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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...m different from other anti-viral compounds. The three
drugs are expected to reduce the "viral load" or t...sistant to drug therapy." HIV is found in three
"compartments" in the body, Bartlett said.The largest is the lymphoid tissue, such as nodes, liver a...
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
... tumors in rabbits' eyes by up to 43 percent after three
weeks. The studies are to be presented today at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. Uncontrolled growth of blood vessels fuels the runaway cell growth of malignant tumors. Other investigators also a...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...esearchers found that black premature infants were three
times more likelyto die than white premature babies. Hamvas compared birth and death certificates for all 1,563 very lowbirth-weight infants born in St. Louis with clinical data from the four St.Louis-area neonatal intensive care units during 1987-89...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...n a steady amount into the bloodstream over one to three
months. The shape and size of the polymer, which is made at Hopkins, controls the release of pain medication. "Different polymers will be available to meet the needs of a particular patient, so that patients requiring more pain control can get polym...
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
... unmanageable rejection of transplanted kidneys in three
out of four cases says a report from 13 of the country's leading transplant centers. Despite tremendous progress in regulating the immune system, stubborn or "refractory" rejection-an unrelenting immune system assault against the transplanted organ-r...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...itically ill infants survived. Of those who died, three
succumbed to their acute lung disease, and one from bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Two patients died of non-respiratory complications of prematurity. Clinical trials using PLV to treat children and adults with severe respiratory distress syndrome are ...
A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
...tesays. "Rather than a single strong beam, you get three
to five weaker beams, greatly diminishing the laser's power andperformance." To compensate for this breakdown of semiconductor laser beams -- known as "filamentation" -- Agrawal and Marciantepropose inserting two extra layers of slightly modifie...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...d a similar distribution of CD8+ T cells among the three
patient groups: 512 cells per mm3 among the HIV-infected infants with thymus defect profiles compared to 1,214 cells per mm3 among the HIV-infected without the profile and 1,191 cells per mm3 among HIV-exposed controls. The researchers estimate this...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...ter, the technique has predicted seizures by up to three
minutes in advance, according to Ivan Osorio, MD, ... in development at KU Medical Center over the past three
and a half years. Standard electroencephalograms (EEGs) can record when a seizure occurs. EEG...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...arsolution, the postmature babies exhibited nearly three
times asmany tremors of the arms, legs or hands. Ongoing research has led Smith and her colleagues to thesurprising hypothesis that the sweet taste of sugar sedatesinfants by stimulating the same brain region affected by heroin,a circuit of neurons k...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
...oratory.All of the infants had spent an average of three
months in intensive careat the University of Michigan Hospital and had survived without seriousphysical or neurological complications. Most troubling, Mangelsdorf said, was a decline in the rates of secure parent-infantrelationships in the first two...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...ch patients remained on fenfluramine for more than three
months. His analysis is published in the January/February issue of Healthy Weight Journal, a publication intended for professional dietitians and clinical weight loss personnel. Levitsky concluded that Redux not only produces a relative small wei...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...In the program, team members meet with each woman, three
to six months priorto her release, and up to five ... members alsoconduct follow-up on all participants three
and six months after release fromprison. "The first 24 hours after the women are out determines whe...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...oderately advancedHIV disease who were treated for three
months with an antiretroviraldrug cocktail show th...trial, theypreviously must have tolerated at least three
consecutive monthsof AZT therapy but never have received 3TC or a protease inhibitor. After a 35-day...
Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors
... occurredrapidly in certain patients, often within three
weeks after treatments began.After two months of treatments, tumors in several patients had decreased to asize to where they could be removed surgically. "Paclitaxel makes tumors much more sensitive to being killed by radiation,"said Safran, an assi...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...suallydo not begin to see major improvements until three
months after the procedure,and the improvement typically continues for nine to 12 months, Lowe said. Lowe said it is premature to consider using TMR as a routine surgicaloption for patients with coronary artery disease. "Right now, the ou...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
... of these patients had no stroke symptoms and only three
had a history of transient ischemic attacks, or mini-strokes, many had several risk factors for atherosclerosis. Interviews with patients who had carotid calcifications determined that 35 percent were obese; 34 percent had high blood pressure; 20 pe...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...age 80 percentdecrease in their angina score after three
months," Lowe said. "Whenwe compare the scans of ...suallydo not begin to see major improvements until three
months after the procedure,and the improvement usually continues for nine to 12 months, Lowe said. ...
Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression
...hout causing dangerous side effects. Some three
million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder,consisting of major bouts of depression followed by episodes of mania thatmay lead to disastrous decisions and actions. As many as one in fivemanic-depressives commits suicide. Until recently, l...
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective
...e clinical trials are thesuccessful culmination of three
decades of dedication and innovation by Dr.Maassab and his research team. The vaccine is likely to have a major impact onU.S. public health in the future." "Dr. Maassab's work is a reflection of the continuing significance of theU-M Depar...
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