Clinical Trials Information For Patients
1,232 wordsClinical Trials Information for Patients In cancer research, a clinical trial is an organized study conducted in people with cancer to answer specific questions about a new treatment or a new way of using a known treatment. Each study tries to increase medical knowledge and to find new and better ways to help cancer patients. Besides studying new anticancer drugs, clinical trials study new combinations of drugs already used in cancer treatment, new ways of giving treatment, and how changes in li...
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Kill Cancer Cells Lymph Nodes
1,087 wordsThis paper is on skin cancer. Within this paper skin cancer will be defined as well as the types of skin cancer and also ways to prevent it and cure it. Skin cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the outer layers of your skin, your skin protects your body against heat, light, infection, and injury and it also stores water, fat, and vitamin D. The skin has two main layers and several kinds of cells. The top layer of skin is called the epidermis. It contains three kind...
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Cell Lung Cancer Second Hand Smoke
1,755 wordsIn this report I am going to tell you some of the irreversible health effects of smoking and why some people start smoking. Some of the health effects caused by smoking are non-small cell and small cell lung cancer. An irreversible health effect is a permanent change in the structure and / or function of an organ system or a permanently increased risk of suffering from a disease or some other threat to health. Irreversible effects vary in intensity and are related both to the amount and duration...
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Surgical Abortions Clinical Trials
1,724 wordsContraceptive Research Picture: Feminist Majority Foundation In addition to its use in terminating unwanted pregnancies, MIFEPRISTONE (formerly known as RU- 486) also may be effective in treating a range of serious diseases and medical conditions, many of which particularly affect women. Yet American clinical trials for most of these uses have come to a standstill due to anti-abortion politics Available to women in many countries (but currently not in the U. S. ), mifepristone (formerly known as...
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Central Nervous System Side Effects
1,454 wordsTwenty-five years ago, the great Athenian doctor Hippocrates believed that balance is health and that imbalance is the cause of all illness and pain. For more than three hundred years, this concept has been in disfavour. Now, clinical experiences with Phen/Fen suggest that Hippocrates was right. While both phentermine and fenfluramine have been available since the mid-seventies, patients were generally reluctant to use them because of the always present fear of addiction. During many instances w...
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus Hiv Infected Women
1,791 wordsAids and Society The number of newborns infected by vertical transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus is increasing as the prevalence of HIV-positive women increase within the United States. It is estimated that while seven thousand HIV-positive women become pregnant each year, between one thousand and two thousand of their newborns will be HIV-positive. This research paper will concentrate on the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus from mother to child, the benefits of drug...
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Td Tr Tr Td Erectile Dysfunction
1,318 words... The physiologic mechanism of erection of the penis involves release of nitric oxide (NO) in the corpus cavernous during sexual stimulation. NO then activates the enzyme guanylate cyclase, which results in increased levels of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), producing smooth muscle relaxation in the corpus cavernous and allowing inflow of blood. Sildenafil has no direct relaxant effect on isolated human corpus cavernous, but enhances the effect of nitric oxide (NO) by inhibiting phospho...
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Cancer Has Spread Radiation Therapy
1,464 wordsGreat strides have been made in recent years in the development of a vaccine to treat the cervical cancer. Scientists have cultivated a prophylactic vaccine that would protect against the human papillomavirus. HPV's role in generating cervical cancer was discovered in 1983. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), located in Lyon, France, has been in the forefront in epidemiological and laboratory studies needed to comprehend the disease. The IARC have chosen different metho...
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Running Head Immunotherapy For Alzheimer Disease
2,467 wordsRunning head: IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE Immunotherapy for Alzheimer's Disease August 03, 2009 Immunotherapy for Alzheimer's Disease Introduction The ability of vaccine strategies to provide effective treatment for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease is still not examined appropriately. Both passive and active immunotherapy strategies have proven effective reduction of Alzheimer's Disease-like pathologies and restoration of cognitive deficits in transgenic mice. Yet, d...
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England Journal Of Medicine Pain Killer
1,312 wordsThe Placebo Effect H. K. Beecher originated the idea of placebo into the world today. Fake surgery and psychotherapy, sugar pills and even start pills are considered placebos. Feeling improvement in health without treatment is described as the placebo effect. In some mysterious way, many people believe that the effect is due to the placebo itself. Latin for I shall please, a placebo is a treatment that is delivered by an administrator in the form of medication or special treatment. Placebos are ...
