Tag: "inexpensive" at medical news

IAMP expresses support for Disease Control Priorities Project

... save millions of lives for example, distributing inexpensive drugs such as aspirin that could substantially reduce the rising incidence of heart attacks in developing countries or teaching mothers how to keep newborn children clean and warm, which could improve the health of babies during the first days of the...

Researchers win money to develop breath test to detect breast cancer

...form, they might develop a non-invasive, quick and inexpensive over-the-counter breast cancer screening test," Lahann said....

St. Jude develops more affordable ALL follow-up test

...ch Hospital have developed a relatively simple and inexpensive test that identifies children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have responded well enough to their first round of chemotherapy that they might be successfully treated with a much less aggressive follow-up treatment. The new test could gi...

UC Berkeley team helps win approval for life-saving drug for African women

...irst ever to allow distribution of this effective, inexpensive and stable drug to prevent and treat post-partum hemorrhage, the devastating bleeding experienced by thousands of women after childbirth. Backed by technical assistance from a team of researchers at University of California, Berkeley's School of Pub...

Keeping patients from falling through the medical-imaging cracks

...he authors say their findings show the value of an inexpensive "safety net" system to catch those few patients who might otherwise be missed. "We know anecdotally that these problems happen around the country, and in fact they are the source of abundant malpractice litigation," says author Charles Marn, M.D., c...

Faxed alerts to physicians may not improve patient antidepressant adherence

..., and to the use of antidepressants in particular, inexpensive interventions to improve adherence are needed," the authors conclude. "However, based on the results of this study, managed care organizations should be cautious about using this form of faxed reminder system as a singular approach for physicians to...

Heart therapy studies highlight advantages of keeping it simple

ATLANTA, GA (March 12, 2006) -- Practical and inexpensive techniques can be among the most effective ways to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, reducing blood pressure and controlling disabling fainting spells, according to two studies presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 55th Annu...

Studies highlight global risks of vascular disease, probe creative new treatments

...e levels can be easily reduced in most people with inexpensive therapy," said Eva M. Lonn, M.D., M.S.c., F.A.C.C., a professor of medicine and cardiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. "This is the largest trial worldwide completed to date to measure clinical events associated with a reducti...

New study reveals promising osteoporosis treatment

...ore importantly, a Mg/Zn/F-CaP supplement would be inexpensive to produce and would not require FDA approval. Dr. LeGeros' formulation could be available to market as an over-the-counter supplement, pending patent approval. In her study, Dr. LeGeros investigated the effect in rats of Mg/Zn/F-CaP ion combinatio...

Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara

...the most exciting thing is that this is a generic, inexpensive way of detecting a range of interesting targets," said Kevin Plaxco, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. "Cocaine is just the tip of the iceberg." Currently detecting cocaine (and other illegal and legal drugs) in bodily fluids must be...

Test identifies best candidates for implanted cardiac defibrillator, screens out those not helped

...ely to be helped by them, but this noninvasive and inexpensive office-based test can identify up to a third of candidates for the devices who are not likely to benefit from them," said J. Thomas Bigger, MD, professor of medicine and of pharmacology at Columbia University Medical Center, who conducted the researc...

University of Toronto-led ethics network to help guide Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative

...health tools that are not only effective, but also inexpensive to produce, easy to distribute, and simple to use in developing countries. In 2005, the initiative announced grants totaling more than $436 million to support 43 groundbreaking research projects. "The inequities in global health are arguably the gre...

Researchers find effective, cheap treatment for cystic fibrosis lung disease

...ified what they believe is a simple, effective and inexpensive treatment to reduce lung problems associated with ...Center. "We are very excited that this simple and inexpensive therapy turned out to be so effective and well-tolerated in patients with CF," said Donaldson, who, ...

Aspirin reduces cardiovascular risks in men and women -- but differently

... for many years it is well-understood, effective, inexpensive and widely available," said Duke cardiology fellow Jeffrey Berger, M.D, first author of a paper published Jan. 18, 2006, in the Journal of the American Medical Association. He performed much of the research while at Beth Israel Medical Center, New Yo...

Raising alcohol prices can lead to more drinking instead of less

...e impacts on sales. Three, increases in prices of inexpensive alcohol have large impacts on sales. Therefore, f... a tax is passed on by raising prices primarily on inexpensive brands of alcohol, tax impacts on sales will be large. Policy makers should be very sensitive to th...

Stroke risk returns when children with sickle cell disease stop transfusions

...of Pediatrics, identified the painless, relatively inexpensive transcranial Doppler as a way to identify children at risk in a New England Journal of Medicine article in 1992. Their work to identify and help at-risk children began after Dr. McKie came to Dr. Adams with concerns that some of his young patients w...

UCSD researchers state vitamin D needed to cut cancer risk

...alth action to increase intake of vitamin D3 as an inexpensive tool for prevention of diseases that claim millions of lives each year. Previous studies by these researchers, including a paper in the October 2005 Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, showed the link between vitamin D deficiency a...

Tiny self-assembling cubes could carry medicine, cell therapy

... for medications and cell therapy. The relatively inexpensive microcontainers can be mass-produced through a process that mixes electronic chip-making techniques with basic chemistry. Because of their metallic nature, the cubic container's location in the body could easily be tracked by magnetic resonance imagi...

Less-invasive ultrafiltration device may be practical alternative to diuretics

... the potential cost of the therapy compared to the inexpensive use of intravenous diuretics. "As exciting as these results are, we think we should wait for the results of a large randomized trial, to assure that the safety profile, beneficial effects, and cost/benefit analysis justify its use." Dr. Bourge said. ...

Total lymphocyte count can predict HIV progression in children

...tal lymphocyte count could be a relatively simple, inexpensive way to indicate when antiretroviral therapy (ART) should be started for HIV-infected children in developing countries, concludes a meta-analysis in this week's issue of The Lancet. In developed countries the decision about when to start ART in adults...

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