Tag: "gel" at medical news
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
...properties that can be injected as a low-viscosity gel
into a wound where it rigidifies nearly on contact...e living cells in the hydrogel and then inject the gel
into secondary sites without harming the cells. Although we have currently only demonstrated this ...
Patient's own platelets may speed up skin wound healing
...TITreating skin wounds with a concentrated topical gel
of the patient's own blood platelets may result in...m looked at how quickly skin wounds treated with a gel
of their own platelets (autologous platelet gel
or APG) compared with a control antibiotic ointment....
Gel derived from a patient's own blood may help promote wound healing
...inary study suggests that topical application of a gel
made from platelets in healthy individuals own blo...ing to background information in the article. This gel
is currently used in surgery to improve healing, but its clinical application remains controversial....
Testosterone may help men with multiple sclerosis
...administered. Then, each man applied 10 grams of a gel
containing 100 milligrams of testosterone to his u...months. "One year of treatment with testosterone gel
was associated with improvement in cognitive performance and a slowing of brain atrophy [deteriorati...
UW study tests topical honey as a treatment for diabetic ulcers
...ey, while the other half will receive a wound-care gel
that has been compounded with inert components to ...l, to evaluate whether honey or the standard wound gel
is better for healing. If honey proves the more effective method, Eddy cautions patients against u...
Gel-based handrub improves hospital hygiene
...iene recommendations compared to doctors. When the gel
was introduced, compliance increased from 32% to 4...e workers in the study reported they preferred the gel
to the liquid-based product, indicating that it improved the condition of their skin. No cases of si...
Acrux completes enrollment in key phase 2 trial
...t and ergonomic "no-touch" applicator. The leading gel
is applied each day as a 5 gram dose by hand to the shoulders, upperarms and/or abdomen. It takes longer to dry and patients are advised to wearprotective clothing after application to reduce the risk of transferring testosterone toothers. In contras...
'Smart' sunglasses and goggles let users adjust shade and color
...or shade. The lenses were created by sandwiching a gel
between two layers of electrochromic material. Applying a small voltage moves charged particles from one layer to another, and changes the transparency. Once the glasses are a certain tint they will stay that way without power for about 30 days. A si...
Pulsating gels could power tiny robots
...te their computer model. Their model, called the gel
lattice spring model, captures large-scale, two-di... swollen network of polymers. The model represents gel
material as a lattice of springs, like hooked-together Slinky® toys: When the material is deformed, ...
Clinical trial evaluates first-line approaches for treating HIV
...egimen, which was dosed twice daily using the soft gel
capsule form, was less convenient or less well tolerated by patients. We will continue to evaluate our study data to try to assess the reasons for these findings," noted Dr. Haubrich, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at UC...
GroPep awarded key patent for infertility treatment in Europe
...y and tolerability of vaginally administered PV903 gel
and to determine whether PV903 has effects on vaginal immune cells in a manner consistent with its proposed role in treating immune-based infertility. Results from the trial are expected during the second half of 2006 and if successful, GroPep will...
Giving African surgeons online health information; cancer in minority groups
...ucts that are applied topically (e.g. as a vaginal gel
or cream) to try to prevent HIV infection. But what if a patient becomes infected with HIV during a microbicide trial? Do the researchers have an ethical duty to provide the patient with HIV drugs (antiretroviral therapy), which can be expensive and...
Different options produce similar results
...percent hydrogen peroxide strip that had a thicker gel
layer. The patients used the strips for 44 consecutive days, for 22 days on the upper teeth followed by 22 days on the lower teeth. Participants in the study used the strips for 30 minutes twice daily. Use of the strips resulted in significant color ...
Chemotherapy gel may fight breast cancer and reduce breast deformity
...breast cancer tumors were treated by inserting the gel
under the skin next to the mammary gland. The rese...control group of mice that were implanted with the gel
insert without chemotherapy. "Through further research and testing, our goal is to develop this into...
Anti-HIV drug has potential to prevent transmission in women
... studies that will ultimately evaluate whether the gel
protects women from HIV infection," says co-author...cide to contain an antiretroviral agent, tenofovir gel
can prevent HIV from replicating, unlike other microbicides which have been designed to block HIV en...
GroPep starts Phase 1 infertility trial
...rs each receiving a single administration of PV903 gel
(orplacebo) as they are enrolled sequentially into three groups with the PV903 doseescalating between groups. A total of 36 volunteers will complete the trial.The objectives of the trial are to evaluate the safety and tolerability of vaginallyadminis...
Loss of caspase-8 makes neuroblastoma more aggressive
...atrix--the material outside the cell consisting of gel
and fibers that support and provide structure to tissues. When cells become dislodged from the extracellular matrix, as happens during metastasis, the unbound integrin molecules are free to bind with caspase-8, Lahti said. The binding of caspase-8 to...
New 'self-exploding' microcapsules could take sting out of drug delivery
...of the new microparticles features a biodegradable gel
core that is surrounded by a lipid membrane. As the gel
biodegrades, pressure builds up in the membrane. Eventually the microcapsule ruptures, releasing the...
Alzheimer patients treated with testosterone in UCLA-led study show improved quality of life
...stosterone treatment in the form of hydroalcoholic gel
(75 mg) and other received a gel
with no active medication. The research team assessed cognitive function using the Alzheimer Disease...
Testosterone therapy may help elderly men with mild Alzheimer's disease
...participants were randomized to receive packets of gel
to apply on their skin that either contained testosterone or a placebo. Standardized tests were administered at least twice (baseline and end) during the study for the assessment of cognitive functions and quality of life. "For the patients with AD,...