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Finasteride lowers risk of prostate cancer but increases risk of high-grade tumors

...of prostate cancer." However, they do not advocate discontinuation of the drug when used to treat urinary symptoms, so long as patients undergo careful monitoring....

Finasteride lowers risk of prostate cancer but increases risk of high-grade tumors

...of prostate cancer." However, they do not advocate discontinuation of the drug when used to treat urinary symptoms, so long as patients undergo careful monitoring....

Continuation Of Medication After Heart Surgery Very Important

...a strong correlation between the incidents and the discontinuation of heart medicine.Not only did beta blockers and A...ng the recovery period. Thus researchers say ,the discontinuation of beta blockers and ACE inhibitors would be unwise and their use appears to be protective....

Preventing Strokes With Aspirin

...percent of the ischemic strokes related to aspirin discontinuation occurred in the first eight days after aspirin was...ubstantial stroke during a short period of aspirin discontinuation is probably not very high, the difference is meaningful, and patients and physicians should be infor...

Children With Epilepsy Can Be Treated With Nerve Stimulation

... one part of the brain) and side effects requiring discontinuation were low (5 percent). Further, they had observed that hospital visits for epilepsy-related conditions decreased by 41 percent—this will have an impact on the long-term cost-effectiveness of VNS therapy and decrease overall patient morbidity. For fami...

Opioids And Abnormal Pain Perception

...e CPT; and, if indeed so, to determine whether the discontinuation of opioid consumption will reset their altered pain responses. For the study, 60 heroin or methadone OAs who attended a 4-week inpatient detoxification program were exposed to the cold pressor test (CPT) upon entrance to the program, at 7 and 28 day...

How Healthy Are Herbal Products? US Findings.

...The retailers are asked to put a sign advising the discontinuation of these products by the people....

ROZEREM? Can Be A Better Option For Insomnia Patients

...o rebound insomnia or withdrawal effects following discontinuation of treatment with ROZEREM. Rebound insomnia is the worsening of insomnia symptoms after a person stops taking their insomnia medications. "These data show that ROZEREM can be effective in helping patients fall asleep faster without rebound insomni...

Clopidogrel Allergy Can Be Tackled By Methodical Desensitization

...tening to patients and physicians, and can lead to discontinuation of the medication," said the study's lead author, Nicholas E. Walker, MD, a cardiology fellow at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. "We showed we could successfully and safely desensitize patients who had just recently had a drug-eluting stent placed...

Higher-Dose Copper IUDs Provide Better Pregnancy Protection

...igher copper dose had a slightly increased risk of discontinuation due to bleeding and other side effects during the first year, but rates of discontinuation were similar among all IUDs over longer follow-up periods. The possible association between IUD us...

Four-Drug AIDS Treatment Regimen Deemed Of No Use

...ations at virologic failure, or treatment or study discontinuation rates," the authors write. "High rates of virologic suppression achieved in this study support current guidelines that recommend 2 nucleosides plus efavirenz among preferred regimens for the initial treatment of HIV-1 infection. Adding abacavir as ...

Zaditor? - over-the-counter drug for itchy eyes

... in a continued redness for a period of time after discontinuation (rebound effect). Zaditor does not contain a decongestant and may be used without risk of rebound redness. "The availability of Zaditor without a prescription greatly improves treatment options for eye itch sufferers," said Jane MacEnroe, MD, Assoc...

Acupuncture for chronic pain in Osteoarthritis patients

...outine medical treatment and it’s effect after the discontinuation of the treatment. This study appeared in the November2006 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism. Claudia M. Witt of the University Medical Center in Berlin, Germany and her team carried out a randomized controlled trial on patients with chronic pain due ...

Women Faces No Risk on Discontinuation of Osteoporosis Drug

...for up to 30 minutes. While the results suggest discontinuation of the treatment for some women, women at a very high risk of clinical spine fractures may benefit by continuing beyond five years, according to Black. "In the future, we hope to be able to more specifically identify people who should continue and...

Tamoxifen Discontinuation Rates Surprisingly High

...higher mortality rates. The most common reason for discontinuation is adverse effects, including mood swings and hot flashes; these are often successfully treated with a specific antidepressant. Discontinuation or non-persistence rates estimated by clinical trials range from 16 to 32 percent. Studies of usage out...

Once-daily Nevirapine Has More Side-effects Than Twice-daily Dose

...d with a higher risk of rash, leading to treatment discontinuation or interruption//, than twice-daily dosing of the ...In this study, adverse events leading to treatment discontinuation were more common in the once-daily group. After 48 weeks, three patients (4%) who continued twice-da...

Study Sheds Light on Value of Newer Antipsychotic Drugs for Schizophrenia

...ed after an average of four months. Although the discontinuation results suggest that olanzapine was generally on par with quetiapine, patients taking olanzapine had more weight- and metabolic-related side effects than those on the other medications. While none of those patients taking quetiapine discontinued use ...

Implications of Statin Therapy in Bladder Cancer Patients

... concluded that 'Our observations suggest that the discontinuation of statin therapy during BCG immunotherapy might i... lines. Further more, since it has been shown that discontinuation of statin therapy can have adverse cadiac outcomes, it seems prudent to continue statin therapy in b...

Pazopanib Shows Positive in Advanced Renal Carcinoma, Ovarian Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma

... carcinoma study. This ongoing Phase II randomized discontinuation study is evaluating patients with advanced or metastatic RCC who have not received prior systemic therapy or have failed one prior therapy (cytokine or bevacizumab-containing regimen). All patients received 800 mg of pazopanib taken orally, once-dail...

INVEGA(TM) Gets Marketing Authority from EU to Treat Schizophrenia

...fness). -- In the three six-week clinical trials, discontinuation rates due toTEAEs for all INVEGA dose groups were low and comparable to placebo (5% for placebo and for INVEGA: 2% for 3 mg, 6% for 6 mg, 4% for 9 mg, 5% for 12 mg). Worldwide, it is estimated that 1 person in every 100 develops schizophrenia, one...

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