Tag: trial

Innovation, Research

NHS capsule sponge test diagnoses Barrett’s oesophagus in trial

February 27, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

The NHS in the UK has reported that an innovative capsule sponge test could effectively diagnose Barrett’s oesophagus, a precursor to oesophageal cancer, in a trial. The trial has demonstrated the test’s ability to reduce the need for invasive endoscopies […]

Innovation, Research

In surprise result, Alzheimer’s drug shows benefit in large trial

September 28, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

An experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug developed by Eisai and Biogen succeeded in a large Phase 3 trial, raising its chances for regulatory approval and boosting a long-running hypothesis about how to treat the most common cause of dementia. Trial results […]

Innovation, Research

A new study shows benefits to dispatching mental health specialists in nonviolent 911 emergencies

June 8, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

As U.S. cities rethink the role of law enforcement in nonviolent 911 emergencies, new Stanford research uncovers the strongest evidence yet that dispatching mental health professionals instead of police officers in some instances can have significant benefits. The study of […]

Innovation, Research

Adding berzosertib to standard treatment for metastatic urothelial cancer does not extend patient survival

August 27, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A Phase 2 trial led by City of Hope, a world-renowned research and treatment center for cancer and diabetes, suggests that adding the novel ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related (ATR) inhibitor drug berzosertib to standard-of-care chemotherapy for patients with metastatic urothelial […]

Innovation, Research

Azithromycin trial fails to provide evidence of benefit in COVID-19

December 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Early on in the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the antibiotic azithromycin was regarded as being a potentially highly effective drug against the virus that causes it, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Hundreds of thousands of doses […]