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APTA Supports Surgeon General's 'Call to Action' to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

... the blood flowing, the joints mobile, and the muscles relaxed while en route. The APTA "In Flight ... of the plane every hour or so to work the leg muscles and ease the back -- that is, if the captain has ... "Performing these exercises will keep the leg muscles from contracting and will help relieve stiffness ...

Sangamo BioSciences Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

... As the nerve cells begin to die, the muscles weaken and shrink. As the disease progresses, ... Similar effects on motor nerves and muscles in these patients may slow the progression of ALS ... receive 60 mg of SB-509 in a divided dose into muscles in the arm, leg, and along the spine on both ...

Cryo-Cell Announces C'elle(SM) Research and Development Collaboration with Cryopraxis Cryobiology Ltd.

... urinary incontinence, a condition primarily caused by a deficiency in the muscles that affect urine flow. Since stem cells isolated from menstrual fluid ... the cells into the urethra would restore the contractility of the muscles and sphincters. "We are honored to partner with Cryopraxis, a ...

American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting 'Highlights and Hot Topics'

... even distant relatives who have suffered tears to the rotator cuff, the muscles and tendons that hold the top of the upper arm bone in place, appear to ... for these patients, but when botox is injected into spasming or stiff muscles around the hip, all of the trial patients showed increased hip range of ...

NIH Funds New Wellstone Research Center for Muscular Dystrophy at Boston Biomedical Research Institute

... beginning in the face and slowly progressing to the shoulder and upper-arm muscles and then down to the abdominal and foot-extensor muscles. In the worst cases, all skeletal muscles are lost, hearing and vision are involved, and respiratory insufficiency ...

Synapse Biomedical Receives FDA Approval of NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)(TM) For Spinal Cord Injury Breathing Applications

... muscle weakness that results in paralysis. All voluntary control muscles are weakened, and, as a result, diaphragm muscles fail. Patients lose the ability to breathe without ventilator support. ...

Most Back Pain Could Be Cured Without Surgery or Drugs if Doctors Treated Muscles - Not the Spine - Says Leading Pain Specialist

... manage, but not end, their pain," says Dr. Marcus. "The reality is that muscles are the primary source of chronic back pain. And muscle pain can almost ... to thousands of long-suffering patients, many of whom had given up hope. muscles represent more than 50 percent of the body by weight, but are rarely even ...

Research Study Demonstrates Prolonged Benefit of Fitness Program for Bladder Control & Sexual Function in Women

... train each client to strengthen her "Pelvic Pyramid," a triad of muscles that control bladder function. The Foundation has just produced an ... structural and postural muscles there. By learning how to energize these muscles before they do other functional moves and exercises, they experience what ...

Survival Data for Avicena's Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Drug Candidate, AL-02, to be Presented at 18th International Symposium on ALS/MND

... brain's inability to initiate or control muscle movement. Once a patient's muscles no longer receive the messages that they require to function, muscles begin to atrophy. ABOUT AVICENA Avicena Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ...

Bonnie Blair to Break the Ice About Stress Urinary Incontinence in Milwaukee

... for SUI include: -- Pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles and biofeedback to record progress in strengthening treatments and exercises -- Electrical stimulation to help return injured muscles to fitness -- Outpatient surgery to provide support to the urethra during ...

July 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights a Positive Outlook, Bell's Palsy and Heart Valve Repair

... start treatment, which can up the odds of full recovery. The disorder is often related to a viral infection. The nerve that controls facial muscles passes through a narrow corridor of bone on its way to the face. If the nerve becomes inflamed or swollen, typically due to a viral infection, it can ...

VA Studies Advanced Prosthetic Arm

... wireless. The arm can also be adapted to work with other control systems, including myoelectric switches, which are wired to residual nerves and muscles in the upper body and respond to movement impulses from the brain, shoulder joysticks or other conventional inputs. Frederick Downs Jr., ...

Novel Vaccine Approach Offers Hope in Fight Against HIV

... a very effective way to insert DNA into the cells of a monkey or human. In the second part of the study, the team injected AAV carriers into the muscles of monkeys, where the imported DNA produced immunoadhesins that entered the blood circulation. One month after administration of the AAV carriers, ...

RAPAFLO(TM) (silodosin) Provides Rapid and Sustained Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Symptom Relief in as Little as Three Days

... activity by binding with high affinity to the alpha (1A) receptors concentrated in the prostate. The antagonism of these receptors cause the smooth muscles in these tissues to relax and results in improved urine flow and a reduction in BPH symptoms. The binding affinity for the alpha (1B) receptors that ...

