At the end of the year, every group demonstrated measurable improvements, with 32 percent of all the patients achieving clinical remission of their disease. However, patients who had received initial combination therapy--either with prednisone (group 3) or with infliximab (group 4)--had significantly less progression of radiographic joint damage than did patients treated with DMARDs only (group 1), or patients assigned to step-up combination therapy (group 2). The number of patients without any progression of radiographic joint damage was also higher in groups 3 and 4 than in groups 1 and 2. Furthermore, RA patients in both initial combination therapy groups experienced earlier functional improvement than did patients in either the DMARD monotherapy or step-up combination therapy group, according to scores of the Dutch version of the Health Assessment Questionnaire. Overall, patients who received initial combination therapy experienced no more side effects than patients in the other two groups ...
Effect of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor/Calcium Antagonist Combination Therapy on Renal Function in Hypertensive Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: Chikushi Anti-Hypertension Trial - Benidipine and Perindopril
Effect of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor/Calcium Antagonist Combination Therapy on Renal Function in Hypertensive Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: Chikushi Anti-Hypertension Trial - Benidipine and Perindopril
A post-marketing safety study mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has shown that a combination drug therapy for the treatment of asthma is safe and effective.
Global combination drugs diagnostic market is expected to witness exponential growth over the coming seven years due to greater efficiency attached to combination diagnosis and accelerated approval of drugs by the regulating authority. In addition, rising geriatric population base, improved diagnostic procedures and growing investments in R&D operations is further expected to drive the growth for combination drugs diagnostic market in near future
Table 6. What to Start: Initial Combination Regimens for Antiretroviral-Naive Pregnant Women. These recommendations are for pregnant women who have never received antiretroviral therapy (ART) previously (i.e., antiretroviral-naive) and who have no evidence of significant resistance to regimen components. See Table 9 for more information on specific drugs and dosing in pregnancy.. Within each drug class and recommendation category, regimens are listed alphabetically, and the order does not indicate a ranking of preference. In addition, The Panel on Treatment of Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission (the Panel) makes no recommendation of one agent or regimen over another within each category (Preferred or Alternative).. It is recommended that women who become pregnant while on a stable ART regimen with viral suppression remain on that same regimen, with the exception of regimens containing didanosine, stavudine, or treatment-dose ritonavir, and (until more data ...
RESULTS: At baseline, there were no differences in demographics, WHO classification, hemodynamics, classification of PAH, or 6MWD among the 3 groups. The 6MWD significantly improved in the combination therapy group compared with the bosentan monotherapy and iloprost monotherapy groups at week 6 (P = .001) and after 3 months (P , .001), respectively. Secondary end points significantly improved in the combination therapy group for mean pulmonary artery pressure, cardiac index, and WHO functional classification after 3 months of treatment and for N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide, Minnesota Living with Heart Failure questionnaire scores, and PaO2 after 6 weeks and 3 months of treatment, compared with the monotherapy groups. ...
Urgency. Despite the great variety of drugs for treatment of CHF rational pharmacotherapy is not always applied in a proper way, especially in using combination therapies. Aim. Evaluating the effects of current combined pathogenetic therapies on clinical manifestations of disease, hemodynamics, morpho-functional parameters of the heart and exercise tolerance in patients with II-IV NYHA FC CHF having complicated the course of IHD. Material and methods. Study was performed on 355 patients aged from 43 to 76 years with II-IV NYHA FC CHF and left ventricular ejection fraction (LV EF) ,45% having complicated the course of IHD. Evaluation of combination therapy efficacy and safety included dynamics of clinical manifestations of disease, hemodynamic parameters, cardiac bioelectric activity and rhythmic performance; dynamics of morpho-functional cardiac parameters; analysis of laboratory data. Results. Pharmacotherapy of II-IV FC CHF having complicated the course of IHD should be a combination ...
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced results up to 76-weeks from a Phase 3 study of ONGLYZA™ (saxagliptin) as initial
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies. ...
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies. ...
