Tag: "remission" at medical news
Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows
..., children who do not achieve or maintain complete remission
of their diseases have a dismal outlook," said Chi...rug, with six of these children achieving complete remission
of their cancer, according to Jeha. In addition, four children experienced complete marrow remission...
New procedures more accurate in early diagnosis of GI cancers
...3 patients suffering from long-term UC in clinical remission
into two groups, with one group receiving a conventional colonoscopy and the other group receiving a panchromoendoscopy (staining of the entire colon) using 0.1 percent methylene blue, a dye used to highlight tumors, along with an endomicroscopy to d...
Biologic therapies for bowel disease show promise in clinical trials
...y of IBD symptoms and increasing rates of clinical remission
and response in patients. DDW is the largest inte...atory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (IBDQ). Clinical remission
rates observed during the trial were 58 percent for patients receiving Alequel, compared to 29 perce...
Randomized trial of two therapies for acute lymphocytic leukemia finds survival advantage
...e, also experienced a higher frequency of complete remission
compared with patients on a standard, vincristine ...who received the ALL-2 regimen achieved a complete remission
versus 71 percent of the 86 patients on L-20. Median survival rates were comparable at 24 months for...
Small, open-label study shows potential use of novel antibiotic rifaximin for Crohn's disease
...e of rifaximin in the induction and maintenance of remission
of inflammatory bowel disease, as well as the optimal dosing schedule, should be explored in well-controlled, double-blinded clinical studies. Crohn's Disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines and is frequently referred to as inflam...
Penn researchers find relief for gastrointestinal illnesses
...ded to treatment. Of this group, 12 had complete remission
of symptoms and one patient had a greater than 50% reduction of symptoms. All patients reported decreased fecal urgency and complete resolution of abdominal pain. No adverse events occurred in any of the patients. In the second study, 10 patients ...
Risks outweigh benefits of shark cartilage as anti-cancer treatment
...nts with advanced cancer in Cuba who had gone into remission
after being treated with shark cartilage. The results of the study were never published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) later concluded the results of the Cuban study were "incomplete and unimpressive." May...
Immune factor GM-CSF significantly improves Crohn's disease symptoms
...ng GM-CSF were judged to have major improvement or remission
of their symptoms than were those receiving placebo injections. "We're encouraged that these results support this new understanding of Crohn's and hope they will lead to a new treatment option for the disease," says Korzenik, an assistant professo...
Delaying medication for infrequent seizures may be the best option
...t 12 years, but does not modify rates of long-term remission
after a first or after several seizures. At 2 years, the benefits of improved seizure control with immediate treatment seem to be balanced by the unwanted effects of drug treatment and there is no improvement in measures of quality of life." In an ac...
Mayo collaboration: Discovery blocks breast cancer growth, stimulates immunity
...cer recurrence in women who've already experienced remission
of the disease. In cases where cancer has spread outside the breast, the 10-year relapse rate can be as high as 90 percent. Mayo Clinic researchers -- collaborating with colleagues at the University of Washington -- showed that their experimental ...
Scientists advocate delaying medication for early epilepsy
... two years, but does not modify rates of long-term remission
after a first or after several seizures. "After two years, the benefits of improved seizure control with immediate treatment seem to be balanced by the unwanted effects of drug treatment and there is no improvement in measures of quality of life." S...
Therapy may not be necessary for autoimmune hepatitis with no symptoms
... on immunosuppressive therapy. If they remained in remission
for two years with no relapse the therapy was discontinued, but it was restarted if the disease recurred off treatment. The results of the study indicated that asymptomatic patients had lower liver enzyme and IgG antibody levels, as well as lower s...
One-drug therapy works for bipolar disorder
... treatment with Seroquel versus placebo, achieving remission
from their symptoms, with the response lasting through the eighth and last week of the trial. Seroquel was also twice as effective as placebo in decreasing suicidal thoughts associated with acute bipolar depression." "Patients who respond most pos...
Definitive gene screen confirms MS suspects
...ents, MS manifests itself in cycles of relapse and remission
and patients may show little sign of the disease between attacks....
New blood transplant method stops fatal side effect, Stanford study finds
...apse. The majority of patients who were in partial remission
went into complete remission, and those who were in complete remission
didn't relapse over the course of the three-year study. The treatment was not as effective in stemmi...
Novartis MS drug shows promising results
...cal dysfunction followed by complete or incomplete remission
in function. Over time, transmission of electrical nerve impulses is disrupted, nerve cells are destroyed, and patients experience symptoms ranging from fatigue, tingling, numbness and blurred vision to poor muscle control with partial or complete pa...
Alcoholics Anonymous and treatment seem to work best together
...e, are more likely to be abstinent and to maintain remission
up to five years after an episode of professional ... associated with a higher likelihood of continuing remission
up to 15 years later. Three, individuals who obtain professional treatment and participate in AA in...
Doctors can halve dose of radiation and still cure Hodgkin's
...ceiving the reduced treatment experienced complete remission
from their disease. Only 2.5 percent of the patients relapsed during the study's two years of observation and 13 patients died from the disease during the course of the study. "Although this was an interim study, the results are very encouraging tha...
What is the best treatment strategy for early rheumatoid arthritis?
... 32 percent of all the patients achieving clinical remission
of their disease. However, patients who had recei...l function and, ideally, even induce true clinical remission
without the need for ongoing DMARD treatment." ...
Interferon with ribavirin is safe and effective for children with chronic Hepatitis C
...nt with interferon is standard and induces lasting remission
in more than a third of infected children. The addition of ribavirin to treatment with interferon has been shown to markedly improve outcomes for adults with HCV, but the combination has not been extensively studied in children. Led by Regino Gonzlez...
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