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Ethics And Values In Professional Practice
1,707 wordsEthics and Values in Professional Practice Definition of Ethical Dilemma Ethical Dilemma is a situation that requires a choice between two or more evenly balanced alternatives, which are on the edge of right and wrong (Webster Dictionary). The dilemma usually arises because of the difference in values and moral standards. When applied to professionalism, ethical dilemmas arise because of different interpretation or misuse of the rules or standards of conduct governing the members of a profession...
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Cell Lung Cancer Small Cell Lung
3,371 wordsLung cancer is not just one disease but rather a group of diseases. All forms of cancer cause cells in the body to change and grow out of control. Most types of cancer cells form a lump or mass called a tumor. Cells from the tumor can break away and travel to other parts of the body where they can continue to grow. This spreading process is called metastasis. When cancer spreads, it is still named after the part of the body where it started. For example, if breast cancer spreads to the lungs, it...
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Play A Role Men And Women
2,275 wordsWill we ever be able to produce something capable of making us reach the optimum of one of humankind's most basic needs? Will there always be a side effect? Since the beginnings of civilization, people have been obsessed about their sexuality. Men and women have always tried to achieve a maximum amount of pleasure in any possible way. For human beings this is obtained through the orgasm. Humans usually attain this is goal through sexual intercourse or masturbation. However, sometimes the psychol...
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Risk Of Developing Clinical Trials
1,126 wordsObesity drug Famoxin gives Genset shot in the arm By Noah Barkin PARIS, Feb 6 (Reuters) Investors scrambled to buy shares in French biotechnology firm Genset GENX. LN on Tuesday after the company announced pre-clinical tests showed its anti-obesity drug Famoxin was effective in treating laboratory mice. Genset said its star drug, for which it now plans to begin human clinical trials at the end of the year, had caused obese laboratory mice to lose weight without a change in their diet. The findin...
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Gene Therapy Germ Cells
1,087 wordsHow does gene therapy work? All life contains genetic information in the form of DNA. DNA can be reproduced and passed on to subsequent generations. A gene is a stretch of DNA that contains the blueprint for the sequence of amino acids making up a particular protein. Proteins are vital because they are used in catalyzing various biochemical reactions, they act as messengers, they regulate cell growth, development and reproduction, transport oxygen in the blood and are a defense against diseases....
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Infected With Hiv Hiv Testing
1,159 wordsA. Summary This particular journal researches prenatal HIV testing as it relates to vertical transmission. 1. Randomized controlled studies involving HIV- positive pregnant women at various stages of pregnancy were monitored and evaluated in an effort to find conclusive reasoning for prenatal testing. Women of different income levels, educational and ethnic backgrounds were involved in these studies. 2. The AIDS Clinical Trials Group Study 076 as well as following randomized controlled trials we...
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Medicare Beneficiaries Clinical Trials
580 wordsProviding Cancer Clinical Trials for Medicare Beneficiaries Less than three percent of cancer patients participate in clinical trials of new therapies. Many scientists believe that higher participation could lead to the faster development of therapies for more of those in need. Moreover, the elderly, who are most likely to get cancer, often cannot participate in such trials because Medicare does not pay for such treatments until they are established as standard therapies. Americans over 65 make ...
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Hiv Infected Women American Medical Association
1,148 wordsPrevention of HIV Transmittance to Babies Last year, it was cause for celebration. The cause of celebration was for the results that several clinical trials of zidovudine cut the risk for mother to child transmission of human immune deficiency virus (HIV) by two thirds. Although, this year, it is the basis for new federal recommendations that all pregnant women should receive HIV testing and counseling. But, these findings have been cause of protests by several activist groups. Activists fear th...
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Mental Health Association American Journal Of Psychiatry
2,440 wordsAt first it Prozac Abstract At first it was the cure all people were looking for. Then it became the drug they were afraid to take. Somewhere between these two extremes lies the truth about the drug Fluoxetine, better known as Prozac, the most widely prescribed drug on the globe. It is mainly prescribed to patients suffering from clinical depression. It was first brought to the market in 1988 by the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly co. Even though it was originally prescribed for depression, it ha...
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Coronary Heart Disease Clinical Trials
987 wordsZOCOR has been available in the United States since 1992, and ZOCOR has been prescribed for more than 6 million patients worldwide. Background A team of doctors and scientists designed a large-scale, long-term study to determine whether ZOCOR (simvastatin), a cholesterol-lowering medicine, as an addition to diet, could help heart disease patients with high cholesterol live longer and avoid heart attacks. The study took about 6 years and involved 4, 444 patients with coronary heart disease and hi...
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