Tag: "safety" at medical news
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
...ndomized withdrawal (RW) study and three long-term safety
studies, including two 12-month safety
studies. These pivotal studies demonstrated that lubiprostone produced rapid and sustained effects ...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...ng or as striking." More research is needed on the safety
of light therapy, particularly among children and ...he elderly, Golden said. The study did not look at safety
or adverse effects, as very few reports contain controlled, or comparison, data on side effects or t...
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume
...typical agent (olanzapine) that is due to either a safety
or efficacy advantage and reflected by a differential pattern of brain volume change and clinical response," the authors conclude. "Future clinical studies should attempt to verify whether the early stage of psychosis is associated with brain volume ...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
...al side effects and lack of long-term efficacy and safety
data. (Most weight-loss drugs have no studies beyond one year.) Further, the average weight loss at one year is small to moderate, ACP says, and there are no data on whether weight loss is maintained after drug therapy is discontinued. "Even with wei...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
... to quantify the relative risks. As a result, the safety
of ALIMTA was profoundly improved. In 2004, ALIMTA was approved both in the U.S. and the European Community for treatment of the asbestos-related, difficult-to-treat cancer mesothelioma - ALIMTA is the first and only drug approved - and, with initial...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...e MCG authors suggest precautionary guidelines and safety
training programs to reduce golf-related injuries, proper storage of golf equipment and adult supervision of golf club and golf cart use. Most states, including Georgia, require a driver's license to operate a golf cart on roadways. Dr. Rahimi alrea...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...es conducted a study to determine the efficacy and safety
of a new formulation, which releases naltrexone for 1 month following a single injection, for treatment of alcohol dependence. The 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted between February 2002 and September 2003 at 2...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
... after a heart attack. The trial investigated the safety
and efficacy of stents compared to angioplasty alone in heart attack patients. In angioplasty, a small balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into a blocked artery, and then the balloon is inflated to open the artery. Stenting is performed in conjunc...
IOM report should end nevirapine controversy, HIVMA says
...tute of Medicine (IOM) has reaffirmed nevirapine's safety
and efficacy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. "IOM has confirmed that nevirapine is a valuable tool to prevent mother-to-child transmission in the many places hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic where no other alternative is available," s...
Competition in health care may not result in better quality
...lving competition and regulation to ensure patient safety
and quality of care. For example, the automotive i...in elements such as emissions, fuel efficiency and safety
measures are regulated," he adds....
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...emained in the study so that the effectiveness and safety
of the drug could be thoroughly assessed." Previou... The trial investigators' comparative findings on safety
are valid, the committee said. Questions in previous audits about whether any adverse events had bee...
About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine
...s of alternative medicine have not been tested for safety
and effectiveness, and yet a large majority of old..."More scientific research is needed to examine the safety
and effectiveness of alternative medicines, especially about possible interaction effects when they ...
Probable cause sequences for WTC collapses finalized
...ad investigator for the agency's building and fire safety
investigation into the WTC disaster. "While the bu... could have enhanced building performance and life safety
capabilities on 9-11 had they been available for implementation. All are being considered for NIST's...
Combination vaccine produces lower immune response than vaccines administered separately
...ducted a study to determine the immunogenicity and safety
of a combination 9-valent pneumococcalgroup C meningococcal conjugate candidate vaccine (Pnc9-MenC). The phase 2 randomized controlled trial was conducted from August 2000 to January 2002 and enrolled 240 healthy infants aged 7 to 11 weeks from 2 U....
'Nanoshells' simultaneously detect and destroy cancerous cells
... of the use of gold inside the body that makes the safety
issues somewhat easier to address," Drezek says. Of course, any new technology requires extensive safety
assessment before coming to market, but initial results from nanoshells testing are promising. Nanos...
Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life
...at go beyond common worries about their children's safety
or their aging parents' failing health. "I think it's important to understand that what our study looked at is people with anxious personalities," says Dr. Bower. "These are the chronic worriers -- the people who worry about things that most people d...
Northwestern Memorial researchers release study on smart-pump technology
... won't generate meaningful improvements in patient safety
until they are interfaced with other systems, such as the electronic health record, computerized provider order entry (CPOE), bar coded medication administration systems and pharmacy information systems. Smart pumps are intravenous (IV) pumps used t...
NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine
A small trial testing the safety
of an experimental vaccine targeting West Nile virus (WNV) opened today at the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. The vaccine, which will be tested first in 15 healthy adult volunteers, was developed for human clin...
Mesotherapy not proven as a safe alternative to liposuction
..., patients should be wary of mesotherapy until the safety
and effectiveness of the procedure are confirmed. ... their desired look; however, patients' health and safety
is always foremost on our minds," said Dr. Matarasso. "There is no information on what happens to fa...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...ingly, 69 percent of survey respondents agree that safety
and health are major considerations when choosing an international travel destination. ASTA surveyed more than 1,200 U.S. adult travelers to learn more about steps they take to prepare for vacations outside of their home country. More than 20 million...
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