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The 'Other' Cruciate Ligament: Newer Treatments for PCL Tears

New study reports on posterior cruciate ligament treatment options, but investigation is not over ROSEMONT, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While major advances have been made in the understanding of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) anatomy and reconstruction, a literat...

FDA Panel OKs Newer Antipsychotics for Children

Seroquel, Zyprexa and Geodon have been linked to certain health risks, experts note,, WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly that Seroquel and Zyprexa, two powerful antipsychotic drugs, be approved t...

FDA Panel Mulls Newer Antipsychotics for Kids

Seroquel, Zyprexa have been linked to certain health risks, experts note,, WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is expected to vote Wednesday on whether several powerful but controversial antipsychotic drugs be approved for use by ch...

Zoloft, Lexapro the Best of Newer Antidepressants

Review looked at 12 drugs, 117 studies and 25,000 patients to arrive at ranking THURSDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Sertraline (Zoloft) and escitalopram (Lexapro) are the best of 12 new-generation antidepressants, while reboxetine is the least effective, a new analysis shows. The ...

Most Newer Antipsychotics No Better Than Older Ones, Just Different

People need to find the one that works best for them, experts say FRIDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs have traditionally been classified as "first" or "second" generation, but these classifications aren't valid and the drugs should be prescribed on a patient-by-pati...

First generation antipsychotic drugs as effective as newer ones in some children

CHAPEL HILL Nearly every child who receives an antipsychotic medicine is first prescribed one of the second-generation, or atypical drugs, such as olanzapine and risperidone. However, there has never been evidence that these drugs are more effective than the older, first-generation medications. ...

Older Diabetes Drugs Has Similar Effects to Newer Ones

A review of published literature about benefits and harms of oral drugs for type 2 diabetes mellitus found that older agents , such as second-generation sulfonylureas and metformin, have similar or superior effects on glycemic control, lipids and other intermediate endpoints compared to newer, more...

Neural Basis of Anxiety: Newer Insights

People suffering from anxiety tend to interpret confusing situations or those that may possibly be dangerous, as intimidating. Italian researchers from the Mouse Biology Unit of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), have now uncovered the neural basis for such anxiety behaviour in mice...

Cellulose Nanocrystal Research Paves the Way for Newer Vaccines, Computer Inks

Blacksburg – Maren Roman, assistant professor in the wood science and forest products department of the College of Natural Resources at Virginia// Tech has explored the capabilities of nanocrystal research to reflect in the production of vaccines and better computer printer ink. Her research has ta...

Study Sheds Light on Value of Newer Antipsychotic Drugs for Schizophrenia

A study comparing medications for schizophrenia found two of three newer antipsychotic drugs are more effective in patients// who did not benefit from an older medication, according to a research. The study is one of the latest stemming from the longstanding Clinical Antipsychotic Trials for ...

Need for Newer AIDS Drugs In China

Head Of China's AIDS treatment program, Zhang Fujie, has said that better quality drugs and child medication are urgently needed to improve treatment against the// disease. Speaking to Agence France-Presse (AFP) before heading to the world's biggest International AIDS Conference in Toronto ...

Autoimmune Diseases – Newer Preventive Measure

A set of genetically caused diseases from type 1 diabetes to alopecia, from which the imbalance of killer cells and immune regulating system, autoimmune disease can be understood//. By age 5, out of three problems – an underactive parathyroid, yeast infection of the skin and/or mucous membrane ...

Traditional risk factors are more harmful than newer factors of cardiac disease

Researchers have found out that the traditional factors that could cause risk of death from heart failures are// more fatal than the newer risk factors that are being found out in the recent past. In an elderly population with chronic kidney disease, traditional heart risk factors may be diab...

Diuretics are better for treating blood pressure problems than newer medicines

According to the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) // results, most effective treatment of high blood pressure seems to be diuretics of the thiazide variety that are also sometimes known as the water pills. In the results of the study was publ...

The Efficacy Of Newer Stents Questioned

People who undergo a balloon angioplasty to open a clogged artery often receive a stent as well a small, wire-mesh device inserted into the artery// to keep it from closing. The problem with older stents, however, has been that they can trigger an immune response from the cells in the walls of the ...

U.S. Stem Cell Research Seems to Focus on Two Lines

...r cell lines. However, they added, the two most-used lines might have abnormalities or other characteristics that would make them less useful than newer lines. Future NIH policies should preserve scientists' ability to continue work on the well-studied lines while also encouraging the study of new l...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

... examining the cost structure of the private system. Initially, most participants wanted to build upon the current health care system in developing a newer model. Many changed their position after learning the extent to which the private-insurance system diverts health care funding to marketing, overhead ...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

...ma SHBG appeared to predict type 2 diabetes risk beyond traditional risk factors," Liu said. "In direct comparison, it significantly outperformed some newer risk predictors such as HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) and C-reactive protein." The researchers also used genetic data to confirm that SHBG may play ...

Nephrologists Indicate High Interest in AMAG Pharmaceuticals' Newly Approved Feraheme According to Latest BioTrends Report

...t quarter where Abbott's Zemplar capsules saw a year over year decrease in market share. Hectorol PO also declined year over year, but together these newer analogues still account for roughly half of the CKD patient share while calcitriol remains the market share leader. The next wave of Treatmen...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

...companies with respect to some of its marketed products as well as for the discovery and development of new products. Amgen believes that some of its newer products, product candidates or new indications for existing products, may face competition when and as they are approved and marketed. Amgen's produc...

Five Questions About Eczema

...yle and environmental changes. The standard types of medication used to treat eczema have traditionally been topical corticosteroids. (17) Among the newer forms of treatment are prescription medications called topical calcineurin (cal-SEE-nur-in) inhibitors (TCIs). TCIs belong to a category of medicines...

