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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
... The first protocol will enroll 24 patients who
are HIV-positive, and whoagree to be treated and followed for more than two years. All the patientswill receive a potent mixture of anti-viral drugs that includes AZT, 3TC,and ritonavir. AZT and 3TC are nucleoside analogues, which interrupt a stepin ...
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
... encouraged by these initial findings," says Brem, who
successfully uses time-release polymer discs to deliver a different anti-cancer drug directly to the brain to fight malignant tumors in people. Pending further lab research, clinical studies with malignant gliomas, the most common and deadly brain tu...
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...orgia Tech's School ofChemistry and Biochemistry who
serves as co-advisor to the project. "Now when a ...rence Bottomley, aGeorgia Tech chemistry professor who
specializes in scanning forcemicroscopy. "Other techniques require us to examine several billion mo...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...nd continuing until birth. Prematureinfants, those who
weigh less than 4 pounds, generally do not produce...Moreover, the death rate of black and white babies who
received surfactantwas not significantly different - 20 percent of white infants and 23percent of bl...
Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
...dDistinguished Research Professor William Heineman who
has studiedthe fundamental chemistry of several he...low is blocked." Heineman is an analytical chemist who
also has a great dealof experience developing sensors which can detect compounds atextremely low con...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...fter primary treatment has failed," said Dr. Saltz who
is the lead investigator of the study. "But we al...roll approximately 660 patients over the next year who
have newly diagnosed metastatic disease and have not been treated with chemotherapy or those who
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...re at highest risk for heat stroke, as are persons who
are infirm or shut-in, the authors say. Conventio... "Air-conditioners have been turned off by victims who
felt they could not afford the utility bill. Homes can become super-heated if the windows are naile...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...ective and less costly method of treating patients who
have been maintained successfully on methadone for several years. Currently, Grossman says, 117,000 people are enrolled in federally funded methadone management programs at an annual cost to the taxpayer of $4,500 per person. In addition to Grossman ...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
...fects of substance exposure in thewomb. "Newborns who
were exposed to crack looked like normal babies but didn't actlike them," said Beata Napiorkowski, the lead author of the Brown study, whichappears in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics. "Cocaine-exposedinfants were more jittery, had more mus...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...e targeted effects on thebody, said the scientists who
made the discovery. The drugs could causethe same receptor to trigger only certain of its normal effects in the body,but not others. The finding, if confirmed, could point the way to a new wave of drugs withfewer side effects for contracepti...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...lzheimer's that also may be effective for patients who
experience dementia as a result of strokes. If the...0 and 90. They also must have a relative or friend who
can take them to regular appointments and respond to researchers' inquiries. Another major drug stu...
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...y rejection. The study, which involved 73 patients who
entered the trial between September, 1993, and May...us has become our preferred treatment for patients who
experience refractory rejection following a kidney transplant," said the paper's lead author transpl...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...ctive, and improves lung function in some children who
failed to respond to conventional treatment, incre... the 13 critically ill infants survived. Of those who
died, three succumbed to their acute lung disease, and one from bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Two pat...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...ded patients with moderate, as well as mild,asthma who
were using beta-agonists along with other asthma medications. Chinchilli said the sample size of 255 patients with mild asthma from fiveparticipating medical centers is sufficient for the conclusions drawn fromthe data. He said the data are of the hi...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...every dollar now spent on people 65 to 69 yearsold who
have retired with full Social Security benefits. T...rs to reduce theemployment rate and to get workers who
aren't currently trained for thecurrent positions out of the labor force. "Certainly, I think the i...
A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
...than current semiconductor lasers. Lanzafame, who
was not involved in this research, says that semiconductor lasers offer several advantages over thegas lasers more widely used in surgery. They're more durable and more user-friendly, he says, since they have no gastanks to replace or mirrors to care...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...week's New England Journal of Medicine . Infants who
test positive for HIV can generally be divided int...nd with 3,142 cells per mm3 in 168 control infants who
were exposed to, though not infected with, HIV. The team found a similar distribution of CD8+ T cel...
Rape Victims Find Relief From Posttraumatic Stress Using The Antidepressant Zoloft.
...ant sertraline (Zoloft), four out of thefive women who
completed the open clinical study responded positively totreatment. "Sertraline reduced PTSD and related symptoms in these rape victims," theauthors report. "The mean Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) scoresdecreased by 53 percent... "If suppo...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
... in the artery, Peterson said. But, depending on who
is paying the bill, he said these procedures maybe...s form of therapy." Up to 25 percent of patients who
had angioplasty will need a repeatprocedure in the follow-up year, Mark said. With stenting, current...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...re the most expensive part of treatment. For those who
receive no benefits from anti-convulsants, surgical treatment may be an option. Having a way to predict seizures can mean a seizure would be sensed before it occurs and could be prevented. Although the technology for preventing seizures may s...
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