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Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends

...n cognitive therapy, so, too, can the expertise of prescribing physicians play a role in the success of antidepressant medication treatment. Studies have shown that antidepressant medication dosages are still largely a matter of physicians' discretion. "Clearly, cognitive therapy is not for everyone, and its ...

It takes a village to improve the health of children

...roviding routine physical exams, making diagnoses, prescribing therapies, and charting appropriate treatment plans. The ever-evolving role of pediatric physicians requires a fuller understanding of children and adolescents' total environment. A review article published in the April supplement of the journal Pedi...

Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients

...physicians said likely contributes to insufficient prescribing of the drugs to treat heart attacks. These findings are important, the researchers said, because approximately one in three patients rushed to emergency rooms with heart attack symptoms do not receive these potentially life-saving drugs. One reason c...

More evidence suggests statins help cut risk for advanced prostate cancer

...ion that data are not conclusive enough to warrant prescribing the drug to reduce cancer risk alone because many questions still linger, such as how they might contribute to delaying the cancer process more effectively than non-statins. "Additional large studies may help confirm these results, but we also have s...

Class effect of statins in elderly patients

...e supporting this assumption has been limited, and prescribing practice suggest that some statins are preferred over others. Zhou and colleagues compared the effectiveness of 5 commonly prescribed statins in a head-to-head retrospective analysis of data 18 000 elderly patients who had AMI and who filled a prescr...

The power of drug advertising: Patients often get what they ask for

... time when no drug request was made. As expected, prescribing antidepressants was less common in those cases in which the actors portrayed the less-serious adjustment disorder (Role 2): 55 percent when Paxil was requested, 39 percent when a general drug request was made, and 10 percent when no drugs were reques...

Direct-to-consumer advertising may influence physicians' prescribing decisions

...dications can have a profound effect on physicians prescribing medications for major depression, according to a n...made no request for medication. "Antidepressant prescribing rates were highest for visits in which standardized patients made general requests for medication (7...

Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression

...medications have a "profound effect" on physicians prescribing for major depression and adjustment disorder. Thes...cific and general requests significantly increased prescribing in both major depression and adjustment disorder, brand-specific requests had a more pronounced effe...

Too many doctors fail to follow guidelines and to prescribe best treatments for heart patients

...irst large European study to look at the effect of prescribing practices on outcome in heart failure outpatients outside of a clinical trial[1], Professor Michel Komajda and colleagues investigated the way that 1,410 patients with mild to moderate heart failure were treated by 150 randomly selected cardiologists...

Politicians bury their heads in the sand while global flu threat mounts

...ly of relevant drugs, he argues, and GPs and other prescribing practitioners must prepare for the practicalities of dealing with an epidemic or pandemic of influenza. Avian flu is now a true threat to the world's population, Dr Higson concludes. Planning from world leaders to prevent it and deal with its conseq...

Treat depression and chronic pain separately, U-M researchers say

...he reasons that treating a patient's depression by prescribing an antidepressant that has no analgesic (pain-killing) properties may have little or no impact on their pain. The study, in the May issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, notes that doctors often lump together the two conditions when they treat patients ex...

The relationship between clinical depression and chronic pain

..., and treatment efficacy." As this study affirms, prescribing a standard antidepressant medication will not necessarily relieve the suffering of a depressed patient whose pain is not only real but also intensely physical....

Two studies document rise of superbugs in the environment

... has become a problem due in part to inappropriate prescribing and overuse of antibiotics. These drug-resistant "...ns, Dr. Pop-Vicas said, and should be judicious in prescribing antibiotics. Treating infections caused by MDR bacteria is "a therapeutic challenge," Dr. Pop-Vicas ...

Tamoxifen shows no benefit, risk for breast cancer survivors' heart health

...with treatment decision making." Oncologists began prescribing tamoxifen, which blocks the effects of estrogen, to treat postmenopausal breast cancer in 1978. Since then, the drug has also been shown to reduce the risk of cancer in the opposite breast, as well as breast cancer recurrence. It also cuts breast can...

Study compares stomach acid control of three proton pump inhibitors in chronic NSAID users

...ce of other serious stomach conditions. For full prescribing information for NEXIUM please visit www.purplepill.com About AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of he...

Anti-depressant use linked to increased GI bleeding

...ly conscientious about potential side effects when prescribing multiple medications for their patients."...

Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error

...tals since the IOM report: Computerized physician prescribing decreased medical errors by 80%. Including pharmacist with medical team reduced preventable adverse drug events by 78% Standardizing medication practices reduced adverse drug events by 60% Team training in labor delivery reduced adverse outcomes i...

Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation

...uisite for the follow-up of the patient. For full prescribing information, visit www.rocheusa.com/products/cellcept/pi.html . About Roche More Than a Century in the U.S. and the World Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is one of the world's leading innovation-driven healthcare ...

Cognitive function and compliance with Seroquel examined in separate studies in schizophrenia

...GPT increase, dyspepsia, and weight gain. For full prescribing information for SEROQUEL, please visit the Web site www.seroquel.com . ABOUT ASTRAZENECA AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and t...

Ramelteon demonstrates no abuse potential according to study results

...is a significant concern to patients as well as to prescribing physicians," said Roland Griffiths, PhD, Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. "The chronic nature of some types of insomnia may necessitate treatment for an extended period,...

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