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First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain

...ly and generates more than seven million physician visits per year. If left untreated, chronic pain conditions such as OA can have significant physical, psychological and financial consequences by affecting daily functioning and quality of life. Due to safety concerns regarding the entire COX-II inhibit...

Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications

...ly and generates more than seven million physician visits per year. If left untreated, chronic pain conditions such as OA can have significant physical, psychological and financial consequences by impacting daily functioning and quality of life. Analyzing results from 143 patients experiencing OA pain of e...

International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada

... placebo. Women will participate in two follow-up visits during the first year at six and 12 months and then an annual follow-up visit during years two through five. Women will have a screening visit with a member of the study's clinical staff to see if they are eligible for the trial. If eligible, ...

Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects

...xiety and agitation. EEG readings were obtained at visits throughout the study. Changes in prefrontal brain function observed before start of medication signaled a greater number of adverse effects during antidepressant treatment....

Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds

...is complaining about headaches, there may be other visits needed than to the doctor's office," Nishina said. "Take their concerns seriously. Don't minimize your child's concerns." In December 2003, Juvonen, Graham and Mark Schuster, associate professor of pediatrics in UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine...

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

...sthma, experienced fewer emergency department (ED) visits or hospitalizations than children prescribed the m... study, exacerbation was defined as one or more ED visits or hospitalizations during the study period. Parents who recognize the symptoms of asthma in their c...

Specialist care gives better rate of survival

... if they received regular cardiovascular follow-up visits with a physician. Those who saw both a family prac...Of the patients, 34 per cent received no follow-up visits for cardiovascular care, 24 per cent were seen by a family doctor alone, one per cent by a specialis...

Allergen exposure in inner cities varies throughout the U.S.

...t allergen have more unscheduled asthma healthcare visits than children not exposed and/or who are not allergic. The Inner City Asthma Study demonstrated that inner city children with asthma are exposed to significantly different levels of indoor allergens depending on what area of the country and type of ...

Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit

...ents after one year by hospital records, follow-up visits or telephone contact. At the most recent follow-up, no patients had Class IV angina, and only three (11.5%) had Class II angina, while the remaining had Class I or II angina. Compared to baseline, average angina class decreased from 3.6 0.5 to 1.3...

Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms

...ys and have more unscheduled asthma-related doctor visits than children who were sensitive to other indoor a...t allergens resulted in an increase in unscheduled visits to the doctor, but the increase was found to be of borderline significance. Researchers also found t...

Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer

... patient and doctor may include brevity of patient visits or relevance to the actual ailment for which the patient is being seen....

English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early

...ch as poverty, lack of health insurance, and fewer visits to health care professionals." "A greater understanding of the healthy immigrant effect has the potential to help to improve the health and health outcomes of all children," the authors write. "Precise identification of the salutary components of tra...

Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival

...irth in 1982. The women's mean number of antenatal visits increased as did the proportion whose initial visit was in their first trimester. 97% of all women had at least one ultrasound scan and 31% had three or more scans during pregnancy. Other antenatal procedures were less frequent: 23% (543 of 2373) of ...

$4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new children's hospital

... facility, and there were about 350,000 outpatient visits by children and infants to U-M clinics. Plus, demand for Mott surgical services has increased an average of 5 percent to 10 percent each year.The proposed new facility will house Mott's current services, as well as the Michigan Congenital Heart Cente...

More training needed to care for growing geriatric population

...cademic Medicine says older adults are making more visits to nonprimary-care specialists and suggests facult...se. In 2001, 53 percent of ambulatory (outpatient) visits by patients 65 and older were to nonprimary-care specialists, an increase of 13 percent from 1980. "...

Influenza vaccination programmes for children in USA and Canada based on little evidence

...he hope of reducing disease spread, admissions and visits to hospitals, deaths of elderly relatives, complications (such as ear infections and pneumonia), absences from school, and parental loss of workdays and over-prescribing of antibiotics. However, there is no evidence that vaccinating children can achi...

Penn study will compare heart failure management technologies

...ore effectively in order to reduce emergency rooms visits and improve outcomes." The study will evaluate two different configurations of health information technologies. One is Technology Supported Case Management, a combination of telemonitoring and telephone nurse case management. The other is Technology...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...es 15 percent increase in cardiology outpatient visits 10 percent increase in vascular surgeries "Peop...nly have to speak to one person to schedule tests, visits and surgery. "A goal for us on the surgical side is improving patient satisfaction by reducing 'wai...

Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care

...dly obese adults resulted from greater spending on visits to the doctor, outpatient hospital care, inpatient care and prescription drugs, the researchers say. "The economic burden of morbid obesity among U.S. adults is substantial," says David Arterburn, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine and rese...

A Family's Guide to Living with HIV

...style." Every family with a patient having HIV who visits the Ryan White Center receives a free copy of the book. Children's hospitals and the general public requesting the free guide can obtain a copy by contacting the Riley Infectious Disease Department at 317-274-7260. It also can be downloaded at www.c...

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