Tag: "medication" at medical news
I think, therefore I fall
...down by a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, taking medication
for the disorder and insisting she was unable to s...'s disease, and she was prescribed the Parkinson's medication
levodopa to treat her symptoms. Despite treatment, she ended up in a wheelchair, unable to walk, and...
EBCT scans trump angiography at detecting killer heart defect
...eted in fewer than 30 seconds patients don't need medication
to slow their heart rate. EBCT, along with multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) which features a moving X-ray tube but is comparable to EBCT in diagnosis produces stunning three-dimensional images of the heart that help radiologists detect conge...
New study on childhood asthma shows home-based interventions are cost-effective
...ol inhalers, small applicators that deliver asthma medication
directly into the lungs. Children in the intervention group experienced 38 more symptom-free days over the two-year course of the study than those in the control group. "These results show that tailored interventions such as these may have a substant...
Total cholesterol level among US adults continues to decline
...esterol may have been influenced more by increased medication
use rather than by positive lifestyle changes. Increasing prevalence of obesity among adults may have contributed to a blunting in the decrease in total and LDL cholesterol levels, as reflected in the observed trend toward increased triglyceride leve...
Researchers call for better recognition and pain management of endometriosis
... fight" she said "make your lifestyle changes, use medication
to help you if it can, reach out for help and admit you can't do everything." Mimi spent years being told by health professionals that the pain she was suffering was part of the normal menstruation process. She was relieved when she was finally di...
Computers can teach patients about screening for cancer
...re for the screening period, including dietary and medication
adjustments, and how to collect samples. The two groups' knowledge scores were similar, with a trend toward increased knowledge in the computer group: 56 percent versus 41 percent. However, the groups were not large enough to verify that the trend w...
Drug-eluting stents successfully treat vein-graft disease
... encouraging." Drug-eluting stents slowly release medication
that prevents the overgrowth of scar tissue inside the stent, and have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of restenosis in the natural arteries of the heart. Treating worn and diseased vein grafts is more challenging, however. In fact, withi...
Nutrition expert evaluates new weight-loss medication
...g low-dose version of the prescription weight-loss medication
orlistat (marketed by GlaxoSmithKline as Xenical 120 mg) was found to be safe, effective and tolerable in overweight individuals, according to new data presented today at the 2005 Annual Meeting of NAASO, The Obesity Society in Vancouver, British Col...
Antipsychotic drugs linked to increased risk of death for some elderly Alzheimer's patients
... more prominent in the early stages of a course of medication
treatment. He noted the possibility that higher death and illness rates might exist among frail individuals exposed to other classes of drugs, but the absence of long-term data limits the ability to study this question. "We look forward to internatio...
Atypical antipsychotic drugs for dementia may be associated with small increased risk of death
...hin that time. If improvement is not observed, the medication
could be discontinued," the authors write. "As a m...a reassessment in long-term care, but the need for medication
continuation should be regularly reassessed and justified for all individuals. Given the high rates ...
Dual therapy works best for controlling asthma
...d name Foradil. Asthma patients who used both LABA medication
and an inhaled steroid were significantly less likely to have a severe asthma flare-up requiring treatment with an injected or swallowed steroid than patients taking the steroid alone, according to Muireann Ni Chroinin, M.D., of the Norfolk and Norwi...
More than 50% of surveyed Norwegian doctors self-prescribe
... year. Among respondents who had used prescription medication
during the previous year, 90% had self-prescribed. There were no differences in self-prescribing between men and women or between hospital physicians and general practitioners. The most frequently self-prescribed medications were antibiotics, contra...
Emotional impairment linked to cognitive deficits in bipolar children
...irect clinical implications for present and future medication
trials and cognitive behavioral therapy used to treat children with bipolar disorder. Pediatric bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is associated with sexual promiscuity, failure in school, addiction and suicide. The disorder is charact...
Local anesthetics are effective for neuropathic pain
... lidocaine both as a topical and pump-administered medication
typically for shingles, and mexiletine, tocainide and flecainide as antiarrhythmics drugs, used to control irregular heartbeat by slowing nerve impulses and making heart tissue less sensitive. By Lise Stevens, Contributing Writer Health Behavior Ne...
Camryn Manheim speaks out about rheumatoid arthritis
...toms of RA, from exercise and joint protection, to medication
such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, and biologic agents. Biologic agents are a newer class of medications that specifically target parts of the immune system and can help s...
Positive study results for methylphenidate transdermal system
...fessionals and parents the first and only non-oral medication
for children with the disorder." The MTS patch wa...delivery system was designed to provide continuous medication
release throughout the day. The transdermal system releases medication
that passes through the skin...
AAAAI, ACAAI recommend continual assessment of asthma control
...g basis to determine whether changes are needed in medication
either an increase or a decrease." Attaining Opti...step-up in therapy, which may consist of increased medication
use and more frequent visit to the doctor. The new practice parameter asserts that well or complet...
Simple tests may help predict patients' pain after surgery
...sity of their post-surgical pain and how much pain medication
they will need. "Despite advances in pain manageme...n management determining the right amount of pain medication
for each patient. If patients are undertreated and have severe pain, it can lead to ongoing, chronic...
Despite rarity of errors in chemotherapy orders, improvements still needed, study finds
...itals are established leaders in efforts to reduce medication
errors and heighten patient safety. The findings ...'s leadership supported the in-depth review of all medication
orders to gain information about potential system defects. The goal was to utilize the results of t...
Be a control freak: Allergists outline new focus for asthmatics
...n fact, asthma symptoms, sleep disturbance, rescue medication
use and pulmonary function may change significantl...nt of a patient's asthma and the need for possible medication
adjustment." Asthma treatment should be individualized to achieve the target symptom control, accor...
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