Navigation Links
Stomach Acid Drugs Come with Dangers, Studies Show
Date:5/10/2010

oton pump inhibitors.

While the risk is relatively small, there are so many people taking proton pump inhibitors that it translates into thousands of additional deaths, Howell said. Previous research has shown C. difficile kills about one in every 14 adults over 65 who gets it, Howell said.

Among the other findings:

  • Postmenopausal women who took proton pump inhibitors were at increased risk of fractures. Researchers from University of Washington, Seattle, followed nearly 162,000 women aged 50 to 79 taking part in the Women's Health Initiative Study for about eight years. Women who took proton pump inhibitors were at increased risk of spine, forearm and wrist fractures, though not hip fractures. Researchers also found no decrease in bone mineral density.
  • Surviving C. difficile once doesn't mean you're out of the woods. Researchers from Boston Medical Center studied about 1,200 patients being treated for C. difficile and found those also treated with proton pump inhibitors had a 42 percent increased risk of getting the infection again.
  • Taking high-dose proton pump inhibitors don't reduce rates of bleeding, surgeries or death in patients with bleeding ulcers compared to regular proton pump inhibitor therapy, according to researchers in Taiwan.
  • Establishing guidelines for the appropriate use of proton pump inhibitors reduced the numbers of patients taking them from 27 percent to 16 percent at one hospital, according to a study by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Prescriptions at the time of discharge decreased from 16 percent to 10 percent.

The articles are part of the journal's series, "Less Is More," exploring areas in which too much health care -- diagnostic tests, medications or surgeries -- can leave patients worse off.

