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Potentially fatal toxicities occur with off-label use of cancer drugs

...de, banned initially in 1962, has had a remarkable resurgence since 1998 for cancer, although its formal FDA approval is as a treatment of skin complication of the rare illness, leprosy. "Given the current controversies about the FDA and pharmaceutical safety, our findings provide additional evidence that dram...

Novel antibiotic shows promise in shortening treatment duration of tuberculosis

... "That is the main reason why there is now such a resurgence of tuberculosis in countries that were previously hit by HIV," Andries says. "The HIV epidemic has worsened the TB epidemic substantially." TB is currently treated with a cocktail of antibiotics, including rifampin, isoniazid, and pyrazinamide, which...

Humble Planaria worm offers ideal model for drug withdrawal research

...ages, however, he predicts they might experience a resurgence of use in scientific research over the next couple of years. Before Raffa entered academia, he was a scientist at Johnson & Johnson, where he conducted important work on the analgesic drug Tramadol. Today, he continues to study analgesics, with a...

Encouraging results from vaccine trial to reduce cervical cancer

...oncogenic HPV types should the vaccine contain? Is resurgence of oncogenic HPV types not included in the vaccine a real threat? When is booster vaccination required? They conclude: "While we trust that the remaining questions can be answered, a straightforward message of Harper and colleagues' work is that prev...

Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye

...Iowa ( edward-kottick@uiowa.edu ) will discuss the resurgence of the harpsichord, an instrument that was almost abandoned by musicians at the end of the 19th century as it was considered obsolete next to the piano (4pMU7). EAREDNESS: EVIDENCE FOR A PREFERRED EAR Humans generally write with a preferred hand,...

System can predict disease spread

...e already working with the new system to explore a resurgence of malaria in Uzbekistan, and are developing predictions about what global climate change might mean in terms of disease spread. The system could also be applicable to other emerging community diseases of major concern in recent years, such as We...

UCSD Medical Center receives NIH contract to set up National Tuberculosis Educational Curriculum

...th Public Health Departments. "San Diego saw a resurgence of TB cases 20 years ago followed by a decrease in new cases, but now we are seeing a post-resurgence period in San Diego as well as the U.S," said Dr. Catanzaro. Global statistics show every second someone is infected with TB; every day 25,000 p...

Resurgent rickets - Call for vitamin D supplementation for pregnant women and children

...ong children up to the age of puberty to prevent a resurgence of the disease. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bone formation during childhood; sources of vitamin D include natural synthesis as a result of skin exposure to sunlight, and limited food sources that include fortified cereals and oily fish. Bria...

Hormones and drugs that control blood pressure also control malaria infection

...even cases in Florida. World wide there has been a resurgence of malaria in recent years, due mainly to the parasites growing resistance to drugs and the mosquitos acquired resistance to insecticides developed to control the spread of the disease. Athough malaria infects both liver and blood cells, it is durin...

More preventive tuberculosis treatment should reduce cases in non-US-born

...ly 1990s, for example, New York City experienced a resurgence of TB but city public health officials focused on treating activeinfections and were able to bring down rates in U.S.-born residents in the city to all-time lows. The overall rate of active infections in New York City fell from 52 cases per 100,000 p...

Tool pinpoints acceptable pricing of combination vaccines

...dont follow through. Non-compliance can lead to a resurgence of the very diseases the immunizations protect against. A pilot study by Jacobson, in which he weighed the economic value of combining vaccines to reduce the number of injections or clinical visits, was published in 1998. Since then, he has increase...

West meets East - WHO tuberculosis treatment

...o tuberculosis control in Russia. There has been a resurgence of tuberculosis in Russia in the past decade, mainly due to the collapse of the health-care infrastructure in the 1980s and early 1990s. Traditional Russian services for treatment of tuberculosis are very different from those in the West. Patients su...

Drug trends among American teens

...rst measured it in 1996, for some reason it made a resurgence in 1999," says Johnston. Some 4.4 percent of the 1999 10th-graders reported some use of ecstasy during the prior 12 months (up from 3.3 percent in 1998) and 5.6 percent of the 12th-graders (up from 3.6 percent in 1998). "Unfortunately we do not h...

Decline In Vaccination Could Lead To Resurgence Of Rubella

... uptake of the rubella vaccine is not maintained a resurgence of the disease could be seen in the UK. The authors remind readers of the potentially devastating effects of rubella infection and warn pregnant women that an immune' result after a routine antenatal test, does not necessarily preclude any recent or...

Study Finds Less Intensive Treatments May Not Maintain HIV Suppression

...treatmentregimens were more likely to experience a resurgence in their HIV levels. Areport of the study appears in the Oct. 29, 1998 issue of the New EnglandJournal of Medicine. Similar findings from a French research study are reportedin the same issue. "These findings suggest that patients who have responde...

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