This is the first randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the initial combination of an SGLT2 inhibitor and a DPP-4 inhibitor in subjects with type 2 diabetes. Initial combination of empagliflozin/linagliptin led to clinically meaningful reductions from baseline in HbA1c in subjects with type 2 diabetes, with ,50% of subjects reaching HbA1c ,7% (,53 mmol/mol) at week 52. Greater reductions from baseline in HbA1c (of up to 1.93% [21.1 mmol/mol]) were observed with empagliflozin/linagliptin in subjects with baseline HbA1c ≥8.5% (≥69 mmol/mol) compared with those with baseline HbA1c ,8.5% (,69 mmol/mol) who had reductions of up to 0.96% (10.5 mmol/mol). Initial combination of empagliflozin/linagliptin may be an option in patients presenting with marked hyperglycemia, as achieving glycemic targets may be challenging with traditional stepwise treatment escalation, and treatment escalation in clinical practice is often delayed. In a retrospective analysis of ,3,000 ...
Results In total, 975 deaths occurred during 1 year follow-up, culminating to 3247 by 11 years. 1-year risk of death was significantly reduced for all drug combinations, but not for drugs dispensed in isolation. Out to 11 years, only combinations of β-blockers and statins (with or without ACE inhibitors/angiotensin II receptor blockers (ACEi/ARB)) provided significant reductions in risk of all-cause mortality. In men, the greatest reduction in risk was associated with being dispensed β-blockers and statins (HR 0.46, 95% CI 0.36 to 0.58), whereas women benefited most from being dispensed β-blockers, statins and ACEi/ARBs (HR 0.77, 95% CI 0.60 to 0.99).. ...
Several studies have shown that blood pressure can be lowered by the use of drugs that are not traditional antihypertensive drugs. This might be of clinical importance when many risk patients are treated by combination drug therapy in order to prevent cardiovascular disease by way of improving the cardiovascular risk factor profile.
Renal denervation (RDN) represents a device-based hypertension treatment intended to lower sympathetic activity. Only a few years ago, RDN was written off as ineffective after results of the sham-controlled SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial failed to confirm early trials reports of significant BP reductions in patients resistant to guideline- based combination drug therapy.
Scientists are now one step closer to understanding how HIV hides in cells and rears its ugly head once patients stop taking combination drug therapy,
The Kirby Insitute at UNSW has launched a feasibility study to examine whether HIV negative people can take combination drug therapy to reduce their risk of acquiring the virus.. ...
In patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) combination therapy with intravenous PG12 may lead to greater disease burden, finds study.
The relative effects of FLOT were demonstrable in all subgroups, and was pronounced numerically in patients with esophageal tumors.
In my opinion immunosuppressant and anti-CD20 therapy (rituximab) is the preferred option for these patients. The actual therapy recommended will depend on the situation but could include periodic steroids, azathioprine, mycophenolate, cyclophosphamide or rituximab. A newer therapy for MS called teriflunimide (Aubagio) could be strongly considered as well because of its mechanism of action. Many patients end up on combination therapies that may include Copaxone plus one of the agents previously mentioned ...
Five years later, she saw the same doctor again after contracting a minor ear infection. During the course of her consultation the doctor (despite having been asked not to) told her that her previous CD4 count had been 26. As the readers may imagine, my friend was extremely upset and frightened at hearing this news. The doctor again tried to persuade her to start the ARVs, despite the fact that she had remained in good health for the more than five years since that count of 26 had been carried out. Instead she went to see a counselor who reminded her that she was as healthy the day after having been told her CD4 count had been 26 (five years previously), as she was the day before hearing the news. She declined the offer to go on combination therapy and 18 months later, remains in good health - nearly seven years after her blood counts indicated she had AIDS (according to the CDC definition) and more than 20 years after becoming "infected ...
The filing by GSK of a regulatory submission closed triple combination therapy FF/UMEC/VI 100/62.5/25 mcg for patients with COPD.
