Tag: "therapy" at medical news
Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH
...dditional topics to be covered include respiratory therapy
for patients with disorders such as sleep apnea an...tation, reimbursement, nursing practices, infusion therapy
and governmental roles also will be discussed. The conference is designed to benefit institution...
6 out of 10 doctors aren't frustrated that patients can't lower cholesterol
...llowed by lifestyle changes alone (43%) and statin therapy
alone (10%). Only 1.5% recommended no course of action. Doctors in South Korea (66%) and Portugal (61.5%) were most likely to recommend a combination of statins and lifestyle changes, with doctors in Finland (31%) and France (36%) least ...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...) images; a new device that may make proton cancer therapy
a much more widespread treatment option; and a hyb...rsity of Wisconsin and co-founder of the radiation therapy
company TomoTherapy, will present a proton-therapy design based on a much smaller device known as a ...
Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers
... tumours and were more likely to receive radiation therapy
and chemotherapy. When the authors looked at outcomes, they found that 30-day mortality rates were twice as high in low volume centres than in high volume institutions; there was a similar disparity with the 90-day mortality rate. Median 5-year and 1...
New research spares children the pain of the needle
... quickly, suffered less pain, required less oxygen therapy
in hospital and were able to go home sooner than those given injections. Two-and-a-half million children are affected by pneumonia each year in Europe. Until now, most children have been admitted to hospital and treated with injected antibiotics. ...
Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care
...physicians may need more education on a particular therapy
or procedure. In addition, if there are physicians who are doing an excellent job, we want to try to emulate their practice, Wright says. Wright admits that although nursing staff have embraced the new focus on quality care and the use of guidel...
AstraZeneca announces SYMBICORT is now available in the US
...ferers will have a new choice of fixed combination therapy
to help achieve control of their asthma, said Chris OBrien, MD, PhD, senior director, Medical Science, AstraZeneca. Asthma is one of the most serious chronic diseases in the U.S. It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans suffer from the ...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...mia virus and a subset of ATLL patients respond to therapy
with interferon, commonly used in the treatment of...ks to clarify the precise mechanisms of interferon therapy
in ATLL and identify the specific molecular markers associated with response and prognosis. Ultimat...
Hormone therapy offers new hope for ovarian cancer patients
...he University of Edinburgh have shown that hormone therapy
can extend life in ovarian cancer patients, giving...use of chemotherapy in others. Letrozole hormone therapy
already used with great success in the treatment of breast tumours - attacks cancer by turning off ...
Future therapies for stroke may block cell death
A new therapy
to re-activate silenced genes in patients who suff...the Food and Drug Administration for use in cancer therapy
and is the first of the histone deacetylase inhibitors to be marketed. "The use of histone deacety...
NIAID releases MDR/XDR Tuberculosis research agenda
... Finding new TB diagnostic tools Improving therapy
for all forms of TB, including MDR/XDR TB Understanding basic biology and immunology of TB Studying MDR/XDR TB epidemiology Enhancing the clinical management of MDR/XDR TB in people with or without HIV/AIDS Improving TB prevention strategies, ...
Rochester spreads knowledge of cancer-related fatigue
...wise, 90 percent of patients who receive radiation therapy
report fatigue. Also, up to 40 percent of patients..., yoga, mindfulness stress reduction, and polarity therapy
also show promise. Many people with cancer already use non-drug behavioral therapies on their own, r...
UCLA researchers develop new nanomaterials to deliver anti-cancer drugs to cells
...ancer drugs is one of the major problems in cancer therapy
because the drugs require the addition of solvents...ls. A critical obstacle and challenge for cancer therapy
is the limited availability of effective biocompatible delivery systems. Since many effective antica...
Borderline personality disorder shows improvements with intensive psychotherapy
...ms. The study also included dialectical behavior therapy
(or DBT), which is a cognitively based therapy. Supportive therapy
also has its roots in psychoanalytic methods, but differs substantially from TFP. This is the...
Low libido in menopause linked to trouble sleeping
...ex. Likewise, she added, although systemic hormone therapy
with estrogen can reduce vaginal dryness, it can also lower womens natural testosterone, which affects some womens libido. Before starting any drug treatment for changes that happen in menopause, women need to weigh their individual risks and benef...
UK scientists set their sights on cure for AMD
A groundbreaking surgical therapy
capable of stabilising and restoring vision in the...oach will involve production of a cell replacement therapy
from human embryonic stem cells, which are effective in replacing dysfunctional RPE and photorecepto...
GSK announces launch of largest ever Phase III trial in lung cancer treatment
...atment. MAGE-A3 ASCI will be evaluated as adjuvant therapy
in about 2,270 MAGE-A3 positive patients with comp... have the potential to be suitable for maintenance therapy
delivered intra-muscularly on an outpatient basis. Phase III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Trial La...
Low-carb diets' effects linked to rise in newly identified 'starvation hormone'
...tic monkeys had previously shown promise for FGF21 therapy
as a means to lower blood sugar and lipids and stave off weight gain. Mammals survive periods of nutrient deprivation by shifting from carbohydrates to so-called ketone bodies as a primary fuel source. Ketone bodies are produced from fatty acids tr...
Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence
...f trastuzumab to chemotherapy and that trastuzumab therapy
was associated with a 35 percent reduction in the ...enefit of the targeted therapy, she says. Targeted therapy
uses a specific agent directed against a particular change in a cancer cell. Researchers also fou...
Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide
... chemotherapy put me in remission, but the arsenic therapy
sealed the deal. Arsenic trioxide was approved by the Food and Drug Administration nearly seven years ago for use in patients with APL who had not responded to, or had stopped responding to, standard first-line therapy. Approximately 81 percent...
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