HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 17, 2007

  1. Chondroitin, Popular Supplement For Joint Pain, Shows No Benefit

    Chondroitin, a dietary supplement used to treat osteoarthritis, is ineffective, a new meta-analysis -- a study of published research -- finds (Review, p. 580).

    The authors selected 20 trials comparing chondroitin to placebo or no treatment and found that chondroitin had little effect on knee or hip pain caused by arthritis.

    Although few adverse side effects were reported, the authors conclude that chondroitin use should "be discouraged."

    In an accompanying editorial, a writer notes that the market in the United States for chondroitin and glucosamine (usually sold together in the U.S.) tops $1 billion/year (Editorial, p. 611), and writes that despite these findings, "chondroitin sulfate should not be considered dangerous. If patients say that they benefit from chondroitin, I see no harm in encouraging them to continue taking it as long as they perceive a benefit."

    Note: This article is the subject of a video news release. Call for coordinates. A separate news release will be issued.


  2. Sequential Therapy Beats Standard Therapy For Helicobacter Pylori

    In a clinical trial testing two different ways to treat Helicobacter pylori infection (a common cause of stomach ulcers), researchers found that four antibiotics given sequentially cured the infection more often than standard treatment with three antibiotics taken together for 10 days (Article, p. 556).

    The cure rate for the sequential treatment was 91 percent compared to 71 percent for the standard treatment. The sequential regimen was also more effective than conventional therapy for patients with certain antibiotic-resistant H. pylori bacteria.


  3. How to Use Quality Improvement Methods Ethically in Health Care

    The line between human research, which generally is given oversight by Instituti
    '"/>



Contact: Susan Anderson
sanderson@acponline.org
215-351-2653
American College of Physicians
16-Apr-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue
2. May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
3. Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine -- May 1, 2007, issue
4. Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
5. Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 6, 2007
6. Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Feb. 20, 2007, issue
7. Embargoed Jan./Feb. Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
8. November/December 2006 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
9. Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for December 5, 2006
10. Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Nov. 21, 2006, issue
11. Tipsheet: Focus on gait training, pain relief, pressure ulcers and hearing aid training

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/7/2018)... ... ... Start your engines and race to the new Riley Children’s Health Sports ... is the name of the game here – whether it’s flying straight forward on ... Motor Speedway oval. , The timing couldn’t be better with a few of the ...
(Date:9/7/2018)... BILLINGS, Mont. (PRWEB) , ... September 07, 2018 , ... ... in Montana, is launching its first-ever national retreat for moms who are living without ... is slated for the weekend of October 26, 27 and 28 at Fairmont ...
(Date:9/2/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, ... ... Mammography is proud to add HydraFacial MD® Elite to its leading menu ... uses patented, vortex-suction technology and an infusion of clinically-proven ingredients to dramatically ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... ... “Vitamin D is the Key: The Myth, the Reality and the Revolutionary ... in Vitamins and Supplements, Medical Atlases, Vitamins, Medical References, and was recognized as a ... United States. , With all the medical advancements over the last hundred years, vitamin ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... ... Alice Branton shared her personal story on NBC Daytime about how her ... , With all the medical advancements over the last hundred years, vitamin D ... problem worldwide irrespective of age, location, ethnicity, and gender. Even in those residing in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/13/2018)... NEVADA CITY, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 13, 2018 , ... ... Education Month . This annual campaign is designed to raise awareness on how to ... 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die ...
(Date:9/13/2018)... ... September 13, 2018 , ... Becker's Healthcare is pleased to ... and health systems rely on CIOs and IT department leaders to develop long-term ... cybersecurity initiatives. Those who lead community hospital and health system IT departments encounter ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... ... ... Donaldson Plastic Surgery has been included on the Inc. 5000 list of the ... central Ohio's fastest growing businesses. The plastic surgery practice was ranked number 4,202 on ... only medical practice and plastic surgery office to make the regional Fast 50 list. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: