Tag: "pill" at medical news
Diabetes patients with low literacy more likely to have poorly controlled disease
...ad difficulties that ranged from reading labels on pill
bottles and interpreting blood sugar values or dosing schedules, to comprehending appointment slips, educational brochures and websites, or informed-consent documents. Prior research has demonstrated that poor health literacy is common in health care...
Strategies allow for drug-free transplants, report researchers at international congress
...ns to rejection, requiring just one anti-rejection pill
once a week instead of the usual two or three pill...to the researchers, having their patients take one pill
two or three times a week for up to a year is a reasonable goal before complete withdrawal would be ...
Stanford researcher to find cure for widespread Celiac disease
...7, 2002 In an effort to find a safe and effective pill
to treat the widespread disease Celiac Sprue, Stan... Foundation. Notwithstanding the need for a Celiac pill
to cure the disease, this problem has escaped the attention of the pharmaceutical industry thus far....
Pill may prevent stent complication that re-blocks arteries
...rsity of Chicago, writes that finding an effective pill
to prevent restenosis would "allow more flexibility in a choice of the type of stent to be used. It could also be used as an adjunct in very high risk cases or recurrent restenosis. It's also possible that an effective oral agent might reduce the n...
M. D. Anderson breast cancer prevention study reaches three-year mark
...of a thousand miles, Mary Watson-Ellyson hopes the pill
she's taken daily for the last three years possibly has started her on the road to breast cancer prevention--and peace of mind for women everywhere. In 1999, Watson-Ellyson was the first woman to enroll in the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR...
New strategy may protect brain against stroke, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
...developed, the drugs can either be used as an oral pill
or intravenously, depending on how quickly they need to be administered. The National Institute on Aging provided funding for this study. Dr. Greig's associates in this study were Xiaoxiang Zhu, Ph.D., Qian-sheng Yu, Ph.D., Roy G. Cutler, M.S., Carst...
Multiple characteristics of HAART affect adherence
...ents (12 percent), diet restrictions (11 percent), pill
size (10 percent); number of refills (9 percent) n...ove adherence than a BID regimen consisting of one pill
per dose when multiple attributes of HAART regimens were considered simultaneously. This seems to be...
Drug beats sleep?
...tirring up a debate about the dangers of popping a pill
to counter a sleep-deprived lifestyle. Provigil, as the drug is known in the US and Britain, is approved for treating the daytime sleepiness associated with the rare condition called narcolepsy, which makes people fall asleep involuntarily. But last ...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, November 5, 2002
...those who took methotrexate and a placebo or dummy pill
(Article, p. 726). About 90 percent of both groups reported some side effects, but diarrhea and abnormal liver tests were more common with combined therapy than with methotrexate alone. The authors caution that patients should receive careful monitor...
Bupropion triples quit rates among women and formerly depressed smokers, study shows
...e using a placebo tablet. The women on the placebo pill
reported more negative mood than the men in that g...nce rates among those treated with both the active pill
and active patch were not significantly higher than rates produced by the antidepressant alone, alth...
Morphine-like painkiller appears to be less addictive
...tered by injection, developing the drug as an oral pill
is now under consideration, he says. The Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation funded this study....
Colonoscopy far more cost-effective against colon cancer than promising Cox II drugs, study predicts
...ut even more costly. "Rather than wait to see if a pill
can protect you, it makes much more sense to follow the advice that's already out there: Get a colonoscopy every five to ten years according to your risk, because this relatively simple procedure can help save your life," says co-author James Scheima...
New study shows green algae extract boosts flu vaccine
... taking a carbohydrate extract of a green algae in pill
form, Respondin, significantly boosted the immune response to the flu vaccine in people 50-55 years of age, the young baby boomers. The research team's findings comprise the first published human study showing how a derivative of a food source algae...
Most resistance to Anti-HIV drugs created by good pill-taking patients
...co. The participants, who consented to unannounced pill
counts to measure adherence, were all on anti-HIV regimens taking three or more antiretrovirals. Pill counts were conducted, unannounced, every three to six weeks over a 12-month period at the participant's usual place of residence. Blood was drawn m...
Wrist bands can ease cancer nausea, especially for patients who expect them to work
...hemselves did little or nothing, just as a placebo pill
does nothing by itself." While there have been several studies noting positive anti-nausea results from pressure and stimulation bands, Roscoe had long wondered whether the effects could be due to the placebo effect an improvement in a patient's co...
UB begins groundbreaking study on 'net effect' on patients of HIV treatments, other drugs
...V, methadone for heroin addiction, a birth control pill
and an antidepressant. For some AIDS patients, this is a daily medication regimen. Others take drugs to treat diabetes, opportunistic infections and side effects of antiretrovirals, while still others abuse alcohol, cocaine or heroin. How do all of...
UGA researchers find caffeine reduces muscle pain during exercise
.... Participants in the study took either a caffeine pill
or a placebo pill
one hour before the exercise. The riders reported feeling substantially less pain in their thigh mus...
New clinical research study evaluates novel cell therapy
...tion wears off, requiring patients to take another pill
and wait until their symptoms subside again."In the pilot clinical study, which tested the preliminary safety and efficacy of the treatment, the six patients knew that they were receiving the RPE cells. The current STEPS study is an expanded, placeb...
Interim analysis comparing TDF to EFV in combination with 3TC + ABC
...rmulations that provide flexibility while reducing pill
burden and dosing frequency," said Doug Manion, M.D., vice president of clinical development, GSK. "The study arm using the investigational co-formulation of ABC/3TC with EFV showed good virologic responses and it is continuing unchanged. GSK is co...
UCSF begins study testing antiviral drug tenofovir to prevent HIV infection
...nofovir or a placebo. Participants will take one pill
a day for 12 months. At the beginning and once a month during the trial, study subjects will receive counseling to reduce risky behavior, free condoms, and free screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Participants will be tested...
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