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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...ng to Dr. Hanauer. “Biologic therapies provide new options and hope for many patients, however they may be ac...patients requires extensive knowledge of treatment options and the patient, including whether intense therapy is needed and who may respond to biologic agents....

Maxygen Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Trial of MAXY-G34 in Breast Cancer Patients

...F therapy. "Patients and physicians have limited options for treatment of neutropenia," said Russell Howard...f Maxygen. "With MAXY-G34, we hope to expand those options and improve the outcome for many chemotherapy patients. During this first Phase II trial we will beg...

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...form them both of their effectiveness and of other options for achieving pregnancy and reducing the stress of infertility. They examined the psychosocial and medical profiles of 818 Danish women at the start of their IVF treatment, and then looked at which women went on to use complementary therapy in the ...

Aboriginal People Less Likely to Use Methadone Therapy

...therapy is recognized as one of the most effective options for treating heroin addiction....

New "second-line" AIDS Drug Shows Promise in Trials

...y mutation in a single amino acid. The treatment options narrow further if a patient is found to suffer bad side effects from these powerful molecules. The hope for etravirine is that it will open up a new front against resistant virus and raise the genetic barrier to developing resistance....

A New Therapy to Protect Cancer Patients Against Infertility

...nning treatment, and yet there are already several options for protecting the ovaries and even preserving eggs, embryos, or ovarian tissue. In addition to raising awareness among the medical profession, more support is needed for research in this important area....

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...n for disabled patients. The report raises three options for redevelopment but recommends the most expensive full redevelopment of the two buildings at a cost of $41.7 million. But Health Minister John Hill responded with a statement, "The WCH is managing the identified risks associated with an ageing i...

Mutated Gene Zaps Pancreas Cancer in Mice

... which spares healthy tissue. "There are no good options for pancreatic cancer patients now," said James Abbruzzese, professor and chair of MD Anderson Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology. Two types of mice were treated after they were infected with two aggressive lines of pancreatic cancer, one in a...

Eyeglass Guide Launched That Aids in Choosing the Right Eyewear

...cates consumers about the different lens and frame options available, but also encourages dialogue among customers and their eyecare professionals to identify eyewear that fits their lifestyle, prescription, and eye and medical history," said Dr. Craig Tisch, O.D., Penn Optical Group. "With more than 3.2 mil...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...fic findings into the clinic. "There are no good options for pancreatic cancer patients now. That's why we are trying new approaches such as this one as part of SPORE," says Dr. Abbruzzese....

Arthroscopic Treatment of Tennis Elbow is Successful

...n this study is one of the many different surgical options that have good outcomes. Investigators studied the long-term (130 month) pain and functional scores of 30 patients who underwent arthroscopic release for tennis elbow. The short-term results from this patient group were published in The Journal of ...

Hairy Boy Bets on Laser Treatment for Cure

...uch cases or its documentation anywhere, I suppose options like epilation could be tried out to rid the boy of the embarrassment," Saoji told IANS. Prithviraj became an object of curiosity at a health detection camp here Sunday as he waited his turn in a long queue of people for a medical check up. The v...

Anticoagulants is Better for Atrial Fibrillation

... bloods ability to create clots. Two commonly used options are anticoagulants that inhibit the clotting process (e.g. warfarin), and drugs such as aspirin that make blood platelets less likely to bind together and trigger a clot. In standard medical practice, anticoagulants are often given to people with AF...

Life Insurers in India to Launch Health Insurance Policies

...y, these products will have several variations and options for the consumer. "The attractive features of the product will be its transparency, with no hidden costs and restrictions. It will be more affordable and cost-effective," adds Roy. Even the private sector major ICICI Prudential has more health insu...

FICCI Proposes Models To Solve Indias Healthcare Crisis

...of public-private partnership (PPP), which are PPP options for primary and secondary healthcare, a network of diagnostic centers, capital expenditure sharing, equity sharing and premises on lease model. The chamber stresses that the partnership models would have to run in tandem with attractive fiscal incent...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

...ice consultation document - limiting the treatment options to 20 per cent of patients who would benefit is unjustifiable and allowing one eye to go blind before treating the second eye is cruel and totally unacceptable." Nice is seeking to rationalize its decision on cost grounds. Andrew Dillon, chief exe...

Interoperative Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients

...us further customize and select the best treatment options for individuals with early breast cancer. Next, Drs. McCready and Fyles will join a randomized clinical trial to further study the results of using this procedure. The study participants from PMH will generally be older patients with small, early-s...

Effective Treatment for Malaria Control

...ial drug] combinations. This will also limit the options to monitor the degree of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine...y on molecular markers. This will also limit the options to monitor the degree of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance in treatment studies in children in vi...

Israel Offers Help to India in Tackling Water Scarcity

...salination is one of the most effective and viable options to produce fresh water. Unfortunately, desalination accounts for less than one percent of our total supply," said Sriram Kulkarni of desalination firm Technochem Agencies. "Several states in the country have flirted with the idea of desalination pl...

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy a New Step in Breast Cancer Treatment

...us further customize and select the best treatment options for individuals with early breast cancer. It is hoped that this one time dose will prevent a recurrence of the cancer.The new approach has the advantage of being less time-consuming, more efficient and more patient-friendly. The localized treatme...

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