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July 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights a Positive Outlook, Bell's Palsy and Heart Valve Repair

...be as effective as other approaches. A larger study is under way. For now, open heart surgery will continue to be the mainstay to repair and replace heart valves. As research advances, some less-invasive approaches may be viable alternatives. Mayo Clinic Health Letter is an eight-page mo...

St. Francis Surgeon Uses Tissue Regeneration Technology to Rebuild Patients' Heart Structures

...ng the complex structural matrix intact. Once surgically implanted, it serves as a scaffold, allowing the patient's cells to infiltrate and ultimately replace the ECM scaffold. While the patient continues to heal, the matrix gradually is replaced as the body reinforces and remodels the tissue. In the p...

Cepheid Receives Grant to Develop Ten-Color Real-Time PCR Detection Technology for Use in the GeneXpert(R) System

...hnology, are expected to follow. "Our goal is to continue the transformation of the clinical mycobacteriology laboratory by making it possible to replace time-intensive and less sensitive culture processes with rapid, sensitive, and accurate molecular techniques that that are not constrained to a centra...

SCAI Statement on the BARI 2D Trial (Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation With Diabetes Trial) Presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Annual Scientific Sessions and Published in The New England Journal of Medicine

...ratory, South Texas VA Medical Center. "This study is important because it emphasizes the strong tie between diabetes and heart disease, but does not replace the need for physicians to continue to evaluate the individual needs of each patient." "Physicians should understand the patients in the BARI-2D ...

Feldenkrais(R) Movement Institute Announces Simple Non-Surgical Solutions for Jaw and Facial Pain (TMJ)

... Movement Institute, designed the Intelligent Body(R) TMJ Program to help reverse many people's longstanding habits that create tension and stress and replace them with healthy patterns of movement. This Program contains six lessons, each averaging 10 minutes in length. The lessons are based on the Feldenk...

March 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Knee Repair Surgery, Anxiety Disorder and Preventing Blood Clots

...otherapy involves working with a therapist to identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviors that contribute to anxiety and, then, learning how to replace them with healthy, positive beliefs. Medications, both antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs, also can help. Among antidepressants, the f...

For Old or Young Dialysis Patients, AV Fistulas Remain Pure Gold

...N.H. When kidneys fail -- called chronic kidney or end-stage renal disease -- treatment in the form of regular dialysis (or hemodialysis) is needed to replace the kidney's job of ridding the body of toxic waste products to maintain fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance. A machine is used to filter blood o...

Scientists Discover Why Teeth Form in a Single Row

...eth Formed When we lose our baby teeth, the permanent teeth grow in to replace them, but permanent teeth when lost are lost for good. U.S. adults aged 20 ..., but each procedure comes with disadvantages. The idea of growing teeth to replace missing ones has captured the imaginations of scientists, with many labs in...

Archimedes Pharma Announces Successful Proof-of-Concept Results on Two Intranasal Development Projects

...confirmed that each candidate has the potential to replace existing formulations in high value markets. The a...ase (PD) and illustrate the product's potential to replace apomorphine injections. Apomorphine, a pote... route illustrates the potential of IN Diazepam to replace IV and rectal products. Diazepam, a long es...

Gallbladder Removal Through Vagina Offers Minimally Invasive Alternative

...and director of the minimally invasive surgical program at Northwestern Memorial. "NOTES is well-received by patients and holds the potential to replace traditional laparoscopic surgery for a wide range of procedures in the future," adds Dr. Soper. Drs. Hungness and Soper, along with John Martin,...

Applying Clinical Findings to the Practice of Medicine

...m cells to become bone cells and make bone. According to Dr. Yaszemski, "The osteoconductive scaffolds and osteoinductive factors are intended to replace bone graft in these procedures. Usually, the bone graft is harvested from the patient's pelvis, and these new techniques might decrease or eliminate t...

Modigene Announces Positive Results of Pilot Toxicity Study of Its Long-Acting Human Growth Hormone hGH-CTP

...AUC (area under the curve) of hGH-CTP as measured in primates support a potential once-weekly or bi-monthly injection frequency in humans. This would replace the multiple injections per week that are currently required, as there is presently no long-acting hGH on the market. "Our long-acting hGH-CTP h...

Reproductive Partners Participates in New IVF Progesterone Delivery System Study

... rates and national reputation was recently selected as a participant in a national, multi-center study exploring new progesterone delivery systems to replace intramuscular injections. Patients going through in vitro fertilization (IVF) often describe the progesterone injections as the most difficult and p...

Sequella Lead Drug Compound SQ109 Selected for Phase 1B Clinical Trial Program

...ses and bioweapon pathogens. The Phase 1B clinical study of SQ109 should be initiated in Q1 2009. SQ-109 is a new diamine antibiotic intended to replace one or more of the current first-line anti-TB drugs and simplify patient therapy. SQ109 was granted U.S. FDA Fast Track designation and FDA/EMEA Orpha...

