation,"explained Cameron S. Carter, M.D.,...hat there was increasedACC activity during correct responses
on trials where!! response competition occurred. This leads them to believe that the primarycontrib...
ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting
...th Cisplatin and 5-FU alone, Dr. Kirnnoted. "The responses
we've seen with this combination therapy to date are quitestriking and unlike any we've seen with chemotherapy alone," said JohnNemunaitis, M.D. of Physician's Reliance Network in Dallas. "We've been amazedat how quickly and how broadly the tumors h...
Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight
... pathwaysthat have the opposite effect. These dual responses
maximize the body's tendencyto find a physiological balance (homeostasis), and consequently maximize theefficiency of the body in replenishing depleted fuel stores. "While such a robust system for defending fat stores may have conferreda surv...
Athletes, Fraternity Men Are Top Drinkers
...om played on intercollegiate teams. Data included responses
from students studying at private and public colleges and universities, and at two- and four-year schools. Athletes were not asked which sports they played or if their drinking took place on- or off-season. "Using alcohol may be part ...
UCSF Researchers Seeing Increased Rates Of Unprotected Sex Among San Francisco
...n increase in unprotected sex as they looked atthe responses
to the 1995 questionnaire. Ekstrand speculated on several reasons for the increases. Men might be burningout, she said, and getting tired of years of practicing safe sex. They may feelthe AIDS epidemic is over, or that if they got infected there w...
Anti-Depressants: Miracle Drugs Or Placebos With A Buzz?
...sponsesto the article and to publish some of those responses
along with it. The most lengthy and vociferous response ("Listening to Meta-Analysisbut Hearing Bias") came from Donald F. Klein, MD, of Columbia University whocriticizes the authors' choice of studies to analyze as "a miniscule group ofunrep...
Altered Brain Chemistry In Bulimia Nervosa Patients Persists After Recovery, According To UPMC Researchers
... women had more anxiety and disorganizedbehavioral responses
to m-CPP. "While further research in this area is needed, we are beginning to gain anunderstanding of some of the causes of bulimia nervosa. Our hope is that thisknowledge will contribute to more effective treatments and preventive measuresfor this ...
Dynavax Demonstrates Ability Of Immunostimulatory DNA Sequences To Inhibit Symptoms Of Allergic Asthma In Animal Model
...ad technology platform formodulating immune system responses
that has applications to a large number ofmedicall...sequences in allergy and asthma, and for enhancing responses
to infectiousdisease and cancer antigens. Dynavax has also filed multiple patents coveringthe use of...
Socioeconomic Status Linked To Enlarged Hearts, Heart Disease Risk
...r socioeconomic status show greater cardiovascular responses
tostress, which in turn is associated with enlargement of the left ventricle oftheir heart, researchers report. In adulthood, large left ventricular massraises the risk of dying of heart disease. Brooks B. Gump, Ph.D., and Karen A. Matthews, Ph.D., ...
Possible Mechanism For Estrogen Memory Enhancement Found
...ephenomenon is a long-lasting increase in neuronal responses
in the hippocampus,a major structure in the forebrain of all mammals. It is thought to be amechanism of memory shortage in the brain. Thompson believes that learning more about the mechanism of long-termpotentiation could lead to highly refined treat...
People With Brain Injury To Frontal Lobe Don't Get Punch Lines -- Prefer Slapstick Humor!
... at the University of Toronto. Humor Study Humor responses
to written and verbal jokes, and cartoons, were co... caused bystroke, tumor or surgical removal. Their responses
were measured against anormal control group comparable in gender, age and education. The study found...
BioNumerik Reports Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 90th Annual Meeting Of The AACR
...and paclitaxel. It is also encouraging that tumor responses
have beenobserved in this trial." Karenitecin Data In a separate presentation titled "Karenitecins: New Preclinical Developmentswith BNP1350; A Novel, Potent Highly Lipophilic Camptothecin," BioNumerik ispresenting data comparing the antitumor acti...
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