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News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007

...p apnea (OSA) and diastolic heart failure may find relief in the form of diuretics, according to a new study. Italian researchers treated 15 patients hospitalized with severe OSA, hypertension, and diastolic heart failure, with intravenous diuretics. Patients were treated twice daily for 3 days, and polysom...

Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

...ther diseases. But psychologically, it may provide relief to know that you are not the only one packing on the pounds. The paper, Social Dynamics of Obesity, is the first to provide a mathematical model of the impact of economic, biological and social factors on aggregate body weight distribution. It ...

New study shows Rescue Remedy is an effective all-natural stress, anxiety reliever

...vide better emotional balance and fast, convenient relief from everyday stress. The result of this independent study is not only welcome news for those of us who encounter stressful situations every day, but particularly for the 40 million Americans who suffer from physician-diagnosed anxiety, said Ronal...

High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act endorsed by American College of Physicians

...rse their efforts to provide scholarships and debt relief for physicians who choose primary care and agree to practice in critical shortage areas. The first proposal of the High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act of 2007 suggests a scholarship program for general physicians in high-need areas. The p...

New drug shows promise in treatment of advanced thyroid cancer

...ot candidates for standard treatments. "It's a relief to have a real option for these patients," Cohen said. "The standard chemotherapy for refractory thyroid cancer is not very effective and can have multiple significant side effects. It appears, in this early study, to keep the cancer from growing f...

Hot flashes may be welcome sign in women with breast cancer, study says

...mon request for additional treatment we get is for relief from these symptoms." The study was based upon data from the comparison group of the Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) study a multi-site randomized trial of the impact of a diet high in vegetables, fruits and fiber, and low in fat on the r...

AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression

...imental AMPAKINE drug, without a reduction of pain relief or sedation. Greer and coworkers treated rats with the opioids analgesic fentanyl or the barbiturate sedative Phenobarbital, both commonly prescribed in the United States. Greer used a technique known as plethysmography, which measures blood flow ...

Brain-boosting pill alleviates post-chemotherapy fogginess

...ius pill for enhancing cognitive function provided relief to a small group of Rochester breast cancer survivors who were coping with a side effect known as chemo-brain, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. Sixty-eight women, who had completed treatment for breast cancer, participat...

Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer

... now the only therapeutic agents proven to provide relief are androgen-originating hormones, some of which can actually fuel their cancer. So any symptom relief these men get comes with worry about new cancer growth. "To my knowledge, this is the first nonho...

Journal Sleep: Longer CPAP use at night can normalize one's daytime functioning

...show that more CPAP use is associated with greater relief of sleepiness, no matter how it's measured," said Weaver. According to Dr. Weaver, there are also patients who normalize on therapy with somewhat limited CPAP use. "The actual need for CPAP in terms of reversing sleepiness is likely to be individ...

Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra

...and improved functionality. Surgical patients saw relief from symptoms fairly quickly, reporting major improvements as early as six weeks after their operation. Non-operative treatments included physical therapy, steroid injections, and medicines to relieve pain. Surgery involved relieving pressure on...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

...of patients, who typically experience the greatest relief from symptoms when their devices are tuned by physicians to deliver rapid pulses, Grill said. Patients' symptoms can actually worsen when the devices are dialed to a slower setting. The intensity of stimulation also plays an important role, the stu...

Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women

...ny said. The findings showed significant symptom relief at three months and sustained relief at one year. Women treated with the optimized protocol reported greater symptom relief and quality o...

New hope for severe heart disease patients

...that they were able to reduce their intake of pain relief with marked improvements in some patients," Profes...re heart disease offering the exciting prospect of relief from constant pain in the foreseeable future." ...

Ground breaking research to end in tears

... which work with yournatural tears to give lasting relief from dye eyes," Associate ProfessorMillar says....

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...be injected directly into nerve cells. Strong pain relief resulted, but in some cases the injections caused nerve damage. "Our publication represents the first proof that gene therapy can work in a way that is clinically applicable," said Stephanos Kyrkanides, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor of Dentist...

What exactly is repetitive strain injury?

...ercise to be beneficial both for providing symptom relief and improving the activities of daily living. Other treatments such as massage or use of ergonomic keyboards at workstations are also regularly prescribed; however three separate studies into these non-proven techniques did not reduce sick leave i...

Data showed improved quality of life and patient satisfaction with SYMBICORT

...ma Medication (PSAM) questionnaire, which measures relief of symptoms, perception of medication, and compari...the other treatment groups, including: Control relief index: SYMBICORT, 74.3 vs. budesonide pMDI, 59.2; formoterol DPI, 62.2; or placebo, 38.3 Percept...

Novel treatments may help alleviate constipation, IBS in women

...nvestigational medications experienced significant relief in constipation, while a third study demonstrated ...ve the treatment to report moderate or significant relief of IBS symptoms. Endpoints included abdominal discomfort, stool consistency, straining and others. ...

New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation

...d anti-inflammatory drugs) only provides temporary relief and is usually not successful in clearing up the condition. Moreover, as a result of limited or aggressive surgical treatment, a dilemma stands between permanent recurrence and fecal incontinence. On the other hand, long-term efficacy of biological...

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