Tag: "therapy" at medical news
Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease
...options and the patient, including whether intense therapy
is needed and who may respond to biologic agents. ...esponse, the use of biologics as limited or bridge therapy
and its duration, the applicability of biologics early in disease, and the potential of disease modi...
A new century of Alzheimer's disease research
...“Once you get the disease, the effectiveness of AB therapy
may be limited, so we hope tau will be potentially... says. “And if the probability is high, and if the therapy
is risky or expensive, this information may help us determine how to intervene.” Source: Mayo...
Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient
... cancer patients who do not respond to traditional therapy
can be cured with high-dose chemotherapy and a ste...y Cancer Center in the early 1980s. That course of therapy
turned a disease from a mostly fatal cancer into one of the more curable forms of cancer for men, wh...
Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil
...he scientists used the drug propranolol along with therapy
to "dampen" memories of 19 accident or rape victims for ten days. They asked the patients to describe their memories of the traumatic event that had happened 10 years earlier. Some patients were given the drug used to treat amnesia, while others we...
Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours
...s divide quickly. "One of the advantages of TTF therapy
is that only a small fraction of its electrical fi...try of dividing cells. The study found that the therapy
significantly slowed the growth of tumours as well as increased survival rates. Previously, patients...
Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women
...looked at which women went on to use complementary therapy
in the subsequent 12 months. The study was the first large scale prospective evaluation of CAT use in an infertile population. We found that women who went on to use complementary therapies for example reflexology and nutritional supplements duri...
Stem Cells from Human Fat Tissue to Hunt for and Kill Cancerous Tumours
Boffins have developed a new gene therapy
by using 'suicide genes' derived from mesenchymal stem cells taken from human fat tissue, which hunt for and kill cancerous tumours. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Cestmir Altaner at the Cancer Research Institute of the Sl...
Reduction in Antidepressant Leads to Suicidal Risks
... no evidence of an increase in discontinuations of therapy
with antidepressant or other psychotropic drugs, which suggests that the primary effect of the warnings was to alter the decision to treat a newly presenting patient, the authors write. Previous studies have shown that the use of antidepressants am...
New Oncogene for Brain Cancer
...an important candidate for development of targeted therapy
to treat gliomas, Zhang says. Gliomas kill about 13,000 people in the United States annually. The possibilities are not limited to brain cancer, Fuller notes, because of the pervasive overexpression of IGFBP2 documented in other cancer types. The g...
Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Canada Lags Behind U.S
...at we continue to underuse this safe and effective therapy
[in Canada]" He reviews many potential factors, including economics and bedside rationing, access problems, cultural values and reduced rates of death, and advocates for increased availability of this device....
Aboriginal People Less Likely to Use Methadone Therapy
...riginal counterparts to use methadone maintenance therapy
for treatment of their addiction. Dr. Evan Wood...ctors associated with use of methadone maintenance therapy
among 1603 injection drug users from May 1996 to November 2005. At enrolment, 12.4% of Aboriginal pa...
New Spinal Cord Stimulation System Launched
...less range, enabling patients to adjust their pain therapy
with simplicity and convenience. The charger is approximately 75 percent smaller and 85 percent lighter than competing chargers, making it convenient and discreet. The charger also features continuous temperature monitoring. One in five Americans s...
Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now
... Once every 10 weeks, Drieband receives a biologic therapy
called infliximab (trade name Remicade at the pediatric infusion center at Cedars-Sinai. Infliximab, Dubinsky explained, is used for patients who have not responded adequately to standard therapies such as anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, ...
A New Therapy to Protect Cancer Patients Against Infertility
...on and Embryology today revealed a promising new therapy
for protecting the fertility of women with cancer and auto-immune diseases such as lupus. Dr. Kate Stern, Research Director of the Royal Womens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, told the conference that her pilot study had shown gonadotropin-releasi...
Napo Obtains Special Protocol Assessment Agreement From FDA for Crofelemer
...ADVENT trial. The ADVENT trial -- (Anti-Diarrhea therapy
in HIV disease-Emerging treatmeNT concepts) is a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo- controlled, two-stage, adaptive design study to assess the efficacy and safety of crofelemer at 125mg, 250 mg and 500 mg oral doses twice daily (p.o.b...
Role of MicroRNA in Cancer Suppression Identified
...(miR-34a) to be used as a drug candidate in cancer therapy
to increase programmed cell-death (apoptosis) in the context of the potent tumor suppressor p53. p53 has been widely accepted as a powerful tumor inhibitor that can prevent or slow the spread of cancer cells by facilitating apoptosis. In this study...
Single Drug to Check Both Glucose and Cholesterol in Diabetics on the Cards
...evelam HCl, in combination with Sulfonylurea-based therapy
has been found to significantly reduce glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. People with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol face a number of challenges in keeping their glucose levels and cholesterol in check. This study ...
Cancer Patients in New South Wales to Receive Advanced Image Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments
...treatments as the latest in image-guided radiation therapy
( IGRT) equipment from Elekta went clinical at both sites. The first treatment was a major step for a small centre introducing complex treatment technologies such as IMRT and IGRT on an Elekta Synergy(R) system advanced digital linear accelerator, su...
Genzyme Announces First Phase III Study of Tolevamer in Diarrhea Patients
...quid, an investigational, non-antibiotic , polymer therapy
for patients with Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD). The second Phase 3 study of tolevamer liquid is fully enrolled and results are expected later this year. In this first Phase 3 study known as the Polymer Alternative for CDAD Treatm...
Hormone Replacement Therapy Liberation at a Cost
... found that postmenopausal women who used estrogen therapy
alone had a significantly increased risk of uterin...unterbalances the effects of estrogen) to estrogen therapy
provided protection against uterine cancer. As a result, progestin was added to the hormone replacem...
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