Tag: "drug" at medical news
Spot on treatment for acne
A previously unknown side effect of an unnamed drug
currently on the marketplace could be useful for t...company is about to start a Phase 1 trial with the drug
involving 18 healthy human volunteers and the results are expected to be announced later this year. ...
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
... for one month. Four of the people later took the drug
for a month. The study found that oral antisense r...esearch is underway to look at the effects of this drug
over a longer period of time. ...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...am pills of atorvastatin calcium, a lipid-lowering drug
previously shown to be effective in autoimmune conditions. After 13 weeks, participants who initially received placebo received four injections of BHT-3009. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other safety evaluations were performed at the beginni...
Drug interactions with warfarin
...d commentary, David Juurlink PhD explains the main drug
interactions with the anticoagulant warfarin....
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...becoming greater, citing an increase in first-line drug
resistance among the AECB population. In such instances, macrolides or quinolones are often administered as advanced or second-line antibiotics. To compare the effectiveness of first- and second-line antibiotics, researchers evaluated patients with A...
Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
...ited successes of pharmacogenomics (individualized drug
dosing based on hereditary factors) and discuss the remaining challenges to its widespread clinical use. Citation: Swen JJ, Huizinga TW, Gelderblom H, de Vries EGE, Assendelft WJJ, et al. (2007) Translating pharmacogenomics: Challenges on the road ...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...diovascular system can be reversed by the use of a drug
called dexmedetomidine, which is currently approve...ascular system could be muted. They found that the drug
was effective in reversing the actions of cocaine on heart rate, blood pressure and vascular resista...
Disability payments may spur drug abuse
...appears to fuel a spate of harmful and often fatal drug
binges, according to a new study in a forthcoming ... arrival of disability checks with a sharp rise in drug
related hospitalizations and deaths. The findings by researchers at the University of California, Sa...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A drug
increasingly used to prevent cluster headaches can...he American Academy of Neurology. Those taking the drug
verapamil for cluster headaches should be closely monitored with frequent electrocardiograms (EKGs) ...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...revious research on the effect of acculturation on drug
use has been conducted in states with larger Hispa...re family-oriented and have less tolerant views of drug
and alcohol use, Akins said. Although acculturation and assimilation will provide some migrants wit...
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
...s that arise from missing school such as increased drug
use, increased rates of pregnancy and poor academic performance have been previously documented. Meanwhile, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the United States during the past 25 years. The four indicators of increased absenteeism among...
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 8, 2007) - Rosiglitazone, a drug
marketed by GlaxoSmithKline as Avandia for the tre...risk warnings but stopped short of calling for the drug
to be removed from the market. "The original meta-analysis employed one statistical model, but the...
Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
...bidity. If we do, the only ones to benefit will be drug
companies, with increasing profits from an ageing population consumed by epidemics rather than enjoying their long life, they conclude....
Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows
...f Americans age 65 and older now have prescription drug
coverage, compared to more than 75 percent who wer...have coverage as the rich. The analysis compares drug
coverage among a nationally representative sample of 10,175 older Americans who were interviewed bot...
Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing 'good' cholesterol
...at either the PC or EL enzyme might be targets for drug
therapy to raise good cholesterol, an unmet medical need in patients with low HDL-C, says Rader. Whats more, the increase in HDL-C was shown to promote reverse cholesterol transport, the process by which HDL protects against heart disease. Low leve...
Not all 'drug-related deaths' are 'drug-related'
...drug-related deaths' (DRDs) include mortalities of drug
abusers and non-drug abusers. So these figures may...uals were tapped in to services designed to assist drug
abusers. Dr. Caryl Beynon from Liverpool John Moores University and colleagues studied details of...
Osteoporosis screening and treatment may be cost-effective for selected older men
...e risk factors is not cost-effective using current drug
costs. However, this strategy may be cost-effective for men aged 65 years or older with a prior clinical fracture and for men aged 80 years or older without a prior fracture, assuming a societal willingness to pay per QALY gained of $50,000. This den...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...ered cell to release a neurotransmitter, we have a drug
pump, in essence, that automatically refills itself and that only impacts the part of the brain where the living electrode is implanted: the epileptic focus," Irazoqui said. "So you are not going to get the side effects that you get by washing the en...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
...entions not only averted increases in prescription drug
spending but also preserved members use of medicat...s increasing co-payments can decrease prescription drug
spending, said lead author David P. Miller, M.D., assistant professor in the Section of General Inte...
ADHD appears to be associated with depressed dopamine activity in the brain
...ity disorder (ADHD) show a blunted response to the drug
methylphenidate (Ritalin), which increases brain d...med using positron emission tomography (PET) and a drug
known as raclopride labeled with carbon 11 ([11C]raclopride), which binds with dopamine receptors. S...
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