Tag: "regimens" at medical news
Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy
...thrombosis was similar with the three anticlotting regimens
tested in the ACUITY trial. "The incidence of stent thrombosis is a critically relevant topic today, especially in high-risk patients with acute coronary syndromes," said Dr. Stone. "These data, carefully collected and adjudicated by a committee bl...
Embargoed Jan./Feb. Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...t-effectiveness analysis to compare four treatment regimens
that include observational and antibiotic treatments, researchers find that treatment for AOM is a trade-off between relieving symptoms and cost. The least costly option was delaying prescription, an approach which involves waiting for 72 hours to s...
Experts urge strongest isolation for new drug-resistant tuberculosis cases appearing in South Africa
...develop rapid diagnostic tests and novel treatment regimens
must be stepped up. Poor countries need equipment to address these challenges not just to diagnose and monitor the disease at hospitals but potentially at border posts and airports as well. "The experience of Canada and other countries affected ...
Consumer-driven health plans slow to catch on, 2nd annual survey finds
...ess likely to say that they follow their treatment regimens
very carefully than are those in more comprehensive plans. Despite the emphasis on the need for information on the cost and quality of providers to enable people in consumer-driven plans to make informed decisions about their health care, adults in ...
Other highlights in the Dec. 6 JNCI
...ce over time. They suggest that some chemotherapy regimens
for breast cancer affect cognition in a subset of women. Contact: Ramona Pauwels, 31-20-512-2850, email@example.com Genetic Variant Linked to Drug-Induced Diarrhea Patients with a common genetic variant have an increased risk of diarrhea when ...
Important factors in compliance with HIV regimens identified; and more
... death. How well patients with HIV adhere to their regimens
of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) me...nce abuse, forgetfulness, suspicions of treatment, regimens
that were too complicated, number of pills required, decreased quality of life, and work and family ...
New study indicates Invirase results in similar levels of viral suppression to lopinavir
...treatment, it is especially important to establish regimens
that minimise the adverse effects on lipids to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease....
To slow AIDS in Russia, treat HIV-positive addicts, Stanford study says
...IV medications, said Owens. Antiretroviral therapy regimens
have become much simpler, often requiring patients to take just one or two pills per day. "If they can get the treatment and support, intravenous drug users can do well taking their medications," said Owens. The study has important implications for...
Individualized strategies needed for prevention of malaria in long-term travelers
...moprophylaxis after the initial period, sequential regimens
with different medications for chemoprophylaxis, stand-by emergency self-treatment, and seasonal chemoprophylaxis targeting high-incidence periods or locations. All strategies have advantages and drawbacks," the researchers write. The authors add th...
American Thoracic Society publishes new statement on hepatotoxicity of antituberculosis therapy
...ous Diseases Society of America, some TB treatment regimens
can infrequently cause serious damage to the liver... for ways to reduce the toxicity of the multi-drug regimens
used for prolonged treatment courses. Although clinicians have found combining patient education w...
Scientists find 'chemo brain' no figment of the imagination
...Sixteen of them had been treated with chemotherapy regimens
near the time of their surgeries to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. The team compared PET images evaluating the chemotherapy patients' brain function to PET scans from five breast-cancer patients who underwent surgery only, and 13 control su...
'Magic formula' accurately predicts fracture risk in osteoporotic women
...ements throughout the body. A variety of treatment regimens
can be used, including hormone replacement therapy, non-hormonal medicines, vitamin D and calcium supplements, and additional therapies such as calcitriol--an active form of vitamin D that improves the absorption of calcium from the digestive process...
Race influences uterine cancer survival
...e lower tumor response to each of the chemotherapy regimens
employed in the trials," the authors observe. Analyzed by time, Africans-Americans survived a median 10.6 months compared to 12.2 months among Caucasians. At presentation, African-Americans were more likely than Caucasians to present with more serio...
Less expensive anti-clotting medication appears as safe and effective as more expensive treatment
...t $37 assuming both drugs are administered in the regimens
used in the study. "Because unfractionated heparin costs less than low-molecular-weight heparin, the unfractionated heparin regimen is attractive for clinical practice," they write. "We conclude that fixed-dose subcutaneous unfractionated heparin ...
Blood clots can be treated by injections at home
... $37 - assuming both drugs are administered in the regimens
used in the study. The study indicates the potential for huge costs savings. "Fixed-dose subcutaneous unfractionated heparin is as effective and safe as low-molecular-weight heparin for initial treatment of patients with venous thromboembolism and ...
Medication errors affect children's leukemia treatment
...a 10 percent error rate in outpatient chemotherapy regimens
for children with ALL. "It is possible that the efficacy of treatment regimens
is reduced or toxicity increased because not all children are receiving the chemotherapeutic agents ...
No advantage for four-drug antiretroviral regimen vs. three-drug for initial treatment of HIV-1
...ers have suggested that adding drugs to the 3-drug regimens
could improve antiretroviral activity. However, ad...ior studies comparing 3- and 4-drug antiretroviral regimens
have shown inconsistent results. Dr. Gulick and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether ...
Panel updates guidelines for treatment of adult HIV infection
...mparability of the recommended components of these regimens
in treatment-naive persons with drug-susceptible v...lass cross-resistance place on alternate treatment regimens
in the setting of treatment failure." "Given the rapid evolution of knowledge, clinicians are chal...
Study shows promise for simplified treatment of HIV infection
...of sustained adherence to multidrug antiretroviral regimens
have prompted studies of simpler therapies for hum... of triple therapy followed by simplified therapy) regimens
have been evaluated with mostly inferior results, according to background information in the article...
HIV infection requires an accomplice: B cells with special protein direct HIV to T cells
...dy's senior author. Nearly all approved HIV drug regimens
and most of those being tested in clinical trials focus on T cells of the immune system, where HIV replicates and thrives. HIV hijacks T cells by binding to a cell membrane molecule called CD4 and to either or both of two other receptors, from which ...
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