Tag: "partial" at medical news
New method rapidly detects potential bioterror agent
... and a mathematicaldata analysis technique called partial
least squares analysis. Massspectrometry allows researchers to look at the profiles of differentproteins expressed in a microorganism. Partial least squares analysis letsresearchers separate important information from "noise" or biologicalbaseline s...
Neural cell transplants fight immune attack in mice with multiple sclerosis
...ase involves clearly defined flare-ups followed by partial
or complete remissions. Some mice were injected at the onset of disease, and others at the onset of the first relapse. Mice in which neural stem cells were injected at disease onset started to recover between 30 and 60 days, and experienced a twofol...
Help for osteoporosis sufferers in the primary care office
...bone before the cement is injected and can provide partial
correction of the deformity in the fractured bone. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 44 million Americans over 50 have osteopenia/osteoporosis; 80% of sufferers are women. Direct and indirect cost in 2002 amounted to 17 billion dol...
Mental processing is continuous, not like a computer
...nsory input is processed continuously so that even partial
linguistic input can start "the dynamic competition between simultaneously active representations."...
Thalidomide treatment proves better than conventional chemotherapy for multiple myeloma
...successful results; 76 percent received at least a partial
remission. Of the VAD patients, only 52 percent had a positive response to treatment, meaning that nearly half had either no response, or a progression of their disease. Patients taking Thal-Dex also had a more profound reduction in the size of their...
Researchers discover 'window on the brain' that could help treat disorders
...rivate entity owned by Tucker and Bunnenberg, with partial
ownership by the University of Oregon. It's a structure that Bunnenberg says is as innovative as the product. "The partnership will expedite the commercialization of new computational neuroscience technologies developed by the NIC by applying procedu...
Novel approach for eradicating prostate cancer wins award for young Hebrew University researcher
... the treated mice recovered completely, 25% showed partial
cure, while another 25% did not respond. The results thus demonstrate an encouraging clinical potential for prostate cancer analysis and treatment. Furthermore, the engineered NCRs are also capable of recognizing many other tumors, opening an avenue...
Fine tuning drug levels in neuroblastoma patients is effective, St. Jude researchers show
... initial treatment with topotecan; 17 children had partial
responses, with at least 50 percent (but less than 100 percent) of their cancer eradicated. In addition, two children had an objective response (measurable decrease in tumor size), and the cancer stabilized (did not progress) in another eight childre...
Men, women disagree on number of guns at home, new study finds
... responsibility to store the guns. "There was only partial
agreement between household partners on the number of firearms at home, the number of handguns and long guns and whose responsibility it was to store them," she said. "Our research suggests that some men do not disclose to their partners that there a...
High cost of malpractice insurance threatens supply of ob/gyns, especially in some urban areas
...this specialty are myriad, but Ransom notes that a partial
explanation is that "everybody wants and expects a perfect baby," leading many people to sue when the reality doesn't match their expectation. Another facet of the discussion relates to patient safety. This was the subject of an editorial in Obstetri...
Timing of introduction of gluten into infant's diet associated with appearance of celiac disease
...possible to know the true effect of exclusive vs. partial
breastfeeding, gluten amount vs. gluten timing, and infant cereal vs. follow-up infant formula on celiac disease risk and presentation," Dr. Farrell writes. (JAMA. 2005;293:2410-2412. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com )...
Zevalin safe and effective for non-Hogdkin's lymphoma patients with advanced disease
...ing to results, three patients responded two with partial
responses and one with a complete response lasting 11 months. Another patient remains disease-free at 14 months follow-up. Side effects from treatment were expected and included thrombocytopenia the reduction of platelets in the blood making it more...
New therapy may give options to those with neuroendocrine tumors
...noid tumors. Among islet-cell patients, five had a partial
response to the drug, 40 had stable disease and th...ot evaluable). Among carcinoid patients, one had a partial
response, 34 had stable disease and two had progressive disease (another four were not evaluable). T...
New kidney cancer drug response rate is more than double that of standard treatment
...ted at last year's annual ASCO meeting, we found a partial
response rate for 40 percent of patients, with 6 o...stigator of the trials. "In the second trial, both partial
and complete responses have been observed, indicating that SU11248 is a very active agent in the tre...
Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows
... in the absence of platelet recovery, and five had partial
remissions. Marrow remission means that the treatment has succeeded in eliminating leukemic cells from the bone marrow. This Phase II trial was conducted based on the activity noted in an initial pediatric Phase I clofarabine trial that Jeha publishe...
Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission
...m mother to infant and infant death, compared with partial
breastfeeding. Infants who were introduced to solid foods or animal milk within the first three months were at four times greater risk of contracting HIV through breastfeeding compared to those who were exclusively breastfed. The study is published i...
Jefferson researchers find timing of post-epilepsy surgery seizures predicts outcome
... they found grand mal or general tonic-clonic and partial
tonic seizures to see if the kind of seizure matters as well to how well patients do. The study involved seven medical centers participating in the Multicenter Study of Epilepsy Surgery. These include Yale University, the University of Rochester, Co...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
... review by the FDA for the adjunctive treatment of partial
seizures in adults. Pfizer's Lyrica is currently...ral neuropathic pain and as adjunctive therapy for partial
seizures, and in Mexico for the treatment of neuropathic pain and as adjunctive therapy for partial
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