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2011-06-27 07:00:00

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPE - News) ("Ampio" or the "Company"), a company that discovers and develops new uses for previously approved drugs and new molecular entities ("NMEs") today announced results of its phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two doses of Zertane(TM) for the treatment of premature ejaculation (PE). The study was conducted in 61...

2011-05-10 14:47:05

The introduction of multidetector row computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) was associated with an apparent increase in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE), but with only minimal changes in mortality (death), suggesting the possibility of overdiagnosis, according to a report in the May 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. This article is part of the Less Is More series in the journal. Pulmonary embolism usually occurs when a blood clot...

2011-05-10 13:25:05

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA), meant to improve detection of life-threatening pulmonary embolisms (PE), has led to over-diagnosis and over treatment of this condition. These findings, which appear in May 9 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. may continue to grow worse as the as the use of CT scans continue to rise. The introduction in 1998 of multi-detector row CTPA revolutionized the way...

2011-02-18 12:13:00

Study outlines likelihood and risk factors; females more than thirty years of age affected SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Until now, the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) after a knee arthroscopy has not been accurately defined and risk factors have only been suggested but not proven. New research, presented today at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) shows that the incidence of symptomatic PE after outpatient knee...

2011-01-18 19:21:08

Emergency medicine researchers with the University of Cincinnati (UC) are advocating a new strategy for diagnosing a common but dangerous condition in the emergency room. Pulmonary embolism, or PE, is a potentially lethal disease in which a blood clot, usually from the legs, travels to the lungs and becomes lodged in a pulmonary artery. But the most common way of testing for PEs, a computed tomography angiography (CTA), comes with so many side effects that researchers in emergency medicine...

2010-12-06 13:08:00

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, Canada, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prince Edward Island (PEI) is known for a lot of things; the home of Anne of Green Gables, the best mussels on the continent, world famous Malpeque oysters, the 2nd largest potato producer in North America, the recent highly acclaimed host of a remote "Regis and Kelly", 2010 host of the Golf Channel's Big Break reality series, and a multitude of other amazing Island offerings. But now it looks like the secret is out, with PEI just...

2010-09-16 09:26:00

New study identifies risk factors for the complications of a dangerous blood clot ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Risk factors for venous thromboembolism after total hip replacement (THR) surgery were identified in a new study published in the September 2010 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). While the rate of thromboembolism has been significantly reduced through medication, understanding the risk factors could further reduce the likelihood of...

2010-06-15 15:27:04

A new study suggests that computed tomography (CT) angiography might be unnecessary in many patients suspected of having pulmonary embolism (PE), based on the results of risk assessment analysis. PE risk assessment could help reduce radiation exposure and costs associated with CT angiography. The results of the study appear in the online edition and August print issue of the journal Radiology. "Our study suggests that the frequency of ordering CT angiograms can be markedly reduced with...

2010-06-01 14:04:03

Shionogi Pharma, Inc., a U.S.-based group company of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., today presented data summarizing the results of two pivotal studies of the investigational new drug PSD502, a topical metered dose spray being developed for the treatment of primary premature ejaculation (PE). These data were presented at the 2010 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Evaluating a combined total of 556 (randomized) and 536 (treated) men with primary PE in the United...

2010-05-17 07:05:50

Individuals at risk for clot-related diseases may benefit from taking common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut. The results of the study were presented at the ATS 2010 International Conference in New Orleans. "Previous clinical studies have indicated statins may play a role in lowering the risk of these conditions, but these studies have yielded variable estimates of the effect of statin therapy," said...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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