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First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain

...ia (PHN), a chronic condition resulting from nerve damage caused by shingles. "The results of this exploratory study examining Lidoderm and Celebrex suggest that Lidoderm can alleviate the pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee," said Alan Kivitz, M.D., of Altoona (Pa.) Center for Clinical Researc...

Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications

...ia (PHN), a chronic condition resulting from nerve damage caused by shingles. As it is a non-systemic treatment, Lidoderm has demonstrated a minimal risk of side effects and drug-to-drug interactions. Celebrex is a COX-2 inhibitor indicated for the treatment of arthritis pain including OA....

Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows

...ng from chronic, debilitating pain caused by nerve damage or disease report better pain relief at lower dose...iatingly painful. Both conditions are due to nerve damage and/or injury, and are associated with the experience of pain in an apparently uninjured area, Dr. G...

Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo

...how better efficacy, as well as less risk of heart damage than has been seen before with Herceptin treatment, "the jury is still out on the long-term safety and outcome. As in all such studies, we will need to wait years to follow the progress of our patient participants," Buzdar says. Details of the trial ...

Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients

...s have identified an important link between kidney damage and cardiac problems, creating new possibilities f...rs tracked a chain reaction that leads from kidney damage to weakening of the skeleton to increased phosphorous in the blood. They showed that higher phosphor...

Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack

...fter-effects, but they have not included repair of damage that leaves sizably dead portions of heart tissue as dangerous scars in the heart," says study co-investigator and cardiologist Steven Schulman, M.D., a professor at Hopkins and director of the coronary care unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Previo...

Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage

...and heart trouble, have made dramatic gains, liver damage --described as the new plague of the 21st century ...l explore the role of these immune-system cells in damage and repair to other organs, including the kidney....

First mouse model for multiple system atrophy points to new treatment targets for brain diseases

... is no specific drug to treat the myelin and nerve damage caused by the protein inclusions. Parkinson's disease drugs and others are used to alleviate early symptoms. "With this animal model, we now can plan tests of potential therapies for Multiple System Atrophy as part of our drug discovery program for P...

Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation

...ness was brought to my attention after symptoms of damage to his nervous system appeared. I was asked to car...dition. I diagnosed that Samson was suffering from damage to the posterior portion of his skull, which applied pressure on his cerebellum and the upper sector...

New studies show mixed results on epilepsy drugs and birth defects

...s occur in rapid succession may cause catastrophic damage to the brain of the fetus," she said. More studies must be done to understand how valproic acid works to affect fetal development. "Without good animal models, the mechanism for the abnormalities remains unknown," Penovich said. "It's very important ...

Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors

CHICAGO Photographs that reveal hidden skin damage from ultraviolet (UV) exposure from the sun, combi...al light and one with a UV filter. Underlying skin damage caused by chronic UV that can result in wrinkles and age spots is visible in the UV photographs but ...

Traffic fumes damage DNA

Traffic fumes damage DNA, finds a small study in Occupational and Envir...d 8-OHdG in the urine. This is an indicator of DNA damage caused by oxygen free radical activity in the body. Blood samples were also taken to measure the lev...

Energy and sports drinks attack enamel

...body after a workout could cause more irreversible damage to teeth than soft drinks. A study of the effects... soft drinks. "This study revealed that the enamel damage caused by non-cola and sports beverages was three to 11 times greater than cola-based drinks, with e...

Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival

...ver cells, leading to immune mediated severe liver damage and thus to more frequent and severe forms of HCV recurrence." The authors conclude that while donor age did not influence the progression of recurrent hepatitis C, the absence of steroids and azathioprine did play a role and maintain that these ass...

Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach

...his belief is not always true because, despite the damage done during the heating process for canned spinach, it may retain more of its nutrients than fresh spinach kept in the refrigerator for a few days. The same holds true for frozen spinach. Frozen spinach retains more of its nutrients for a longer time...

Compound may help prevent diabetes in fast-food fans

...r, heart and pancreas, where they can do extensive damage to cells. Pancreatic damage can lead to diabetes. HPMC, which is manufactured by Dow Chemical Company, is used in many common fo...

Does the college experience damage your brain?

...student's brainand what can be done to reverse the damage and develop the total potential of the brain. Introducing the first 'Brain Integration Report Card' for college students To assess the development of a student's brain functioning, behavior, and self-development during college years Live webcast -...

Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs

... there is a way to efficiently create this type of damage by modifying the DNA itself." In the lab, Greenber...elength light that selectively switches on the DNA damage process. He said that the synthetic DNA is very similar to that which is produced when cells are ex...

Teen tooth trauma prevalent in Ontario

...in five Ontario Grade 8 students shows evidence of damage to his or her front teeth, says a new University o...nce of tooth damage; six per cent exhibited severe damage with teeth broken or knocked out. They also found that youth who had problems with cavities also ten...

Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance

...in the brain, followed by abstinence, induces more damage in the brain than the same amount of alcohol taken uninterrupted in the same length of time," said Theodora Duka, professor at the University of Sussex and corresponding author for the study. "For instance, animals and humans who have undergone seve...

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