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Anticancer Drugs Harnessed For Future Fight Against Influenza
2012-09-05 12:02:35

Medical Systems Virology group at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) at the University of Helsinki, together with its national and international collaborators, developed a new cell screening method that can be used to identify potential anti-influenza drugs. The researchers were able to identify two novel compounds with anti-influenza activity, obatoclax and gemcitabine and prove the efficacy of a previously known drug saliphenylhalamide. The study was recently accepted...

Researchers Question Effectiveness Of Tamiflu, Roche Withholds Trial Data
2012-01-18 13:35:57

A group of independent scientists has challenged the manufacturers of the anti-flu treatment Tamiflu to substantiate the treatment´s effectiveness by releasing previously withheld research data. In a recent report released by the non-profit Cochrane Collaboration, researchers stated that although Tamiflu does help relieve flu symptoms an average of 21 hours more quickly, it did not appear to reduce spread of the virus or the chances of being hospitalized for flu-related illnesses....

2012-01-18 12:58:11

Incomplete availability of data has hampered a thorough assessment of the evidence for using the anti-influenza drug oseltamivir, a Cochrane Review has found. However, after piecing together information from over 16,000 pages of clinical trial data and documents used in the process of licensing oseltamivir (Tamiflu) by national authorities, a team of researchers has raised critical questions about how well the drug works and about its reported safety profile. The new analysis shows...

Study Shows Statins May Reduce Influenza Deaths
2011-12-15 07:53:32

A new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases has found that statins, which are used to lower cholesterol, may aid in the treatment of influenza along with anti-viral medications and annual immunization. The study, which was observational, evaluated the association between patients who took statin drugs and influenza related deaths. Thirty-three percent of the 3,043 hospitalized patients were given statins prior to or during their hospitalizations. Those patients not...

2011-12-14 11:59:47

The two main ways to prevent and control influenza today are annual immunization and antiviral drugs. A team of investigators has found that statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs, may offer an additional treatment to complement these approaches and reduce mortality among patients hospitalized with influenza. The findings are published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and are now available online. In an observational study led by Meredith L. Vandermeer, MPH, then with the Oregon Public...

2011-01-19 14:36:28

Convalescent plasma therapy"”using plasma from patients who have recovered from an infection to treat those with the same infection"”has been used to treat multiple diseases. However, the efficacy of this treatment in patients with severe 2009 H1N1 influenza is unknown. A study published in the February 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests that convalescent plasma may reduce the death rate in patients severely ill with this type of influenza. (Please see below for a...

2011-01-18 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association would like to remind the public about the importance of speaking with their pharmacist during cold and flu season. A pharmacist can help patients with such things as getting a flu shot, identifying the differences between a common cold and the flu, suggesting the best over-the-counter medications and offering a recommendation when a health care provider should be seen. (Logo:...

2010-11-04 08:24:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In adults with seasonal influenza A virus infection, the combination of the drugs oseltamivir (tamiflu) and zanamivir (relenza) is less effective than oseltamivir monotherapy and not significantly more effective than zanamivir monotherapy. In the past few years oseltamivir and zanamivir have been key drugs for limiting the impact of seasonal influenza both in individuals (by reducing morbidity and mortality) and collectively (by slowing the virus' spread to buy time for...

2010-11-04 01:05:46

In adults with seasonal influenza A virus infection, the combination of the drugs oseltamivir (tamiflu) and zanamivir (relenza) is less effective than oseltamivir monotherapy and not significantly more effective than zanamivir monotherapy. This key finding comes from a randomized, placebo-controlled trial"” in adults presenting with influenza symptoms at general practices throughout France during the seasonal influenza epidemic in 2008-2009"” carried out by Catherine Leport from...

2010-09-29 13:48:58

Research: Effectiveness of oseltamivir on disease progression and viral RNA shedding in patients with mild pandemic 2009 influenza A H1N1: opportunistic retrospective study of medical charts in China Healthy people who caught swine flu during the 2009 pandemic may have been protected against developing radiographically (x-ray) confirmed pneumonia by taking the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu), concludes a study of cases in China published on bmj.com today. The researchers also show that...


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2011-01-12 16:27:29

The common cold is a viral disease of the upper respiratory system, caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. Symptoms usually include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and a fever. There is no known treatment to shorten the duration of the virus yet the cold normally dissipates after 7 to 10 days. It is the most common infectious disease in humans who on average are infected two to four times a year in adults. It can also be called a upper respiratory tract infection. Other...

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