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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 still for an additional 60-90 minutes," Slotman said. "The delivery of a RapidArc treatment is very fast, which has important clinical implications,...

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

...proved targeted therapeutics with every applicable cytotoxic(s) with the goal of achieving incremental benefits. The greater opportunity, however, may lie in combining targeted therapeutics that address different points in one pathway or interacting pathways involved in angiogenesis, metastasis, drug res...

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 nearby. This means researchers often need to take additional steps, such as sequencing every DNA base pair in that particular region of the genome, to...
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