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Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...ited States. Current addiction therapy requires daily
visits to a clinic for an oral dose of methadone, which occupies opiate receptors in the brain and eliminates narcotic craving and withdrawal symptoms. "In essence, these people become addicted to the clinic. They cannot travel or seek employment th...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...nse to inhaled beta-agonists, even after months of daily
use, contraryto earlier reports. Principal invest...data managers at Hershey. In addition to keeping a daily
record of symptoms,10 to 16 pages of data were produced for all 255 patients on each of 12hospital v...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...t of weight lost after one year of taking the drug daily
rather than a placebo is equivalent to a 62-calori... for a half-hour and making other small changes in daily
motor activity. After one year, there is no indication that any further weight loss can be achieved...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...Ten days after starting ritonavir,they added three daily
doses of 200 mg AZT (Glaxo Wellcome) andtwice-daily doses of 150 mg 3TC (Glaxo Wellcome) to the regimen,and will remain on this treatment for 48 weeks. Dr. Ledermanpresented the analysis of data from 33 patients after 12 weeksof treatment. <The ...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
...cebo, while those in the otherfour groups received daily
doses of pramipexole dihydrochloride. Physicians measured a patient's condition bymonitoring the patient's mood, motor skills, and ability toperform everyday tasks. Over the 10-week study, patientsreceiving pramipexole dihydrochloride improved an ave...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
...sesthis risk. A number of studies have shown that daily
treatment with theantibiotic isoniazid (INH) signi...people with anergyinto groups that received either daily
INH or placebo. They found that thenumber of cases of active TB disease that developed in each grou...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
...p whenneeded from family and friends in performing daily
tasks such as bathing ortaking medications. ...s receiving adequate help from others inperforming daily
activities. In 1993 the researchers surveyed 820 patients in Canada?s ManitobaProvince who h...
Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients
...al medicine at the U-M Medical Center, designed a daily
regimen of stepped-up dosages of Bactrim over an eight-day period. Patients were given incrementally larger oral doses over the eight days, ending up with a standard dose on day eight. Kazanjian and his colleagues found that 86 percent of the HIV stu...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...f a loved one, divorce orjob loss - as well as the daily
wear and tear of living, such as trafficjams and family disagreements, set off the release of stress hormones thathelp our bodies charge up to meet the challenge. "During episodes of acute stress, stress hormones provide a protectivefunction by act...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...controversy among physicianswho prescribe the same daily
dose, without the substitution of a bi-monthlyboos... In its latest statement, the AHA recommends a daily
dosage of between 75to 325 mg for such individuals. The study included 62 individual...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
... and dosage." Technology Background Knowing the daily
production and destruction rates of T cells and H...ndicates new cell development. In this manner, the daily
rate of T cell formation and the life-span of T cells can be measured in each person individually. ...
Combined Therapy Improved Care Of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Proper Use Of
New Oral Medications Evaluated
...resindividuals to be greatly involved in their own daily
medical care. For threemonths, the patients were treated with only one medication, and then for anadditional three months simultaneously with both medications. During the study,the patients were prescribed a diet designed to maintain their base-lin...
Effects Of Physical Activity On Preterm Birth
Physical activities of daily
living, climbing stairs and walking, nearly double...generally ignored physical activityassociated with daily
life, such as stair climbing and walking to the bus," saidlead author Dawn Misra, PhD, assistant pro...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...out 139 mg/dL received either 40 mg of pravastatin daily
or a placebo, an inert pill. Individuals who had .... Individuals received either 20-40 mg simvastatin daily
or a placebo for aboutfive years. On average, drug therapy lowered LDL levels by 35 percent andredu...
Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates
... include the greater chronic and acute stresses of daily
life, decreased social supports, lower self-esteem, heightened levels of anger and hostility, and a decreased sense of control. Other key elements thought to be associated with high mortality rates among the disadvantaged include increased exposure ...
Modafinil Improves The Quality Of Life Of Narcolepsy Patients
...t narcolepsy, modafinil needs only to be takenonce daily
and is not known to have the "crash" effect these other drugs areassociated with, nor is it considered addictive. The study, "Quality-of-Life Effects of Modafinil,'' was funded by Cephalon Inc.of West Chester, Pa. In her clinical practice at the U-M ...
Answers To Access, Adherence And Tolerance Of Protease Inhibitors
..., Stone says. Despite the side effects and complex daily
drug doses, most patientssuccessfully adhere to their protease inhibitor therapy, except for thosepatients who have active substance abuse or alcohol problems, says another studyStone will present Wednesday, July 1. Although they can stick to treatme...
Promising Results For Woman-Controlled Anti-HIV Product
...on-toxic andwell-tolerated by 27 women who used it daily
or twice daily
for two weeks. Sideeffects were reported by 18 women (primarily mild vaginal redness or itching)but ...
"Happy Hour" Is Unhappy For Many Cardiac Arrest Victims
...e patterns are probably associated with patternsof daily
activities? rather than some underlying characteristic the disease,"says Hallstrom. This study shows that the afternoon peak is as high as the morning peak and thatthe afternoon cardiac arrest were often due to ventricular fibrillation -- therapid, d...
Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser
...," tomeasure the chaos and unpredictability in the daily
lives of participants. Among the items were questions asking how often you have too many things to doeach day to get them all done, how often you're so busy that you miss scheduledbreaks or rest periods, or stay up later than normal, and how often yo...
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