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TNF Blockers May Help Some With Rheumatoid Arthritis

If standard treatment fails, more intensive therapy works well, study finds THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who respond poorly to standard treatment with methotrexate may benefit from additional treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TN...

Questions Continue About Using Beta Blockers Before Surgery

Study finds increased risk of death, heart attacks MONDAY, Oct. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A new study adds to doubts about using beta blockers to reduce the risks of surgery. The death rate for people given beta blockers before non-cardiac surgery was 10 times higher in the 30 days aft...

Beta Blockers Help Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

Continuing treatment reduces death risk, rehospitalization rates, study finds FRIDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- People who are hospitalized for severe heart failure and have been taking beta blockers should be kept on those medications while in the hospital, a new study finds. And...

Beta Blockers Raise Stroke, Death Risk After Surgery

Experts note doses of the blood-pressure drugs given in the study were probably too high TUESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who received the blood pressure-lowering drugs known as beta blockers after having non-cardiac surgery were at higher risk of dying or having a stroke, ...

Scripps scientists find calcium channel blockers help normalize lysosomal storage disease cells

The study was published online February 5 in the February 2008 edition (Volume 6, Issue 2) of the journal PLoS Biology. The research team found that the hypertension drugs diltiazem and verapamil increased the overall function of mutant lysosomal enzymes associated with the conditions Gaucher d...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN ) and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), issued a statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement regarding the results of a safety rev...

Evidence against use of Beta blockers as first choice in the treatment of primary hypertension

Beta blockers have been used widely in the treatment of hypertension and are still recommended as first-line drugs in hypertension guidelines. Moreover, after myocardial infarction and in patients with heart failure, treatment // with beta blockers prevents re-infarction, hospitalisation for heart ...

Angiotensin-II-receptor blockers - Treat kidney failure

Drugs used to treat high blood pressure have been found to also help slow the progress of kidney failure. Three separate drug trials reveal that the angiotensin-II-receptor blockers, which include losartan and irbesartan, can be used to treat kidney failure, one of the commonest complications in di...

Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

...ial, and the patients in the trial were already getting intensive drug therapy including clot-busting clopidogrel, cholesterol-lowering statins, beta blockers and ACE inhibitors, Lavie noted. Set against that one trial are the many larger studies cited by Lavie, and epidemiological evidence showing that p...

Certain Arthritis, Crohn's Drugs May Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: FDA

...nnounced that it has completed its analysis of TNF blockers and has concluded that there is an increased risk ...oxed warning for these products," she said. TNF blockers already carry FDA-mandated warning labels for oth...g these drugs should: Be aware that taking TNF blockers may increase the risk of developing lymphoma, leuk...

Viagra Trial for Sickle Cell Lung Problems Halted

...e, there are no current guidelines for treating pulmonary hypertension in people with sickle-cell disease, although drugs known as endothelin receptor blockers are sometimes used. The condition can lead to heart failure and death. A small pilot trial using Revatio and involving just 12 people with sickle c...

Post-transplant combo can replace toxic immune-suppressing drugs in monkeys

... or vaccine upon second exposure. Costimulation blockers are sufficient for allowing mice to tolerate a tra...says. Memory cells appear to prevent costimulation blockers from working as well in monkeys as they do in mice...hem down." By themselves, neither costimulation blockers (in this case, a molecule called CTLA4-Ig) or alef...

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Leaders from the Field of Pain Therapeutics to Discuss Latest Discoveries and Breakthroughs at Arrowhead's 3rd Annual Pain Therapeutics Summit

...s. This year's presentations will highlight the most important developments in recent years in the field, including new research in sodium channel blockers (TRPV1 and TRPA1), late-stage clinical advances with Merck's CGRP antagonist program, new research in biologic therapies, the genetics of pain, abuse-...

