Tag: "placebo" at medical news

Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects

...onship between brain function changes during brief placebo treatment and later side effects during treatment ...gredients. In addition, all participants took only placebo for one week prior to randomization to medication or placebo. Using "cordance," a quantitative elect...

Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos

...bout 30 percent for other conditions. Because the placebo effect seems to be strongest in diseases with high...ral possible explanations for the surprisingly low placebo response revealed in the analysis. Perhaps patients have low expectations due to the reality that CF...

Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children

...domized to receive either once-daily budesonide or placebo in addition to usual asthma care. The earlier use...ildren taking either budesonide plus usual care or placebo over three years. Overall, the incidence of side effects was comparable between the two groups, wit...

Short-term effects of spit tobacco suggest long-term health risks

...olving the same participants after they had used a placebo product that was similar in taste, color and textu...r the subjects were told when they were taking the placebo and when they were using the tobacco product. After snuff use, heart rate increased by about 15 bea...

Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women

...centration, and improved insulin sensitivity. The placebo group did not experience these positive results. "Previous research has shown that obesity is linked to metabolic syndrome, which has several known risk factors including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, increased levels of fasting glucose an...

Rasagiline reduces disability for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease

...giline had a safety profile similar to that of the placebo and its once daily regimen was convenient to administer. The drug was well tolerated in the old-age group (d70). Professor Rascol states: "This study has shown that rasagiline is an effective, safe and simple treatment for Parkinson's disease when us...

Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit

...istically significant, double blinded, randomized, placebo controlled trial. If the early findings are repeated in the GENASIS trial, VEGF-2 treatment may result in a new class of therapeutics for the treatment of refractory angina." Richard E. Otto, President and CEO of Corautus, stated, "The long-term fin...

Blood pressure treatment could cut risk of strokes and heart attacks

...andomised to treatment with either atorvastatin or placebo in the ASCOT Lipid Lowering Arm (ASCOT-LLA). The ASCOT-LLA was stopped prematurely in October 2002, as a result of substantial benefits associated with statin use in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes....

News briefs from the journal CHEST, March 2005

...ness (AHR) metoprolol, propranolol, celiprolol, or placebo for four days to determine the effects on lung function and AHR. Results showed that treatment with metoprolol and propranolol significantly lowered provocative concentration of methacholine, causing a 20% decrease in lung function when compared to ...

Three anti-platelet drugs used in combination are safe

...se patients were randomized to cilostazol (354) or placebo (351) following successful angioplasty and stent implantation. Twenty-nine patients experienced bleeding complications (17 major and 12 minor) but there was no significant difference in the rate of bleeding for patients who received aspirin plus cl...

Folic acid and vitamin B12 decrease risk of hip fracture in stroke patients

...ed folic acid and B12, and 27 hip fractures in the placebo group. The difference in total number of fractures...ght fractures in the treatment group and 32 in the placebo group. Patients receiving folic acid and B12 experienced a 38 percent decrease in their plasma homoc...

New imaging technologies can enhance orthopaedic outcomes

... patients for orthopaedic problems often witness a placebo effect. It's not surprising because people want to feel better, especially when orthopedic problems are hindering their daily activities," said Dr. Potter. "With time and after treatment, patients may feel better, but sometimes the underlying biolog...

Influenza vaccination programmes for children in USA and Canada based on little evidence

...ess in children older than two years compared with placebo or no immunisation. Inactivated vaccines had a low...ower respiratory tract disease, when compared with placebo or no intervention. However, the authors note that these conclusions are based on a small number of ...

Columbia study finds hemophilia therapy dramatically improves outcomes for bleeding stroke

...onset. Patients were randomly assigned to receive placebo (N=96), 40 (N=108), 80 (N=92), or 160 (N=103) g/kg...o) was reduced by 45%, 52% and 62% compared to the placebo treatment group. After 90 days, results found a 38% reduction in mortality and up to three times as...

Celecoxib safe for short-term use in patients with cirrhosis

...compared the effects of celecoxib, naproxen, and a placebo on cirrhotic patients in a double-blind randomized...o compare the effects of celecoxib, naproxen and a placebo on cirrhotic patients. They recruited 28 patients who had cirrhosis and ascites and increased activ...

Suicidal behaviour caused by antidepressants 'cannot be ruled out'

...ry Agency (MHRA). These trials compared SSRIs with placebo in adults with depression and other clinical conditions. The research team found no evidence that SSRIs increased the risk of suicide. They found weak evidence of an increased risk of self harm, but no evidence of an increased risk of suicidal though...

Drugs used to treat Alzheimer's in nursing homes are worsening sufferers' illness

...mer's.) Researchers found that, when given a placebo as treatment for these symptoms, patients show...illness - but no improvement in symptoms above the placebo group. There have been concerns about the safety of the two most commonly used antipsychotic drugs i...

New study tests amitriptyline for painful bladder syndrome

... to take up to 75 milligrams of amitriptyline or a placebo each day for 14 to 26 weeks. All will practice suppressing the urge to urinate for increasingly longer stretches until they can wait 3 or 4 hours before going to the bathroom. Participants will also regulate when and how much they drink and avoid bla...

Researchers confirm Vioxx nearly doubled cardiovascular risks in cancer prevention study

...ries to receive either 25 mgs. of Vioxx daily or a placebo drug for three years, 2001-2004. The trial was sto... attacks or strokes. In the 1,299 patients given a placebo drug, there were 26 events. Each group, however, had the same number of deaths and not all were rela...

International trial of two microbicides begins

... one group will use PRO 2000, one group will use a placebo gel, and the final group will not use any gel. In addition, all participants will receive condoms and extensive prevention counseling at each clinic visit. The trial is one of numerous studies conducted through NIH's HIV Prevention Trials Network (HP...

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