Tag: "medication" at medical news
Chemotherapy errors rare, but have potential for serious consequences
...revent such errors, such as computerization of the medication
ordering system. Led by Tejal K. Gandhi, M.D., M.P...rvard School of Public Health reviewed over 10,100 medication
orders from one pediatric and two adult ambulatory clinics, which used either a paper or computerize...
Botulinum toxin can ease intense facial pain
...ically affects those older than 50. Anticonvulsant medication
has been a main course of treatment. In some cases...come medication-free, and the others reduced their medication
use by more than 50 percent. "Drugs are not always effective in treating trigeminal neuralgia. Some ...
Which drugs should health plans cover?
...s sense, the authors contend. But a more expensive medication
is often justified for patients who respond poorly...thors write. Patients who do poorly with the first medication
should be allowed to use one of the more expensive alternatives. 5. Understand that variation in eff...
What makes the brain tick, tick, tick. . .
...hey time quite normally," said Meck. "But as their medication
wears off, we can see their clock slow down by recording their brain signals." Said Meck of their research, "We're addressing two challenges. One is to find the molecular processes that underlie this internal clock. And the second challenge is to bui...
CHEST 2005 abstract highlights
...er 2, 2005, 12:30 PM -2:00 PM) The type of asthma medication
prescription patients receive from their physician...in Birmingham, AL, with free rescue and controller medication
and instructed them to call in for a refill, the overwhelming majority did not. To date, 213 childre...
Novel treatment target for deadly brain tumors identified
...Debinski. The researchers believe that developing medication
to change levels of EphA2 and ephrinA1 offers new promise for successfully treating glioblastoma multiforme, which is the most common form of brain tumor and the least curable of all human cancers. The majority of the 17,500 brain tumors diagnosed e...
New strides being made in chemoprevention
...ol diabetes versus patients who were not using any medication
to control the disease experienced a 23 percent reduced risk of mortality. Diabetics who used insulin to control their disease were at a 70 percent increased risk of mortality from lung cancer compared to lung cancer patients not using insulin to co...
Shortness of breath without chest pain can signify the presence of high risk heart disease
...ercise on a treadmill or, if they can't, are given medication
that causes the heart's arteries to dilate. Once the patient reaches "peak" stress, a small amount of radioactive imaging agent is given that concentrates in the heart according to blood flow, emitting signals that are captured by a special type of c...
No good evidence that cholesterol drugs lower melanoma risk
...noma rates between people taking statin or fibrate medication
for high cholesterol and those who did not take ei... that 244 people would need to be treated with the medication
for five years to prevent one melanoma. Dellavalle and colleagues also noted the "dangers of publica...
In SAD patients, autumn antidepressants can prevent winter depression
...r (SAD), starting treatment with an antidepressant medication
during the fall can reduce the risk of developing ...winter depression by about 44%. The antidepressant medication
was generally well tolerated. When the patients stopped taking bupropion extended release in the sp...
Aspirin & similar drugs may cut risk of esophageal cancer in people with Barrett's esophagus
... interviewed about their medical history, diet and medication
use, and they gave a blood sample. The participants were then closely monitored for signs of disease progression through regular endoscopies. Frequency of endoscopic surveillance was determined by the stage of the condition. The study participants we...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, November 2005
...onadherence included patients being confused about medication
and patients varying their recommended medication
based on how they are feeling. The study appears in the November issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed j...
Medication shows promise in the treatment of hyperactivity associated with autism-related disorders
...over trial to determine whether methylphenidate (a medication
commonly used in the treatment of ADHD) would be effective in reducing hyperactivity and impulsiveness in children with pervasive developmental disorders. The trial included a one-week phase to test whether the participants could tolerate three diffe...
Statins reduce the risk of stroke and death after carotid artery surgery
...or 42 percent, of these patients received a statin medication
for at least one week prior to surgery. Patients who received statin drugs were significantly more likely than others in the study to have cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, male gende...
A good night's sleep can mean a better day at school
...timulants, the most frequently prescribed class of medication
for attention problems, may make it more difficult...t could work against the therapeutic action of the medication
and minimize the benefits at school. Increasing medication
under these circumstances could actually ...
Positive study results for methylphenidate transdermal system
...lth care professionals the first and only non-oral medication
for children with ADHD." The MTS patch was develo...T Matrix system was designed to provide continuous medication
release throughout the day. The transdermal system releases medication
that passes through the skin ...
Major advances in techniques, devices, medications spur update of PCI guidelines
...nly prop open the artery, they also slowly release medication
that prevents the overgrowth of scar tissue that can renarrow the artery and block blood flow to the heart, a complication known as restenosis. Drug-eluting stents were not even commercially available in 2001. Today, they are widely used and are th...
Most NSAIDs raise risk of death after heart attack
... them, it makes sense to switch to another type of medication
if you have cardiovascular disease," said Gislason. The researchers examined records in the Danish National Patients Registry of 58,432 men and women discharged from the hospital from 19952002 after a first acute heart attack. Researchers tracked pr...
Aspirin-a-day advice unheeded by those who need it, Stanford study finds
...aily dose of the most frequently prescribed statin medication
costs around $2 while a daily dose of aspirin costs mere pennies....
Cardiac pump can extend life in end-stage heart failure
...is. "The average survival was three months in the medication
therapy arm of the trial," Rogers said. "Patients with the LVAD had a significant improvement in survival. The LVAD reduced the risk of death by 50 percent at six and 12 months and extended the average life span from 3.1 months to more than 10 mont...
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