We found a large average difference in HSBP in favor of initial use of combination therapy compared with initial monotherapy across the first 8 months of the study (phases 1 and 2); there was no discernible subset of patients in whom this difference was not observed. It was largely due to the superiority of combination therapy in the first 16 weeks (phase 1), by margins of almost 8 and 10 mm Hg, respectively, for home and clinic systolic BP. Although combination therapy is expected to show superior efficacy and is recommended for stage 2 hypertension by some guidelines, this has not yet become the norm in routine practice. Consequently, we incorporated a number of planned measurements in the study design that we believed, if positive, would help to change practice.. The first of the additional measurements was the co-primary end point of HSBP at 32 weeks, the prespecified time point for evaluation of the never‐catch‐up hypothesis that initial less intense BP control results in subsequently ...
While erythromycin (EM) has been shown to play an anti-inflammatory role in COPD, it is unclear whether a combination of EM and corticosteroid would further reduce inflammatory effects. Here, we determined the molecular mechanisms by which combination therapy may repress inflammatory gene expression in monocytes. We demonstrated that combination treatment inhibited release of IL-8 in PBMCs of COPD patients and U937 exposed to CSE. ...
This is really the first step in demonstrating that two-drug regimens can be as effective as three-drug regimens, says Kimberly Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
... is a combination drug often used in the treatment of high blood pressure in adults. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this drug, with information on possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Expert Rev Respir Med. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32053044#) 2020 Feb 13. doi: 10.1080/17476348.2020.1730180. [Epub ahead of print] Assessment of efficacy of oseltamivir-azithromycin combination therapy in prevention of influenza-a (H1N1) infection complications and rapidity of symptom relief. Ishaqui AA
Dr. Cox responded: Within reason. Varying the dose time by 4 hours is not bad. Its when you skip days that you get into trouble. All the best.
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Hi Wray, I used the Natpro for a week in the dosage you suggested (approx. up to 200mg a day). But Ive had an awful time - specifically with constant
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Therapy with the initial combination of sitagliptin and metformin was assessed for efficacy and tolerability in patients with type 2 diabetes who had inadequate glycemic control with diet and exercise. In this study, all active treatments produced clinically meaningful reductions in A1C, FPG, and 2-h PPG compared with placebo, and the coadministration groups provided greater reductions relative to the individual monotherapies (compared at the same metformin dose). After reaching the nadir, the changes in A1C and FPG were relatively stable over 24 weeks in all active treatment groups. Greater proportions of patients achieved A1C targets with all active treatments relative to placebo, with the coadministration of sitagliptin and high-dose metformin getting about two-thirds of patients to the A1C goal of ,7%.. As with other antihyperglycemic agents (24), including sitagliptin (9,11), patients with more severe baseline hyperglycemia (i.e., A1C ≥9%) had the largest reductions with coadministration ...
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discoveredthat a combination of protease inhibitors and other anti-HIV drugsused to treat people with AIDS can prevent or delay the progression ofcytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, a potentially blinding eyecomplication of AIDS. A letter detailing these findings is publishedin the May 21, 1997 issue of the Journal of the American MedicalAssociation(JAMA).
Sterling8 and colleagues in a recent non-inferiority trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine compared the efficacy of a 3-month therapy containing the combination of INH (900mg) plus rifapentine (900 mg), given once weekly under supervision, to the efficacy of a 9-month therapy with daily, self-administered INH (300mg). The main question was whether the efficacy and effectiveness of the combination therapy would be at least as good as INH alone. During the 33-month follow up in a total of 7731 subjects, the effectiveness analysis counted only 7 cases of tuberculosis in the combination-therapy group compared to 15 cases in the INH-only group (HR=0.38 (95% CI, 0.15 to 0.99)). Better adherence and fewer episodes of hepatotoxicity were observed in the shorter, supervised combination therapy than the INH alone therapy. Hypersensitivity however was more commonly associated with the combination of INH plus rifapentine. This trial suggests that the combination of rifapentin and INH could ...
