Tag: "drug" at medical news
Drug companies and governments must act on fake drug problem
...ational problem with deadly consequences, yet many drug
companies and governments are reluctant to publici...ted Kingdom, and Mahidol University, Thailand, and drug
regulators Dr. Dora Akunyili of Nigeria and Mr. Kyeremateng Agyarko of Ghana, will present their pro...
Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer
that may help prevent recurrence of ovarian cancer...atients in remission to see if the investigational drug
A6 can help them stay that way, says Dr. Sharad Ghamande, MCG gynecologic oncologist and a principal...
Emergency clopidogrel could save thousands of lives46,000-patient heart attack trial results
Orlando: Adding the anti-platelet drug
clopidogrel to aspirin for the emergency treatment of heart attacks could save thousands of lives a year worldwide and prevent thousands of repeat heart attacks and strokes, according to new research presented today (Wednesday 9 March) at the America...
Breakthrough in medical research: New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients
...ated by patients. This means patients can take the drug
every day during their radiation treatment instead of once every eight weeks the common dosage for other chemotherapy drugs" "This landmark study represents the most important advance in the management of glioblastoma since radiotherapy was shown to...
Study examines consequences of Thailand's 'war on drugs'
...on illicit drugs and the war's impact on injection drug
users. According to their study, 70 percent of injection drug
users surveyed said they stopped using heroin after the campaign began. However, nearly a third of t...
Computerized order entry systems can increase risk of medication errors
...to a study in the March 9 issue of JAMA . Adverse drug
events (ADEs) are estimated to injure or kill more than 770,000 patients in hospitals annually, according to background information on the article. Prescribing errors are the largest identified source of preventable hospital medical error. Computeriz...
Panacea or Pandora's box
...rs are when a physician orders the wrong dose of a drug
because the CPOE system displays pharmacy warehouse information that is misinterpreted by the physician as clinical-dosage guidelines or when warnings about antibiotics are placed in the paper chart and not seen by physicians who are using only the c...
Computational tool predicts how drugs work in cells, advancing efforts to design better medicines
...omponents or chemical processes. Using this tool, drug
developers can design compounds that will act on o...odology and Library Development (CMLD). Although drug
development is an active field of research, there have been few ways to predict optimal drug
Study finds drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis
...rapy (VB). Moreover, the patients who received the drug
eluting stent had fewer cardiac events afterwards....teries is proven -- but the safety and efficacy of drug
eluting stents in the treatment of ISR is unclear. To help clarify these issues, we compared in-hosp...
Study says rare allergic reactions to drug-eluting stents may raise risk for heart attack
...actions might result from components of the Cypher drug
eluting stent made by Cordis, a team of Emory researchers examined data collected from a U.S. registry of patients implanted with the Cypher SES. Out of 2067 patients who received the Cypher stents between August and December of 2003, 39 patients (1....
New data on Orqis Medical's Cancion CRS to be reported at ACC
...presents a significant departure from conventional drug
therapy and more invasive blood pumps, which either force the failing heart to work harder, or rest it to the point where it begins to atrophy. "The patients we analyzed clearly benefited from the Cancion CRS therapy," said Michael Zile, M.D., who an...
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
...o amplify the action of the popular blood-thinning drug
clopidogrel, sold as Plavix, a small new clinical ... be cognizant of the pharmacological mechanisms of drug
metabolism that can help dictate vigilance in asking their patients." The study, which was presented...
Studies underscore genetic involvement in nicotine addiction & aggressive hostility
...ey stress-hormone, after taking an anti-depressant drug
that makes serotonin more available in the brain. The authors speculate that, after being deprived of serotonin, these men's neural receptors were exquisitely sensitive and primed to over-react, in part by producing extra cortisol. Tying together ...
Three anti-platelet drugs used in combination are safe
...or) experienced by these patients, no matter which drug
therapy they were given. "There was no evidence of increased risk of bleeding in patients treated with aspirin plus clopidogrel plus cilostazol and we also found that adherence to treatment was high," says Emory Heart Center cardiologist William We...
Columbia researchers receive $3 million to combat genetic killer of infants & toddlers
...ational research project that is expected to yield drug
candidates for investigational new drug
application filings by 2007. The SMA Foundation has been instrumental in raising awareness and supp...
MRI better than current standard in assessing neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer
...e. If it's not working, we can perhaps change the drug
that's being used--in fact tailor treatment for each patient," she said....
Potential treatment for Fragile X Syndrome demonstrated in fruit fly model
... very striking," says Jongens. They found that the drug
treatments restored memory-dependent courtship beh...ceptor activity, and it is already an FDA-approved drug
used to treat other ailments in humans such as bipolar disorder. "The big take-home message from our...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)
...ain natural history of untreated SARS mean that no drug
interventions of proven therapeutic or prophylactic value have been established to date." Because the clinical and pathologic mechanisms of SARS are indistinguishable from acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the c...
Studies address issues of risk and survival in rapidly increasing GI cancers
...disease (GERD) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
use were not predictors of survival. Researchers: Premature Birth Significantly Increases Risk of Esophageal Cancer (Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight and Risk for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, Kaijser et al.) In the journal Gastroenterology, research...
Natural mentors help mold lives of teens, study says
...mpact on other outcomes, including binge drinking, drug
use and smoking. The researchers noted that mentors may not have the ability to provide a high level of monitoring -- an important factor in preventing substance abuse -- when they have only periodic contact with teens. Mentors may also inadvertently...
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