Long-term effectiveness of therapy for common cause of kidney failure
8 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily
Among individuals with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, those who were treated with tolvaptan for up to 11 years had a slower rate of kidney function decline compared with historical controls. Annualized kidney function decline rates of tolvaptan-treated patients did not change during follow-up.
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Brain Iron Levels a New Marker of MS Progression?
8 monthes ago - By Medscape
Monitoring levels of iron in specific areas of the brain in patients with multiple sclerosis by using novel MRI may track disease progression and assess treatment efficacy in clinical trials, new research suggests.
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Drug in clinical trials for Parkinson's disease offers hope for treating heart failure
8 monthes ago - By News Medical
A drug currently in clinical trials for treating symptoms of Parkinson's disease may someday have value for treating heart failure, according to results of early animal studies by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers.
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No matter how nice and caring you are for somebody with Alzheimer's disease, you may end up needing help. Sometimes, a friend or a family member can step in to help while you...
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Magnetic Device for Alzheimer's Nixed by FDA Advisors
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