TNF Blockers May Help Some With Rheumatoid Arthritis
... If standard treatment fails, more intensive therapy
works well, study finds
THURSDAY, ... of patients have a good response to methotrexate therapy
and don't need more intensive combination ... have been overtreated if aggressive combination therapy
was used for all, an approach that could have ...
Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results
... 1.6 percent, driven by mid-single-digit growth of therapy
-- International and ... property related to negative pressure wound therapy
(NPWT) via an auction process to Kinetic ... property related to negative pressure wound
(3) Special charges in fiscal 2009 ...
Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke
plus antidepressants improves mood and recovery, ... Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Adding psychosocial therapy
to treatment with antidepressants helps improve ... of the journal Stroke .
The psychosocial therapy
used in the study was conducted by nurses who did ...
State Regulation of Massage Therapy Will Improve Public Health, Safety
... initial meeting today, the State Board of Massage therapy
began drafting preliminary regulations that will ... a freestanding board of regulation for massage therapy
will allow practitioners' needs to be more ... business."
The State Board of Massage therapy
met today in Harrisburg to begin drafting ...
Omaha School of Massage Therapy Adds Healthcare Programs, Joins Herzing University, and Changes Name
... and since 1991 we've concentrated on massage therapy
programs as our medium to do this," said Campus ... University . "The Omaha School of Massage therapy
stood out as a shining star among educational ...
Serving greater Omaha as both a massage therapy
school and clinic for nearly two decades, the ...
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment
... observed adverse reactions during FIRMAGON therapy
included injection site reactions (e.g. pain, ... patients. Long-term androgen deprivation therapy
prolongs the QT interval. Physicians should consider whether the benefits of androgen deprivation therapy
outweigh the potential risks in patients with ...
Cyberonics Announces Conference Call to Discuss Fiscal Year 2010 First Quarter Financial Results
... and treatment-resistant depression. The VNS therapy
System uses a surgically implanted medical device ... to the vagus nerve. Cyberonics markets the VNS therapy
System in selected markets worldwide.
Additional information on Cyberonics and VNS therapy
is available at www.cyberonics.com and
National Long Term Care Community Business Coalition Cautions Severe $16 Billion Medicare Cuts to Nursing Home Care Will Not Only Jeopardize Quality Care to Seniors but Deeply Impact Businesses that Support Sector, Contribute to Local Economies
... of the nation's leading contract rehabilitation therapy
companies providing a complete range of physical, occupational and speech therapy
to skilled nursing facilities and a member of ... nursing facilities and hospices as well as to therapy
and home health providers in nine states. ...
ATS Medical Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results
... of 2008. Revenue from the Company's heart valve therapy
products, consisting of mechanical valves, tissue ... quarter was 21.7% overall, 27.6% for heart valve therapy
products and 10.0% for cryoablation products.
... expansion of our market positions in heart valve therapy
and surgical ablation through the introduction of ...
Therapy Technique Cuts Divorce/Separation Rate By Nearly 50 Percent
... at the start of each session of ongoing couples therapy
can greatly increase chances for reconciliation ... percent less than that of couples who received therapy
as usual. The findings, published in the August ... 2007, 205 randomly selected couples receiving therapy
in southern Norway participated in the study, ...
Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer
... oral gefitinib with chemotherapy as first-line therapy
and analyzed the treatment efficacy by EGFR ... safety of erlotinib as a first-line maintenance therapy
following chemotherapy for patients whose cancer ... PLACEBO-CONTROLLED SATURN STUDY OF MAINTENANCE therapy
FOR ADVANCED NSCLC (ABSTRACT # B9.1)
NFL Cardinals' Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Promotes Vision Therapy
... of the keys to his success was having vision therapy
as a child. He had a vision problem that was ... treatment.
Fitzgerald went through vision therapy
under his aunt's guidance, Dr. Stephanie ... "It is important to understand that vision therapy
treats vision problems that interfere with ...
The Healing Power of Art, Dance and Expression
... such as art therapy, dance and movement therapy
and equine therapy, have the power to address a ...
At Timberline Knolls experiential therapy
is a critical component of the 12-step treatment ... honesty that comes out of these processes." Art therapy
uses the creative process and visual art ...
BioMarin Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
... Naglazyme (galsulfase), an enzyme replacement therapy
for mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI), was $42.9 ... of Aldurazyme (laronidase), an enzyme replacement therapy
for mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) recorded by ... quarter of 2008 as the number of patients on therapy
worldwide continues to grow.
