Tag: "prophylactic" at medical news

New treatment for hereditary breast cancer

...ls in the body. The discovery could also lead to a prophylactic treatment for hereditary breast cancer. In most ...ystem to survive we could use PARP inhibitors as a prophylactic treatment to kill BRCA deficient cells before they grow out to tumours, says Dr Thomas Helleday, ass...

Monoclonal antibody cures West Nile virus-infected mice

...ory syncytial virus (RSV) is approved for use as a prophylactic treatment in children at risk of the disease in hospitals. Unlike the West Nile virus antibody, though, the RSV antibody has to be given prior to infection. West Nile virus belongs to a family of viruses known as flaviviruses, several of which are sp...

No wisdom in routinely pulling wisdom teeth, study says

..., it is his or her profession. However, systematic prophylactic removal of impacted third molars is not evidence-based but only practice-based and usual care. From a patient point of view, nonsurgical treatment should be the first option in an asymptomatic environment."...

Earlier treatment of perinatal HIV associated with decreased HIV progression, better outcomes

...205 children, 134 (65 percent) received ART and/or prophylactic treatment against Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia. By age 3 years, 81 (40 percent) progressed to a category C diagnosis, 41 (51 percent) of whom died. Untreated children were significantly more likely to progress to a category C diagnosis (62 percent...

Several factors can increase risk for recurrent blood clot

... seem to be rational based on these data. Adequate prophylactic anticoagulation during risk situations for all patients with a history of a thrombotic event may be the most important measure to reduce the risk of a recurrent event. Women using oral contraceptives should be advised to refrain from further use. The...

May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...t finds strong evidence to support neonatal ocular prophylactic medication. The Task Force recommends screening high-risk pregnant women and finds insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening normal risk pregnant women. Screening for Gonorrhea: Recommendation Statement U.S. Preventive Services T...

Does vitamin C help prevent or treat the common cold?

...e risk. They conclude that "the lack of effect of prophylactic vitamin C supplementation on the incidence of common cold in normal populations throws doubt on the utility of this wide practice." In these prevention studies, those people who were given vitamin C and then caught a cold experienced a small r...

Building better therapeutic vaccines for chronic infections

...apeutic vaccines are generally less effective than prophylactic vaccines," says E. John Wherry, Ph.D., assistant professor in Wistar's Immunology Program and lead author of the study. Wherry conducted the research as a postdoctoral fellow in the Emory University laboratory of Rafi Ahmed, Ph.D., before joining Wis...

Most perinatal strokes lead to neurologic disorders

...gument that these children should not be placed on prophylactic anti-stroke medicines. "However, we hope to raise awareness of this disorder," said Wu. "Infants with unexplained seizures or weakness on one side of the body should be evaluated by a neurologist, and should receive a head imaging study to evaluate f...

New study: Drug combo against AIDS-related infections also prevents malaria

...importantly, TS was shown to be a highly effective prophylactic agent against malaria in this population, reducing the incidence by 99.5%. In addition to being protected against malaria, children in the TS group also experienced fewer gastrointestinal illnesses and had slightly higher hemoglobin levels than tho...

Rapid restoration of immunity in immune-suppressed cancer patients using T-cell vaccines

...s could be obtained in patients who were given the prophylactic bacterial vaccine in addition to a new autologous T-cell-based vaccine only two weeks after transplantation. Indeed, protection developed in the patients within a month after the transplantation. Their clinical trial is described in this week's onlin...

Mayo Clinic measures psychological and social impacts of contralateral prophylactic mastectomies

...ave a contralateral (opposite to cancerous breast) prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) are satisfied and would elect thi...educe risk of future breast cancer. "Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy is one option to reduce contralateral risk in women diagnosed with a first breast cancer ...

HIV-positive patients have shorter survival periods while awaiting liver transplants

...er risk for infection, and that studies on whether prophylactic antibiotics may have a role in preventing this scenario may be warranted. They conclude: "Until then, it would seem prudent to monitor HIV-positive transplant candidates very closely for early signs of infection, inform them of the potential risk for...

Asthma patients report better asthma control when seeing an allergist

...inhaled steroids, the preferred medication for the prophylactic treatment of chronic, persistent asthma. Inhaled steroids are effective in reducing airway inflammation, hypersensitivity, swelling and mucous production. "These are important data that can be used by patients, payers, insurance companies and provide...

New pain research: Routine Tylenol for nursing home residents with dementia increases activity

... potential benefits of some kind of safe, routine, prophylactic analgesic for people with dementia who are at high...nt opioid analgesics. Under certain circumstances, prophylactic treatment of pain in elderly persons with dementia therefore appears safe and effective in increasin...

Childbirth not linked to urinary incontinence, study finds

...reatment approaches, risk management and potential prophylactic interventions."...

Bayer launches Phase III clinical study of Trasylol in elective spinal fusion surgery

...s. In the United States, Trasylol is indicated for prophylactic use to reduce perioperative blood loss and the need for blood transfusion in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in the course of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. "Studies have continued to provide evidence supporting the h...

Taking an alternative approach to HIV vaccination

...encing strategy could help enhance therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines against HIV and other pathogens....

Delaying surgery is a safe, acceptable option for some men with hernia

...k of operative complications than those undergoing prophylactic hernia repair," the authors conclude....

Prophylactic surgeries prevent two gynecological cancers in women with Lynch syndrome

...cers - both of which can be eliminated by having a prophylactic hysterectomy and oophorectomy (removal of the ovar...nign conditions, 61 of these women had undergone a prophylactic hysterectomy; 47 also had their ovaries removed. All of the other 254 women, the control group, had ...

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