Post-transplant combo can replace toxic immune-suppressing drugs in monkeys
Transplant patients rely on drugs to prevent graft rejection, but at the cost of serious side effects. The class of immunosuppressive drugs known as calcineurin inhibitors (examples are cyclosporine and tacrolimus) can damage patients' kidneys and lead to high blood pressure, among other problems....
Drug Combo Proves Powerful Against Lung Cancer
Study finds better outcome for advanced non-small cell malignancies
SATURDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- A two-drug combination treatment proved successful in safely slowing advanced non-small cell lung cancer in a recent clinical trial.
In the study, a phase 3 trial involving 768 ...
Drug Combo Keeps Kidney Artery-Vein Grafts Viable
Aspirin plus anti-clotting therapy boosts dialysis patients' quality of life, study says
WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of aspirin and the anti-clotting drug dipyridamole reduces blockages and extends the useful life of new artery-vein access grafts used for kidney...
3-Drug Combo Reduces Nausea After Chemo
Study finds adding casopitant mesylate to regimen cuts side effects
MONDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- The addition of the drug casopitant mesylate (CM) to the conventional two-drug regimen of dexamethasone and ondansetron greatly reduces chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)...
Drug Combo May Relieve MS Symptoms
Adding steroid to multiple sclerosis treatment shows promise in study
THURSDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Using a steroid drug in combination with a multiple sclerosis (MS) drug may give patients more relief from symptoms than using the MS drug alone, suggests a new study.
New Treatment Combo Better Against Hepatitis C
Adding antiviral telaprevir increases cure rate, studies show,,,,
WEDNESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the antiviral drug telaprevir to standard treatment for hepatitis C increases the cure rate, two new studies show.
Current treatment for hepatitis C (HCV) genotype 1, the...
Chemo Combo Shows Promise Against Ovarian Cancer
Lab-based study focused on certain types of malignancies
SUNDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug dasatinib to a standard, two-drug chemotherapy regimen for treating ovarian cancer boosted the effectiveness of the drugs in laboratory tests, new research shows.
Radiation-Chemo Combo Boosts Lung Cancer Outcomes
Getting both simultaneously linked to longer survival, study concludes
TUESDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows people with advanced lung cancer can survive longer when treated simultaneously with high-dose radiation and chemotherapy.
A study by the University of Mic...
Drug Combo Helps Larynx Cancer Patients Preserve Voice Box
Adding third medicine to standard therapy made the difference, researchers say
WEDNESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancer of the larynx who received a three-drug chemotherapy combination were more likely to keep their larynx than those who received a two-drug treatment...
New Laser Combo Therapy Zaps Acne
Small study finds pulsed-dye beam with topical meds improved lesions in 1 to 2 weeks
FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Laser therapy can safely and effectively treat mild to severe cases of acne, according to a small preliminary study of 18 people.
Fourteen of the participants wer...
Combo in Medical Technology
Ezetimibe and Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Combo Pose No Increased Cancer Risk, Study Shows
- Journal of Clinical Lipidology publishes largest study comparing cancer risk of ezetimibe and ezetimibe/simvastatin to statin therapies using FDA database -
BOSTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study shows no increased cancer risk with ezetimibe mono and ezetimibe/simvastatin c...
Data Suggests New Antigen-Antibody Combo Test Useful for High Volume Public Health Screening
MONTREAL, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new HIV antigen-antibody
combination assay, currently available in Europe, can be useful for high-
volume screening to identify individuals with acute HIV infection, who would
be missed by traditional HIV antibody tests, according to research presen...
Drug Combo Could Lower Diabetes Complications and Costs
And, No-Cost, Noninvasive Tool Detects Risk for Undiagnosed Diabetes
Plus: Diabetes-Affected Pregnancies Double in Past Seven Years
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A highly detailed
mathematical simulation model can help people with undiagnosed diabetes
Inverness Medical Innovations Participates in Meeting on HIV/AIDS with UN Secretary-General
...ion with the meeting, Inverness provided information on its
previously announced 4th generation rapid HIV diagnostic test, the
Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab combo
and disclosed publicly for the first time
details on its unique Point-of-Care Analyzer upon which a first of its kind
CD4 cell enumeration test will b...