Results of a new 12-week study combining iloprost and bosentan showed improvements in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). University of Michigan Medical Center researchers followed 65 PAH patients being treated with the endothelian receptor antagonist bosentan. Thirty-two patients began taking inhaled iloprost in addition to bosentan; 33 received bosentan plus placebo. At the end of 12 weeks, the bosentan-iloprost group could walk 98 feet farther in their 6-minute walk test. Eleven of the 32 in the combination-therapy group showed improvement, and none of them showed signs of clinical deterioration. PAH is characterized by a progressive narrowing of the blood vessels in the lungs and can be fatal. Symptoms, which only get worse over time, include shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, and fainting. The report can be found in the December 2006 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Ms. Farley is a freelance medical writer based in ...
Mayers latest research includes trials studying the effect of combination drug therapies in metastatic estrogen receptor-positive (ER+), endocrine therapy-refractory breast cancer and metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients. The benefits could include a highly active therapy (without traditional chemotherapy) that increases overall survival, and possibly even cure rates in metastatic disease.. One of the drugs contains an anti-PD-L1 antibody known to work in 10-20 percent of patients; the second is a MEK inhibitor. Mayer believes the antibody will help unmask the tumor to the immune system and make the immunotherapy drug work better in a greater percentage of patients. "A unifying dogma is that estrogen-positive cancers are immunotherapy cold," she said. "Were hoping to prime the cancer to be more responsive.". Overall, the trials could help develop both predictive biomarkers of response and early (on-treatment) biomarkers of response, and with additional laboratory ...
Salt sensitive hypertension is known to be a contributing factor for the progression of kidney disease. This study was undertaken to investigate the role of excessive dietary salt on renal function and to evaluate the effect of valsartan and amlodipin given as a combination therapy on blood pressure and parameters specific to the renal function in salt loaded SHR rats. 48 male SHR rats at age of 20 weeks and body weight ranging between 270-350 g were used. SHR rats were divided into 3 groups: control group of rats -SHRC (n = 16) given tab water ad libitum and two salt treated groups in which tab water was replaced with a solution of NaCl (1%) from age of 8 weeks given ad libitum: SHRVAL+AMLO group (n = 16) where investigated drugs were administered at a dose of 10 mg/kg/ b.w. (valsartan) and 5 mg/kg/ b.w. (amlodipin) by gavage and SHR NaCl group (n = 16) that received saline in the same volume and the same time intervals as the SHRVAL+AMLO group. For a period of 12 weeks we have investigated the ...
Salt sensitive hypertension is known to be a contributing factor for the progression of kidney disease. This study was undertaken to investigate the role of excessive dietary salt on renal function and to evaluate the effect of valsartan and amlodipin given as a combination therapy on blood pressure and parameters specific to the renal function in salt loaded SHR rats. 48 male SHR rats at age of 20 weeks and body weight ranging between 270-350 g were used. SHR rats were divided into 3 groups: control group of rats -SHRC (n = 16) given tab water ad libitum and two salt treated groups in which tab water was replaced with a solution of NaCl (1%) from age of 8 weeks given ad libitum: SHRVAL+AMLO group (n = 16) where investigated drugs were administered at a dose of 10 mg/kg/ b.w. (valsartan) and 5 mg/kg/ b.w. (amlodipin) by gavage and SHR NaCl group (n = 16) that received saline in the same volume and the same time intervals as the SHRVAL+AMLO group. For a period of 12 weeks we have investigated the ...
In this study, non-inferiority of ETN monotherapy compared with the ongoing combination of ETN and MTX, after 6 months of combination therapy in MTX-IRs, was not demonstrated. From 6 to 12 months, DAS28 was stable in patients on ETN+MTX and increased slightly in patients on ETN monotherapy. However, the mean difference between treatment groups was 0.45; thus, in some patients, the difference may not be clinically meaningful, whereas in others, their change in DAS28 after stopping MTX was clinically meaningful. One can potentially determine which patients may benefit from continuing MTX for the next 6 months vs stopping MTX. The subset of patients with LDA at 6 months achieved a similar DAS28 and EULAR response at 12 months whether on monotherapy or combination therapy. Conversely, patients with MHDA at 6 months performed better on combination therapy.. CAMEO, unlike other studies, focused on the disease state required to sustain ETN monotherapy regardless of the disease state at randomisation, ...
