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Hot flash drug may hinder effectiveness of tamoxifen

...ain unclear. Furthermore, they write, "because the newer antidepressants studied for the treatment of hot flashes (venlafaxine, fluoxetine, and paroxetine) have differing levels of CYP2D6 inhibition, the pharmacokinetic interaction between tamoxifen and these antidepressants needs to be studied."...

Fertility worries common in young breast cancer survivors

...airly well known, but there is less information on newer chemotherapy agents and ways of administering the chemotherapy. When asked to estimate their odds, more than half of women under 30 thought they had a 40 percent or greater chance of becoming infertile, when in fact research have revealed that very f...

New study in Pediatrics shows nitric oxide therapy for newborns effective and cost saving

...is is based in large part on the fact that it is a newer treatment than ECMO, and thus reimbursement policies have not "caught up" to the fact that the therapy is now more widely used. "Many therapies and life-saving equipment readily accepted by society are quite costly," said Maria Hardin, vice presiden...

New study in Pediatrics shows nitric oxide therapy for newborns effective and cost saving

...is is based in large part on the fact that it is a newer treatment than ECMO, and thus reimbursement policies have not "caught up" to the fact that the therapy is now more widely used. "Many therapies and life-saving equipment readily accepted by society are quite costly," said Maria Hardin, vice presiden...

The NCOA and The Epilepsy Foundation launch initiative to educate about epilepsy in the elderly

...his population. One recent study found one of the newer antiepileptic drugs was highly effective in preventing seizures without interacting with other medications for more than 70 percent of the elderly patients evaluated. Finding a treatment that controls seizures and provides few side effects is impor...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet December 16, 2003

.... Others were older and did not contain data about newer sunscreens with SPFs greater than 15, protection against ultraviolet A radiation, and/or water resistance. The authors say their new analysis found a few studies in which sunscreen was associated with protection from melanoma....

Antibiotic use on swine farms increases efficiency, profits

...duction approaches. A preliminary analysis of even newer data, she said, suggests that productivity and profit estimates may be somewhat higher, though still not as high as those found in the Iowa State research. The newly published study suggests that a ban on antibiotic use, as has occurred in Denmark...

U-M study: Doctors more likely to prescribe pricey new blood pressure drugs

...rs were thought to have more side effects than the newer calcium channel blockers and ACE inhibitors. Further, doctors who favored prescribing the more expensive drugs were more likely to give patients free drug samples from pharmaceutical representatives. "These new, more expensive medications are being m...

Tiny nanotube antennas may yield better signals in cell phones, televisions

...nology, a signal processing technique used in many newer phones that allows listeners to switch to different channels for clearer signals and to prevent others from eavesdropping. Arrays of the tiny tubes could also process image pixel data, leading to improved television images, including flat-panel disp...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, January 6, 2004

...iabetes and abnormal cholesterol levels. So-called newer or non-traditional risk factors include abnormal l... severe kidney disease. The authors found that the newer CVD risk factors occurred frequently in the two groups with kidney disease. Since the death rate fro...

Study finds new antibiotic effective for diabetic foot infections

...se to most diabetic foot infections. Unlike other newer antibiotics for MRSA and VRE, linezolid can be given orally, as well as intravenously, making it suitable for outpatient use. "The approval of this drug for appropriately selected diabetic foot infections is important because it may reduce the need ...

Harmless virus associated with longer life for some HIV-positive men

... group of individuals before the widespread use of newer AIDS drugs in highly active antiretroviral therapy. The researchers analyzed survival of the HIV-positive men based on whether they did or did not have GBV-C infection in their early blood sample. Using only the early blood sample data, the research...

Study looks at cost of high blood pressure therapy

...ients, might influence physicians to prescribe the newer drugs. Another factor is the effect of clinical trial data published in medical journals. "Most of these studies are conducted with newer, brand-name drugs rather than older, generic drugs," Stafford said. Stafford's co-author is Tseday Alehegn....

Aggressive heart therapies still underused, despite blood chemical status

...ity," Newby said. "Paradoxically, the early use of newer anti-platelet drugs and invasive procedures among troponin-positive patients appears biased by CK-MB status despite this risk pattern." Newby said that recognition of these risk differences may contribute to more appropriate use of antiplatlet therap...

Going low tech, low cost to ease the terrors of dementia

...ns, reality therapy, and restraints. Now there are newer medications that have fewer side effects, and there is greater medical understanding of Alzheimer's and other causes of dementia. But mainly, people are generally medicated less, and worked with more intensively." Any nursing home worker is familiar...

Fish oil supplements may contain flame retardants

... findings will stimulate further research into the newer pollutants to better protect the public and the environment," she says. "Regulatory authorities conduct food-monitoring programs for dioxins and PCBs, but far less so for other contaminants." Regulations should also consider other potential routes of...

Exemestane beats tamoxifen in first phase III head to head trial in advanced breast cancer

...only phase III trial to compare tamoxifen with the newer hormone treatment exemestane in advanced breast cancer shows that exemestane is safe, superior and lengthens progression-free survival. The median progression-free survival for patients taking exemestane was 10.9 months compared with 6.7 months for t...

Teen-rated video games loaded with violence

...s also played 9 video games released since then on newer consoles. One author videotaped at least one hour of game play for each game, which the study authors coded for different measures of violence and the depiction of blood. The study authors encourage physicians, particularly pediatricians and speciali...

New calculator provides more accurate estimates of colon cancer survival

...rmation and as data about additional benefits from newer adjuvant chemotherapy regimens become available. ...ance, he says, "If a physician is convinced that a newer chemotherapy regimen is more beneficial than the ones studied in the randomized clinical trials we r...

Antidepressants are not safe for children

...s BMJ uncover disturbing shortcomings in trials of newer antidepressants in this patient group. They conclu... depression. They reviewed six published trials of newer antidepressants in children. They analysed each study's methods and the extent to which authors' con...

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(Date:4/24/2014)... Foundation has awarded LSU Health Sciences Center New ... grant in the amount of $295,635. The funding ... social and educational backgrounds, underrepresented in the sciences, ... project will provide students with training for 10 ... will be led by Principal Investigator Dr. Fern ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... TORONTO, April 24, 2014 Pregnant immigrants from ... require increased monitoring during pregnancy, according to new ... published today in the British Journal of ... preeclampsia and eclampsia rates among immigrants and native-born ... Canada (Ontario), Denmark, Sweden, Spain (Catalonia and Valencia) ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued ... Therapy for Endometrial Cancer: An ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline," ... in the treatment of endometrial cancer. The guideline,s ... issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), ... full-length guideline is available as an open-access article ...
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(Date:4/23/2014)... the potential health benefits of probiotics, antioxidants and other ... And the chemical industry is getting in on the ... deter growth, so the industry is responding with clinical ... cover story in Chemical & Engineering News ... Society. , Melody M. Bomgardner, a senior editor at ...
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