Tag: "pain" at medical news
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...s, restore appetite in AIDS patients and alleviate pain
and nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Such research has to be approved to ensure that it is treating patients ethically and safely. Dr Favrat's research had been approved, which makes the findings even more unexpected. Favrat and c...
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
...caine patch 5%) or Celebrex (celecoxib) 200 mg for pain
associated with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee experienced improvement in average daily pain
intensity. Lidoderm is a topical analgesic patch approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...
Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
...ociety suggest that patch therapy provides similar pain
relief as oral medications for patients with osteo...N=63) experienced a 30 % or greater improvement in pain
intensity. A 30 % or greater reduction in pain
intensity is considered clinically meaningful to pai...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
People suffering from chronic, debilitating pain
caused by nerve damage or disease report better pain
relief at lower doses of a combined drug treatment than from either drug administered individually, ...
First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
...ly include rectal inflammation (proctitis), rectal pain
and bleeding, straining, constipation and abdominal pain. The infection may also be accompanied by fever and malaise. These can be treated with a three week course of antibiotics. But sometimes the primary ulcer goes unnoticed, and if left untreated,...
Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
...rt muscle. A third group had stable angina, chest pain
that occurs with physical or mental stress, which is not usually related to plaque rupture. Clear OCT images of the suspicious lesions were obtained for 20 heart attack patients, 20 with ACS and 17 with stable angina. Vulnerable plaques are believe...
Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
..., a small percentage of patients will have chronic pain
as a result of surgery, and the average mortality rate from lung cancer surgery ranges from 3 to 5 percent. "That's a big price to pay if it's a benign nodule," he said. The researchers found no significant difference when comparing mortality rates d...
Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
...TANFORD, Calif. - For several years, crippling leg pain
has prevented Joan Erickson from walking more than...an Heart Association. The most common symptoms are pain
in the legs or buttocks while walking or climbing stairs. Risk factors for PAD are the same as for h...
UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
...cians who have been addicted to abusing these same pain
killers," Domino said....
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
..., primary PCI within 12 hours after onset of chest pain
should be the treatment of choice in patients pres...terval between 3 and 12 hours after onset of chest pain
or other symptoms, on the basis of its superior preservation of myocardium. Furthermore, with incre...
Aloe vera: Natural, home remedy treats canker and cold sores
...ative." Aloe vera accelerates healing and reduces pain
associated with canker sores, which are blisters on the lips or mouth. Aloe vera does not have a bad taste or sting when applied. The journal article, written by Richard L. Wynn, PhD, mentions a study done on a patient with lichen planus, a disease a...
Acupuncture relieves pelvic pain during pregnancy
...strengthening exercises help relieve pelvic girdle pain
during pregnancy and are effective complements to ...y published online by the BMJ today. Pelvic girdle pain
is a common complaint among pregnant women worldwide, but no cure exists. Researchers in Sweden iden...
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
.... Professor Priori says, "Doctors have formulas on pain
in women and on heart disease symptoms but less training on non-typical pain
or symptom patterns. They may misdiagnose a woman with heart problems as her symptoms do not follow...
Yale authors raise concerns regarding regionalized heart attack care
...nt of patients who arrive at a hospital with chest pain
symptoms aren't experiencing a heart attack." Andrew Epstein, assistant professor of Public Health (Health Policy and Administration) believes the adoption of such a system may require a large-scale reorganization of U.S. health care. "Assuming that ...
University seeks recruits for arthritis study
... The study will investigate the way depression and pain
impact on the thinking processes of those with art...revious research has indicated that depression and pain
could impair cognitive performance, for example, performance on tasks that require attention and con...
Doctor suggested cannabis for pain relief, says one in six medicinal users in the UKMUHC study
...ead author Dr Mark Ware principal investigator and pain
physician at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Pain Centre. People with chronic pain
were most likely to use cannabis for medicinal purposes (25 percent) followed by patients with multi...
Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis
Although hypnosis has been shown to reduce pain
perception, it is not clear how the technique work... alters brain activity in a way that might explain pain
reduction. The results are reported in the November-December 2004 issue of Regional Anesthesia and P...
Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care
...ding more complex procedures often associated with pain
will inevitably decrease. Further, transportation needs by young seniors may be less frequent than the other senior age groups because they still are able to drive. As the loss of driving ability increases with age, so too does the need for transp...
Nursing mothers having surgery -- How long a wait to breastfeed safely?
...usly administered agents, including a narcotic for pain
and a benzodiazepine for amnesia. The Northwestern researchers found that less than 0.1 percent of the dose of propofol used to put the patient to sleep appeared in her breast milk within 24 hours after drug administration because the dose is dilute...
2005 Pharmacology, Therapeutics, & Toxicology Research Award
... combinations of these drugs for producing optimal pain
control with minimal adverse effects. Third, his recent research on diabetes has led to new recognition of the role of this prevalent disorder in oral health. Fourth, he has established himself as a research mentor to new generations of clinical phar...
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