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Heart attack patients do better at hospitals following guidelines

...king deeper into the adherence issues by analyzing dosing patterns of guideline-recommended drugs. A recent Duke study (will link to it) involving 387 CRUSADE hospitals found that powerful drugs for preventing clotting in coronary arteries were given at either too high or too low a dose 42 percent of the ti...

Online calculator and chemotherapy order systems reduce medication errors in children

...ims of medication errors because both ordering and dosing are more complex in children than adults, according to Lehmann. In children, dosing is based on calculations factoring in age, height and weight, and miscalculations and rounding error...

Reducing dose errors for children in cardiac arrest

...co, researchers evaluated the change in medication dosing error rates after the Los Angeles County EMS insti...station personnel were taught to use a color-coded dosing chart. Prior to the "LA Kids" program, during the period 1994 to 1997, only 28% of 104 children wi...

AGA Institute presents cutting-edge research during DDW

... placebo-controlled trial of every other day (QOD) dosing of methylnaltrexone (MNTX) for opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in advanced illness (AI). N. Slatkin et al. (3:15 p.m.) 28 Days of the Hepatitis C Protease Inhibitor VX-950, in Combination with PEG-Interferon-Alfa-2a and Ribavirin, is Well-Tolerate...

New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization

...dministered propofol using the CAPS system and its dosing algorithm and safety shell--a control safeguard software program. Data was downloaded from the sedation device to a laptop computer to measure patient response throughout the procedure and adjust the sedation dosage accordingly. Patient responsiven...

Biologic therapies lead evolution of Crohn's treatments

... to severely active CD. The team compared two ADA dosing regimens in maintaining clinical remission (CDAI<150) at 26 and 56 weeks in patients with active disease who had already responded to open-label (OL) induction therapy with ADA. A total of 854 patients received OL induction with ADA. After four ...

Late-breaking Digestive Disease Week news

...that were not associated with rescue therapy. This dosing regimen was continued through the remaining week of the trial (dosing on days 9, 11 and 13). Co-primary endpoints were laxation within four hours of the first dose and laxations occurring within four hours of at least two of the first four doses. T...

Drug shows promise against advanced form of lung cancer

...plore the effectiveness and safety of a continuous dosing strategy, Socinski said....

Rheumatoid arthritis patients can benefit from Enbrel in combination with methotrexate

... ENBREL is given by injection and the recommended dosing is 50 mg once weekly for all adult rheumatology indications. Since the product was first introduced, serious infections, some involving death, have been reported in patients using ENBREL. Patients should tell their doctor if they currently have an in...

Synthetic version of scorpion venom delivers radioactive iodine to malignant brain tumors

...o begin to assess the drug's anti-tumor effect and dosing standards. Six patients agreed to receive addition... initial 22-day observation period, suggesting the dosing level of peptide used in this study is safe and well-tolerated in humans," the article states. Whi...

Sub-Saharan Africans with HIV may achieve favorable levels of antiretroviral therapy adherence

...egimens are often complicated, can include varying dosing schedules, dietary restrictions, and adverse effects. Consistently high levels of adherence are necessary for reliable viral suppression and prevention of resistance, disease progression, and death. There has been concern that African patients, many...

New medication appears effective in helping smokers kick the habit

... dose regimens--two with titrated, or progressive, dosing over the first week, and two with a non-titrated, or fixed, dosing schedule, for promoting smoking cessation. Healthy smokers aged 18 to 65 years randomly received va...

Medication errors affect children's leukemia treatment

...alance needs to be struck between the precision of dosing regimens and simplification so that medication errors are minimized." ...

Idursulfase is effective treatment for Hunter syndrome, clinical trial concludes

...weeks, these measures were taken again. The weekly dosing group was able to walk, on average, 37 meters fart...es than the placebo group. In addition, the weekly dosing group experienced an increase in forced vital capacity compared to the placebo group, and the weekly...

Unlocking colon cancer with key of prevention

... as a tool for colon cancer prevention. Once daily dosing may provide an important insight into ways to diminish the untoward cardiovascular effects of celecoxib." ...

Study finds safety test results on children's drugs not always reaching physicians

...ne key labeling change. In cases where there was a dosing change, only 49 percent of studies were published ...ations and some psychiatric drugs -- that required dosing adjustments for use in children, according to Benjamin. In another study, the drug Propofol, while ...

Physicians often do not communicate important medication information

... medications. Physicians conveyed full medication dosing directions for less than 60 percent of all medications and informed patients about duration of intake and adverse effects or adverse events only approximately one-third of the time." Patients receiving incomplete instructions may be less likely to t...

OREXIGEN reports positive 24-week results for Contrave phase III obesity treatment study

...ve it is important to continue evaluating Contrave dosing in order to identify those formulations with the greatest clinical benefit coupled with a patient and regulatory view on an acceptable side effect profile."...

New data reinforce safety profile of ENBREL (etanercept)

...ety profile of ENBREL did not change with extended dosing for up to 2.5 years.1,2 No cases of demyelinating ... ENBREL is the only biologic with two ready to use dosing options.5, , , The prefilled formulation is bioequivalent to ENBREL powder-for-mixing. In the ...

Drug labels are prescriptions for mistakes

...found it was common for them to make mistakes when dosing medicine for themselves, their elderly parents, or...d and standardized. Less complex and more explicit dosing instructions may ultimately improve patient understanding. Furthermore, a system approach in which a...

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