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Mount Sinai stroke prevention trial published in JAMA

The on February 9 published the findings of a study directed by Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers which indicates that ximelagatran, a novel anti-clotting medication currently under development, prevents strokes and systemic embolic events in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) as effectively as current treatment with warfarin....... The SPORTIF V (Stroke Prevention usin...

Brain tumor treatment can vary greatly, according to new JAMA study

Primary malignant brain tumors are not very common about 9,000 patients diagnosed per year and are associated with a poor prognosis. Treatment of these patients varies greatly among academic and community centers and can be in conflict with accepted guidelines of care, according to a new study....... Findings are reported in the February 3 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Associatio...

Special JAMA commentary on lessons learned from troubles with COX-2 inhibitors

One of the nation's leading cardiovascular medical researchers has issued a call for less aggressive direct-to-consumer advertising and better safety assurances of medications in a special article posted online today by JAMA because of its relevance to the recent withdrawals and warning labels on the pain-relieving drugs known as COX-2 inhibitors. The article will be published in a print editio...

JAMA editors call for major restructuring of postmarketing surveillance system

In an editorial in the December 1 issue, JAMA Editor-in-Chief, Catherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Deputy Editor, Phil B. Fontanarosa, M.D., and Deputy Editor Drummond Rennie, M.D., write "Physicians and patients expect that when medications are prescribed correctly for labeled indications and are used as directed, these medications generally will have beneficial effects and will not...

Global health - A JAMA theme issue media briefing

GLOBAL HEALTH...... ...The National Press Club ...14th and F Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C....... ...Tuesday, June 1, 2004...... ... ...... Moderator: Catherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H., Editor, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Chicago ...... ... ...... Stephen P. Luby, M.D., National Centers for Infe...

JAMA study confirms drug can help improve memory and cognition in advanced Alzheimer's patients

A study in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicates that there is good reason for the recent attention surrounding the drug memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. A multi-center study directed by University of Rochester Medical Center faculty concluded that memantine, when taken with the commonly prescribed Alzheimer's drug donepezil, help...

A JAMA theme issue media briefing: pain management

... ... ... ... ... ... ...Welcome and Opening Remarks ...Moderator: Catherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H., Editor, The Journal of the American Medical Association, (JAMA), Chicago.... ... ...Taking Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Before and After Knee Replacement Surgery Reduces Pain and Increases Ra...

JAMA study: Medicare coverage boosts cancer, cholesterol screening for previously uninsured adults

New York City, August 12, 2003--Gaining access to Medicare coverage substantially improved uninsured older adults' use of clinical preventive measures such as cholesterol testing, mammography, and prostate exams, compared with a similar group of insured adults, according to a new study in the August 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). ...... "Many older uninsured A...

JAMA study looks at role of pharmacist in health care

Researchers at the Regenstrief Institute, the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Roudebush VA Medical Center studied over a thousand patients to determine whether having a pharmacist work closely with individuals with reactive airway diseases such as asthma improved health outcomes. The results of this study are published in the October 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical As...

Ginkgo fails important memory test, according to study in JAMA

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Aug. 20, 2002--Ginkgo biloba has no beneficial effect on memory and related mental functions of healthy older adults when taken following manufacturer's instructions, according to a study in the Aug. 21st issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association conducted by researchers at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. and The Memory Clinic in Bennington, Vt. ... .....

Rare form of meningitis contracted in Jamaica

A rare form of meningitis usually restricted to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin was contracted last year by a group of travelers to Jamaica, an article in the Feb. 28 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine reports. ... According to infectious disease experts at The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disea...

Study published in JAMA supports an alternative treatment approach in Parkinson's disease

. . .ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 18, 2000 - A study published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association found that statistically fewer patients who started treatment with the dopamine agonist MIRAPEX (pramipexole dihydrochloride tablets) developed motor complications vs. patients on initial treatment with levodopa (28% vs. 51% incidence). Starting treatment with MIRAPEX delayed the on...

JAMA Study Shows Jefferson Medical College Program Brings Family Physicians To Small Town America

. Despite an increasing oversupply of physicians in the United States,.statistics show that rural areas of the country continue to suffer from a.shortage of physicians, especially family physicians. In response to this.national geographic maldistribution of physicians, Jefferson Medical College of.Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, initiated the Physician Shortage Area.Program (P...

National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA

. WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Three leading advocates of safer pharmaceuticals.have called for a national office of drug safety to monitor the adverse effects.of prescription drugs, which they say could be the fourth-leading cause of death.in the United States.. "Overall, 52 percent of approved drugs have serious adverse effects not.detected prior to approval" by the U.S. Food and Drug A...
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