Saturday, 7. July 2012
Women, especially women of color have been underrepresented in clinical trials of treatment for HIV. However, some studies suggest that women infected with HIV are less likely to respond to treatment HICV than their male colleagues. The study is evaluating gender differences in terms of effectiveness of HIV treatment and to evaluate the incidence of adverse events among HIV-positive darunavir-ritonavir-based therapy. The study, which voluntarily registered a %age of naïve North American women, found no statistically significant differences between men and women the infection, or clinically significant adverse events after 48 weeks. However, women were more likely to stop participating in the study for a variety of reasons other than virologic failure. The researchers conclude that the numerical differences in response rates between men and women in the study were probably not justified by differences in virologic response to treatment itself, but rather the highest dropout rate among women for other reasonsQuestions about the accuracy of the test and the cost to the role of a test fecal DNA uncertain. The centers’ s & Services initiated a national coverage determination process to assess under which conditions a stool DNA testing could be a viable option for screening of colorectal cancer in patients with average risk Medicare. The authors of the study, although the sensitivity of the test have been improved, stool DNA testing is still not profitable unless the price was reduced by about $ 350 to about $ 50 per test and has been used by a large %age of population that might otherwise not be screened.
3. The study shows that more work needed to recruit and retain women in clinical trials
1. DNA stool test today, it is not cost-effective screening for colorectal cancer
4. Review of the evidence confirms the USPSTF recommendation against screening for testicular cancer
Graduated compression stockings are widely used to prevent deep vein thrombosis in patients who have conditions such as limited mobility. However, many questions remain about the effectiveness of these available, even if below the knee or thigh, the stockings are more effective in preventing DVT. The researchers randomly assigned 3,114 patients hospitalized with acute stroke between 2002 and 2009 is to bring down or down to mid-thigh, while in the hospital.
RG7204 is a potential first-in-class drug designed to selectively inhibit BRAF mutated proteins present in about half of all cases of metastatic melanoma – the most aggressive and lethal..
Using proton pump inhibitors and clopidogrel together does not increase the risk of cardiovascular events after a first myocardial