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Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...is suggest that older adults who adopt an exercise regimen
combining Taiji and Qigong may get an extra boost from their annual flu shot. We have found that 20 weeks of Taiji can increase the antibody response to influenza vaccine in older adults, said the studys lead author Yang Yang, an adjunct professor ...
Trial shows circulating tumor cells predict how prostate cancer patients do with chemotherapy
...tion that enables the physician to change the drug regimen
or perhaps stop treatment, he says. Dr. Moreno notes that the prostate specific antigen has been a powerful biomarker for cancer presence and a useful way to gauge treatment effectiveness for years, though it has some flaws. He thinks that the grou...
Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide
...o 66 percent of patients treated with the standard regimen
of chemotherapy. The enhanced effectiveness of the experimental combination also resulted in better overall survival after three years among 86 percent of the patients who received the arsenic trioxide regimen, compared to 79 percent for patients on ...
U-M study finds lymphoma drug effective over long term
...n one week, which makes it an extremely convenient regimen
for patients," Kaminski says. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the nation's sixth leading cause of cancer death, is a cancer of the lymph system, which is part of the immune system. Follicular lymphoma is the second most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphom...
Adding radioimmunotherapy to chemo may help patients with lymphoma
...an (IT) was added to CHOP-R, a standard multi-drug regimen
for follicular lymphoma that consists of cyclophosphamibe, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone and rituximab. Investigators reported on 50 patients treated with CHOP-R, examined their responses and then treated them with IT. Sixty-eight percent of t...
Exercise lowers insulin in breast cancer survivors
...he waist and hips. Half were assigned to a 16-week regimen
of mixed cardiovascular and strength training, while the other half had normal care. At the end of the experiment, the women who exercised had lowered their insulin measurements by an amount that approached statistical significance. There was also ...
Study supports activity of GEMZAR in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer
...current standard-of-care treatment was a promising regimen
for patients with stage II-III breast cancer. Eli ...als between treatments. Results showed a promising regimen
in terms of pathologic complete response (pCR-the absence of invasive tumor in the breast). In addit...
Clinical data suggest potential versatility of ALIMTA-based regimens in lung cancer
...e III study suggest that a first-line ALIMTA-based regimen
may deliver less toxicity than a commonly used the...are ALIMTA plus carboplatin with the commonly used regimen
of GEMZAR (gemcitabine HC1 for injection) plus carboplatin (ASCO Abstract # 7517 ). The study, condu...
Adding medication improves recovery for elderly with depression, says Pitt School of Medicine study
...une 1 Adding a medication to a standard treatment regimen
for major depressive disorder in the elderly improves chances of recovery in those who do not adequately respond to the first-course therapy or who relapse from it, finds a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study published in the June issue...
GlaxoSmithKline honors cancer research pioneer Gianni Bonadonna with new ASCO Award and Fellowship
...nd the development of the combination chemotherapy regimen
that remains the gold-standard treatment for Hodgk... Bonadonna designed a new combination chemotherapy regimen
for Hodgkins disease known as ABVD (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine) that proved ...
Treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and tuberculosis
... According to the authors, the current preferred regimen
for treating drug-susceptible TB in HIV-uninfected patients is a 6-month, rifamycine-based regimen
that includes pyrazinamide during the first two months. Current guidelines for the treatment of TB d...
Lilly studies try to shed light on impact of race
...platin with GEMZAR plus paclitaxel and a reference regimen
of carboplatin plus paclitaxel. Data from all three arms were pooled for this analysis. Overall survival, the primary endpoint, on the African-American arm was 8.7 months compared to 8.1 months in the Caucasian arm, which was not significantly differ...
UW study to clarify safety, effectiveness of hormone therapy during menopause
...on the lining of the uterus, which hormone therapy regimen
best mimics the menstrual cycle, and the relationship, if any, between estrogen-induced changes in markers of atherosclerosis, heart disease, inflammation, and blood hypercoagulability. ...
Researchers investigate impact of lifestyle on GI health
...7 (DDW), lifestyle factors like choosing your diet regimen
or ordering an appetizer for dinner may have a significant impact on the gastrointestinal (GI) system, affecting your risk for certain diseases, weight and general GI-related activity. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians and res...
The hepatitis C link: Diagnose, treat, transplant
...dy. "Further clinical research on the best dosing regimen
and combinations is warranted to optimize the potential of this innovative combination for chronic HCV patients." Dr. Kaita will present this study on Monday, May 21, at 2:45 p.m. in Room 206. Use of Hepatitis C-Infected Donors in Liver Transpla...
Drug eluting nanostructured coatings enable targeted drug therapy for orthopedic patients
...nts. Further, in cases where a very long treatment regimen
is needed, such as in growth factor therapy, nanotubes may provide superior performance. According to Ketul C. Popat, "When a person has an orthopedic implant surgery, they normally will have to take antibiotics and growth factors either orally or...
Atypical pathogen treatment vital in hospitalized CAP patients
...treatment was defined as the use of any antibiotic regimen
that contained a macrolide, fluoroquinolone or tet...ber of patients who received an atypical treatment regimen
in Region I (North America) was 91 percent, with 74 percent in Region II (Europe), 53 percent in Reg...
One pill may be better than two for treating patients with high blood pressure
...sts over four years were $7,665 for the two-tablet regimen
and $6,471 for the one-tablet regimen. A further a...cardiovascular events increased for the two-tablet regimen
to 6,990 versus 6,859 for the one-tablet regimen. Researchers concluded the one-tablet regimen
Chemotherapy more effective when given before breast cancer surgery
...fter helps physicians pin down the best treatment regimen
and can reduce the extent of surgery, according to a new systematic review. Preoperative chemotherapy reduced chemo-related infections by 4 percent and the need for mastectomies by 17 percent when compared to postoperative chemotherapy, found revi...
Probiotics could prevent necrotising enterocolitis in premature babies
... available in the choice of an effective probiotic regimen
in the design of further trials." They conclude: "If a large, well designed-trial confirms our results, it could make a very strong case for the routine use of probiotics in preterm neonates." In an accompanying comment, Dr Carlo Caffarelli, Paed...
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