News tagged with clinical effectiveness
Short-term use of the antibiotic cefpodoxime for the treatment of women with uncomplicated cystitis (bladder infection) did not meet criteria for noninferiority for achieving clinical cure compared with ciprofloxacin, a drug ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A warning to men considering a pricey new treatment for prostate cancer called proton therapy: Research suggests it might have more side effects than traditional radiation does.
Cancer Feb 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Acupuncture and sham acupuncture appear equally effective in treating migraines, according to a clinical trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 09, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
The first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus has received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to start human clinical trials.
HIV & AIDS Dec 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
However, large-scale clinical trials have highlighted the beneficial effect of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) in the improvement of symptoms and reduction of mortality, and CRT is now recommended in the major European ...
Cardiology Dec 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Will a drug used to treat childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and other pediatric cancers cause heart problems later in life?
Cancer Dec 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Why do so many postmenopausal women who are treated for estrogen-sensitive breast cancer quit using drugs that help prevent the disease from recurring?
Cancer Dec 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Behavior of people faced with health-care choices is not influenced by 'framing effect,' study finds
The behavior of consumers who are faced with making decisions about their health is not significantly influenced by the way health messages are worded or framed, according to a large, new study by researchers at the University ...
Health Dec 07, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
(AP) -- Regulators on Friday approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s drug Eylea, an injection designed to treat a common cause of blindness in older people.
Medications Nov 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 5
(Medical Xpress) -- Millions of people take statins, the blockbuster drug that lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called bad cholesterol. But as many as 20 percent of them develop adverse effects such as muscle ...
Medical research Nov 18, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1
Patients in the United States who have the cornea-damaging disease keratoconus may soon be able to benefit from a new treatment that is already proving effective in Europe and other parts of the world. The ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 24, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Many U.S. adults believe that only extremely effective drugs without serious adverse effects are approved, but providing explanations to patients highlighting uncertainties about drug benefits may affect their choices, according ...
Medications Sep 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Children who have their adenoids surgically removed do not get fewer upper respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis and colds, finds research published in BMJ today.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 07, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Results from the EVATEL (EVAluation of TELe follow-up) trial are the first in Europe to demonstrate potential safety and efficacy benefits from the remote follow-up of ICD patients. The trial was conducted in France, with ...
Cardiology Aug 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
High blood phosphate levels can set chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on a rapid path to kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). To mak ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0