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American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines For the Management of Psoriasis With Systemic Medications

... said Dr. Pariser. Toxicities & contraindications Because of the known organ toxicities of ... test results are observed. Toxicities & contraindications The most serious side effects associated with ... for optimal efficacy." Toxicities & contraindications Several potential adverse effects are ...

New Study Data: JANUVIA™ (sitagliptin) Significantly Reduced Blood Sugar Levels and Was Not Associated with Hypoglycemia in Elderly Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

... Tablets: 100mg, 50mg, and 25mg (3) contraindications History of a serious hypersensitivity ... DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS contraindications WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS Use in ... tablets with "221" on one side. contraindications History of a serious hypersensitivity ...

Appropriate medical screening for antimalarials vital to US military personnel

... have revealed a significant prevalence of contraindications to the safe use of the anti-malarial drug, ... and dispensing the drug. Ignoring such contraindications may lead to an increased incidence of psychiatric ... and pharmacosurveillance databases to identify contraindications to mefloquine use among a cohort of 11,725 active ...

Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne

... requires careful screening of patients. For example, there are numerous contraindications (or factors that increase the risks of a particular medication) that must be considered before hormonal therapy is prescribed for treating acne. Such contraindications for combination oral contraceptives include a personal history of breast ...

Physicians lack smoking cessation training

... majority of prescribers and nonprescribers also failed to recognize select contraindications and changes to medication dosages in patients undergoing smoking ... the signs of nicotine withdrawal. "If clinicians are unaware of the contraindications related to cessation medications, this could lead to adverse reactions for ...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

... Accidental substitution has resulted in severe side effects. Do not substitute for doxorubicin HCl on a mg per mg basis contraindications Patients with a history of hypersensitivity reactions to a conventional doxorubicin formulation or the components of DOXIL Nursing ...

Dr. David Sniezek to Provide Medical Acupuncture at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC

... During Pediatric Oncology Grand Rounds, Dr. Sniezek talked about the theory and science of acupuncture as well as appropriate indications and contraindications for pediatric medical acupuncture in the hospital and outpatient setting. "Acupuncture is used to treat many childhood conditions in China ...

Two Studies at AACE 2009 Annual Meeting Highlight Effects of Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) on Blood Glucose and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

... studied in combination with thiazolidinediones. - Welchol has not been studied in Fredrickson Type I, III, IV, and V dyslipidemias. contraindications Welchol is contraindicated in individuals with bowel obstruction, those with serum triglyceride (TG) concentrations of >500 mg/dL, or with a ...

Expert consensus on catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias

... drafted a discussion document that was then considered and edited by all members of the team. The document examines indications, outcomes, and contraindications of catheter ablation, which are important concerns for physicians and their patients with ventricular arrhythmias that require treatment. In ...

Retrospective Analysis Finds Treatment of Cancer Chemotherapy Patients With Epoetin Alfa Associated With Lower Drug Cost Than Darbepoetin Alfa

... the rate of deep venous thromboses in patients not receiving prophylactic anticoagulation. Consider deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis. contraindications PROCRIT is contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled hypertension or with known hypersensitivity to albumin (human) or ...

Over 3,000 Skin Cancer Patients Treated with the TOPEX System.............

... than desirable cosmetic outcome. This procedure is painless and benefits those patients who may have a fear of surgery and needles, patients who have contraindications for reconstructive surgery that are taking blood thinning medications and for those that cannot tolerate general anesthesia. (Photo: ...

MMR Information Systems, Inc. Unveils MyMedicalRecords Pro at HIMSS

... Tool: A complete drug reference and drug interaction tool, licensed from Multum/Cerner (NYSE: CERN ), gives doctors a way to easily check for any contraindications between medications a patient is taking. E-Prescribing: E-prescribing modules will enable doctors to use the latest ...

Glitazones have not yet been sufficiently investigated

... and therefore have only limited approval in Europe. They are only allowed to be used as monotherapy if patients do not tolerate metformin or if other contraindications for the use of this drug exist. In combination therapy, glitazones should only be prescribed if blood-glucose levels are insufficiently controlled ...

Individualized stroke treatment available for patients, though underutilized

... blood clots in stroke patients. CBTs, which include stents and thrombectomy, may be used for ischemic stroke patients who arrive too late or have contraindications for intravenous thrombolysis, a drug treatment frequently used to break down blood clots. Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. ...

