Tag: "sedative" at medical news
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
... as they mastered the technique of relaxing to the sedative
music." Participants in the study were older adults with sleep difficulties who lived in central Taiwan. Those with certain medical conditions were excluded, as were people taking sleep medication, drinking high levels of caffeine or using existing r...
Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers
...ke when they drink is that nicotine may offset the sedative
effects of alcohol," said King. "However, we showed that the desire to smoke sharply increased within a half hour after drinking, which is when alcohol's stimulant-like as opposed to sedative-like effects are usually observed. It also appears tha...
Patients' favorite music during surgery lessens need for sedative
...ies have shown that music decreases intraoperative sedative
requirements in patients undergoing surgical proce...e operating room with white noise did not decrease sedative
requirements of listening to operating room sounds. Playing music did reduce the need for sedatives ...
Opiates better than sedatives for treating newborns in withdrawal
... stays than those treated with phenobarbitone, the sedative
most often used in these cases. When sedatives only were compared, phenobarbitone was more likely than diazepam to reduce treatment failure. The reviews appear in the July issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an...
Drug used to treat Parkinson's disease may be beneficial in treating fibromyalgia
...iepileptics, muscle relaxants, antiinflammatories, sedative
hypnotics, pain relievers and nutriceuticals) have had limited success. New research findings indicate that the pain associated with this disease may be due to abnormal sensory processing in the central nervous system. Recently, researchers from Pac...
Risks of taking sedatives for insomnia in older people may be greater than the benefits
...participants in total and looked at the effects of sedative
hypnotics (sedatives), including over the counter ...e however, they argue that although treatment with sedative
hypnotics improves aspects of sleep, the risk of adverse effects rises with such treatment. There ar...
Air ambulance research identifies best intubation method
...o the hospital. The finding, that a combination of sedative
and paralytic drugs increased the chance of succes...al Emergency Care. It compared the combination of sedative
and paralytic drugs (to relax the airway and the patient), with the use of a sedative
Sleep apnea treatment benefits the heart
...ans should also address issues such as alcohol and sedative
use, which can affect sleep, as well as weight loss. However, she noted that not all sleep apnea patients are obese. In her own clinical experience, Dr. Shivalkar said she has seen several patients who had high blood pressure that was not adequately...
Less agitation in AD patients, less stress and depression in caregivers with collaborative care
...was achieved without the use of anti-psychotics or sedative
medications. The FDA has recently raised concerns about the safety of anti-psychotic use to treat agitation in older adults with dementia. "In a disease like Alzheimer, the pill is just part of the package of care that you have to deliver to this pa...
New techniques ease colon cancer procedures for patients
...gdom evaluated the efficacy of entonox, an inhaled sedative
using nitrous oxide and oxygen, and found it to be...tudy author. "Physicians will also benefit from a sedative
that is more cost-effective and less time-consuming than current sedation options."A letter cancella...
New sleep medication shows less potential to foster abuse and dependence
...e side effects different from those of old and new sedative
hypnotics. The research is reported in the June issue of Behavioral Neuroscience, which is published by the American Psychological Association (APA). At the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, pharmacology researchers led by Ch...
Trouble putting the kids to sleep?
... investigators had hypothesized that, based on the sedative
properties of diphenhydramine in adults, treated children would be more likely to fall asleep without any other help from their parents, and that doing so would lead them to associate the crib with sleep and comfort, helping them to fall back asleep ...
Boosting key protein in brain could improve seizure treatment, Stanford study finds
...uppressed seizures was a mystery. It has a minimal sedative
effect, but a host of other unpleasant side effects including weight gain, hair loss, upset stomach and liver problems, as well as causing birth defects if taken by pregnant women, so it's less than an ideal medication. But discovering that VPA tri...
Study finds safety test results on children's drugs not always reaching physicians
...tive, compared with patients who received standard sedative
agents. As a result of this study, a labeling change was made. The researchers found that if a study resulted in a "positive" labeling change, meaning a drug's safety and effectiveness in children was established, it was more likely to be published....
Allergic rhinitis associated with impaired sleep quality
...to fall asleep and found it more necessary to take sedative
drugs. All types of physicians, including primary care physicians, pulmonologists and ear, nose and throat specialists, should question patients with allergic rhinitis about their sleep habits and difficulties, the authors conclude. "This could lea...
Effects of new sleep medication appear unlikely to have potential for abuse or cognitive impairment
In a study of 14 adults with histories of sedative
abuse, the newly approved sleep medication ramelte...ormance measures, consistent with its profile as a sedative
drug with abuse liability," the authors write. When asked the next day about the drug they had take...
Sleep problems -- real and perceived -- get in the way of alcoholism recovery
...ous sleep problems, caused by the loss of alcohols sedative
effects, and the long-term sleep-disrupting impact that alcohol dependence can have on the brain. Now, a new study gives further evidence that insomnia and other sleep woes may actually get in the way of recovery from alcohol problems. In fact, a p...
Study suggests hip fractures not caused by benzodiazepine use after all
... Annals of Internal Medicine. Benzodiazepines are sedative
drugs prescribed for anxiety, sleep, and seizure disorders. Concerns about abuse, misuse, and adverse effects of these drugs--including hip fractures among the elderly--have prompted state and national policies intended to regulate access to them. Si...
Using morphine to hasten death is a myth, says doctor
...not shorten life or hasten death, he explains. Its sedative
effects wear off quickly (making it useless if you want to stay unconscious), toxic doses can cause distressing agitation (which is why such doses are never used in palliative care), and it has a wide therapeutic range (making death unlikely). The ...
Queen's studies find new links between wine, fermented foods and cancer
... in Japan, between 1950 and 1975, in analgesic and sedative
drugs. It was estimated that the total dose of urethane administered to a 60-kilogram patient was about 0.6 to 3.0 grams. This is believed to be the largest dose on record of a pure carcinogen administered directly to people. In 1985, Health and W...