Navigation Links
Measurement Challenges In Detecting Cancer Biomarkers

Effective control of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) requires treatment of the sexual partners of infected patients. A new study shows that providing infected men with antibiotics to give their partners is more effective than traditional means of contacting and treating the partners, according to an article in the Sept. 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. Men with chlamydia or gonorrhea were more likely to see and talk to their female partners about the STD when given medicine to give to their partners than the men who were simply told to inform their partners of their STD exposure.

Partner referral is the most common method of attempting to control STD spread and recurrence. Health care providers ask STD-infected patients to contact their sexual partners, inform them of their risk for infection, and encourage them to seek medical care. A second method, booklet-enhanced partner referral, also provides the patients with booklets that have referral tear-out cards for distribution to sex partners. The new method, known as patient-delivered partner treatment, gives the patient an antibiotic to offer to his partner.

To compare the efficacy of patient-delivered partner treatment with standard and booklet-enhanced partner referral, the researchers enrolled 977 men from an STD clinic in New Orleans. The men had all had a diagnosis of urethritis due to chlamydia and/or gonorrhea infection, and most reported two or more sex partners. The men were each randomly assigned to one of the three partner treatment arms. Nearly 80 percent of the patients completed a follow-up interview four weeks later, and 38 percent were re-tested for STDs.

The researchers found that about 70 percent of men in the patient-delivered partner treatment arm gave the intervention to their partners (giving antibiotics), compared with 58 percent of men in the booklet-enhanced arm (giving tear-out referral cards), and 48 percent of men in the standard p
'"/>

Source:


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative funds Yale project
2. Detecting explosives with honeybees
3. Detecting microalgae in coastal waters
4. Detecting poisons in nectar is an odour-ous task for honeybees
5. Adding Radiation Therapy To Chemotherapy Improves Survival In Patients With High-risk Breast Cancer
6. Jump-starting T Cells In Skin Cancer
7. Deficient DNA Repair Capacity Associated With Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer
8. Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists identify immune-system mutation
9. Breakthrough Microarray-based Technology for the Study of Cancer
10. Yale Scientists Find MicroRNA Regulates Ras Cancer Gene
11. Fundamental Finding Yields Insight into Stem Cells, Cancer; Opens Door to Drug Discovery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Measurement Challenges Detecting Cancer Biomarkers

