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Understanding Why Antibiotics May Be Over-prescribed For Patients With Sore Throats

...ners' and patients' perceptions of antibiotics for sore throats) General practitioners are increasingly prescribing antibiotics for patients with sore throats in spite of growing clinical evidence that these drugs alleviate symptoms only slightly, if ...

Faster Relief From Influenza Symptoms For 'High Risk' And Otherwise Healthy Patients With Inhaled Zanamivir

...nd a score of'none' or 'mild' for headache, cough, sore throat and myalgia. Zanamivirreduced the severity of all these symptoms and loss of appetite as confirmed bythe investigator's assessment. High risk and otherwise healthyzanamivir-treated patients experienced relief from symptoms two and a half day...

Two studies compare triple nucleoside therapy Ziagen® + Combivir® with protease inhibitorplus Combivir® regimens in therapy-naive patients

...ld watch for symptoms such as shortness of breath, sore throat or cough. The diagnosis of hypersensitivity reaction should be carefully considered for patients presenting with symptoms of acute respiratory disease, even if other respiratory diagnoses such as pneumonia, bronchitis or flu-like illnesses ar...

New dental anesthetic promises better pain control for patients

...the anesthetized subjects felt sore in the jaw. "Although mannitol is inert and does not interact chemically with either the anesthetic agent or body fluids, high concentrations of it tend to remove water from the surrounding ...

Study compares efficacy and adherence to triple nucleoside therapy Ziagen + Combivir with protease inhibitor plus Combivir regimens in therapy-nave

...ld watch for symptoms such as shortness of breath, sore throat or cough. Patients experiencing these symptoms should stop taking Ziagen® and contact their physician immediately. To avoid a delay in diagnosis and minimize the risk of a life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction, Ziagen® should be ...

Duke orthopedic surgeon bucks conventional wisdom; develops surgical approach for broken collarbones

...n't sleep on my left side without waking up with a sore shoulder," he said. "Since the surgery, I have been able to lift weights without pain andactually gain muscle." ...

UCSF begins clinical trials for new bionic ear for profoundly deaf adults

...res an overnight stay. "The patient's head can be sore for a few days, but the results may change lives," Lalwani said. "When the outside device is turned on a month later, it is specifically programmed for each patient to hear sounds, perhaps for the first time. If a person has never heard the sound o...

HRT could protect against leg ulcers

...s likely to develop a venous leg ulcer or pressure sore than women who did not use HRT. David Margolis comments: We have shown that HRT users older than 65 years are about 3040% less likely to develop a venous leg ulcer or a pressure ulcer than non-users. We view this finding as early evidence that HRT co...

NIAID study results support diluting smallpox vaccine stockpile to stretch supply

...rial responded with a vaccine take, a blister-like sore at the injection site that serves as an indirect measure of the vaccines effectiveness. A report describing these findings appears online today at The New England Journal of Medicine Web site ( http://www.nejm.org ). The article will appear in the A...

New cold treatment developed at the University of Virginia

...nny nose. The other ingredient, ibuprofen, reduces sore throat, coughing and headache, because it -- like ...verity of sneezing, runny nose, nasal obstruction, sore throat, cough and headache. They also had less nasal mucus production, nasal tissue use and virus co...

Developer of anthrax quick test finds similar test for strep throat

... be a cost-effective strategy in the management of sore throat, independent of the issues surrounding anti...orted. Characteristic symptoms are sudden onset of sore throat, pain on swallowing, fever, headache, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting; uncharacteristic s...

Generalized anxiety disorder linked to peptic ulcer disease

...rry, dread and lack of energy. A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or small intestine. More than 25 million Americans suffer from an ulcer during their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Goodwin and Stein found that generalized anxiety disorder was ass...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, September 2, 2003

...a and vomiting more often indicated anthrax, while sore throat and runny nose more often indicated viral infection. After a large-scale bioterrorist attack, mass screening based on the criteria identified in this study could aid in rapidly identifying patients who might have inhalational anthrax in a sit...

Study evaluates Abacavir, Lamivudine and Efavirenz versus Zidovudine, Lamivudine and Efavirenz

... respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, sore throat or cough. To avoid a delay in diagnosis and minimize the risk of a life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction, abacavir should be permanently discontinued if hypersensitivity cannot be ruled out, even when other diagnoses are possible (e.g. a...

Study assessing once daily Abacavir (ABC) in a once daily ART regimen

... respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, sore throat or cough. To avoid a delay in diagnosis and minimize the risk of a life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction, abacavir should be permanently discontinued if hypersensitivity cannot be ruled out, even when other diagnoses are possible (e.g. a...

Interim analysis comparing TDF to EFV in combination with 3TC + ABC

... respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, sore throat or cough. To avoid a delay in diagnosis and minimize the risk of a life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction, abacavir should be permanently discontinued if hypersensitivity cannot be ruled out, even when other diagnoses are possible (e.g. a...

No rationale for giving penicillin for a sore throat

Most children should not be given penicillin for a sore throat, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Dutch r...4-15 who visited their family doctor with a severe sore throat. The children were randomly assigned to penicillin for seven days, penicillin for three days ...

Mouth sores: Common complaints of students

... medical problem can trigger canker sores. Canker sore treatment includes over-the-counter oral anestheti... virus (HSV-1) and are highly contagious. "A cold sore progresses through different stages and the infected individual is contagious through the entire pro...

Study evaluates various strategies for diagnosis and treatment of sore throat

...various guidelines and strategies for treatment of sore throat provides information that may help optimize...the article, recent guidelines for management of a sore throat (pharyngitis) vary in their recommendations concerning antibiotic treatment and the need for ...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2004

...ers had elevated symptoms, such as eye irritation, sore throat, daily cough, and nasal congestion. The study appears in the April issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. *NOTE: The embargo for this study lifted April 6, 4 PM Eastern. WTC IRONWORKERS AFFLICTE...

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