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2008-10-28 12:00:17

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced results of a two-year (104-week), open-label, uncontrolled, extension study (ARIES-E) of Letairis(R) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1). Data from this study were presented today at CHEST 2008, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, taking place in Philadelphia, October 25-30. Letairis (ambrisentan 5 mg and 10 mg tablets) is indicated as a once-daily treatment for PAH (WHO Group 1)...

2008-08-29 15:00:18

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the age of menopause? I am only 40, and I think I am entering it. This is too young, isn't it? My mother says that many of her friends had their menopause at my age. I believe it's unusual. None of my friends is having symptoms of it. I am not pregnant. I have had three children, and I know the signs of pregnancy. I also took a pregnancy test. - D.K. ANSWER: The average age for menopause is 51, and it has remained at that age for a long time, even in your...

2004-11-28 03:00:14

Study objectives: Pulmonary capillary blood volume (Qc), a component of diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO), is increased in postcapillary pulmonary hypertension due to valve disease, but is decreased in primitive and thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. This study was performed to evaluate which way pulmonary Qc is affected in patients with chronic infiltrative lung disease according to the value of systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP). Patients and methods:...

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