Tag: "therapy" at medical news
Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job
... at their previous job, after traditional physical therapy
had failed to do so. Furthermore, all but one of t...upper and lower body. Unlike traditional physical therapy
programs after injuries, this program was a modified version of what professional and collegiate ath...
New mechanism identified for resistance to targeted lung cancer drugs
...tumors become resistant to treatment with targeted therapy
drugs like Iressa and Tarceva. Their report, whic...y to treat these resistant tumors with combination therapy
directed against both protein targets," adds Pasi A. Jnne, MD, PhD, of the Lowe Center for Thoracic ...
Dopamine-related drugs affect reward-seeking behavior
...," said Pessiglione, "and how dopamine replacement therapy
can cause compulsive behaviors, such as overeating and gambling addictions, in the same people."...
New treatment for fungus which causes thrush and sepsis
...sh micafungin as a treatment option for first-line therapy
of candedaemia and invasive candidosis." They add: "Micafungin also has broad-spectrum activity against Aspergillosis spp, thus to assess its efficacy in the treatment of invasive aspergillosis will be an important future goal."...
INTERMACS group reveals recent successes to international transplant community
...herapy, a bridge to transplantation, or a bridging therapy
to myocardial recovery. Recent successes within the United States will be used as examples of the potential for creating an international database in an effort to have the most all-inclusive global database available. "By demonstrating the poten...
Are higher doses of cholesterol drugs worth the extra money? Only sometimes, study says
.... However, we found that whereas high-dose statin therapy
reduced mortality in patients with acute coronary ...facturers in the upcoming months, high-dose statin therapy
may not remain cost-effective in patients with stable coronary artery disease," he explains. For exa...
Penn study on lung-infecting bacterial enzyme suggests new approach to cystic fibrosis treatment
...ality of life for many CF patients, before CF gene therapy
becomes a reality. The Penn research team demonstrated the disruptive action of SMase in frog oocytes (egg cells) engineered to place CFTR in their membrane. These oocytes are an experimental tool that allows the researchers to assess the flow of i...
Confidentiality and privacy of personal health information is critical to acceptance of NHIN
...odel would also allow for privacy of mental health therapy
notes, but would represent all of a patients medications and allergies to show the essential elements of the medial record. Dr. Zaroukian concluded by saying that the effectiveness of the NHIN will be determined by the degree to which patients and ...
Tennessee researcher earns Komen grant to study depression and breast cancer
...nt methods of treating depression, problem-solving therapy
and brief behavior activation therapy
(BATD). Hopko and a colleague from the University of Maryland designed BATD in 2001. The study wil...
UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results
...y. Brem is a developer of the first approved local therapy
for glioma. The UCSF clinical trial is a phase1/2 study designed to establish the feasibility, safety and preliminary efficacy of vaccination in patients with recurrent, high-grade glioma. The trial involves two groups of six patients, both of whom...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 17, 2007
... regimen was also more effective than conventional therapy
for patients with certain antibiotic-resistant H. pylori bacteria. How to Use Quality Improvement Methods Ethically in Health Care The line between human research, which generally is given oversight by Institutional Review Boards, and qual...
Global Fund must fund salaries of health workers to deliver HIV, TB and malaria treatments
...mple, estimates that in order to roll out HIV drug therapy
across the country, it would need 8 health workers per 1000 patients receiving treatment. And yet currently, per 1000 people there are only 0.36 full-time equivalents of health workers. Mozambique simply does not have the domestic resources needed ...
Not just a menopausal symptom -- men have hot flashes, too
...flashes in males, a positive step toward providing therapy
for those patients in need. "Most people are un...s could possibly benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy
in addition to pharmacological treatments. ...
New class of HIV drug attacks previously untargeted enzyme
... the four groups had been receiving antiretroviral therapy
for an average of just under 10 years. The resea..., Argentina, said that a new era of antiretroviral therapy
had arrived and AIDS-related illness and deaths would be expected to continue to drop. But they ad...
MacroChem completes patient enrollment for Phase II trial of EcoNail for treatment of onychomycosis
...Luccia further noted: "If we can develop a topical therapy
without the treatment-limiting side effects experi...ll-tolerated and easy-to-use topical onychomycosis therapy
could both attract patients currently receiving other treatments and also expand the existing market...
Study suggests use of stem cell transplantation is beneficial treatment of type 1 diabetes
that includes stem cell transplantation induced ex...t of what likely will be many attempts at cellular therapy
to interdict the type 1 DM disease process. Other approaches under consideration include infusion of...
Combined imaging approach may provide better identification of difficult-to-diagnose brain clots
...eded to see if this can effectively impact patient therapy
Weak immune response critical to disease that causes most infant hospitalizations
... respiratory infections, and no specific antiviral therapy
to treat them. Normally RSV results only in a co...he widespread availability of advanced respiratory therapy
makes U.S. RSV fatalities rare.) Analysis of the lung samples showed high concentrations of RSV and ...
New drug shows promise for treating epileptic seizures
... well tolerated and effective when used as adjunct therapy
for adult patients with partial epilepsy, fully eliminating seizures in 24 percent of tested patients. The occurrence of side effects was also low compared to other current treatment methods. No age- or gender-related differences were found in the ...
Study recommends universal newborn screening for cystic fibrosis
... the basis of clinical presentation alone received therapy
costing an estimated 60400% more than patients diagnosed by newborn screening**. The authors conclude: "Newborn screening is associated with lower estimated treatment costs and reduced hospital admissions for invasive therapy, which suggests that i...
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