An Orthopaedic Roadmap for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

... The work group does suggest that patients with symptomatic OA of the knee receive one of the following analgesics for pain unless there are contraindications to this treatment: Acetaminophen (not to exceed 4 grams per day) Non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ...

Medical Tourism Comes to Macao -- World's Largest Integrative One-Stop Wellness Centre MaloClinicSPA Opens at The Venetian(R) Macao-Resort-Hotel

... of aestheticians and dermatologists at the MaloClinicSPA will receive intensive training by physicians on medical procedures, guest preparation, and contraindications for pre and post surgical treatments. The aesthetic services and treatments will include: -- Cosmetic surgery -- clinical derma cosmetic ...

Study Brings Value of Echocardiography Into Focus

... and severe adverse reactions. The agency later eased its stance. "I think it is pretty much a settled issue," Zoghbi said. "The majority of the contraindications have been changed by the FDA." Dr. Kevin Wei, associate professor of medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University, said the new study ...

Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives

... transfusion of Rh-positive blood or blood products (e.g., red blood cells, platelet concentrates, granulocyte concentrates) contraindications The use of RhoGAM and MICRhoGAM is contraindicated in Rh-positive individuals. DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION For ...

Neurologist to Announce Breakthrough Headache Treatment

... for migraines and chronic headaches, according to Clinical Topicals PHP. The treatment works in minutes, not hours, without side effects, pills or contraindications ( www.HysonHeadache.com ). After a decade of research, Dr. Hyson will make the announcement at the 22nd Annual Practicing Physician's Approach ...

Schering-Plough Completes Enrollment of Boceprevir Registration Studies in Treatment-Naive and Treatment-Experienced HCV Patients

... therapy may result in a worsening of cardiac disease. Ribavirin is genotoxic and mutagenic and should be considered a potential carcinogen. contraindications PEGINTRON is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity reactions such as urticaria, angioedema, bronchoconstriction, anaphylaxis, ...

Improve Your Patients' Adherence to Contraception

... and acceptable contraceptive methods . In it, Anita L. Nelson, MD, and Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD, discuss the safety, efficacy, tolerability, and contraindications of various contraceptive methods -- behavioral, barrier, short-term hormonal, long-term, and emergency contraception. The authors also suggest ...

FDA Clears Expanded Labeling for the Invisalign System

... system, thereby removing the permanent dentition limitation from the indications for use. In addition, certain conditions previously listed as contraindications will now be listed as precautions. "Over the years, our customers have demonstrated that many different types of malocclusion can be ...

Schering-Plough Announces FDA Approval of PEGINTRON(TM) and REBETOL(R) Combination Therapy for Treating Pediatric Hepatitis C

... may result in a worsening of cardiac disease. Ribavirin is genotoxic and mutagenic and should be considered a potential carcinogen. contraindications PEGINTRON is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity reactions such as urticaria, angioedema, bronchoconstriction, ...

AAOS Issues New Clinical Practice Guideline for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

... The work group does suggest that patients with symptomatic OA of the knee receive one of the following analgesics for pain unless there are contraindications to this treatment: Acetaminophen (not to exceed 4 grams per day) Non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ...

Medical societies: Adults need vaccines

... should ensure appropriate documentation in the medical record. In addition, documentation of vaccination in other settings, patient refusal and any contraindications is advisable. The use of immunization registries and electronic data systems facilitates access to accurate and complete immunization data. ...

Low-dose aspirin does not appear to reduce risk of CV events in patients with diabetes

... pragmatic, large-scale clinical trials. Considering all diabetic patients with no history of cardiovascular disease (except those with documented contraindications or perceived indications) as candidates for randomized clinical trials would represent a major contribution to the credibility of scientific methods ...

National Association Endorses Recommendations for Contrast Agent Use in Heart Ultrasounds (Echocardiograms)

... may weigh heavily on concerned physicians, ASE outlined the proven benefits of contrast agents in its consensus statement, and reviewed the specific contraindications which include significant intracardiac shunts, and known hypersensitivity. Beyond the obvious benefits of being able to clearly see heart structures ...

Federal Advisory Committee Votes to Include Newly Licensed Pentacel(R) Vaccine in Vaccines for Children Program

... of Pentacel vaccine or a life-threatening reaction after previous administration of the vaccine or a vaccine containing the same substances are contraindications to vaccination. The decision to give Pentacel vaccine should be based on the potential benefits and risks; if Guillain-Barre syndrome has occurred ...

