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Napo Obtains Special Protocol Assessment Agreement From FDA for Crofelemer

...otocol for crofelemer for the treatment of chronic diarrhea in people with HIV/AIDS (CRO-HIV). The study, also referred to as the ADVENT trial, will be carried out under an FDA Fast Track designation. On Jan. 16, 2007, Napo met with the FDA under the Special Protocol Assessment Process on this adaptive desi...

Genzyme Announces First Phase III Study of Tolevamer in Diarrhea Patients

...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 Treatment (PACT) study, tolevamer liquid did not meet its primary ...

Millions Spent, but the Indian Capital's River Still Stinks

...year almost 400,000 Indian children die because of diarrhea alone, according to UNICEF. "The government starts throwing money at the problem without really understanding what the problem is," said Shreekant Gupta, who until March headed the National Institute for Urban Affairs think-tank. "The response ha...

Picnic Memories Turn Rotten With E.coli Poisoning

...aken ill with severe symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.Toronto Public Health on Thursday confirmed six cases of E. coli from the group. Those infected were hospitalized, with one suffering severe kidney complications. The number climbed to 10 on Friday, prompting officials to iss...

Additives in Baby Products Raise Fresh Concerns in New Zealand

... Some parents had complained that they babies had diarrhea when they used the formula. But NZFSA officials were unable to enforce a recall because under New Zealand law they would first have to prove Fos was harming children.NZFSA compliance and investigation director Geoff Allen said New Zealand babies s...

Colitis More Common in Hospitalized Patients

...riety of symptoms, including severe or complicated diarrhea that may eventually lead to death. Treatment for l...riety of symptoms, including severe or complicated diarrhea that may eventually lead to death. Treatment for life-threatening forms of the disease usually invol...

Experts Warn Against Side Effects of the New Weight Loss Drug

...he side effects, which can include oily discharge, diarrhea and uncontrollable bowel movements significant enough for the company to recommend carrying an extra pair of pants until users have acclimated to the drug. The side effects alone can force users to eat less. "We're skeptical about something like th...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...rmittent high fever, up to 106 degrees, and severe diarrhea following the shot. However, before it agrees to compensate children for a so-called MMR encephalopathy, the court generally requires evidence that the child lost consciousness for an extended period following the shot. Michelle does not seem to ha...

Decline in Breastfeeding Linked to Child Deaths in Asia: UNICEF

... exclusively breastfed were at much higher risk of diarrhea and pneumonia, which often prove deadly in developing countries. The joint WHO and UNICEF conference to promote breastfeeding said just 35 percent of babies in the region were exclusively breastfed in the first four months of their lives. In a joint ...

US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs

...it. Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. The Healthcare Commission had said it would carry out spot checks at 120 NHS trusts over the next year in its biggest ever programme of visits aimed at cutting rates of infection with MRSA and...

Bayer and Onyx Submit Supplemental New Drug Application for Nexavar to Treat Liver Cancer

...adverse events in patients receiving Nexavar being diarrhea and hand-foot skin reaction. Currently, there are no FDA-approved drug therapies that significantly extend survival of patients with liver cancer. "These results are particularly meaningful considering that death rates from liver cancer continue to ...

Beef Firm in US Withdraws Its Products from Markets After E. Coli Outbreak.

... before they recovered. Severe stomach cramps and diarrhea are the known symptoms of E.Coli. PM Beef, the meat company believed to be responsible for supplying tainted stuff, withdrew nearly 117,500 pounds of beef it had shipped to eight states. The US Department of Agriculture confirmed that PM Beef Hol...

Ulcerative Colitis Disrupts Many Aspects of Daily Life: Survey

...abdominal pain and cramping, uncontrollable bloody diarrhea several times a day, fatigue and weight loss. It is typically first diagnosed in people between the ages of 15 to 30 and is estimated to affect nearly 700,000 Americans. The objective of the surveys was to understand how UC affects patients' lives,...

Coenzyme Q10 Does Not Improve Parkinsons Disease Symptoms

...erienced adverse effectsincluding viral infection, diarrhea and hearing lossdid not differ between the two groups. Blood levels of CoQ10 increased in the treatment group from an average of 0.99 milligrams per liter to an average of 4.46 milligrams per liter after three months. Although we demonstrated a si...

Students Devise Oral Quick-dissolve Strips for Rotavirus Vaccine

...eded because rotavirus is a common cause of severe diarrhea and vomiting in children, leading to about 600,000 deaths annually. Most of these occur in developing nations, where medical services to treat intestinal distress are not widely available. Rotavirus vaccine to prevent this illness is currently produc...

Flash-heating Inactivates HIV in Breast Milk: Study

...ies where infant mortality is already so high from diarrhea and other illnesses, they can't afford to lose the... shown that it increases the risk of malnutrition, diarrhea and other diseases that can lead to infant mortality. As part of the research, 98 samples of breas...

US Consumers Warned Against Toxic Chinese Fish

...ance, too much saliva, feeling nauseous, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. If you get these symptoms you should see a doctor immediately and also report your illness to the local health authorities, advises FDA. In very severe cases muscles become paralyzed, including the respiratory muscles, which c...

Understanding Why C. Difficile Causes Disease -- It's Hungry

...Then, C. difficile can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammations of the colon. In 2002 a new, more virulent strain began appearing in hospitals in the United States and Canada. Recently, this strain was shown to be responsible for more than half of all cases in a representative ...

Rapid Syphilis Could Prevent Congenital Disease and Stillbirths in Haiti

...edicated to the battle against HIV/AIDS, childhood diarrhea and tuberculosis. Since its inception, GHESKIO has worked closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in championing education, health care and HIV research in Haiti. The work of GHESKIO and its partners has led to a 50 percent decrease in infant mort...

Nexavar Significantly Extends Survival of Liver Cancer Patients

...adverse events in patients receiving Nexavar being diarrhea and hand-foot-skin reaction. Based on the strength of the data, the companies are now in the process of preparing applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European health authorities for a supplemental indication for Nexavar ...

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