News tagged with combination therapy
Hailed as a major step forward in the effort to develop targeted cancer therapies, a recently approved drug for the most common type of skin cancer has been a mixed blessing for patients. Although the initial response is ...
Cancer Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A University of Arizona professor is overseeing the manufacture of an experimental drug that could help reduce brain damage after a stroke.
Medical research Sep 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Researchers have demonstrated that a refined gene therapy approach safely restores the immune systems of some children with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). The rare condition blocks the normal development of a newborn's ...
Immunology Sep 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- University of Florida researchers teamed with colleagues at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif., to devise a new combination therapy that reverses established Type 1 diabetes in mice.
Medical research May 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)— A drug regimen containing two powerful antifungal medicines—amphotericin B and flucytosine—reduced the risk of dying from cryptococcal meningitis by 40 percent compared to treatment with ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
A team of Spanish researchers say they have developed a therapeutic vaccine that can temporarily brake growth of the HIV virus in infected patients.
HIV & AIDS Jan 03, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 3
In the worldwide battle to curtail malaria, one of the most prevalent and deadly infectious diseases of the developing world, drug after drug has fallen by the wayside as the malaria parasite has become resistant ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 20, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Nearly half of U.S. adults with high blood pressure had their blood pressure under control by the end of 2010—a significant increase from the start of the decade, researchers reported in the American Heart Association journal ...
Cardiology Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at The University of Nottingham say adverse side-effects caused by the anti-parasitic drug quinine in the treatment of malaria could be controlled by what we eat.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Treating metastatic melanoma by combining immunotherapy with a drug that inhibits the cancer-spreading activity of a common gene mutation significantly increased survival times in an animal model, according ...
Cancer Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A Johns Hopkins expert in the drug treatment of HIV disease and AIDS is spearheading an international effort to radically shift the manufacturing and prescribing of combination therapies widely credited ...
HIV & AIDS Jul 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A study conducted at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) demonstrates an effective combination therapy for breast cancer cells in vitro. The findings, published in the July 2012 issue of Anticancer Research, raise ...
Cancer Jul 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
For the first time, a study has found that intensive cholesterol therapy involving a combination of drugs for 20 years may be more effective over the long run than taking a single statin medication.
Medications Jun 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A recent clinical trial testing a combination therapy for basal-like (also known as triple-negative) breast cancer demonstrates that a combination of two drugs with promising preclinical ...
Cancer Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Updated evidence on hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women presents good news for those at risk of osteoporosis, but a mixed bag of results regarding breast cancer and other chronic ...
Medical research May 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In contemporary usage, the expression combination therapy most often refers to the simultaneous administration of two or more medications to treat a single disease, but the expression is also used when other types of therapy are used at the same time.
Conditions treated with combination therapy include tuberculosis, leprosy, cancer, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.
Combination therapy may seem costlier than monotherapy in the short term but causes significant savings: lower treatment failure rate, lower case-fatality ratios, slower development of resistance and consequently, less money needed for the development of new drugs.
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