Tag: "discontinuing" at medical news

Parkinson's medication appears to trigger excessive gambling

...ssive gambling abated in all four within months of discontinuing the agonist medication. "When our neurologists tapered the patients off the medication, several reported a dramatic resolution of their problem," says Dr. Dodd. "One patient said it was 'like a light switch going off.'" The researchers also learne...

Parkinson's disease drugs may cause pathological gambling

...in all four the gambling resolved within months of discontinuing agonist treatment. "The relationship of pathological gambling to dopamine agonist therapy in these cases is striking," the researchers write. Six of the patients developed additional behavioral problems simultaneously with the pathological gambling,...

Women report various symptoms after stopping hormone therapy

...d that moderate or severe vasomotor symptoms after discontinuing study pill use were reported by 21.2 percent of fo...nt strategies for women whose symptoms recur after discontinuing short-term MHT is warranted," the authors conclude. (JAMA. 2005;294:183193. Available pre-embargo t...

FDA expands Neulasta label

... including anaphylaxis, recurred within days after discontinuing anti-allergic treatment. In a placebo-controlled trial, bone pain occurred at a higher incidence in Neulasta treated patients as compared to placebo-treated patients (31 percent vs. 26 percent). The most common adverse events reported in either act...

Researchers show beneficial role of risk calculator in fighting progression of glaucoma

... treatment of patients at highest risk, as well as discontinuing treatment and monitoring of patients at lowest risk. This could result in greater consistency in treatment, improving quality of care for patients with ocular hypertension and a decrease in patients who go on to develop glaucoma....

ACTOplus met (pioglitazone HCl and metformin HCl)

...trast dye. Talk to your health professional before discontinuing any medications. ACTOS and ACTOplus met can cause fluid retention (swelling) that may lead to or worsen heart failure, so tell your health professional if you have a history of these conditions. Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience rapi...

Aspirin & similar drugs may cut risk of esophageal cancer in people with Barrett's esophagus

...e effect rapidly disappears." After three years of discontinuing use of NSAIDs, a person's risk of developing esophageal cancer reverts back to that of a never user, he said. Previous randomized clinical trials in humans have shown that aspirin and other NSAIDs significantly reduce the risk and mortality for cardi...

Men, check your blood pressure before checking in for plastic surgery

... can further help decrease the risk of hematoma by discontinuing all medications that can cause bleeding, including aspirin, St. John's wart, gingko and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs before surgery. Facelifts are the fifth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed on men. More than 10,200 men had a...

Maintenance therapies offer lasting heart health benefits

...rs of randomized treatment, and three months after discontinuing the therapy. While CRP levels prior to therapy averaged about 1.3 mg/L for both groups, patients treated with pravastatin had a 12 percent decrease in CRP after four years of therapy, compared to a 9 percent increase in placebo-treated patients. Imp...

Prescription flip-side: Guidelines for medication withdrawal

...ose the first general framework for withholding or discontinuing medications, adding life expectancy, goals of care, treatment targets and time until benefit to the usual equation of drug plusses and minuses. "Our framework was designed to help patients and physicians decide when to stop taking even safe and effec...

Novel therapy combinations gain ground in treating hepatitis

...his group. "While many patients did relapse after discontinuing treatment, the overall sustained response rates are nevertheless promising, showing a sustained response in up to 70 percent of patients," said Stephan Kaiser, M.D., of the University of Tuebingen, and lead study author. "We believe that extended tr...

Are antibiotics being used for too long?

...s in the Netherlands compared the effectiveness of discontinuing treatment with amoxicillin after three days or eig...length of hospital stay. These findings show that discontinuing amoxicillin treatment after three days is not inferior to discontinuing it after eight days in adult...

Stopping medication too soon after receiving a drug-eluting stent raises risk of death

...ined the frequency and consequences of prematurely discontinuing thienopyridine therapy. The risk of stent thrombosis with bare-metal stents (stents not coated with a drug) decreases rapidly after two to four weeks, and patients typically need thienopyridines for only about one month. In comparison, with drug-elu...

Studies find that 'broken heart syndrome' can result from opioid withdrawal, cocaine use

...t syndrome at Mayo Clinic Rochester after abruptly discontinuing use of the opioid, OxyContin. It's the first report of broken heart syndrome resulting from opioid withdrawal in an adult. Opioids such as OxyContin are becoming increasingly common for pain management, the report's authors say. Given the drug's prev...

Study shows promise for simplified treatment of HIV infection

...suppression below 200 copies/mL for 24 weeks after discontinuing NRTIs," the authors write. "Maintenance therapy with a single boosted PI offers a treatment strategy with potentially less complexity, pill burden, long-term complications, and cost." The researchers add that although the findings are encouraging, ...

Study finds cardiac toxicity rates high with herceptin use

...ll but three patients improved cardiac function by discontinuing Herceptin and using such cardiac treatments as beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors. After repairing the damage, patients could then resume Herceptin treatment, Esteva says. "The drug substantially prolongs survival, and while we found substantial car...

Polio outbreak from oral vaccine identified -- and controlled -- in China

...In 2003, the World Health Organization recommended discontinuing the use of live virus vaccine after the eradication of the disease and containment of poliovirus stocks. But the cost of switching entirely to inactivated polio vaccine would present financial challenges to poor nations, as the cost of the inactivate...

Penn critical-care physicians recommend strategies when facing requests to end supplemental oxygen

...ygen; and concerns about patients' motivations for discontinuing oxygen. Halpern and Hansen-Flaschen offer this four-step approach to help physicians overcome these concerns: 1) Physicians should assure themselves, and other health care professionals involved in the patient's care, as well as the patient's famil...

USC-led study suggests little benefit from antipsychotics in Alzheimer's

...icacy is offset by adverse events that resulted in discontinuing the medication. It was a surprise, in that the expert opinion which drove this study was that these drugs are particularly useful in treating these difficult symptoms." Almost 3/4 of all Alzheimer's patients suffer delusions or aggression, says Sch...

Antipsychotic medications used to treat Alzheimer's patients found lacking

...how long a patient stayed on the medication before discontinuing for any reason. On average, patients discontinued their medication after about eight weeks, regardless of whether they were taking an active medication or placebo, indicating no significant differences in effectiveness between the active medications ...

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