Net product ...
Judge Sues Blue Cross for Autism Treatment
... the costs associated with the applied behavioral therapy
provided to her son, who has autism spectrum ... to Blue Cross' wrongful refusal to pay for autism therapy
resulted in Blue Cross paying $1,000,000 in ... settled for Mr. Johns that applied behavioral therapy
is highly effective, yet Blue Cross persists in ...
Nurses Choose Exergen TemporalScanner(TM) Thermometer as 'Most Valuable Product' in Annual Industry Survey
... Most Valuable Product in the annual survey by therapy
Times, the only all-inclusive community Web site ... the U.S."
From hundreds of nominations, therapy
Times compiled a slate of products used in the ... nutrition, respiratory therapy, musical therapy
and nursing. Professionals in each therapeutic ...
'Suicide' Genes Help Slow Ovarian Tumor Growth in Mice
... in the news release. "We now have a potential new therapy
for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer that ... prove to be a significant advance in targeted therapy
for cancer, according to Dr. Edward Sausville, an ... location, location. In other words, an effective therapy
is not effective if it cannot get to the target," ...
Gentiva Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results
... segment - which includes hospice, respiratory therapy
and home medical equipment, infusion therapy
and consulting - increased 14% to $33.0 million, ... help with daily living activities; respiratory therapy
and home medical equipment; ...
Nanoparticle-delivered 'Suicide' Genes Slowed Ovarian Tumor Growth
... tumors in mice, and researchers expect this therapy
could be tested in humans within 18 to 24 months, ... a reason to hope. We now have a potential new therapy
for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer that ... he said. "In other words, an effective therapy
is not effective if it cannot get to the ...
Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne
... said Dr. Schlosser. "For these women, hormonal therapy
in the form of combination oral contraceptives ... that must be considered before hormonal therapy
is prescribed for treating acne. Such ... with patients to determine if hormonal acne therapy
poses any potential risks for patients.
Developing gene therapy to fight blindness
... and Saudi Arabia are working to develop gene therapy
for treating a rare, hereditary retinal disease. The therapy
has been shown to restore lost vision in animal ... vision.
The eye is an ideal place for gene therapy
because it's an "immune-privileged site," meaning ...
US HIFU Secures $5 Million Financing From MMV Financial
... Studies outside the U.S. have shown that focal therapy
may reduce side effects and offer effective ... which are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Focal therapy
may represent an optimal hybrid between the ... the start of clinical trials evaluating focal therapy
to be conducted at some of the nation's top ...
Therapy should extend beyond childhood
... not only acute, but chronic toxic damage as well. therapy
should thus be extended to prevent long-term ... prevention of irreversible cerebral injury. The therapy
consists of a special diet low in the amino acid ... not only acute, but chronic toxic damage as well. therapy
should thus be extended to prevent long-term ...
Northwest Hospital Introduces Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
... chambers and the launch of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
services offered through the Northwest Hospital ... types of wounds and soft tissue injuries. The new therapy
represents a significant enhancement in the ... of a hospital bed. The specialized hyperbaric therapy
team includes physicians, wound care nurses and ...
Sunshine Heart Provides C-Pulse U.S. Clinical Update
... lifestyle adjustments, family education, device therapy
(i.e. heart failure pacemaker with or without a ... medical treatment challenge is that the drug therapy
and CRT options often stop alleviating symptoms ... implantable, non-blood contacting, heart assist therapy
for the treatment of people with advanced heart ...
QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009
... examination, mean VA in the Visudyne combination therapy
group improved 2.5 letters from baseline compared ... Lucentis monotherapy group. In the combination therapy
group, 96% of patients had a three-month ... whether the vision outcomes with combination therapy
are superior, the same, or inferior to the ...
Medicare Cuts Will Force Many Cancer Centers To Close, Stop Seeing Medicare Patients, Lay Off Staff, According To ASTRO Survey
... Services (CMS) to cut payments for radiation therapy
treatments would cause many cancer centers to ... oncology, that would cut payments to radiation therapy
services by nearly 20 percent. Community cancer ... more than 50 miles round-trip, for radiation therapy
treatments. In rural areas, 81 percent reported ...
Xoft Expands Cancer Treatment Platform With Launch of Skin Cancer Electronic Brachytherapy Trial at AAPM Meeting
... option for the patient.
has been a common modality for the treatment of ... will enable clinicians to administer radiation therapy
without the use of a radioactive isotope and in ... System is designed to deliver non-radioactive therapy
directly to cancer sites with minimal radiation ...
