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Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives

...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, a tiny ba...

Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy

...eplacement for Pompe disease asone of the advanced therapies we offer in our new outpatient children'sfacility in the near future."...

Medicare Approves UM Medical Center For Lung Transplants

...on, lung volume reduction surgery for emphysemaand therapies for pulmonary hypertension....

Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs

...at any time in history, and we need to bring those therapies into the clinic for further evaluation. Colvin continued, "However, such advances have come as funding todevelop new treatments remains limited. Thus, the research support provided by Targon will enable our scientists to pursue pathways to ne...

"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science

... specific treatment, optimization of existing drug therapies (cocktails) and accelerated new drug discovery State College, PA-- February 25, 1998 -- Science reported, in its 20 February 1998 issue, a novel AIDS directed technology developed by Dr. Marc Hellerstein of the University of California at Berkel...

Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder

...o the bloodstream more gradually. Current therapies for GAD fall into two drug groups: sedatives calledbenzodiazepines, including Valium and Xanax; and buspirone. Davidson said bothdrug categories have serious limitations. While sedatives help reduce symptoms, they can cause physiologicdepend...

Acceptability Of Alternative Health Care Growing In U.S.

... Some insurershave found that covering alternative therapies is cost effective. "Insurance companies are increasingly covering alternative practices and this may providemore equitable care," Gordon said. Alternative practitioners use several marketing strategies to reach patient-consumers. They...

Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure

...llsto reach their targets. In addition, first-time therapies may fail becausetherapeutic drug molecules are too...d Lamborghinis. But they don'tthink "can these new therapies get through the doorway?" says Rakesh Jain, the A.Werk Cook Professor of Radiation Oncology at Massa...

Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms

...ved by the FDA for treatment of acutestroke, other therapies being developed may also work better when given as soonas possible. In December, 1996 the NINDS hosted a historic Symposium on Rapid Identificationand Treatment of Acute Stroke, attended by representatives of more than 50organizations concerned with ...

Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered

... drug interventions because we now know that these therapies can makeboth medical and economic sense," he said. The research findings are reported in the May issue of AIDS. Co-investigatorsare James G. Kahn, MD, MPH, UCSF associate professor of health policy andepidemiology, and Joseph Saba, MD, clinical rese...

Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests

...hat CLA may have some advantages over current drug therapies on overall health. "When rats are given TZD, they get fatter. CLA makes them leaner, which has obvious advantages," she says. "In obese animals we saw a 10 percent reduction in body fat, and in lean animals we saw a 25 percent reduction in body fat."...

University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Study Confirms Efficacy Of Taxol Regimen In The Treatment Of Advanced Lung Cancer

...nslational research that rapidly brings new cancer therapies from thelaboratory bench to the patient's bedside. For additional information aboutthis study, please contact the UPCI's Cancer Information and Referral Servicetoll-free at (800) 237-4PCI(724)....

ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths

...n and drugs such as beta-blockers and thrombolytic therapies proven toreduce deaths from heart attack. Thrombolytic, or "clot-busters" and aspirin break up blood clots that canobstruct the blood vessels leading to the heart, while beta-blockers andACE-inhibitors relax the blood vessels. On the downside, ACE-in...

Over 6,000 Technical Presentations Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Boston, August 23 - 27

... and gene and cell therapy Malaria therapies History of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry Biostable polymers for medical use Multiple chemical sensitivity Fate of turf grass chemicals and pest management Internationa...

New Guidelines Stress Early Potent Drug Cocktails, Individualized Therapy

...CE, R.I.--Early, potent combination antiretroviral therapies continueto offer the best hope for preventing AIDS...the American MedicalAssociation. The drug cocktail therapies are responsible for up to a 75 percentdecline in HIV-related sickness and death where they are avail...

Powerful AIDS Drugs May Promote Heart Disease

...m their arms, legs and buttocks. "As the available therapies are allowing people to live longer, we need tocons...and it certainly must be clarifiedwhether specific therapies are putting patients at increased risk for thesesystemic diseases," says lead author Krista Dong, M....

UCSF Study Finds Drug Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Tanzania And Thailand For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

...e drug interventions because we nowknow that these therapies can make both medical and economic sense," he said.In previous studies in the U.S., the AIDS Clinical Trial Group of the NationalInstitutes of Health found treatment with AZT beginning at the 28th week ofpregnancy reduced mother-to-child HIV transmis...

Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy

...ce hearing loss caused by one ofthe most effective therapies for brain tumors. The VA/OHSU team found that treatment with sodium thiosulfate (STS)significantly reduced hearing loss in 29 brain tumor patientsreceiving the chemotherapy agent carboplatin delivered by opening theblood-brain barrier. ...

Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer Center

...ongs to a class of drugs known asanti-angiogenesis therapies that are intended to block the growth of bloodvessels in and around tumor cells, thereby starving the tumor by cutting off itssupply of nutrients and oxygen. Many cells produce VEGF to help stimulate the growth and migration of bloodvessels that sup...

Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer Center

... Inc., is one of the first agentsin a new class of therapies that have been shown to inhibit the actions of anatural body chemical, called Matrix Metalloproteases (MMPs), that breaks downthe material between cells to make room for new cellular growth. There is good reason for enthusiasm about this drug becau...

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