AstraZeneca Responds to FDA Joint Advisory Committees' Recommendation on SYMBICORT(R)

...roven asthma medications-budesonide, an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), and formoterol, a rapid and long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA). SYMBICORT does not replace fast-acting inhalers and should not be used to treat acute symptoms of asthma. Important Safety Information Long acting beta2-adrenerg...

Research Highlights New Approaches to Prevent Blood Clots in Several High-Risk Patient Populations Including Largest Study Ever to Examine Use of Blood-Thinning Medication in Patients With Cancer

... Once-Daily Oral Rivaroxaban Com p ared With Subcutaneous Enoxaparin Every 12 Hours for Thro m boprophylaxis Af t er Total Knee replace m ent: RECOR D 4 [Abstract #35] Alexander G.G. Turpie, MD, McMaster Universit y , Hamilton, On ta rio, Canada This stud...

New Breast Imaging Technology Targets Hard-to-Detect Cancers

... suggest that BSGI allows for the diagnosis of more and earlier breast cancers," Dr. Brem said. Dr. Brem pointed out that BSGI is not meant to replace mammography, but to be used as an adjunct to mammography. "It is an excellent tool for locating difficult-to-detect cancers and for screening high-ris...

Pivotal Data Showed SYMBICORT(R) Improved Lung Function in Adults with COPD

...ment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older.(6) SYMBICORT does not replace fast-acting inhalers and should not be used to treat acute symptoms of asth...oterol, a rapid and long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA).(6) SYMBICORT does not replace fast-acting inhalers and should not be used to treat acute symptoms of asth...

Study Found That Long Term Use of Advair Diskus(R) 250/50 Did Not Adversely Affect Bone Loss in Patients with COPD

... have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking Advair. Do not use Advair with long-acting beta2-agonists for any reason. Advair does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. For more information about Advair please visit http://www.gsk.com . Background on COPD An estimated 2...

Sequella Presents Data on Synergy Between Investigational New TB Drugs SQ109 and TMC207

...ently underway. About SQ109 The company's lead drug candidate, SQ109, completing Phase I clinical trials, is a new diamine antibiotic that could replace one or more of the current first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs to simplify or shorten therapy. SQ109 was granted U.S. FDA Fast Track and FDA/EMEA Orpha...

Regado Biosciences Completes Patient Enrollment for Phase IIa Study of REG1 Anticoagulation System

...ve reversal agent, RB007, which specifically binds to and neutralizes RB006. The Phase IIa study (REVERSAL-PCI) is designed to assess whether REG1 can replace standard heparin therapy during the performance of coronary balloon angioplasty dilatation and stenting on patients at low risk for complications asso...

Landmark COPD Trial UPLIFT(R) Shows SPIRIVA(R) HandiHaler(R) Sustained Lung Function Improvements Over Four Years

...irway narrowing) associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. SPIRIVA does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. Do not swallow the SPIRIVA capsule. Only use the HandiHaler device to take the SPIRIVA capsule. Do not use...

Established Safety Profile of Spiriva Confirmed by 30 Rigorously Controlled Clinical Trials and the Landmark Trial UPLIFT

...irway narrowing) associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Spiriva does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. Do not swallow the Spiriva capsule. Only use the HandiHaler device to take the Spiriva capsule. Do not use...

InVitria Showcases Cell Culture Productivity Enhancers at BioProcess International

...InVitria products -- Cellastim and Lacromin -- can replace bovine or human sources of albumin or transferrin ... -- Cellastim -- Cellastim is an albumin used to replace bovine albumin and human albumin as a cell cul....com ) -- Lacromin -- Lacromin has been shown to replace bovine transferrin and human transferrin in ce...

Regado Biosciences Reports Clinical Results for REG1 Anticoagulation System at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2008

...undergoing elective PCI will further confirm that REG1 has the potential to replace standard heparin therapy." "In striving to meet the needs of individual p...omized Phase IIa study designated REVERSAL-PCI will assess whether REG1 can replace standard heparin therapy during the performance of PCI with stenting. REG...

Vincent W. Renz Joins NewCardio as President

...ons targeting large, rapidly growing, underserved markets. As an example the Company's initial product, QTinno(TM), promises much-needed automation to replace a costly, labor-intensive process in cardiac safety assessment in clinical research; particularly in large scale thorough QT studies that are required...

Want a Reason to Love Your Lower Belly Fat? It's Rich in Stem Cells

...wal, stem calls can divide and produce others that become specialized cells. Scientists and doctors theorize that stem cells will be able to repair or replace damaged or diseased cells. Clinical trials researching the potential of stem cells from fat are ongoing in Europe and Asia. In the U.S., there are man...

