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Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...hyroidism may be due to a birth defect for examole partial or complete absence of the thyroid gland or it may occur later in life due in conditions such as thyroiditis, goiter, or on surgical removal of the thyroid gland. Other or previously-used medications, such as Synthroid, Cytomel, Euthyroid, Thyrolar...

New drug helps boost cancer treatment

...n the drug 22.5 percent of the patients achieved a partial response to therapy -- that is, their tumors were reduced by more than 50 percent. Another 7 percent of patients were able to have their disease stabilized. Further studies of the drug are continuing in colorectal, head, neck, pancreatic and lung ca...

ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer

...ced lung cancer, more than 20% of patients showed partial responses to ZD1839 between 1 and 11 months. With such promising results, researchers are now working on whether this drug can be used for other forms of cancer as well....

Virus Combats Brain Tumour

... to treatment. Reseachers have now come out with a partial solution and answer for such a catastrophe. It was found that Reo virus, a common inhabitant of gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract, not known to cause any harmholds promise as a treatment for this deadly form of brain cancer. Dr.Peter A Fo...

Inadequate epilepsy treatment

...ound that less than half of epilepsy patients with partial seizures and less than a third with generalised seizures were treated with recommended treatments. Only 11 per cent of patients received the latest medication and 7 per cent had been kept on the same drug despite failing to achieve remission after tw...

A boon to epileptics

...t weeks, and two patients suffered "petit mal", or partial seizures directly after treatment. Epilepsy is c...frontal lobe. There are two types of fit. One, the partial seizure, is associated with a change in consciousness - often the only external clue of a seizure is...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...ours of treatment initiation and "70 percent had a partial clearance of clots," Alexandrov said in an interview with United Press International. He cautioned, however, the pilot study was designed to test the safety not efficacy of the approach. "We did prove that ultrasound is safe when used in this way," ...

Lymphoma's Link to Hepatitis C

...sion of their cancer. The other two patients had a partial and complete remission after the addition of ribavirin was added to their treatment. In contrast, none of the six patients without the hepatitis C virus responded to the interferon therapy. Researchers felt that in patients with splenic lymphoma wit...

Latest drug shows promise in multiple myeloma

...ting of 65 patients, 30 per cent showed at least a partial response, with some showing a complete response, in which no sign of active disease could be detected. In all, 78 per cent either had their condition either stabilize or improve from the start of the therapy, and some were still showing a positive ...

Lamictal as add-on therapy for children with epilepsy

...al (lamotrigine) as an addition for children whose partial seizures are inadequately controlled on their exis...oved indications for adjunctive use in adults with partial seizures, and for the generalized seizures of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome in children two years of age a...

Response to chemotherapy could be measured by Prostate-Specific Antigen Doubling Time

...the chemotherapeutic regimens they were taking was partial remission in 6 patients (15%), stable disease in 1...decreased in 4 of the 6 patients who experienced a partial remission (67%), in 7 of the 13 who had stable disease (54%) and in only 4 of the 21 who had progres...

Adult COPD or asthma could be effectively treated with Xopenex

...a, is characterized by breathing difficulty due to partial blockage of the bronchial tubes. Asthma is a chronic lung disease caused by inflammation of the lower airways resulting in episodes of airflow obstruction, which has been found to be the fourth most common// cause of death and affects nearly 16 milli...

Mental retardation linked to brain protein

...believe the absence of the WAVE-1 protein causes a partial breakdown of the brain cell communication system, that results in reduced learning ability and other problems associated with mental retardation. The study presented the major conclusion that mental retardation involves many more areas of the brain ...

New Help for Head and Neck Cancer

... regression of their cancer, and another two had a partial regression. Laboratory studies of the tumors showed positive effects from the treatment. No serious side effects were seen with the therapy. The authors conclude Multikine injections may be valuable in the treatment of head and neck cancers. They wr...

Reviving the Immune System

...ents, five went into complete remission, seven had partial remission, and four had their disease stabilize. "Given that this was a very advanced, very ill population of patients, the responses that we saw were very encouraging for using this technique," says researchers. "With what I was diagnosed with 1...

Comparing Psoriasis Treatments

...and 30 patients in the cyclosporine group achieved partial remission. However, after 16 weeks of treatment, no significant difference in overall effectiveness was seen between the two groups. More than 100 patients in the methotrexate group and more than 150 patients in the cyclosporine group reported side ...

Hope for Chemo-Resistant Leukemia Patients

...he disease after treatment. Another six people had partial responses. Researchers say, even if patients did not have remissions, they usually had improvements in their blood count to a level that was nearly normal. This is significant because most hairy cell leukemia patients die from low blood counts. Res...

Eye Disorders, A Predictor Of A Shorter Lifespan

... the lens of the eye becoming cloudy and can cause partial blindness. In a study of 4,753 people aged 55 to 81, people with macular degeneration, a progressive condition that causes gradual vision loss, had a 41-percent higher risk of death during the 6.5-year follow up than people without signs associated ...

The Reason For Loss Of Appetite After Gastric Bypass

Researchers now say they might have a partial explanation for the loss of hunger and rapid weight loss observed after gastric bypass surgery.// In the gastric bypass procedure, the stomach is divided to create a pouch out of the small proximal portion of the stomach, which is then attached to th...

Migraines Found To Increase Stroke Risk

... women who suffer migraines with loss of vision or partial loss of vision were 1.7-times more likely to have stroke compared with women who do not have a history of migraines. Women with migraines without visual symptoms did not have an increased stroke risk. Women who saw spots and lines during or just befo...

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