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  • Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye

    Posted: 07/20/2016

    Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Xiidra (lifitegrast) eyedrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat symptoms of dry eye disease, a group of conditions related to insufficient tear production. The chances of developing symptoms increase with age. Dry eye affects about 5 percent of adults aged 30 to 40 and up to 15 percent of people over age 65, the FDA said Tuesday in a news release. Left untreated, dry eye can lead to pa...

  • Xalkori Approved For Rare Genetic Form of Lung Cancer

    Posted: 03/21/2016

    Xalkori Approved For Rare Genetic Form of Lung Cancer FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Xalkori (crizotinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with tumors that have a rare ROS-1 gene mutation. The drug was approved in 2011 to treat advanced NSCLC that was related to an abnormal ALK gene, the agency said Friday in a news release. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Last year, more tha...

  • X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

    Posted: 12/17/2015

    X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- X-rays don't detect hip arthritis in many patients, resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment, researchers report. The researchers looked at information from almost 4,500 Americans taking part in two arthritis studies. In one study, only 16 percent of patients with hip pain had X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis in the hip and only 21 percent of those with X-ray evidence of arthritis had hip pain. In the other study,...

  • Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear

    Posted: 12/28/2014

    Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension) eardrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat swimmer's ear, clinically known as acute otitis externa. The infection of the outer ear and ear canal, most often caused by ear canal bacteria, has typical symptoms including pain, swelling, redness and discharge, the FDA said in a news release. The drug's safety and effectiveness were evaluated in a clinical study...

  • Xgeva Approved for Rare, Non-Malignant Tumor

    Posted: 06/20/2013

    Xgeva Approved for Rare, Non-Malignant Tumor THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Xgeva (denosumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat giant cell tumor of the bone (GCTB), a rare tumor that's most often non-cancerous. The tumor usually affects adults between ages 20 and 40, although it may also develop in adolescents, the FDA said Thursday in a news release. It typically doesn't spread, although in rare cases it can become cancerous and travel to the lungs. As a non-can...

  • Xofigo Approved for Prostate Cancer

    Posted: 05/22/2013

    Xofigo Approved for Prostate Cancer THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug to help men with advanced prostate cancer whose disease has spread to the bones. The drug, Xofigo, is targeted to patients with late-stage, metastatic disease that has spread to the bones but not to other organs, the FDA said in a news release. It is meant for patients who have already undergone surgery and/or drug therapies such as hormone-based treatments. In a clinical tr...

  • X-rays of the Skull

    Posted: 11/16/2012

    X-rays of the Skull (Skull X-ray Studies) Procedure overview What are X-rays of the skull? X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film. Standard X-rays are performed for many reasons, including diagnosing tumors or bone injuries. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures for diagnostic purposes. X-rays pass through body tissues onto specially treated plates (s...

  • X-rays of the Extremities

    Posted: 11/16/2012

    X-rays of the Extremities (X-ray of the Arm, Leg, Hand, Wrist, Foot, Ankle, Shoulder, Knee, or Hip) Procedure overview What are X-rays of the extremities? X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film. Standard X-rays are performed for many reasons, including diagnosing tumors or bone injuries. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures for diagnostic purposes. X...

  • X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back

    Posted: 11/16/2012

    X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacral, or Coccygeal X-ray Studies) Procedure overview What are X-rays of the spine, neck, or back? X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film. Standard X-rays are performed for many reasons, including diagnosing tumors or bone injuries. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures for diagnostic pu...

  • X-linked Recessive: Red-Green Color Blindness, Hemophilia A

    Posted: 11/16/2012

    X-linked Recessive: Red-Green Color Blindness, Hemophilia A Genes are inherited from our biological parents in specific ways. One of the basic patterns of inheritance of our genes is called X-linked recessive inheritance. What is X-linked inheritance? X-linked inheritance means that the gene causing the trait or the disorder is located on the X chromosome. Remember, females have two X chromosomes, while males have one X and one Y. Genes on the X chromosome can be recessive or dominant, and their express...