Navigation Links
Long-Term Use of Blood Pressure Medications that Promote Sun Sensitivity May Increase Risk of Lip Cancer in Non-Hispanic Whites
Date:8/6/2012

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Long-term use of commonly used blood pressure medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight is associated with an increased risk of lip cancer in non-Hispanic whites, according to a Kaiser Permanente study that appears in the current online issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

Funded by the National Cancer Institute, the study found that photosensitizing antihypertensive drugs such as nifedipine and hydrochlorothiazide were associated with cancer of the epithelial cells known as squamous cells—which are the main part of the outermost layer of the lips and skin.

Researchers compared 712 patients in Northern California with lip cancer to 22,904 people in a control group and found that the risk of squamous cell lip cancer was higher for those with long-term use of photosensitizing blood pressure medications.

"Lip cancer remains rare and an increased risk of developing it is generally outweighed by the benefits of these blood pressure drugs and other photosensitizing medications," said Gary Friedman, MD, an emeritus researcher at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research and lead author of the study. "Physicians prescribing photosensitizing drugs should ascertain whether patients are at high risk of lip cancer by virtue of fair skin and long-term sun exposure and discuss lip protection with them. Although not yet confirmed by clinical trials, likely preventive measures are simple: a hat with sufficiently wide brim to shade the lips and lip sunscreens."

The risk of lip cancer appeared to increase with increasing duration of use of these drugs and was not explained by a history of cigarette smoking, also a known risk factor for lip cancer, according to investigators.

Photosensitizing drugs are believed to absorb energy from ultraviolet and/or visible light, causing the release of electrons. This leads to generation of reactive oxygen intermed
'/>"/>

