Navigation Links
Study shows polypill to be safe and accepted by physicians and patients in developing countries
Date:3/21/2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Monday, March 21, 2011 For a patient at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), keeping up with what pills to take at different times of the day can be tedious. Window sills lined with prescription bottles a pill for cholesterol, another for blood pressure, and an aspirin to keep blood thin and flowing the list can get quite long and, as a result, many people, especially the elderly, often forget doses or take the wrong pill at the wrong time.

But what if there was a single pill that had all the benefits of multiple medications in one dose? Would people take it? Would doctors prescribe it? And would it be effective?

A new study done by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center provides evidence that, in fact, such a pill may be a viable option for developing countries, where CVD is strongly emerging and the demand for cost-effective, low maintenance treatment is high.

"The idea behind the polypill is that it offers a simpler way to give medications to people so that they will have better adherence to their pills," said Elsayed Z. Soliman, M.D., M.Sc., M.S., director of the Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center (EPICARE) at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author on the study. "It's not always easy for people to consistently take multiple pills, even if they are needed to treat a serious condition, like CVD. This is especially true in developing countries, where cost of CVD medications is another major challenge. This one pill has the potential to improve adherence while being less costly to the population in developing countries."

To adopt the polypill approach in developing countries, a large scale clinical trial is needed, Soliman added. However, before conducting such a trial, research was needed to see if it was even possible to conduct a clinical trial in a developing country.

Going into this study, there were many perceived barriers to doing research in a developing coun
'/>"/>

