Tag: "drug" at medical news
Limiting eligibility for medical studies can omit women and African-Americans
...ric problems, employment and housing problems, and drug
use. "Researchers' own study designs are thwarti...problems, neurological problems, medical problems, drug
use, non-compliance issues, and social and residential instability. The researchers found that wom...
Disadvantaged TB patients urgently need social support to make medical treatment more effective
...lised populations and lifestyle factors related to drug
misuse have all played a role. "Models of care that can cater for both the social and medical needs of patients are an essential, but often neglected, aspect of TB management and one that needs to be urgently addressed if we are to tackle this grow...
Ireland Cancer Center researcher lays out benefits of aspirin to prevent colon cancer
...hese findings may lead to the development of a new drug
for colon cancer prevention. "Sandy and his research team have made great strides in colon cancer prevention," says Stanton Gerson, MD, Director of the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center as well as the Case Comprehens...
Malaria 2007 -- Progressing research, persisting challenges
...nd surveillance approaches in the face of evolving drug
resistance." "Notably, few submitted manuscripts for this theme issue on malaria evaluated completely novel approaches to the management of this ancient disease. There likely will be a role for vaccine development in disease prevention, but new dru...
Certain combination therapy found more effective for treating malaria in African children
...imal antimalarial regimens, sustainable methods of drug
delivery, and integration of treatment with prevention strategies will be necessary to establish effective and sustainable malaria control policies," the authors conclude....
Antifolate therapies found effective against certain type of malaria
...rchers found that although chloroquine remains the drug
of choice, all three therapies effectively cleared parasites by day 14 and were well tolerated. "These drugs may be appropriate for unified treatment where species-specific diagnosis is unavailable, most likely in combination with other drugs."...
Novel treatments may help alleviate constipation, IBS in women
...mmonly used for the condition as an alternative to drug
therapy. The study involved 53 patients between eight and 18 years old with FAP or IBS, who were administered six half-hour hypnotherapy sessions over a three-month period. Endpoints were pain intensity, pain frequency and other symptoms, such a...
Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
... these common treatments would allow women to stop drug
therapy and maintain the same degree of bladder control. The third UITN study, the Trial of Mid-Urethral Slings (TOMUS), is recruiting patients to compare two minimally invasive surgeries for the treatment of SUI. Both procedures include placemen...
Extremely drug resistant TB a growing problem in India
ATS 2007, SAN FRANCISCO -- Extremely drug
resistant TB, or XDR-TB, is a serious problem in I...d. "Most labs in India are not equipped to perform drug
susceptibility tests so exact prevalence is difficult to ascertain, and treatment in the absence of ...
A drug's brand name skews patient treatment choices
The brand name of a drug
can strongly influence treatment decisions by pati...pected finding regarding the strong influence that drug
names have on treatment choices emerged from a study undertaken by Dr. Anne Holbrook and McMaster co...
To get blood pressure under control, combination of medicines may be best
...The trial randomly assigned patients to one of two drug
combinations. Both combinations contained a drug
called benazepril, which belongs to a class of medicines known as ACE inhibitors. The other drug
Italian doctors get their information on medicines from drug company sales reps
...aly have access to reliable, unbiased evidence on drug
effectiveness and safety, the Italian Drug Agency ...isseminate independent information that is free of drug
company influence. The program is described in this week's PLoS Medicine. Lorenzo Moja (Italian C...
Clinical trial data for Perforomist Inhalation Solution presented at International ATS Conference
... disease control, but also through using a type of drug
delivery that many patients prefer." The new ... more than two decades. Nebulization is a type of drug
delivery that converts liquid medication into a mist that patients inhale through a mouthpiece or fa...
Drug treatment slows decline in lung function in COPD patients, TORCH study finds
...7, SAN FRANCISCO -- Treatment with a commonly used drug
slows the decline in lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to results from the TORCH (TOwards a Revolution in COPD Health) study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference...
Could statins be a new option for hepatitis C patients?
...se form from the FDA called an investigational new drug
(IND) license. As part of an IRB and FDA-approved 14-day study looking at the antiviral effect of fluvastatin (FLV) in vivo, researchers reported the total bilirubin (TB, yellow breakdown product) and ALT results and compared the findings to an exis...
Drug eluting nanostructured coatings enable targeted drug therapy for orthopedic patients
...te of implantation. This method, which targets the drug
where it is needed, can avoid the side effects due...tructured coating on the implant surface helps the drug
to maintain its bioavailability as well as deliver the drugs at physiological rates for a desired du...
Long-term anti-clotting therapy sweetens stenting outcomes in diabetic patients
...ed good health if treatment with the anti-clotting drug
clopidogrel was continued for more than 6 months. The new study suggests that physicians may need to tailor anti-clotting therapy to the special needs of patients with diabetes, a condition that not only causes high blood sugar levels but can dama...
How insulin-producing cells develop -- new finding could help fight against diabetes
... also hope that scientists will be able to develop drug
therapies that enhance the action of glucose and h...e ours is opening up whole new sets of targets for drug
treatments." The researchers reached their conclusions after conducting research on tissues cultu...
Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies
...tion of VEGF. The team also studied an anti-cancer drug
known as ZD6474, which affects another molecule, a...tern University indicated that celecoxib the same drug
that Nedergaard and Ballabh showed helps prevent the bleeds might also be effective in preventing p...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
... efficient modules for pharmaceutical screening of drug
toxicity and drug
metabolism."The basic technology utilizes newly developed nanotech chips constructed of Titanium and...
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