Tag: "arm" at medical news
Gene variations point to why lung cancer drugs work better in Japanese vs. US patients
...lse in the world has ever done this, with a common arm
looking at genetic differences among ethnic groups, Gandara says. Researchers looked at DNA from 156 patients who received the chemotherapy drugs paclitaxel and carboplatin in a SWOG clinical trial and one conducted by the Japan Multicenter Trial O...
Herb shows potential to reduce cancer-related fatigue
...four arms, with between 39 and 48 patients in each arm
completing the eight weeks of treatment. Treatment arms consisted of placebo, and three different daily doses of Wisconsin ginseng -- 750, 1,000 and 2,000 milligrams. Of the four treatment arms, patients receiving the placebo and the lowest dose of...
OHSU Cancer Institute shows findings of immunotherapy vaccine in prostate cancer patients
...ucel-T or placebo in accordance with the treatment arm
to which they were randomized. An immune monitori...ly 10- to 100-fold higher than measured in placebo arm
patients. Sipuleucel-T is manufactured by Dendreon Corporation. An FDA advisory committee recentl...
Study supports activity of GEMZAR in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer
...l compare the addition of GEMZAR to the paclitaxel arm
of each study. A third adjuvant trial, SUCCESS (3,... addition of GEMZAR to the paclitaxel or docetaxel arm
of the treatment regimen. For more information on these studies, log on to www.lillytrials.com or ...
Clinical data suggest potential versatility of ALIMTA-based regimens in lung cancer
...xicity and there were fewer patients in the ALIMTA arm
who experienced Grade 3/4 thrombocytopenia or a lo...dys principal investigator. Patients on the ALIMTA arm
also appeared to benefit from a lower toxicity profile. Additional data to be presented on Sunday...
Lilly studies try to shed light on impact of race
...val, the primary endpoint, on the African-American arm
was 8.7 months compared to 8.1 months in the Caucasian arm, which was not significantly different. African-Americans demonstrated slightly lower incidences of grade 3/4 toxicities (constitutional, hemorrhagic and metabolic). The ALIMTA study revie...
New device for stroke patients improves walking
...also offers a similar device for rehabilitation of arm
movement: the NESS H200. Additional devices used in stroke rehabilitation at the Hospital include the NeuroCom SMART Balance Master for objective evaluation and balance training, and the LiteGait partial-body-weight-supported treadmill. ...
Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms
... mg daily for an additional six weeks. The control arm
received placebo for the 12-week period. Patients ...ardenafil twice daily for eight weeks; the control arm
received placebo for that period. Evaluation was performed using the IPSS and the UROLIFE QoL 9. I...
UW study to clarify safety, effectiveness of hormone therapy during menopause
...tural, human form of estrogen, administered via an arm
patch, has more benefit and less negative effect than the commonly used oral form of estrogen that is synthesized in the laboratory from animal sources. Researchers also hope to find that with younger women, the natural form of estrogen therapy can ...
'Star Trek'-type scanning may reveal genetic activity of tumors, Stanford study shows
...r of dermatology at Stanford, who led the genomics arm
of the study. The study's other senior author is Michael Kuo, MD, assistant professor of interventional radiology at UCSD, who said their work will help doctors obtain the molecular details of a specific tumor or disease without having to remove bo...
Topical retinol helps reduce wrinkles associated with natural skin aging
...e all significantly reduced in the retinol-treated arm
compared with the control arm. The skin biopsies revealed that the retinol increased the production of glycosaminoglycan and procollagen, structural components of the skin. "Topical retinol improves fine wrinkles associated with natural aging," the...
Retinol lotion reduces the fine wrinkles from natural aging of skin
...atients. Lotion containing retinol was used on one arm
of each participant, while a lotion without retino...e all significantly reduced in the retinol-treated arm
compared with the control arm, according to the study, which appears in the May issue of the journal...
Genetic marker linked to aggressive prostate cancer
...er labs over the past year are located on the long arm
of chromosome 8....
NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US
...ill University in Quebec is overseeing the imaging arm
of the study and building the database of brain-behavior information. Though no child will be observed for the entire 18-year developmental span covered by the study, each one will be evaluated for several months to several years, depending on the...
Stenting of abdominal arteries offers welcome relief for 'intestinal angina'
...ter was introduced into the brachial artery in the arm
and passed downward through the aorta.) A balloon was inflated to expand a large bare metal stent, which was left in place to prop open the artery at the site of the blockage. Angioplasty and stenting were successful in 96 percent of patients, wit...
India's DBT and IAVI forge partnership to develop 'next generation' vaccine candidates
...onses alone, failing to target the second critical arm
of the human immune system. "DBT brings enormous strengths in peptide and protein design to this collaboration with IAVI," said Dennis Burton, Scientific Director of the NAC. "We believe these strengths are crucial to the rational HIV vaccine desi...
Literature review shows spinal manipulation beneficial for neck pain
... involving patients with acute neck pain, neck and arm
pain, neck pain due to whiplash, or those with headaches. In this review, chronic neck pain was defined as being a minimum of 8 weeks duration. Researchers also found that mobilization therapy was beneficial in improving patients' pain levels, with...
Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job
...lize the shoulder and can be caused by pulling the arm
out of place, by falls and other accidents. All 42 of the employees had been through surgery to repair their torn muscles or ligaments. All had already gone through weeks of traditional rehabilitation and physical therapy. Even so, none had been ju...
Revolutionizing prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype
...prototype of the first fully integrated prosthetic arm
that can be controlled naturally and provide senso... (RP 2009) team has worked to develop a prosthetic arm
that will restore significant function and sensory perception of the natural limb. Proto 1 and its v...
Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain
... which a drop of allergen is placed on a patient's arm
or back. The physician then pricks the skin through the drop, which lets the allergen enter the body. The doctor and patient then wait for a reaction, which could indicate an allergy. About one out of five participants in the study underwent a bloo...
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