Tag: "therapy" at medical news
Journal Sleep: Longer CPAP use at night can normalize one's daytime functioning
.... Weaver, there are also patients who normalize on therapy
with somewhat limited CPAP use. "The actual need for CPAP in terms of reversing sleepiness is likely to be individually determined," said Weaver. "We cannot assume that an individual using CPAP only four hours per night is inadequately treated for...
Study explains why patients with OSA are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
...tic endothelial cells as a marker to fine-tune the therapy
is one potential application. This may potentially reduce OSA patients' risk of CVD. Dr. El Sohl mentioned that statins, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, and vitamin C reduce enthothelial apoptosis, but it is not known if these agents could ...
Treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and tuberculosis
...ents who received intermittent or standard 6-month therapy
when compared to those receiving daily or longer t... researchers state that the optimal duration of TB therapy
in HIV-infected subjects is unknown and may differ from HIV-uninfected individuals. According to ...
When HIV and liver disease co-exist
...y regimens. For patients with HIV/HBV, combination therapy
is routine, though viral mutation and drug resistance remain troubling issues. A key topic of conversation was the development of new agents for treating viral hepatitis in patients with HIV. Challenges include the risk of hepatic injury and low pati...
Transformation for people with AIDS on the horizon
...tant HIV that does not respond to drug combination therapy
could benefit the most. This year, we may witne...6, when the near miraculous effects of combination therapy
were first observed, they write. The drugs are the HIV integrase inhibitors, R5 inhibitors, and et...
Study: Directly observed HIV therapy for children is promising
...wn University] -- Directly observed antiretroviral therapy
is a promising strategy to ensure that HIV-infecte...n these countries. We found that directly observed therapy
is an effective and economical way to go. Without antiretroviral treatment, half of all HIV-infect...
Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats
... Marsala is currently testing the human stem cell therapy
for safety and efficacy in other animal models, an...en done before. The researchers believe that the therapy
may eventually be proven even more effective in human patients, who would be able to receive physica...
Survey shows asthma not controlled in majority of patients
...for at least one year who were prescribed standard therapy
for preventing symptoms. Over the past 15 years, the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program has emphasized daily preventive management as opposed to treating asthma attacks. The objective of the Real-World Evaluation of Asthma Control and...
How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages
...1997. The electrical implants are also an approved therapy
for other movement disorders and are at various st... and intensities. In addition to showing how the therapy
works, their model of neurons in action also revealed that stimulation delivered at too slow a pace ...
Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly
...s and California suggests that a simple, cost-free therapy
appears to largely overcome that drop-off in insulin response: moderate aerobic exercise such as walking. Experiments at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles conducted on ...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...e-clinical work necessary for moving the potential therapy
forward. The project will also explore novel techn...cue effect opens the door to using adult stem cell therapy
to treat additional types of visual disorders. These could include degenerative diseases such as ret...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
... and on developments using behavioral and physical therapy
methods to treat pain. Clinical trials to treat pain in patients within healthcare systems are the next topic, followed by ideas on how information technology and clinical databases can be used to guide future patient care. Finally, we present perspe...
Once-fatal metabolic disorders treatable, says Stanford/Packard researcher
...sis coupled with a rapid start of intravenous drug therapy
significantly improves the survival rates of peopl...ring the study period. Those who received the drug therapy
had an overall survival rate of 73 percent for newborns and 98 percent for older patients. In contra...
Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery
...en, because at Hartford Hospital, we reserved drug therapy
to patients who would most benefit and we avoided a drug/laboratory test interaction that could have resulted in an increased risk of blood clots," according to Dr. White. The analysis included 3,348 patients undergoing bypass or valve replacement...
Increasing radiation dose shortens treatment time for women who choose breast sparing treatment
after lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer can be safely delivered in higher daily doses to greatly reduce treatment time. This conclusion of a new Fox Chase Cancer Center study is good news for women who might opt to have a mastectomy instead o...
Personality changes may help detect form of dementia
...t features of dementia may enable doctors to begin therapy
as soon as possible. This will become increasingly important as newer, potentially disease-modifying medications are developed. It also gives the patient and family members more time to plan for the progressive decline." Galvin said more detailed p...
Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO
...ce of providing HIV care, including antiretroviral therapy
(ART), to a conflict-affected population in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The reported treatment outcomes were similar to those in HIV projects in non-conflict settings. "Our experience has shown us that one of the keys to successful ...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...un Y, Emamian E, Atkinson R, et al. (2007) Lithium therapy
improves neurological function and hippocampal dendritic arborization in a spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 mouse model. PLoS Med 4(5): e182. IN YOUR ARTICLE, PLEASE LINK TO THIS URL, WHICH WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE PUBLISHED PAPER: http://medicine....
High pretreatment PSA velocity predicts worse outcome
...tment with radical prostatectomy (RP) or radiation therapy
(RT). Dr. DAmico reviewed data from 948 men with localized prostate cancer who had one or more high-risk factors. Dr. DAmico and his co-authors found that the most important single prognostic factor was PSA velocity. As expected, men who had mult...
ECP may be effective in treating Crohn's disease
...W). The majority of patients who responded to ECP therapy
had a notable improvement in their disease symptoms and signs after only six weeks of treatment. "We show in this pilot study that ECP is effective in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) that have previously failed the strongest therapies we curren...
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