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- An ancient record of 'couching' for cataract. Swan, H. T. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Apr1995, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p208
The article presents very early clinical case history which illustrates successful treatment of blindness secondary to cataract. The Book of Tobit in the Old Testament of the Bible provides such a case report. The technique used on Tobit may be called unorthodox couching. Couching for cataract...
- Enzyme replacement therapy. Roth, Karl S. // Clinical Pediatrics;Mar1997, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p147
Editorial. Focuses on the barriers to accomplish enzyme replacement therapy. Problem of where to find the normal enzyme with which to fight the therapeutic battle; Protein stability; Immunogenicity if the source is other than human; Appropriate intracellular localization to optimize function...
- Helping Your Body Heal Itself. Toohey, Lynn // American Chiropractor;2002, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p29
Relates the author's experience on the effectiveness of enzyme supplementation in the healing process occurring after inflammation. Effects of vitamin C; Importance of calcium, magnesium and manganese; Health benefits of anti-inflammatory nutrients.
- Enzyme-potentiated desensitization (EPD) is back. Pulec, Jack L. // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Mar2002, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p131
Editorial. Announces the availability of enzyme-potentiated desensitization (EDP) treatment for allergies in the U.S. Requirements for the use of EDP; Significance of EDP in medical care administration.
- Clinical trial shows safety and efficacy of agalsidase beta. // Ophthalmology Times;10/15/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 20, p27
Focuses on the clinical trial for the safety and efficacy of agalsidase beta, an enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of Fabry's disease. Prevention of reactions associated with the enzyme infusion; Assessment of the levels of globotriaosylceramide inclusions in the renal interstitial...
- Is telomerase a universal cancer target? Morin, Gregg B. // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;6/21/95, Vol. 87 Issue 12, p859
Editorial. Discusses the possibility that the enzyme telomerase is the cellular component absolutely required for growth of all cancers but not for normal cells. Examination of issues associated with using telomerase and telomeres in cancer therapy; Cellular immortality; Potential side effects...
- 'Relatively' painless wound debridement. Welch, Lynne Brodie // RN;Oct83, Vol. 46 Issue 10, p39
Presents an overview of the indications, contraindications and approved methodology for enzymatic debridement. Advantages of enzymatic debridement; Process of removing necrotic tissue through enzymatic action; Factors to consider in assessing the wound during enzymatic debridement. INSETS:...
- The Lipid Storage Diseases: New Concepts and Control. Brady, Roscoe O. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Feb75, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p257
Discusses the use of enzyme replacement therapy in the treatment of patients with lipid storage diseases. Gaucher's disease; Niemann-Pick disease; Fabry's disease; Tay-Sachs disease.
- Short-Term Treatment of Painful Osteoarthritis of the Knee with Oral Enzymes: A Randomised, Double-Blind Study versus Diclofenac. Klein, G.; Kullich, W. // Clinical Drug Investigation;2000, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p15
Objective: To compare the short-term efficacy and tolerability of an oral enzyme therapy with the NSAID diclofenac in patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee (gonarthritis). Methods: In a double-blind clinical trial, 73 patients with painful gonarthritis were randomised to receive 3...