Neuromed Announces that Merck & Co., Inc. Terminates Research Collaboration and License Agreement for Compounds Targeting N-Type Calcium Channels

...ed. "Neuromed is a leader in ion channel research and we remain committed to further research and development in this field." N-type calcium channel blockers represent a potentially novel class of analgesics that are selective for calcium channels involved in pain signal transmission. Calcium channels contr...

Animal model for schizophrenia identifies a novel approach for treating cognitive impairments

...because there is a continued sense that we have not yet captured the therapeutic promise associated with the glycine site of the NMDA receptor. GlyT1 blockers and DAAO inhibitors may be important new clinical research tools," comments John Krystal, M.D., Editor of Biological Psychiatry . Further research...

Acid-Suppressing Meds May Boost Pneumonia Risks

...cid blockers. In a small sub-analysis, the researchers tried to assess the effect of PPIs vs. H2 blockers. Although the analysis suggested that H2 blockers did not increase the risk significantly, Herzig said there were not enough people in the study on both medications for the researchers to reach a defi...

AstraZeneca Announces TOPROL-XL(R) (Metoprolol Succinate) is Now Available

... who have bronchospastic disease, diabetes, thyrotoxicosis, peripheral vascular disease, who are undergoing major surgery, or who take calcium channel blockers of the verapamil and diltiazem type. There is a risk of worsening cardiac failure during up-titration of the dose of TOPROL-XL. Patients need to...

Heating heart with catheter better than drugs for common heart rhythm disorder

...art to the aging population and the obesity epidemic. Drugs such as beta blockers and calcium channel blockers can slow the heart rate during an A-Fib episode. Other drugs such as flecai...

New research confirms milestone study on blood pressure meds

...nhibitors that widen blood vessels and decrease resistance, calcium channel blockers that relax vessels by slowing the flow of calcium into the heart and alpha ...pha blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, nor calcium channel blockers surpass thiazide-type diuretics (at appropriate dosage) as initial therapy ...

AZOR(R) Receives FDA Approval as First-Line Treatment for High Blood Pressure

...nfarction on starting calcium channel blocker therapy or at the time of dosage increase. Congestive Heart Failure In general, calcium channel blockers should be used with caution in patients with heart failure. Impaired Renal Function In studies of ACE inhibitors in patients with unilateral ...

More Patients Receive Diovan As A First- Or Second-Line Therapy Compared With Cozaar or Avapro

...ple generic options to choose from in first- and second-line treatment, including diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and beta blockers. Nonetheless, we find that approximately half (51.7 percent) of the patients who were prescribed Diovan take the drug as a first- or...

All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

...s work, with the exception of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), probably because there aren't enough studi...an placebo, but diuretics, ARBs or calcium channel blockers were significantly better than beta blockers or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors....

SCAI Statement on 'A National Study of the Effect of Individual Proton Pump Inhibitors on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients Treated with Clopidogrel Following Coronary Stenting: The Clopidogrel Medco Outcomes Study'

...edications for GI symptoms in patients with stents when appropriate. Other effective treatments for heartburn and ulcers include histaminergic (H2) blockers (Zantac, Tagamet) or antacids. In some patients the use of PPIs may still be warranted based on the patient's medical problems and should be taken ...

Irregular Heartbeat During Angioplasty Could Raise Death Risk

...llow-up of another trial, studying one-year mortality to see if any treatments have improved outcomes," he said. It is already well known that beta blockers can cut the risk for people with heartbeat abnormalities, Mehta said. "Whether other anti-arrhythmics help, we can't say from the current study," he a...

With Peripheral Artery Disease, Med Adherence Is Low

...on of aspirin and statins in all patients and beta blockers in those who also had ischemic heart disease, said...aken by 74 percent, statins by 69 percent and beta blockers by 54 percent. "Guideline-recommended medical t...e for the combination of aspirin, statins and beta blockers ... was lower than expected," the authors said in ...

SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives FDA Approval as First Once-Monthly Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

...ilure can occur or get worse in people who use TNF blockers like SIMPONI(TM). Your doctor will monitor you cl...ower legs or feet. Rarely, people using TNF blockers can have nervous system problems such as multiple ...easily, or paleness. Rarely, people using TNF blockers have developed lupus-like symptoms. Tell your doc...

Express Scripts Pharmacy Cost Trends Lowest in Over a Decade

...tihistamines 79.2% $260 million Narcotic Analgesics 93.8% $294 million Beta blockers 95.0% $167 million Total $18.1 billion * Source: Expre...

A Fat That May Keep You Thin

...ll leanness, the researchers noted, since heavier people, especially older, heavier people, had less brown fat than skinnier folk. People taking beta blockers -- drugs used to treat high blood pressure and other conditions -- also tended to have less brown fat. Beta-blockers have been linked with weight gain...

Neuromed Announces Exalgo(TM) (hydromorphone HCl) Extended-Release Tablets (CII) Meets Primary Efficacy Endpoint in Pivotal Phase 3 Trial

...m channels, a new and important target directly involved in pain signaling. Its third program is focused on producing promising T-type calcium channel blockers aimed at treating pain, epilepsy and hypertension. For more information visit our website at www.neuromed.com . ---------------------------...

Blood Thinner, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky After Heart Attack

...said. "To lower the risk of recurrent heart attacks, we should probably think about switching some of these patients from proton pump inhibitors to H2 blockers [such as Zantac or Tagamet], at least temporarily." More information For more information on heart attack, visit the American Heart Associati...

Is telmisartan effective in treating non-alcoholic steatohepatitis?

...insulin sensitivity and to antagonize the local hepatic effects of a vicious cycle seems logically correct. In the light of this, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) could act as an elegant tool for adequate correction of various imbalances that act in concert in NASH/NAFLD. Indeed, by inhibiting the renin-a...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Raise Shingles Risk

...with the disease. Although the link between TNF blockers and fungal and bacterial infections is fairly well...re in Berlin looked at 5,040 people taking the TNF blockers infliximab (Remicade) or adalimumab (Humira), the ...pes zoster and the other drugs studied or with TNF blockers overall. "Our recommendations [to physicians a...

New Drug Shows Promise Against Heartbeat Abnormality

...and safety." Atrial fibrillation affects one in 20 Americans by the age of 65, and one in 10 by 85, Page said. Current drug treatments include beta blockers and calcium channel blockers. Dronedarone is a chemical relative of amiodarone, a drug that has severe side effects but still is widely used in atr...

Female Hormones Deter Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

...n more studies into different receptor subtypes. Meanwhile, colleagues at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland have begun studying how ETA receptor blockers may impact sodium excretion. More information The American Heart Association has more about hypertension . -- Kevi...

Gender May Influence Heart Failure Treatment

...ting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and beta blockers. Women also received lowe...male patients treated by male doctors. Use of beta blockers in male patients was not affected by the doctor's ...eated by male doctors received lower doses of beta blockers than did male patients. The findings were publi...

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Gene Ups Risk for Those on Blood-Thinner Plavix

...study, published in the Oct. 28 online edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , Austrian researchers found that calcium channel blockers drugs, widely prescribed to lower blood pressure, might reduce the Plavix' anti-clotting effects. More information For more on Plavix, visit t...

Common treatment for chronic prostatitis fails to reduce symptoms

...vidence supporting the use of antibiotics or alpha blockers for chronic prostatitis, more than three-fourths o...s and more than one-half regularly prescribe alpha blockers such as alfuzosin for the condition, according to a recent survey supported by NIDDK. Alpha blockers are a class of drugs that relax the smooth muscle ...

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...led Revivogen that combats hair loss and thinning hair with all-natural DHT blockers with no side effects. Melbourne, VIC (PRWEB) Dec...onary product that combats hair loss and thinning hair with all-natural DHT blockers with no side effects. Revivogen Scalp Therapy is a dermatologist formul...
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