Tag: "regimens" at medical news
Within six months, one in three patients fail to take medications as prescribed
... of the two treatments. Patients who started these regimens
on the same day or within one month of each other were 34 percent more likely to be adherent with both medications during the three-year study period, compared with patients who initiated therapy two to three months apart. Women were less likely to b...
Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation
...hance transplant patient care with less toxic drug regimens
presented early findings of a steroid-free treatme... was comparable to the standard steroid-containing regimens
in organ survival, patient survival and incidence of adverse events (infections, malignancies, hyper...
Zevalin safe and effective for non-Hogdkin's lymphoma patients with advanced disease
...ents who had received at least three prior therapy regimens
including high-dose chemotherapy with adult stem cell transplantation were treated with Zevalin. Responses to the treatment were assessed pre- and post-treatment with PET/CT scans. According to results, three patients responded two with partial resp...
Aspirin use may protect against colon cancer recurrence, reduce risk of death
...enrolled in a randomized trial of two chemotherapy regimens
following surgery for colon cancer. They all had stage III disease that had spread to lymph nodes but not elsewhere in the body. The researchers interviewed the patients about medication use and lifestyle midway through their chemotherapy, and again ...
Randomized trial of two therapies for acute lymphocytic leukemia finds survival advantage
...ficult to treat," he said. The trial looked at two regimens
to be used as induction therapy. One hundred and sixty-four patients with ALL, who were able to participate in the trial, were randomized to receive either a standard regimen (L-20) of vincristine, prednisone, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin or the...
Changing medication packages could help patients follow prescriptions, study suggests
...as a dry, hacking cough, so adherence to treatment regimens
is often poor." The findings may also have important political ramifications. "As the federal government develops policies for the new prescription drug benefit for older adults, there is a need to consider how these medications are distributed," Sch...
Mayo Clinic: Biomarker that may improve quality of life during treatment for colorectal cancer
...st commonly used and highly effective chemotherapy regimens
designed to treat colorectal cancer. Conducted by the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG), the study involved 299 patients and collaborators from St. Louis, Mo.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Ontario, Canada; and Chapel Hill, N.C. Mayo researchers will p...
Lag-time often occurs before new treatments for pediatric HIV infection are used
... nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) regimens
of the 1980s and early 1990s to today's complex regimens
of NRTI in combination with protease inhibitors (PIs) and/or nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inh...
Other highlights in the May 4 JNCI
...different dose intensities of various chemotherapy regimens
for SCLC have yielded conflicting results. Paul Lorigan, M.D., of Christie Hospital Manchester in England, and colleagues conducted a phase III randomized trial to determine whether doubling the dose density of ifosfamide, carboplatin, and etoposide ...
HIV treatment not affected by hormonal birth control
...any studies have proven the effectiveness of these regimens
in reducing mortality and HIV-associated morbidity. However, not all patients respond equally well and determining the factors that could affect response is an important area of research. Our research group set out to investigate whether hormonal con...
Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows
...r refractory ALL that developed after at least two regimens
of treatment. Researchers say it has been years si...n efficacy as a single agent, we now plan to offer regimens
including this new drug to children who have been less heavily pre-treated," Jeha said. Clofarabine,...
M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution
...tion of yoga-based therapies into cancer treatment regimens
to enhance quality of life. Representatives of both institutions met today at M. D. Anderson, advancing a framework for future academic and clinical collaborations that will involve research, physician education and training, and personnel exchanges....
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
...est efforts, currently available immunosuppressive regimens
have not been effective in reducing the incidence of chronic rejection or prolonging survival in lung-transplant patients. CyIS could be a breakthrough therapy to address this unmet need." The randomized double-blinded, placebo-controlled pivotal st...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...lthough it is tempting to speculate that treatment regimens
with estrogen and a minimum of progestogen may be ...se doses of estrogen and progestogen and treatment regimens
may be associated with the recurrence of breast cancer, there is an urgent need to identify safe and...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...als that were carried out over the years, two drug regimens
emerged as treatments of choice. The first was a 6-month regimen in which rifampin (a potent sterilizing agent) was given throughout the time period. Patients began treatment with 2 months of streptomycin, isoniazid, and pyrazinamide, followed by 4...
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