Watson Announces United States Availability of RAPAFLO(TM) (silodosin), a Novel New Treatment in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

... to the alpha 1a receptors concentrated in the prostate, bladder base and neck and seminal vesicles. It regulates the receptors, causing smooth muscles in these tissues to relax, resulting in improved urine flow and a reduction in BPH symptoms. The binding affinity for the alpha 1B receptors that ...

New Study Suggests Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Reduce Severe Asthma Attacks that Result in Hospitalizations and Emergency Room Visits

... and Asthma Treatments Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease caused by inflammation and swelling of the airways and constriction of the muscles of the bronchial passages. Currently, the recommended drug therapies for treating asthma include the long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids to ...

PharmAthene Initiates Phase I Clinical Trial of Nerve Agent Bioscavenger Protexia(R)

... or VX, enter the blood stream via inhalation or absorption through the skin. The nerve agents travel in the circulatory system to the brain and muscles causing the nerves to become over-stimulated which lead to massive convulsions and death in severe cases. About PharmAthene, Inc. PharmAthene was ...

PharmAthene Presents Data for Protexia(R) and Valortim(R) at 2008 BARDA Industry Conference / PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop

... or VX, enter the blood stream via inhalation or absorption through the skin. The nerve agents travel in the circulatory system to the brain and muscles causing the nerves to become over-stimulated which leads to massive convulsions and death in severe cases. About PharmAthene, Inc. PharmAthene ...

Schering-Plough Announces European Launch of BRIDION(R) (Sugammadex)

... rocuronium in children and adolescents (2-17 years of age). Rocuronium and vecuronium are given as part of general anesthesia to relax a patient's muscles during surgery. BRIDION works in an entirely novel way by encapsulating the muscle relaxant molecule and rendering it inactive. It was specifically ...

BRIDION(R) (sugammadex) Injection - First and Only Selective Relaxant Binding Agent - Approved in European Union

... rocuronium in children and adolescents (2-17 years of age). Rocuronium and vecuronium are given as part of general anesthesia to relax a patient's muscles during surgery, and are marketed in Europe under the trade names ESMERON(R) and NORCURON(R), respectively. BRIDION works in an entirely novel way ...

Findings on Bladder-Brain Link May Point to Better Treatments for Problems in Sleep, Attention

... and children, is especially prevalent among elderly men, in whom an enlarged prostate gland partially obstructs the flow of urine and makes bladder muscles contract involuntarily. Valentino's research team mimicked the condition in an animal model by surgically constricting the outlet of urine from rats' ...

Results From One-Year Study Suggest Advair(R) Provides Important Benefits for African American Patients With Asthma

... an ICS and LABA fight the two main components of asthma -- inflammation (swelling in the airways) and airway constriction (the tightening of muscles that surround the airways). Inhaled corticosteroids treat the inflammation, while LABAs treat the airway constriction. Optimal therapy for many ...

Data Show Rufinamide, an Investigational Adjunctive Treatment for Lennox- Gastaut Syndrome, Reduced Drop Attacks by More Than 40%

... types, with tonic-atonic seizures being the most common. Atonic seizures (rapid loss of muscle tone and consciousness), and tonic seizures (where muscles contract continuously typically producing a stiffening of the legs and arms) lead to the sudden falls seen in LGS patients known as 'drop attacks.' ...

Patients With Asthma and Seasonal Allergies Respond Better to Advair(R) for Their Asthma Than Singulair(TM)

... device to help prevent and control asthma symptoms. Asthma causes inflammation (swelling in the airways) and airway constriction (the tightening of muscles that surround the airways), and Advair contains both an inhaled corticosteroid, fluticasone propionate, to reduce inflammation; and an inhaled ...

Genzyme Genetics Announces Launch of Carrier Testing and Prenatal Diagnosis for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

... Diagnostics, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. About SMA SMA is an autosomal recessive disease which causes severe weakness in the muscles that control breathing, swallowing, head and neck control, walking and crawling. After cystic fibrosis, which is routinely screened for in the ...

Pixantrone Shows Activity in a Preclinical Study of Experimental Autoimmune Myasthenia Gravis (EAMG)

... myasthenia gravis (MG). MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body due to autoantibodies acting against the Acethylcholine Receptor. The preclinical study was published in The Journal of Immunology ...

