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A useful method to diagnose chest pain with foregut symptoms

... and eight patients with myocardial ischemia). Five patients had diffuse spasm of the esophagus plus abnormal gastroesophageal reflux (two patients had ... was diagnosed with nutcracker esophagus. The study indicated that spasm of the esophageal smooth muscle might cross talk with the heart-coronary ...

Medical University of South Carolina Leads Multicenter Study Evaluating Biliary Sphincter Disorder

... of Oddi dysfunction (SOD), a painful condition that causes narrowing or spasm of the muscle that controls the flow of bile and pancreatic juice into the ... documentation of the relevant anatomy, assessment of any sphincter spasm by measuring the pressure with manometry, and immediate treatment by ...

OraVerse (R) Selected by Dentistry Today Magazine as One of the Top 100 Products of 2009

... use of phentolamine at doses between 5 to 15 times higher than the recommended dose of OraVerse, myocardial infarction, and cerebrovascular spasm and occlusion have been reported, usually in association with marked hypotensive episodes producing shock-like states. See full prescribing ...

NUCYNTA(TM) (tapentadol) CII Immediate Release Tablets Now Available for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain

... should be used with caution in patients with moderate hepatic impairment. Like other drugs with mu-opioid agonist activity, NUCYNTA(TM) may cause spasm of the sphincter of Oddi and should be used with caution in patients with biliary tract disease, including acute pancreatitis. The most common ...

New Approach to Progesterone Supplementation in ART Revealed in Recently Published White Paper

... should prescribe ENDOMETRIN(R). In clinical trials (n=808), adverse reactions that occurred at a rate greater than or equal to 2% included: uterine spasm (3% to 4%) and vaginal bleeding (3%). Vaginal irritation, itching, burning or discomfort, urticaria, and peripheral edema were reported at an ...

Video: Novalar Announces the Launch of OraVerse(TM) the First Dental Anesthesia Reversal Agent

... use of phentolamine at doses between 5 to 15 times higher than the recommended dose of OraVerse, myocardial infarction, and cerebrovascular spasm and occlusion have been reported, usually in association with marked hypotensive episodes producing shock-like states. See full prescribing ...

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Mark Altmeyer as President and Chief Executive Officer

... headache, sleepiness, and nausea It is important to contact your healthcare professional if you experience prolonged, abnormal muscle spasm or contraction which may be signs of a condition called dystonia. For patients who must limit their sugar intake, ABILIFY Oral Solution contains ...

Bad Backs Essential Shoulder Brace - Now Available at badbackstore.com

... brace is also appropriate for use as an all-day shoulder support to correct rounded shoulder syndrome caused by unbalanced and/or excessive muscle spasm or contractions. Features and Benefits: Padded straps under the armpits, provides greater comfort. Adjustable fastening tape allows ...

Amneal Pharmaceuticals Receives US FDA Approval for Three Generic Prescription Drugs; Two Using New FDA Electronic Filing Format

... to FLEXERIL(R) (a trademark of McNeil Consumer Healthcare) and is indicated as an adjunct to rest and physical therapy for relief of muscle spasm associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions. These three products are Amneal's 15th, 16th and 17th ANDA (Abbreviated New Drug ...

Will 'botox' be the aspirin of the 21st century?

... the early medical use of botulinum toxin in treating eye-squint, then its wider role in treating pain, excess glandular secretion and muscle spasm disorders, and its best-known use as a wrinkle remover in cosmetic surgery. The authors go on to suggest a wide range of possible uses for botox ...

Therapy Could Save Limbs After Frostbite

... occurs, blood vessels are affected and blood flow is blocked. But small clots can also form when the blood vessels are thawed and re-warmed, and spasm of the damaged arteries further obstructs blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, the U.S. team notes. This study included 17 patients, aged 16 ...

Scientific poster abstracts from the 24th annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine

... Double-Blind Trial of Carisoprodol 250-mg Tablets Compared to Placebo and Carisoprodol 350-mg Tablets in Patients with Acute, Painful Musculoskeletal spasm of the Lower Back 115 Epidural Blood Patch Effective Treatment of Headache Caused by Subdural Hematoma/CSF leakage. 116 Peripheral Nerve ...