US FDA licenses Sanofi Pasteur's new pediatric combination vaccine, pentacel

... of Pentacel® vaccine or a life-threatening reaction after previous administration of the vaccine or a vaccine containing the same substances are contraindications to vaccination. The decision to give Pentacel® vaccine should be based on the potential benefits and risks; if Guillain-Barr syndrome has ...

U.S. FDA Licenses Sanofi Pasteur's New Pediatric Combination Vaccine, Pentacel(R)

... of Pentacel(R) vaccine or a life-threatening reaction after previous administration of the vaccine or a vaccine containing the same substances are contraindications to vaccination. The decision to give Pentacel(R) vaccine should be based on the potential benefits and risks; if Guillain-Barre syndrome has ...

New Long-Term HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab) Data Show Up to Seven-Year Efficacy with Combination Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

... responded despite a full and adequate course of therapy with a corticosteroid and/or an immunosuppressant; or who are intolerant to or have medical contraindications for such therapies. For induction treatment, HUMIRA should be given in combination with corticosteroids. HUMIRA can be given as monotherapy in case ...

HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab) Data Show That Treating Early Rheumatoid Arthritis With Combination Treatment Resulted in Cost Savings From Improved Work Productivity

... responded despite a full and adequate course of therapy with a corticosteroid and/or an immunosuppressant; or who are intolerant to or have medical contraindications for such therapies. For induction treatment, HUMIRA should be given in combination with corticosteroids. HUMIRA can be given as monotherapy in case ...

Data Show that Abbott's HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab) Reduced the Signs and Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis Up to Three Years

... responded despite a full and adequate course of therapy with a corticosteroid and/or an immunosuppressant; or who are intolerant to or have medical contraindications for such therapies. For induction treatment, HUMIRA should be given in combination with corticosteroids. HUMIRA can be given as monotherapy in case ...

Wyeth's Pristiq, a New Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder in Adults, Now Available in U.S. Pharmacies

... be advised of the need for close observation and communication with the prescriber. * PRISTIQ is not approved for use in pediatric patients. contraindications * PRISTIQ is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to PRISTIQ or venlafaxine. * PRISTIQ must not be used concomitantly with ...

Fashion Guru Nina Garcia Launches National Design Competition

... of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). YAZ is indicated for the treatment of moderate acne vulgaris in women at least 14 years of age, who have no known contraindications to oral contraceptive therapy and have achieved menarche. YAZ should be used for the treatment of acne only if the patient desires an oral ...

Abbott Announces HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab) Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

... responded despite a full and adequate course of therapy with a corticosteroid and/or an immunosuppressant; or who are intolerant to or have medical contraindications for such therapies. For induction treatment, HUMIRA should be given in combination with corticosteroids. HUMIRA can be given as monotherapy in case ...

Combined stenting and photodynamic therapy improves survival in late stage liver cancer patients

... infarction, or heart attack (2). In the PDT group, seven patients (37 percent) developed cholangitis treated with antibiotics alone. No patients had contraindications to photodynamic therapy contrast agents, and all patients received prophylactic antibiotics prior to the procedures. Analyses were performed to ...

New perspectives on health disparities in breast cancer research

... she must be thoroughly educated on the benefits of each procedure. For patients with early stage breast cancer where there are no clear clinical contraindications to breast-conserving treatment, a lumpectomy is less invasive than a mastectomy and it offers the same survival and potentially improved quality of ...

Food and Drug Law Institute Sponsors Colloquium on Communicating Risk/Safety Drug Information

... new Congressional requirements on risk evaluation. This program seeks to clarify what that means for those who must deal with adverse events and contraindications every day. Colloquium attendees will receive: -- Results of a study on how FDA handled the antidepressant drug controversy; -- Analysis of ...

GlaxoSmithKline Obtains Exclusive U.S. OTC Marketing Rights to MEVACOR(R) (lovastatin) from Merck & Co., Inc.

... Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Adolescent females should be counseled on appropriate contraceptive methods while on lovastatin therapy (see contraindications and PRECAUTIONS, Pregnancy). Lovastatin has not been studied in pre-pubertal patients or patients younger than 10 years of age. Geriatric Use A ...
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