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NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA

...rance was based on a review of clinical studies of safety and effectiveness submitted by the manufacturer an...was comparable to standard laparoscopic surgery in safety and effectiveness. Because of the expected learning curve with the new system, Intuitive Surgical is...

A prescription cream for unwanted facial hair

...rected, post-release experience often modifies the safety profile for new drugs....

Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma

...evidence regarding the long term effectiveness and safety of inhaled corticosteroids for children. Physicians, other health care professionals, and parents should feel comfortable using them to help children with mild to moderate asthma participate fully in childhood activities." Another study published i...

Gene Therapy shows promise in treating Hemophilia

...reatment. The study was designed only to test the safety and not the effectiveness of the treatment of hemophilia. This disease is genetically transmitted and is characterised by excessive bleeding. Researchers belive this study could some day be applied to treat other diseases such as diabetes. For tho...

ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer

...se inhibitor, has confirmed, durable responses and safety in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as monotherapy and in combination with standard chemotherapy agents after segmental scrutinization in two different studies. Vincent Miller, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center i...

Virus Combats Brain Tumour

...irus, there is still "justified concern" about the safety of injecting the virus directly into the brains of people according to Dr. Matthias Gromeier, of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina . It is unknown whether this treatment may "unleash" harmful properties of the virus or lead to ...

Alerts for safety of heart device

...g sometimes.There has been a rise in the number of safety warnings concerning devices that regulate the hear...igham and Women's Hospital in the US have surveyed safety warnings on heart devices issued by the Food and Drug Administration over a ten year period from 199...

Is acupuncture safe?

...medicine.There is a dearth of hard evidence on the safety of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM). ...two reports, they provide one of the first serious safety assessments on acupuncture. In the first, 78 doctors and physiotherapists carrying out acupuncture a...

Hemochromatosis Patients' Blood is Safe

... body tissues, do not pose a greater risk to blood safety than other donors, according to the results of a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). // Hemochromatosis patients are treated with periodic phlebotomies or "blood letting" to remove excess iron from their body. Bec...

Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis

...imulate new bone formation, but concerns about its safety have limited its use in the elderly, according to Dr. Craig D. Rubin from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and others who contributed to the research.// There is no FDA-approved drug for osteoporosis that increases bone form...

FDA attacks American Red Cross for blood violations

...erican Red Cross in contempt of court for repeated safety violations in its blood collection program. FDA is...es much more seriously its role as guardian of the safety of the nation's blood supply, which is essential to the public health. // Despite a promise made b...

More Elderly Take Inappropriate and Harmful Medications

...patients and researchers conducting studies on the safety and efficacy of drugs. Clinical trials usually exclude elderly people, especially those who have more than one condition. Doctors caring for elderly patients may not have special training in geriatric care, and patients may demand certain medications...

Fresh approach to TB treatment

...ounds where there is knowledge about toxicological safety or at least provides strong leads for drug development - means that these drugs could be suitable to combat TB many years before an entirely new type of drug can be discovered. Thes ecompounds should be considered urgently,” added Professor Kelly. ...

Awakening call for fall prevention

...ippery rugs or high heels, and consider installing safety grab bars in the bath. It is also important not to let yourself become housebound . If you feel vulnerable, enlist the help of a physical therapist to teach 'safe walking' and to assist in the selection of walking aids. Older adults are more likely t...

Fluoride proves effective against fractures

...omen. The UT researchers set out to determine the safety and efficacy of treating osteoporosis using sodium fluoride as a bone-forming agent over the course of a 42-month study that followed 85 women who were 65 years and older and had one or more nontraumatic fractures. The study group was treated with ...

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

... used the drug fluvastatin because it has a proven safety record as patients would be expected to continue t...esterol-lowering agents, might not have as solid a safety record. In LIPS, he said there were no indications of any worrisome liver abnormalities or muscle p...

Cloud of smoke over Zyban

...n June 2001. The cause for concern, however, was a safety update on the site of British regulatory body, Med...ll it across world markets, he said. Endorsing the safety profile of Zyban, GSK said: “Death (the 57 reported deaths) was most commonly due to cardiovascular ...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

... however, the pilot study was designed to test the safety not efficacy of the approach. "We did prove that u...o doubt that sound waves can (break-up) clots, but safety is a concern." While Alexandrov's study, which was designed as a safety trial, found no safety prob...

Lactobacillus Supplements shorten the duration of diarrhoea

...er dietary supplements are not subject to the same safety and effectiveness standards that medications face. And children with diarrhoea should see a doctor if they have loose stools for more than 5 days, the stools contain blood or mucus, or the children show signs of dehydration such as dry mouth or infre...

Hyperactivity Drug Can Be Added to Food

...dren, and larger studies are needed to confirm the safety of taking the drug in powder form, the authors add....

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