First Customer Installs CyberKnife System in Existing Radiation Therapy Vault
... in one of the hospital's existing radiation therapy
vaults. This marks the first installation of this ... Center of Chicago.
Because radiation therapy
systems are gantry-based machines, meaning they only rotate in a single rotational plane, radiation therapy
vaults are typically smaller and require less ...
FDA Approves Expanded Use of Lilly's FORTEO(R) [teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection] to Treat Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis
... with sustained, systemic glucocorticoid therapy
in men and women at high risk of fracture. Glucocorticoid therapy
is the most common cause of secondary ...
"Patients who take long-term glucocorticoid therapy
are already dealing with a serious health ...
Abilify Has Made Strong Gains in Patient Share Across All Lines of Therapy Since Last Year's Analysis of Prescribing Trends in Schizophrenia
... Abilify has grown in the first three lines of therapy
since the 2008 analysis of prescribing trends in ... Risperdal, generics) in first and second lines of therapy
and leads other atypicals in the third line.
... and Geodon's better penetration of first-line therapy
came at the expense of others in the class and we ...
Stem Cells Used for 'Biological Pacemaker'
... pacemakers are often used as palliative therapy
(helpful but not curative treatment) for people ... signals that govern the heart beat. However, that therapy
has several shortcomings, including possible ... an American Heart Association news release. "Cell therapy
could overcome those problems and provide a ...
Nexavar in Combination with Chemotherapy Shown to Extend Progression-Free Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer
... ovarian and colorectal cancer and as an adjuvant therapy
for liver and kidney cancer.
Important ... hypertension may occur early in the course of therapy
and blood pressure should be monitored weekly during the first six weeks of therapy
and treated as needed. In HCC patients, bleeding ...
President's Council Projects Growth For Physical Therapy Profession
... (PT) services, says the American Physical therapy
Association (APTA) as a new federal report (1) ... President R. Scott Ward, PT, PhD. "The physical therapy
profession currently is experiencing significant ... of PTs now graduate with a Doctor of Physical therapy
Physical therapists are ...
Avidas(TM) Pharmaceuticals and LaRon(TM) Pharma Inc. Announce Co-Promotion Agreement
... film-coated caplet indicated as adjunctive therapy
for severe acne, along with complimentary ... to optimize patient convenience by simplifying therapy
and maximizing the benefits of treatment. For ...
Avidoxy is indicated as adjunctive therapy
for severe acne. To reduce the development of ...
New Study Finds Yet Another Link to Cancer, Synthetic Hormones
... women who underwent synthetic hormone replacement therapy
had a sharply increased risk of ovarian cancer. ... who choose to partake in hormone replacement therapy
should be educated about the health risk ... available - bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
Sales of Prempro, the combined ...
Washington, DC Plastic Surgeon Mark E. Richards, M.D. Says Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy has Staggering Health Benefits that Could Change the Way We Age
... the way we look… bio-identical hormone therapy
can improve our physical quality of life and ... the answer lies in bio-identical hormone therapy
. As people get older, they are prone to: ... Europe has been leading the way on this type of therapy
for years, why isn’t bio-identical ...
96-Week Safety and Efficacy Findings Presented for INTELENCE(TM) (etravirine) As Part of HIV Combination Therapy
... points should be considered when initiating therapy
Treatment history and, ... 5,000 copies/mL, were on a stable antiretroviral therapy
regimen, and had evidence of at least one ... INTELENCE should be discontinued and appropriate therapy
initiated if severe rash develops. In general, in ...
New HIV Study Shows That Large Numbers of Women and People of Color Can Be Successfully Enrolled In U.S. HIV Clinical Studies
... and race differences in response to an HIV-1 therapy
-- PREZISTA(R) (darunavir) coadministered with ... points should be considered when initiating therapy
Treatment ... in 0.5% of patients receiving combination therapy
with PREZISTA/r. Patients with preexisting liver ...
Home Oxygen Patients and Family Members Visit Capitol Hill to Ask Congress to Protect Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Benefit
... to Urge Congress to Pass Medicare Home Oxygen therapy
Act, Oppose Additional Cuts to Oxygen Benefit
... reform of the Medicare home oxygen therapy
benefit, patients and family members with the ... to support and pass the Medicare Home Oxygen therapy
Act of 2009 (H.R. 3220), which was recently ...