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Cancer patients find more pain relief when treatment guidelines are followed

...ll patients receive non-steroidal analgesics, like aspirin or ibuprofen, or acetaminophen. Opioid side effects are recognized and treated appropriately. From a literature review of the topic, researchers cited that oncologists tended to follow the guidelines above, but they more frequently prescribed short-t...

Aspirin withdrawal may pose risk to coronary patients

...ients with coronary artery disease who stop taking aspirin may be at risk for developing withdrawal-related c...dial infarction (heart attack), within one week of aspirin withdrawal. "The benefits of aspirin therapy in coronary patients are well known. However, the eff...

Women & men differ in heart disease traits and treatment

...beta-blockers and clotbusters in the hospital, and aspirin and beta-blockers at discharge. Such drugs are recommended for nearly all people who suffer heart attacks. "The question of whether there is some sort of bias against women in heart treatment has been around for some time, and in fact our data do sh...

CREST study finds cilostazol reduces restenosis by almost 40 percent

...ss the U.S. Patients received standard therapy of aspirin and clopidogrel (which prevents clot formation) plus cilostazol (a phosphodiesterase III inhibitor) or placebo after successful coronary stent implantation. Treatment with study medication (cilostazol or placebo) was continued for six months, when co...

Quality improvement program enhances heart care, closes gender gap

...hospitals improve in basic care such as increasing aspirin use during a heart attack by nearly 15 percent. T...ensive, but effective, treatment the early use of aspirin during a heart attack increased from 75.3 percent at baseline to 89.2 percent. Also, the use of be...

Women treated more aggressively for hypertension, yet results similar to men

...rials -- SYMPHONY and 2nd SYMPHONY (Sibrafabin vs. aspirin to yield maximum protection from ischemic heart ev...ials were designed to compare the effectiveness of aspirin to a new class of drugs that dissolves blood clots, researchers at the 931 participating centers als...

Antiplatelet drug found to reduce risk of recurrent heart attacks and stroke is cost-effective

...pecifically, the use of clopidogrel in addition to aspirin produces a significant risk reduction in recurrent...opidogrel is used in addition to therapies such as aspirin to help keep blood platelets from sticking together to form clots. Clot formation, or thrombosis, is...

In some people, overuse of some analgesics can lead to kidney damage

...cal Center and a coauthor, said that heavy use of aspirin or acetaminophen is associated with a recently dis...t works out to be about two doses of full-strength aspirin or extra strength acetaminophen every day for a year. (He stressed that it does not include those pa...

Aspirin is most cost effective way to prevent heart disease

...The most cost effective preventive treatments were aspirin and antihypertensive drugs, whereas simvastatin an...e to offer most men over 55 and most women over 65 aspirin than to give statins to a few high-risk patients....

Other highlights in the December 3 issue of JNCI

...th gastric cancer, and found that long-term use of aspirin or nonaspirin NSAIDs is associated with a dose-dependent reduction in the risk of gastric cancer. Further analysis showed that NSAID use was associated with a reduced risk of noncardia gastric cancer, but not of gastric cancer at the cardia (the open...

The evolving management of migraine

...month or simple analgesics (pain relievers such as aspirin or ibuprofen) for more than 15 days per month. "One of the greatest bugaboos we see every day in headache centers is patients with chronic daily or near-daily headache, who are overusing medication--it is our most common problem," Dr. Silberstein sai...

'Sunshine vitamin' shines in colon study

...dal anti-inflammatory drugs: Men who took a daily aspirin were about two-thirds as likely to have a tumor. Lieberman said further study is needed before recommending this solely for protection against colon tumors, due to the potential for side effects over a lifetime of anti-inflammatory consumption. Exerc...

Study suggests 1% risk of DVT for long-distance air travellers

...k-many of whom wore compression stockings or took aspirin as precautionary measures to prevent possible bloo...travellers wore compression stockings and 31% took aspirin to reduce thrombosis risk. 112 patients with positive D-dimer results after flying were referred for...

New drug combination might be more effective pain reliever

... sum of each drug's properties. When combined with aspirin or acetaminophen, the result was subadditive, or less than the sum of each drug's properties. But when combined with ibuprofen, the researchers found pain relief was enhanced and therefore synergistic. "The next step will be to study this drug combi...

Other highlights in the January 7 issue of JNCI

...2004-01/jotn-bmn122903.php A prospective study of aspirin use and the risk of pancreatic cancer in women: http://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2004-01/jotn-aum122903.php Active smoking, passive smoking, and breast cancer: Evidence from the California Teachers Study: http://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releas...

Aspirin use may be associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer

Regular aspirin use for 20 years or more may be associated with an...nstitute . Many studies have found that use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with a reduced risk of several...

Heavy drinkers use narcotics to relieve back pain, despite possible interactions, UMHS study finds

... of alcohol were less likely to use NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen to control pain, according to study results. NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, can cause stomach ulcers, and study authors suggest men who drank heavily may have stopped taking NSAIDs because of stomach irritation from co...

For leg-bypass patients, drugs can save lives and limbs, but many patients go without them

...ugs to reduce pain and prevent blood clots, mostly aspirin but also prescription drugs clopidogrel and warfarin. The patient population studied was two-thirds male, and about one-third were smokers. Besides their severe, limb-threatening PAD, they had a high rate of other diseases, including hypertension ...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet February 3, 2004

...77 women found that those who took higher doses of aspirin seem to have lower risk for developing adenomas (a...er. Women who reported never using or rarely using aspirin had the highest relative risk. Authors caution that while low doses of aspirin seems to prevent hear...

Study supports role of aspirin in reducing risk of colorectal cancer

A new study has found that regular intake of aspirin does appear to be associated with a reduced risk o... However, since risk reduction was strongest with aspirin doses higher than those used to prevent cardiovascular disease, the researchers say further study is...

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