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Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
... "everyday" issues in the practice and delivery of oral
healthcare. This is one of the largest grants ever...reatment trends, and the prevalence of less common oral
conditions. NYU's PEARL Network draws its strength from a distinguished team of NYU senior scientist...
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
...r risk of hemorrhagic stroke in patients receiving oral
anticoagulant therapy when compared to the general population," Dr. Prologo said. It is imperative that "clinicians consider the risk-benefit ratio of therapy in patients with previously undetectable small clots in the peripheral pulmonary vasculatur...
Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers
Young adolescents believe that oral
sex is less risky to their health and emotions tha...mong their peers. They are also more likely to try oral
sex, according to a UCSF study published in the April 2005 issue of Pediatrics. "These findings sugg...
Physicians, researchers to talk about new treatments for oral, head and neck cancers
...le will be the husband of Joan Bisesi, who died of oral
cancer in 2001. A Columbus attorney, Phil Bisesi created "Joan's Fund" to raise money for oral
head and neck cancer research. It is the first organization in the United States to do such. Pat...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...ce. Although many clinical trials have shown that oral
naltrexone can be effective in treating alcohol dependence, its use in clinical practice has been limited, in part because the drug was given as a pill that patients have to take daily. "Alcoholism is a serious disease that destroys lives. As we le...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
Because of problems with adherence to a daily oral
dose of naltrexone, the effectiveness found in tre...of alcohol dependence. However, adherence to daily oral
doses can be problematic, and clinical acceptance and utility of oral
naltrexone have been limited. ...
Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes
...rus to sexual partners. They found that the use of oral
or injectable hormonal contraceptives is linked wi...to determine if the type of contraceptive (such as oral
birth control pills versus injectable Depo-Provera) affects shedding frequency. The novel finding th...
Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment
...terology and Hepatology , a nutritionally complete oral
supplement enriched with fish oil, soluble fiber a...ulcerative colitis. Moreover, people who took the oral
supplement were less likely to start corticosteroid drug therapy, which has many long-term side effe...
Once-a-month naltrexone successfully used to treat alcohol dependence
...sts. Although many clinical trials have shown that oral
naltrexone can be effective in treating alcohol dependence, its use in clinical practice has been limited, in part patients have to take the pill daily. In this trial conducted at 24 sites, 627 alcohol dependent patients were randomly assigned to rec...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
... transplant patients who were already on standard, oral
immunosuppressive therapies. Enrollment was completed in August 2001, and all subjects were followed until study completion in August 2003. Patients received either CyIS (n=26) or placebo (n=30), in addition to maintenance immunosuppression, and unde...
Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions
...acco usage (72%), tell them how tobacco can affect oral
health (periodontal disease or oral
cancers) (88%), advise them to quit (67%) and provide information on tobacco cessation when wanted (...
Combination vaccine produces lower immune response than vaccines administered separately
...ibitol phosphate-tetanus toxoid protein conjugate, oral
polio vaccine). The researchers found: "Pnc9-MenC combination vaccine administered to infants at ages 2, 3, and 4 months demonstrated reduced group C meningococcal immunogenicity compared with MenC vaccine. The immunogenicity of concomitantly adminis...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
...buterol), inhaled corticosteroid (budesonide), and oral
corticosteroid (prednisone) -- with explicit instructions on when and how to use these treatments depending on the severity and duration of the individual's symptoms. After one year, changes in lung function and the number of severe attacks did not s...
Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain
... months, including regular physical therapy, rest, oral
and intramuscular/intravenous anti-inflammatory medications, acupuncture, and epidural injections. The pain caused severe changes to the daily routines of 26 of the people, meaning that they stopped working or exercising, could walk fewer than five b...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...on et al: Manual versus powered tooth brushing for oral
health. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005 Issue 2....
Researchers determine two arthritis medications are safe and effective for children
...rtantly, we have identified a new, safe, effective oral
therapy for use in children with chronic arthritis." The study also showed that a higher dose of methotrexate than previously thought can be used safely in children and that at the increased dose there was increased efficacy. Establishing drug dosage...
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...sed risk of melanoma and cancers of the breast and oral
cavity, although the results were based on small numbers. For several children the pattern of multiple cancers including soft tissue sarcomas was consistent with underlying genetic syndromes, particularly Li-Fraumeni syndrome and neurofibromatosis t...
Program for abdominal and pelvic health offered at Rush University Medical Center
...ctly. " Dugan says other treatment options include oral
and injectable medications, nerve blocks, pelvic floor physical therapy, nutrition and diet modifications, psychological support and minimally invasive laproscopic surgery. "Rush's program focuses on issues beyond the physical - providing education o...
Treating children with chronic hepatitis C
...utaneous dose of peginterferon-alfa-2b and a daily oral
dose of ribavirin. All 62 completed the therapy according to the study protocol, save one who dropped out after developing an allergic reaction at the injection site. Twelve months later, 39 of the 61 patients (64 percent) had undetectable levels of ...
UT Southwestern researchers show new drug may help treat certain forms of leukemia
... an accelerated phase. When mice received a single oral
dose of PD166326, the mutated enzyme activity was rapidly inhibited, and the white blood count significantly decreased. Two-thirds of the PD166326-treated mice also had complete recovery from splenomegaly, an abnormal enlargement of the spleen, compa...
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