Navigation Links
No Proof Drugs Ease Kids' Migraines: Study
Date:1/28/2013

e more effective than a sugar pill.

But the evidence supporting each of these drug's effectiveness was "limited," and the team concluded there was generally insufficient data concerning pediatric migraine patients to draw firm conclusions.

"It's very discouraging," said Jackson. "I was rather shocked to see, quite frankly, how few studies were done among children with headaches, and that the handful of studies we have suggest that the benefits of these drugs, if any, aren't really big."

Also disturbing is that "these medicines are kind of nasty," he added. "Some cause dry mouth, or fatigue, or problems with concentrating. They're not really medicines you would want your vibrant teen to be on if they're not working."

Migraine prevalence increases with age, from 3 percent of preschool children to 11 percent of elementary school kids and 23 percent of high school students, according to background information in the study.

For the pediatric migraine treatment analysis, Dr. William Rodriguez, a pediatrician in the FDA's Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, and colleagues reviewed all relevant data submitted to the FDA between 1999 and 2011 regarding five drugs previously approved for adult migraine treatment. Those drugs included: sumatriptan succinate nasal spray, zolmitriptan, eletriptan hydrobromide, almotriptan malate and rizatriptan benzoate pills.

Seven reviewed studies had been conducted according to rigorous, randomized, placebo-controlled standards, and involved patients between 12 and 17 years old who had a history of migraines lasting at least four hours per incident. Most of the participants were white, and the studies included slightly more girls than boys overall.

As with the headache prevention study, the FDA review found that placebos were often effective in relieving pediatric headaches, with roughly 53 to 58 percent of sugar pill patients experiencing pain relief within two hours of treatment.

