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Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma

...t" -- requiring occasional use of beta agonists to relieve symptoms but causing few emergency department visits or hospitalizations. Opinion has been divided among experts as to how best to treat these conditions. In 1997, an expert NIH panel recommended daily use of inhaled steroids to prevent attacks, and ...

Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs

...the nurses to wonder if the infants were trying to relieve their breathing problems by wriggling into a posit... whether any of the other sleeping positions could relieve breathing problems, the Cochrane reviewers found. In healthy children without severe breathing prob...

Program for abdominal and pelvic health offered at Rush University Medical Center

...r physicians employ state-of-the-art techniques to relieve the pain of cystitis, urinary infections, postprostatectomy, and other pelvic and rectal disorders." said Dr. Marc Brand, colorectal surgeon. Surgery is not the only solution for everyone with pelvic and abdominal problems according to physiatrist Dr...

M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution

...n concert with mainstream care to manage symptoms, relieve stress, and enhance quality of life. Integrative Medicine Program faculty also conduct research into the biological and behavioral effects of mind/body-based interventions; the anti-cancer potential of natural compounds; and acupuncture to treat comm...

Morphine for chest pain increases death risk

...art attack have long been treated with morphine to relieve chest pain, an analysis by researchers from the Du...reatment with sufficient doses of nitroglycerin to relieve pain before resorting to morphine. In their analysis of the clinical data and outcomes of more than ...

The relationship between clinical depression and chronic pain

...ard antidepressant medication will not necessarily relieve the suffering of a depressed patient whose pain is not only real but also intensely physical....

Surgery to treat vocal-cord spasms shows high success rate

...red every few months, these treatments temporarily relieve the symptoms, but not the disorder. At up to $2,000 a pop, the shots are pricey as well as uncomfortable and time-consuming. Some patients also can develop Botox resistance. In 1993, Dr. Gerald Berke, chief of head and neck surgery at the David Gef...

St. John's Wort only minimally effective in relieving major depression, review confirms

... John's Wort, the herbal medicinal long thought to relieve symptoms of depression, provides only minor benefits in patients with the most acute depression and perhaps no benefit for those with chronic depression. The updated review of 37 trials, involving 4,925 patients, reaffirms earlier findings that St. J...

Penn researchers find relief for gastrointestinal illnesses

...n orally administered, gut-specific antibiotic, to relieve symptoms of SBBO and pouchitis. In the first study, 14 patients with SBBO (10 had Crohn's disease, 2 had scleroderma, and 2 had a mixed connective tissue disorder) were given Rifaximin for 14 days. Thirteen of the 14 patients (9 of 10 patients wit...

As morphine turns 200, drug that blocks its side effects reveals new secrets

...ughs" in 1898. Because of its "heroic" ability to relieve pain, they called it heroin. The medical profession initially welcomed the new drug but soon recognized it's addictive potential. In 1913, Bayer halted production, edited the drug out of their official company history and focused instead on marketin...

Northwestern Memorial participates in trial to test effectiveness of drug to treat endometriosis

...ectiveness of an investigational drug, ERB-041, to relieve pelvic pain and inflammation due to endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects more than 5.5 million American women. Endometriosis is caused when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere in the body, causing chronic pelvic pai...

Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study

... doctor quickly. Antiviral medications do not help relieve PHN once it has begun. The researchers emphasize that the zoster vaccine was tested only as a preventive therapy and is not intended as a treatment for those who already have shingles or postherpetic neuralgia. On April 25, Merck announced that it ha...

Risk of heart attack may increase with certain anti-inflammatory drugs

...scribed NSAIDS. NSAIDS are commonly prescribed to relieve inflammation and pain, and include ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, celecoxib and rofecoxib, plus a host of other less commonly prescribed anti-inflammatories. The findings were adjusted to allow for several other heart attack risk factors including...

New report indicates acupuncture provides relief for sufferers of dry mouth

...rgence of acupuncture is allowing some patients to relieve or significantly reduce dry mouth's debilitating effects, according to a report in the May/June 2005 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal. Dry mouth (also known as xerostomia) is a painf...

Placebos can bring emotional relief

...ivity is increased when placebos have been used to relieve pain. The researchers found that, as in placebo treatment for pain, expectation played a major role in effectiveness. Those subjects who expected the largest effect--as measured by the effect they reported from the real antianxiety drug the previous ...

Mayo Clinic finds kidney disease associated with 'benign' prostate obstruction

...PH," says Dr. Rule. "There are also medications to relieve obstructions, by either shrinking the prostate gland or relaxing muscles that contribute to the obstruction." The recent study surveyed 476 white men, ages 40-79, randomly selected from Olmsted County, Minn. Eventually, the researchers would like to...

Halt NSAIDs use before gum surgery, Case researchers say

...d widely used over-the-counter medication taken to relieve inflammation in arthritis and prevents blood clots associated with heart disease, can result in increased bleeding during surgery. While previous studies have shown increased bleeding during other types of surgeries, Case researchers published their...

Surgeons lack training in palliative surgical options

...urgical intervention, the objective of which is to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life rather than cure disease or extend survival, according to background information in the article. Because the goals of surgical palliation must be balanced with the associated risks of surgery, the decision to oper...

Magnetic insoles do not provide pain relief, Mayo Clinic study reports

...Minn. -- Magnetic shoe insoles did not effectively relieve foot pain among patients in a study, researchers r...for pain relief), many people have used magnets to relieve their pain, spending approximately $5 billion worldwide -- an estimated $500 million in the United S...

Innovative gel reduces post-operative pain

...up. Most surgeries on the sinuses are conducted to relieve chronic sinusitis or to remove polyps. Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed using instruments inserted through the nose to remove thickened and diseased tissue while disturbing as little healthy tissue as possible. The surgery is typically performed...

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