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Recreational use of an erectile dysfunction drug can be risky for some
...ented to increase awareness as to the use of these medications
and their association with STDs, including HIV infection." In an accompanying editorial, Joseph S. Alpert, MD, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, is concerned about the public health implications when Sildenafil and its relatives a...
UNC launches study of liver injury caused by drugs
...he National Institutes of Health to study why good medications
are sometimes bad for the liver. During the next ...stained liver injury but who have taken any of the medications
in question also will be enrolled for comparison. In addition to enrolling patients as they are bro...
Statins underprescribed to patients at higher risk of heart disease, Stanford study says
...ing cessation, a healthier diet, more exercise and medications
such as statins. "The problem is that we have not ...an offices between 1992 and 2002, and the types of medications
that were either continued or prescribed during those visits. They then correlated the results with ...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots
...igh-risk patients also can benefit from prescribed medications
to prevent the problems. Authors of the study include Dr. Sprung, Ognjen Gajic, M.D.; David Warner, M.D.; Paul Decker; Rimki Rana, M.D., all of Mayo Clinic; and Denis Bourke, M.D., of the University of Maryland and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medi...
Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study
...erpetic neuralgia is difficult to treat. Antiviral medications
can speed the healing of shingles and reduce the s...ve damage caused by the disease, but only if these medications
are used within 72 hours of the first sign of a shingles rash. Thus, it is important for people to r...
Despite alternatives, addictive drugs most often prescribed for sleep problems
...s in whom other therapies such as over-the-counter medications
have failed. "Overall, the study suggests that some physicians do consider other options before jumping to prescribe a drug to treat sleep problems," he said. But many health care providers don't take public health insurance, Balkrishnan said. This m...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for June 2005 (first issue)
...vulnerable individuals to panic. Moreover, asthma medications
can have anxiety-causing properties and anxiety may further enhance the use of asthma medication. The study appears in the first issue for June 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed journal, the American Journal of Respiratory and Cri...
Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes
...ementation of guidelines for increasing the use of medications
we know save lives." Patients with diabetes are tw...ntifying the disease, failure to begin appropriate medications
and inadequate dosing are all well-documented shortcomings of our health care system," Sanchez said....
UVa Health System doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures
...Health and will compare the ability of surgery and medications
alone to eliminate seizures and side effects, improving the quality of life for epilepsy patients an...
Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors
...should require, a full health exam and list of any medications
that campers use -- and let children have immediate access to emergency drugs for asthma and allergies. And parents shouldn't see camp as a time to give kids a "holiday" from drugs for behavior issues or mental health issues. Even homesickness, a co...
New eye treatment technology wins Kaye Award for Hebrew University researcher
...eye, especially the retina. The ability to deliver medications
to this portion of the eye without injections could provide a significant breakthrough for Novagali....
HIV treatment programs in poor countries as effective as in developed countries
... the developed world. Availability and cost of ART medications
are often barriers to treatment of HIV-infected people in countries lacking resources. Some countries, like Botswana, have government-funded ART programs that provide free or low-cost treatment to those in need. The article found that cost of medicat...
New technology can boost bottom lines for US hospitals
...been discharged. The physician's diagnoses, tests, medications
and other services are "coded" by hospital coders ...sult, if documentation is incomplete, or if tests, medications
or other services are not captured from the chart and included in the billing, the hospital suffers ...
Lowering resistance to insulin may delay or prevent onset of type 2 diabetes
...ue to worsen, despite weight control and exercise, medications
such as pioglitazone can be used to slow or stop their progression to diabetes."...
Study examines reasons for suboptimal outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery
...hree patients in our series improved markedly from medications
alone, one from DBS programming alone, and 17 after a combination of DBS programming and medication changes. As evidenced by the numbers in this series, surgery does not replace appropriate medical management," the authors write. "Ultimately, with di...
Increasing the success of liver transplants by managing levels of anti-rejection drugs
...and increased patient survival rates. While these medications
can aid positive outcomes, high levels of CNIs can cause seizures and kidney damage, and low levels increase the risk of rejection of the transplanted liver. A study in the June issue of The Journal of Pediatrics discusses an approach to managing th...
Canadian study demonstrates new approach to achieving diabetes control
.... Insulin glargine can be used with oral diabetes medications
and/or short-acting insulin to help control diabetes....
Many drugs prescribed for chronic insomnia are not approved for that purpose
.... "There is widespread use of off-label prescribed medications
for insomnia," said McCall, who directs the sleep ...at during the 1990s, the use of FDA-approved sleep medications
called hypnotics declined by 54 percent between 1987 and 1996, "while the use of trazodone (Desyrel)...
Invasive treatment may be more effective for heart attack patients presenting late to hospital
...in the efficacy of thrombolysis (administration of medications
to help dissolve blood clots), the application of this reperfusion method after 12 hours from symptom onset of acute myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack) offers little or no benefit and may be even harmful. Between 8.5 percent to 40 percent of pa...
Panel calls for a new look at treatments commonly used for chronic insomnia
Many of the medications
widely used to manage chronic insomnia have not ye...g chronic insomnia has not been proven. Even those medications
that have been approved for insomnia are approved only for short-term use, leaving chronic sufferers...
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