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Hospitalists should work with patients' primary care physicians, according to
...ientwants to be resuscitated or receive aggressive treatments
-- details patientsoften discuss with their primary care physician, according to the researchers. Although there are ethical concerns that arise using this model of care,hospitalists have the potential to create solutions to these issues, saidPantil...
Obesity drugs not a quick fix for achieving weight loss
...nues to increase.Although the search for effective treatments
has intensified, only a smallnumber of obese people lose their excess weight and keep it off. Once thought of as little more than "letting yourself go," obesity now istreated as an illness that has genetic, behavioral, environmental and medicalcompon...
Elderly should receive the same cancer care as young people
... Ageism in healthcare staff, lack of awareness of treatments
available and beliefs or fears of patients and the...hat we must now ascertain which investigations and treatments
are effective and acceptable to older people and, in particular, find the answers on how to manage c...
Stress common in AIDS victims who respond well to drug therapy
...ashers, "Some people now believe that the improved treatments
means thatunsafe sex isn't as big a problem, because ifthey get infected, they can begin treatment. What they don't realize is thatthere are significant problems associated with a lifeon antiretroviral therapy."...
New anti-angiogenic proteins discovered
...sel formation and may have applicationsin creating treatments
for a broad range of tumor types. The discovery of these two proteins and their anti-angiogenic activity isdescribed in the August 13, 1999 issue of Journal of Biological Chemistry. Thepaper may be accessed at http://www.jbc.org . The team, ...
UCSF Cancer Center joins elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated centers
...ents in existing drug regimens andradiotherapeutic treatments
are underway at UCSF. BASIC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: The work of laboratory scientists focuses on understanding normal cellularprocesses and replication, and discovering the underlying molecular and geneticcauses of cancer when these processes go aw...
First NIH clinical trial for interstitial cystitis begins
...cted first for testing because patients preferoral treatments
and studies suggest that each drug uniquely target... says Nyberg. "And we are exploring otherpossible treatments
to evaluate in subsequent trials." J. Richard Landis, Ph.D., at the University of Pennsylvania Schoo...
Anti-diabetic drug found to dramatically reduce symptoms of bowel disease that affects millions worldwide
...in our study has been used fora long time to study treatments
for inflammatory bowel disease, and manypharmacol...e've been searching for more effective, safer oral treatments
forulcerative colitis," says Wu. Using cell cultures, the researchers are also discovering how TZ...
Sleep plays role in managing childhood chronic pain
..." said Lewin. Fortunately, many of the behavioral treatments
used to combat pain can also beapplied to improving children's sleep. Relaxation techniques, for example, canlessen feelings of pain and reduce anxiety that may interfere with sleep. Distraction techniques, like counting backwards by threes, are use...
Study suggests potential new approach to glaucoma therapy
...lusions may contribute to more than finding better treatments
forglaucoma. "The significance of their findings may go far beyond glaucoma, withbroad pathophysiologic and therapeutic implications for neurodegenerative andneurovascular diseases in general," Kaufman wrote. For now, however, the research is focusin...
A leading cause of blindness may be controlled by simple course of oral
...ia and Tanzania. Village-by-village comparison of treatments
showed thatthree doses of oral azithromycin at one-week intervals reduced levels ofchlamydial infection significantly more than the standard tetracycline regimendelivered by health providers. Furthermore, village-wide treatment withazithromycin resu...
American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology update guidelines for treatment of heart attack
... Bypass surgery or angioplasty are the preferred treatments
for patientswho are in cardiogenic shock and under 75 years of age. (Cardiogenic shock, inwhich the heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body, is the mostsevere complication of heart attacks and is the number one cause of death amonghear...
Double transplant frees patient from need for immunosuppressive drugs
...reatening infections. The disease has nocure, and treatments
designed to help patients live longer have varying levelsof success. Bone marrow transplantation is tried for some patients, but manyrecipients experience graft-versus-host disease and others are unable towithstand the usual preparation for the proc...
Unprotected anal sex increasing in San Francisco
...se by getting infected." New combination therapy treatments
don't work for everyone, and for some men,they result in terrible side effects, said Ekstrand. The emergence and spreadof resistant strains of HIV is also a danger. Although rates of new HIV infection in San Francisco have remained stable at twoperc...
One of first bone marrow transplants for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in the United States is approved for Oregon girl
... increasingly aggressive therapy. Inspite of these treatments
Mollie continues to suffer," said David Tilford, M.D.,a Kaiser Permanente pediatrician who was among a group of the HMO's physicianswho reviewed Mollie's case and approved her for an autologous bone marrowtransplant. "Having exhausted the con...
Alcohol researchers identify new medication that lessens relapse risk
...armacologic agents to work withstandard behavioral treatments
in the treatment of alcoholism. Prospects forimproving treatment outcome have never been better," said Enoch Gordis, M.D.,Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a component of theNational Institutes of Health. Naltrexone, anoth...
Nortran Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Hoechst Marion Roussel announce collaborativeagreement
...-targeted molecules, Nortran focuses on developing treatments
forserious medical conditions and illnesses affecting large numbers of people. Nortran's current drugs in development target life-threatening arrhythmias ofthe heart, acute cough and pain management. Nortran operates a website at http://www.nortra...
Federal, private funding to establish inflammatory disease center at UNC
...ist. Patients being studied during various treatments
will be seen inclinical research units at both the schools of dentistry and medicine, Floodsaid. The chief corporate sponsor, which will provide over $300,000 to thecenter yearly, is the Sunstar Corp. of Japan. Other corporate sponsors areOp...
Non-drug techniques help reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia
...a on more than2,000 patients in 33 studies of drug treatments
-- including antidepressants,muscle relaxants, and...ti-inflammatory drugs -- and 16 studies ofnon-drug treatments
--such as aerobic exercise, relaxation, and cognitivebehavioral techniques. The researchers used a...
Physical exercise improves cancer patients' health
...he Alberta Cancer Board. "Cancer diagnosis and its treatments
are often associated with negative sideeffects that diminish quality of life," says Kerry S. Courneya, Ph.D., lead authorof the study. "Overall, the studies have consistently demonstrated thatphysical exercise following cancer diagnosis has a positi...
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