More information

The

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Brewing up a gentler java: Dark-roasted coffee contains stomach-friendly ingredient
2. Mumbani™ Fresh Face Pillow, an Anti-Aging and Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Accessory for Side and Stomach Sleepers!
3. Some People Cant Stomach the New 3-D Movies
4. Stomach Cancer on the Rise Among Young, White Adults
5. New Drugs, New Combinations Fight Breast Cancer
6. NICE guidelines ration affordable osteoporosis drugs
7. Bone Drugs May Beat Back Breast Cancer
8. Rehabilitation for Opiate Addiction Without Maintenance Drugs
9. Review and approval of oncology and hematology drugs at FDA from 2005 to 2007
10. Fake Drugs Bought on the Web Pose Big Health Risks
11. Scientists show how molecular switch helps pancreatic cancer beat drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... in policing injection drug users in Russia might ... , A study, conducted by researchers from Boston ... collaboration with St. Petersburg Pavlov State University, sought ... the health outcomes of a cohort of HIV-positive ... Those who were arrested by police were more ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... French . By ... including brain structure and function, personality, life experiences and genetics, ... to develop binge drinking within the next two years. Impulsivity, ... as life events and a family history of drug use ... not the child had had a single drink at age ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... extinctions around the world have been linked to ... research from the National Institute for Mathematical and ... may also contribute. , In a series ... causes severe hemorrhage of internal organs in frogs, ... frogs if they are exposed to the virus ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National ... trial of CRS3123, an investigational oral antibiotic intended ... difficile ) infection. CRS3123 (previously known as REP3123) ... growth while sparing normal intestinal bacteria. , The ... healthy men and women ages 18 to 45 ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... on prescription labels handed out by pharmacists may ... taking medication, according to new research by the ... for the Blind)., The study, published recently in ... labels on prescription medications dispensed by pharmacies do ... , By simply following recommended guidelines for font ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:BU researchers relate arrests with HIV risk environment 2Health News:What drives a child to abuse alcohol? 2Health News:Study predicts ranavirus as potential new culprit in amphibian extinctions 2Health News:NIH launches Phase I clinical trial of novel drug to treat Clostridium difficile infection 2Health News:Most prescription labels fail to meet guidelines, risking dosage errors 2
... (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of nursing home residents ... is lower than the national goal, and the rate is ... Brown University researchers examined annual patient records from more ... 2008-09. The overall flu vaccination rate for nursing home ...
... NY, October 5, 2011 -- A possible new target ... the Tyk2 protein helps suppress the growth and metastasis ... Interferon & Cytokine Research , a peer-reviewed journal published ... free online for the next week at http://www.liebertpub.com/jir ...
... mid-infrared laser technologies, such as human breath monitoring, ... environmental health monitoring. The meeting will focus on ... The event is hosted by the NSF Engineering ... the Environment (MIRTHE) headquartered at Princeton University. ...
... News) -- Smokers have heart attacks earlier in life than ... suffer complications after a heart attack, according to a new ... the University of Michigan Medical Center from 1999 through 2006 ... patients were current smokers. Male smokers were nine years ...
... in European Physical Journal E (EPJE), a German ... avoid jamming of soft matter that can be applied in ... at the Institute for Material Physics in Space in Cologne, ... be overcome before a solid material made of a metallic ...
... A team of scientists, led by Johns Hopkins researchers, ... how quickly patients with Alzheimer,s disease (AD) will lose ... compounds in their blood. The finding, they say, could ... also suggest treatment targets for this heartbreaking and incurable ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nursing Homes Not Meeting Flu-Shot Goals, Study Says 2Health News:Unlocking jams in fluid materials 2Health News:Blood tests may hold clues to pace of Alzheimer's disease progression 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014 InformEx, North America,s ... high-value chemistry, will hold the 30 th edition of ... Convention Center from January 21-24. (Logo: ... top pharmaceutical, fine chemical and specialty chemical companies will take ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw System ... accompanying instrumentation to place and insert the screw accurately ... tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction as it holds ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) The ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 NineSigma , Inc., ... its Innovation Leadership Summit , May 14-16, 2014 ... Cleveland Ohio . This ... organizations committed to breakthrough achievements through open innovation. Participants ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 4
... , NEW YORK, Dec. ... report is available in its catalogue: , Ambulatory ... , http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164274/Ambulatory-and-Bathroom-Aids---A-Worldwide-Market-Review.html , Globally consumer spending on ... by steadily ageing population and rise in diseases associated ...
... ... a new market research report is available in its ... Market Review , http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164337/Radiation-Therapy-Equipment---A-Global-Market-Review.html , Cancer ... cancer cases diagnosed each year. Radiation therapy is the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids - A Worldwide Market Review 2Reportlinker Adds Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids - A Worldwide Market Review 3Reportlinker Adds Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids - A Worldwide Market Review 4Reportlinker Adds Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids - A Worldwide Market Review 5Reportlinker Adds Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids - A Worldwide Market Review 6Reportlinker Adds Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids - A Worldwide Market Review 7Reportlinker Adds Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids - A Worldwide Market Review 8Reportlinker Adds Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids - A Worldwide Market Review 9Reportlinker Adds Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids - A Worldwide Market Review 10Reportlinker Adds Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids - A Worldwide Market Review 11Reportlinker Adds Radiation Therapy Equipment - A Global Market Review 2Reportlinker Adds Radiation Therapy Equipment - A Global Market Review 3Reportlinker Adds Radiation Therapy Equipment - A Global Market Review 4Reportlinker Adds Radiation Therapy Equipment - A Global Market Review 5Reportlinker Adds Radiation Therapy Equipment - A Global Market Review 6Reportlinker Adds Radiation Therapy Equipment - A Global Market Review 7Reportlinker Adds Radiation Therapy Equipment - A Global Market Review 8
Detection of antibodies to Malaria in Human whole blood....
Paracheck Pf is a two site sandwich immunoassay for the detection of P. falciparum specific histidine rich protein 2 (Pf HRP-2) in whole blood samples....
This is an antigen-capture assay intended for the detection of histidine-rich protein ll (PfHRP-ll), which is released from Malaria-infected red blood cells....
The Malaria Combo Test is a rapid test for the qualitative detection of Plasmodium falciparum and / or Plasmodium vivax , Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae antigen in whole blood. This ...
Medicine Products: