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Tercica presents two pharmacokinetic studies in an oral session at Endocrine Society Meeting

...ose height and serum IGF-1 levelsare more than two standard deviations below the mean. A sub-set of thesechildren, whose height and serum IGF-1 levels are more than three standarddeviations below the mean, are diagnosed with Severe Primary IGFD. Primary IGFD afflicts an estimated 30,000 children evaluate...

Goals for TB control reachable for most of world

...); a system to ensure regular drug supplies; and a standard reporting system, including treatment outcomes evaluation. Countries were grouped into nine different regions: African countries with a high HIV infection rate (four percent or greater in adults), African countries with a low HIV infection rate (less...

Veterans of first Gulf War have more chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia

...oyed in that war. "In addition to a comprehensive standard medical examination, we arranged a series of very specialized tests based on areas of potential problems suggested by earlier studies of veterans," Eisen explains. Based on their age, gender and racial characteristics, there were no significant diff...

Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting

...e better at six months than at three months. On a standard questionnaire, exercisers also scored higher on ov...telomeres as having a TC value of 70% to 136% of a standard control. Telomeres with a TC value of less than 70% are considered tumor-like telomeres. Using mas...

New technology can boost bottom lines for US hospitals

... chart. Rather than writing patient information on standard paper, it is written on "electronic paper." The electronic paper is a tablet personal computer (PC). The tablet PC captures clinical documentation immediately by software that is incorporated into the workflow practices of physicians. Compliance+ T...

Exercise helps recovery from chemotherapy for breast cancer

...e better at six months than at three months. On a standard questionnaire, exercisers also scored higher on overall quality of life, social well-being, and fatigue levels than the non-exercisers. There were no differences in results between women who exercised at home or at the research center. There were no...

Obese women with breast cancer may be undertreated

...educed doses for the first treatment compared with standard doses, dose proportion over the course of the therapy and the relative dose intensity. There were 9,672 women from 901 practices included in the study. Of the women, 62 percent were above a healthy weight, 31 percent were overweight, 17 percent were ...

Diets rich in calcium and vitamin D may decrease risk of PMS

...supplements was calculated from food frequency and standard NHS questionnaires administered in 1991, 1995 and 1999. "We observed a significantly lower risk of developing PMS in women with high intakes of vitamin D and calcium from food sources, equivalent to about four servings per day of skim or low-fat mi...

Children born prematurely at risk for poorer vision

...ommon in premature babies) and of cryotherapy (the standard treatment for ROP). Eva K. Larsson, M.D., of the Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden, and colleagues compared the visual acuity for distance and near vision of 10-year-old children born either prematurely or full term in Stockholm County, Sw...

News briefs from the journal CHEST June 2005

...e the other 30 chose to participate, instead, in a standard respiratory rehabilitation program. Patients who underwent surgery experienced significant improvements in respiratory, symptomatic, anthropometric, and biochemical parameters, whereas patients in rehabilitation experienced a worsening of bone-relat...

Study explains why up to eight percent of cancers go undetected

...T protocol that we've been testing will become the standard for all PET centers because of its noninvasive nat... outside of the main torso area and were missed by standard imaging protocols. Thanks to the unique scanning capability of acquiring the whole body from head to...

Doctors argue for new ways to resolve health treatment choices

...tive any new treatment is compared to the existing standard of care and on its value-for-money. Currently, non...rol, when these patients may live for decades with standard care." A pilot study at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital showed that when resources were limited...

Dartmouth study reveals flaws in screening for TB; Cases in 3rd world HIV patients may go undetected

...e an subclinical case of active TB and treat with standard multiple drug treatment could result in improper single drug treatment for latent TB, which has the potential to induce TB drug resistance. The findings are important because existing standards for detection of TB rely on using cough as the indicatio...

Fine tuning drug levels in neuroblastoma patients is effective, St. Jude researchers show

... from their bodies. Such differences mean that the standard drug of topotecan might help some children; in oth...cology. "Fewer than half of children treated with standard therapy for neuroblastoma achieve long-term survival," Stewart said. "But PK-based dosing appears to...

Study confirms intensive treatment of diabetic patients significantly reduces heart disease

... of insulin a day and occasional office visits and standard dietary reminders. In intensive treatment, patients are given 3-4 shots of insulin a day, frequent dietary reminders, monthly doctor's appointments, and psychological support. In results announced last Sunday, the ADA says among the more than 1,300 ...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital installs 64-Slice CT scanner, now available for clinical use

...al. "As recently as last year, the technical gold standard was 16-slice, which required the patient to hold their breath for 25- to 40-seconds in the time it took to perform the scan, as compared to 8-12 seconds with the 64-slice CT scanner."...

University of Maryland scientist wins 2005 Kettering Prize

...bitors to be significantly more effective than the standard breast cancer drug, tamoxifen, which stops working after five years. Samuel A. Wells, Jr., M.D., president of the General Motors Cancer Research Awards, says that Dr. Brodie was chosen to receive the 2005 Charles F. Kettering Prize after a "ver...

10-year survival after minor stroke established

...chronic disability. Secondary stroke prevention is standard practice in patients with a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor ischaemic stroke, but many of these individuals have a recurrent stroke or other vascular complications. Ale Algra (University Medical Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands) and colleagues ...

Bipolar disorder more prevalent and costly than believed; Lithium could curb suicide rate

...he introduction of newer drugs and continues to be standard practice in Europe. The first modern use of lithium to treat mania was more than 55 years ago. Dr. Baldessarini, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and his team conducted a comprehensive, quantitative review of studies comparing rat...

Thalidomide treatment proves better than conventional chemotherapy for multiple myeloma

... first large study to compare its effectiveness to standard drugs as part of front-line therapy with stem cell transplantation. Because the odds for a successful transplant increase as the number of cancer cells decreases, patients receive chemotherapy a few months before the procedure. In this study, 100 mul...

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