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Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...es can be harvested and stored. Their only other option for preserving their fertility is the still-experimental option of having ovarian tissue removed before they undergo cancer therapy. The tissue is frozen and then...

Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

... years vs. 24 months), they also offer an improved option for government pandemic stockpiling. Tamiflu will...e capsules not only provide governments with a new option for pandemic stockpiling, but also give prescribing physicians an alternative for patients who prefe...

Womens Mood Plays a Key Role in Infertility Treatment

...d endorsement of a lower risk versus a higher risk option SET versus two embryo transfer (2ET), and 2ET versus three embryo transfer (3ET), and then rating the riskiness of each choice, said Dr. Newton. We found a significant association between womens mood states and their perceptions of the likelihood ...

Hormone Inhibitor in Prostate Cancer Treatment

...state cancer cells to grow, so the first treatment option for all men with prostate cancer that has spread, is to use chemical suppressants or surgery to inhibit testicular synthesis of male hormones. However, this treatment does not block the production of male hormones elsewhere in the body. Abiraterone...

Anti-malarial Drug may Help Reduce Risk of Diabetes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...ies are needed to determine whether this treatment option should be considered a standard component of rheumatoid arthritis combination therapy in the future, and to evaluate the potential role of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive agent for diabetes among high-risk individuals in the general population," t...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...e added. Lung transplants are the only treatment option for end-stage lung disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and certain congenital lung defects. Following a transplant, patients must take drugs for the rest of their lives that suppress th...

Alternative Option for Type2 Diabetes Treatment

...rs write. Incretin therapy offers an alternative option to currently available hypoglycemic agents for nonpregnant adults with type 2 diabetes with modest efficacy and a favorable weight change profile, they write. Individuals with mild diabetes, suggesting an adequate pancreatic beta cell reserve, who ar...

Illegal Immigrants Allowed To Stay A Year More To Care For Their Child

...e in the United States illegally and gave them the option of leaving on their own. Before the decision to allow the parents to remain, their attorney, David Lunas, criticized the agency for moving to separate the family at a difficult time. "Hazelle would require lifelong medical care, and if her parents a...

Arthroscopic Treatment of Tennis Elbow is Successful

... say that arthroscopic release is a good treatment option for lingering tennis elbow. The patients were enrolled through the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Ga., where Dr. Bakers father and the senior study investigator, Champ L. Baker, Jr., M.D., practices orthopaedic sports medicine surgery. Tennis elbow, ...

Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

...nd residual tumour volume therefore presenting the option of a non-operative approach in cases where the likelihood of nodal disease is small. According to the authors, the study also raises the question that if patients have no nodal involvement is neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy justified at all" contact...

Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients

...gs suggest that TNI may be a more viable treatment option for patients with hypopnea and sleep apnea. Current treatment optionsare often intrusive or invasive and not well-tolerated, leaving a vast number of patients untreated, said Dr. Schneider. Improved therapeutic strategies are required to treat slee...

Health Insurance- Play It Safe And Reap The Benefits

...ire him to re-do the medical tests. This leaves no option other than renewing your policy. Otherwise, youll start comparing the premium charged by various companies and decide accordingly, adds Gupta. Apart from this, most medical insurance policies have a moratorium of about six months. This means that a...

Patients Not Complying With Their Dermatologic Problem

... pills over creams and ointments, he said. Another option is physician-administered treatments, such as injections, that will assure adherence. Feldman says doctors shouldnt be surprised by poor adherence to using creams and ointments in the home environment, especially involving pediatric patients. Tho...

FDA Approves First Artificial Cervical Disc

...rative disc disease now will have another surgical option for treating this condition," said Daniel Schultz, director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA. "This device will help relieve pain and restore function." Cervical disc degeneration is a common cause of neck and arm pain that can grea...

Chief Medical Officer Urges Presumption of Organ Donation to End Transplant Shortfall

...d degrees of success. Spain has a "soft opt-out" option in which the family of the deceased can forbid donation even if the person did not opt-out while alive and has seen donation rates double. However, Sweden, which also introduced the opt-out law, has a lower donation rate than Britain. Donaldson?s p...

New Study Challenges NICE Guidelines on Adolescent Depression

...monotherapy with an SSRI is a reasonable treatment option for moderate to severe depression in adolescents, particularly if access to cognitive behaviour therapy may be delayed, he writes. He adds that trial participants received a high level of clinical care, with frequent clinical reviews and rigorous m...

US Patient Implanted With HeartMate II, Leaves ICU

...which would not have fit into his body. The only option was the smaller HeartMate II pump, which wasn't approved by the FDA, and Guthrie's insurance company wouldn't pay for it initially. Through a series of letters and phone calls to the FDA and Humana Health Care, Moazami was able to persuade them to...

Boffin Identifies Gene Causing Otosclerosis

...rms of treatment in the future; currently the best option is an operation. However, there is often an additional component of hearing loss which can't be restored by surgery," Thys said. As the gene involved is a growth factor, and the disease manifests itself by the abnormal growth of bone in the middle ...

Children Born After PGD as Healthy as Kids Born After ART

...on technologies (ART) without PGD. PGD is a new option for couples at risk of transmitting genetic diseases. Instead of carrying out a prenatal diagnosis followed by a termination of pregnancy, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (where a sperm is injected directly into an ...

Gene Study Throws Up New Targets for Leishmaniasis

...resistance problems, leaving many doctors with the option of more expensive treatment that, in the case of visceral leishmaniasis, can cost up to 150 dollars for a four-week course. Cutaneous and mucosal leishmaniasis results in painful, crater-like lesions on the skin. Visceral leishmaniasis, which affec...

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