Tag: "survival" at medical news
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
...cantly reduced AIDS symptoms and prolonged patient survival
compared to a combination of two drugs. Known as ...xpected, the three-drug cocktail actually improves survival
among patients and reduces progression to AIDS," said Dr. Joseph Eron, assistant professor of medici...
Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors
...hese cancers currentlyexist. Indeed, the five-year survival
rate for patients with pancreatic canceris less than five percent. The treatment was developed by the Brown University Oncology Group in astudy of 34 patients with either pancreatic or gastric cancers. Although thestudy was designed to determine th...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...ate a favorable effect on long-term outcome and survival
in selected patients treated with ReoPro™. In an editorial that accompanies the study, David L. Fischman, MD, associate professor of medicine, division of cardiology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, and associate direc...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
...ry artery disease have abetter chance of long-term survival
if they believe they have adequate help whenneeded from family and friends in performing daily tasks such as bathing ortaking medications. Researchers Steven Woloshin, MD, and colleagues at the White RiverJunction (VT) Veterans Affairs Medica...
Medicare Approves UM Medical Center For Lung Transplants
...ear for two years and must have a one-year patient survival
rateabove 63 percent. At the University o...ormed in the past two years, the one-year patient survival
rateis 84 percent. "The designation enables us to help more patients, especially those whol...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
Heart attack survival
in patients given thrombolytic therapy -- clot-bus...tech Inc. of South SanFrancisco, Calif., evaluated survival
of heart attack patients. Sixty-nine percent of patients who received thrombolytic therapy w...
Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation
...ing for a donor heart. Dr. Jeevanandam says, "Our survival
rate was 85% which compares favorably with survival
at 1 year post transplant. We don't know yet if TMR will help these patients live longer, but TMR p...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...cco. "Of course, smoking cigarettes is not survival
enhancing, but the brain doesn't know that," Eaton said. "We in the addiction field have known that smoking is a drug addiction as serious or devastating in the long run as heroin or cocaine," he added. "It is perhaps even more malicious bec...
Research Offers New Tool In Fight Against Prostate Cancer
...ht weeks ofchemotherapy had a significantly higher survival
rate. PSA screening tests are used to measure the level of a prostate-specific antigenin the blood---which indicates the presence of prostate cancer. They also havebeen used to gauge patients' response to cancer therapy, but that applicationhas bee...
Emerging Pathogens And Safety Of Fresh Produce Key Issues Facing Food IndustryAnd Scientists
...atural selection process, the latterincrease their survival
in acidic foods, decrease their inactivation in thestomach, and increase their virulence. Strains often associated with foodborneoutbreaks, such as Escherichia coli O157:H7, are among the most acid-resistant. This resistance also enables pathogens t...
V. Craig Jordan Will Present Results Of Raloxifene Breast Cancer Study At
American Society For Clinical Oncology Meeting
.... Tamoxifen subsequently was found to increase the survival
of breastcancer patients and also to prevent the development of second breast cancers. In 1993 Jordan was selected to receive the prestigious Cameron Prizefrom the University of Edinburgh. He has also received major scientific awardsfrom the ...
Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight
...ystem for defending fat stores may have conferreda survival
advantage during human evolution, it now poses a formidable challengefor the treatment of obesity," the authors state. "Individuals who suffer from aregulatory defect that results in the defense of an elevated level of body fatappear to resist change...
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
... Centerresearchers have significantly extended the survival
of patients suffering themost malignant brain canc... offer the potential for significant improvementin survival
time for patients with this aggressive cancer." According to Bigner, the Duke treatment, whi...
Brain Tumor Treatment In Multicenter Tests
... implicationsfor treatment aimed at prolonging the survival
of an estimated 50,000 patientsin the U.S. with br..., the dime-sized wafers have been shown to improve survival
at sixmonths by more than 50 percent. "Average survival
with these brain tumors isless than one year...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...enalin. This stimulation causes them to lose a key survival
mechanismprematurely in the newborn. To pr...o hypoxia. Thus,nicotine's damage to this critical survival
system may predispose the newborn tocrib death, or SIDS. Despite such clear dangers, said Sl...
ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths
... people over age 75, and there was noevidence of a survival
advantage among them. "However, there was no subgroup inwhich the treatment was shown to be definitely harmful," she says.Grazia Franzosi conducted the study to identify subgroups of individuals in whomthe drugs would be particularly beneficial and ...
New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
... methodsinto a single treatment program to improve survival
rates. The first requires high-dose chemotherapy to kill the cancer cells. The secondinvolves the administration of a vaccine to enhance the body's immunity againstcancer cells. High-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell rescue are the ...
Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality
Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers
... did much better than the 25 percent to 30 percent survival
that wouldhave been expected with standard once-a-day radiation treatment. Theresearchers found no increased long-term complications from the addition of thechemotherapy to the radiation. "We are encouraged by these results," Brizel added. ...
International Panel Evaluates Testing For Drug Resistance In HIV
...so, becauseprevious drug treatment may lead to the survival
of resistant strains--even atundetectable levels--interpretation of any resistance assays should also takeinto account the patient's complete treatment history. Although an assay that shows a viral strain may be resistant to a drug shouldrule out ...
Answers To Access, Adherence And Tolerance Of Protease Inhibitors
..., they can't derive the benefits, suchas increased survival
and improved quality of life, that we've been led toexpect." The take-home lesson is to optimize treatment regimens for individualpatients and to closely manage side effects and toxicity, Stone says. Despite the side effects and complex daily drug do...
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