Navigation Links
Heat Therapy Helps Treat U.S. Soldiers' Infections
Date:3/11/2010

Device works on skin lesions caused by parasite in Iraq, Afghanistan, study finds

THURSDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Heat therapy is effective for treating lesions caused by a parasitic skin infection that afflicts U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new study shows.

Since U.S. operations began in those countries, more than 1,300 American military and civilian personnel have developed Leishmania major skin lesions, according to information in a news release about the study.

Naomi Aronson and her colleagues at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Walter Reed Army Medical Center looked at 56 military personal with these skin lesions and found that a single session with a ThermoMed device appeared to be as effective as the current standard therapy involving a 10-day intravenous course of sodium stibogluconate (Pentostam).

Both treatments showed comparable rates of healing. The number and severity of side effects was greater with sodium stibogluconate treatment, but those problems resolved over time with no long-term effect, according to the researchers.

The study was published in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about leishmania infections.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Public Library of Science, news release, March 8, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Vision restoration therapy shown to improve brain activity in brain injured patients
2. HIV therapy in pregnancy-data support WHO recommendations
3. Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
4. Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Angina in Women
5. One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High
6. Aromatherapy Gift Line Sheds Humorous Light on Modern Therapy
7. Chemotherapy may be culprit for fatigue in breast cancer survivors
8. Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers Set to Launch This Fall
9. New Drug No Substitute for Standard Blood-Clot Therapy
10. Stem Cell Therapy Disappoints Against Rare Kidney Ailment
11. Nucletron Announces Management Buy-Out to More Effectively Meet the Demands of Its Customers and the Radiation Therapy Community
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... research suggests the adage that encourages people to keep ... when it comes to exercise. When walking, staying focused ... to it appear shorter and help people walk there ... this technique to walking while looking around the environment ... of exercise. , "People are less interested in exercise ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 Lifeinsurance-policy.com has ... the best life insurance prices for smokers. , Smoking ... insurance premiums. Comparing quotes is the best method to ... quotes for customers who need coverage. , Whole ... duration of the policy. Since the coverage is permanent, ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Join the more than 80 golfers who already have ... charity golf tournament to benefit Project HEAL, a not-for-profit organization ... afford treatment. The tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 6, ... The day-long event starts with 10:30 a.m. check-in and shotgun ... begin at 5 p.m. and will include an auction featuring ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... City, NJ (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Diet ... with their intentions to lose weight and their dieting attempts ... unhealthy, fatty foods. Including hormone diet treatments into ... only allows patients to see fast and effective weight loss ... and begin forming healthy habits to maintain their weight for ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... occasion of the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform meeting, ... leishmaniasis experts, results of a pharmacovigilance or ... carried out by MSF, DNDi, and national partners ... to key decision makers in order to boost ... combination of Sodium Stibogluconate and Paromomycin (SSG&PM) in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 2Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 3Health News:Affordable Whole Life Insurance Premiums for Smokers! 2Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 2Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 3Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 2Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 3Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 4Health News:Results of large-scale roll out of combination treatment for kala-azar in Eastern Africa 2
... ... of MD Anderson will be conducting a lecture on Radiation Therapy Options for Mesothelioma patients. ... ... -- Mesothelioma lecture on Tuesday November 10th, 2009, 5:30 pm CST, MesoCare.org is ...
... ... collaborating to provide Davis Applied Technology College with a working showroom of CNC machines. ... Okuma open-architecture THINC control. Grand Opening January 12-14, 2010. , ... Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 9, 2009 ...
... HUYA Bioscience International, a leader in ... partnership with the School of Medicine and Pharmacy, ... in a series of collaborations that HUYA has ... to enable and accelerate the global development and ...
... Nov. 8 Today, the nation Mayors commended the ... Care for America Act, a historic piece of legislation, ... , In June, at the US Conference of Mayors ... nation unanimously supported the health care reform principles of ...
... finds , SUNDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Your mother ... up straight: New research suggests that good posture could make ... of us were taught that sitting up straight gives a ... study and a psychology professor at Ohio State University, said ...
... Nov. 7 Tonight the House of Representatives passed ... reform legislation that will ensure every American has access ... The legislation, which cracks down on some of the ... million Americans and cut the deficit by $104 billion ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Okuma America Corporation & Hartwig, Inc. to Provide Machines to Davis Applied Technology College for Machine Tool Technology Program 2Health News:HUYA Bioscience International Establishes Strategic Partnership with School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ocean University of China 2Health News:The Nation's Mayors Commend House Passage of Health Reform Bill 2Health News:Good Posture May Inspire Confidence 2Health News:Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine Issues Statement Praising the House of Representative's Historic Vote to Pass Health Insurance Reform 2Health News:Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine Issues Statement Praising the House of Representative's Historic Vote to Pass Health Insurance Reform 3
(Date:9/30/2014)...  Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX ), today ... Chief Executive Officer, will preside over the NASDAQ Stock ... day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In his remarks, ... the important benefits of Hologic,s 3D Mammography technology, the ... superior to traditional mammography. This is the ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 This ... for molecular imaging informatics solutions including nuclear imaging ... and comparison. The study assesses the size of ... 2010 and 2013, and projects future growth based ... as the dynamics taking place in the broader ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - ... Global Markets Direct,s, ,Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product ... the Aileron Therapeutics, Inc.,s pharmaceutical research and development ... the current therapeutic developmental pipeline of Aileron Therapeutics, ... therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hologic to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the October 1 NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Ceremony 2Hologic to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the October 1 NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Ceremony 3Analysis of the US Molecular Imaging Informatics Market 2Analysis of the US Molecular Imaging Informatics Market 3Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 2Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 3
... , STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 13 ... will be releasing a free trial version of its Zargis ... conference, taking place this November 15-17 in Orlando. Zargis is ... the companion hardware -- the 3M Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model ...
... BERWYN, Pa., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Encorium Group, ... multinational clinical research organization (CRO) conducting studies in over ... and biotechnology companies, today announced that it has appointed ... 7, 2009. Ms. Laitinen, age 43, will replace ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Zargis to Release Trial Version of Cardioscan while Exhibiting with 3M(TM) Littmann(R) at American Heart Association Conference 2Zargis to Release Trial Version of Cardioscan while Exhibiting with 3M(TM) Littmann(R) at American Heart Association Conference 3Encorium Group, Inc. Appoints Sari Laitinen to Board of Directors 2Encorium Group, Inc. Appoints Sari Laitinen to Board of Directors 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: