Tag: "tested" at medical news
Study Questions Common Practice Of Steroid Administration To Induce Lung Development In Premature Infants
...o prevent chronic lungdisease. The trial tested
whether giving the drug to premature infants on aventilator at two weeks of age was more effective than waiting until four weeksof age. Babies were randomized to one of two groups: the first group started atwo-week course of dexamethasone treatment ...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...ster trauma systems design. TRAMAH was applied and tested
from two different perspectives. The first assumedthat no existing trauma care resources were present. Resources were thus locatedas if the state were a "clean slate." The second perspective began with theexisting configuration of trauma resources an...
Area of Research Outlined For Promising New Cancer Drugs
...or growth andspreading, but they have not yet been tested
in humans, and the medicalcommunity remains cautious. Both angiostatin and endostatin evidently interfere with the tumors'ability to synthesize new capillaries from pre-existing blood vessels, a processcalled angiogenesis. Essentially, the t...
Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered
...ysis "demonstrates that theinterventions initially tested
in the U.S. and other wealthy countries can leadto affordable public health strategies in poorer countries." But several stepsmust occur, he noted, for this to happen: shorter therapy and other changes tominimize resource use; careful evaluation of ...
Does Europe Need The WHO?
...s). The WHO can also become a source of tried and tested
knowledge for countries as they reform their healthcare systems and provide a useful framework for implementing change. Finally the historical role of WHO as guardian of international public health should not be forgotten as diseases such as diphthe...
Earliest Warning Sign Indicates Need To Test For Condition Associated With Fetal Deaths
...ionitis should be suspected and patients should be tested
for the condition. "The presence of one or more clinical signs or symptoms was found to be both a sensitive and specific screening method for suspected chorioamnionitis," Gugino said. "This finding suggests that it would be prudent to tak...
Study Leads To New Standard Of Care For Treating Unstable Angina: Heart-Attack
Risk Reduced By 47% With Use Of Tirofiban
...ina and a full-blown heart attack), theresearchers tested
the effectiveness of tirofiban in addition to heparin andaspirin [PRISM-PLUS]. They found that tirofiban -- in combination withheparin/aspirin --resulted in a 47% risk-reduction for heart attack within thefirst week of treatment, and a 30% risk-redu...
Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation
...sue of Psychosomatic Medicine . Blood was tested
twice in a three-month period for fibrinolysis and coagulation factors in healthy volunteers. Initial psychological assessments were made in 334 men, and a group of 15 exhausted volunteers was selected. Exhausted subjects evidenced impaired fibrino...
Drug's Effect On Chromosomes May Explain Second Cancers
...t ontelomeres, said Muller. Eventually, they tested
etoposide. Itwas positive beyond all belief. It knocked our socks off; we thought itwas a mistake. Next, they looked for the effect in cancer cells grown in the laboratory.Again, etoposide damaged the telomeres. Thats what p...
Effect Of Sildenafil (ViagraTM) On Quality Of Life Parameters In Men With Broad-Spectrum Erectile Dysfunction
...eatment and at 12 weeks. Overall, a segment of men tested
with better mental and physical health as compared to three months previously. They felt they had improved well-being, less depression,and better self-control. Some patients on sildenafil felt they had a moresatisfactory relationship with their par...
Nitrosamines Play Important Role In Cancer Linked To Smoking
... and ex-smokers, Hecht adds. Many agents havebeen tested
in mice, and phase I clinical trials for the leading candidate, anisothiocyanate called PEITC, are being initiated. # # # # Researcher contact: Dr. Stephen S. Hecht, 612-624-7604 (phone); 612-626-5135(fax); firstname.lastname@example.org (email);...
Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease
...lines, homeless shelters and low-income hotels and tested
them for HIVinfection. For those HIV-positive people on protease inhibitors, theresearchers looked at three measures of adherence: self-report, random pillcounts, and a digital cap that registered whenever the pill bottle was opened.Looking at 151 H...
UCSF Study Finds Drug Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Tanzania And Thailand
For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women
...ysis "demonstrates that theinterventions initially tested
in the U.S. and other wealthy countries can leadto affordable public health strategies in poorer countries." But several stepsmust occur, he noted, for this to happen: shorter therapy and other changes tominimize resource use, careful evaluation of ...
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
...sted each drug's effect on the arteries. The drugs tested
included older drugssuch as ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, methysergide and its metabolitemethylergometrine as well as newer drugs such as sumatriptan, naratriptan,zolmitriptan and rizatriptan. Compared to sumatriptan, all drugs were more apt to caus...
Epilepsy Drug Found To Stop Cocaine's Effects In Animals
... GVG's anti-cocaine effects, however, have been tested
more extensivelyin animals than any of the previou...e useful in the treatment of drug addiction. They tested
theirsurprising hypothesis over the past several years, and arrived at theconclusions published toda...
Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina
...at Duke. The drug Eptifibatide, originally tested
to reduce complications duringand after angioplasty, was studied in the present trial on 10,948 patients in 27countries to confirm its benefits in patients with unstable angina. Researcherssaid the drug works by inhibiting the receptor that causes pl...
Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser
...on average. At the start of the study, researchers tested
all the participants to determinetheir levels of depression and anxiety, and to see what their attitudes wereabout arthritis and disease in general. They also asked how helpfulparticipants thought it was to take the specific medications they had, an...
Tiny Pellets Could Deliver Alzheimer's Drugs
...sing restricted openings and crowding." Saltzman tested
the delivery system by transplanting dying forebra...th the polymer. The microspheres have not yet been tested
in rat brains. Saltzman speculates that this drug delivery system might well offer a one-time treat...
Health Promotion: Can Scare Tactics Work?
...ed correctly, warns a team ofresearchers who field tested
one such campaign. Researchers at Michigan...educe their risk. Witte and her colleagues tested
the effectiveness of a fear campaigndesigned to reduce the risk of genital warts caused by human pap...
Magnetic Hearing Aid Could Open New "Window" For Hearing Impaired
...e. Such a device is under development and has been tested
in animals withencouraging results. Jonathan Spindel, Ph.D., a biomedical engineer andassistant professor at the University of Virginia's Department ofOtolaryngology, is preparing to take the next step toward developing a fullyimplanted prototype fo...
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