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Genzyme Announces First Phase III Study of Tolevamer in Diarrhea Patients

...s of patients with complications and more frequent failures of standard antibiotic therapy. Tolevamer is designed to bind and neutralize the toxins released by C. difficile that damage the intestine. A non-antibiotic approach has the potential to treat CDAD and reduce the number of disease recurrences, resu...

Prison Healthcare Continues to Fail Despite Emergency Measures, Warns BMA

... have provided specific examples of the continuing failures that are undermining not just standard healthcare services for inmates but also crucial rehabilitation programmes designed to prevent prisoners re-offending after they are released. Examples in the BMAs snapshot dossier, entitled 'Crisis in the Ce...

Preimplanted Genetic Screening Should Be Interpreted With Caution

...tion. PGS is offered to women with recurrent IVF failures as well as repeated miscarriages. It is based on the concept that the entire chromosomal constitution of an embryo can be represented by a single cell, which is removed from the embryo. If one biopsied cell is found to be abnormal, there is a 90% cha...

Chinese City Turns Off the Air-con

...e energy starts to take effect over fears of power failures this summer. An unnamed official with the city's ...red power cuts recently and officials fear further failures this summer as the overburdened energy network in China's largest city and other parts of the countr...

Dengue Deaths Sweeping Cambodia Highlight Healthcare Failures

...apital Phnom Penh to capacity, highlights the many failures of Cambodia's health system, which like all of its public institutions is struggling after years of civil war and neglect. "The total level of public financing for health is simply too low," the World Bank said in its 2007 equality and development ...

FDA Requests Recall of All Shelhigh Medical Devices

...'s own records indicate a number of sterility test failures and that its testing and retesting procedures were not properly performed. Shelhigh devices are used in infants, children and adults. The products include pediatric heart valves, tube-like devices for blood flow (conduits), surgical patches, dural ...

Scientists Identify New Breast Cancer Gene

...f the molecular basis between cancer-causing BRCA1 failures to fix DNA damage versus normal BRCA1s ability to fix DNA damage," he adds. The researchers say that Rap80 enables BRCA1 to be recruited to sites of damage by binding to specific types of the ubiquitin protein, which is tightly bound to DNA. Sinc...

New Strategy To Tackle Rheumatic Heart Disease

...s in the burden of ARF and RHD reflect a number of failures in the development and delivery of health and health-related services, they say. Failure in primary prevention of ARF and RHD . . . reflects the failure to provide Indigenous communities with the appropriate type and level of housing and environmen...

Resistance to Anti-HIV Drugs in Uganda Developed Due to Drug Supply Problems

...tegies to increase adherence, but about structural failures that interrupt access to treatment. Free access to treatment leads to better survival than self-pay therapy because free treatment may be less susceptible to interruptions that lead to resistance" said study senior author David R. Bangsberg, MD, MPH,...

Australian State Health Official Sacked Following Poisoning Outbreak in Nursing Home

...ultry. "It is one of the worst ever public health failures in Victoria's history and we have a minister who says I know nothing. It is unacceptable," Baillieu said. Twenty residents at the 30-bed Commonwealth-funded home were affected by the illness, which was first detected on April 5. Two people are recov...

Scientists Concerned About Gonorrhea’s Drug Resistanc

... health departments to monitor gonorrhea treatment failures for possible emerging resistance, particularly to cephalosporin. Infection with gonorrhea that passes from one person to another during sexual activity increases the risk of passing on or becoming infected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS)- a d...

Melamine Contamination Killed Thousands of Pets, Says a New Report

...s Kansas facility in response to reports of kidney failures in cats and dogs. The company has recalled products manufactured from Nov. 8, 2006, to March 6. Several other companies have also issued recalls. The Food Drugs Administration confirmed about only 15 animal deaths from poisoning. But the agency rec...

Cryoablation: A New Treatment Option for Some Kidney Tumor Patients

... treat with RFA, with increased rates of technical failures and tumor recurrence. Also, the area being treated cannot be effectively monitored with computed tomography (CT) or ultrasound. The Mayo study findings show that cryoablation can be used for some larger tumors with simultaneous operation of multiple ...

Educational Video Increases Knowledge but Not Behavior

... one's abilities, and more realistic assessment of failures prior to attempting changes in actual behavior. This approach has been used successfully in intervention trials for exercise, fear of falling, and doctor/patient communication. "Hope in Sight" features three real people with low vision and it vivid...

Junior Doctors of UK Stage Walkout

...government review group was established to look at failures in the Medical Training Application Service (MTAS), which is part of the Modernizing Medical Careers (MMC) project. It has come under fierce criticism, with claims that under the system talented candidates can be overlooked for training places. The...

India Fast Become Prime Location for Clinical Trials, but Vigilance Called for

...lux. In recent years, there has been a spate of failures of clinical trials with many of the top pharma companies being forced to withdraw drugs after adverse reports. While Bristol-Myers Squibb terminated a new diabetes drug, Astra Zeneca halted work on a new drug for stroke patients. And Pfizer did so wi...

Biocon Unveils Renal Therapies for Kidney Disorders

...ur objective is to protect life affected by kidney failures with biotherapeutics and reduce the risk of the disease in future through research and innovative therapies," Shaw said. Studies have revealed that kidney disease has grown to be a silent epidemic in the 21st century. Every year millions of people ...

'single–parent' stem cells to replace adult mice organ

...ad certain genes from only one parent. Imprinting failures could lead to the death of an embryo and are frequently associated with some forms of cancer and other genetic disorders. "There was considerable doubt that uniparental stem cells would work since the lack a balanced set of chromosomes from both pa...

Once-daily Nevirapine Has More Side-effects Than Twice-daily Dose

...vestigators found that the proportion of treatment failures by, or before, week 48 of the 2NN study were comparable between the once-daily and twice-daily treated patients. However, they also found that there was a trend for patients who were taking the drug once daily to be more likely to change therapy t...

Special Exams to Help Failing Medical Students

...ing considered in view of the increasing number of failures in MBBS and to help those students who are finding it hard to clear the examination. As many as 25 students from Jaipur's SMS Medical College and 10 to 15 students from other medical college are appearing in these special examinations. Theory e...

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