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2012-05-29 05:16:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows that pre-exposure preventative treatment for suspected HIV may be effective for those in high-risk groups. "Although post-exposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success," Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Harvard Medical School and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital,...

2012-05-28 19:24:01

While immediate postexposure treatment for suspected HIV is critical, pre-exposure preventive treatment is a newer method that may be effective for people in high-risk groups, states a review of evidence published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Although postexposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success,"...

2012-01-09 14:31:15

A Rush University Medical Center led international research team has announced that a treatment to prevent bleeding episodes in children with hemophilia A also is effective for adolescents and adults. The preventive therapy will “optimize care for hemophilia patients of all ages by stopping unexpected bleeding events that can have a detrimental impact on the lives of patients,” said Dr. Leonard Valentino, director of the Rush Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center and principal...

2011-11-16 07:20:01

Press Release from PLoS Medicine In sub-Saharan Africa, couples in long-term relationships where one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative (HIV serodiscordant couples) could benefit from anti-AIDS drugs (antiretroviral therapy) given either as treatment or as a prevention measure (prophylaxis) to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. These findings, from a modeling study led by Timothy Hallett from Imperial College London and published in this week's PLoS Medicine, also show...

2011-03-15 15:44:39

Impairment of oral intake occurs in the majority of patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) receiving chemoradiotherapy. Placement of prophylactic percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube in asymptomatic newly diagnosed HNC before chemoradiation is a common practice in some centers. In some studies, PEG has been associated with a decrease in treatment related weight loss in patients with HNC, but no studies have examined the utilization rate. A research article published on February...

2011-03-14 15:05:27

The first human studies of an oral drug regimen to prevent HIV infection in high-risk individuals yielded a promising near 50% reduction in HIV incidence, but a number of issues require additional research before oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can be implemented on a large scale, according to an article in AIDS Patient Care and STDs, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). The article is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/apc After the...

2010-11-23 07:05:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Congratulations to the investigators and staff who conducted iPrEx, a rigorous trial of HIV prevention by administration of daily anti-retroviral medicine to men at high risk of HIV infection. This was a well-designed and well-executed trial that has demonstrated that HIV may be prevented through this type of biomedical intervention. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an exciting addition to the "toolbox" of HIV prevention strategies. Information...

2010-11-02 07:30:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement ("CRADA") with The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. The purpose of this CRADA is to allow The Walter Reed Army...

2010-07-06 06:31:00

NEW YORK, July 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steering Committee of the EXCLAIM study that explored the benefit of extended prophylaxis of venous thrombo embolism (VTE) with enoxaparin in acutely ill medical patients, announced today the publication of the comprehensive study results in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Internal Medicine. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/exclaim/44182/ The study showed that in recently...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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