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Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

... Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst ... FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A single dose of a corticosteroid, given along with ... "In people with severe sore throat, a single dose of an oral steroid is effective in relieving pain ...

Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Report Second Quarter 2009 Results

... to sleep. Intermezzo (R) is a sublingual low dose formulation of zolpidem, the active agent most ... approximately one-quarter to one-third of the dose of active drug contained in currently marketed ... Intermezzo (R), by combining the reduced zolpidem dose with administration only on those nights when a ...

Bionovo Presents Positive Results from Phase 1B Trial of Bezielle for Metastatic Breast Cancer

... the study was to identify the maximum tolerated dose of Bezielle and to determine the safety, ... survival will be performed. dose Escalation and Compliance Overall compliance ... in study protocol, was never established despite dose escalation reaching ...

Radiation exposure during interventional procedures a concern for some developing countries

... in these countries lack the concept of patient dose estimation and dose management, putting patients at a higher risk of ... in this study are above the currently known dose reference level," said Madan M. Rehani, PhD, ...

FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

... study (n=636). All patients received a dose of 234 mg on Day 1 in the deltoid muscle. From ... increase with the length of therapy and the total dose received. This condition can also develop after a ... in milligrams (mg) of paliperidone palmitate in dose strengths of 39 mg, 78 mg, 117 mg, 156 mg and 234 ...

INVEGA(R) Approved as the First and Only Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder

... other study, patients were assigned to one of two dose levels of INVEGA(R): 6 mg with the option to ... these medications had been given at a stable dose within 30 days of screening. Approximately half ... study (dosed between 3 and 12 mg/day, mean modal dose of 8.6 mg/day) and the ...

QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

... currently enrolling to receive the 81-(micro)g dose formulation, and the Company plans to initiate ... evaluations of two to three additional higher dose formulations later this year. The goal of these ... believe there is sufficient room to increase the dose of latanoprost to further increase reduction in ...

Genetic testing may be valuable in treating colorectal cancer

... the variation in order to lower the treatment dose -- however, it has been unclear whether the ... as effective as the full dose. If the lower dose is as effective, the test could prevent many ... that under usual care, patients received a full dose of irinotecan. With genetic testing, irinotecan ...

Xoft Expands Cancer Treatment Platform With Launch of Skin Cancer Electronic Brachytherapy Trial at AAPM Meeting

... terms of the different radiation modalities and dose fractionation schemes. That is why I believe this ... "Given my recent clinical experience with High dose Rate brachytherapy with an Ir-192 remote ... Axxent treatment platform provides a therapeutic dose of radiation directly to the region at risk with ...

Lilly to Unveil More Than 30 Studies at Premier Lung Cancer Meeting

... problems, be sure to tell your doctor. Your dose of ALIMTA may have to be changed, or ALIMTA may ... with ALIMTA. Your doctor may adjust your dose of ALIMTA or delay your treatment based on the ... with GEMZAR. Your doctor may adjust your dose of GEMZAR or delay your treatment based on the ...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

... same technology might allow doctors to lower the dose of X-rays women undergoing mammography receive. ... into a three-dimensional image. The total dose of radiation is the same as in a conventional ... beam around the breast, they can deliver a lethal dose of X-rays to cancer cells inside a tumor while ...

Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Present at BMO Capital Markets Healthcare Conference on August 5, 2009

... to sleep. Intermezzo (R) is a sublingual low dose formulation of zolpidem, the active agent most ... approximately one-quarter to one-third of the dose of active drug contained in currently marketed ... Intermezzo (R), by combining the reduced zolpidem dose with administration only on those nights when a ...

Varian Medical Systems Receives 510(k) Clearance for Fast and Accurate Acuros(TM) Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Capability

... meeting in Toronto, Canada, enables superior dose calculation at unmatched speed. The system enables clinicians to rapidly calculate patient dose with an extremely high level of accuracy*. ... will help clinicians make better decisions about dose to their patients and further their knowledge to ...

