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Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...at both ranibizumab and pegaptanib prevent further deterioration in vision in most patients. Ranibizumab improved vision in a third. The NICE draft guidance on use of ranibizumab and pegaptanib was published in June. It recommends ranibizumab for only about 20 per cent of patients with wet age-related macular de...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...ce of strokes and a precursor to potentially fatal deterioration of the heart. And the best hope for a cure is catheter-based ablation, despite some skeptical voices, commentators say. The procedure involves burning, freezing, or otherwise neutralizing the portions of the heart muscle where abnormal electrical...

Global Warming Threatens Tibet

...t his recent visit, confirms the alarming climatic deterioration of the area. "There are four stages in the disappearance of a glacier. Sadly, this glacier is already in the last stage," Li said. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau used to boast 36,000 glaciers with an area of 50,000 sq km which feed several of the ma...

Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

...oceed to surgery because of disease progression or deterioration in performance status. Several tissue samples from each patient were extracted during surgery and were subsequently examined for extent of residual cancer, depth of invasion, and lymph node metastasis. The patients were also assigned a tumour stag...

New Target for Muscular Dystrophy Drug Therapy Discovered

...ensure first whether repressing ERF reduces muscle deterioration in mice or not. "We have worked on this problem for a number of years, and our current findings are a logical incremental step in understanding how utrophin could become an effective tool for treating DMD," states Dr. Khurana....

Surgical Repair of Athletic Hernia Speeds Return to Play

...abdominal and groin region that is associated with deterioration of the muscle layers. Without treatment, these athletes typically cannot perform at high levels and may no longer be successful at their sport. The standardized rehabilitation protocol is more structured than what has been previously reported. At...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

... in the article. The sense of taste shows little deterioration during aging but can be weakened by disease or medications. Accidental nerve damage during some medical procedures, including radiation treatment, middle ear surgery, dental or oral surgery or tonsillectomy, also can cause taste dysfunction. Christi...

Omega-3 Fattyacids Keeps Retinopathy at Bay

... the development and progression of retinopathy, a deterioration of the retina, in mice. This is the major finding of a study that appears in the journal Nature Medicine. The study was a collaborative effort by researchers at Childrens Hospital Boston, the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical...

Chronic Metamphetamine Abuse is Related to Cardiovascular Disease

...ation, which may lead to vascular inflammation and deterioration if left untreated. These problems are the direct result of long-term methamphetamine abuse. Previous studies may have missed the impact of chronic methamphetamine use on the vascular periphery, Janda said, because they focused on the response of t...

Estrogen Therapy Protects Against Fading Mental Powers: Study

...nopausal female brain from inevitable, age-related deterioration if it is given around the time of perimenopause - the period before menopause when production of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone begins to ease off. The findings indicate that the debate on the potential benefits of HRT is not over yet, ...

Paris Suffered from 'life-threatening' Psychiatric Condition, Says LA Sheriff

...ensating. 'Decompensating' is a condition is the deterioration of one's mental state to the point of severe depression, nervousness or hallucination. Baca also said that the Simple Life star's condition was even more complicated because doctors weren't sure of the appropriate treatment. Baca faced severe cri...

Bisphosphonate Increases the Risk of Jaw Bone Deterioration

...tes are at an increased risk of jaw or facial bone deterioration or infection. Bisphosphonates are used to treat cancer-related bone lesions, elevated levels of calcium in the blood, or reduced bone density. Several recent studies have found an association between the use of intravenous bisphosphonates and oste...

Study Examines the Pathologization of Guantanamo Suicides

...at these attempts are the results of psychological deterioration resulting from detention. Howell posits that the use of the "psy" disciplines (psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapeutics, etc.) by both the United States government and humanitarian organizations serves to categorize the Guantanamo detainees as b...

Thailand Unfazed As US Worries Over Copyright Violations

... trade office said it was concerned by "an overall deterioration in the protection and enforcement of intellectual ...o its "priority watch list" because of an "overall deterioration in the protection and enforcement" of intellectual property rights there. "In late 2006 and early 20...

Once-a-year Drug Reduces Fractures from Osteoporosis

...zoledronic acid, such as the renal damage and bone deterioration that has been seen at much larger doses in oncology treatments. The HORIZON study showed no such findings at the lower dose required for osteoporosis treatments. The study did observe a small increase in the incidence of atrial fibrillation in pati...

Coenzyme Q10 Does Not Improve Parkinsons Disease Symptoms

...igh doses of CoQ10 (1,200 milligrams) may slow the deterioration associated with Parkinsons disease. Alexander Storch, M.D., of the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, and colleagues conducted a randomized clinical trial of a 300-milligram dose of CoQ10 in 131 patients with Parkinsons disease who did not h...

Pollution Induced Cancer Emerges as Top Killer in China

...ouse renovations and furniture has been blamed for deterioration in air quality. In addition, farmers use additives on pigs, poultry and vegetables to make them grow faster, said Chen, adding that reports on "cancer villages" had shown a spurt in recent years....

Activists Urge Greater Medical Support for Gulf War Veterans Exposed to Sarin Gas

...o were potentially more exposed to the gases had a deterioration in fine motor skills, performing such tests at a level similar to people 20 years older. Dr. White says this study and the results of research from other studies provide "converging evidence that some gulf war veterans experienced nervous system d...

Loss of Stem Cells Correlates With Premature Aging

.... Think of aging as a slow loss of stem cells, a deterioration of pools of cells that reside in each tissue type, says Brown. We accelerated the aging process by wiping out a large fraction of these cells prematurely, in one fell swoop. Essentially, ATR-deleted mice start their young adulthood with two strikes a...

Thailand Unfazed As US Worries Over Copyright Violations

... trade office said it was concerned by "an overall deterioration in the protection and enforcement of intellectual ...o its "priority watch list" because of an "overall deterioration in the protection and enforcement" of intellectual property rights there. "In late 2006 and early 20...

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