Tag: "dependence" at medical news
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Alcohol dependence
is a major public health problem, ranking as the f... of the largest trials of a medication for alcohol dependence
and was conducted at 24 sites nationwide, including public, private hospitals and Veterans Administr...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...exone, the effectiveness found in treating alcohol dependence
with a once-a-month injection of naltrexone could ...g to a study in the April 6 issue of JAMA. Alcohol dependence
is a major public health problem, which worldwide is the fourth leading cause of disability, accordi...
Once-a-month naltrexone successfully used to treat alcohol dependence
...his provides coverage for an entire month." Acohol dependence
ranks as the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, as reported by the World Health Organization's Global Burden of Disease project. Nationwide, it is believed to contribute to more than 100,000 preventable deaths a year. Naltrexone belongs to...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...nt shortages and price fluctuations that come with dependence
on fossil fuels, as well as the environmental consequences of mining and burning oil and coal," he says. Number two on the list is agriculture, where science is developing a range of inexpensive nanotech applications to increase soil fertility and cr...
Genetic variation linked to alcohol dependence found in a Russian population
...licated in alcoholism and that the risk of alcohol dependence
is also dependent on environment and behavior. ...
Comprehensive treatment improves cognitive impairment in heart failure patients
...lity, and a sixfold increase in the probability of dependence
for the activities of daily living." Treating cognitive dysfunction independently may yield benefits. Dr. Zuccal continues, "Our data indicate that normalization of glucose, potassium, and hemoglobin levels during hospital stay is associated with inc...
Marijuana withdrawal reported by teens seeking treatment
...gular users. Consequently, treatment for marijuana dependence
is on the rise, but, researchers have discovered, there's a catch withdrawal symptoms, much like those experienced by people quitting cigarettes, cocaine or other drugs, may make abstinence more difficult to achieve. A new study in today's edition o...
Study backs effectiveness of thrombolysis after stroke
...adly and safely applied in real practice given its dependence
on time, technology and infrastructure. The Canadian Alteplase for Stroke Effectiveness Study (CASES), a national prospective cohort study, was conducted to determine the safety and effectiveness of thrombolysis with alteplase in the real-world treat...
Investigating the appropriateness of current alcohol-use disorder criteria for adolescents
...School of Medicine. "These include, one, that the dependence
symptoms of tolerance, 'much time spent' using, an...lescent studies; two, that the ways in which these dependence
criteria are measured has a huge downstream impact on the estimated prevalence of abuse and dependen...
Neuroimaging confirms the greater vulnerability of women's brains to alcohol
...n and men. Conversely, male patients with alcohol dependence
have historically been easier to recruit because t...he development, course and consequences of alcohol dependence
have to be considered in early diagnosis as this probably will lead to different therapeutic strat...
Medical journals are an extension of the marketing arm of pharmaceutical companies
... The most conspicuous example of medical journals' dependence
on the pharmaceutical industry is the substantial income from drug advertisements, but Smith believes that this is "the least corrupting form of dependence," since the ads are "there for all to see and criticize." The much bigger problem, he argues, ...
Despite alternatives, addictive drugs most often prescribed for sleep problems
...on can develop a strong psychological and physical dependence
on these drugs in a short time, and experience severe withdrawal-like symptoms once he stops taking the medication," he said. Office visits by people 50 and older were about 5 times as likely to result in a drug treatment for sleep problems as were v...
Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics
...tion of underlying mechanisms of damage. "Alcohol dependence
follows a longitudinal course," explained Harper, ...laboratory. By contrast, animal models of alcohol dependence
can be exquisitely controlled, in terms of alcohol-exposure amounts, time in development of exposure...
'Hazardous' drinking and drug use have serious health implications
...e are much less severe, yet much more common, than dependence
disorders. For example, a hazardous drinker might be someone who drank four or more times a week, drank three drinks on a typical day that they drank, and had a relative or friend, a doctor or other health worker express concern about their drinking...
The Lancet calls for open debate on illegal drug use
...unt in this week's issue describes an individual's dependence
on the drug INSERT gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), which has been classified as an illegal substance in the UK since June 2003. The author of the account uses GHB for combating social anxiety. "I've been using GHB (INSERT gamma-hydroxybutyrate) for abo...
Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner
...the striking things that has emerged so far is the dependence
of the system, in its current state, on the ability of users to recognize its limits and weaknesses, and work within them. The team has created an elaborate user manual, and as with any system, reading the manual improves performance a great deal. An...
Problem gamblers share personality profiles of substance abusers
...lso shown problem gambling associated with alcohol dependence
and suggested an association with drug and nicotine dependence
as well. Wendy S. Slutske, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri-Columbia, and colleagues compared pe...
Majority of ALS patients are not depressed
...once started allows some patients who fear chronic dependence
to try these treatments in a way that keeps them in control of the process. Sometimes knowledge that there could be an escape allows some patients to keep going in circumstances they would otherwise feel trapped."...
Alcohol abuse: Early diagnosis is key to treatment success
...develop a new generation of biomarkers for alcohol dependence
as well as other brain diseases." - Obtaining h...asier to treat alcohol problems before they become dependence
issues; biomarkers can help to make adherence to abstinence that much more likely; and new discoveri...
Missing eyeglasses make life a blur for a third of nursing home patients with Alzheimer's disease
...Alzheimer's disease patients, it would limit their dependence
on others, reduce the burden on nursing staff and improve the patients' overall quality of life," Koch says....
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