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New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered

This technology essentially renders the body transparent and will allow physicians to determine whether gene therapies reach targeted cells and work as they should. .. .."The technology is expected to help patients with cancer and other illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease. The discovery is outlined in the August 2000, issue of the journal Nature Medicine. UCLA researchers plan to test the t...

Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma

A 5-year, 8-center study by "Childhood Asthma Management Program" (CAMP) has indicated that inhaled steroids are safe and effective for the long-term treatment of children with mild to moderate asthma. "Although asthma experts around the world have recognized the effectiveness of inhaled corticosteroids in treating asthma, their long term effects in children were not clear, and questions have bee...

Morning after pill effective up to five days after having unprotected sex

Canadian researchers say, that the morning after pill, which rescues many women from unwanted pregnancies can be effective up to five days after having unprotected sex. These findings were released after a study conducted by Dr. Isabel Rodrigues, a professor of family medicine at the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, and colleagues. ..The study is published in the March issue of the Amer...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

Controlling pain in patients following surgeries has been effectively taken care of by a new therapy called distraction therapy. Doctors at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in the US have distracted patients with images and sounds from nature and have successfully controlled pain in patients following a painful procedure called bronchoscopy, which involves inserting the tube into the nose...

ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer

Lung cancer, the header among all forms of cancer, is avenged now by the new proven effective ZD1839. ..It has been shown that ZD1839, an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has confirmed, durable responses and safety in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as monotherapy and in combination with standard chemotherapy agents after segmental scrutinizati...

TELITHROMYCIN - the proven effective new drug for cap

Community acquired pneumonia other wise known as CAP has been a therapeutic challenge to most of the practising physicians. This is mainly due to the growing resistance of the bacteria causing them to the available antibiotics. ..Telithromycin (Ketek), a new ketolide antibiotic, is highly effective in treating patients with pneumococcal bacteraemia associated with community-acquired pneumonia (CA...

Digital mammography proves effective

A new trial will compare digital mammography with the standard technique to confirm if it can detect breast cancer earlier and with more accuracy. Standard film mammography has been around for nearly 40 years now, and radiographers are familiar with the scope and limitations of the technology.// ....Digital mammography might be able to detect cancers in women with dense breast tissue, because it...

Treatment for pre-menstrual syndrome is ineffective

The most commonly prescribed pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) drugs are ineffective, research suggests. The majority of the 1.5 million women who suffer from PMS in the UK are prescribed progesterone or its synthetic equivalent, progestogens. ....But a team of researchers from the University of Keele have found that taking progesterone no more effective than taking a placebo. The report said previou...

Cost-effective antibiotics for sinusitis treatment

here is little benefit in replacing older and cheaper antibiotics by the latest and most expensive drugs when treating acute, uncomplicated sinusitis, according to US researchers. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine set out to determine whether the symptoms could be treated with older and less expensive (first-line) antibiotics or newer and more expensive (second-line) ant...

Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis

Fluoride, in combination with calcium and vitamin D, increases bone mass and lowers the risk of backbone fractures associated with osteoporosis, researchers report. Fluoride is known to stimulate new bone formation, but concerns about its safety have limited its use in the elderly, according to Dr. Craig D. Rubin from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and others who contr...

Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention

A study aimed at settling a long-standing question among doctors has found that aspirin works just as well as Warfarin, in helping most patients avoid recurrent strokes. Many doctors suspected that Warfarin was more effective but that aspirin was safer. This study challenges both views, showing the two drugs are equals in both respects. ....Both drugs slow clotting of the blood, and blood clots...

An effective way to treat angina

A new way of relieving pain of angina- pulse waves are delivered through thigh and leg cuffs trigger the growth of new blood vessels. People who have angina, experience episodes of chest pain on exertion or during stress because the blood supply to their heart cannot cope with the oxygen demand being made on it. They can be treated by angioplasty, to open up a blocked artery to the heart, or byp...

Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective

A contact lens that is implanted permanently in the eye is safe and effective for treating nearsightedness. The device is intended to be an alternative for laser operations that correct nearsightedness by reshaping the cornea, the clear outer covering of the eyeball, Dr. John Allan Vukich of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison told. // ....Vukich and colleagues analyzed the...

Fluoride proves effective against fractures

Sustained-release sodium fluoride in combination with calcium citrate and vitamin D can safely reduce the risk of fractures and increase spinal bone mass in older women with osteoporosis,// a recent study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center concluded. ....Our study showed that this combination of therapy safely reduces the risk for fractures by stimulating new bone formation...

Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax

As anthrax and other biological weapons continue to be worrisome threats, common pest control agent called methyl bromide is more effective and cheaper// than current treatments in eradicating deadly bacterial spores from buildings. Tests indicate that the methylbromide - used for more than 50 years to control insect pests in buildings, grain elevators and fresh fruit - is a better option than cu...

Meningitis C vaccine a cost-effective success

Researchers say the introduction of meningitis C vaccine into the UK has not only reduced the incidence of the disease in children and young people, but has done so cost-effectively.// Researchers assessed the cost-effectiveness of the meningitis C campaign in young people up to the age of 19. ....Before the immunisation programme’s introduction in December 1998, meningitis C affected approximat...

Stem Cell Transplants May Be Effective For MS Patients

There’s a potential new treatment for people with severe cases of multiple sclerosis, according to a new research. The new treatment involves removing stem cells// from the patients’ blood, killing the cells that are working against the body’s immune system and then returning the healthy cells back to the body. The hope is that these stem cells will eventually reconstitute into healthy immune sys...

Effective therapy for Huntington's disease

An acid found naturally in the body can block the death of brain cells in mice who have Huntington's disease. There is no cure for Huntington's disease (HD), which is a rare degenerative brain disorder //caused by a faulty gene. But researchers at the University of Texas may be one step closer to a treatment, according to experiments on mice with HD. ....The mice were treated with a bile acid kn...

New Supplement Found To Be Effective Against Sunburn

A new study presented at the Annual Congress for Dermatological Research in Brest has //indicated that GliSODin a superoxide dismutase supplement marketed by Paris-based IsoCell Nutra, significantly increased the levels of exposure to UV rays required to burn skin. ..Researchers claim that SOD has a different mode of action to vitamins. Also known as ‘the enzyme of life’ when first discovered in...

Kryptiq Care Manager Diabetes Module Effective In Managing Diabetes

The medical group presented the results of Kryptiq's Care Manager Diabetes Module at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. // ..This module showed a 58 % increase in number of diabetic patients who benefited. The one year study showed that the patients achieved control of their cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Providence Medical Group docume...

An effective drug for lung cancer

According to a new study, a drug combination has the potential to double the life expectancy of patients with asbestos-related lung cancer called Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the cells that make up the lining// around the outside of the lungs and inside of the ribs or around the abdominal organs. It differs from other types of lung cancers in that it is caused by exposure to asbestos...

Naltrexone effective for drinking problems

According to a new study, researchers found that the treatment naltrexone is effective among those with a 'Mediterranean' pattern of alcohol abuse. Researchers of alcohol often distinguish two patterns of drinking// - the Anglo-Saxon/Scandinavian pattern, where heavy bouts of drinking are saved up for the weekend and holidays, and the Mediterranean pattern, where alcohol is consumed more regularl...

Ketoconazole 2% more effective in treating Seborrheic Dermatitis

The Department of Dermatopathology in a University Medical Center in Belgium conducted an open randomized study of 330 subjects suffering from severe seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff, to study the effectiveness of Ketoconazole// 2% and Zinc pyrithione 1% shampoo. One hundred and seventy one patients were randomized to ketoconazole 2% shampoo and 160 to zinc pyrithione 1% shampoo. ....The researc...

Adult COPD or asthma could be effectively treated with Xopenex

COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is characterized by breathing difficulty due to partial blockage of the bronchial tubes. Asthma is a chronic lung disease caused by inflammation of the lower airways resulting in episodes of airflow obstruction, which has been found to be the fourth most common// cause of death and affects nearly 16 million...

Proof that Vitamin C may be effective in combating colds

Vitamin C has been believed, over the years, to be a potential cure against the common cold. The belief has now been proved to be true by researchers who have studied changes in immune cells' response to vitamin C. The researchers reported that in their study of 12 healthy subjects who took one gram of vitamin C a day for two weeks, they found a boosted immune system response in all of them durin...

Chemotherapy Effective for Bladder Cancer

A combination treatment helps patients with bladder cancer live longer, according to a new study. The research shows patients who receive chemotherapy plus surgery //survive longer than patients who only have surgery. Doctors call this an important advance in the treatment of this deadly disease. ....Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common cancer in women...

Drug Effective for Vascular Dementia

Researchers studying a potential new drug for vascular dementia find it can help treat the cognitive impairment typical of the condition.// ....Vascular dementia -- or VaD -- is usually associated with cardiovascular disease. About 15 percent to 20 percent of all cases of dementia are attributed to VaD. Unlike Alzheimer’s disease, which robs people of their cognitive abilities slowly over time, V...

