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ARICEPT significantly improves cognition, daily living over Reminyl in Alzheimers patients
...zziness (1.6 percent vs. 5.4 percent); and urinary tract
infection (3.1 percent vs. 7.1 percent).++ In a previous, comparative, open-label study between ARICEPT and Exelon (rivastigmine tartrate), another cholinesterase inhibitor, results showed that almost twice as many patients were able to remain at the...
Effect of diet on risk of benign prostate disease in middle-aged men
...ssociated with problems ranging from lower urinary tract
symptoms to the need for surgical resection of the...ing to whether they had experienced severe urinary tract
symptoms, had an enlarged prostate detected by digital-rectal exam, or had had surgery for an enlarg...
Could an aspirin a day help keep prostate cancer away? Possibly
...ger Mayo Clinic study that monitored lower urinary tract
symptoms in 2,115 men from Olmsted County of southeastern Minnesota. The men ranged in age from 40 to79 years at the onset of the study in 1990. The findings about the association between prostate cancer and NSAIDs are based on information obtained f...
Eating breakfast may keep colds & flu at bay
...d to return if they developed an upper respiratory tract
infection within six to 96 hours of symptoms devel...vided evidence of the effects of upper respiratory tract
infections on mood and performance' says Professor Smith. 'They have also shown that psychosocial fa...
Rare form of meningitis contracted in Jamaica
...mans, they penetrate the vessels of the intestinal tract
and eventually reach the meninges, the membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord, resulting in infection, neurological complications and sometimes death. The lead authors on the article were infectious disease specialist Stuart Johnson, M.D.,...
Novel colorectal cancer trial seeking patient volunteers at leading U.S. cancer centers
... is the most common cancer of the gastrointestinal tract
and the second leading cause of cancer-related morbidity and mortality. There are approximately 300,000 new cases and 200,000 deaths in North America and Europe each year. An estimated 70% of patients are initially diagnosed with treatable forms of...
UNC-RTI study supports aspirin to cut heart attacks, federal task force urges doctors to discuss with patients
...d of bleeding stroke and possible gastrointestinal tract
bleeding, he said. People with less than a 1 percent heart attack risk over five years probably would not benefit from preventive aspirin and should not take it daily. Regular use of aspirin cut the coronary heart disease risk by 28 percent in peop...
Antibiotic prescription patterns violate guidelines, increase costs
... of the antibiotics prescribed for women's urinary tract
infections are the recommended drug, down from 48 ... culture." Guidelines for the treatment of urinary tract
infections (UTI) have not changed significantly since the early 1990s. For example, a well-known 19...
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
...robial resistance". Community-acquired respiratory tract
infections (RTIs) are a major public health concern in terms of morbidity, mortality, and costs. For example, lower RTIs (e.g. pneumonia) are the leading cause of death in developing regions and the fourth leading cause of death in developed regions...
New technology tested at Stanford offers unique view inside small intestines
...It simply completes its path through the digestive tract
and is passed in stool. The next day, the patient returns the belt, battery pack and recorder to the doctor, who downloads the video images into a computer. Software lets the doctor view the entire video of the camera's travels and save select...
Drug regimen adherence key in keeping babies virus-free, study suggests
... hospitalized with a lower respiratory tract
infection during the RSV seaso... comply were hospitalized with a lower respiratory tract
illness, compared to 8.3 percent of the compliant children. ...
Researchers closer to delivering new insulin pill for diabetics
...ir medication. "The mucosa in the gastrointestinal tract
washes out every six to 10 hours," Foss said. "If the particles do permanently anchor to the mucosal lining, the mucosa gets washed out, so there is no permanent effect there. "This washing out is important because we don't want to have a buildup of ...
National survey examines factors related to high levels of dust mite and cockroach allergen in beds
...lergens are proteins which come from the digestive tract
of mites and are found at high levels in mite feces. Since the mites are too small to be visible to the naked eye, they escape people's notice, but they are present to some degree in nearly all human habitations. The researchers found that a number ...
Study offers hope for chocolate-loving reflux disease sufferers
...chanism by which chocolate irritates the digestive tract
of those who suffer with chronic heartburn - also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD - but also suggests a novel treatment. "We demonstrated that chocolate induces GERD symptoms by compromising the ability of the lower esophageal sphin...
Increased prostate cancer diagnoses tied to access to screening
... on income and education statistics for the Census tract
in which the patient lived at time of diagnosis. From 1972 to 1987, before PSA testing, researchers found no relationship between patients socioeconomic status and the prostate cancer incidence rate, regardless of race or ethnicity. Prostate cancer w...
Novel antibiotic provides rapid relief from symptoms of tonsillitis/pharyngitis, study shows
...n treating what is a very common upper respiratory tract
infection," said Dr. Joanne Chang, Aventis Pharma. The double-blinded study enrolled 396 patients between the ages of 15 and 65 with clinical signs and symptoms of acute tonsillopharyngitis, and who either had a positive streptococcal A antigen test ...
Many nursing home residents are malnourished and dehydrated, according to UCSF researcher Kayser-Jones
...ve adequate fluids are more susceptible to urinary tract
infections, pneumonia, pressure ulcers, confusion and disorientation. They are also susceptible to life-threatening electrolyte imbalances," she explained. "We need to use an interdisciplinary approach to educate nursing professionals about nutrition...
Study finds doctors often unaware that hospital patients have urinary catheters
...ess discomfort and at unnecessary risk for urinary tract
infections. "If out of sight means out of mind, as...eir use can lead to patient discomfort and urinary tract
infections - which make up 40 percent of hospital-acquired infections - and can extend hospital stay...
ARICEPT better tolerated than Exelon in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimers disease
...% vs 0.0%); somnolence (1.8% vs 5.5%); and urinary tract
infection (5.4% vs 0.0%). Other data presented at the symposium included results from two 1-year, placebo-controlled clinical studies with ARICEPT. In the 1-year US study, patients treated with ARICEPT maintained function significantly longer (m...
Silver-coated catheters cut infections & may save money, analysis finds
...undreds of thousands of painful and costly urinary tract
infections that must be treated with antibiotics. ...ers, the silver-coated models prevent more urinary tract
infections, or UTIs, the analysis suggests, which may also save money in the long run. The study,...
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