Tag: "selective" at medical news
OHSU researcher says FDA could broaden access to results of clinical drug trials
...The two most frequently suggested remedies for the selective
reporting of clinical trials results have been to register all clinical trials and to make their results publicly available. "Registries have been called for since 1974," said Turner, "and hundreds have already been established." However, said Turner...
Patient protection laws don't favor health providers
...that the laws do not deter health plans from being selective
about which providers they include, do not create significant barriers to terminating providers and do not greatly improve the economic situation of providers. "We found that managed care patient protection laws do not advance the agendas of provider...
Sudden death from stress linked to wonky signals in the brain
...sudden heart problems, but we hope to develop more selective
treatments that eliminate the need to dampen emotional responses in order to reduce the risk of arrhythmia and sudden death."...
Acupuncture relieves pain and improves function in knee osteoarthritis
...uding anti-inflammatory medications, such as COX-2 selective
inhibitors, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and opioid pain relievers. "For the first time, a clinical trial with sufficient rigor, size, and duration has shown that acupuncture reduces the pain and functional impairment of osteoarthritis ...
Novartis announces collaboration with Bayer for EMSELEX
...ovartis Pharma GmbH. EMSELEX, a new once-daily M3 selective
receptive antagonist (M3 SRA) recently received Ma...ew effective drug for the treatment of OAB that is selective
for the M3 receptors in the bladder, with proven efficacy, good tolerability and with a well establi...
Paper of the Year 2004
...ton and colleagues' for their systematic review of selective
serotonin-reuptake inhibitors in childhood depression published in the April 2004 issue. Lancet Editor Richard Horton comments: "This study commanded strong support among the journal's editors. It was not only the paper of the year. It was part of t...
Study finds women hesitant to take tamoxifen as preventive measure
...e." Tamoxifen belongs to a class of drugs known as selective
estrogen receptor modulators or SERMS, which work by preventing the hormone estrogen from binding to breast cancer cells, and thereby helping to halt the growth of these cancerous cells. Prophylactic use of tamoxifen has been shown to reduce the risk...
Selective coatings create biological sensors from carbon nanotubes
...ng together into useless clumps, it also acts as a selective
site where glucose will bind and generate hydrogen...at it is possible to tailor the surface to make it selective
to a particular analyte," Strano said. "There are whole classes of analytes that can be detected in...
Brain can be trained to process sound in alternate way, study shows
...t rats contained groups of neurons that had become selective
for specific volume levels -- they fired only at t...rt rats, however, the overall response rate of the selective
neurons increased until the sound reached a loudness threshold of 40 decibels -- and then leveled of...
Another step towards understanding the causes of narcolepsy
...issing link that connects an autoimmune process to selective
loss of hypocretin neurons and the development of narcolepsy. A clinically useful assay could lead to earlier diagnosis and improve the likelihood for effective use of immunomodulators, hypocretin agonists, or perhaps a preventive strategy before los...
Chemical cousin of anti-anxiety drugs holds promise for psoriasis treatment
...t the problem with those drugs is that they're not selective
for the disease-causing cells. They affect normal cells as well, and repeated use over time can lead to tissue destruction," said Gary Glick, who is the Werner E. Bachmann Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and a professor of biological chemistry in t...
New research tool aids study of national well-being
...," they wrote. It also relies less on respondents' selective
memory and provides a better picture of how people budget their time. The study also supports previous findings that money does not buy happiness, the researchers said. The income and education levels of the respondents had less impact on the e...
Antidepressants may increase risk of abnormal bleeding
CHICAGO New users of selective
serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs, a type of antidepressant) have an increased risk of being admitted to the hospital for abnormal bleeding, according to an article in the November 22 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Arc...
Estrogen-associated COX-2 pathways explain protection from heart disease in female mice
...ding traditional NSAIDs. Of particular concern for selective
inhibitors of COX-2 would be for patients with juv... cardiovascular risk during chronic treatment with selective
COX-2 inhibitors. This study provides insight into how this risk might occur and identifies potentia...
Chemoprevention backgrounder: Working for a future of cancer chemoprevention
...inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), calcium compounds and selective
estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). The research...on success story to date - the use of tamoxifen, a selective
estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), to ward off recurrence of breast cancer. M. D. Anderson, as a si...
Common antidepressant may affect youth's bone development
...l of Medicine. Researchers looked at the effect of selective
serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on bone accrual in growing mice. The findings showed a reduction in bone mass and size in the mice administered an SSRI. "These findings indicate a potential negative impact of SSRIs on the skeleton and point to...
Leading tobacco manufacturer conceals links to tobacco research facility
...d health should be aware of what appears to be the selective
nature of what is eventually published by some scientists with links to the industry, and the evidence that sometimes mechanisms appear to have been used to disguise these links. Any research in this field must involve full disclosure of competing in...
Britain should adopt universal hepatitis B immunisation
...dual rights were considered paramount, a policy of selective
immunisation of high-risk groups, such as health care workers, homosexual men, and drug addicts, has been followed. However, this approach has failed to provide adequate coverage in Britain and should be replaced by universal immunisation, writes Nic...
Cognitive behavioral therapy combined with antidepressant effective in treating adolescent OCD
...nt". Zoloft (sertraline) is a commonly prescribed selective
serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which elicits its effects by increasing the activity of serotnin in the brain. CBT includes helping the children confront anxiety-evoking situations and refraining from performing compulsions in order to learn th...
Combination therapy, not medication alone, most effective for treating children with OCD
...ess of short-term CBT or medical management with a selective
serotonin reuptake inhibitor (such as sertraline, an antidepressant). However, little is known about their relative and combined efficacy. CBT is a form of psychotherapy that helps patients change their thought patterns and behaviors related to obse...
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