Tag: "therapies" at medical news
Current interventions fall short for smoking cessation
...the lack of robust effects of nicotine replacement therapies
for smoking cessation," the researchers said. "Although it would be counterproductive to suggest that smokers switch to [nicotine-free] cigarettes for a prolonged period of time, it may be fruitful to provide a limited number of these cigarettes to s...
New combination treatment for hepatitis C may be more effective than standard of care
...e UNC liver program is dedicated to studying novel therapies
for viral hepatitis, other chronic liver diseases, and transplantation....
PET scans identify breast-cancer patients who will respond to hormone therapy
...ced breast cancer are likely to respond to hormone therapies
such as tamoxifen. Using PET scans, we were able to predict within two weeks who was responding to hormone therapy, said Joanne Mortimer, M.D., professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. That is very significant. If doctors ...
Webcast: Opio-phobia and its impact on the undertreatment of pain
...dely considered one of the most effective types of therapies
for moderate to severe pain . WHO: Participants in the media briefing will include: - Daniel Carr, MD, Saltonstall Professor of Pain Research at New England Medical Center, Boston, Mass. - Wilfried Ilias, MD, head of anesthesiology and intensiv...
New study of first successful targeted therapy for breast cancer launched; Thousands of volunteers sought
...involves 1,500 clinical investigators who test new therapies
for breast cancer. The most recent and comprehensi...will receive less than the best available standard therapies
for early-stage breast cancer. "This study is critical because it will compare various combinations ...
Rewards coupled with naltrexone effective in treating heroin and other opioid addictions
...s tested the strategy of using specific behavioral therapies
to enhance pharmacotherapies and encourage patients to take naltrexone regularly. The study included 127 patients who sought treatment for opioid dependence and who completed outpatient detoxification. Each patient received naltrexone three times a ...
Practical guidance for treatment of heart failure is launched
...owever, despite such evidence the adoption of such therapies
into clinical prescribing has been slow and incomplete. Clinical surveys conducted in different countries have revealed that substantial proportions of patients who should have been treated with ACE inhibitors were not receiving the treatment. It ...
Georgetown receives $1.7 million NIH grant to add complementary and alternative medicine to curriculum
...on, Americans spent more than $27 billion on these therapies
that year, exceeding out-of-pocket spending for al...ternative therapies, less than 40 percent of those therapies
used were disclosed to physicians (JAMA 280: 1569-1575, 1998). However, the issue of whether CAM sho...
Sharp drop in stress hormones may set stage for arthritis, multiple sclerosis after pregnancy
...mmune processes involved may provide important new therapies
for each of these conditions." Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disorder in which the immune system apparently causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. In multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks the brain and nervou...
Eighty five percent of practice nurses are underestimating the prevalence of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes patients
...full use of available treatment options, including therapies
which resensitise the body to its own insulin, glycaemic goals may be reached. Cardiovascular disease is the principal cause of death amongst these patients4. Treatment of insulin resistance improves glycaemic control. The UKPDS study has shown that...
Behavioral therapies plus pharmacotherapies can add up to success
Alcoholism treatment can include behavioral therapies
and/or pharmacotherapies. A new study examines the...ofessionals can choose from an array of behavioral therapies
and pharmacotherapies. However, behavioral therapies
may have limited effectiveness because they do...
Electrical brain stimulation reduces Parkinsons symptoms
...may give researchers a new strategy for developing therapies
to reduce the motor fluctuations in advanced Parkinson's patients. "Most new therapies
have focused on extending the response of each dose of levodopa," he said. "These findings suggest t...
Torture, ill-treatment, and sexual identity
... military of apartheid South Africa of discredited therapies
aimed at "repairing" homosexual orientation. Simon Lewin comments: "Efforts by human-rights organisations and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people worldwide are leading to more powerful demands for access to rights within health care. Heal...
Experts announce global antimicrobial resistance initiative - World preview of the Global White Paper on bacterial resistance in respiratory tract infections - a call for concerted international action
... of successful actions, including the need for new therapies
to help tackle resistant bacteria." Key actions that the Global White Paper calls for include: - Robust, uniform, global resistance surveillance research and studies to quantify the true impact of resistance on the health of patients with community-a...
U-M Medical School complementary and alternative medicine curriculum an interdisciplinary model
... sciences to learn about and explore CAM theories, therapies
and techniques. The U-M Medical School recently received a $1.5 million, five-year grant from the NIH to integrate a CAM learning thread into the educational program for the M.D. degree, to develop a graduate sequence in holistic health and healing,...
$3 million gift from Purdue Pharma to support MGH Pain Program
...g new and effective treatments, improving existing therapies
and developing new paradigms for managing pain," Ballantyne says. "The integration of research and education is crucial in translating our rapidly expanding knowledge into improvements in clinical care." In 1982 the MGH established a multidisciplina...
Mayo Clinic study finds radioactive drug samarium hopeful new treatment for osteosarcoma
...ients in the study had failed two or more previous therapies
and had multiple sites of bone cancer. The patients ranged in age from 18 to 57, with 24 being the average age. The samarium treatment process begins with the collection of stem cells from the patients blood. These cells are frozen and stored and th...
Training can improve age-related memory decline in elderly
... basis for believing that cognitive rehabilitation therapies
might be helpful in aging-related cognitive illnesses. And, the findings emphasize that the aging brain still can function at a very high level and keep healthy older people living active, independent lives." According to Morris, an important questi...
Science backs Cod Liver Oil as cure for arthritis
...f our research grants to investigation of non-drug therapies
as many people are unable to tolerate the side effects of drug treatment. We are delighted that something as simple and widely available as Cod Liver Oil has the potential to bring relief and restore quality of life to so many....
Nicotine withdrawal woes shown to be similar to inflammatory response
...ls who have acute or chronic disease do. The same therapies
anti-inflammatory medications may therefore help alleviate these symptoms." Further studies are needed to find out which particular anti-inflammatory drugs or specific pro-inflammatory blocking agents might best reduce the unpleasant symptoms of ni...
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