Tag: "therapies" at medical news
Rebound of HIV and reappearance of HIV reservoirs in patients treated with IL-2& combination antiretroviral drugs following cessation of therapy
...HIV from thebody with currently available anti-HIV therapies
is unlikely because the viruscan hide in sanctuari...fically target thehiding places of HIV, as well as therapies
that preserve and enhanceHIV-specific immunity." In the current report, the authors discuss two pati...
Mayo Clinic investigates new device to regulate beating of the heart and improve pump function
...rt failure." Until now, traditional heart failure therapies
have included: medications, lifestyle modifications and heart transplant. Heart failure affects about five million people in the United States. This debilitating disease is the most frequent cause of hospitalization for people age 65 and older, and...
'Biochemical storm' following brain trauma, an important factor in treatment
...lthough a number of studies recently have assessed therapies
for traumatic brain injury, currently no effective treatment exists."Emergency room medical personnel often talk about a golden hour, that if you don't get a person into treatment within the first hour or so after an injury, a lot of damage has been ...
Yale prostate cancer study shows newer implant therapy has fewer side-effects, could lead to better treatment outcomes
...y of complication rates from two radiation implant therapies
for prostate cancer shows that the newertherapy, P...frequently prescribed implant treatment, but newer therapies
have emerged, includingPalladium-103. Prostate cancer implant programs using either Iodine-125 or Pa...
Research challenges conventional thinking on ways to treat prostate cancer
... hormones fuel prostate cancer growth. That's why therapies
that block the production of androgen - or testost...vels to decline. But despite initial success with therapies
that block testosterone production, prostate tumors inevitably return and are resistant to further t...
HDL -- 'good' cholesterol -- helps bypass surgery
...isease, she says. "We need to make greater use of therapies
that help raise the levels of HDL cholesterol in patients who have had heart surgery," Foody says. She adds that perhaps the use of certain drugs such as niacin and gemfibrozil, which regulate cholesterol levels, could help raise HDL cholesterol eit...
New sterol spread can reduce bad cholesterol
...he 20 percent reductions associated with some drug therapies
for high cholesterol, a five percent drop in the bad LDL looks pretty small. But in terms of public health significance, five percent translates into potentially millions of reduced heart attacks." Co-authors include Michael H. Davidson, M.D.; Denise...
Study examined switching rates between Allegra® (fexofenadine HCl) and Claritin®
...from Allegra to Claritin. "Usage data about newer therapies
is important for managed care organizations to analyze so they can understand physician and patient preferences," said Lewis Roht, M.D., Director of Drug Surveillance and Epidemiology at Hoechst Marion Roussel. Other Studies Other data presented at...
Seattle researchers uncover structure of blood-clotting protein involved in most common form of hemophilia
...III also could lead to the development of improved therapies
to treat hemophilia A. The current standard of treatment for hemophilia A involves injecting recombinant human factor VIII at the time of injury, or when symptoms of hemorrhage surface. While this form of protein-replacement therapy works in the majo...
Honey as medicine
...With increasing interest in the use of alternative therapies
and asthe development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreads, honey may finally receive its duerecognition....
Business and political leaders honored for their commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS
...s generosity has made itpossible for us to improve therapies
and start down the path to a vaccine. Wewill win ...cal Center. The Center focuses on testing new AIDS therapies
in a rapid and scientificallysound way and to assess their potential value in patients. From the in...
NIH grant keeps University of Maryland on the cutting edge of complementary and alternative medicine
...atments for pain, including acupuncture, mind/body therapies
and herbal remedies. The grant establishes the Un... Complementary medicine is a term used to describe therapies
and diagnostic techniques that many consider to be outside of mainstream Western medicine. Complemen...
How long-term alcohol consumption can damage the immune system
..."then we can develop therapies. You can't develop therapies
if you don't know what the problem is."...
Black breast cancer patients given appropriate treatment do as well as whites, finds University of Pittsburgh researcher
... Dignam. "Also, it is imperative that established therapies
be uniformly delivered to all patients in accordance with their anticipated clinical prognosis." When patients of the same stage are compared across racial lines, black women more often show characteristics associated with poorer prognosis, such as...
OHSU scientists seek to advance the study of human disease by taking steps to clone identical monkeys through embryo splitting
...t always effective test subjects for human illness therapies
due to the fact that some human diseases do not surface when genetically introduced into mice. For years, scientists have considered the use of monkeys to study these forms of illnesses. However, the lack of identical, non-human primate models has po...
Bristol-Meyers Squibb submits NDA for new formulation of once daily videx(R)(didanosine)
... has been a leader in the search to find effective therapies
for HIV/AIDS for more than a decade," said Rick Wi...quibb is committed to research and development for therapies
to fight infectious diseases. Together with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, the Company has p...
Gene therapy reverses heart disease in mice
...rance. "There is a medical need for effective new therapies
to treat people with high cholesterol levels," Duverger says. Eventually scientists may devise an apoE gene therapy to protect against heart disease that can be administered by injection every couple of years. The most stunning finding occurred at a...
MCG researchers find clues in process that enables working memory
...e levels cause uncontrolled movement. Current drug therapies
target a different class of receptors, rather than dopamine D1 receptors. Dr. Bergson already is looking for other proteins that participate in the communication process that ultimately leads to working memory. She also is looking to see if mutatio...
Anti-cocaine vaccine produces antibodies and is shown to be safe in Phase 1 study conducted by Yale researcher
...serious problem for which there are no alternative therapies
available." Such a product, Kosten said, would be complementary to behavioral therapy in overcoming cocaine addiction. This vaccine would target the more than two million regular cocaine users in the United States alone. Of these, 900,000 seek treatm...
Hospital stays of three days for uncomplicated heart attack
...ating the value, or cost effectiveness, of medical therapies
is the cost to society to add a year of life with the treatment in question. In the case of low-risk heart attack patients, saving 16 patients by keeping more than 22,000 hospitalized for one extra day translates into a cost of more than $105,000 to...
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