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Drug Eluting Nanostructured Coatings Enable Targeted Drug Therapy for Orthopedic Patients

... is needed, can avoid the side effects due to high dosages normally given to patients. Further, in cases where a very long treatment regimen is needed, such as in growth factor therapy, nanotubes may provide superior performance. According to Ketul C. Popat, "When a person has an orthopedic implant surgery...

Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk

...udy. Subjects were randomly assigned to take daily dosages of 1,400-1,500 mg supplemental calcium, 1,400-1,500 mg supplemental calcium plus 1,100 IU of vitamin D3, or placebos. National Institutes of Health funded the study. Over the course of four years, women in the calcium/vitamin D3 group experienced a...

Alberta Pharmacists Entitled to Prescribe Medicines

...ent for minor conditions and make modifications to dosages or prescriptions given by doctors. Though this ruling has received widespread acclaim, there are certain concerns about the ability of the pharmacists to diagnose medical conditions correctly. Further, it is not clear as to who will take the ultima...

Researchers Warn Against the Use Of Garlic To Treat Childhood Ailments

...iew. "Data are insufficient to recommend precise dosages when treating children," said Dr. Sunita Vohra, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Despite its longtime use in many cultures for its purported pharmacologic benefits, further research will help answ...

Eli Lilly Releases Digital Insulin Pen

...is thought //to help patients manage their insulin dosages and avoid dangerous overdoses. The injector, which hides a hypodermic needle, was unveiled today at Battelle. It is the newest in a line the lab designed for Eli Lilly, the Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company. The device, called the Huma-P...

Health Issues That Can Impact Sexual Satisfaction

...hose who do, doctors often can prescribe different dosages or different drugs to minimize the side effects. 4. Alcohol. As anyone who has ever seen a beer commercial knows, alcohol and sex are linked in the minds of many people. Indeed, Rockwell says, many people believe that alcohol will “get you in the m...

Chromium Picolinate Effective for Diabetes Care

... three were open-label trials. Chromium picolinate dosages ranged from 200--1000 mcg chromium per day, and the duration of the supplementation ranged from one week to 10 months. Chromium Picolinate for Diabetes Chromium picolinate, which is sold in combination with the B-vitamin biotin under the bra...

FDA To Reconsider Standards for Reviewing Low-Dose Oral Contraceptives

...as increased in new oral contraceptives with lower dosages of estrogen and progestin. The increase in pregnancies is "consistent with less sustained ovulation suppression in new products as compared to the earlier higher dose regimens," but there might be other reasons, FDA said. Scott Monroe, acting head...

GGC - A New Ingredient To Fight Ageing

...roduct will potentially allow for more efficacious dosages and product formulations. Given the rapidly increasing interest in Glutathione, it is likely a pure GGC supplement would have significant market potential. The Australian nutraceutical market is currently worth $1bn and generates exports of $200m. ...

How to Overcome Egg Allergy in Children

...ach visit, the researchers increased the subjects' dosages until they reached the equivalent of one-tenth of an egg, Burks said. The children then continued to take this "maintenance dose" daily for the duration of the study. Over time, the children showed both an increase in tolerance to eggs and a decre...

Latest Weight-Loss Pill Offers Modest Results, Blocks 'Munchies'

...ized controlled trials comparing rimonabant at two dosages and with placebo, after one or two years of treatment. Participants, all overweight or obese, followed a "mild" low-calorie diet, adjusted for individual body weight. Only the higher dose — 20 milligrams — had significant impact on weight, waist ci...

ART Infuses Hope for Mothers and Infants Suffering HIV

...TNP+) and has launched a scheme, whereby pediatric dosages of Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) would be enabled at the Government hospitals in the State. Pediatric ART centers will be the main conduits to enable pediatric therapy to children. These centers are expected to be launched in November. The TNP+ peo...

Enbrelr Enters Safer Zone After Recent Research

...produced no unpalatable side effects with extended dosages upto2.5 years when compared with randomized Placebo controlled Parent Studies. No further safety signals were identified. These findings support the conclusions derived from previous research done giving ENBREL50mg twice a week in a 96-week study. ...

Computer Assisted Neuro-Rehabilitation Devices Way of the Future

...ea. I can program the pump via computer and change dosages simply by putting a wand over the patient’s abdomen,” said Fisher. “This pump is just one example of how we’re able to use advance computer technology to help patients regain mobility and restore quality of life.” A robotically-enhanced treadmill c...

Same Genes Act Differently in Males and Females

...f gender-specific clinical trials. Most medication dosages for women have been based on clinical trials primarily conducted on men. "This research represents a significant step forward in deepening our understanding of gender-based differences in medicine," said Dr. Janet Pregler, director of the Iris Cant...

Aurobindo Receives Approval from USFDA for anti-AIDS drug

...hree drugs as a single tablet will result in fewer dosages as well as side-effects making life much easier for patients. Otherwise these patients have to consume about 20-30 pills a day for the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in treating AIDS. With the US FDA approval means the drug can be so...

Lupin Gets USFDA Approval For Quinapril Tablets

...ock Exchange that the approval is for the multiple dosages of strengths 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg. Quinapril is a AB-rated generic equivalent of Pfizer's hypertension drug Accupril and its market is estimated to be about 300 million dollars in the US till December 2005. This is the company's 13th ANDA...

Immunity carefully enhanced in elders by high-dose flu vaccines

...fter. On average, individuals who received higher dosages of vaccine had higher concentrations of antibodies against the flu virus in their blood one month later. In addition, a larger percentage of those who received the higher-dose vaccines had what physicians believe is a sufficient immune response to pr...

B-Cell Biologic Therapy Could Revolutionize Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

...ubjects in the three placebo groups. The different dosages of rituximab did not have a statistically significant impact on the odds of achieving an ACR20 response, and analyses of the proportions of patients who achieved higher ACR improvement scores--50 percent and 70 percent--showed similar patterns. Chang...

Oral Medicine Found To Remove Excess Iron in the Body

...dissolved in water each day before breakfast. Drug dosages were determined by each patient's liver iron concentration (LIC) level. The primary goal of the trial was to reduce LIC levels in those with high values and maintain LIC levels in those with low values. In the end of the study Deferasirox proved to b...

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