Tag: "medication" at medical news
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
...lar course of antibiotics? "Is an over-the-counter medication
as effective as a prescription?" The NIDCR awarded three seven-year grants, totaling $75 million, to create three regional networks dedicated to expanding the evidence base in dentistry. The NYU College of Dentistry was selected to create and lead th...
Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends
...ted that cognitive therapy was more effective than medication
at preventing relapses after the end of treatment....on the relative merits of cognitive therapy versus medication
for more severe forms of depression, is the largest trial yet undertaken on the topic; it involved 2...
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume
...ts who were treated with an atypical antipsychotic medication
had less change in brain volume compared with pati...er patients treated with an atypical antipsychotic medication
(olanzapine) would have less reduction in gray matter volume than patients treated with a convention...
In treatment of depression, cognitive therapy and medication both effective
...s were randomly assigned to receive antidepressant medication
(n = 120), pill placebo (n = 60), or cognitive therapy (n = 60). Those in the medication
group were given paroxetine or placebo for eight weeks, with doses increasing as tolerated. After ei...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...ow best to provide treatment -- like adding a safe medication
to counseling. A long-acting injectable, which el...gue.) The study was one of the largest trials of a medication
for alcohol dependence and was conducted at 24 sites nationwide, including public, private hospitals...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...nence each showed significant interaction with the medication
group on treatment outcome, with men and those wit...ith one of the largest samples ever treated with a medication
for alcohol dependence, indicate that long-acting injectable naltrexone is well tolerated and is ass...
Once-a-month naltrexone successfully used to treat alcohol dependence
...hool of Medicine researcher. "The decision to take medication
can wane over time," said Stephanie O'Malley, professor of psychiatry and director of the Division of Substance Abuse Research at the Connecticut Mental Health Center at Yale. "This provides coverage for an entire month." Acohol dependence ranks as t...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...N -- A Ugandan drug trial's findings that the AIDS medication
nevirapine is effective and safe in preventing HIV transmission from mother to unborn child during birth were well-supported, according to a new, independent analysis by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The IOM's analysis of the ...
ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
... Pediatric heart transplant recipients taking the medication
CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) as part of their anti-rejection treatment regimen experienced significantly fewer early rejection episodes and greatly improved survival, according to a study of nearly 400 pediatric patients, beginning two weeks post...
Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease reduces uncontrolled movements
...Parkinson symptoms were evaluated with and without medication
using a standard rating scale at three, six and 12 months after surgery. "Off-medication Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale motor scores were improved after 12 months of both GPi and STN stimulation (39 vs 48 percent)," the authors write. "Bra...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...t cancer in women who used tamoxifen. However, the medication
is not without significant side effects, including increased risk of endometrial cancer, pulmonary embolism, painful sexual intercourse, stroke, and cataracts. These risks fuel public debate about the drug's use in preventing breast cancer, even amon...
Rats with migraines provide Jefferson scientists insights to improved drug strategy
...eurons in the brain, he can monitor the effects of medication
on the induced headache. He found that pretreating with DHE, and treating with DHE at the beginning of the induced headache prevents the headache from progressing to the debilitating sensitization state. "Physicians have used intravenous DHE as a s...
Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors
...a direct effect of the error itself." "Thus, while medication
errors need to be minimized, caution should be used in concluding that adverse outcomes associated with errors are primarily caused by the errors. Importantly, more research is needed into dosing errors, with the same rigor as in other clinical resea...
Media interview opportunity
...ly when needed instead of taking anti-inflammatory medication
daily WHO: The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization, and is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies Spokesperson can discuss the following: Current guidelines recommend in...
Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma
...led steroids only when symptoms flared, the annual medication
costs would be about $2 billion lower -- or up to ... mild asthma may do about as well if they have the medication
on hand and are advised to take them for a week or two just when their symptoms flare up." About 20 ...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
...y when needed, instead of taking anti-inflammatory medication
daily, according to new results from the Improving...ble to safely treat their asthma with intermittent medication
and avoid the added expense and inconvenience of daily therapy. As for all asthma patients, however,...
Institute of Medicine advisory: April 19 public briefing on HIV/AIDS crisis abroad
...nted health systems and human resources to deliver medication
and oversee patients long term. HEALERS ABROAD: AMERICANS RESPONDING TO THE HUMAN RESOURCE CRISIS IN HIV/AIDS, new from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, offers the federal government a plan to mobilize U.S. health professionals a...
Northwestern Memorial researchers release study on smart-pump technology
... "smart pumps" are a necessary component to a safe medication
system, they won't generate meaningful improvement...omputerized provider order entry (CPOE), bar coded medication
administration systems and pharmacy information systems. Smart pumps are intravenous (IV) pumps use...
Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain
...e risks of surgery and the side effects of chronic medication
is wonderful." The study involved 102 people who had severe pain for an average of seven months due to spinal disc protrusions, spinal canal stenosis, or narrowing, or other disc disease. Of those, 82 had lower back pain and 20 had neck pain. They al...
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
...arge catheter inserted into the body to administer medication
or nutrients. The line can damage vessel walls. But at the same time, the line is needed to help care for children suffering illness or trauma, and that makes recognizing the symptoms of PTE all the more vital, Dr. Massicotte said. While the causes o...
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