PARI Granted US Patent for Vortex Holding Chamber

... more efficient medication delivery with a metered dose inhaler (MDI). "While metered dose inhalers offer a quick burst of medication, there are a number of problems delivering an effective dose to patients. These include medication waste due ...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

... failure and may occur as the total cumulative dose of doxorubicin HCl approaches 550 mg/m2 ... be included in calculations of total cumulative dose Cardiac toxicity may also occur at ... platelet count), at least prior to each dose of DOXIL In patients with recurrent ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2009

... with patient enrollment nearing completion in our dose confirmation and dosimetry study in patients with ... acceptable safety, and that a maximum tolerated dose was not reached, even at the highest planned dose level. Announced that the ASCO Research ...

Study estimates radiation dose, cancer risk from coronary artery calcium screening

... in scanner models and techniques, radiation dose from a single scan varied more than 10-fold, the ... bone surface and adrenal glands. "The wide dose variation also resulted in wide variation in ... excess lifetime cancer risk using the median dose of 2.3 millisieverts was 42 cases per 100,000 men ...

Research identifies successful new treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, reduces long-term risks

... the long-term risks presented by high cumulative dose chemotherapy. Schwartz and the researchers of the ... also combined the chemotherapy treatment with low dose radiation following the completion of the ABVE-PC ... advanced HL relied on two treatment principles: dose density enhances therapeutic efficacy and rapid ...

Patient Enrollment Complete for Phase I/II Clinical Trial for GALNS for Morquio A Syndrome

... is designed as an open-label, within-patient dose escalation trial in 20 patients followed by a treatment continuation period. During the dose escalation phase of the study, subjects will ... pharmacodynamics and to identify the optimal dose of GALNS for future studies. BioMarin plans to ...

Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly Receive U.S. FDA Approval for Effient(TM)

... Effient should be initiated with a loading dose of 60 mg followed by a maintenance dose of 10 mg once daily. In addition, for those ... should consider lowering the maintenance dose to 5 mg once daily. Patients taking Effient ...

New Jersey Hospital Protects Patient Safety with Advanced Pharmacy Automation Solution

... errors by limiting the number of hands each dose must pass through to get to the patient. ... are loaded into PillPick and packaged into unit dose bar-coded bags. Unit doses are then assembled ... Before dispensing to the patient, both the dose and the patient's identification bracelet are ...

Siemens Celebrates First Installation of SOMATOM Definition AS 20 CT Scanner

... to virtually any patient, adapts for complete dose protection, adapts for new dimensions, and adapts ... Regional VP. "In addition to the lower radiation dose patients will receive, the system's scalability ... AS provides tremendous benefit with the Adaptive dose Shield technology, eliminating unnecessary ...

If 2 Painkillers Are Banned, What Next?

... called for lowering the recommended maximum daily dose of nonprescription acetaminophen, which is ... The panel also voted to limit the maximum single dose of acetaminophen to 650 milligrams (two pills of 325 milligrams each). The current single dose of Extra Strength Tylenol, for instance, is 1,000 ...

FDA Panel Urges Ban on Vicodin, Percocet

... narcotic, should be banned, and the maximum dose of over-the-counter painkillers with ... many people may consume more than the recommended dose of these pain relievers in the mistaken belief ... panel voted 21-16 to lower the maximum daily dose of nonprescription acetaminophen, which is ...

FDA Panel Urges Tough Controls on Acetaminophen Painkillers

... recommended on Tuesday to lower the maximum dose of over-the-counter acetaminophen -- the key ... many people may consume more than the recommended dose of these pain relievers in the mistaken belief ... voted 21-16 Tuesday to lower the maximum daily dose of nonprescription acetaminophen, which is ...

FDA Advisers Urge Smaller Doses of Acetaminophen

... advisers recommended Tuesday to lower the maximum dose of over-the-counter acetaminophen -- the key ... many people may take more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen-based, over-the-counter pain ... voted 21-16 Tuesday to lower the maximum daily dose of nonprescription acetaminophen, which is ...

FDA Advisers Recommend Smaller Doses of Acetaminophen

... voted Tuesday to recommend that the maximum dose for Tylenol and other pain medications should be ... The advisers recommended lowering the maximum dose of over-the-counter acetaminophen -- the key ... many people may take more than the recommended dose of over-the-counter pain relievers in the ...

