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Every interviewee is a leader in their particular field and is handpicked to give an informative and accessible
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The first thing is that we can’t cure COPD. The problem we have with COPD is that the process itself is not treatable, certainly not once it gets to the extent that it’s advanced.
Olodaterol is a long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA) bronchodilator delivered via the Respimat® inhaler. It is being investigated as a once daily maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.
House dust mite allergy is a surprisingly prevalent problem. Something like 27% of the U.S. population and 20% of the European population are what’s called skin-prick test positive for house dust mites, which is a test for sensitivity to allergens to find out if a person is likely to get that allergy.
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) releases every year a report on pregnancy rates by maternal age. The last one shows a decline on implantation rates per embryo from 36% in young women, to 27.3% in women 35-37, 17.5% in 38-40, and less than 10% above 40 years of age.
MNK-795 is a product in development that is intended to be used for acute pain. It has some unique properties. First, it is an extended release formulation, meaning that it’s going to last more than three to four hours. It was studied to be dosed once every 12 hours, and that is unique for an acute pain formulation.
Digital security is a key requirement in our product designs, especially in markets such as healthcare where the design is complete long before final regulatory approval. From a commercial point of view, ignoring data privacy, device authentication, and anti-counterfeit at design stage is no longer a tenable position for a connected product that produces sensitive patient data – even if it is nominally pseudonomised.
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a degenerative, age-related narrowing of the lower spinal canal that causes pressure on the nerves, leading to pain and reduced mobility. Symptoms include pain, numbness, or tingling in the lower back, legs, or buttocks, which limits your ability to stand or walk.
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Atrophy is loss of muscle which can occur in response to either pain or trauma. When you stop using something like muscle it gets weaker.
OxyContin contains oxycodone, which is an opioid agonist. It is used for the management of moderate to severe pain when a constant opioid analgesic is needed for a prolonged period of time.
Approval for the IMAGINE trial was granted by the Austin Health Research Ethics Committee in November 2011, with the first patients dosed in March the following year. However, well before the trial was approved, PBT2 had already shown promise in significantly changing Abeta levels in spinal fluid while improving cognition in a previous 12-week trial conducted in 2006.
Companion diagnostics is critical in helping to pave the way for personalized medicine, in which the treatment is adapted and precisely tailored to the patient.
Approximately 80 years ago the first antibiotic was discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming, for which he was justifiably awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine.
Genotype 1 is, worldwide, the most prevalent genotype of the hepatitis C virus. It accounts for around seventy percent of all hepatitis C infections.
Essentially, what an artificial pancreas would be doing is taking the blood glucose results from a continuous monitor and taking the data that the patient puts in about the amount she/he is eating, and then adjusting the amount of insulin being delivered by the pump based on a mathematical formula that would be very personalized to that patient.
Presently, it is a diagnosis of exclusion. Patients end up spending, according to what’s been published in the medical literature, as many as 3 - 5 years going from doctor to doctor seeking a diagnosis because they tend to have nonspecific symptoms of a subjective nature.
Stem Cells are special “master” cells in your body. Stem cells are the building blocks that can replicate into other kinds of cells like blood cells, heart, muscle, blood vessels and cartilage.
COTI-2 is a computer-designed small molecule that was discovered by our artificial intelligence drug discovery platform called CHEMSAS.
A group of Australian researchers, back in 2006, noted that there was a link between the severity of cystic fibrosis between sufferers who surfed, and sufferers who did not surf – and obviously Australia is a good place to spot that.
The impact of endoscopic imaging on patient care has been enormous since the first fiber optic systems were introduced more than 50 years ago. Today, high resolution and high definition systems are used to provide clinicians and patients unprecedented images from inside the body.