Combo in Medical Products
Safe-Wrap Combo Blood Collection Tubes (For the i-STAT® System)
Description: Safe-Wrap Combo
Blood Collection Tubes are used for the collection of capillary blood samples for use with i-STAT blood gas, electrolyte, and chemistry cartridges requiring either 95 L or 65 L of sample. These tubes are Mylar-wrapped glass capillaries that have been treated with calcium-balanced li...
Inverness Medical Testpack+Plus hCG Combo with OBC
Description: For the qualitative detection of human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) in urine or serum specimens...
Company:Inverness Medical Professional Diagnostics
HIV 1, 2 Combo Antibodies
Description: ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories' client...
Clearview hCG Combo with Reference Line
Description: The Clearview hCG Combo
with Reference Line Test for the rapid detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine or serum specimens. This test kit is used to obtain visual, qualitative result and is intended for professional and laboratory use only....
Company:Inverness Point of Care
TCA /Alpha Combo Peels
Description: Formulated with medical-grade ingredients and Alpha-Beta and TCA to deliver immediate-even-visible results.
Tricloracetic acid (TCA) has been used for many years to treat facial wrinkles, age spots, pigment abnormalities, mask of pregnancy and other superficial skin problems.
The TCA peel cau...
Company:Derma Diagnostics LLC
Dengue IgG and IgM Combo - Rapid Test
Description: This test device is intended for visual and qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Dengue virus in human serum. The test is used as an screening test for diagnosis of Dengue viral infection and used as an aid to distinguish past infection and current infection....
hCG Combo Urine/Serum - Rapid Test
Description: For the rapid determination of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine and serum. The test strip is used to obtain a visual qualitative result....
Aptima Combo 2® Assay
Description: The APTIMA COMBO
2 Assay is a second generation nucleic acid amplification test that uses target capture for in vitro qualitative detection and differentiation of rRNA from CT and GC. The assay uses a family of Gen-Probe's proven technologies including target capture (TC), Transcription-Mediated Am...
Clearview hCG Combo w/ Reference Line
Description: Wampole Laboratories offers a comprehensive line of pregnancy tests including rapid membrane tests for serum and urine in convenient one-step stick and cassette formats. The Clearview line offers 2 testing options. Clearview Easy HCG is a 25 mIU urine test in a convenient stick format. Clearview H...
Akahoshi Combo Prechop (temporal approach)
Description: Flattened points in vertical plane, straight shafts, cross action, round handle....
Company:Duckworth & Kent Ltd.
Combo in Biological News
New chemotherapy combo produces side effects, but no extra efficacy, in early breast cancer patients
Berlin, Germany: Adding capecitabine, a drug that inhibits DNA synthesis and slows the growth of tumour tissue, to docetaxel, in patients with early breast cancer, leads to more toxicities and does not improve the efficacy of treatment, a German scientist told the 6th European Breast Cancer Confe...
Insecticide combo delivers knockout punch
A cocktail of insecticides containing a plant protein and a common insecticide may be more lethal to crop pests than either ingredient used alone, according to biologists. The one-two punch also inhibits the insects' growth rate and reduces their chance of developing resistance.
"We found a syn...
Cigarette smoke, alcohol damage hearts worse as combo
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Tobacco smoke-filled air is bad for cardiovascular health, and drinking alcohol at the same time only makes it worse, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Testing the theory that moderate alcohol consumption provides some heart-protection ...
Radiation therapy combo cures prostate cancer long-term
Seventy-four percent of men treated with a combination of radiation seed implants and external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer are cured of their disease 15 years following their treatment, according to a study released today in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Phy...
Statin plus cancer drug deliver combo punch to brain cancer cells
Building on newly discovered genetic threads in the rich tapestry of biochemical signals that cause cancer, a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center team has dramatically killed brain cancer cells by blocking those signals with a statin and an experimental antitumor drug.
The unlikely pairing of chol...
Hepatitis C responds best to combo of ribavirin and interferon, study concludes
A combination of the drugs ribavirin and interferon is more effective in treating hepatitis C than using interferon alone, but it also increases the risk of side effects, according to a new systematic review of recent evidence.
"Adding ribavirin to any type of interferon should be considered the ...
Blood pressure drug telmisartan shows powerful activity against stroke
...ed signs of stroke, as did 56 percent of rats given ramipril alone. However, no strokes were noted in the telmisartan-only or the telmisartan/ramipril combo
Telmisartan's ability to easily pass through the blood-brain barrier (something ramipril cannot do) is likely behind the neuroprotective ef...
