Tag: "therapy" at medical news
Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment
...he analysis, 20 percent of whom underwent surgical therapy
(8.5% resection, 6.1% ablation and 4.9% transplant...ns were 25 percent less likely to receive surgical therapy
than white patients, while Asian patients were 27 percent more likely to receive it. Interestingly,...
Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
...e common treatments would allow women to stop drug therapy
and maintain the same degree of bladder control. The third UITN study, the Trial of Mid-Urethral Slings (TOMUS), is recruiting patients to compare two minimally invasive surgeries for the treatment of SUI. Both procedures include placement of a s...
Cure for hepatitis C announced by VCU researcher
...(peginterferon alfa-2a) monotherapy or combination therapy
with Pegasys and ribavirin. After successful treatment, researchers monitored serum levels of HCV once a year for an average of 4.1 years (range 0.4 to 7 years). Of the 997 patients, 989 maintained undetectable levels of HCV. The remaining eight pa...
A drug's brand name skews patient treatment choices
...hey designed a decision aid for anticoagulant drug therapy
for atrial fibrillation in 3 formats (decision board, decision booklet with audiotape, or interactive computer program) with 2 types of data presentation (pie graph or pictogram). The treatment options were identified initially as "treatment A" (warf...
Data on new vaccine for prostate cancer to be presented
... to provide background and perspective on this new therapy
for metastatic prostate cancer. WHEN: Monday, May 21, 2007 3:00 p.m. PDT WHERE: AUA Press Suite (Mezzanine Show Offices A and B), Anaheim Convention Center HOW: Access to this special session is free to all credentialed...
Asthmatx completes enrollment in pivotal study of bronchial thermoplasty
...d resolved on average within 7 days with either no therapy
or with standard medical care. The frequency and types of respiratory-related adverse events were similar in both groups from 6 weeks after the treatment out to one year. "We treated the first patient five years ago and have participated in each o...
The hepatitis C link: Diagnose, treat, transplant
...o the standard peginterferon alfa-2b and ribavirin therapy
compared with only 10 percent (1/10) of patients r... positive donors may be considered as a first line therapy
to increase the available donor pool of organs in those undergoing OLT for HCV-related cirrhosis, wh...
New research supports early testing for prostate cancer
...g the use of continuous androgen deprivation (CAD) therapy
to intermittent androgen deprivation (IAD) therapy
in these patients to compare both efficacy and patient tolerability between these two forms of hormo...
Targeted nanoparticles incorporating siRNA offer promise for cancer treatment
...he primary challenges associated with this type of therapy
is delivering the therapeutic agent into the body and then to the tumor in a safe and effective manner. By using targeted nanoparticles, researchers have demonstrated that systemically delivered siRNA can slow the growth of tumors in mice without eli...
Could statins be a new option for hepatitis C patients?
... effectiveness of antivirals the standard of care therapy
for hepatitis C," said John Vierling, M.D., Baylor...ho improved their abnormal ALT levels after statin therapy
and the number of patients who maintained their normal ALT levels after initiation of statin therapy...
Long-term anti-clotting therapy sweetens stenting outcomes in diabetic patients
...ients who are treated with long-term anti-clotting therapy
are less likely to have a heart attack or die more...s that physicians may need to tailor anti-clotting therapy
to the special needs of patients with diabetes, a condition that not only causes high blood sugar le...
Children's Hospital and Pitt lead national trial of hypothermia to treat pediatric brain injury
...ning the effectiveness of induced hypothermia as a therapy
for brain swelling in children who have suffered t...ous Phase II clinical trial of induced hypothermia therapy
led by Dr. Adelson at Children's found that moderate hypothermia therapy
is safe and may potentially...
Alternative hormone treatment could help fight against breast cancer
...ury of research has taught us much about endocrine therapy
for breast cancer, but the most important lessons about adjuvant ovarian suppression will be learnt over the next decade."...
Ulcerative colitis sufferers find UC quite disruptive to many aspects of daily life
...s taking aminosalicylates (5-ASAs), the first-line therapy
and most commonly prescribed class of medication f...penly about their disease and ask if their current therapy
is appropriate for them," says Dr. Rubin. "As physicians, we need to ask questions to encourage pat...
ACE inhibitors help preserve kidney function in IgA nephropathy
... of limiting the future need for renal replacement therapy
in patients with IgAN," comments Dr. Rosanna Coppo of Regina Margherita Hospital in Turin, Italy, lead author of the new study. In the European cooperative study (supported by EU Community), 66 children and young adults with early-stage IgAN were r...
UC Irvine researchers reveal first images of brain changes associated with memory
...ls of this growth factor and potentially emerge as therapy
for the cognitive problems associated with Huntingtons. The researchers are now working to see if such LTP defects are present in mouse models of common forms of human mental retardation....
Cow protein aids in treatment of gastrointestinal disorder
...aly May 16, 2007 -- Recent evidence suggests that therapy
currently used to treat Helicobacter pylori (H. py...ated in more patients treated with the traditional therapy
plus lactoferrin than with the existing treatments and may be used without risk of resistance. Var...
Asthma study shows patients have more options to control disease
...nt. "While the group on the combination inhaler therapy
clearly did better than those on the oral monteluk...t to note that 70 percent of patients on this oral therapy
did well according to the treatment failure criteria, and were symptom-free on 79 percent of days," ...
Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors when discontinuing hormone replacement therapy
Hormone replacement therapy
(HRT) has been shown to reduce many cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, but many women have stopped using HRT due to reports from the Womens Health Initiative that HRT may increase the risk of breast cancer and heart disease. In a study publis...
Web-based program could ease treatment decisions for prostate cancer patients
... observation alone, surgery, cryosurgery, hormonal therapy
and radiation therapies," Dr. Bennett says. "But there have only been a few studies that adequately compare the complications of different treatments, which can include sexual, bladder and bowel dysfunction. Men can hear their doctors recommendations...
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