Contact: Jessica Guenzel
jguenzel@wakehealth.edu
336-716-3487
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Moms Use of the Pill Wont Raise Kids Asthma Risk: Study
2. Stem Cell Transplant May Help Aggressive MS: Study
3. Chronic Pain Often Follows Car Crash: Study
4. Study examines whether lower blood pressure reduces kidney disease progression
5. Study suggests alternative treatment for bacteria in oysters
6. Reported Pollen Counts May Be Inaccurate, Study Finds
7. Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease
8. Domestic Abuse Often Escapes Notice of ER Staff: Study
9. Small Study Finds Hearing Loss in 1 in 4 College Students
10. Germs Thrive on Horns Passed Around in School Bands: Study
11. Rat Study Sheds Light on How Alcohol Affects Young Brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 As medical marijuana ... big business has taken notice. With 23 states and ... cannabis friendly legislation on their books the time for ... as New York and Florida are in the process ... laws a void of reliable information and services has ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain at ... in their role as FIBA Equipment & Venue Centre Partner ... to 2016. , The six courts will bear the Connor ... by fans around the globe on the ESPN broadcasts of ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Ontario (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 When Jagger ... a call from his mother; one that he credits as ... received. His mom had news that she could set him ... supporting people with disabilities. Jagger took that job, and he ... disabled. Throughout these past two decades, he also worked in ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Overconfident people are better at convincing others that they,re ... more likely to get promotions and reach high-level positions, ... these "self-deceived" people are also more likely to overestimate ... And finally, people who underestimate themselves are regarded as ... researchers. Their findings were published Aug. 27 in the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... CarePoint Health is proud to ... has joined our network, CarePoint Health Medical Group. ... Oko, Dr. Yanina Meshko and Dr. Nana Yenukashvili ... experienced physicians comprise CarePoint Health Medical Group, a ... Hudson County, representing a wide range of specialties. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Marijuana Real Estate Market Opens Up 2Health News:The Marijuana Real Estate Market Opens Up 3Health News:Connor Sports® Provides Six Custom Courts for 2014 FIBA World Cup - Time-Lapse Video of FIBA Courts Production Released 2Health News:Connor Sports® Provides Six Custom Courts for 2014 FIBA World Cup - Time-Lapse Video of FIBA Courts Production Released 3Health News:Fitness on the Go Expands into Liberty Village, City Place and Harbourfront Communities 2Health News:Fitness on the Go Expands into Liberty Village, City Place and Harbourfront Communities 3Health News:Fitness on the Go Expands into Liberty Village, City Place and Harbourfront Communities 4Health News:Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities 2Health News:Hoboken Pediatrics Joins CarePoint Health Medical Group 2Health News:Hoboken Pediatrics Joins CarePoint Health Medical Group 3
... USA, the leading generic pharmaceutical company, today released ... part of the "Year of Affordable Healthcare" campaign.The ... www.yearofaffordablehealth.com/gallery ) is meant to illustrate the important ... since the passage of Waxman-Hatch 25 years ago. ...
... Texas, Feb. 24 The Texas Association of Health,Underwriters ... the Capitol on,March 2, 2009 at the Sheraton Hotel ... to network and discuss client issues with other agents,and ... a panel discussion featuring political blogger from,InThePinkTaxas.com and editor ...
... recent weeks, a number of childhood deaths across the country ... importance of preventing this serious and sometimes deadly disease with ... influenza activity at a relatively high level across the country, ... the vaccine to do so. It takes about two weeks ...
... BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 Today Sentry Data ... Platform to independent solution providers. The Datanex(TM) ... that allows solution providers to construct rich healthcare ... the world,s fastest and most comprehensive healthcare data ...
... Feb. 24 Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ... Breast Endoscopy System, the MammoView(TM), was featured in ... in the January 2009 issue. The article focused ... detect breast cancer earlier, with minimally invasive ductoscopy. ...
... After a successful showing at the 2009,South Beach ... it,has officially hit over 300 stores in South Florida ... the recently opened accounts include: CVS on Lincoln Road,Miami ... Palm Beach;,Presidente Markets, Tom Thumb, Penn Dutch, Quick Stop, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Texas Association of Health Underwriters Announces 15th Annual Day at the Capitol 2Health News:Recently Reported Childhood Deaths from Influenza Are a Stark Reminder to Vaccinate Now 2Health News:Sentry Data Systems Announces Interoperative Healthcare Cloud Computing Platform 2Health News:Sentry Data Systems Announces Interoperative Healthcare Cloud Computing Platform 3Health News:Solos Endoscopy, Inc.'s Breast Endoscopy System Featured in January Issue of Outpatient Surgery Magazine 2Health News:Next Generation Waters Successfully Reaches Over 300 Stores! 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 According to ... Radiology, CAD/CAM, Dental Chairs, Dental Lasers), Current Trends, Opportunities ... global Dental Equipment Market is expected to reach ... 2014, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% between ... data tables and 61 figures spread through 167 ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Global Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Market ... About Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Heart ... control the flow of blood during the cardiac ... such as valvular stenosis, valvular insufficiency or regurgitation, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... management presentation at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference ... You are invited to listen to the live ... or access it directly at http://cc.talkpoint.com/morg007/090814a_ac/?entity=26_7CLOGQP .  A ... hour after conclusion of the live event and accessible ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Equipment Market Worth $7,138.9 Million by 2019 2Dental Equipment Market Worth $7,138.9 Million by 2019 3Global Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Market 2014-2018 2Global Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Market 2014-2018 3Global Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Market 2014-2018 4
... provide first real-time analysis of such ... infectious-disease outbreaks, ... its kind, infectious-disease-modeling experts at Fred,Hutchinson Cancer Research Center confirm ... a small number of people within a family in,Indonesia. The ...
... Journal Nature Medicine, CLEVELAND, Aug. 27 ... mechanism that accounts for platelet hyper-responsiveness,during abnormal ... for fatal,heart attacks and strokes. In ... Podrez, M.D., Ph.D., of,Cleveland Clinic,s Lerner Research ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Study Confirms Limited Human-To-Human Spread of Avian-Flu Virus in Indonesia in 2006 2Study Confirms Limited Human-To-Human Spread of Avian-Flu Virus in Indonesia in 2006 3Study Confirms Limited Human-To-Human Spread of Avian-Flu Virus in Indonesia in 2006 4Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Mechanism Behind Platelet Function and Potentially Fatal Blood Clot Formation 2Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Mechanism Behind Platelet Function and Potentially Fatal Blood Clot Formation 3
Standard Deflectable Catheters...
Standard Deflectable Catheters...
... wide range of fixed curve catheters designed ... children and other patients with small anatomies. ... using only the finest materials. A unique ... and extrusion technologies results in the excellent ...
... offers a wide range of fixed curve ... needs of children and other patients with ... demanding specifications using only the finest materials. ... wire braiding and extrusion technologies results in ...
Medicine Products: