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Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants

...th these drugs-are excessive. Tacrolimus, however, reversed rejection in 75 percent of patients with repeated or uncontrollable rejection. It halted kidney damage in another 11 percent. Only 11 percent of patients given tacrolimus experienced progressive deterioration of the transplanted kidney. These results...

Combined Therapy Improved Care Of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Proper Use Of New Oral Medications Evaluated

...l Institute. "Thecombined therapy was logical and reversed two abnormalities that patients withthis disorder experience. Metformin acted primarily to decrease the patients'liver glucose production, while troglitazone worked primarily to enhance theability of the patients' muscle to respond to insulin and ta...

World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke

...ve preclinical testing, transplants of LBS-Neurons reversed cognitive andmotor deficits in animals in which stroke had been induced. The procedure begins with the placement of a stereotactic frame on thehead of the patient. The frame is a standard tool in neurosurgery to provide afixed way to find spe...

Controlling Collagen Levels May Be Key To Fighting Organ Failure Caused By High Blood Pressure

...Ph.D., and his colleaguesshow that this process is reversed by treatment with ACE-inhibitors, drugs thatare known to interfere with the body's production of a vessel-constrictingchemical called angiotensin. The new study suggests that ACE-inhibitors mayhave another role in the treatment of high blood pressur...

Researchers Begin Drug Trial In Hope Of Finding New Ways To Treat Acute Kidney Failure

...r for the next three years to study a drug thathas reversed the onset of acute kidney failure in animals. "With the mortality rate being anywhere from 25 percent to 50 percentfor individuals who develop acute renal failure, new methods for detecting,preventing and treating acute renal failure must b...

UCSF Study In Rats Suggests Synthetic Drug Mimicking Marijuana Might Be Used To Treat Pain

...est the hypothesis that turning off the RVM simply reversed the motordeficits and not the analgesic effects of...ever, after the RVN was shut down, a conditionthat reversed the analgesic effects, rats continued to show a loss of motorcoordination. "This experiment demonstr...

UCSF Study Finds DHEA Benefits Cardiovascular Function

...althy. The study, however, found that DHEA reversed that vascular constrictionand re-established bloodflow. This year marks the third year in a row that UCSF's Vascular Lab, one ofthe few groups in the country researching DHEA's effects on heart disease, willpresent findings on the topic at th...

Growing Younger By Keeping Up Regular Physical Activity

... A walking program for people in their 70s that reversed 22 years of declining lung capacity in 22 weeks. The capacity of lungs to absorb oxygen normally declines an average of 1 percent a year after age 40; those in their 70s recaptured the lung capacity they'd had in their 50s. A 12-week weight resis...

Impulsive Children More Prone To Injuries

...juries requiring medical attention. Thepicture was reversed for those who scored low on extraversion and high oninhibitory control; they tended to underestimate their physical abilities andhave few injuries. Schwebel and Plumert suggest that injury prevention programs should targetchildren with vulnerable tem...

Amputation rates are rising in elderly despite advances in treatment

...he beginning of the studyperiod but were initially reversed in the mid-1980s following the introductionof lower-extremity bypass surgery and the ongoing decline in the prevalence ofhypertension, ischemic heart disease and smoking. However, by the mid-1990s, even with the advent of endovascular stents,...

Researchers discover potential new approach to treating cystic fibrosis

...ed the lipid imbalance in affected organs but also reversed the signs ofcystic fibrosis in the pancreas, intestine, and lungs of the mice. Alvarez and Freedman said that preliminary evidence shows that a similarimbalance between AA and DHA exists in people with cystic fibrosis. They arecontinuing to...

A growth factor reverses nerve damage in diabetic animals

...ong-term nerve damage in rats with diabetes can be reversed by treatment with an insulin-like protein. Because the damage mimics some of what's seen in people with diabetes, the results suggest that the protein could one day be used to prevent certain nerve complications of the disease. "You may be able to pr...

Vitamin A compound may help protect younger women against breast and ovarian cancers

...l women who were taking fenretinide, the trend was reversed in postmenopausal women who were treated with the vitamin A derivative. We also observed a statistically significant reduction in ovarian cancer in the younger women taking fenretinide." "This exploratory research suggests that fenretinide, accompani...

Annals Of Internal Medicine - tip sheet for November 2, 1999

...common association, found that curing the H.pylori reversed the anemia (Brief, p. 668). Elderly Heart Attack Patients Are Not Getting Early Beta-Blockers Studying medical records of 58,165 elderly patients hospitalized with acutemyocardial infarction, researchers found that 51 percent of eligible candidat...

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists releases latest findings at Annual Meeting

...st a decade since the American Medical Association reversed its policy regarding direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA). To measure the impact of DTCA, University of Mississippi researchers polled physicians regarding how pharmaceutical ads influenced patient requests for advertised prescriptions. A few of t...

Drug blocks opioid side effects: Could improve palliative care

...lacebo-controlled study, methylnaltrexone promptly reversed opioid-induced constipation. In more than 90 percent of patients, relief came within one minute of the first infusion. "By preventing this debilitating but little-discussed problem, methylnaltrexone could substantially enhance the quality of the last...

Study: Productivity can be increased even as baby boomers retire

...ed States, the trend toward earlier retirement has reversed itself, and this is likely to happen in Canada and other nations. Brown says this indicates that keeping workers in the labor force longer and raising productivity is a highly plausible solution to a much-feared problem. As the baby boomers retire, "...

New treatment might reverse memory loss in those with schizophrenia, Parkinson's, and other disorders

...al butnot yet available drug, ABT 431, effectively reversed haloperidol-induced memoryloss in six female monkeys, and the improvement has been sustained for more than ayear. "What's remarkable about this particular drug is that patients would only need touse it for a short period of time to achieve long-last...

Methamphetamine abuse linked to long-term damage to brain cells

...n changes caused by methamphetamine abuse might be reversed or corrected by treatment....

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science: animal study points to new method for halting life-threatening blood pressure decline during septis

...y of norepinephrine to constrict blood vessels and reversed hypotension, i.e. low blood pressure. "The use of an SOD mimetic represents a new paradigm for the treatment of septic shock. Removing superoxide free radicals protects catecholamines like dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine from deactivatio...

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