FDA Approves Tekturna HCT(R) as Initial Treatment in Patients Unlikely to Achieve Their Blood Pressure Goals With a Single Agent
...sure, especially if you take water pills, are on a low-salt diet, get dialysis treatments, have heart problems, or get sick with vomiting or diarrhea. lie
down if you feel faint or dizzy. Call your doctor right away.
In clinical studies, the most common side effect experienced by more patients t...
Researchers Present Safety and Efficacy Results of 429 Patients Treated With Radiofrequency Ablation for Pre-Cancerous Barrett's Esophagus
... the science related to Barrett's esophagus therapy," commented David S. Utley, M.D., chief medical officer for BARRX Medical. "The study's strengths lie
in its large number of studied patients, relatively long follow-up and objective histology endpoints. This evidence suggests that ablative therapy ca...
Wrist Access Safer, Easier for Many Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Treatment of Blocked Heart Arteries
...is left behind to keep it open. But there is a risk of bleeding and nerve damage at the femoral artery access site. To reduce the risk, patients must lie
down for two to six hours after treatment. Also, accessing the femoral artery in the groin is particularly challenging and risky in obese people.
Experts Assert That Varian Technologies Deliver Speed and Clinical Accuracy in Treating Cancer Patients
...t positioning, and
treatment). "The main benefit to integrating the stereotactic boost by
using RapidArc is the fact that the patient does not have to lie
an additional 60-90 minutes," Slotman said.
"The delivery of a RapidArc treatment is very fast, which has important
New Implant Device Remotely Monitors Heart Failure Patients at Northwestern Memorial's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
... region. The technology that allows
for subjects to get readings remotely from home is a proprietary electronic
monitoring system that works when they lie
on a pillow containing an
antenna that interacts with the implanted device to get readings on heart
and lung pressures. Northwestern Memorial has impl...
Pew Commission Says Industrial Scale Farm Animal Production Poses 'Unacceptable' Risks to Public Health, Environment
... gestation crates for swine, battery cages for
laying hens) often so severely restricts movement and natural behaviors,
such as the ability to walk or lie
on natural materials, having enough
floor space to move with some freedom, and rooting for pigs, that it
increases the likelihood that the animals suf...
Aeras, Crucell and South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative Announce Encouraging Preliminary Results of Tuberculosis Vaccine Clinical Trial in South Africa
... unprecedented successful bioreactor run of 20,000
liters. Compared to conventional production technologies, the strengths of
the PER.C6(R) technology lie
in its excellent safety profile, scalability
and productivity under serum-free culture conditions. These
characteristics, combined with its ability to...
Oncology Drug Development Update - Molecular Profiling Redefines the Nature of Malignancy and Increases the Adoption of Targeted Therapeutics
therapeutics with every applicable cytotoxic(s) with the goal of achieving
incremental benefits. The greater opportunity, however, may lie
combining targeted therapeutics that address different points in one
pathway or interacting pathways involved in angiogenesis, metastasis, drug
Researchers Identify New Genetic Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
...actor resides. However, the first
variants detected may not themselves directly influence disease
susceptibility, and the actual causative variant may lie
This means researchers often need to take additional steps, such as
sequencing every DNA base pair in that particular region of the