Tag: "clinical" at medical news
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...erence to daily oral doses can be problematic, and clinical
acceptance and utility of oral naltrexone have been limited. James C. Garbutt, M.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C., and colleagues conducted a study to determine the efficacy and safety of a new formulation, which releases ...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
...d not be used to increase overall survival outside clinical
trials," the authors write. "Erythropoietin may be used routinely outside of clinical
trials to increase hemoglobin levels and to reduce the need for transfusion in patients with falling...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
... a subgroup of ALLHAT, a randomized, double-blind, clinical
trial which compared high blood pressure medications. The researchers conducted this analysis to determine whether an ACE inhibitor or CCB is superior to a thiazide-type diuretic in reducing CVD incidence in racial subgroups. ALLHAT was conducted b...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
... cognitive impairment by 33 percent in a worldwide clinical
trial led by researchers at San Francisco VA Medic...(MORE). In the MORE trial, which took place at 180 clinical
sites in 25 countries, 7,705 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis were randomly assigned to take a...
Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment
...Cleveland Clinic conducted a randomized controlled clinical
trial of patients 18 and older with mild to modera...n in the dose of corticosteroids needed to control clinical
symptoms of ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the l...
2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease
... the onset of AD years and possibly decades before clinical
signs of dementia emerge. His findings point to a ...ve impairment (MCI). "This represents the earliest clinical
features of the disorder that will ultimately become Alzheimer's disease," Petersen said. "Currently...
Scientists discover way to control allergic reactions
... summer they are looking to organise a much larger clinical
trial in conjunction with Circassia, a company spun out from Imperial....
A possible new phase for rheumatoid arthritis treatment
...eumatoid arthritis, immediately after the onset of clinical
symptoms, provides a new rationale for the very ea...joints of patients within 3 months of the onset of clinical
symptoms. They assessed a panel of T cell, macrophage and stromal cell related cytokines and chemok...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
...heir higher risk profile." Lansky is director of clinical
services for interventional cardiology at New York...erian Hospital/Columbia and associate professor of clinical
medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and director of the Women's Health I...
Once-a-month naltrexone successfully used to treat alcohol dependence
... of drugs called opioid antagonists. 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 ...
Scientists to study actions of botanical oils
... The center will examine biological mechanisms and clinical
applications of polyunsaturated fatty acids derive...oject, based at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a clinical
trial designed to determine whether borage/echium oils can be used to treat asthma. "People are desp...
Belgium doctors treating critically ill infants favour legalising euthanasia
...y of end-of-life decisions in this population, the clinical
and demographic characteristics of these patients,... the impact of end-of-life-care policies on actual clinical
UK approval procedures will drive research overseas
... for UK research will "accelerate the migration of clinical
studies to other parts of the world," warn researc...ck evaluation work and accelerate the migration of clinical
studies to other parts of the world," they conclude....
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...incipal -- but not sole -- determinant to classify clinical
events as "serious" to take into account the high prevalence of malaria, tuberculosis, and other concurrent health problems in Uganda. The IOM report finds that the investigators' use of a narrow interpretation was reasonable, but it means that othe...
ACP releases 5th Edition of its respected ethics manual
... help physicians make complex decisions related to clinical
practice and medical research in a changing environment," said William E. Golden, MD, ACP Regent and chair of the ACP ethics and human rights committee that developed the new manual. "Many aspects of medicine are fundamental and timeless, and those...
Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients
...April 15 issue of Arthritis Care and Research, the clinical
journal of the American College of Rheumatology, the study used a sophisticated economic model to develop patient scenarios and compare costs of the following three therapies often used for treating pain from chronic arthritis: 1) a nonsteroidal anti...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...ensitive mass spectrometry, shows promise in early clinical
studies as the first simple test for identifying t...for Sjgrens] would be of considerable value in the clinical
field, Tomosugi says. Early diagnosis is considered key to reducing the severity of disease symptoms...
Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions
...here students from the dental school receive their clinical
training. Lewis will present findings from the study, "Dental Patients Who Use Tobacco: Attitudes Toward Tobacco Cessation Promotion" for the International Association of Dental Research and the American Association for Dental Research's annual meet...
Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients
...ter at identifying heart failure than was standard clinical
evaluation. The report will appear in the April 1...gave the optimal balance between biologic data and clinical
judgement." Congestive heart failure, which occurs when an impaired heart muscle cannot pump blood e...
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
... current or former cigarette smokers, to enroll in clinical
trials that offer screening for lung cancer. However, if such clinical
trials are not available, patients should be informed about options for lung cancer screening, which...
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