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November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...spital admissions. The authors suggest that better targeted patient education and referral to other support services may decrease the number of calls and utilization of health services among this group. Improving Test Ordering in Primary Care: The Added Value of a Small-Group Quality Improvement Strate...

The impact of body weight on the progression of knee osteoarthritis

...forts for obesity and knee OA could be efficiently targeted to those subjects with moderate malalignment," Dr. Felson concludes. "These findings may have broad implications not just for the effect of body weight on OA, but for other risk factors that affect joint loading."...

Researchers debate recreational use of PDE-5 inhibitors

...tra) and tadalafil (Cialis) have joined the scene, targeted at millions of men suffering from erectile dysfunction. Urologists estimate that as many as 152 million men fall into this group, over half of all men over the age of 40, yet the treatment for this ailment appeals to numbers beyond. While PDE-5 inh...

Imatinib (Gleevec) has activity in AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma

...nal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). "Imatinib is a targeted therapy originally shown to be effective in treating chronic myelogenous leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. This study and others are showing that the drug is also active in other cancers that express some of the same proteins," said Henry...

Canadian researchers to develop 'smart drug' to repair psychiatric disorders

...of drug will correct abnormal brain functions in a targeted way, so patients don't experience the side effects found in existing medications that affect the whole brain." One of only three investigations funded in NeuroScience Canada's new Brain Repair Program, the project brings together five researchers fro...

All chronic sinusitis is not created equal, study finds

...this common condition is a good first step in more targeted treatment; for example, patients with higher levels of eosinophils may benefit from more anti-inflammatory agents over longer periods, Dr. Kountakis says. To simplify categorization, the researchers already are working on a "fingerprint of inflammati...

Research with red tide toxin yields potential therapies for cystic fibrosis

... the development of an entirely new class of drugs targeted for the treatment of mucociliary disease," said Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The NIEHS, one of the National Institutes of Health, provided $6.6 million to scientists at the University of N...

Poor communities should decide their own priorities for aid

...untries, he adds. Aid therefore needs to be widely targeted and supplied in response to priorities that are determined locally....

Hepatitis C at epidemic levels among young injectors in London

... of crack injection. There has also been a lack of targeted health promotion campaigns about hepatitis C in recent years....

HPV vaccine shown to 'substantially' reduce cervical cancer

...r mortality among women worldwide. The vaccine is targeted to immunize against two different types of high risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV-16 and HPV-18) that cause an estimated 70 percent of cervical cancer cases. HPV is a commonly occurring infection, transmitted by skin to skin contact, most commonly th...

People on food stamps can't afford heart-healthy meals

...n women age 65 and older living alone. Women were targeted for this study because they generally make key dietary choices and influence lifestyle decisions for their families. All participants were Roxbury residents. A series of model seven-day menus was developed, tested and revised based on focus group di...

Taking pills, even if placebo, predicts better survival in heart failure

...portunity for novel interventions, including those targeted at improving adherence." Also known as congestive heart failure, heart failure is a condition characterized by the thickening of the walls of the heart. Over time this thickening restricts the heart's ability to pump enough blood to the body's tissue...

St. Jude scientist to lead NCI Pediatric Preclinical Testing Program

...the expression of proteins relevant to molecularly targeted new agent testing. New agents will be tested, wh... with antitumor activity. For selected molecularly targeted agents, the PPTP will evaluate whether target inhibition/modulation is achieved by the agent under t...

New compounds effective against Alzheimer's disease onset and progression

...l therapeutic targets. The aminopyridazines are targeted for the potential treatment of certain neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by neuroinflammation and neuronal loss, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury. The compounds inhibit over-activat...

Little benefit from comprehensive assessment of older people in general practice

...ngle approach in terms of assessment (universal or targeted assessment to those with the greatest health-care ...eneral practices and compared (1) universal versus targeted assessment and (2) subsequent management by hospital outpatient geriatric team versus the primary-ca...

The anti-arthritic effects of bee venom

...nes involved in immune reactions. Thus, Melittin's targeted inactivation of inflammation may hold the key to the anti-arthritic effects of bee venom. "The potency of melittin in the inhibition of the inflammatory response may be ...

Study of cancer trials finds significant safety improvement

...afety had made a difference and if the addition of targeted therapies, which tend to be less toxic, had also h... patient safety regulations, the use of less-toxic targeted therapies, and improvements in supportive care, such as new treatments for chemotherapy-induced anem...

Engineered stem cells can home in on tumors and deliver drug payload in mice

...interferon beta gene could provide a sustained and targeted effect directly to cancer cells. For each of the two cancer types, the researchers tested three groups of mice against each other: one was an untreated control group; another was injected with interferon beta daily under the skin for three we...

Socio-economic factors sway African-Americans

...or nicotine addition, greater mass media-based and targeted educational strategies (i.e. low income), public policy measures such as restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces, industry restrictions on store advertisements and promotions, and increases in cigarette excise taxes would help to redu...

Gene-silencing technique offers new way to fight drug-resistant leukemia

...licated by the recognition that resistance to even targeted therapies can develop. In the case of Gleevec, for...The Lyn kinase is therefore a good candidate for a targeted therapy. "We know that patients treated with Gleevec can develop mutations in the BCR-ABL1 protein,...

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