Tag: "standard" at medical news
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...nts whose disease has recurred or progressed after standard
therapy. Dr. Leonard B. Saltz, of the Gastrointest...ne treatment, either alone, or in combination with standard
chemotherapy," he added. Standard chemotherapy for metastatic colon or rectal cancer usually involve...
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...; however, the side effects of repeated courses of standard
antirejection therapies-increased risk for infections or for a form of lymphoma associated with these drugs-are excessive. Tacrolimus, however, reversed rejection in 75 percent of patients with repeated or uncontrollable rejection. It halted kidney d...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
... Critical Care Medicine. The Hopkins team compared standard
costs and fees for laboratory and hospital care and health care worker salaries for DOT with two other strategies, conventional individual drug therapy and fixed-dose combination individual drug therapy. In conventional individual drug therapy, pati...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...the first to show, in a general population, that a standard
dental X-ray taken on new patients to establish a baseline picture of dental health also can detect potentially dangerous calcium deposits in the carotid arteries, the large vessels on both sides of the neck that supply blood to the brain. In ...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...e of infant infection which made comparison of the standard
and experimental treatments impossible. Pediatri... pregnant women to their infants when added to the standard
AZT-based preventive treatment regimen. The comparison group received AZT and standard
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...oved for patients who have not respondedto the two standard
therapies for blocked or diseased coronary arteries:coronary artery bypass surgery or balloon angioplasty. In a bypass procedure,veins from the leg are used to redirect oxygen-rich blood around blockagesand directly to heart muscle. In angioplasty,...
Substance from Grapefruit Juice May Make Medications Safer
...e to a medication could produce a drug for which a standard
dosage would be equally effective in everyone. What should people who regularly take drugs that are metabolized by CYP3A4 do? "Consistency is the key," Dr. Lown says. "If you regularly drink grapefruit juice, don't change. If you are on these dru...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...he project. "Studies have shown that, compared to standard
mass-produced materials such as pamphlets and booklets," Strecher says, "health messages tailored to an individual's needs and interests are much more likely to result in a positive health behavior change."...
Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics
...out, its surface area would be about as large as a standard
desktop.ediscovery of some "new physics" inside the porous silicon film. Though not fullyunderstood, the scientists speculate that the binding of molecules to thesurface significantly alters the refractive index of the silicon matrix itself,resulting...
Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients
...r oral doses over the eight days, ending up with a standard
dose on day eight. Kazanjian and his colleagues fo...e desensitization regimen is now used as a part of standard
clinical treatment for HIV patients with specific infections....
Rats Receiving Ginkgo Biloba Learn Quicker, Live 20 Percent Longer Than Controls, UB Study Finds
... of active ingredient and degree of learning. The standard
dose during most of the study was 50 mg/kg. Howev...rug proven to work in humans that could serve as a standard
in animal tests. "The present demonstration of positive effects of EGb 761 in animals, a subst...
Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs
...ere about one-tenth the blood level. "The standard
way to measure drug levels is in the blood, with the ideathat if the blood level is adequate to kill the virus, we've given enough of thedrug," he said. "Now the concern is that the brain level may be much lower andthat the virus could escape to the ...
SOA Study Says Social Security Financing Would Be Relatively Unaffected By Largest Expected Mortality Improvements, But Uncertainty Persists
...7% experts' median plus 2 standard
deviations, 15.3% experts' lowest rate (zero improvement), 14.2%. "These results support the current range of mortality assumptions used by theSocial Security Administration," said Steve Goss, SSA deputy chief actuary. ...
Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road
.... Prototype headlights will contain both standard
bulbs and the blacklights. The special road markings will floresce -- reflecting a greater amountof light that painted surfaces. And it is believed that pedestrians will beeasier to see because of the "disco-effect," the phosphates left in clothingfr...
MIT Solution To Math Problem Could Lead To Better Dental Implants, More Resistance To Missiles
...re difficult than they expected. There are standard
ways for measuring the properties of a singlemater...their results,but experiments were impossible. The standard
indentors for measuring materials'properties were available in two size ranges, but one range was to...
Penn Researchers Create Drug To Help Target Attack On Cancerous Tumors
...g the needle electrode is currently considered the standard
method for measuring the tumor's oxygen content. However, by using EF5 with the needle electrode, we will have more precise information as to the amount and location of the oxygen within the entire tumor. Hopefully, it will increase the accuracy of t...
Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors
...luding proteaseinhibitors should be considered the standard
of care for patients with advancedHIV infection," he said. Palella was lead author on the study, conducted in collaboration withresearchers from the HIV Outpatient Study, a nationwide consortium of nine HIVclinics and research centers. ...
Increased Public Access To Defibrillation Could Prove Potentially Cost-Effective And Life-Saving
... According to the researchers, even though a standard
EMS system has alower cost per patient, PAD is sti...ects are likely to be additive to the results of a standard
EMS system. Implementation of PAD by members of the public cost $44,000 per additionalquality-adjust...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
...alabout $3,500. "For many surgeons today, the standard
of care for thesepatients is to take them urgently to the operating room," saysOuriel. "Our results show that patients receiving urokinase canexperience success rates equivalent to that of surgery, but thefrequency and extent of open surgical procedu...
PITT Researchers Demonstrate Human Brain's Natural Mechanism For Guarding Against Errors
... The brain now has two competing choices: follow standard
procedureand turn into the right lane, or obey the new rules and stay in the left. TheACC detects this competition and tells the brain to pay attention before its laxexecutive control allows the driver to make a catastrophic error. "Until no...
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