Tag: "medication" at medical news
Increase in heart surgery mortality from SSRIs or depression?
... due more to the underlying depression itself than medication
use. It appears that for our study, SSRI usage serves as a marker for the depressed patients." The researchers added that depression is associated with many physiological and psychosocial characteristics that likely explain why depressed patients ten...
Patients with metabolic syndrome, moderate coronary calcium have greater risk of blocked arteries
...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...
UNC launches study of liver injury caused by drugs
...ed with potentially severe liver injury due to any medication
are eligible if enrolled within six months of the event. These people will be followed over time to find out what happens as a result of their injury. People who have not sustained liver injury but who have taken any of the medications in question al...
The Gerontological Society of America chooses 2005 Hartford faculty scholars
...el of burden, and their use/misuse of prescription medication
and alcohol. Lene Levy-Storms, PhD UCLA Research focus: Communication issues between health care providers and patients in long-term care. Yunju Nam, PhD Washington University, St. Louis Research focus: The eff...
Despite alternatives, addictive drugs most often prescribed for sleep problems
...re at greater risk of receiving prescription sleep medication
with a high abuse potential," he said. The study, ...the reason for a visit, a patient's diagnosis, the medication
prescribed and the therapeutic and preventive services recommended during that visit. The majority o...
Pfizer's antifungal VFEND provides significant cost advantages when used as initial therapy
...o oral VFEND allows patients to remain on the same medication
throughout the course of treatment, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Most frequently reported adverse events (all causalities) in therapeutic trials were visual disturbances, fever, rash, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, headache, sepsis, per...
UVa Health System doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures
...ly surgery provides a better outcome than standard medication
treatment, we will be encouraging all patients with early temporal lobe epilepsy to have surgery," said Dr. Nathan Fountain, associate professor of neurology and director of UVa's F. E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, founded in 1977 as one ...
Possible treatment found for 'chemobrain'
Patients who take medication
for cancer often find themselves with a new proble...naps in the afternoon, if I feel the need." "This medication
has really helped me," Metz said. "I feel like my brain capacity is back to normal." All participant...
New eye treatment technology wins Kaye Award for Hebrew University researcher
...ompound is dissolved -- reach the eye surface, the medication
is more speedily and effectively absorbed than in existing preparations. This promises great potential for Novagali in the development of future eye medications. Founded in 2000 by Prof. Benita and the Hebrew University's Yissum Research Development...
HIV treatment programs in poor countries as effective as in developed countries
...t to those in need. The article found that cost of medication
was a significant factor--six months after ART ini...dding that, if ART is free, patients' adherence to medication
is good. However, "in most poor countries the cost of antiretrovirals is really prohibitive" and "ev...
New technology can boost bottom lines for US hospitals
...ts of the hospital system such as lab results and medication
orders and "writes" them into the physician's documentation. This feature dramatically reduces the amount of time that physicians waste searching for patient data to make important clinical decisions. Conclusions The degree to which Compliance+ ...
Delaying medication for infrequent seizures may be the best option
...f THE LANCET. The authors also found that delaying medication
did not increase the risk of chronic epilepsy in t...e is little to gain in the long-term from starting medication
immediately." He adds: "In what is often a difficult decision good data coupled with a clinical synt...
Scientists advocate delaying medication for early epilepsy
...f seizure recurrence in the long-term and delaying medication
does not increase their risk of chronic epilepsy. ...e is little to gain in the long-term from starting medication
immediately." "In what is often a difficult decision good data coupled with a clinical synthesis of ...
Lowering resistance to insulin may delay or prevent onset of type 2 diabetes
... may be significantly delayed or prevented through medication
that takes the load off of the body's delicate insulin-producing cells, according to a study released today by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. They presented their findings at the American Diabete...
Study examines reasons for suboptimal outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery
...ems noted with programming the DBS device and with medication
adjustment. "Patients with movement disorders, with or without DBS, require frequent medication
adjustments. Thirty (73 percent) of 41 patients in our series required medication
changes. Three pat...
Increasing the success of liver transplants by managing levels of anti-rejection drugs
...m then used the data to determine if the patient's medication
required adjustment to keep the levels within a safe range. Initially, only 50% of CNI levels were within the acceptable target ranges; this increased to 80% after the process was implemented. The amount of variation in CNI levels was significantly ...
Medication orlistat appears helpful in improving weight management for obese adolescents
...would not be surprising that no single weight-loss medication
will find favor with all adolescents; pharmacotherapy will need to be individualized following a comprehensive assessment of the adolescent including the presence or absence of various comorbidities [related disease]. Until [more] data are available...
Many drugs prescribed for chronic insomnia are not approved for that purpose
...uch that trazodone became the most frequently used medication
for the treatment of insomnia." He said that 78 percent of psychiatrists now make trazodone their first choice. "In addition to trazodone, a wide variety of antidepressants, antipsychotics and sedatives gained favor for the treatment of insomnia des...
Invasive treatment may be more effective for heart attack patients presenting late to hospital
...minantly on coronary stenting plus the intravenous medication
abciximab or a conventional conservative treatment strategy (n=183), which included an intravenous infusion of heparin. The researchers found that the final left ventricular infarct size was significantly smaller in patients assigned to the invasive...
Oral liquid hydroxyurea promising for long-term use in babies with sickle cell anemia
...th hydroxyurea requires periodic checkups, but the medication
is relatively inexpensive and should be adaptable to countries with limited resources, he said. Ware is a co-author of the paper. Other authors of the article include Zora Rogers (University of Texas, Dallas); Lynn W. Wynn, MSN, PNP, CCRP (St. Jude);...
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