Tag: "approved" at medical news

Stem cell study seeks to prevent heart failure

... recently passed an early safety test and has been approved for study in more patients at higher doses. That p...eloped by Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., is not yet an approved or marketed therapy. Blood Bank Model Experts believe that mesenchymal stem cells for many reas...

Race/ethnicity predict lipids, heart-disease risk in HIV-1 patients on protease inhibitors

...tease inhibitors among the 25 antiretroviral drugs approved for use in the United States. Protease inhibitors are one of four classes of anti-AIDS drugs, each of which attacks HIV-1 at a different point in its life cycle. To effectively suppress the virus, HIV-1-infected patients need to take a combination of...

Japan's ALOS in orbit: ESA will deliver its data to European researchers

... Based on a Memorandum of Understanding with JAXA, approved at ESA Council in December and now ready for signature, ESA will host the ALOS European Data Node (ADEN), delivering near-real time and offline data to scientific and operational users across Europe as well as Africa. ALOS has multiple objectives: ...

Studies confirm effectiveness of fentanyl lozenges for 'breakthrough' cancer pain

...s specifically developed for breakthrough pain and approved by the FDA in 1998, and is used only by patients who are already taking other narcotic pain medications. It is exponentially more potent than morphine. Current treatment for breakthrough pain typically involves so-called "rescue medication" -- a supp...

Guidelines for Yale physician interactions with pharmaceutical industry

...le University School of Medicine has developed and approved some of the most stringent guidelines for the inte...group practice composed of Yale full-time faculty, approved the guidelines in May 2005. Coleman acknowledges that guidelines alone will not eliminate conflict...

AANP and UpToDate partner to improve patient care

...ther professional medical societies. AANP also has approved UpToDate as a provider of nurse practitioner conti...nurse practitioners. In addition to being an AANP approved continuing education provider, UpToDate's point-of-care information enables NPs to have important cl...

New licensing agreement to maximize AIDS drug development

..., branded Rectogesic outside the United States, is approved and is being marketed in the United Kingdom by ProStrakan, for the treatment of pain associated with chronic anal fissures. A similar formulation of Rectogesic is currently being sold in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea. FortigelT...

Increased role for PET imaging could improve cancer care

...homa at UI Hospitals and Clinics. PET is currently approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...ect of treatment in other cancers. "For PET to be approved for monitoring treatment, clinical trials will need to demonstrate that using PET to tailor treatmen...

Minimally invasive procedure OK for wide range of aorta problems, study shows

...ast year has the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first device designed for this purpose, paving the way for more hospitals to offer it. Earlier this week, in a presentation at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons meeting, a multi-specialty U-M Cardiovascular Center team gave data from 73 patients w...

Doctors fail to recommend colon cancer tests for low-income patients

...re uninsured and pay for their care on a federally approved sliding fee scale; and 10 percent are covered by Medicare. Underuse by these groups may be due in greater part to healthcare provider- or system-level barriers rather than characteristics of the individual patients. "Organizational interventions ar...

Anti-HIV drug has potential to prevent transmission in women

...y, there is no microbicide available that has been approved for widespread use. The tenofovir study was a safety and product acceptability study and did not evaluate if the microbicide would be effective in preventing the transmission of HIV in women. Expanded safety and effectiveness testing is needed. "The...

Drug aimed at Huntington's eases chorea, the disease's hallmark feature

...ve involuntary movements of Huntingtons, and it is approved for use in several nations. In the United States, tetrabenazine is designated as an orphan drug by the FDA since its targeted to a disease directly affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the nation. The symptom that tetrabenazine treats involuntary,...

Basic research leads to a novel cancer therapy

...ctive ingredient is Sunitinib. SUTENT was recently approved for clinical use in the United States, and it is e...at least half its size. Sunitinib has not yet been approved in Germany, but approval and market entry are expected in this year. Sunitinib is administered after...

Study examines treatment to maintain blood pressure in those with disorder causing postural drops

...he effects of pyridostigmine bromide, a medication approved for other purposes, for patients with OH with promising results. For the new study, they compared the effects of pyridostigmine alone to two different combinations of pyridostigmine and midrodrine and to a placebo. A total of 58 patients (28 women ...

Efficacy of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate may depend on level of osteoarthritis pain

...d as the study's positive control because it is an approved osteoarthritis pain drug and participants would be expected to respond in a predictable way. For all trial patients, celecoxib proved most effective in providing significant pain relief, with a 70 percent response rate, compared to 64 percent for gl...

NIH grant to support research on new treatment for severe OCD

...ation. Study Details Deep brain stimulation was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1997 for the treatment of epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. DBS involves implantation of microstimulators, similar to those used in heart pacemakers, in targeted brain regions to block the nerve signals bel...

Cincinnati Children's applauds EU approval of rotavirus vaccine

...V strain of rotavirus." In February 2006, the FDA approved a rotavirus vaccine sold by Merck & Co. of Whitehouse Station, N.J., under the brand name RotaTeq. Merck, at the direction of the Food and Drug Administration, conducted a test of RotaTeq involving 68,038 babies in 11 countries. GSK conducted a test ...

International award honors M. D. Anderson President for pioneering research

...ling pathways regulated by growth factors. The FDA approved Cetuximab for treatment of advanced colorectal cancer in 2004, and it is being evaluated for efficacy in a variety of other cancers. Today, dozens of experimental drugs that act on signaling pathways are under investigation and a number have been app...

Enhanced external counterpulsation reduces angina, says University of Pittsburgh study

...esearch Lab. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved EECP as a treatment for angina in 1995. At that ti...initiated at the University of Pittsburgh, the FDA approved EECP for the treatment of heart failure in 2002. Since then, the procedure has widely been used for ...

New 'implanted contacts' designed to fix nearsightedness

...or contacts. Dr. Bowman said the lens currently is approved only for nearsightedness, but it may eventually be...earsightedness for several years in Europe and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in December. According to the FDA, a clinical study of 294 impla...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... hundred births, Down syndrome - or trisomy 21 - ... It results from a chromosomal abnormality where cells of ... (1% of the human genome). A study conducted by ... Genetic Medicine and Development at the University of Geneva ... shed light on how the extra chromosome 21 upsets ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Rajendra Singh Thursday as a "Champion of Change" ... deployment in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. ... Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Clemson,s ... hero leading the charge across the country to ... and driving policy changes at the local level ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... channels are implicated in many serious conditions such as ... potential target for drug therapies. Unfortunately, there is still ... Cambridge research provides fresh and unexpected insight into the ... components - β-subunit molecules - which are responsible for ... published in the most recent edition of the ...
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