'Hibernation-On-Demand' Drug Hydrogen Sulfide Significantly Improves Survival After Extreme Blood Loss

...ach of which underwent controlled hemorrhage to remove 60 percent of their blood for three hours before re-infusion with Lactated Ringer's solution to replace lost blood volume. The rats were divided into two groups. In the first group, 24 rats were put into a controlled atmosphere of room air laced with 3...

ADVENTRX Announces Preliminary Response Rate Data From Discontinued Phase 3 Trial of CoFactor(R)

...ate, overall survival and incidence and severity of adverse events. About ANX-510, or CoFactor CoFactor is a folate-based biomodulator designed to replace leucovorin as the preferred method to enhance the activity and reduce associated toxicity of the widely used cancer chemotherapeutic agent 5-fluoroura...

ADVENTRX Announces CoFactor(R) Phase 2b Clinical Trial Overall Survival Results

...atological or gastrointestinal adverse event of grade 3 or greater. About ANX-510, or CoFactor CoFactor is a folate-based biomodulator designed to replace leucovorin as the preferred method to enhance the activity and reduce associated toxicity of the widely used cancer chemotherapeutic agent 5-FU (5-flu...

AMT Prepares for Submission of Marketing Authorization Dossier for AMT-011 (Glybera(R))

...eriously debilitating and potentially lethal disease. AMT-011 is a gene therapy product designed to insert a healthy gene into the patient's body to replace the defective gene. The product is administered by a series of injections into muscle tissue after which the body starts to make the missing enzyme ag...

Results From One-Year Study Suggest Advair(R) Provides Important Benefits for African American Patients With Asthma

... period, the overall incidence of adverse events was similar between the two groups. Important Information about Advair Diskus Advair Diskus won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be taken more than twice a day. Advair Diskus contains salmeterol. In patients with asthma, me...

Peptimmune Presents Early Clinical Data at European Neurological Society and Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies Meetings

...e data, along with the significant improvements on bioavailability and pharmacodynamic effects with PI-2301, provide further evidence that PI-2301 may replace Copaxone as first-line therapy in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis," stated Thomas P. Mathers, President and CEO of Peptimmune. "We have designe...

Regado Biosciences Announces Publication in Circulation of Clinical Trial Results of REG1 Anticoagulation System

...oagulation system. The Phase 2a study is enrolling 26 patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to assess whether REG1 can replace standard heparin therapy during the performance of coronary balloon angioplasty dilatation and stenting in patients at low risk for complications asso...

ADVENTRX Presents CoFactor Data at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

...nutes later by 500 mg/m2 of 5-FU as an i.v. bolus over 2-3 minutes. About ANX-510, or CoFactor CoFactor is a folate-based biomodulator designed to replace leucovorin as the preferred method to enhance the activity and reduce associated toxicity of the widely used cancer chemotherapeutic agent 5-FU (5-flu...

Shire Announces Approval of ELAPRASE(R) (idursulfase) in Brazil

...then begin to malfunction, leading to severe clinical complications and early mortality. ELAPRASE, which is given as a weekly infusion, is designed to replace the deficient iduronate-2-sulfatase enzyme. "Approval of ELAPRASE in Brazil further demonstrates our commitment to bringing meaningful treatments to...

Patients With Asthma and Seasonal Allergies Respond Better to Advair(R) for Their Asthma Than Singulair(TM)

...a controller, or whose disease severity clearly warrants treatment with two maintenance therapies. Important Information about Advair Advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be taken more than twice a day. Advair contains salmeterol. In patients with asthma, medicines...

Adding Breast Ultrasound Screening to Mammography Reveals Cancers not Seen on Mammography Alone in Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

...ce policy regarding the coverage for breast cancer screening options. An annual mammogram is still recommended: neither MRI nor ultrasound is meant to replace mammography. The study continues to follow participants to examine the potential benefit of routine annual combination screening of mammography an...

Gene Therapy Slows Progression of Fatal Neurodegenerative Disease in Children

... NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene therapy to replace the faulty CLN2 gene, which causes a neurodegenerative disease that is fata...be a study conducted in 10 children with LINCL who received gene therapy to replace the defective CLN2 gene via administration of human CLN2 carried in an aden...

Intercell AG to Acquire Iomai Corporation to Expand Late Stage Product Pipeline and Strengthen Leadership in Vaccine Innovation

... technology has the potential to enhance the efficacy of existing vaccines, replace current vaccines that have a cumbersome mode of administration and enable t...tribution; expectations that TCI technology will enhance the efficacy of or replace or be an alternative to current injected vaccines, expectations that TCI te...
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