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Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications

...e foundation for further studies into non-systemic options for the treatment of OA pain." Lidoderm is topical analgesic patch, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 to treat the pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), a chronic condition resulting from nerve damage cause...

UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race

... ways patients can choose physicians may be potent options for reducing disparities."...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... patients can choose physicians may be more potent options for reducing disparities than simply increasing the number of minority physicians and attempting to teach cultural competence. Patients' Beliefs about Racism, Preferences for Physician Race, and Satisfaction with Care By Frederick M. Chen, M.D., M...

Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment

...pecific Antigen (PSA) test. However, the treatment options for prostate cancer radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation, and brachytherapy have no evidence of clear mortality benefit over expectant treatment (i.e., observation). Moreover, the treatments can lead to serious side effects, including uri...

Risky surgery not always necessary to treat cervical disease

...2005 - Revolutionary advancements in the treatment options for diseases associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) now include nonsurgical options such as chemoprevention and vaccines. A review of these methods is published in the latest issue of...

Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development

... development of more effective long-term treatment options for patients." The study, titled "Mutant V599EB-Raf Regulates Growth and Vascular Development of Malignant Melanoma Tumors," appeared in the March 15, 2005, issue of Cancer Research. The job of normal non-mutated B-Raf is to relay signals from the c...

Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma

...ain a proper diagnosis of the condition. Treatment options for childhood asthma can be broken down into two categories controllers and quick-relief (bronchodilators). ICS, which are controller medication with anti-inflammatory properties, may help prevent asthma exacerbations and control asthma when taken ...

Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH

...y short or straight. This conference will explore options and approaches for meeting this challenge while protecting human subjects." The "critical path" of medical product development includes the process and crucial steps that determine whether and how quickly a medical discovery becomes a reliable devi...

Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000

...ble with cosmetic surgery by discussing procedural options and showing Hispanic patients and plastic surgeons." With the number of Hispanics opting for cosmetic surgery increasing, it is ever important for patients to learn what to look for when choosing a plastic surgeon and operating facility. "Hispanic pa...

Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures

...many cosmetic patients is to turn to less invasive options for facial procedures, plastic surgeons are seeing patients choose invasive procedures when dealing with lower body contouring. Rather than liposuction to contour the lower body, patients are turning to procedures like thigh lifts, up 45 percent in ...

Mayo Clinic discovers 'new pathway' against pancreatic cancer

...r is aggressive, spreads rapidly and few treatment options are available, researchers welcome any promising leads for improving diagnosis and therapy....

Dealing with conflict in caring for the dying patient

...ers' concerns, respond empathetically and look for options that meet the needs of both parties. If the conflict still exists, it may be necessary to involve an impartial person who can act as a mediator. "Dealing with conflict is a critical skill for physicians," says Dr. Arnold. "Recognizing and dealing wit...

Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans

...are infrastructure, which offers limited treatment options and underutilizes effective treatments. Still, the incidence of breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa is small at 20 per 100,000 compared to 90 per 100,000 people in the West. The reason for this geographic disparity has much to do with protective beha...

Breakthrough in medical research: New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

...zerland. "Until now, there have been few treatment options for glioblastoma patients," says Dr. Gregory Cairncross, a pioneer in neurooncology research and one of the study's primary investigators and head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. "The resul...

Study examines consequences of Thailand's 'war on drugs'

...submit to drug treatment or face arrest. Treatment options include enlistment in newly established drug treatment camps. For the study, the researchers followed 165 injection drug users who took part in another study conducted in 2002. The study found that the war on drugs had a greater impact in rural commu...

Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit

...ged clinical benefit in patients who have no other options for the treatment of severe angina. These results are cause for encouragement, and we are now conducting the largest double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of its kind to confirm these findings." Dr. Richard A. Schatz, Co-Chairman of the Division ...

Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month

...ymptoms, prevention, early detection and treatment options for colorectal cancer, Northwestern Memorial Hospi...roper education as to state-of -the -art treatment options currently available, many patients are more afraid of the surgical procedure than of the disease its...

Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients

...gs (diuretics). Implantable devices are the latest options in preventing arrhythmias that can lead to sudden death, with CRT-Ds being the latest technology. CRT-Ds perform two main functions. First, the devices electrically stimulate both sides of the heart in coordinated fashion, which optimizes the contrac...

Some HIV patients at risk of exhausting treatment options

...he authors. However, for a small number, treatment options are in danger of becoming exhausted. New drugs with low toxicity, which are not associated with cross resistance to existing drugs, are urgently needed for such patients, they conclude....

Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved

... studies, examining the cost and effect of varying options for saving the lives of newborns in Ethiopia, Madagascar, and one large state in India. Lead author Dr Rudolf Knippenberg (UNICEF) comments: "In the very countries with the highest burden of neonatal deaths, coverage of cost-effective interventions i...

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