SOURCE Kaiser Permanente
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Soligenix Announces Further Progress with ThermoVax™ for Long-Term Vaccine ThermoStability
2. Rituximab Promotes Long-Term Response for Patients with Immune Destruction of Platelets
3. New Study Shows Long-Term Effects of Drug Prevention
4. Ceregene Parkinsons Disease Study Demonstrates Long-term Neurturin Expression and Enhanced Dopamine Activity 4 Years Following Delivery of CERE-120 (AAV2-neurturin)
5. Unilife Signs Long-Term Supply Contract for the Unifill Prefilled Syringe
6. Vocollect Healthcare Systems And Prime Care Technologies Bring AccuNurse Key Performance Metrics To Long-Term Care Providers Via primeVIEW Digital Dashboard
7. GlaxoSmithKline Employees Embark on Long-Term Volunteer Assignments throughout the World
8. Savient Pharmaceuticals Announces CEO Appointment and Reorganization Plan to Drive Long-Term Growth
9. Haemonetics Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Pall Corporations Blood Collection, Filtration and Processing Product Lines For $551 Million
10. National Jewish Health, the Nations Premier Respiratory Hospital, Announces Lung Cancer Screening Trial Using Blood Test and CT
11. Blood Disorders: European Hematologists Gather in Amsterdam, June 14-17, 2012
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/2/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/g5r2nj/surgical_incision ) has announced the addition ... Report" report to their offering. The report ... , Japan , Europe ... America , and Rest of World. This ... US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Stapler Products (Internal ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 2, 2015  Only a quarter of physicians who ... patients they prescribe them to, according to new survey ... Medicine (BUSM) and myCME , Haymarket Medical ... Alford, M.D. , director of BUSM,s Safe and ... said, "This indicates a critical need for provider education ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 2015  ErgoNurse, the leader in bedside safety management solutions, ... the United States , have formalized a ... and skilled nursing markets. ... Thousands of healthcare professionals ... advantage of the ErgoNurse products to stop unnecessarily utilizing their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Surgical Incision Closures - Global Strategic Business Report 2015 2Survey Results Show Few Doctors Are Very Confident Managing Patients on Opioids 2ErgoNurse and Briggs Healthcare Positioned to Completely Eliminate the Unnecessary Cost of Healthcare-Related Back Injuries 2
... Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) ... Medical, Inc. of Los Gatos, California.  The transaction follows ...  Under the terms of the agreement, Boston Scientific paid ... Sadra Medical,s equity not already owned by Boston Scientific. ...
... (Nasdaq: TRIB ), a leading developer and manufacturer ... announced today that the Company will present at the Sidoti ... 10, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The conference will be ... York City. About Trinity Biotech plcTrinity Biotech ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific Completes Acquisition of Sadra Medical 2Boston Scientific Completes Acquisition of Sadra Medical 3Boston Scientific Completes Acquisition of Sadra Medical 4
(Date:6/2/2015)... 02, 2015 The 3TVPhoenix contest, conducted in ... the station’s 6:00 a.m. Good Morning Arizona program for a ... station’s Facebook page. , Lisa Allen of Scottsdale ... She plans to apply the monthly $1,000 prize to her ... stay-at-home mom, expressed her surprise and gratitude at winning, indicating ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 2015 The term “Augmented Reality” was ... overlaid on the real world. Since then many promising ... displays a map of the vasculature on the surface ... adoption. , AccuVein, the leader in vein visualization, exemplifies ... rate and such widespread adoption of its AccuVein AV400 ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... Profemur hip replacement lawsuit ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/wright-profemur-hip-replacement ) is ... County. According to court documents, opening statements were ... asserting that laser etchings on the Profemur hip ... fracture, causing it to snap just three years ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... TMG Health, the leading national provider ... the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Managed Medicaid ... at AHIP’s Institute 2015, the annual meeting of the ... will be held June 3-5 in Nashville, Tenn. , ... for attendees to schedule private discussions with senior members ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Did you wish Ryder Weise a happy sixth birthday ... isn’t asking for presents, but instead a donation to the ... HHT DC Walk. , Ryder was diagnosed with HHT in ... leading to sudden and extreme bleeding throughout the body. Though ... years old in the form of daily nosebleeds, fatigue and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scottsdale Resident Named $12,000 Prize Winner- Arizona Central and KTVK 3TV Phoenix Partner in Mortgage Giveaway Contest 2Health News:Vein Visualization Emerges as Premier Augmented Reality Application 2Health News:First of More Than 1,200 Wright Hip Lawsuits Goes to Trial in California Superior Court 2Health News:First of More Than 1,200 Wright Hip Lawsuits Goes to Trial in California Superior Court 3Health News:TMG Health to Sponsor and Exhibit at AHIP’s Institute 2015 2Health News:Six-Year-Old Walks to Bring Awareness to Genetic Disease 2
... celebrating his one Year Anniversary as a Non-Smoker 60 Pounds Lighter. What ... quit smoking or lose 60 pounds but to do both within one year ... was able to turn his life around and improve his quality of life; ... , ...
... voice preference on two California reorganization plans , ... members began casting ballots this week in an advisory vote ... register their preferences on whether they want to be part ... a new statewide local representing a broader classification of healthcare ...
... County Health Director, Dr. Bob England Encourage all Families to ... One Middle School , , ... that Arizona has its first lab-confirmed case of influenza in ... Public Health, the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Arizona ...
... announced today the Company will hold an,investor conference call to discuss current business conditions ... is,(866) 901-2585. The international call in number is (404) 835-7099. , , ... & ... ctrego@minrad.com , ...
... Consulting Inc.,announces the addition of two new areas of ... engineering and technology,services. The company is also launching its ... The company has realigned its services into ... sustainability. , "We ...
... useful, studies find , , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- ... diabetes was no better at predicting a person,s risk for ... , The news is both encouraging and discouraging. , "The ... risk," said Dr. James Meigs, lead author of one of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Former Smoker Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Being a Non-Smoker 60 Pounds Lighter 2Health News:Former Smoker Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Being a Non-Smoker 60 Pounds Lighter 3Health News:Advisory Vote Begins on California Long-Term Care Local 2Health News:American Lung Association of Arizona, Phoenix Fire and Maricopa County Public Health Urge Residents to Get Vaccinated Against the Flu 2Health News:American Lung Association of Arizona, Phoenix Fire and Maricopa County Public Health Urge Residents to Get Vaccinated Against the Flu 3Health News:American Lung Association of Arizona, Phoenix Fire and Maricopa County Public Health Urge Residents to Get Vaccinated Against the Flu 4Health News:Environmental and Technology Firm Integral Consulting Inc. Expands Services, Launches New Website 2Health News:Genetic Testing No Real Help in Predicting Type 2 Diabetes 2Health News:Genetic Testing No Real Help in Predicting Type 2 Diabetes 3
... vision controls all refractor operations ... from the wireless remote control. ... can be loaded into the ... transfer. The illuminated LED heads-up ...
... testing provides clinically beneficial information in ... Dark adaptometry is useful in the ... senile miosis, high myopia, vitamin-A deficiency, ... whole-field scotopic sensitivity has been shown ...
... The UTAS-E 3000 is the most ... rapid and accurate measurements of retinal ... comprehensive, easy-to-use software available drives this ... such as adjustable contrast pattern stimulation, ...
The STALIF stand-alone anterior lumbar fusion cage is the latest product development from Surgicraft. STALIF is the natural evolution of the Hartshill Horseshoe, which has over 10 years clinical suc...
Medicine Products: