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Earlier HIV antiviral treatment can be cost effective in areas of limited resources

Early initiation of lifesaving antiretroviral therapies should be the standard of care for all HIV-infected patients, even those in countries with limited medical and financial resources, according to a study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Desmond Tutu HIV Centr...

Using a small stockpile of a secondary antiviral drug in a flu pandemic

In a global influenza pandemic, small stockpiles of a secondary flu medication if used early in local outbreaks could extend the effectiveness of primary drug stockpiles, according to research made available today ahead of publication in PLoS Medicine . Many countries are investing in larg...

Nuvilex Advances Release of Citroxin(TM) Antiviral Surface Cleaner to Help Combat Swine Flu

CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Nuvilex, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NVLX), an emerging healthcare consumer products company, today announced that it will advance the release of Citroxin to domestic and international health agencies including hospitals, clinics, and medical offi...

Do patients at risk for B-cell malignancy need antiviral treatment?

Some studies have shown that a relationship of hepatitis C (HCV) infection with type II mixed cryoglobulinemia exists. However the precise mechanism remains unclear. A research article to be published on April 7, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The resea...

Obio Pharmaceutical Announced New Antiviral Drug Discovery to Combat Influenza Virus

HONG KONG, March 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Obio Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd ("Obio"/ "the Company") announced the discovery of a new indication of a drug, TG21, against main strains of influenza virus (including avian and human influenza strains) such as H3N2 and H5N1. The process leading to cli...

Liver transplant recipients with hepatitis B may need lifelong antiviral treatment

Patients who undergo liver transplantation for hepatitis B-related liver damage should receive lifelong antiviral treatment to keep the disease from coming back. A new study shows that they lack cellular immunity against the disease, making recurrence likely if antiviral treatment is withdrawn. Th...

eFoodSafety Enters Research Agreement with University of Minnesota to Test New Food-Grade Antiviral for Swine Influenza Virus

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- eFoodSafety.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EFSF), an emerging healthcare consumer products company with a portfolio of aesthetics, dermatology, environmental and nutraceutical products, today announced that they have signed a research agreement ...

Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug

But other medications are available that work, CDC officials stress THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The most common strain of flu this season is resistant to the popular antiviral drug Tamiflu, but government health officials said Thursday there is no reason to panic. The fact ...

Doctor Recommends New Powerful Natural Antiviral Against the Flu

Zeolite-AV contains minerals that provide safe, effective prevention and relief from the Flu and other viruses. NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Howard Peiper, a Pulitzer prize nominated author, has written numerous books on nutrition and natural health including 12 best sellers. Dr. Pe...

Pharsight Invited to Present on Antiviral Modeling and Simulation at DIA Adherence Workshop

Dr. Bill Poland Will Present on the Strategic Use of Incorporating Adherence Data into Clinical Trial Predictions of Antiviral Therapies MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharsight Corporation (Nasdaq: PHST ), a leading provider of software, strategic consulting,...

New Ribosome Finding Could Lead to Antiviral Therapies

The ribosome is the protein-producing nanomachine in cells that keeps the human body cranking along. A discovery by University of Maryland researchers// has provided a clue that could lead to programming the ribosome to fight viruses like HIV AIDS and SARS. In the March 23 issue of the journa...

Call For Bird Flu Antiviral Drugs To Be Shared

New predictions about bird flu, involving the use of a mathematical model, suggest that international //cooperation to share antiviral drugs might be the best way to deal with an emerging pandemic. ‘Bird flu’ (avian H5N1 influenza) has not triggered a worldwide human epidemic yet because it r...

Hepatitis B Relapse In Cancer Chemotherapy Can Be Avoided By Antiviral Drug

A team of researchers led by Jeong Won Jang of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, has found // that administering an antiviral drug would help prevent hepatitis B relapse in patients who are undergoing chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer. In...

Roche Commits More Antiviral Pills To Asia For Bird Flu

At a meeting to assess the bird flu situation in the light of the new cases in Turkey, Roche Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Tamiflu said that it// will allot more antiviral pills to Asia and provide the necessary aid to organizations in this endeavour to fight a possible pandemic. Roche said th...

Catechins in green tea show antiviral effect on influenza virus

Green tea is produced from the leaves of the evergreen plant Camellia sinensis . The major active ingredients of green tea are polyphenolic compounds, known as catechins. Catechins of green tea leaves account for about 10% of dry // ht, including (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), (-)-epigalloca...

New oral antiviral treatment of cold sores approved

A supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Valtrex (valacyclovir HCl) caplets has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of cold sores in healthy adults. This was announced by GlaxoSmithKline which also added that this new application for Valtrex// makes ...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

...to pregnancy, or medical conditions such as asthma or diabetes) should take antiviral medication immediately to reduce risk of prolonged or dangerous illness. ...hours after flu symptoms such as fever have ended, even if they are using antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu. Select schools with high populations of high-risk...

Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

...could be the pandemic strain." In either case, he said, doctors could start antiviral treatment with a drug such as Tamiflu. For people at high risk for flu complications, doctors should start treatment with antiviral medication and also get a test to confirm the results, which can take 24 ho...

Scientists Decode HIV Genome

...ure of an entire HIV genome, a breakthrough which could improve understanding of how the virus infects humans and could lead to the development of new antiviral drugs. Like viruses that cause influenza, hepatitis C and polio, HIV carries its genetic information as single-stranded RNA rather than double-stra...

NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

...utropenic patients. The updated NCCN Guidelines note that certain tests and antiviral treatments that are effective in more common strains of influenza and virus...and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Viread(R), Gilead Sciences, Inc.) to the antiviral Agents Tables. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) ar...

VivaGel(R) Demonstrates Anti-HIV and Herpes Activity Following Human Administration

...inical trial demonstrating that VivaGel(R) retains antiviral activity against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV... The clinical study was conducted to assess the antiviral activity of VivaGel(R) (SPL7013 Gel) in cervicovag...owing administration, more than 90% of the initial antiviral activity was retained for both HIV and HSV in more...

Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

...senior editor, Consumer Reports. Even when the vaccine doesn't prevent seasonal flu, it often lessens its symptoms. In terms of treatments, certain antiviral drugs can not only ease symptoms of seasonal flu but also shorten its duration and possibly prevent complications as well. Some of those drugs probabl...

Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

...f the Annals of Internal Medicine , as does another study finding that the antiviral medications Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir) are effective for...medications," Khazeni said. "Some groups are targeted for extended-duration antiviral prophylaxis, such as high-risk groups and first-line health-care workers." ...

K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations

...ferent clinical outcomes," he said. Establishing animal models for pandemic H1N1 is important, Richt said, because physicians have two types of antiviral medications to treat influenza. One type, called adamantine-like drugs, targets the M2 protein; the other type includes drugs like Tamiflu that target...

Pitt receives $13.4 million NIH grant to create virtual models for epidemics

...to control a threatening avian influenza pandemic. These models were influential in forming the World Health Organization's decision about the size of antiviral medicine stockpiles needed to quash a possible avian flu outbreak, and in shaping U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' policies about the imp...

Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations

...e throat, dry cough, nasal congestion and body aches, call your doctor immediately to determine if treatment is needed. If symptoms are caught early, antiviral drugs can be used to combat the virus and help prevent complications." Asthma patients also will still need to get a separate vaccine for th...

Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

...will continue to be a high-priority group for vaccination," Jamieson said, so pregnant women who get the H1N1 flu should receive prompt treatment with antiviral medications. In fact, the first American to die from the H1N1 strain, 33-year-old Judy Trunnell of Texas, fell ill while in late-stage pregnancy. ...

Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges

...y TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- antiviral drug treatment of swine flu may be wasted on the e...t researchers who created a model of the effect of antiviral treatment on the spread of the H1N1 virus. If t...rent swine flu pandemic behaves like the 1918 flu, antiviral drugs would not significantly reduce death rates a...

Aethlon Medical Announces U.S. Army Agreement

...medical device to selectively adsorb viruses and immunosuppressive toxins from the bloodstream. The device has been designed to enhance the benefit of antiviral drug regimens, and it provides a therapeutic option against infectious viruses not addressed by drug and vaccine therapies. (Logo: http://www.n...

Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC

...huchat said. Reacting to reports that some camps are giving children the antiviral drug Tamiflu in hopes of preventing the virus, Schuchat advised against thi...he CDC's guidelines on protecting campers from the flu, she said. Giving antiviral medications in hopes of providing a general immunity can increase the odds ...

Top Hepatitis C Treatments Equally Effective

...dical centers showed that treating patients with either of the two standard antiviral therapies is safe and helps prevent liver damage. The report appears on...patients and their doctors now have solid evidence that they can weigh both antiviral therapies equally for effectiveness, safety and tolerability," Dr. Mark Sul...

U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin

...ile, Canadian health officials reported Wednesday the nation's first case of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu virus. A 60-year-old Quebec man was given the antiviral drug after his son fell ill with the virus. The strain doesn't seem to have spread beyond the reported individual case, the AP said. ...

New HIV Study Shows That Large Numbers of Women and People of Color Can Be Successfully Enrolled In U.S. HIV Clinical Studies

...ot complete. Warnings & Precautions PREZISTA must be coadministered with ritonavir and food to achieve the desired antiviral effect. Failure to administer PREZISTA with ritonavir and food may result in a loss of efficacy of darunavir. Please refer to ritonavir prescribing in...

Abbott Reports Strong Second Quarter Results; Confirms Double-Digit Earnings Growth Outlook for 2009

...ions such as cancer or rheumatoid arthritis, where multiple pathways are involved in the disease. Hepatitis C Abbott's antiviral program is focused on the treatment of hepatitis C, a disease that affects more than 180 million people worldwide, with approximately 3 to 4 million p...

Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected

...u strain -- at least in some animals. But the virus is still susceptible to antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu. Reporting in this week's issue of the journal Na...le born after 1920, the scientists said. But, the researchers added, all antiviral drugs tested, including Tamiflu, were effective in cell cultures against th...

Rendell Administration Officials to Participate in National Flu Summit

...st continue to be vigilant. This summit will help us strengthen our plans in various areas of preparedness, including disease control, vaccination and antiviral distribution and school closures," said Governor Rendell. "It's also important for us to hear updates on the activities and priorities of our federal ...

Experts Keep Wary Eye on Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu

...one recognizes that. That is the Achilles' heel of antiviral therapy and it's completely possible that we will ...e "regular" seasonal flu often become resistant to antiviral drugs but, generally speaking, antiviral resistance is less common with Tamiflu and a relat...

Fighting the swine flu pandemic with mathematics

... As swine flu spreads across America, good data can make all the difference in controlling it. Who needs to get antiviral medications first? Who can wait? When should counties and states shut down airports, schools, and highways? When should they tell people to stay ho...

New Report Just Published: World Hepatitis C Virus And Therapeutics Market Report

...gory, and Development Stage II-9 Comparison of antiviral Properties in Select Polymerase Inhibitor Drug...in Search of Novel STAT-C Drugs II-10 Specific antiviral Activity of Select HCV Drug Classes II-10 Sele...hronic Hepatitis C Treatment II-22 Ribavirin - antiviral Drug for HCV Treatment II-22 Table 10: Global ...

Mixed Marks for Swine Flu Updates

... how people could protect themselves or their family, 36 of 47 offered information about when to seek treatment and 27 of 47 explained who should take antiviral drugs. Among the other findings: 30 states provided information for health-care providers, with 14 posting their own information and 16 linking ...
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