Tag: "blockers" at medical news
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...blood-pressure medications such as calcium channel blockers
and some beta blockers, Dr. Vongpatanasin said. However, the standard treatments dont alleviate all of the adverse effects of cocaine on the heart, blood pressure and central nervous system. The study examined results from 22 healthy adults who repor...
Extra pay does not improve hospital performance
...asurements of quality: the use of aspirin and beta blockers
both at arrival to the hospital and at discharge, ...ng enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers
for weakened left pumping chambers. These measures were selected because clinical trials have proven...
New study: Pycnogenol reduces heart failure
...ternative to prescription medications such as beta blockers
or ACE inhibitors. This new study shows Pycnogenol administers a therapeutic effect to limit the degenerative process in patients predisposed to congestive heart failure, such as the aged." The study was conducted at the University of Arizona, Tucs...
Effectiveness of first renin inhibitor drug for treating hypertension is limited
... enzyme inhibitors (CEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers
(ARBs). Many drugs in these classes have lost patent protection and are available as generics. In analyzing clinical trials involving over 5000 hypertensive patients, aliskiren was not more effective as an antihypertensive agent than CEIs, ARBs or ...
Cause of gender differences in blood pressure, kidney damage under study
...ensin 2's destructive action: angiotensin receptor blockers
and ace inhibitors. Interestingly, clinical studies already have shown these drugs don't work as well in women. "A lot of women are on these drugs too and I'm not sure it's doing them a lot of good," she says. One of her goals is to find out. When ...
Good news on heart attack and chest pain
...tal and after they go home. Aspirin, statins, beta blockers
and ACE inhibitors should be on the medicine cabinet shelves of nearly every patient who has ever been hospitalized for chest pain or a heart attack and patients need to make sure to keep taking those drugs long after they leave the hospital, perhap...
Implant device effectively maintains heart function for transplant-listed patients
...ng enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor blockers
and beta-blockers. The results demonstrate that eplerenone did not have an additional effect on LV remodeling over and above standard therapies in this very well treated group of patients. "Our findings suggest eplerenone does not effect remodel...
The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy by Dr. Harry Preuss
...ts lost 92% of their weight as muscle. Starch blockers
(bean, wheat, hibiscus) and sugar blocker (L-arabinose): Many scientists now agree that cutting down on refined carbohydrates can not only help you get and stay trim, but also help you avoid diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and cancer. It may even sl...
Study finds differences between blood pressure medicines and newly-diagnosed diabetes
... placebo (inactive sugar-pills) or calcium channel blockers
according to a study published in the January 20, ...RBs or ACE-inhibitors, followed by calcium channel blockers
or placebo (both of which were relatively neutral), and highest with beta-blockers or diuretics. The...
Researchers identify gene associated with severe kidney failure in diabetes
...n from protecting the kidney. As such, carnosinase blockers
may prove to be more important. Freedman noted that Wake Forest researchers "have one of the largest existing collections of DNA samples from black and white families with multiple members having end-stage kidney disease. We have been evaluating th...
Study finds limitations in publicly reported quality-of-care indicators for heart-failure patients
...ing enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blockers
(ARB) drugs; 4) Smoking cessation counseling and 5...chieved by OPTIMIZE-HF hospitals in providing beta blockers
were achieved by hospitals nationwide, we estimate that an additional 19,000 lives a year could be s...
Blood pressure drugs could help halt pancreatic cancer spread, Jefferson researchers find
...f pressure-lowering drugs ACE inhibitors and AT1R blockers
may help reduce the development of tumor-feeding blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. Such drugs, they say, may become part of a novel strategy to control the growth and spread of cancer. According to Hwyda Arafat, M.D., Ph.D., assistant ...
Many urinary stones can be treated without surgery
... can be an effective treatment. Calcium-channel blockers
and alpha blockers
are used commonly for management of high blood pressure and enlarged prostates. In this study, publi...
People often forgo using lifesaving beta blockers despite health insurance
... large-scale clinical trials have proven that beta blockers
can reduce the risk of future heart attacks, the r... attack patients continue to take the drugs. Beta blockers
blunt the normal stimulatory effects of the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine on the heart, th...
Tumor necrosis factor blockers may not cause cancer after all
...stigate the association between treatment with TNF blockers
and occurrence of cancer in a large sample of patients with RA. Their results, featured in the September 2006 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis ), indicate that biologic DMARD therapy poses no grea...
Women still get lower-quality heart attack care than men, despite hospital improvement efforts
...ly improved the use of only two of the drugs beta blockers
and aspirin -- in women. The new analysis showing differences in the delivery of care to women and men, even after the quality improvement effort, raises an important question of how hospitals implement quality measures. Some previous studies b...
Health risks continue well after the surgery is over
...s statins, used to treat high cholesterol, or beta blockers
and clonidine, used for hypertension, can protect against some of this risk. "Giving beta blockers, statins, making sure your blood sugar doesn't rise during surgery, minimizing blood transfusions, these are all things that we have not paid enough at...
Heart attack patients do better at hospitals following guidelines
...g drugs, than more established drugs, such as beta blockers
or ACE inhibitors. "The speed in which hospitals adopt novel therapies may identify those hospitals that are systematically incorporating the latest evidence into standard practice," Peterson continued. "Again, keeping up with the latest is another i...
Commonly used blood pressure medication prevents aortic aneurysm in mice with Marfan syndrome
...owth. While evidence in people suggests that beta blockers
can slow the rate of aortic growth in Marfan syndrome, researchers say the drugs neither halt abnormal growth nor prevent the risk of aortic tear or rupture. Moreover, the biological effects of these medications, including propranolol (Inderol), hav...
Researchers find why prostate drug increases likelihood of heart failure
...rt failure in those patients, and shows that alpha blockers
could potentially be a direct cause," concludes Simpson, who is also a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Simpson says that another major conclusion of the study is that alpha 1 receptors could potentially be used a...
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