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Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

...d infliximab (trade name Remicade at the pediatric infusion center at Cedars-Sinai. Infliximab, Dubinsky exp...l. Its really cozy and more private than the adult infusion center where I used to go. I can watch a movie but I usually fall asleep....

Smoking Speeds Up Muscle Loss

...s of muscle protein they were given an intravenous infusion of blood with a tagged amino acid (one of the buil... were taken from their thighs before and after the infusion to follow how much had "stuck" in muscle protein. This measured the rate of synthesis of muscle p...

Gene Therapy for Parkinsons Disease

...hattan. One woman and 11 men received a surgical infusion of fluid containing a viral vector and genes for a protein called GAD, glutamic acid decarboxylase. This enzyme is critical in controlling a neurotransmitter called GABA. In Parkinsons, GABA is reduced in an area of the brain called the subthalamic n...

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

...nths. Patients in the trial are receiving a single infusion of Cotara by convection-enhanced delivery (CED), an NIH-developed technique that delivers the agent to the tumor with great precision, achieving up to a 10,000-fold greater concentration in local therapy exposure than conventional intravenous drug ad...

Inhaled Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Shows Mixed Results

...syringes, insulin pens, jet injectors and external infusion pumps. If uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, poor circulation, amputation of limbs, and ultimately result in death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved inhaled insulin to treat...

Once-a-year Drug Reduces Fractures from Osteoporosis

... It evaluated the potential of using a once-yearly infusion of 5 mg of zoledronic acid to decrease the risk of...e effects were seen within three days of the first infusion but not after the second or third....

First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital

...e loosened fibrins then allow for reception of the infusion of clot-busting medications, which then slowly dissolve the blockage - usually within two to three days." Emory houses two of the machines that are used for this procedure (called Peripheral Infusion Systems). Other treatments for deep vein clots...

Major Medicare Fraud Detected in Florida

... Officials there said most of the schemes involve infusion therapy and medical equipment suppliers. "Tuesday we charged 24 individuals, and today we arrested four more defendants in yet another Medicare fraud scam," U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta said. "That brings the number of individuals charged by t...

New DNA Tests Advances Treatment of Lysosomal Storage Diseases

...nter is one of only two centers nationally with an infusion center within a department of genetics. The center combines diagnosis and treatment with laboratory research and clinical trials aimed at learning even more about these inherited diseases. Lysosomal storage diseases are difficult to identify becaus...

Investigational Drug Being Pursued for the Treatment of Ischaemic Stroke

...SP-II, will evaluate whether a brief (2 or 3 hour) infusion of ancrod begun up to six hours after onset of str...rials 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...

Amrubicin Shows Encouraging Results for Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

...aily x 3 days) or topotecan (1.5 mg/m2 via 30-min. infusion daily x 5 days), both starting on Day 1 of a 21-day cycle. Response data from 24 evaluable patients have been analyzed, 15 treated with Amrubicin and nine with topotecan. Of the 15 Amrubicin patients, 40 percent showed an objective tumor response, ...

Remicade(R) Get Approval for First and Only Biologic Treatment for Pediatric Crohn's Disease

...mit physicians to administer a 5 mg/kg intravenous infusion of REMICADE over a 2-hour period followed by additional 5 mg/kg infusion doses at two and six weeks after the first infusion, then every eight weeks thereafter. Some patie...

Green Tea Compound may Be a Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ble to trace the effects of the green tea compound infusion to see that it worked by inhibiting these pathways. Ahmed says that these studies suggest that EGCG or molecules that could be derived synthetically from the EGCG found in green tea may be of therapeutic value by inhibiting the joint destruction in...

PET Imaging Identifies Aggressive Kidney Cancers That Require Surgery

...ients were monitored for toxicity and the antibody infusion was well tolerated with no side effects or other adverse events related to the agent. According to the authors, G250 PET may ultimately be used not only to determine the aggressiveness and extent of a patient’s disease prior to any surgical interve...

Researchers Develop Resin Beads That Capture Mad Cow Disease Agent From Blood

...he filtered blood in a separate blood bag prior to infusion into a patient or blood donation recipient. The filter device, to be manufactured under the trade name P-Capt? Filter by MacoPharma, has received CE Mark regulatory approval in Europe. Carbonell and his colleagues are now looking for ways of targ...

Parents Bank Kids' Umbilical Cord Blood

...'s cord blood. The odds that a child would need an infusion of his or her own cord blood later in life are slim, between one in 1,000 and one in 200,000. Private banks vehemently disagree, arguing that as scientists learn more about stem cells, the blood could create personalized treatments for heart diseas...

Liver an Excellent Target For Cancer Gene Therapy

...ctor administered in exactly the same way – direct infusion into the main artery feeding the liver,” said Reid, who is now an associate professor of clinical medicine in the UCSD School of Medicine. “We saw virtually no problems with toxicity in 35 study participants who received a total of nearly 200 infusio...

Drug For Iron Overload Cleared

...usions. Generally these people are given a painful infusion at nights by needle and pump which lasts for around 12 hours. But the new drug Exjade is an oral administration to bring down the level of iron in them. This drug was launched in United Kingdom since September 2006. JYT...

Remicade Therapy Effective in Treating Severe Psoriasis

...cally less appropriate. The recommended dose is an infusion of 5 mg/kg followed by additional doses at two and six weeks after the first infusion and then every eight weeks thereafter. Source-Eurekalert PRI...

Clear Guidelines on Oral Chemotherapy Needed

...few of the safeguards which are routinely used for infusion chemotherapy were adopted for oral chemotherapy treatment. Most of the 42 organisations which took part in the study had no required elements for prescribing oral chemotherapy and few requested patients’ written consent for off protocol prescribing...

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