Tag: "effects" at medical news
Discovery of a 'drug anticipation' brain signal
...ate brain networks associated with the pleasurable effects
of cocaine, wrote the researchers. "These results show that dopamine release transients involved in different aspects of cocaine administration are highly plastic--differentially governed by motivation, leaned association linked with environmental st...
Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose
...one or budesonide. The studies measured the drugs' effects
with the help of standard measurements of lung cap...ve an increased likelihood of other steroidal side effects
like oral thrush or sore throat, however. Although the Cochrane reviewers did not do a cost comparis...
Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort
...d with a higher location on the bladder wall. Side effects
of stimulation were a limitation in some cases. Investigators suggest that microstimulators should be further investigated as a treatment of severe urinary retention....
Women rising to the challenge of weightlessness
Following 60 days of 'bedrest' simulating the effects
of weightlessness on the body, the first volunteer...g-term hospitalisation, and more generally, of the effects
of physical inactivity on health. Experiments of this type have already been carried out, notably in...
As morphine turns 200, drug that blocks its side effects reveals new secrets
...tists to distinguish between the central analgesic effects
of morphine and its peripheral side effects. Di...rphine, often on himself, learning its therapeutic effects
as well as its considerable dangers. Although his work was initially ignored, he recognized its sig...
Boys, too, suffer long-term consequences of childhood sexual abuse
...ying an alcoholic. Until now, most research on the effects
of child sexual abuse has focused on female surviv...istical methods allowed the authors to isolate the effects
of sexual abuse from those of other childhood stressors that may occur simultaneously, such as emoti...
Narcotic drugs effective for severe, chronic pain in older patients
...m opioids but are at greater risk for serious side effects
from anti-inflammatory drugs, Palmer says. Lead author on the retrospective patient pain study is Chante Buntin-Mushock, MD, research fellow in the UCSF neurology and anesthesia departments. Co-authors are Lisa Phillip, MD, and Kumi Moriyama, MD, bot...
Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation
...nolate mofetil) has been shown to have teratogenic effects
in animals at subclinical doses on a body surface area basis, it may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. CellCept should not be used in pregnant women unless the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Women...
Obesity is risk factor for aggressive prostate cancer
... testosterone to grow. "Hormone balance has potent effects
on the prostate and prostate cancer," Dr. Terris says. "Most prostate cancer researchers have accepted the suggestion that higher estrogen and lower testosterone suppress prostate cancer growth with the exception of those cancers that are not sensiti...
Ramelteon demonstrates no abuse potential according to study results
...ouble-blind treatment period, comparing behavioral effects
and abuse potential of ramelteon and triazolam, a ...lopment, Lincolnshire, Ill. "Comparing ramelteon's effects
versus a benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic provides information that is valuable scientifically, as w...
Breastfeeding as good for children's blood pressure as exercise and salt restriction
...with blood pressure is comparable to the published effects
of salt restriction and physical activity on blood pressure in adult populations, suggesting that it is of public health importance," they conclude....
New Seroquel data show significant improvement in compliance and cognition in schizophrenia
...uggle with medications that cause distressing side effects
such as extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS), increased prolactin levels leading to galactorroeha and sexual dysfunction, which makes complying with treatment a challenge many patients find too difficult to overcome" commented Dr Michael Riedel from the Mun...
Study finds drug works against scleroderma lung disease
...lophosphamide and another drug that will fight the effects
of scleroderma's lung scarring. "We found favorable effects
with cyclophosphamide, but we want to do better," he said....
Children need better cancer drugs, says expert panel
...n who are cured, the short-term and long-term side effects
of current treatments are often too high." Dr. Adamson is a member of the IOM's Committee on Shortening the Time Line for New Cancer Treatments, which issued the report on April 18. As Chair of the Developmental Therapeutics program of the Children's...
Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment
...l and spiritual well-being, suffered fewer adverse effects
from treatment and had less fear and anxiety about their cancer coming back than did their single counterparts, the study found. The research appears in the July 1, 2005, issue of the peer-reviewed journal CANCER, but is being published May 23 on the...
Relationships improve quality of life for prostate cancer patients
...spects of partnership and overcome the detrimental effects
of being single."...
Risks outweigh benefits of shark cartilage as anti-cancer treatment
...artilage fails to benefit patients and its adverse effects
lead to poor compliance. A clinical trial publishe...n laboratory cell cultures and in animals, but the effects
on humans are not known. Interest in shark cartilage grew after a television news magazine aired a s...
Combating fatigue associated with liver disease
...2005 issue of Hepatology, researchers examined the effects
of ondansetron (an anti-nausea drug commonly used ...setron and patients were informed of possible side effects
before the trial began, those suffering from constipation most likely realized they were taking the ...
Study shows adherence to pulmicort respules, results in fewer ER visits in asthmatic children
...ute asthma attack. In clinical studies, the side effects
experienced with PULMICORT RESPULES and how often ...ed with a non-medicated mist (placebo). These side effects
included respiratory infection, runny nose, coughing, earache, viral infection, stomachache, oral th...
New Seroquel data support benefits in bipolar disorder
... tolerated, with low levels of extrapyramidal side effects
and minimal weight gain. Commenting on the results, lead study investigator Professor J Endicott, from the New York State Psychiatric Institute, US, said "Bipolar disorder patients are often highly capable individuals who have jobs and relationshi...
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