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Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

...the authors write. The most common strategies were switching to a generic drug, using office samples and discontinuing nonessential medicines. "Further work is needed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of these strategies," the authors conclude. (Arch Intern Med. 2005; 165: 633 636. Available post-emba...

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

...child's health care professional. If your child is switching to Pulmicort Respules from an oral (syrup or pill) corticosteroid, carefully follow the health care professional's instructions. This will help your child avoid health risks that may be linked with stopping the use of oral corticosteroids. For more i...

Simpler blood thinning medication effective for preventing blood clots and stroke

...ntraindications to anticoagulation. "We found that switching therapy for a patient with atrial fibrillation and low bleeding risk from warfarin to ximelagatran would increase survival modestly (0.12 quality-adjusted life-year [QALY]) at a substantial cost. In the base case, the cost per QALY gained would be $1...

Stat5 protein inhibits spread of breast cancer cells

... Rui's laboratory is exploring alternative ways of switching Stat5 back on in breast cancer. The results of this study support related research done last year by Rui and his colleagues: In a study that was published in the June 1, 2004 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the team identified Stat5 as...

Longer cardiac rehab programs necessary, says U of T study

...future cardiac events, such as quitting smoking or switching to a low-fat diet. In the study, 623 male patients with coronary heart disease were randomized to one of two programs. The first used weekly supervised exercise sessions over 52 weeks, while the second used weekly supervised sessions for 26 weeks fol...

Penn researchers add more evidence to demonstrate role of COX inhibitors in heart-disease risk

... says FitzGerald. "While low-dose aspirin works by switching off TxA2, a TxA2 blocker might act in subtle, but importantly different ways. However, in so far as it mimics the effects of low-dose aspirin, these results would have disturbing implications for patients at high cardiovascular risk treated with aspi...

What is driving the rise in over the counter drugs?

...was the main motive behind the recent high profile switching of two other drugs - omeprazole for stomach ulcers in Sweden and the antihistamine loratadine in the US. The number of drugs being switched from prescription to over the counter availability is likely to continue to rise, and healthcare funders are l...

Hypertension: On the Pill? Tell your dentist

...e. Discontinuing the use of birth control pills or switching to a lower estrogen dose can reduce blood pressure. "These findings are important for women and will help dentists better understand how patients, including those on birth control pills, may be at risk to develop hypertension," says Dr. Aubertin. Ty...

Pet scans detect brain differences in people at risk for Alzheimer's

...compensate for early damage done by Alzheimer's by switching to an alternate brain network to complete the task. It could also be that their different genetic makeup results in different patterns of brain activity. In previous studies, Dr Scarmeas has demonstrated APOE-related changes in brain activity in pat...

Outstanding efficacy of Crestor (TM) in treating range of patient populations at risk of CVD

...atients new to statin treatment and also for those switching to CRESTOR from other statins regardless of prior dose....

CRESTOR leads in 1st international prospective study of statins in the metabolic syndrome

...atients new to statin treatment and also for those switching to CRESTOR from other statins regardless of prior dose. AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. I...

ASU researchers demonstrate new nanotech effect - moving water molecules by light

...e the basic principles of surface amplification of switching are understood." The ASU team now is working to design a device that can move drugs dissolved in water, or droplets of water and samples that need to be tested for environmental or biochemical analyses. Another potential application is reducing the...

We weren't made to multitask

...take as much as twice as long to respond than when switching more slowly. Using MRI technology, Jiang, Saxe and Kanwisher examined subjects' brain activity while performing these tasks. They observed no increase in the sort of activity that would be involved in keeping two thought processes separate when subje...

'Reduced exposure' tobacco products lessen carcinogen exposure, but medicinal nicotine better

...gen exposure in people. To evaluate the effects of switching to these products, Dorothy K. Hatsukami, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center in Minneapolis, and colleagues measured carcinogen uptake in 54 users of smokeless tobacco and 51 cigarette smokers who switc...

Kadian alleviated chronic pain in patients unsuccessfully treated with well-known therapies

...ed," said Dr. Weil. "In this study, we found that switching to the longer-acting opioid Kadian can improve pai... the prescribing information for each drug. After switching to Kadian, statistically significant improvements were seen at week four, when the patients' mean pa...

Study shows possible link between Parkinson's medication and cardiac valve disease

...ey are available, consideration should be given to switching patients to an alternate dopamine agonist," concludes Dewey....

1st data show CRESTOR highly effective at lowering LDL-C in patients with type 2 diabetes

...atients new to statin treatment and also for those switching to CRESTOR from other statins regardless of prior dose. AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. I...

New study demonstrates key benefits of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) in young adults with schizophrenia

... acting injection) 1. The most common reasons for switching those patients to risperidone long-acting injectio...a in Davos, Switzerland. "The research shows that switching these young adults to risperidone long acting injection improves further symptom control, reduces si...

A common cleanser is cheaper and faster way to separate DNA for genetic analysis

...and half with TBE or TAE," says Brody. "It's like switching from a dial-up modem to a high-speed Internet connection. You never want to go back." Cost per gel of sodium boric acid is $0.07 as compared with TAE $0.27 and TBE $0.67. The scientists estimate industry savings of $37 million annually based on th...

Evidence that memories are consolidated during sleep

...They will also genetically manipulate the animals, switching off specific genes to attempt to affect neural circuitry involved in memory storage....

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