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Drinking pink liquid may lead to a black tongue

...gnition, appropriate treatments, and changing drug regimens can eliminate them," explains Dr. DeRossi. He notes that, as the population ages and more drugs become available, patients can expect to encounter additional oral side effects from medications. "A dentist can help, both in diagnosing drug interactio...

New drugs improve bone marrow cancer outlook

...nsplant, therapy is often supportive. Chemotherapy regimens used for leukemia have been used, but results are disappointing and suggest great risk to patient lives than benefit. New drugs, such as 5--azacytidine, lenalidomide, decitabine, and cytarabine, are now being tested for efficacy and safety to treat M...

Obesity surgery translates to cardiac benefit

...creasingly popular solution when diet and exercise regimens fail. Bariatric surgery is now an approved therapeutic intervention for class II-III obesity, and may correlate to improved risk for heart disease. In a study presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 55th Annual Scientific Session, a...

Obesity may affect response to asthma medications

...ht may help physicians to better tailor medication regimens to meet individual patient needs. Peters-Golden also notes that much research about asthma and other conditions is exploring the possibility that genetic factors might explain individual variations in responses to medications. He says it is likely t...

Most effective anthrax treatment: VA-Stanford study finds

...d at six days it was nearly 80 percent. Multi-drug regimens were found to be more effective than single-drug regimens. And among all the anthrax patients who survived, 80 percent had fluid drained from around their lungs, a procedure known as pleural fluid drainage. Comparing the 2001 anthrax cases with all o...

Drug treatment before angioplasty or stent placement not beneficial for heart attack patients

... facilitated interventions with thrombolytic-based regimens should be avoided." (Quote by e-mail; not in paper) In an accompanying Comment Drs. Gregg Stone (Columbia University Medical Center and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY, USA) and Bernard Gersh (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA) sta...

Race/ethnicity predict lipids, heart-disease risk in HIV-1 patients on protease inhibitors

...e used by physicians to help tailor antiretroviral regimens to individuals' genetic profiles. They also emphas...inical trials across the country, including 440 on regimens that included a protease inhibitor. Researchers analyzed the DNA of these patients and examined thei...

Ethnic differences in response to HIV medicines

...mprove the selection of appropriate antiretroviral regimens and preventive cardiovascular therapies, and ultimately may decrease the long-term cardiovascular risk of these patients....

Study sets new gold standard for initial antiretroviral treatment of HIV infection

...ly. While Gallant notes that antiretroviral drug regimens have dramatically decreased in complexity in the last 10 years, he says that it would not have been unusual in 1996 for patients to have been taking combinations of up to 24 pills per day, in as many as five daily doses, and often with complicated fo...

Flexible drug dosing produces less side-effects in people with epilepsy

For the first time, researchers compared dosing regimens of an antiepileptic drug (AED) used for treatment ...ividual patient response. Results showed that both regimens were highly effective in reducing seizure frequency in patients who were refractory to treatment. H...

Rapid emotional recovery of breast-cancer survivors surprises researchers

...an extended emotional crisis after their treatment regimens end, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study appears in the December issue of Supportive Care in Cancer. "We thought we'd find that women do worse psychologically after treatment," ...

Physicians: Simple 'instrument' allows medical staff to check patients' literacy

... interpreting instructions for drugs and self-care regimens to understanding insurance and informed-consent documents. Among the consequences are failure to receive appropriate preventive care, increased hospitalization risks and possibly higher health-care costs. Reports issued by the Institute of Medicine, ...

Use of chemotherapy after surgery for colon cancer has risen, with increase in survival rate

...r in blacks than the 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin regimens that were dominant during the time that the cohorts reported herein were followed up for survival," the authors conclude....

Depressed heart patients skip medications, have elevated stress hormones

...ary heart disease: lack of adherence to medication regimens and increased levels of norepinephrine, a stress hormone. "Patients with depression are more likely to suffer heart attacks and heart failure, and more likely to die of heart disease, and no one knows why," notes Mary Whooley, MD, a staff physician a...

Older women who receive pelvic irradiation for cancer have increased risk for pelvic fracture

...ch as bone mineral densitometry screening, medical regimens aimed at preventing osteoporosis, and fall prevention. Such strategies should be evaluated in prospective studies. In addition, changes in irradiation techniques for high-risk individuals to minimize the irradiation dose received by bone should be in...

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV

...lp to improve the timing of short-term prophylaxis regimens and possibly lead to the development of new strategies for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV....

MabThera A unique approach providing lasting benefits for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

...sistent with Earlier Studies Overall the MabThera regimens were well tolerated. Adverse events experienced were consistent with those noted in earlier studies of MabThera in RA. The most frequently reported adverse events in the study were primarily infusion-related, comparable to placebo and mild-to-moderat...

Heart care lacking for those with clogged leg blood vessels

...heart disease weren't sticking to their medication regimens and that their doctors could do a better job of monitoring and encouraging their use of the drugs. "The majority of patients with PAD die from heart attacks, heart failure or strokes, so we need to help as many patients as possible get screened, unde...

Lancet study: Pfizer's Vfend equals two-drug candidemia regimen, with fewer serious side effects

...eatment options. Results showed that the treatment regimens were comparable in terms of effectiveness, including time required to clear Candida from the blood. Investigators concluded that Vfend is an effective alternative to this regimen and that it is among the most useful treatment options for candidemia i...

New studies examine the evidence on probiotics in IBS

...ber of patients. "We found that various probiotic regimens may be useful in IBS, but larger trials are needed to verify findings from the smaller studies we analyzed," said Dr. Paveen Roy, the study's lead researcher. About Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder charact...

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