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Genaera Discontinues Lomucin in Cystic Fibrosis Studies

...nt data from the LOMUCIN study to determine if the enrollment of the final subjects in the study would allow us ...s, was also discontinued. There had been no recent enrollment in this trial, and delays in restarting the study at a new investigative site made the decision to e...

BioCryst Receives Special Protocol Assessment for Fodosine

... repeat-dose pivotal trial is expected to initiate enrollment during the third quarter of 2007. The trial will e.... BioCryst is now well positioned to begin patient enrollment during the third quarter."...

US Health Insurance Firms Suspend Sales, Promise to End Fraudulent Practices

...r-service plans are the fastest-growing part, with enrollment rising 72 percent to 1.3 members in February 2007 ...nue because most sales are made during the regular enrollment period that runs from mid-November through December. ``It's a positive development in that they a...

WTC Neighborhood Residents Misled on Extent of Contamination

...e part in a new residential cleanup program before enrollment ended in March. That number represented just a small portion of the 20,000 apartments eligible to participate. Residents are understandably reluctant to participate in what they consider to be a waste of time, said Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Initiates Patient Enrollment In New Cotara(R) Brain Cancer Trial

...by our Indian study centers will facilitate timely enrollment in this important new trial," said Steven W. King, president and CEO of Peregrine. "We anticipate that positive data from this study, together with dosimetry and dosing data being collected in ongoing U.S. Cotara trials, will help us determine the op...

Obesity is Related to Lower Tuberculosis Risk

... patients were followed up from three months after enrollment in 2000 until December 31, 2005. The body mass i...of the bacteria involved. The average time between enrollment and notification of tuberculosis was 881 days. There were 395 new cases (82.8 percent) and 82 retr...

Surgery- Very Effective for Common Back Pain

...ections and analgesic medications. Two years after enrollment in the trial, patients in the nonoperative groups reported modest improvement in their condition; however, patients who had the surgery reported significantly reduced pain and improved function. Furthermore, for the surgery group, relief from symptom...

Limiting Eligibility for Medical Studies can Omit Women and African-Americans

...archers to design their studies to ensure adequate enrollment of all populations, including women and racial minorities. "The NIH, and we as a society, have decided that the burden and benefits of health research should be shared by everyone," said Humphreys, who is also on the staff of the Veterans Affairs ...

Investigational Drug Being Pursued for the Treatment of Ischaemic Stroke

...e located within the U.S. Patients who qualify for enrollment into the clinical trials will receive a two or three-hour intravenous infusion of ancrod or placebo within six hours of stroke onset. If treated within three hours of stroke onset, subjects must have been determined unsuitable for treatment with tPA....

Pazopanib Shows Positive in Advanced Renal Carcinoma, Ovarian Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma

...vanced or metastatic RCC, after completing patient enrollment several months ahead of schedule, and is also being studied in a number of other trials across various tumor types....

Shortage of Veterinarians Worry Public Health Experts in US

...t of the national trend toward a higher vet school enrollment of city kids compared to students with livestock experience. "It wasn't too many years ago that most of our students grew up on dairy farms, lived in small towns, and came to veterinary school to be dairy veterinarians, or food animal veterinarian...

Infant Mortality Rising in Deep South in US

... health insurance program; locations and hours for enrollment changed, and documentation requirements became more stringent. As a result, the number of non-elderly people, mainly children, covered by the Medicaid and CHIP programs declined by 54,000 in the 2005 and 2006 fiscal years. GPL/L...

Chances of Survival for Melanoma is High When Detected by Dermatologists

...rence exists using data from two sources: Medicare enrollment and claims files from the government and a National Cancer Institute (NCI) database that includes information about patients’ demographics, date of diagnosis, stage of cancer at diagnosis and date of death. The researchers linked records from the two...

Costlier Health Care Weigh Downs the Women

...%. Although the insurance coverage rose by 1%. The enrollment for state run plan came down by 8% consumer driven plans rose by 50%. Sara Collins, assistant vice president for the Commonwealth Fund's Program on the Future of Health Insurance, said in a prepared statement that “These findings show that comprehen...

Multivitamins Improve Birth Outcomes Among Children Born With HIV

...ive daily multivitamin or placebo supplements from enrollment until six weeks after delivery. The multivitamin supplements included vitamins B-complex, C and E; however, vitamin A and zinc were not included, based on findings from previous studies that failed to show a beneficial effect of these nutrients. All ...

New Clinical Trial Results Could Improve Survival for Myeloma Patients

...these findings, ECOG has suspended further patient enrollment for this trial and has recommended that lower dose "dex" be considered for patients currently being treated on the high dose arm of the trial. Because of the public health implications, these findings are being made public immediately. The complete d...

Teens Get Needed Access to Care With State Health Insurance

... 1,000 adolescents and their parents shortly after enrollment in New York’s SCHIP program, Child Health Plus, an... (83 percent) and most were uninsured before their enrollment (71 percent). Their parents were more likely to report that their adolescent had a preventive visi...

Study to Look at Aspirin as Aid to Conception, Healthy Pregnancy

...vestigators at the University of Utah, for a total enrollment of 1,600 women. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 40, have had one miscarriage in the year prior to entering the study, wish to become pregnant and are not already pregnant when they start the study. All will take 400 micrograms of fo...

Osteopathic Medical Education Will Help With Shortages

First-year enrollment at the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine is projected to increase// to more than 4,474 in 2011-12, a 45.3 percent increase since 2002-03. With the addition of COM Mesa of AT Still University of Health Sciences, in Mesa, Arizona; the Debusk...

Higher Serum Selenium Linked With Reduced Risks of Prostate Cancer - in Some Men

...e. All participants completed a questionnaire at enrollment regarding age, ethnicity, education, occupation, smoking history, history of cancer and other diseases, use of selected drugs, and prostate related health factors. A 137-item food-frequency questionnaire was used to assess usual dietary intake over...

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