The majority of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, except for a few special circumstances, will begin treatment on combination therapy, instead of monotherapy, because combination therapy has been shown in trials to ahve better outcomes, explained Simon Gibbs, MD, Reader in Pulmonary Hypertension at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.
Researchers found that a combination of vaccine and chemotherapy sessions may help boost both progression-free survival and overall survival rates for patients suffering from glioblastoma, a malignant tumour affecting the brain or spine.
Wittkop L., Günthard HF, de Wolf F., Dunn DT, Cozzi-Lepri A, De Luca A., Kucherer C., Obel N., von Wyl V., Masquelier B. et al.. 2011. Effect of transmitted drug resistance on virological and immunological response to initial combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV (EuroCoord-CHAIN joint project): a European multicohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 11:363-71. ...
Physicians need to be aware of the risk factors for MDR bacterial infections, Dr. Pop-Vicas said, and should be judicious in prescribing antibiotics. Treating infections caused by MDR bacteria is "a therapeutic challenge," Dr. Pop-Vicas said, because for severe infections, physicians may need to administer medicine before the bacterial culprit--and its potential resistance to antibiotics--is known. In such cases, combination antibiotic therapy (using more than one drug at a time) may be preferable to monotherapy (using one drug) because physicians want to "maximize the chance that the organism is sensitive to at least one of them," Dr. Pop-Vicas said. "Starting to treat an infection with inadequate therapy is associated with a worse outcome than using adequate therapy from the start," she added. Once the bacteriums drug resistance is known, the therapy can be adjusted accordingly ...
But still, there is some concern. For several years, doctors have been warning of the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria. The problem is attributed to overuse or misuse of antibiotics. An experimental French drug called Synercid could prove to be an effective new antibiotic against the resistant bug. In the meantime, many hospitals have restricted use of their most potent antibiotics, isolated their sickest patients and instructed staff members to wash their hands often. "Its of interest and concern because it represents an instance in which an effective antibiotic has become ineffective in treating a common organism," Adel said. People at greatest risk to the staph bacteria are those with weakened immune systems, including newborn babies, the elderly, and cancer and AIDS patients. Even though the New York patient was at high risk and he never got a chance to get combination antibiotic therapy, health officials are taking no chances at further infections. Hospitals will continue to follow ...
To alleviate pain, especially headaches, scientists are relying more on combined analgesics rather than sticking to mono therapy.
Glaucoma Therapeutics Market: Scope and Methodology The research is a combination of primary and secondary research, conducted for understanding and arriving at trends, used to forecast the expected revenue of the major glaucoma therapeutics market in the near future. Primary research formed the bulk of our research efforts with information collected from in-depth interviews and…
2015 FC 959 - The Health Minister denied data protection for Cysview after finding it was not an "innovative drug", and the FC indicated the scope of "innovative drug" does not extend to combinations of the enumerated variations of previously approved medicinal ingredients in the Regulations (salt, ester, enantiomer, solvate or polymorph ...
This study has shown that extensive changes in drug regimens were made during these patients hospital stays. This is not surprising because hospitalised patients are often seriously ill or are experiencing deteriorations in chronic diseases. It is noteworthy that three-quarters of the patients were discharged with at least three changes to their drug regimens relative to their drug regimens at admission. The addition of new drugs markedly exceeded the number of drug discontinuations. Other studies have also reported that drug regimens are frequently changed during hospital stays.3 ,4 ,7 ,10 However, Himmel et al3 did not state whether the changes were continued until discharge from hospital, and in a one-day survey, Karapinar et al10 did not report whether these changes were maintained after discharge. Grimmsmann et al7 compared prescriptions during a 3-month period before admission and after discharge but did not relate the changes to the medication list at discharge. In comparison, we ...
Antiviral activity of nucleoside analogues during short-course monotherapy or dual therapy: Its role in preventing HIV infection in infants