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NHLBI researchers find long-acting beta-agonists not as effective as inhaled corticosteroids in treating persistent asthma

...) in the treatment of adults with mild-to-moderate persistent asthma. The scientists found that using LABS ...ICS alone in treating adults with mild-to-moderate persistent asthma. However, when LABS are used regularly to supplement treatment with ICS, they can improve as...

Popular asthma drug inadequate when used alone, new study shows

...ng this impression." "People with mild to moderate persistent asthma - and that is about 75 percent of asthma patients - need medication that addresses the underlying inflammation if they are to keep their asthma under control." The research is published in the current (May 23) issue of The Journal of the Ameri...

Webcast: Opio-phobia and its impact on the undertreatment of pain

...han a fifth of the world's population suffers from persistent pain. And while most people's pain can be managed effectively, nearly half do not receive adequate treatment -- in part due to misperceptions about the safety and efficacy of opioid analgesics, widely considered one of the most effective types of th...

Pelvic floor exercises can reduce incontinence in women

Conservative management of persistent postnatal urinary and faecal incontinence: randomi...J. Three months after giving birth, 747 women with persistent urinary incontinence were randomly allocated to two groups. At five, seven and nine months after del...

Statisticians seek clues to what causes disease clusters

...er cases, but we cannot conclusively say this is a persistent pattern across the whole state of Texas." Sherman is beginning work on another epidemiological study, addressing whether a pregnant woman's exposure to pesticides might cause leukemia in her children. Specifically, Sherman and his collaborator Susan...

Women & asthma: New survey reveals heavy toll on health, emotions and lifestyle

...arly two out of three (65 percent) women with mild persistent asthma (according to an assessment of sympto...that women are more likely than men to have severe persistent asthma , have had a sudden severe attack in the past year, have had an urgent care visit for asthma ...

Breakthrough pain in cancer associated with need for increased medical services, higher medical costs

...Breakthrough pain generally has the same source as persistent pain causes can range from the cancer itself to cancer treatments. STUDY RESULTS AND METHODOLOGY According to the findings, more than half of the patients surveyed (53 percent; 527 patients) had experienced pain since being diagnosed with cancer....

Scleroderma research receives a boost from multiple NIH grants

...e State University, Detroit. This project examines persistent bacterial infection of the skin or small blood vessels as a potential cause of scleroderma. Results could lead to treatments that target the bacterial infection. Studies of Collagen Gene Regulation in Two Murine Models of Sclerode...

Multimillion-dollar pain research center funded at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Better management of persistent nerve-injury pain through a better understanding of how pain medicines operate is the goal of a new $6.1 million research center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The Center for the Study of Pharmacologic Plasticity in the Presence ...

Concerta approved for ADHD in first European market

...of school-age children. ADHD is characterised by a persistent inability to concentrate and pay attention, as well as by chronic hyperactivity and uncontrolled impulsiveness. The long-term results may include dysfunctional relationships with family and peers, poor academic achievement, and difficulty in obtainin...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March (first issue)

...ionExamination Survey (NHAMES III). (COPD involves persistent obstruction of the airways caused by either emphysema or chronic bronchitis.) In the United States and the industrialized world, these illnesses are caused by smoking. Approximately 17 million people in the U.S. are affected. According to a 1995 s...

Hormone therapy for breast cancer - the treatments of the future

...ulate the ovaries and appear to achieve immediate, persistent and complete ovarian suppression. To my knowledge these have not yet been tested in breast cancer, but they clearly have potential for treating breast cancer in younger women so now we need to investigate these drugs in breast cancer patients," said ...

Long-term use of oral contraceptives could increase risk of cervical cancer for women with HPV

...raceptives and HPV. They could help women who have persistent HPV infection to balance the benefits (prevention of pregnancy and cancers of the ovary and uterus) and harms of long-term oral contraceptive use, and suggest that long-term users of oral contraceptives should be included in cervical screening progra...

Agricultural fungicide could cause irreversible immune system damage

...lts indicate that brief exposures to TPT can cause persistent suppression of human immune system function, Whalen emphasized. Although Whalen thinks that most of the TPT levels that agricultural workers are exposed to in the field are probably below what her group tested in the lab, Its hard to know what real-l...

Survey identifies drugs most likely to be found in the environment

...e to give them a basis to guess whats likely to be persistent and whats likely to be used in great quantities and therefore likely to be out there in the environment also. Research into the fate of pharmaceuticals in the environment got a kick-start in this country from similar studies done in Europe several ye...

University of Pittsburgh transplant researchers present findings at international meeting

...entify lung transplant recipients at high risk for persistent and recurrent cellular rejection, it may also offer clues about who may be at risk for developing chronic rejection, one of the most serious complications of lung transplantation. ( A more detailed news release is also available. )...

Test identifies patients at risk for severe organ rejection, say Univ. of Pittsburgh researchers

...ion of lung transplant recipients at high risk for persistent and recurrent cellular rejection, a known risk factor for chronic rejection," reported Alin Girnita, M.D., a transplant immunology fellow at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. With chronic rejection, air cannot pass through the lungs br...

Drug reduces hallucinations and improves cognitive performance for Parkinson's patients

..., 12 patients with established Parkinsons disease, persistent hallucinations and moderate cognitive impairment were given rivastigmine for six weeks at maximum tolerated doses before withdrawal. On drug treatment, we saw significant improvements regarding these patients hallucinations and cognitive abilities, ...

Still no effective treatment for post-lyme disease symptoms

...ith antibiotic treatment, some patients experience persistent fatigue and cognitive dysfunction. In a study pre...ized clinical trial, 55 Lyme disease patients with persistent severe fatigue were randomly assigned to receive the ceftriaxone or a placebo. Although patients as...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April (second issue)

...NATAL PULMONARY HYPERTENSION In an animal model of persistent neonatal pulmonary hypertension, a serious killer ...me produces acute lung disease with rapid onset of persistent pulmonary hypertension. Currentmanagement of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn inclu...

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