InterCure Announces 100,000th RESPeRATE Unit Sold

... reduce their breathing rate to a "therapeutic zone" of less than 10 breaths per minute. The breathing exercises with RESPeRATE relax the constricted muscles surrounding the small blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more freely and yielding a significant and lasting reduction of blood pressure within ...

Portrait(R) Plasma - A New Non-Surgical Option for one of the Most Requested Aesthetic Treatment - Aging Eyes

... wrinkles and sun damage, which surgery alone cannot do," according to Dr. Biesman. Additionally he indicated injectables may be used to relax the muscles and then, in some cases, filler may be used to enhance volume. Physicians are also combining Portrait with other aesthetic procedures, such ...

Insmed Provides Update on IPLEX(TM) Expanded Access Program in Italy for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

... disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Report Findings from Research on Sleep Disorders

... States have obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep when the throat muscles relax People with the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep disorder known as REM behavior disorder (RBD) sometimes act out their dreams by yelling or ...

New Study: Pine Bark Extract Boosts Nitric Oxide (NO) Production

... a key cardiovascular chemical produced by the body, increases blood flow that serves to deliver more nutrients and oxygen to the muscles, helping muscles to cope with increased physical activity and build when subjected to regular elevated labor. "This study suggests that when taking Pycnogenol(R), ...

Sugammadex Trials Demonstrate Rapid Recovery from Profound Neuromuscular Blockade During General Anesthesia

... administered during surgery to enable endotracheal intubation and provide total skeletal muscle relaxation when the surgery requires that patients' muscles are relaxed during the procedure. Professor Caldwell added, "Also, the results of the Spectrum trial are important because it indicates that the ...

Ozarelix Phase 2 Data Presented at 29th Congress of the Societe Internationale d'Urologie

... Medications currently available belong to two classes: alpha blockers (such as FLOMAX(R)[1], CARDURA(R)[2] and HYTRIN(R)[3]) which relax the muscles in the neck of the bladder and in the prostate, but have no direct effect on the prostate growth itself, and alpha reductase inhibitors (such as ...

Study Shows Combination Therapy Incorporating AVODART(R) and Tamsulosin Provides Continuous Symptom Improvement Over 2 Years

... as 5 alpha reductase inhibitors (5 ARIs), which shrink the prostate over time. Tamsulosin is an alpha blocker, a class of medicines that relaxes muscles in the bladder and prostate. "This study provides important new data to guide initial therapy for men with symptomatic BPH," said Claus Roehrborn, ....

Study Supports Cost-Effectiveness of Medtronic's Spasticity Treatment for Children with Cerebral Palsy

... motor function fully, particularly muscle control and coordination. The most common form of cerebral palsy involves spasticity - tight, stiff muscles that make coordinated movement (especially of the arms and legs) difficult or uncontrollable. Up to 80 percent of children with cerebral palsy ...

SkyePharma and Sciele Pharma Announce Successful Completion of New Sular Formulation Clinical Trial Programme

... need calcium to contract, calcium channel blockers prevent the cells from contracting and cause them to relax. Nisoldipine selectively relaxes the muscles of small arteries causing them to dilate but has little or no effect on muscles or the veins of the heart. Sular is a registered trademark of ...

First-of-Its-Kind Study Shows Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) Significantly Improves Idiopathic Detrusor Overactivity (IDO) in Patients With Symptoms of Overactive Bladder

... at night). A large proportion of OAB patients have what is referred to as idiopathic detrusor overactivity or IDO -- excessive activity of the muscles that contract the bladder, due to an unknown cause -- and are treated with drugs called anticholinergics (e.g., tolterodine). However, many OAB ...

Ozarelix Phase 2 Data in Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Presented at Annual Meeting of American Urological Association

... Medications currently available belong to two classes: alpha blockers (such as FLOMAX(R)[1], CARDURA(R)[2] and HYTRIN(R)[3]) which relax the muscles in the neck of the bladder and in the prostate, but have no direct effect on the prostate growth itself, and alpha reductase inhibitors (such ...

Updated Study Results Reinforce Survival Benefit of Taxotere (Docetaxel) for Men with Advanced, Hormone-Resistant Prostate Cancer

... men with prostate cancer are over the age of 65. Advanced prostate cancer means the cancer has spread to tissues next to the prostate, such as the muscles that help control urination, the rectum or the wall of the pelvis. The cancer may have also spread to lymph nodes near the prostate or, if it ...
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