Tag: "medications" at medical news
UCLA researchers find common gastrointestinal condition keeps patients up at night
...cations, surgery, or a combination of methods. OTC medications
may provide temporary relief but will not prevent symptoms from recurring. In addition, lifestyle changes that can minimize GERD symptoms include avoiding fatty foods, caffeine, onions, chocolate and alcohol. Losing weight may also help alleviate GE...
Anti-depressant use linked to increased GI bleeding
...ern University examined the use of these and other medications
with similar risks in patients admitted to several...irin, Plavix, Coumadin and Lovenox (blood thinning medications
used to prevent heart attacks and strokes). The team found that patients admitted with bleeding wer...
OTC treatments for reflux fail to match relief of prescriptions
...escribed 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 using OTC medicines. In face-to-face interviews, researchers asked 1,908 participants about their ...
Statin use associated with reduced risk of pancreatic and esophageal cancers
...wever, dose, duration and the nature of particular medications
were not factored into either analysis. Researchers involved in the study note that these results should be interpreted with caution given the limitations of the population, the database and the retroactive design of the study. "This research sugg...
Changing medication packages could help patients follow prescriptions, study suggests
COLUMBUS , Ohio Distributing prescription medications
in specially designed blister packages rather than in bottles may increase the likelihood that medications
will be taken properly, a new study suggests. The study found that patients taking lisinopril a med...
Small, open-label study shows potential use of novel antibiotic rifaximin for Crohn's disease
... and who have not responded to all other available medications
for the disease. The study was conducted by Dr. Ellen Scherl--Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatolog...
Clinical trial proves link between chiropractic and migraines
...hem was less or that they didn't need to use their medications
as much. This last result is very significant because some of the migraine medications
are very strong drugs which have lots of side effects. Some of the migraine medications
also have th...
Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose
...inhaler use, the researchers found. Rescue inhaler medications
such as albuterol are used to immediately open the lung's airways during an asthma attack. Fluticasone, beclomethasone and budesonide prevent and reduce the severity of asthma attacks over a longer period of time. The studies did not contain enough ...
As morphine turns 200, drug that blocks its side effects reveals new secrets
...orphine remains the standard against which all new medications
for postoperative pain relief are compared," notes Jonathan Moss, M.D., Ph.D., professor of anesthesia and critical care at the University of Chicago. Despite 200 years of increasingly frequent use however, even the medical uses of morphine still pre...
Narcotic drugs effective for severe, chronic pain in older patients
can safely and effectively ease severe, chronic pa... desires/needs to escalate the dose of opioid pain medications
they take -- a class of drugs including morphine, methadone and oxycodone (sold as OxyContin, Percoc...
Cognitive function and compliance with Seroquel examined in separate studies in schizophrenia
... of schizophrenia. Specifically, patients who take medications
that are effective and well tolerated, and who stick to that treatment, are more likely to manage their illness successfully," said Philip Harvey, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "The results of these studies reconfi...
Ramelteon demonstrates no abuse potential according to study results
...n extended period, underscoring the need for sleep medications
with little or no abuse potential." It is estimated that 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia at least a few nights per week. Most currently prescribed sleep agents and some investigational drugs work by targeting gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) ...
New Seroquel data show significant improvement in compliance and cognition in schizophrenia
...ever, all too often patients have to struggle with medications
that cause distressing side effects such as extrap... Hospital, Germany. "It is critical therefore that medications
are not only effective in treating symptoms but are also well tolerated, which is where atypicals su...
Medication errors continue even in highly computerized hospital
...on of improper doses (33 percent) or inappropriate medications
(seven percent). The researchers found errors occurred at the following stages of care, 61 percent ordering, 25 percent monitoring, 13 percent administration, one percent dispensing and 0 percent transcription. The authors note that the computer syst...
Within six months, one in three patients fail to take medications as prescribed
CHICAGO Therapy that includes medications
to reduce high blood pressure and to lower lipid l... than a third of patients fail to take one or both medications
as prescribed, according to a study in the May 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the...
Students who get drunk weekly have higher risk of injuries
...eight, gender, alcohol tolerance, body metabolism, medications
and other variables," she said. "What it takes to make someone drunk varies from individual to individual." The overall goal of the $3.2 million Study to Prevent Alcohol-Related Consequences (SPARC) is to reduce the availability of alcohol to student...
Combating fatigue associated with liver disease
...in combating fatigue associated with PBC, but that medications
with fewer side effects should be tested in the future....
Emory study finds health care use, work productivity linked to health levels
...f hospitalization, medical visits and prescription medications
than the completely healthy adults. "By promoting overall physical and mental wellness, I believe we could reduce the demand for health care as well as increase workplace productivity. The reduction of demand by focusing on true health should be a c...
Enhancing innate immunity improves Crohn's disease symptoms
...efe says it is important to remember that powerful medications
can sometimes have serious side effects, so studies must continue to ensure GM-CSF is not used in patients it might harm. The investigators believe if research continues to demonstrate the drug is effective and safe for most patients, using GM-CSF...
Increase in heart surgery mortality from SSRIs or depression?
...duct longer-term studies to see if anti-depression medications
and psychotherapy can influence the mortality rates for these patients." Xiong added: "Just as importantly, we need to see if we should introduce a depression screening tool in our standard treatment for patients with heart disease. Should we be scre...
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