Tag: "capsules" at medical news
Drug eluting nanostructured coatings enable targeted drug therapy for orthopedic patients
... have progressed from the teaspoon to time-release capsules
to drug-eluting stents. Nanotechnology promises yet another advance by delivering therapeutic agents at desired rates exactly where needed in the body. In a paper presented at the NSTI Nanotech 2007 Conference, researchers at the University of Califo...
Alpharma presents positive pharmacokinetic study results
...ted to alcohol. About KADIAN Capsules KADIAN capsules
are an extended-release oral formulation of morphi...sic is needed for an extended period of time. The capsules
can be taken once-daily (q24h) or twice-daily (q12h), as prescribed, to provide up to 24 hours of pa...
Scientists progress in successful tissue engineering
...d the third a scaffold incorporating timed-release capsules
of osteogenic protein-1 together with cells. The constructs were maintained for 4 weeks and then analyzed for the presence of chondrocytes and production of proteoglycan. Results showed successful tissue engineering of the chondrocytes on scaffolds ...
New study: Pine bark significantly reduces endometriosis
...tients who supplemented with Pycnogenol took 30 mg capsules
orally twice daily for 48 weeks immediately after morning and evening meals. Patients who received the Gn-RHa therapy received injected leuprorelin acetate depot, 3.75 mg intracutaneously, six times every four weeks for 24 weeks. (Leuprorelin treatme...
...or cell types, you need a good carrier: nanoscopic capsules
with surface elements that can "recognize" the tar... date, all methods for the production of such tiny capsules
require preorganized structures or "molds" to shape hollow spheres and most methods require a length...
Garlic hope in infection fight
... The research will look at whether taking garlic capsules
can disrupt the communication system of the pathog...d and blood tests carried out to ensure the garlic capsules
are safe. Dr Alan Smyth of the University's School of Human Development, who is leading the projec...
Pulsating gels could power tiny robots
As a kid, did you ever put those little capsules
into warm water and watch them grow into dinosaurs? When certain gels are put into a solution, they will not only expand, but also contract again, repeatedly, as if the little dinosaur grew and shrank over and over. The way those gels change shape ...
Pine tree bark reduces diabetic leg ulcers
...50 mg Pycnogenol as oral treatment and 100 mg from capsules
as powder placed on the ulcerated area (local); Group 2 participants received oral treatment Pycnogenol with 150 mg; Group 3 received 100 mg of local treatment and Group 4 received no medical care, other then the same ulcer care as the other subjects...
Avoiding house dust mites and changing diet proves ineffective
...atty acids to use in food preparation and food oil capsules
were added to the child's formula or to solid foods from the age of 6 months. While this dietary intervention did alter blood levels of fatty acids, the rate of asthma, wheezing, eczema or atopy did not differ between the groups who did and did no...
Consumption of fish oil does not appear to protect against abnormal heart rhythms
...mly assigned to receive 2 grams/day of fish oil in capsules
(n = 273) or placebo capsules
(n = 273) for a median (midpoint) period of 356 days. In total, 75 patients (27 percent) in the fish...
Melatonin improves mood in winter depression
...s to one of three treatment groups, taking placebo capsules
or melatonin in the morning or afternoon for three weeks. After four years of study, they concluded that, similar to persistent jet lag, circadian misalignment is a major part of SAD. Most patients, typically phase-delayed types or "night owls," hav...
Cinnamon, cloves improve insulin function, lower risk factors for diabetes, cardiovascular disease
...tes were divided into four groups, which then took capsules
with either 0, 1, 2, or 3 grams of cloves for 30 d...iduals with diabetes who had not been taking clove capsules
showed no differences. Serum HDL was not affected by consumption of cloves. The people with diabe...
Delayed-release stimulant used to treat ADHD may be less subject to abuse
...Concerta, the drug passes slowly through a hole in capsules
that do not dissolve, reducing the possibility that the gradual-release feature might be bypassed. Study participants received the two medications at dosages designed to produce comparable peak levels in the blood and brain. Twelve adult volunteers,...
Wrinkled membranes create novel drug-delivery system
...ial engineering, has created temperature-sensitive capsules
that can release drugs on demand. The capsules, wh...her" through a polymerization process. Cooling the capsules
by 10 degrees Celsius causes the capsules
to crumple and collapse like deflated beach balls, releasi...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...in in 2005. Patients in these trials take curcumin capsules
daily. A number of ongoing chemoprevention trials at M. D. Anderson are focusing on reducing chronic inflammation, which has lately been associated with cancer development. An agent of current interest in these investigations is Celebrex, given ...
Capsules effective in treating acute manic and mixed episodes of Bipolar I Disorder
...ied the efficacy of carbamazepine extended-release capsules
(CBZ-ERC, Equetro) in patients with manic or mixed episodes of Bipolar I Disorder over six months. Data from this open label study was presented by UNC researchers last week at the 18th annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in Las Vegas...
The nude mouse tale: Omega-3 fats save the life of a terminal cancer patient
...to take high dose of fish oil and golden algae oil capsules
daily, D.H. also reduced corn-based foods from his diet. Corn contains omega-6 fatty acids that Pardini said are found to increase cancer growth. Pardini is optimistic of what his findings may contribute to cancer treatment. "We have good evidence f...
Cranberry usage common for urinary tract infections
... used cranberry juice, two used cranberry pills or capsules
and two used dried cranberries. None reported that they gave cranberry because they were concerned about side effects or traditional therapy or because they ran out of antibiotics. Only 12 parents had been advised by a health professional to try cran...
Potent spice works to block growth of melanoma in lab test
...uman clinical trials, testing the ability of daily capsules
of curcumin powder to retard growth of pancreatic cancer and multiple myeloma. Another Phase I trial is planned for patients with breast cancer, and given this news of curcumin's activity in melanoma, animal studies will soon begin, Aggarwal says. Gr...
Key milestone in antifungal treatment for severe asthma
...lergy to one or more fungi, allocated itraconazole capsules
or matching dummy capsules
for 8 months. So far 26 patients (25% of the total required) have been enrolled. Allergy to fungi ...