Major US Airline Discriminates Against Disabled Passenger, Lawsuit Charges

... has sued the major airline for discrimination. Andy Gates is affected by dystonia, an obscure neuromuscular movement disorder that causes muscles to spasm and contract uncontrollably. Although he uses a wheelchair, he can cross short distances without assistance. Frequently misdiagnosed as cerebral ...

FDA Approves SOMA(R) (carisoprodol) 250 mg

... multi-site parallel group studies (MP502 and MP505) which included more than 1,300 patients aged 18 to 65 who suffered from acute painful muscle spasm of the lower back. Results from both studies showed that SOMA 250 mg provided significant and rapid relief of back pain compared to placebo (P = ...

Eyelid Spasm can Be Prevented by Coffee Drinking

... are less likely to develop an involuntary eye spasm called primary late onset blepharospasm, which ... effect to be seen. The age of onset of the spasm was also found to be later in patient who drank ... onset blepharospasm, 228 patients with hemifacial spasm (a similar ...

Botox for That Pelvic Pain Which won't go Away

... Many women suffer from chronic pelvic floor spasm and pain, which may now be relieved by Botox injections, a group of Australian researchers report.// The usual symptoms of this condition are ...

Hiccups May Be An Indication Of Esophageal Cancer

... because of persistent hiccups. Hiccups are recognized as a sign of esophageal cancer in the U.S. Hiccups are caused by the involuntary spasm of the diaphragm. It occurs when one eats too quickly or too much. Coughing and laughing, among others, can also cause hiccups. The primary ...

Olive oil protects the heart

... prompt medical attention, such as angina, heart attack, or tearing of the aorta. Other causes of chest pain can be evaluated electively, such as spasm of the esophagus, gallbladder attack, or inflammation of the chest wall. Therefore, an accurate diagnosis is important in providing proper treatment ...

Leeches Provide Clues Regarding The Prevention Of Heart Disease

... prompt medical attention, such as angina, heart attack, or tearing of the aorta. Other causes of chest pain can be evaluated electively, such as spasm of the esophagus, gallbladder attack, or inflammation of the chest ....

Statins Gives New Hope for Increased Survival Rate of Heart Failure Patients

... prompt medical attention, such as angina, heart attack, or tearing of the aorta. Other causes of chest pain can be evaluated electively, such as spasm of the esophagus, gallbladder attack, or inflammation of the chest wall. For more information: http://www.medindia.net/patients/ ...

Strong Magnetic Stimulation Can Help Treating Severe Depression

... In ECT the doctors pass electrical impulses through the patient's head using two electrodes on either side of forehead. This results in an epileptic spasm and it changes the cerebral chemistry in the area of the forehead. The frontal cortex the region underneath the forehead regulates the emotions and ...

Adult COPD or asthma could be effectively treated with Xopenex

... Truitt said that Xopenex is safe in a hospital setting, and is an effective alternative to racemic albuterol in treating the bronchial smooth muscle spasm associated with diseases such as COPD and asthma. The study involved the comparison of the treatment of 231 patients with similar background and ...

Stretching the muscles doesn't make them more resilient

... soreness, say researchers. Warning up and cooling down by stretching was thought to reduce the risk// of unused muscles going into painful spasm. The spasm theory turned out to be wrong, but the stretching habit stuck. It is one of the “many superstitions about how to prevent injury and improve ...

New treatment for muscle spasms

... or emotional distress. People with the condition are often too disabled// to walk or move, or are afraid to leave the house in case they suffer a spasm and fall. The condition resembles chronic tetanus. Scientists have developed a highly effective treatment for this disorder of the nervous system ...

Nervous disorder being treated

... totally disabled. People with the condition are often too disabled to walk or move, or are afraid to leave the house in case they suffer a spasm and fall. The condition resembles chronic tetanus. Spasms can be triggered by noise, touch or emotional distress. Doctors have found that the ...
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