Tag: "medication" at medical news
Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
... and Osteoporosis Center, and study author. "With medication
safety being on the minds of many people, it's promising for patients and their physicians that there are non-systemic therapies being studied for OA pain which may provide future options." OA affects more than 20 million Americans annually and gen...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...ildren's Hospital of Iowa. "However, if the asthma medication
doesn't work and the patient has normal lung funct...t benefits to these patients were getting them off medication
that was not doing them any good and eliminating the anxiety that is often associated with shortness...
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...hers at Stony Brook University Hospital found that medication
was as effective in treating the severe agitation ...nts lowers the chance for complications. This new medication
really does represent a significant new option in emergency treatment of severely agitated patients,...
Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
... the study is the first to link brain function and medication
side effects, and to show a relationship between b...nly placebo for one week prior to randomization to medication
or placebo. Using "cordance," a quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) imaging technique develop...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...ardiac problems. Mice treated with an experimental medication
that alleviates the skeletal weakening brought on by kidney damage had normal phosphorous levels and decreased signs of vascular calcification. "We already have treatments available that can control phosphorous levels in the blood, and those should b...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...sciences Inc., have successfully tested a research medication
that both stimulates appetite and reduces metaboli...nical trials. Neurocrine, which developed the test medication
for this research, is now developing a related medication
that will likely be tested in patients suf...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
...may lead to cost-related failure to use prescribed medication
and threaten quality of care and that physicians and patients value such discussions. The researchers found that the most common barriers to physician-patient communication about out-of-pocket costs were lack of habit, insufficient time and concern ...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...e that modifying the inflammatory proteins through medication
could also lower the risk of heart disease," said Barbara Nicklas, Ph.D., senior researcher and an associate professor of internal medicine. "The findings point to a possible treatment target for new drugs. Our goal is to learn more about how these p...
Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
...en first-hand, numerous SureSlim clients going off medication
for serious ailments including diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, high blood pressure and depression, just to name a few." Each individually-designed eating plan is formulated to address each person's specific health issues. For example, if ...
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
...amined this side effect. With the exception of one medication
called efavirenz (Sustiva), Reid says there is not enough evidence to suggest that antiretroviral drugs contribute to insomnia. Reid and colleagues identified only two studies of treatments for insomnia in HIV patients, including one study of acupunc...
Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma
...s or hospitalizations than children prescribed the medication
as second or third-line treatment . Asthma is the...uring a 12-month period following the first asthma medication
prescription. In this study, exacerbation was defined as one or more ED visits or hospitalizations ...
Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance
...t yet determined whether lowering cholesterol with medication
will influence mental functioning. "The result of ... to evaluate what effect lowering cholesterol with medication
will have. We can't yet generalize the results of our study to people treated with cholesterol-lowe...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...iption cards that allowed patients to receive free medication
related to the treatment of coronary risk factors. Patients at both facilities had access to free exercise facilities at the neighborhood YMCA and to free smoking cessation programs. After one year, patients in the community-based program were two t...
Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries
...has been available about potentially inappropriate medication
use and is based on small studies with uncertain g...tients the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication
use. The study included 2,707 elderly patients receiving home care (average age, 82.2 years) in met...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...All participants in both groups had access to free medication
in the form of a charge card good at the local pharmacy. Free access to risk-factor-reduction programs and health services, including educational materials and seminars, diet and exercise programs, and smoking cessation classes, was afforded to both...
Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at increased risk for bone fractures
...isk factors, including fracture history lifestyle, medication
use and the use of hormonal replacement therapy, the researchers found. Other factors, including age, ethnicity and depression, were associated with increased risk of fractures among breast cancer survivors. "An increased risk for total fractures was...
Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs
... precisely, rather than directing chemotherapeutic medication
or radiation to tumors through a scattershot approach, said Marc Greenberg, a chemistry professor in the university's Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, who will present his team's findings on March 14 at the 229th American Chemical Society ...
Rasagiline reduces disability for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease
...he day with poor or absent motor response to their medication
(off-time) alternating with periods of clearly improved motor function (on-time). Several drugs (pergolide, pramipexole, ropinirole, entacapone and tolcapone) when added to levodopa have been effective in the management of fluctuations but these drug...
Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer
... remains in remission and there are no significant medication
side effects. "For a tumor to grow and spread,... in a process called angiogenesis. This particular medication
targets receptors on new budding blood vessels in an attempt to down-regulate them and prevent growt...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nation's top awards for quality
...fiscal year 2004, 78 percent of all inpatients had medication
administration documented online and 94 percent of...sures that physicians enter at least 75 percent of medication
orders online. Currently, fewer than 3 percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved this standard....
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