Tag: "placebos" at medical news
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...effects of giving HRT to 12,353 women, with giving placebos
to 11,930 other women. They concluded that giving HRT does not protect post-menopausal women from CVD. In addition, women who have specific risks that may make them prone to suffer from blood clots should be discouraged from taking HRT at all. Review...
St. John's Wort only minimally effective in relieving major depression, review confirms
...l involved comparisons between St. John's Wort and placebos
or synthetic antidepressants given for at least four weeks. St. John's Wort is available over the counter in the United States, where lifetime depression has an estimated prevalence of 16 percent. In Europe, St. John's Wort generally can be obtaine...
Media invited to international conference on bipolar disorder June 16-18 in Pittsburgh
...rations for designing clinical trials that involve placebos
A staffed press room will be available on site and media briefings will be held Thursday and Friday. To register as press, please contact Lisa Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gloria Kreps at email@example.com or call the University of Pittsburgh Me...
Search for bipolar gene, toll of disease topics of conference call briefings June 16, 17
...e 16. The ethical questions surrounding the use of placebos
in clinical trials will be discussed by both academic and pharmaceutical industry researchers in a session beginning at 2:45 p.m., Thursday, June 16. Late-breaking research, including studies that are identifying the specific regions of the brain tha...
Placebos can bring emotional relief
Just as placebos
have been shown to bring relief from pain, researc...dulatory network" whose activity is increased when placebos
have been used to relieve pain. The researchers found that, as in placebo treatment for pain, expect...
All placebos not created alike
...sh Medical Journal. While researchers usually use placebos
in clinical trials to test the effectiveness of a ...nvironment, Kaptchuk does not recommend the use of placebos
with patients or deception in the doctor-patient encounter. The aim is to understand how the ritual ...
Aspirin shows promise in combating a common, antibiotic-induced hearing loss
...irin along with the antibiotic, and 106 were given placebos
along with the antibiotic. The results were dramat...idence of hearing loss in the group that was given placebos
was 13 percent, while in the aspirin group it was just 3 percent, or 75 percent lower. "We would lik...
Particular treatments effective for alcohol dependence
....1, respectively) than the 75.1 in those receiving placebos
and medical management only. Naltrexone also reduced the risk of a heavy drinking day over time, most evident in those receiving medical management but not CBI. Acamprosate showed no significant effect on drinking compared with placebo, either by i...
New kind of drug could increase number who quit smoking
...s those who don't use medication or are prescribed placebos
during clinical trials. But despite the relative ...cent to 24.9 per cent. Smokers who were prescribed placebos
(dummy drugs) achieved success rate of between 8.6 per cent and 14.4 per cent. But clinical trials c...
Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference
...ive or negative effects experienced by patients on placebos
are psychological in nature or due to unrelated factors. Much mystery remains as to why and how placebo effects occur in individuals. "A better understanding of the psychological and physical basis of placebo effects may lead to new ways to treat chr...
Preparation may help patients cope with nausea
...e. And, a third group was told that the pills were placebos
and would have no effect whatsoever. Participants sat on a stool inside a drum marked with vertical stripes viewing the drum's rotation induced the illusion of self-motion. The drum was rotated at a constant speed for 16 minutes, unless participants...
Stubborn ulcerative colitis responds to arthritis drug, review finds
...two and six weeks) were 3.2 times more likely than placebos
to lead to remission of symptoms and two times more likely to induce a clinical response at eight weeks. The researchers also found that a single infusion of infliximab was more effective than placebo in reducing the need for colectomy within three...
Recommended doses of ginseng, ginko biloba do not interfere with drug absorption
...ginkgo biloba supplements; and the fourth received placebos
for both supplements. The prescription drug cocktail was again administered and blood and urine samples taken in order to determine the absorption and metabolism of these drugs in the presence of either or both of the herbal supplements. The scient...