Tag: "topical" at medical news
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
...ected area should be covered with a dressing and a topical
antibiotic such as bacitracin, polysporin or silvadene, which help prevent infection and decrease pain." One of the most important things for cyclists to learn is how to avoid heat-related problems. It takes approximately two weeks to acclimate to he...
New procedures more accurate in early diagnosis of GI cancers
...cancerous lesions and CRC. Chromoendoscopy is the topical
application of stains or pigments to improve images during endoscopy. Confocal endomicroscopy is an imaging technique that illustrates intact tissue in significant detail by scanning a laser and restricting the light path. Researchers found that th...
Certain acne treatment does not increase symptoms of depression in adolescents
... prescribed conservative therapy, which included a topical
retinoid, and an oral antibiotic. Depression was assessed three to four months after treatment. The ...
Common incontinence drug could have an additional topical effect on the bladder itself
... the carbachol, indicating that the trospium had a topical
effect on controlling the muscle contractions. In ...eractive bladder-type conditions and indicating no topical
effect. Anti-muscarinic drugs block receptors in the bladder responsible for smooth muscle contracti...
Adults and children use over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams in safe amounts
... of the adult respondents had discussed the use of topical
HC with a doctor. The compliance level rose to 89 percent when the results were recalculated with the assumption that the doctor had allowed for wider uses and treatment regimens. In children, HC tended to be used primarily for insect bites, rashes, ...
New data show low testosterone more likely in men with diabetes
...droGel 1% (testosterone gel) CIII, an FDA-approved topical
testosterone replacement gel. "Solvay Pharmaceuticals is committed to helping physicians better understand the possible link between diabetes and low testosterone in men," said Harold H. Shlevin, Ph.D., president and CEO of Solvay Pharmaceuticals. ...
New topical pain cream reduces pain
...or Sick Children (Sick Kids) have found that a new topical
anaesthetic (liposomal lidocaine 4% cream, brand n... hospitalization. Previous studies have shown that topical
local anaesthetics can decrease pain, but there was concern that they could interfere with the abili...
National Institutes of Health accept clinical study of Zestra(TM) for women
...rrent prescription drugs under development include topical
alprostadil, many delivery systems for testosterone and intranasal melanocortin analog. Most of these are several years away from filing an NDA. Beneficial Options Available Today Sexual health researchers, women's healthcare providers and profess...
What is the best treatment for postherpetic neuralgia?
...blished in PLoS Medicine in July also found that topical
treatments such as lidocaine and capsaicin worked in some patients. Post herpetic neuralgia is one of a group of chronic pain conditions collectively called "neuropathic pain" that share nerve damage as a common causal factor, and is one of the mos...
Proteome Systems raises $10m through a private placement to institutional and professional investors
...t of one of its lead scavenger drug compounds as a topical
treatment for a range of dermatological diseases. Stephen Porges, CEO of Proteome Systems, said "With the recent developments in our Diagnostics and Therapeutics businesses, we saw this as an ideal time to bring new investors into the Company. The...
Use of antibiotics for acne may increase risk of common infectious illness
...s with acne, 84,977 (71.7 percent) received either topical
or oral antibiotic for more than six weeks for treatment of their acne and 33,519 (28.3 percent) did not. "Within the first year of observation, 18,281 (15.4 percent) of the patients with acne had at least one URTI, and within that year, the odds of ...
Local anesthetics are effective for neuropathic pain
...een in used in other settings: lidocaine both as a topical
and pump-administered medication typically for shingles, and mexiletine, tocainide and flecainide as antiarrhythmics drugs, used to control irregular heartbeat by slowing nerve impulses and making heart tissue less sensitive. By Lise Stevens, Contri...
ASH Self-Assessment Program receives approval for maintenance of certification credit
...hat is divided into chapters dedicated to specific topical
areas in hematology, providing timely clinical updates in each area. The self-assessment exam is composed of case-based, multiple-choice questions and critiques. The ASH-SAP's Web-based multimedia component links references in the text and exam to ...
International team of experts leads new stroke journal
..., editorials from leading stroke professionals and topical
reviews. Areas covered by the first issue of the new journal will include therapies for intracerebral haemorrhage, angioplasty and stenting, the genetics of stroke and ultrasound and thrombolysis. "Blackwell Publishing feels that International Journa...
Joint statement on Savvy Phase 3 trial in Ghana to test the effectiveness of Savvy Gel in preventing HIV
...rtant because a woman-controlled method, such as a topical
gel, would be an important addition to current preventive methods....
...y available methods of immunization, which include topical
application to the skin, pills, nasal sprays, injections, and others. Considerable advances have been made in the past decade, especially in transdermal (through the skin) and nasal immunization. "Unfortunately, because of the development costs of ne...
Pain and its impact on the treatment of rheumatic disease
...are of rheumatic conditions. In one recent study, topical
diclofenac performed as well as ingested diclofenac in relieving knee joint pain. Opioid analgesics. The cornerstone of pain management in cancer, opioids are increasingly prescribed for patients with musculoskeletal pain. However, only...
Medications and cough syrups may cause cavities
...he teeth. However, when teeth were treated with a topical
fluoride treatment, the decay was minimal. "Alth... gum afterwards Take calcium supplements or use a topical
fluoride after using* *Check with your pediatrician or general dentist before taking any supplemen...
Low-level heat wrap therapy safely reduces low back pain and improves mobility in the workplace
...hermic chemical reaction to deliver a low level of topical
heat for at least eight continuous hours. All groups were assessed for measures of pain intensity and pain relief levels four times a day during the three treatment days, followed by measures for pain intensity and pain relief levels obtained in thre...
Antibiotic eardrops better than pills at treating middle ear infections
...nd enough high quality data to assess the value of topical
non-quinolone antibiotics that do not contain ster...s also noted that the evidence regarding safety of topical
antibiotics is weak, and believe that clinicians should watch for any signs of ototoxicity when usin...
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