Tag: "medication" at medical news
Therapy to overcome fears helps children with obsessive-compulsive disorder
.... The studies examined the effectiveness of CBT or medication
therapy. Both CBT and antidepressant medications ...e results from 10 studies of CBT and 11 studies of medication
treatment to determine whether either treatment has an advantage. "Because very few studies have dir...
Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds
...terms of the severity of laceration, pain and pain medication
use, the researchers said. Episiotomy also provided no benefit in terms of preventing problems such as fecal and urinary incontinence, or in reducing impaired sexual function. In fact, women who had an episiotomy were more likely later to have pain d...
Medication combined with behavior therapy works best for ADHD children, study finds
... that combining behavior modification therapy with medication
is the most effective way to improve the behavior ... two are combined, the study showed, the amount of medication
required to achieve the same results as use of medication
alone can be reduced by two-thirds. "One ...
Drug safety in the doctor's office: Nearly half of patients have lapses in monitoring
...delines. Individuals who are prescribed a chronic medication
can be proactive and ask their physicians what tests to monitor side effects are needed and how often, then call their physician for a laboratory referral when the time comes to be tested....
The relationship between clinical depression and chronic pain
...udy affirms, prescribing a standard antidepressant medication
will not necessarily relieve the suffering of a depressed patient whose pain is not only real but also intensely physical....
Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs
... as insulin, growth hormone, and erythropoietin, a medication
to increase red blood cell counts." Recombinant DNA technology has and will enable the pharmaceutical industry to produce safer, more pure and more effective versions of therapeutic proteins, Shen adds. "Since recombinant therapeutics utilize human...
Diabetes medication pioglitazone HCl may significantly improve predictors of cardiovascular risk
...merican Heart Association, found that the diabetes medication
pioglitazone HCl reduced carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT). Patients taking pioglitazone also experienced significant reductions in insulin resistance, C-reactive protein (a marker for inflammation) and blood pressure, all of which contrib...
Atorvastatin shows promise in small trial for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease
...is a small-scale trial of the cholesterol-lowering medication
atorvastatin calcium for positive effects on cognitive and behavioral deterioration in mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. D. Larry Sparks, Ph.D., of the Sun Health Research Institute, Sun City, Arizona, and colleagues enrolled individuals with mi...
Three-fold risk of sudden cardiac death from some non-cardiac drugs
...ys) and was significantly increased in users of GI medication
and anti-psychotics," said Dr Stricker. "Past use ... cardiac death can be attributed to QTc-prolonging medication
in the Netherlands and, by extrapolation, around 9,000 in Europe and 6,000 the USA." He concluded: "...
Mayo Clinic study determines surgery is best remedy for hammer hand
...eople with this syndrome shouldn't be treated with medication
or other treatments, but with surgery." Dr. Johns...post-treatment, 29 of the 41 patients treated with medication
or sympathectomy -- surgery to interrupt the nerve pathway -- showed no change in symptoms, seven we...
Tamoxifen shows no benefit, risk for breast cancer survivors' heart health
... had diabetes or had high blood pressure requiring medication
all had higher risk of heart attack. Radiation, too, was associated with higher heart attack risk. Although the association between radiation and heart attack risk must be further explored, the researchers noted that women with a history of radiatio...
Test predicts risk of blood clots in women receiving tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer
...testing can now be used to help make this powerful medication
safer for some women who need it for breast cancer treatment or prevention."...
Popular procedures evaluated for diagnostic accuracy and treatment effectiveness
...atients) and those who received only acid-reducing medication
(13 patients). After three months, patients who received the EndoCinch procedure experienced neither a significant general improvement in quality of life nor a significant improvement in severity of regurgitation. Heartburn frequency and severity i...
UCLA researchers find common gastrointestinal condition keeps patients up at night
...reflux, or heartburn and had received prescription medication
for the condition at some time and 924 were undiagnosed had heartburn/acid reflux more than two times in the week prior to being surveyed, but had not consulted with a doctor. 1 The survey showed that among the 1523 participants who reported experi...
Anti-depressant use linked to increased GI bleeding
...ignificantly more likely to be using more than one medication
associated with an increased risk of GI bleeding than control patients. "While more research needs to be conducted to examine the link between SSRIs and gastrointestinal bleeding, physicians must closely monitor for this serious adverse event, espec...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2005 (second issue)
...h asthma who have undergone inhaled corticosteroid medication
reduction. British investigators showed that successful lowering of inhaled corticosteroid doses could be predicted based on two noninvasive markers that could demonstrate lower inflammation levels in the airways. The two markers used and their key ...
Study finds ADHD improves with sensory intervention
...therapy center in Crystal River, Fla., were taking medication
for ADHD. Of the 88, 63 children each underwent 40 one-hour sensory intervention therapy sessions, while 25 did not. Therapy techniques appeal to the three basic sensory systems: The tactile system controls the sense of touch, the vestibular system...
Certain acne treatment does not increase symptoms of depression in adolescents
...crease in symptoms of depression while taking the medication
isotretinoin, according to a study in the May issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Acne can be a painful and disfiguring disease that leaves some individuals with permanent physical and psychological scars," accordin...
OTC treatments for reflux fail to match relief of prescriptions
...atients experienced relief when using prescription medication
than OTC options. Patients using prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPI), a family of medications that block the production of stomach acid, or other prescription drugs were more likely to improve their symptoms than those undiagnosed GERD sufferers...
Changing medication packages could help patients follow prescriptions, study suggests
...The study found that patients taking lisinopril a medication
used to treat chronic high blood pressure were mo...o have their prescriptions refilled on time if the medication
came in a blister package rather than as loose tablets in a bottle. In this case, the blister packag...
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