Tag: "therapy" at medical news
The plague as a weapon?
... is fatal in most cases. Diagnosis and appropriate therapy
reduces bubonic plague mortality to five to 15 per...treatment can also be fatal. Standard antibiotic therapy
(originally Strepotmycin, later tetracycline or gentamicin) is successful in treating the disease, b...
Therapy is not one size fits all
...ghly associated with therapeutic outcome, and that therapy
proceeds through the basic stages: engagement, pat...ion." Only about a third of all people who seek therapy
have a favorable outcome to the first intervention, according to Good. It is important for therapist...
New treatment possibilities for fatal genetic disease
...how this natural repair occurs so we can develop a therapy
that encourages and enhances repair in human patients." "Using the brains own adult stem cells to naturally repair and prevent further damage is one treatment possibility that we eventually hope to explore," he said. In addition to his research c...
New asthma inhaler propellant effective, but costlier
...lers contain ethanol. It may not be an appropriate therapy
choice depending on the patient's religious beliefs, and can temporarily cause a false reading on breath alcohol tests performed by law enforcement agencies, Hendeles said. Hendeles noted that CFC inhalers release negligible amounts of the propella...
Radiofrequency ablation effective treatment for inoperable lung cancer
...to destroy the abnormal cells. Conventional EBT therapy
involves 33 treatments over a six-week period and can often lead to side effects including radiation pneumonia and the permanent loss of lung tissue, said Dr. Dupuy. RF ablation, which uses high-frequency electrical currents to heat and destroy abnor...
Biopsy may underestimate prostate cancer in obese and overweight men
...more than one approach, such as combining hormonal therapy
with radiation, to reduce the risk of the cancer spreading and improve the chances of cure," Freedland said. "We must also keep in mind that even if a well-done biopsy shows low-grade cancer in an obese patient, there is still a reasonable likelihood...
Stem cells speed growth of healthy liver tissue
... adult stem cell administration may be a promising therapy
for regenerating livers damaged by other chronic and acute diseases. The researchers are currently embarking on a randomized controlled trial of the therapy. ...
Mayo Clinic study shows drug-eluting stent use in heart patients determined more by insurance type
...at clinical, instead of nonclinical, factors drive therapy
decisions. All these patients had access to health care, so this is not an access issue, says Dr. Long. Its the fact that once they got access, the type of insurance, as well as the characteristics of the hospital, affected the kind of care they rece...
Novel anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent shows effectiveness on key endpoints in trial
...nd anti-inflammatory properties to optimal medical therapy
would reduce coronary events and death among patie...gs indicate that succinobucol may be an additional therapy
to reduce atherosclerotic complications beyond currently used modifications of risk factors. Researc...
MERLIN TIMI-36 study provides new safety and efficacy data for unique anti-anginal therapy
... which was approved in 2006 for use as second line therapy
in patients who continue to experience angina despite treatment with another class of anti-anginal medication. This restriction is due to theoretical safety concerns associated with small EKG changes noted in patients taking ranolazine. Accordingly...
Patient adherence for successful tuberculosis treatment
... be essential factors for the sound running of the therapy
and the long-term efficacy of actions geared to tuberculosis control. This action strategy, by improving adherence to treatment and the rate of successful patient outcomes, should thus help restrict the spread of the disease and prevent the arrival o...
First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure
...an innovative strategy of orally administering BNP therapy
for cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure." The Heart-Kidney Link In heart failure, the kidneys also can become impaired and salt and water retention can occur, resulting in congestion. Reduced kidney function leads to buildup o...
Study finds coronary procedure adds no benefit over 'optimal medical therapy' alone
...taneous coronary intervention plus optimal medical therapy
does not improve outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease, compared with optimal medical therapy
alone, according to study results presented yesterday at the 56th Annual Scientific Session of the A...
Clevidipine during heart surgery improves blood pressure control
...reported that an investigational anti-hypertensive therapy
may perform better in controlling blood pressure t...g cardiac surgery to control blood pressure, a new therapy
called clevidipine may perform even better, according to researchers at Duke University School of Me...
Implant device effectively maintains heart function for transplant-listed patients
...r: 415-6) Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy
is a life-saving technology for patients with hear...ulatory support with an LVAD has become a standard therapy
for patients with refractory heart failure as a bridge to heart transplantation. New devices are bei...
EVEREST data on use of tolvaptan published in JAMA and featured at ACC
...EST data suggest that tolvaptan may be a potential therapy
for patients with heart failure." Tolvaptan is a novel, investigational small molecule designed to be an antagonist of the vasopressin V2 receptor, which plays a role in the kidney's regulation of fluid excretion. The majority of patients hospitali...
Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying in women
...uce the risk of death, the authors note. "Aspirin therapy
may influence cardiovascular disease and cancer through its effect on common pathogenic pathways such as inflammation, insulin resistance, oxidative stress [damage to the cells caused by oxygen exposure] and cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme activity," als...
Pairing medical therapy with coronary intervention fails to reduce heart disease deaths
...ve outcomes over and above modern, optimal medical therapy
(OMT) in patients with stable coronary disease. ...nts in the PCI group and 202 events in the medical therapy
group. The 4.6-year cumulative primary rates of death or non-fatal heart attack were 19.0 percent an...
Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy
...when compared to more complicated existing medical therapy
for patients with acute coronary syndromes. The on...vation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Today, drug therapy
typically consists of aspirin, clopidogrel, heparin, and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPI), eac...
Studies highlight 'real world' use, safety of drug-eluting stents
...gs suggest that faithful adherence to antiplatelet therapy
with clopidogrel may not offer enough protection a...r. All patients then received double antiplatelet therapy
with 325 mg aspirin and 75 mg clopidogrel for six months. During that time, Dr. Antoniucci and colle...
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