The authors co
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Corporate Whistle Blower Center Now Urges Physicians Medical Device and Drug Industry Insiders To Step Up-If They Have Proof Of Serious Wrongdoing or Overbilling
2. Pesticides and Parkinsons: UCLA researchers uncover further proof of a link
3. Corporate Whistle Blower Center Now Urges Physicians to Become a Whistleblower if They Have Proof a Medical Device or a Drug Product was Defective-and it was Sold Anyway
4. Corporate Whistle Blower Center Now Urges Physicians, Medical Device or Drug Insiders With Proof A Company Knowingly Sold A Bad Product to Become a Whistleblower
5. No Proof That Doping With EPO Gives Athletes an Edge: Review
6. Vandetanib in thyroid cancer: No proof of added benefit
7. No proof that patients lose weight after joint replacement surgery
8. More Proof Cranberry Juice Thwarts Infection
9. More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease
10. No Proof That Gum Disease Causes Heart Disease, Experts Say
11. FDA Approves 3 New Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
No Proof Drugs Ease Kids' Migraines: Study
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 In Pretrial ... that “bi-weekly telephonic discovery conferences would be beneficial in ... conferences through mid-December. “At the end of December,” the ... the need for additional conferences. , “The plain ... that there is still much to be discussed as ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Positive messages about the health ... the habit, a new study suggests. Although smokers ... "loss-framed" messages about the harmful effects of smoking, researchers ... want benefit more from "gain-framed," or positive, messages about ... concluded that using a mix of both types of ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Many countries choose to kill all infected poultry ... number of poultry exceeds 10 billion in China. Epidemic ... huge losses. Therefore, it is quite necessary to immunize ... vaccines have been used for more than 10 years ... use H5N1 avian influenza vaccines voluntarily 10 years ago ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 StartX ... revealed 12 companies raising rounds of funding at its ... few hundred investors and media, was the first such ... located next to the university. The presentations were delivered ... adjacent to StartX-QB3 Labs, a 2,000 square foot life ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced today ... Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) to support oral health ... Zone Program® in California. , The Orange County NCOHF ... local constituent groups and stakeholders in a comprehensive approach ... its devastating effects on local families. The support of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Order in C.R. Bard MDL Sets Schedule of Conferences for September to December, the Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports 2Health News:More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says 2Health News:China Avian Influenza Vaccine Industry 2014-2018 Research Report Now Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 2Health News:China Avian Influenza Vaccine Industry 2014-2018 Research Report Now Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 3Health News:Stanford-affiliated StartX Showcases Startups, New HQ, and Growth of Stanford-StartX Fund 2Health News:Stanford-affiliated StartX Showcases Startups, New HQ, and Growth of Stanford-StartX Fund 3Health News:Stanford-affiliated StartX Showcases Startups, New HQ, and Growth of Stanford-StartX Fund 4Health News:Stanford-affiliated StartX Showcases Startups, New HQ, and Growth of Stanford-StartX Fund 5Health News:Stanford-affiliated StartX Showcases Startups, New HQ, and Growth of Stanford-StartX Fund 6Health News:Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Donation to America's ToothFairy Helps Deliver Critical Services 2
... multi-center U.S. registry on the efficacy of carotid stenting ... are at high risk for standard surgical therapy.// ... CAPTURE (Carotid ACCULINK/ACCUNET Post Approval Trial to Uncover Rare ... Cardiology’s 55th Annual Session in Atlanta. The multi-center study ...
... with a friend will be more beneficial to health than ... Elizabeth Gould at Harvard University compared the costs and benefits ... and found that contrary to accepted wisdom, jogging was not ... Daily Mail. ,The researchers carried out series of ...
... Hopkins University School of Medicine said that genetic material in ... // , The researchers feel that it very ... of mutated human genes. ,Jef Boeke described about ... the yeast cells which is necessary for the stability of ...
... spells doom for global economic growth. According to bank economist ... a dent of two to six percentage out of global ... rate reductions and older populations, which will lead to continued ... Burns, has been getting Bay Street and investors to gear ...
... at the end of the tunnel. Those infected with human ... workplaces. // Employers will have to face legal charges if ... ,HIV causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The ministry of ... of HIV/AIDS, which will seek to protect the rights of ...
... and 170 suspected cases of meningococcimia or meningitis in New ... who are taking strict measures to check the spread of ... sure that family members and neighbors of infected persons are ... also distributing leaflets to educate people about the symptoms of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Carotid Stenting Can Help Patients With Silent Disease 2Health News:Carotid Stenting Can Help Patients With Silent Disease 3Health News:Carotid Stenting Can Help Patients With Silent Disease 4
(Date:9/17/2014)... DALLAS , September 17, 2014 ... Electronics Market by Component (Sensor, Battery, Memory Device, Display, ... and Fitness & Wellness), and by Geography - Global ... of medical electronics market is expected to reach $56.50 ... from 2014 to 2020. Browse 235 market ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014  NuView Life Sciences, Inc. (NuView) announced ... agreement with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) to ... biomarker to detect cancers of the breast and ... diagnostic-imaging applications. NuView retains all rights for the ... urine screen applications. Under the terms ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... $4 million milestone payment from Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... of a Phase 3 study of plazomicin in ... infections.  The Phase 3 study is designed as ... safety of plazomicin compared to colistin in patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Electronics Market Worth $56.50 Billion by 2020 2Medical Electronics Market Worth $56.50 Billion by 2020 3Medical Electronics Market Worth $56.50 Billion by 2020 4NuView Life Sciences Enters Global Licensing Agreement With Otsuka Pharmaceutical 2NuView Life Sciences Enters Global Licensing Agreement With Otsuka Pharmaceutical 3NuView Life Sciences Enters Global Licensing Agreement With Otsuka Pharmaceutical 4NuView Life Sciences Enters Global Licensing Agreement With Otsuka Pharmaceutical 5Isis Pharmaceuticals Earns $4 Million from Achaogen for the Initiation of a Phase 3 Study of Plazomicin 2Isis Pharmaceuticals Earns $4 Million from Achaogen for the Initiation of a Phase 3 Study of Plazomicin 3
... Belt Technologies, Inc., a Pittsburgh based medical device company ... use in orthopaedic and neurosurgery procedures, has closed on ... financing. The round was led by private investors ... Works (Pittsburgh) and consisted of both new investments and ...
... Sept. 30 Law firm Clifford Chance, as international counsel, ... with Wyeth under China,s Anti-Monopoly Law. The clearance was issued ... , Competition approval from the Chinese authorities was one of ... The EU has already approved the deal; decisions are awaited ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. Closes Series A Financing 2Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. Closes Series A Financing 3Clifford Chance Advises Pfizer on Conditional Clearance in China of Its Merger with Wyeth 2
... anesthesia workstation provides an intelligent approach ... to provide true clinical benefits to ... the art computer technology integrates hemodynamic ... color touchscreen display panel. The open ...
... Cost effective technology in anesthesia., ,Whether ... manual ventilation, the operating theater or as ... integrated monitoring, the Aliseo product family allows ... ,With three product models, you have ...
... in facilities where space is a premium ... gas delivery technologies with an ergonomic and ... functionality of the Draeger Infinity patient monitoring ... workplace environment that is a sound investment ...
... A new level of excellence and ... advanced anesthesia delivery system with basic ventilation ... industry leading excellence of the Aestiva/5 Anesthesia ... compact design - it features a configurable ...
Medicine Products: