Tag: "drug" at medical news
Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis
...pidly reduce the transmission and incidence of the drug
resistant form of the disease, concludes a study p...st control and prevent tuberculosis in areas where drug
resistance is prevalent. Ma de Lourdes Garcia Garcia (Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Mexico) a...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...rt better pain relief at lower doses of a combined drug
treatment than from either drug
administered individually, a new Queen's study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research ...
New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack
...lin D. The most well known one is cyclosporine, a drug
used to prevent rejection in organ transplantation. Cyclosporin has a downside, however. In addition to blocking cyclophilin D, it also blocks calcineurin, an agent that protects the immune system. Fortunately, there are so-called analogs of cyclo...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
... with an alternative option to tamoxifen, the only drug
FDA approved for prevention of breast cancer. "...erious side effects than tamoxifen, the only other drug
available to women for primary breast cancer prevention. "While tamoxifen has already been shown...
U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
...oup of men who have taken the erectile dysfunction drug
Viagra. The condition, nonarteritic ischemic opti...nts supports an association between the use of the drug
and NAION. Based on the fact that 14 cases of NAION have now been reported soon after the use of Vi...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
...risky behavior, such as unprotected sex, injection drug
use, or intercourse with a partner of the same sex. Tests also are offered to patients when clinical findings indicate the possibility of HIV infection or to patients who request testing. "For anybody who is sexually active, this should be a routine...
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...g the severe agitation associated with alcohol and drug
use as it was in treating non-substance or alcohol abusing patients. This observational study tracked the clinical outcome of 110 severely agitated patients who received Geodon IM (intramuscular formulation). Initial agitation levels were high, ran...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
HOUSTON - A new use of the drug
Herceptin appears to offer a much more powerful tr...ed before surgery in early stage breast cancer the drug
proved so beneficial - eliminating 42 percent more tumors than chemotherapy alone - that the clinica...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...n University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "The drug
we used in the mice and other similar agents can treat both the phosphorous levels and skeletal weakening, and those drugs are just entering initial clinical trials." The study will appear in the April issue of the Journal of the American Society of...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...l absorption, which also enhances their appeal as drug
candidates. In this research, the scientists gave both normal mice and mice with a cachexia-like syndrome Neurocrine's orally-administered medication that blocks the MC4 receptor in the brain. In both cases, the animals' appetites increased and their...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
...f negative attitudes toward HIV-infected injection drug
users affected the patient's exposure to highly ac...hysicians with negative attitudes toward injection drug
users. Injection drug
users who were cared for by physicians with negative attitudes had a significa...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
...levels of statins. Patients with decreased hepatic drug
metabolizing activity due to cirrhosis or other liver ailments may have a higher risk of muscle disease from statins, although the association has not been studied. Further studies should examine the long-term effect of statins on the liver in patie...
US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad
...ions require studies submitted in support of a new drug
application to have been done in a manner consiste...ed under an application for an investigational new drug
need no longer comply with the Declaration and need comply only with a document describing good clin...
First mouse model for multiple system atrophy points to new treatment targets for brain diseases
...in people over 50. Currently there is no specific drug
to treat the myelin and nerve damage caused by the...erapies for Multiple System Atrophy as part of our drug
discovery program for Parkinson's disease, MSA, and related disorders," says Lee....
Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
...l artery in Erickson's thigh. Researchers hope the drug
coating will make it more likely to prevent the bl...or the heart. In addition, the total dosage of the drug
coating must be higher on the long leg stent than in a small stent in the heart." The stent used in ...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...s of needle-exchange programs argue that supplying drug
users with clean needles sends the wrong message. ... these opponents are really conveying to injecting drug
users (IDUs): "We know a way to dramatically cut your chances of contracting a deadly disease, then ...
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
...havioral treatments, he adds, "are as effective as drug
treatments in persistent primary insomnia, but the... living conditions, along with his or her alcohol, drug
and caffeine use, could affect insomnia risks....
UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
..., 2001. Domino became interested in the problem of drug
use among health care professionals after surveyin... potent pain-killers, were more likely to die from drug
use, compared to internal medicine physicians. "State physician health programs may want to conside...
New studies show mixed results on epilepsy drugs and birth defects
... in women without epilepsy. But long-time epilepsy drug
valproic acid, or sodium valproate, does increase ...irst trimester to lamotrigine as the only epilepsy drug
used, there were 12 cases of major birth defects. That translates to a 2.9 percent risk of having a ...
Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors
...ot have these same receptors. Debinski developed a drug
that combines a form of Il 13 with a toxin that ki.... By targeting the therapy to these receptors, the drug
finds and kills the cancer cells. While the first generation of the drug
is being tested in patients...
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