Tag: "stockpile" at medical news
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 19, 2005
...ination costs, and the current federal decision to stockpile
only 75 million doses of anthrax vaccine nationwide (Editorial, p. 667). Metformin and Lifestyle Changes Slow Metabolic Syndrome An analysis of data from a large randomized, controlled trial in which participants were assigned to take metformin, a...
Researchers model avian flu outbreak, impact of interventions
...travel. The results suggest that an international stockpile
of 3 million courses of flu antiviral drugs, combined with other interventions, could contain a pandemic. Treating infected individuals and everyone in their vicinity, along with closing schools and workplaces, could have more than a 90 percent chanc...
Resistance to anti-flu agents increasing worldwide
...lications for agencies and governments planning to stockpile
these drugs for epidemic and pandemic strains of influenzaWith the increasing rates of resistance shown here, amantadine and rimantadine will probably no longer be effective for treatment or prophylaxis in the event of a pandemic outbreak of influenz...
Medical experts: US unlikely to have enough vaccines to stop avian flu
... the United States will be able to manufacture and stockpile
enough vaccine or antiviral medication to stop a bird flu pandemic should the virus mutate into a form that can be spread easily from human to human, according to a survey led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. The results of the survey wi...
$1.5 billion needed to ensure 12-month stockpile of pediatric vaccines
A six-month stockpile
of recommended pediatric vaccines would cost $1 bi...r pessimistic scenarios) that the proposed vaccine stockpile
levels will not be adequate to fully vaccinate all children that require immunization," the research...
How should countries best respond to a flu pandemic?
...ctly matched to the virus which emerges. A vaccine stockpile
sufficient to vaccinate 20 percent of the population could reduce case numbers by a third if children were vaccinated within a few weeks of the start of a pandemic. Combining pre-vaccination with household prophylaxis could reduce case numbers by two...
H5N1 threat puts human flu back in spotlight
..."This clearly suggests that it would be prudent to stockpile
a vaccine that is specific for one variant of the virus even if it loses some effectiveness when a somewhat different variant arises due to mutation," Thomas added....
Experimental vaccine protects lab animals against several strains of H5N1
Nations are preparing to stockpile
vaccines against H5N1, the strain of influenza virus that experts fear could cause the next flu pandemic. But will these vaccines remain effective as the virus mutates? Researchers present good news in the July 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious D...
NIAID awards $4 million to develop anti-radiation treatments
...s that could be acquired by the strategic national stockpile
of medical countermeasures, which is available to the public after a terrorist or nuclear attack or accidental radioactive exposure," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. In the event of an attack by a nuclear explosive device or radiologica...
Bird flu -- Call for antiviral drugs to be shared
...s likely that only a few countries will be able to stockpile
supplies of drugs active against the virus. In these circumstances, compared with a 'selfish strategy' in which countries use their antiviral drugs only within their borders, limited worldwide sharing of antiviral drugs would slow down the spread of ...
'Star Trek'-type scanning may reveal genetic activity of tumors, Stanford study shows
...ey then matched those imaging features with a vast stockpile
of microarray data generated from human liver cancer samples. They also could compare their data with how the cancer patient fared. What they found is that two very different aspects of cancer - how it looks by imaging and how it behaves on a mole...
Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention
... by Beate Sander, University of Toronto, Canada, a stockpile
of Tamiflu sufficient to cover 65% of a countrys p... outbreak.3 The study also predicts that if the stockpile
is increased so that there is an unlimited supply of Tamiflu for treating symptomatic patients and f...