Tag: "adherence" at medical news
Disorganization, Lack Of Closeness Characterize Families Where Children WithAsthma Skip Taking Medication, National Jewish Researchers Find
...June issue of the Journal of Asthma. "Medication adherence
was linked to the emotional climate and level oforganization within the family," according to the article. Using a standardizedquestionnaire, families that agreed with the following statements --"We arereluctant to show our affection for each other;...
Answers To Access, Adherence And Tolerance Of Protease Inhibitors
...ing them, according to three studies about access, adherence
andtolerance of the potent drugs in 254 patients being treated at five urban sitesin Boston and Rhode Island. In one study, about 40 percent of 151 patients who tried one or more of the fouravailable protease inhibitors eventually discontinued the dr...
Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease
...aken--of how well they took the drugs. The average adherence
was 92 percent by patient report and 80 percent by...virus in the patient's blood. "While the level of adherence
in these patients would be very good for mostother diseases," said Moss, "patients with HIV infectio...
HIV Patients' Mental Health Affects How Seriously They Take Treatment
...l well-being of HIV patients plays a role in their adherence
totreatment," said William Holzemer, RN, PhD, UCSF...hough it mayhelp them fight the disease. A lack of adherence
to medication and treatment hasrecently been identified as a key problem in the fight against HIV an...
Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser
...iew has been that as patients age, theirmedication adherence
rates drop, just when their need to manage complic...lected that illness because we expected medication adherence
to be verygood," says Park. "Taking the medications commonly prescribed leads to realrelief from pa...
UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
...system is functioning, whentherapy requires strict adherence
or drug resistance will take place, and whendrugs can be harmful--a delay can provide an interval of several years in whichimmune cells can control the virus and selection of resistant mutants can beavoided. In presenting his case, Levy notes that th...
Study Finds Less Intensive Treatments May Not Maintain HIV Suppression
...viraltherapy leaves little margin for error. Poor adherence
to even one component ofa regimen may result in viral load rebound. "Although the results of this trial are somewhat disappointing," notes Dr.Havlir, "they should not discourage future attempts to simplify therapies forHIV. Data from this trial and...
For Breast Self-Examination, Once A Month Is Quite Enough
...ed between managing anxiety andmaintaining optimal adherence
to breast self-examination," they conclude....
New Clinical Data Indicates LEUKINE Maintains Viral Suppression And Extends Duration Of Antiretroviral Therapy Utility In People With AIDS
...for atleast two reasons. One is a lack of patient adherence
to the strict dosingregimens of antiretroviral drugs. Another reason is that HIV mutates - becomingresistant to a single antiretroviral agent, or whole class of these therapies. This new data suggests that it is possible to extend the time patients ...
Stress, coping and biology intertwine for diabetes control
..., namely: The relationships of stress, coping and adherence
to regime are intertwined. Biological factors interact with psychosocial factors in affecting control ofblood sugar. The relationships with psychological factors are different for chronic andtransitory blood sugar control. The researchers worked wi...
Conscientious heart patients less likely to die
...f British Columbia andMcMaster University examined adherence
to prescribed medication among 650patients who had...amined by the researchers,none was able to predict adherence
among those took amiodorone. Among theplacebo patients, however, those who reliably took their pill...
Doctors are not good at going to see their own doctor!
...ey examining consultants and general practitioners adherence
to guidelines Most senior doctors (both general practitioners and consultants) rarely go to see their primary care doctor and for many (over 70 per cent) prescribing for themselves and their families is the norm, according to a study published in t...
Follow-up phone calls by nurses benefit cancer patients
... another man." Mishel also points out that adherence
to management methods is improved."For example, the doctor may teach prostate cancer patients Kegel Exercises, butif no one checks up on the patient they may do them incorrectly or sporadically,neither of which is effective. Men who had the intervent...
Help may only be a phone call away! Study finds a practical solution to assist
...risk of developing health complications dueto poor adherence
to their prescribed medication regimen. "This health risk factor warrants serious attention," says Dr. Fulmer. The purpose of the study, which was conducted over a ten-week period, was todetermine whether daily videotelephone or telephone ...
UNC-CH wins $42.1 million federal contract to study drugs for schizophrenia and Alzheimer's
...ffectiveness in terms of broader outcomes - suchas adherence
to treatment, ability to work, social functioning and quality oflife." Now on the market, these drugs are proven effective in carefully controlledclinical studies typically co-sponsored by drug companies. The drugs differ fromother anti-psychotic a...
Patients' beliefs and behaviors about health lifestyle and medications may help tailor high blood pressure management method
... most likely to depend on medication and have high adherence
rates. They also have high rates of smoking and alcohol use and are less likely to exercise regularly. Members of group C are most likely to forget to take medication, are likely to be obese and find it difficult to comply with lifestyle changes (e...
HMO physicians generally experience less job satisfaction
...isfaction, including prescribing behavior, patient adherence
to medications, patient satisfaction, and quality of care," said Linzer. "The amount of additional time that physicians said they would need to provide quality care ranged from 1 to 6 minutes per patient. What remains to be tested is whether provid...
Two studies compare triple nucleoside therapy Ziagen® + Combivir® with protease inhibitorplus Combivir® regimens in therapy-naive patients
...rban, South Africa. Patients reported on their adherence
to the regimens. Durban, South Africa -- July 12...r as first line ART. Further, one study evaluated adherence
to Ziagen/Combivir compared to the PI-containing regimen. The Ziagen/Combivir regimen consisted of ...
Study compares efficacy and adherence to triple nucleoside therapy Ziagen + Combivir with protease inhibitor plus Combivir regimens in therapy-nave
...oing study comparing efficacy, safety, and patient adherence
to the triple nucleoside regimen of Ziagen® (a...he open-label randomized trial reported on patient adherence
to Ziagen/Combivir compared to the PI-containing regimen. Adherence was assessed by a patient self-r...
Sushi condiment may prevent cavities
...'s ability to interfere with the sucrose-dependent adherence
of the cells, Masuda says. The isothiocyanate compounds, which are responsible for wasabi's pungent taste and smell, are similar to those that produce the characteristic flavors of broccoli and cabbage. The isothiocyanates in wasabi...
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