Higher drug doses needed to defeat tuberculosis, UT Southwestern researchers report

...ed it alone to treat the disease, so there are many studies documenting precisely how the drug behaves in patients something that is unclear for some newer drugs. When the UT Southwestern researchers began testing Pyrazinamide in the lab, they found that the concentration of the drug declined at a rat...

Amgen Announces KRAS Safety Update to U.S. Prescribing Information for Vectibix(R) (Panitumumab)

...her companies with respect to some of our marketed products as well as for the discovery and development of new products. We believe that some of our newer products, product candidates or new indications for existing products, may face competition when and as they are approved and marketed. Our products m...

Fat Reduction Market in Europe to Soar Despite Economic Downturn

...h 2013. MRG's European Markets for Body Contouring Devices 2009 report finds that the fat reduction segment will be fueled by physician adoption of newer modalities like transdermal ultrasound and laser, light, and energy fat reduction devices, which offer patients less invasive solutions than tradition...

Healing Depression The Mind-Body Way Aims to 'Depression-Proof' Your Life

...ng Depression the Mind-Body Way," (John Wiley & Sons Publishing), who contend that neither the explosion of pharmaceutical antidepressants nor the newer and better talk therapy techniques are solving the current epidemic of depression. Noting instead that the human nervous system is the best p...

Medicare expenditures decrease for glaucoma surgery as number of procedures increases

... glaucoma in the United States and the overall trend toward lower-cost surgical procedures (i.e., fewer trabeculectomies) despite the increased use of newer technologies (i.e., more glaucoma drainage devices) observed in this analysis may have a substantial impact on national glaucoma expenses," they concl...

New oral agents may prevent injury after radiation exposure

...USM researchers and their colleagues are developing agents that prevent injury even when given after the radiation exposure. This paper describes a newer class of compounds, the ''EUK-400 series,'' that are designed to be given as a pill. According to the researchers, experiments described in their pap...

Study identifies potential fix for damaged knees

...old or plug can be used to treat patients with damaged knee cartilage. The study is unique in that it used serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and newer quantitative T2 mapping to examine how the plug incorporated itself into the knee. The research, abstract 8372, will be presented during the annual me...

Antidepressants aid electroconvulsive therapy in treating severe depression

...nting to the treatment, 319 patients received either a placebo or one of two antidepressants: nortriptyline, an older, generic drug, or venlafaxine, a newer drug that is sold under the brand name EffexorTM. The patients also received at least one form of ECT either bilateral, stimulating both sides of the...

Emerging Techniques Put a New Twist on Ankle Repair

...splanted to the talus. In the authors' experience, an osteotomy is not necessary to implant the cells. Of these two techniques, the newer MACI technique may offer the most benefits to the patient, according to Dr. Mitchell. "Both ACI and MACI show a lot of promise, but I think the a...

Newer Blood Tests May Not Improve Heart Risk Assessment

...s TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- newer biomarkers of cardiac risk, such as inflammation-l... physical activity, two major studies find. The newer blood-borne markers have been touted as a better w...s. They looked at more offbeat biomarkers and used newer statistical methods for evaluating risk. "The l...

Constipation May Lead to Other Problems

...inistration to treat chronic constipation is limited, according to a review in a supplement to the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy . One of the newer medications, Amitiza (lubiprostone), is the only FDA-approved medication for the treatment of adults with chronic constipation for which there is no k...

Benefit of glinides is not proven

...apy alternatives, no relevant trials were identified that compared other drugs with glinides. In particular, there is a lack of comparator trials with newer glucose-lowering agents such as, for example, exenatides or gliptins. No trials were found even for well-established antidiabetics such as insulin or ...

Video: New Biological Therapy Ilaris(R) Approved in US to Treat Children and Adults with CAPS, a Serious Life-Long Auto-Inflammatory Disease

... treatments for CAPS patients have been limited to traditional inflammatory-disease medications that work by suppressing the entire immune system, and newer therapies that control the disease better but require more frequent injections," said Hal Hoffman, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Medicine at ...

Spinal Decompression Therapy Offers Hope for Back Pain

...niated disc would be pulled back into its normal position, as this specialized therapy equipment gently tractions the spine in a specific manner. This newer type of treatment has also shown very good results for very difficult cases like: spinal stenosis, sciatica, whiplash, spondylolisthesis, bulging disc...

Report: Asbestos Litigation Disaster for Investors Could Be Repeated With Nanotechnology Unless SEC and FASB Close Eight Major Loopholes Now Preventing Honest Disclosures

... weaknesses that allowed asbestos manufacturers to conceal information from investors are being abused once again to conceal information regarding the newer technologies. Regulators must act now to prevent a repeat of past financial disasters, and to ensure that investors' expectations of forthright accoun...

New Treatment Option at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Provides Hope for Inoperable Tumors

...ry technology, CyberKnife(R) - unlike other radiosurgery options such as Gamma Knife - does not require invasive head or body frames. He also said the newer treatment is ideal for treating both cancerous and benign tumors that are medically inoperable or surgically complex. According to a recent repo...

FDA Panel OKs Antipsychotic Seroquel for Children

...t. "That's a lot different than saying this drug has been approved for children and adolescents," he said. Prior studies have also found that these newer drugs are no more effective than older medications. Their main advantage is that they do not cause the tremors and muscle spasms associated with older...

Preliminary report on antidepressants published

...n 10 June 2009, the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) presented the preliminary results of its benefit assessment of certain newer antidepressants. The project commissioned by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) is concerned with assessing the benefit of three agents, reboxetine, m...

Study IDs benefit of donor SCT for adults with acute myeloid leukemia

...ns a need to further individualize the allogeneic SCT decision, based on factors like patient age, overall health, and other considerations, including newer molecular tests," Koreth says. ...
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