Tag: "pain" at medical news
Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
... as a first line therapy for patients with chronic pain
and arthritis. Dr Roland W. Moskowitz, Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland, lead author of the Editorial comments, "Careful review of the pros and cons of using these agents, and the situatio...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...e detected years before a person experiences chest pain
or has a heart attack. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to look for early signs of atherosclerosis in the walls of the aorta. Researchers then examined the relationship between body shape and early signs of arterial disease. They found tha...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...en the cause of these disturbances. Arthritis and pain
can cause frequent awakenings and interfere with f...th immediate and long-term self-reported sleep and pain
in older osteoarthritis patients. This demonstrates that improving sleep can be analgesic in older ...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...t of taking verapamil to alleviate the devastating pain
of cluster headaches has to be balanced against the risk of causing a heart abnormality that could progress into a more serious problem, said study author Peter Goadsby, MD, PhD, DSc, of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen S...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
... to determine the true economic cost of persistent pain
in Australia in a project being funded by the MBF ...ng age suffers from relentless and often disabling pain
but as few as 10 per cent of those affected are getting adequate treatment. The Foundation is back...
Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements
...ve long suspected: People with a high fear of back pain
will twist, bend and make other unusual moves to t... Ohio, for a year after their recovery from a back pain
injury. This second piece, which will wrap up in May 2008, aims to confirm whether pain
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...al infarction. Unstable angina, which causes chest pain
and discomfort, occurs when a coronary artery is partially blocked. Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, occurs when a coronary artery is completely blocked, cutting off blood flow to the heart resulting in death of heart muscle. The ability to...
Why women get more migraines than men
...of the brain. CSD may in turn trigger not only the pain
of migraine but the visual symptoms, nausea, dizziness and difficulty concentrating so common in migraine patients. Brennan, working in Charles lab, used imaging techniques to visualize the initiation and spread of CSD in anesthetized male and fem...
Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children
...ical exercise. Four patients complained of muscle pain
but had no elevated muscle enzymes, Hutten said. During the average 4.5 years of follow-up, no serious clinical or laboratory adverse events were reported, as well as any untoward effects on sexual maturation or growth, Kastelein said. However, the...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
...r loved ones and the need to recognize that chest pain
may not occur in everyone who has a heart attack. ...y, patients who came to the hospital with no chest pain
but with other symptoms of heart attack were less than one-third as likely as those with chest pain
Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
...ry air pockets in the chest cavity, mild to severe pain
after the procedure, pneumonia, and problems with their ureters. Generally, the report says, this study shows that the procedure ... has a very low rate of complications. Standard treatment for RCC has been a removal of the affected kidney, alo...
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals submits supplemental new drug application for Lubiprostone to treat IBS-C
... of these cases. IBS-C symptoms include abdominal pain
and discomfort associated with defecation or a cha..., diarrhea (6% vs. 4%, respectively) and abdominal pain
(4% vs. 5%, respectively). The incidence of these adverse reactions was lower in the IBS-C clinical...
New research spares children the pain of the needle
...ldren suffering from pneumonia could be spared the pain
of the doctors needle, thanks to new research fund...ling. Most importantly children will be spared the pain
and distress that injections cause....
Rochester spreads knowledge of cancer-related fatigue
...ditions that may contribute to it, such as anemia, pain
or depression. Studies show that anemia medications alleviate cancer fatigue to some degree. Other classes of drugs called psychostimulants have shown promise in open-label trials. Further research is needed. -- Non-drug remedies. A growing body of ...
Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain
...ple continue to suffer from life-altering, chronic pain
long after their injuries have actually healed" ...rsity researcher has found a key source of chronic pain
appears to be an old memory trace that essentially gets stuck in the prefrontal cortex, the site of ...
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
...nd advice directed by physical therapists improved pain
and function in the short term (Article, p. 787)....ho received real exercise and real advice had less pain
and more mobility than a group who received sham exercise and sham advice, but at 12 months, these p...
AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression
...nd as a result of normal out-patient management of pain
from cancer, accidents, or illnesses. The major...experimental AMPAKINE drug, without a reduction of pain
relief or sedation. Greer and coworkers treated rats with the opioids analgesic fentanyl or the b...
New drug development facility helps move medicines to market
... Limited with the preclinical development of a new pain
killer made from venom of the Australian marine cone snail and Brisbane company Progen Industries Limited with a new cancer treatment that is now being tested in human trials in hospitals around the world. "Australian biotech companies, universiti...
Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
...d to prevent epileptic seizures and to treat nerve pain
caused by shingles substantially reduces hot flash...da.gov/ ) to treat epileptic seizures in 1994, and pain
from shingles in 2002. The ability of gabapentin to reduce hot flashes was first detected when it...
Radium-223: An alternative treatment for prostate cancer
...se include, among other factors, a 25% increase in pain
severity, increased painkiller consumption, new pathological bone fractures, tumour related orthopaedic surgical intervention, and use of radioisotopes to relieve new skeletal related symptoms. The authors believe larger clinical trials are needed ...
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