Obese Get Higher Doses of Radiation for X-Rays

... fat allowed delivery of a lower radiation dose than would be needed if a different area were ... to high-dose radiation. "It's true that the dose from a typical X-ray is very, very small," he said. "So, yes, 40 times a very small dose is still small and probably not dangerous. ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Completes Planned Patient Enrollment in Bavituximab Phase I Cancer Trial

... profile. In these patients, a maximum tolerated dose had not been reached even at the highest planned dose level. Peregrine has now begun designing ... The objectives of this multi-center open label dose escalation study are to determine the safety and ...

New Data: Efficacy and Responder Analyses of Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 percent for the Treatment of Menopause

... of estradiol/day - the lowest effective approved dose of estradiol available for the treatment of ... offers women the lowest effective FDA-approved dose of estrogen therapy for MSVMS in post-menopausal ... Estrogen products should be used at the lowest dose possible for your treatment and only as long as ...

Novo Nordisk Insulin Analogs Have Proven Safety Profiles

... patients with diabetes. Any change of insulin dose should be made cautiously and only under medical ... is improved by intensified insulin therapy. The dose of any insulin may need to be adjusted in ... with type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis. dose and timing of administration may need to be ...

Radiation dose drastically reduced during whole chest MDCT

... (ECG) gating can reduce the patient radiation dose by 71% using MDCT combined with prospective ECG ... prospective triggering. "The average radiation dose delivered with retrospective gating was approximately 32 mSv; the average radiation dose delivered with prospective triggering was 9 mSv," ...

Sanford Installs New Low Dose CT Technology

... Children's Hospital in the Nation to Offer Lowest dose of Radiation Sioux ... this new technology, we can administer just the dose needed to achieve quality images." Not ... enhanced image and scan and a reduced radiation dose to patients, providing improved patient care. ...

Study finds reproductive health effects from low doses of bisphenol-A

... (BPA) at levels equivalent to or below the dose that has been thought not to produce any adverse ... The study found that female rats exposed to a BPA dose of 50 micrograms per kilogram of body weight (g ... significant because it is EPA's listed reference dose for BPA meaning it is the level of BPA that EPA ...

Xanodyne Receives Approval From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for ZIPSOR(TM) (diclofenac potassium) Liquid Filled Capsules

... and accomplished this with the lowest available dose (25 mg) of any currently marketed diclofenac ... Shangold. The low recommended total daily dose of diclofenac potassium delivered with Zipsor ... and demonstrated efficacy in two multiple dose post-surgery (bunionectomy) clinical trials. At ...

Novo Nordisk Warns Customers About Stolen Insulin

... in insulin infusion pumps. Any change of insulin dose should be made cautiously and only under medical ... is improved by intensified insulin therapy. dose and timing of administration may need to be ... or long-acting insulin preparations. The dose of Levemir(R) may need to be adjusted in patients ...

InteKrin Therapeutics Announces INT131 Phase 2a Results at the 2009 American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting

... anti-diabetic efficacy consistent with maximal dose thiazolidinedione (TZD) therapy but with less ... not on pharmacological therapy showed a dose dependent decrease in fasting plasma glucose ... Actos(R) and Avandia(R), but in contrast the low dose INT131 group did not show the significant weight ...

KV Pharmaceutical Company, Purdue Pharma L.P. Settle OxyContin(R) Dispute

... 60 mg, 80 mg, and 160 mg Tablets, or a single dose greater than 40 mg, ARE FOR USE IN OPIOID-TOLERANT PATIENTS ONLY. A single dose greater than 40 mg, or total daily doses greater ... RELEASE AND ABSORPTION OF A POTENTIALLY FATAL dose OF OXYCODONE. Cautionary Note Regarding ...

Results From Phase 1 Clinical Study of PEG-PAL in PKU and Update on Phase 2 Clinical Study

... period of eight once weekly injections at a fixed dose will be followed by eight weeks of dose and frequency optimization and an extension ... state PK of subcutaneous injections of multiple dose levels of PEG-PAL. About PEG-PAL ...

Roche to Commence Phase III Trials with Innovative Treatment Designed to Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Patients with Recent Heart Attack

... of 2009. SYNCHRONY, a placebo-controlled dose ranging study in type 2 diabetes patients, showed ... randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose ranging study among 332 type 2 diabetes patients ... of the once daily 150 microgram aleglitazar dose and supported commencement of the Phase III ...
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