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Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study

...ds for hospitalization and interpretations of what counts as "serious." Another concern about HIVNET 012 focused on whether cases of jaundice -- or hyperbilirubinemia -- among infants in the study were underreported. While the study investigators reported only one infant with abnormal levels of bilirubin,...

Increasing benefit seen in novel drug that treats Gleevec resistance

...ve had a hematologic response, meaning their blood counts have returned to normal, says Francis Giles, M.D., a professor of medicine in the Department of Leukemia at M. D. Anderson. Additionally, more than 70 percent of patients with the advanced "accelerated" and terminal "blast" stages of the disease have...

New guidelines recommend screening HIV-infected patients for kidney disease

...eople of African descent, those with low CD4+ cell counts or high viral loads, and people with diabetes, hypertension, or hepatitis C coinfection. All patients diagnosed with HIV should be screened for proteinuria and kidney function. "One of the major goals of the guidelines is to say we need to be doing s...

Guava and AHF Global Immunity bring low cost AIDS diagnosis to resource-limited countries

...EasyCD4 TM system for direct, absolute CD4 T cell counts available at five sites in rural locations in Uganda and South Africa. Once the feasibility of using the Guava EasyCD4 system in these regions is demonstrated, AHF Global Immunity and Guava Technologies plan to cooperate in more broadly incorporating...

Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells

...sicians, potentially enabling patients to get cell counts in theoffice without having to travel to a lab. Speaking at the CLEOmeeting, UCSD's Victor Lien will describe how marrying microfluidics(fluids moving through tiny channels) to photonics produces athousandfold reduction in size, weight, and cost for...

HIV treatment not affected by hormonal birth control

...o age, race/ethnicity, pre-HAART CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts and viral load. They investigated whether there were any effects on the two main markers of HIV disease progression, which are CD4 cell count and viral load. The researchers did not find an association between hormonal contraceptive use and changes i...

New therapy may give options to those with neuroendocrine tumors

...cts including fatigue and lowered white-blood-cell counts (neutropenia). In addition to USC/Norris, the trial was completed at UC San Francisco, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Fox Chase Cancer Center, University of Alabama, Massachusetts General Hospital, Washington University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medi...

Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX

...e risen toward pretreatment levels. Complete blood counts should be monitored weekly in patients who receive linezolid, particularly in those who receive linezolid for longer than 2 weeks, those with preexisting myelosuppression, those receiving concomitant drugs that produce bone marrow suppression, or tho...

Bipolar disorder more prevalent and costly than believed; Lithium could curb suicide rate

...e general population. The new prevalence estimate counts 4.3 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from a bipolar disorder or "sub-threshold" bipolar disorder, which includes those who don't fit the precise clinical criteria for bipolar disorder but whose symptoms still severely impair their ability to perf...

Bone marrow researcher recieves Pew Award

...ing cells with a related hormone causes blood cell counts to expand, and survival to become more likely, in mice receiving marrow transplants. With the Pew grant, Calvi can now explore whether the addition of parathyroid hormone to human cells has the same effect. "Dr. Calvi's work is unique, ambitious and...

FDA expands Neulasta label

...patients proactively before their white blood cell counts become dangerously low." The expanded label was based on a randomized, placebo-controlled study of 928 metastatic or non-metastatic breast cancer patients that was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology earlier this year. First and subsequent...

Mars breaks new ground in heart health with Cocoavia

...ent level of cocoa flavanols which is what really counts when you're talking about cocoa and heart health, according to Schmitz. "The very exciting potential heart-health benefits of cocoa flavanols is not about simply adding more cocoa or consuming any dark chocolate," he added. "In fact, the percen...

Researchers link childhood asthma to exposure to traffic-related pollution

...using models that take weather conditions, vehicle counts and other important factors into account. In all... than pollution from other types of roads. Traffic counts within 150 meters of homes (which primarily comprised traffic from smaller streets) were only weakly...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October 2005 (first issue)

...45 patients with ALI correlated with higher colony counts of a stem cell subtype called endothelial progenit...t as compared with 61 percent in those with colony counts of less than 35. Of the 45 patients with ALI, 26 survived. Among all ALI patients, 27 had colony-fo...

UK foot and mouth epidemic was a human tragedy, not just an animal one

...say. They recommend joint service reviews of what counts as a disaster, regular sharing of intelligence, debriefing and peer support for front line workers, increased community involvement in disaster management, and wider more flexible access to regeneration funding and rural health outreach work....

Practice makes perfect when implanting cardioverter-defibrillator devices

...s area, it is clear that experience counts, and it counts for a lot." "Previous studies and the Al-Khatib article suggest that, in order to do the procedure safely and have good patient outcomes, an M.D. has to have a sufficiently high volume practice. That fact was key in the Heart Rhythm Society's alterna...

Compound from marine bacteria shows potential as multiple myeloma therapy

... in some myeloma patients, including altered blood counts and nerve pain. In some patients, the disease can be resistant or become resistant to bortezomib. Because NPI-0052 and bortezomib attack the same intracellular target in different ways, the Dana-Farber researchers contend that combining these two age...

US heart patients receive more transfusions than international patients

... account patients' capability for increasing blood counts without transfusions. These findings add to the gr...o follow them to see if they can raise their blood counts on their own. If they don't, then the physician should investigate potential underlying causes why t...

MabThera A unique approach providing lasting benefits for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

... looked at, in particular tender and swollen joint counts and fatigue." Significant improvements across all symptom parameters The results of the six-month analysis show that MabThera in combination with methotrexate (MTX), a standard RA treatment, was highly effective, producing statistically significan...

Imperial receives Gates Foundation grant to develop new tests for managing AIDS treatment

...l therapy. Current technologies for measuring CD4 counts are expensive to buy and maintain, and require a l...mouring for point-of-care assays for measuring CD4 counts for several years now as management of antiretroviral therapy is difficult without these tests. We a...

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