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ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure

...blood pressure, ACE inhibitors work less well than alternatives in black patients. "This analysis confirms and extends to all races ALLHAT's original conclusion that diuretics are the right first-line therapy for high blood pressure. While some other recent studies have evaluated newer therapies (including drug c...

'Nanoshells' simultaneously detect and destroy cancerous cells

...pproach has some significant advantages over other alternatives that are under development, according to Drezek. For instance, optical imaging is much faster and less expensive than other medical imaging techniques. Gold nanoparticles are also more biocompatible than other types of optically active nanoparticles,...

Seattle inventor to receive Henry Heimlich Award

...oses unethical human experimentation, and promotes alternatives to animal research....

Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries

...wn carotid angioplasty and stenting, pre-operative alternatives to CABG surgery, can be performed with a low combined stroke and death rate in high-risk patients with carotid stenosis. "As a result of the SAPPHIRE study, pre-CABG carotid angioplasty with or without stenting has replaced CEA-CABG at several center...

Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program

...n, and tofu and soy beverages should be allowed as alternatives to milk for women. Overall, the proposed additions, deletions, and substitutions would make it possible for the WIC program to provide a wider variety of foods without raising the total cost of the food packages, the committee concluded. The avera...

Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers

...ry-a surgical technique which uses high-technology alternatives to needles and knives. We advocate using these techniques whenever possible in high-risk settings to further protect health care workers from accidental transmission," added Makary. Sharpless surgical techniques include laparoscopy, electrocau...

Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks

...d her colleagues say, it will be important to find alternatives or additions to tPA. She cites current and planned clinical trials of drugs that may reduce the risk of hemorrhage, such as beta blockers or other adjuvant drugs, or new experimental clot-busters. "According to those surveyed, risk from tPA would ha...

Magnetic stimulation treatment for depression helping difficult-to-treat cases at UT Southwestern

...r. Husain said. "We need better and more treatment alternatives for depression. Our hope is that this will prove to be another option for people who suffer from this devastating disease." To be eligible for the study, individuals must be 18 to 70 years old, have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder that...

Test predicts risk of blood clots in women receiving tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer

...cians to identify some women who should either use alternatives to tamoxifen or, if good alternatives are not available, use a blood thinner while taking tamoxifen. "Other factors contributing to blood ...

Mayo Clinic: Biomarker that may improve quality of life during treatment for colorectal cancer

...e nerves from the toxic effects of oxaliplatin and alternatives to oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy. Mayo Clinic researchers are investigating both possibilities. Collaboration and Support In addition to Dr. Grothey, the Mayo Clinic research team included Erin Green; Daniel Sargent, Ph.D.; Scott Williamson; and ...

Federal NIH office clears Ohio State research program

...hether the institution had adequately searched for alternatives to using animals in the project. Through a series of letters between the university and OLAW over four months, officials outlined the safeguards and procedures followed by the Institutional Laboratory Animal Care and Use Committee (ILACUC), the inter...

May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...th care services delivery, it is necessary to find alternatives to unnecessary specialty care, especially given the staggering extent of morbidity burden within the population. Comorbidity and the Use of Primary Care and Specialist Care in the Elderly By Barbara Starfield, M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.G.P., et al HIGH...

Chemotherapy options improve for patients with advanced colorectal cancer

...discomfort, meaning it is important to investigate alternatives substituting the infusion of 5-FU by oral agents. "This study for the first time shows that an oral based Cap/Ox regimen is able to substitute for the complex intravenous 5-FU 2-drug- or 3-drug-combination in colorectal cancer. Large trials are unde...

Arteries bio-engineered from elderly cells

... Aging Research. "There is a great need for viable alternatives to our current available options for treating patients with coronary artery or peripheral arterial disease," said Niklason, an associate professor of both anesthesiology and biomedical engineering. "In this current study, we took vascular cells from ...

Cancer researcher Susan Horwitz wins Alpert prize for Taxol work

... similar to Taxol. Such new drugs may offer useful alternatives for Taxol in cases where the drug is poorly tolerated, or ineffective....

Drugs for blood pressure and seizures among treatments recommended for essential tremor

...gs used to regulate blood pressure can be used as alternatives to propranolol and primidone. The anti-seizure drugs gabapentin (as monotherapy) and topiramate are also recommended. "Side effects can accompany each of these medications," said Zesiewicz. "If side effects become too adverse, doctors and patients ca...

New guidelines: Common drugs can calm essential tremor

...gs used to regulate blood pressure can be used as alternatives to propranolol and primidone. The anti-seizure drugs gabapentin (as monotherapy) and topiramate were also recommended. The panel found modest evidence to recommend injections of botulinum toxin A for limb, head, or voice tremors. Surgery can be recom...

Household dust is main source of flame retardants in humans

...BDEs from household products and replace them with alternatives that are effective in reducing hazards related to fires and that do not accumulate in the environment. PBDEs are released into the environment at their manufacturing sources and also through everyday product wear and tear, which is the presumed sourc...

Study warns against global use of old asthma medicines for kids' coughs

...s drug was widely abandoned in the U.S. when safer alternatives became available for the immediate relief of wheezing," says Richard L. Gorman, M.D., chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs. The review appears in the July issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collabor...

New anti-blood-thinning drug not as safe as protamine

...out the risks and benefits. Because of the limited alternatives available to us at this point, the benefits of protamine still exceed the risks, at least until we find something better." One of the strengths of heparinase I trial, both Stafford-Smith and Newman pointed out, was the use of human simulators -- a "d...

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