(Date:8/27/2014)... in the brain of mice, scientists have altered ... led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Susumu ... reveals that the connections between the part of ... experience and the part of the brain that ... malleable. , Altering those connections can transform ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... grass species frequently found in forests has created a ... American toads, a new University of Georgia study has ... the U.S. in the early 1900s, is one of ... more than a dozen states in the past century, ... in forests, it can survive in widely diverse ecosystems ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... CITY, Aug. 27, 2014 University of Utah biologist ... native Turkey, has won that nation,s highest science prize, ... Science. , Sekercioglu is among five researchers picked for ... Technical Research Council of Turkey. Three researchers won the ... the Special Award, which is equivalent to the Science ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Researchers change the emotional association of memories 2Researchers change the emotional association of memories 3Researchers change the emotional association of memories 4More wolf spiders feasting on American toads due to invasive grass, UGA study shows 2More wolf spiders feasting on American toads due to invasive grass, UGA study shows 3University of Utah biologist wins Turkey's top science prize 2
... Carolina,s "Laura,s Law" was signed by Governor Bev Perdue in ... year to pass progressive DUI legislation that is substantially shifting ... enforced—sobriety for the most dangerous drivers on the road. Now, ... lawmakers look at incorporating required 24/7 alcohol monitoring for offenders ...
... 2011 DigitalPersona, Inc. , ... solutions, today launched a new generation of biometric ... of battery-powered mobile identification devices. The new ... and readers make high-efficiency, standards-compliant biometrics practical for ...
... first time have identified and mapped the chemical structure of ... or inhibit the growth of reef-building coral. Chemicals found ... shown to harm coral, suggesting that competition with these macroalgae ... lack of recovery of coral reefs. Seaweed growth ...
Cached Biology News:Are Alcohol Anklets the New Ignition Interlock? 2Are Alcohol Anklets the New Ignition Interlock? 3Are Alcohol Anklets the New Ignition Interlock? 4DigitalPersona Goes Mobile with New U.are.U 5100 Fingerprint Sensors for Battery-Powered Mobile ID Devices 2DigitalPersona Goes Mobile with New U.are.U 5100 Fingerprint Sensors for Battery-Powered Mobile ID Devices 3DigitalPersona Goes Mobile with New U.are.U 5100 Fingerprint Sensors for Battery-Powered Mobile ID Devices 4Study identifies molecules used by certain species of seaweed to harm corals 2Study identifies molecules used by certain species of seaweed to harm corals 3Study identifies molecules used by certain species of seaweed to harm corals 4
(Date:8/26/2014)... - A team of engineers from Singapore has ... network (WSN) for satellite communications. , With the ... satellite design, constructing a lightweight, low power-consuming, wireless ... the satellite has always been a challenge for ... Satellite Research Centre of Nanyang Technological University in ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... LONDON , Aug. 26, 2014 An ... gene structures of all Dengue virus strains in Pubmed, ... structures back to 1944. This conservation and sharing of ... a Synthetic Dengue Blocker-Vaccine™ candidate, as it did for ... vaccine, both of which have been found to be ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... Technology Applications International Corporation, (OTCBB: NUUU) ... (2) wholly- owned subsidiaries, Renuell Int,l, lnc., and ... technology to provide advanced solutions to common problems. ... is launching its REJUVEL brand of technologically ... made possible because of its exclusive license with ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... Switzerland (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 ... for drug discovery and life science research, today ... Meetings will be held in Asia, Europe, ... from global pharmaceutical companies and leading research organizations ... share best practices, case studies, and upcoming challenges ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ZigBee in the Sky 2Technology Applications International Corporation, Trading Symbol NUUU now trading on NASDAQ's Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTC BB) 2Thought Leaders to Explore Innovations in SPR & Combination Screening at Genedata Screener User Group Meetings 2Thought Leaders to Explore Innovations in SPR & Combination Screening at Genedata Screener User Group Meetings 3
... All amounts are in U.S. dollars , , ... 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. ( AEZS, TSX: AEZ) ("the Company"), a late-stage ... at and for the three months ended March 31, 2010 . , ... First Quarter 2010 Highlights , , - January 25, 2010: ...
... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. , May 12 Atherotech Inc. will ... Association (NLA) Scientific Sessions 2010. The meeting takes place May 13-16 ... , , ... only advanced lipid test that routinely reports directly measured LDL-C, which is ...
... /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex:, NBS ) ("NeoStem" or the "Company"), an international biopharmaceutical ... at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square, New York City . , ... NeoStem,s CEO, Dr. Robin Smith will provide ... , , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Aeterna Zentaris Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial and Operating Results 2Aeterna Zentaris Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial and Operating Results 3Aeterna Zentaris Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial and Operating Results 4Aeterna Zentaris Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial and Operating Results 5Aeterna Zentaris Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial and Operating Results 6Aeterna Zentaris Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial and Operating Results 7Aeterna Zentaris Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial and Operating Results 8Atherotech Emphasizes Predictive Value of VAP(R) Cholesterol Test at National Lipid Association Meeting 2Atherotech Emphasizes Predictive Value of VAP(R) Cholesterol Test at National Lipid Association Meeting 3NeoStem, Inc. to Present at NASDAQ MarketSite 2NeoStem, Inc. to Present at NASDAQ MarketSite 3
... cm, is used for vertical slab gel electrophoresis ... The cell is supplied without spacers and combs. ... gaskets, lower buffer chamber, lid with cables, 2 ... buffer dam, casting stand with gaskets, leveling bubble, ...
CleanCut agarose is used to prepare genomic DNA plugs for use in pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) applications. Supplied as a 12 ml solution of 2% agarose....
...
... This system uses the Adept CE 4100 ... CE 4200 dual wavelength detector for ... PowerStream data processing software and interface unit, CE ... Windows XP may also be used with Windows ...
Biology Products: