Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 178 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-June-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 28-June-2003
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Good news for smallpox vaccine volunteers: Acne-like outbreak not vaccinia
The national smallpox vaccine program proved last year to be a bumpy road; it was also especially spotty for about 10 percent Vanderbilt's vaccinated volunteers who broke out in a curious acne-like rash.  more

Adult ADHD often undiagnosed by primary care physicians
Inadequate clinical training, inexperience and the lack of a well-validated screening tool are major barriers prohibiting primary care physicians from diagnosing ADHD in adults, according to a national survey released today by New York University School of Medicine. The survey also revealed that primary care physicians would take a more active role in treating adult ADHD if these issues were addressed.  more


Velcade (bortezomib) benefits a third of multiple myeloma patients
Bortezomib, a new cancer-fighting drug also called Velcade, shows promise for treating patients whose multiple myeloma no longer responds to conventional chemotherapy, a new clinical study concludes.  more

Prescribing information: Velcade (bortezomib)
Velcade and proteasome inhibition represent a completely new approach to treating multiple myeloma. The development of this product is based on the Company's deep understanding of cancer disease pathways and the effect of proteasome inhibition on those pathways. The proteasome is an enzyme complex that exists in all cells and plays an important role in degrading proteins that control the cell cycle and cellular processes. By blocking the proteasome, Velcade disrupts numerous biologic pathways, including those related to the growth and survival of cancer cells. more

Information for patients: Questions and answers about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
ADHD refers to a family of related chronic neurobiological disorders that interfere with an individual's capacity to regulate activity level (hyperactivity), inhibit behavior (impulsivity), and attend to tasks (inattention) in developmentally appropriate ways. The core symptoms of ADHD include an inability to sustain attention and concentration, developmentally inappropriate levels of activity, distractibility, and impulsivity.  more

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