Drug Effective for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

A new study finds the drug dalteparin is beneficial for diabetic patients with severe foot ulcers.// Chronic foot ulcers cause a lot of suffering for diabetic patients and are one of the most expensive diabetic complications. This common complication can threaten the life and limb of the diabetic patient. A new study led by investigators from Karolinska Hospital in Sweden reveals at the effect of...

Screening Cost-Effective for Lung Cancer

Diagnosing lung cancer before it's in a more advanced stage is key to survival of the patient. While a CT scan //can detect early lung cancer, researchers wanted to determine if it is a cost-effective option. A new study conducted by researchers who wanted to look at the cost-effectiveness of a CT scan for high-risk patients. ..The research was part of the Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP...

Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis

A new study shows hydrotherapy, or water exercise, may improve strength and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.// ..Researchers from Australia studied more than 100 patients with osteoarthritis who were older than age 50. Patients were divided into three groups. The first group exercised three times a week in a swimming pool, the second exercised in a gym, and the third did not exercise at...

Free Tissue Transfer Effective in Treating Massive Skin Cancers

Most skin cancers arising on the face are spotted quickly by patients or their friends or family, and treatment is sought before the cancers get out of hand.// In these cases, doctors can easily treat the cancers and repair the damage using flaps of skin located next to the cancerous area. ..In some cases, however, facial skin cancer goes untreated for a long period of time and therefore grows...

Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis

A new study shows hydrotherapy, or water exercise, may improve strength and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.// ..Researchers from Australia studied more than 100 patients with osteoarthritis who were older than age 50. Patients were divided into three groups. The first group exercised three times a week in a swimming pool, the second exercised in a gym, and the third did not exercise at...

Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines

More than 25 million people in the United States suffer from migraine headaches...According to studies, patients who wait to treat migraines and overuse medication may actually// worsen their conditions. ..Experts say more than 50 percent of patients who suffer from migraines are candidates for preventive treatmen...

Disease Management Programs – Effective for Heart Patient

Coaching Programs run by nurses and dieticians have been found effective in lowering total cholesterol levels, // but further analysis has shown they work only when these health professionals are able to prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs. ..Researchers looked at a program in which patients received their medications from their physicians and were only “coached” by nurses and dieticians on fac...

Multi-Drug Therapy Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure

Researchers from the University of Florida College of Medicine designed a randomized //trial to compare two different treatments for hypertension in older patients. ..The research included 22,576 hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease. The study was conducted over f...

Oral Medication Effective In Combating Eye Infection

Ocular herpes simplex virus is a common eye disease affecting people worldwide. About 400,000 Americans have the disease, and about 50,000 new cases are identified // annually. The disease is caused by the HSV-type 1 virus. ..Acyclovir, which is taken by mouth, has been shown to be effective in reducing the recurrence among people with the disease. A study was done to examine the ability of th...

Drug-Coated Stents – Proven to be More Effectiv

New research proves drug-coated stents effectively combat death, heart attack and repeat procedures ...A recent study done takes a closer look at the effects of drug-coated stents on patients.// ..The study included more than 500 patients with previously untreated blocked arteries who were treated with drug-eluting stents. An additional 450 patients with comparable blockages were treated with ba...

Antiparasitic Drug Effective In Reducing Seizures In Neurocysticercosis Patients

Neurocysticercosis is an infection of the central nervous system caused by the Taenia solium larvae. The condition is considered the most common type of acquired epilepsy around the world. In Latin America//, for example, the disease affects about 400,000 people. ..New research shows an antiparasitic drug appears to help people avoid seizures caused by a common parasite. ..Researchers speculated...

Photographs An Effective Tool In Detecting Skin Cancer

Researchers say atypical nevi are the strongest risk factors for melanoma skin cancer.// Previous research also shows patients have a better chance of survival if melanoma is detected early. ..New research shows patients who use photographs of their own skin for reference are more likely to keep better track of new or changed moles. Researchers in New York studied 50 patients who had five or more...

Drug Found Effective In Reducing Vertebral Fractures In Women

Vertebral fractures are a serious consequence of osteoporosis. Such a break can lead to acute and chronic back pain,// spinal deformity and hip fracture. ..According to a recent study , it was found that the drug strontium ranelate, for women with osteoporosis appears to be effective in reducing the risk for a vertebral fracture, according to new research. The study also reports that the drug can...
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