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
...th the neuronal inputs, and a more portable wireless system. The researchers are also looking at new applications, such as enabling the brain-computer combo
to control a wheelchair or other gadgets that will restore some control and freedom to patients with severe paralysis.
At the American Spinal Cord...
Newly discovered killer cell fights cancer
...ith a cancer drug called Gleevec, which blocks an abnormal protein produced by cancer cells, and a growth factor for NK cells. The drug-growth factor combo
served as a lure, leading the IKDCs to tumors implanted in the mice. The results were that tumors shrunk in mice, which received injections of IKDCs,...
Combo in Biological Technology
Free White Paper Addresses Challenges of New FDA Regulations Awaiting Combo Product Manufacturers
AGAWAM, Mass., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, free white paper,
addressing the challenges of new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
regulations awaiting combination products manufacturers, is now available
for download at http://www.microtestlabs.com/combinationpaper .
Abbott HIV Test Demonstrates Earlier Disease Detection
...ct HIV earlier."
The Abbott ARCHITECT HIV combo
(Ag/Ab) assay is an automated immunoassay test des...ays that only detect HIV antibodies, ARCHITECT HIV combo
(Ag/Ab) incorporates HIV p24 antigen detection whi...-market approval application for the ARCHITECT HIV combo
(Ag/Ab) assay to the U.S. Food and Drug Administra...
Dealzer Hydroponics Introduces the Super-File Cabinet Grow Box System
Being brand new, the file cabinet hydroponic systems use cutting edge, state of the art technology. This includes the use of superponics, a combo
of top feed, bubble, and aeroponics. This robust mix of hydroponics technology increases the efficiency of the grow box.
The new file cabinet h...
Neogen Develops Quickest Single Test for Beta-Lactams and Tetracyclines in Milk
...s maximum residue levels, Neogen's new BetaStar(R) combo
utilizes the same format as the popular BetaStar a...ntly accurate results. At just 5 minutes, BetaStar combo
is the fastest assay for beta-lactams and tetracyc...ice president of Food Safety. "Developing BetaStar combo
allows us to offer the worldwide dairy industry ye...
Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 Results
...ss typical sequencing in finding these key cancer gene mutations is well known. However, we believe that clinical use of the WAVE and Surveyor product combo
will be enhanced with specific gene mutation kits based on our experience in clinical trial assessments of these gene mutations that we are providing ...
Gen-Probe Reports Strong Financial Results for First Quarter 2008, Raises Full-Year Guidance
benefited from continued growth of the APTIMA combo
2(R) assay, an
amplified nucleic acid test (NAT) f...ulted
primarily from increased sales of the APTIMA combo
2 assay and from
commercial pricing of the PROCLEI.../www.gen-probe.com .
APTIMA, APTIMA combo
2, PACE, PROGENSA and TIGRIS are trademarks of
NIST micro sensor and micro fridge make cool pair
...ar more precisely than any other device, with a solid-state refrigerator based on a sandwich of a normal metal, an insulator and a superconductor. The combo
chip, a square about a quarter inch on a side, achieved the first cooling of a fully functional detector (or any useful device) with a microrefrigerat...
Gen-Probe Reports Strong Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007
...ourth quarter of 2007
were again led by the APTIMA combo
2(R) assay, an amplified nucleic acid
test (NAT) f...y continued market share gains for the APTIMA combo
2 assay, by commercial pricing of the PROCLEI...ed conversion of PACE customers to the APTIMA combo
2 assay, from commercial pricing of the PROCL...
Gen-Probe Reports Strong Financial Results for Third Quarter 2007, Raises Full-Year Guidance for Earnings Per Share and Total Revenues
...third quarter of 2007
were again led by the APTIMA combo
2(R) assay, an amplified nucleic acid
test (NAT) f...://www.gen-probe.com . Trademarks APTIMA, APTIMA combo
2, PACE and TIGRIS are trademarks of Gen-Probe.
UL...ur new products, such as
our TIGRIS system, APTIMA combo
2 assay, PROCLEIX ULTRIO assay and PROGENSA
The quest for the perfect headset
...ging a small dongle device to the phone's headset jack. The headset/adapter combo
sells for $149.95, and just might be the better value of the two packages. While Cardo isn't saying so, the headset/adapter combo
can work with an array of mobile consumer electronic devices providing wire...
Combo in Biological Products
Combo in Biological Dictionary
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