Tag: "use" at medical news
Increased rates of methylphenidate use in children following parental divorce
...e can be a predictor of subsequent methylphenidate use
by children of broken families, according to a Uni...disorder (ADHD) in children. The rapid increase in use
of the drug over the past few decades has been noted in numerous countries, including Canada. Usin...
Stanford researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain
...uding in rat neural stem cells. If the point is to use
the technique in humans, he and postdoctoral schol...s up to encouraging news for researchers hoping to use
stem cells to treat human disease. For now, nobody knows the best way of inserting the cells, the co...
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
...HILADELPHIA, June 5, 2007 - A new study shows that use
of antipsychotic drugs is associated with an early...sed mortality. The highest risk appears to involve use
of the older conventional drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are approved for treating psychotic conditio...
Female teen steroid use not limited to athletes
...gon Health & Science University have found steroid use
among teen girls is not limited to athletes and of...ttempted suicide. Those reporting anabolic steroid use
were less likely to participate in team athletics. Overall, more than two-thirds of those surveyed...
AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression
...erta for this new respiratory application for the use
of AMPAKINE compounds. Under terms of the license...reer, who has successfully filed a patent for the use
of AMPAKINE drugs for these respiratory indications, will receive multiple years of research support...
New study could bring relief to sweltering city slickers
... Researchers at The University of Manchester will use
a small plane and a car fitted with advanced equipment to map out the surface temperature of central areas of Manchester and Sheffield. The data collected will be combined with climate change forecasts to produce a detailed picture of how urban hea...
Revlimid data presented at ASCO stands to change the way physicians treat multiple myeloma
...Revlimid/dexamethasone combination is approved for use
in the United States by the FDA for patients who have received at least one prior therapy, and a similar approval is pending in Europe....
May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...RD USE DOES NOT GUARANTEE HIGHER QUALITY CARE The use
of an electronic medical record (EMR) in primary c...gh-quality care. While the nine practices studied use
many of the same improvement strategies, the way the improvements are organized define three distinc...
Aussie research goes global through new grants
...the Netherlands to continue research examining the use
of Internet tools for the management of anxiety and depression....
Herceptin does not increase heart failure in patients long term
... heart failure risks long-term and now are able to use
this knowledge to individualize womens treatment based on their specific cardiac risk factors. The study assessed cardiac side effects in 1,850 women with HER-2 positive breast cancer those who have abnormally high levels of the HER2/neu protei...
Brain-boosting pill alleviates post-chemotherapy fogginess
...h is believed to be the first to examine the drugs use
in breast cancer patients -- on June 3 at the Amer...e, another persistent side effect, given the drugs use
in narcoleptic patients. Once researchers saw the drugs positive effect on fatigue, they conducted s...
Adding radioimmunotherapy to chemo may help patients with lymphoma
...ated. Radioimmunotherapy was delivered through the use
of a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody specifically...ate was determined by both conventional CT and the use
of PET, or positron emission tomographya scan that measures abnormal molecular cell activity. PET wa...
MUHC-led international team identifies gene responsible for blindness in infants and children
...n children and then study them so that we can then use
gene therapy to rescue their vision. Working with an international team of researchers including Drs. Anneke den Hollander, Frans Cremers and Ronald Roepman from the University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands, and Dr. Chris Inglehearn from The Unive...
Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
...e, he adds. But many prostate cancer patients dont use
hormonal treatments because of fear that their hormone-sensitive cancer will recur, he says, or because some therapies, such as estrogen, produce unwanted side effects, such as growth of breast tissue. "This [gabapentin] provides an immediate clin...
Antidepressant does not improve symptoms in advanced cancer patients without major depression
...ded. However, the authors stress that sertraline use
should continue in situations where it is of proven benefit such as patients with advanced cancer who have major depression. They conclude: Treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor [antidepressant] should be reserved for those with...
Pre-operative chemotherapy does not increase survival rates for nonsmall cell lung cancer
...result of this trial with previous trials suggests use
of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy results in a relative increase survival benefit of 12% and an absolute survival benefit of 5% at five years. The authors conclude: Although there was no evidence of a difference in overall survival with neo-adjuvant che...
Herb shows potential to reduce cancer-related fatigue
...ardia, M.D., reports that two-thirds of people who use
herbs do not use
any scientific evidence-based information to guide their purchases. To aid consumers in their decisi...
OHSU Cancer Institute shows findings of immunotherapy vaccine in prostate cancer patients
...tly supported the safety and effectiveness for the use
of sipuleucel-T in men with metastatic, androgen- independent prostate cancer (a different and more advanced patient population than those observed in this study). The FDA has delayed the approval of sipuleucel-T until more clinical data are availabl...
Dasatinib shows high early response rate as first treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia
...e U.S. Food and Drug Administration a year ago for use
by patients whose disease is unresponsive to or becomes resistant to the front-line therapy imatinib. Both drugs bind to and block a genetically flawed protein known as BCR-ABL, which causes the disease. Atallah explains that dasatinib binds to both ...
OHSU Cancer Institute, VA researchers find way to identify which men need a second biopsy
...few months later. We know that this is a judicious use
for a biopsy," Garzotto said. Besides identifying which men may have a deadly form of prostate cancer this new finding could also reduce the rate of overtreatment, unnecessary biopsies and overdiagnosis. Prostate biopsies can cause patient anxiety...
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