Tag: "trials" at medical news
Sharing clinical trial results with participants may be beneficial
Offering patients the results of clinical trials
that they have participated in could have a positi... his week's issue of THE LANCET. Clinical research trials
designed to improve healthcare depend on the voluntary participation of patients. However, patients ...
Study examines lessons learned at Africa's first public antiretroviral treatment clinic
...ntly established in Botswana, has had its share of trials
and errors. However, the obstacles it has encountered--and has largely overcome--can serve as valuable lessons for other developing countries trying to launch their own treatment programs, according to an article in the March 15 issue of Clinical Inf...
Breakthrough in medical research: New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients
...benefit from this new therapy. Future brain tumour trials
by the EORTC will continue to integrate clinical a...f these patients and will open the door to further trials
to expand this treatment combination. The key to the new therapy's effectiveness is that temozolomid...
Researchers close in on breast cancer vaccine
...ated to mammaglobin-A, we plan to conduct clinical trials
in patients who are at very high risk for breast cancer and in patients who have had a relapse after initial treatment," Mohanakumar says. "We want to see if giving patients the DNA vaccine can prevent or eliminate breast cancer or at least slow its ...
Stroke warning signs often occur hours or days before attack
...ommunity Stroke Project) as well as two randomized trials
(UK-TIA Aspirin Trial and European Carotid Surgery Trial)....
Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients
...of the new data which they can provide. Additional trials
will be needed to tease out the relationships between different patient characteristics, the use of the new technology, and patient outcomes, Gilliam said....
University of Manchester awarded 826k for brain science and mental health research
... science and build increased capacity for clinical trials
of new treatments. Of 326 applications received n...t aim in this initiative is to improve support for trials
of new treatments and other high quality research, to help find the most effective ways of caring fo...
New data on Orqis Medical's Cancion CRS to be reported at ACC
...re who participated in Orqis Medical's feasibility trials
in the US and Europe....
Columbia researchers receive $3 million to combat genetic killer of infants & toddlers
... Dr. De Vivo and the network will conduct clinical trials
in SMA patients with drugs that are currently under study as well as any compounds newly discovered by Dr. Stockwell, Dr. Monani and others. It is hoped that one more of these drugs candidates will significantly reduce the devastating effects of SMA...
School-based smoking prevention programs ineffective
...ed eight randomized, controlled smoking prevention trials
with follow-up smoking data through at least 12th grade or age 18. Data from the popular Project DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program were included in the final analysis. Seven of the studies, including Project DARE, showed no statisticall...
Honorary doctors, 2005
...f an HIV vaccine, the next phase of which involves trials
on patients. Karolinska Institutet and its researchers admire Nelson Mandela for his honesty and drive in identifying what needs to be done to curb the epidemic, in particular the care he has shown for those affected by the disease. This has not only...
New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval
...tion using Hexvix has undergone extensive clinical trials
in several European countries, including Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and Norway. Clinical studies aiming at obtaining similar marketing authorization in the US are ongoing....
'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI
... in the artery. Pilot studies and small randomized trials
have demonstrated that distal (situated beyond the...ace the need for well-designed randomized clinical trials
before advocating the widespread application of new technologies." (JAMA. 2005;293:1116-1118. Availa...
Older women can benefit from chemotherapy to treat breast cancer
...CALGB) analyzed data from four randomized clinical trials
of treatments for lymph node-positive breast cancer cases between 1975 and 1999. These trials
compared more aggressive with less aggressive chemotherapy regimens. A total of 6, 487 women with ...
Training could remove racial bias from police reactions
...in one hundred and sixty test trials. The earlier trials
revealed that the officers were more likely mistakenly shoot at an unarmed Black suspect than an unarmed White suspect. But in the later trails the officers were similarly conservative in their decision to fire at Black and White suspects. "Exposur...
Patient knows best when it comes to ulcerative colitis, U-M study finds
...uated accurately in clinical practice and research trials
without frequent lower endoscopies. The results fr...nts may be more willing to participate in clinical trials
of new treatments if there are not so many colonoscopies involved." Although the study favors the us...
LRRK2 gene mutation causes Parkinson's disease in several families
...disease," says Farrer. "There are already clinical trials
of mixed-lineage kinase inhibitors that may be targeted at this form of the disorder. Our objectives are to understand the molecular events that cause Parkinson's disease and to target therapeutics to halt its progression."...
New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries
...n return to sporting activity once again. Project trials
were carried out on thirty patients/sportspersons under controlled conditions at the Navarre University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, in collaboration with the Radiology Service at the hospital. The patients were subjected to magnetic r...
Infectious microorganism linked to kidney stones and other diseases
...ts. To further comprehend the implications of NB, trials
were conducted at NASA to examine NB, in a bioreactor chamber which simulates conditions of space travel. In this microgravity environment, NB was found to multiply five times faster compared to normal gravity on Earth, supporting earlier discoverie...
Plant derivative attacks the roots of leukemia
...mental drugs from the laboratory to human clinical trials
as quickly as possible. "This research is a very important step in setting the stage for future development of a new therapy for leukemia," says Jordan. "We have proof that we can kill leukemia stem cells with this type of agent, and that is good new...
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