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2014-06-26 08:27:08

Top-line results anticipated by end-of-year RALEIGH, N.C., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) announced that it has completed enrollment of all patients required for its initial Phase 3 study of Clonidine Topical Gel for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110217/CL49801LOGO The Phase 3 trial is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to determine the...

2012-05-21 09:47:01

New recommendations on devices, drugs and diagnosis in heart failure were launched at the Heart Failure Congress 2012, 19-22 May, in Belgrade, Serbia, and published in the European Heart Journal. The ESC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure 2012 were developed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in collaboration with the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC. The Congress is the HFA's main annual meeting. An analysis of the most up...

2012-05-14 10:00:48

A new study has found that, contrary to current thinking, taking beta blockers that treat high blood pressure does not decrease a person's risk of developing colorectal cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also revealed that even long-term use or subtypes of beta blockers showed no reduction of colorectal cancer risk. In recent years, researchers have thought that beta blockers, which are prescribed to many older adults...

Link Between Blood Pressure Medication And PTSD Symptoms Discovered
2012-05-02 10:09:58

Image Credit: Photos.com --- Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com New findings from the Grady Trauma Project report that traumatized people who take a type of blood pressure medication often have less intense post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The results show that angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) could be used to help treat patients with PSTD. The study was conducted with over 5,000 low-income Atlanta residents who were...

2012-04-23 09:27:02

Results of study using animal model among the presentations at the meeting Experimental Biology 2012 Heart failure is the most common cause of death throughout the world, typically the result of chronic high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. As a result, research efforts have focused on an array of approaches aimed at preventing and treating high blood pressure. Recently, Japanese researchers examined the utility of an anti-hypertensive drug, moxonidine, which acts on the...

2012-03-22 21:17:45

Drug manufacturer deviates from the appropriate comparator therapy specified by the G-BA The fixed drug combination of aliskiren and amlodipine (trade name: Rasilamlo®) was approved in April 2011 for the treatment of people with hypertension in whom aliskiren or amlodipine alone has an insufficient effect. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the "Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products” (AMNOG), the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care...

2012-03-06 10:16:58

Mayo Clinic researchers this week will announce the use of the blood pressure drug prazosin as an effective treatment to curb post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related nightmares. In a presentation during the 20th European Congress of Psychiatry in Prague, Mayo Clinic psychiatrists will present a systematic literature review of prazosin in the treatment of nightmares. Researchers investigated 12 prazosin studies, four of which were randomized controlled trials. "The studies showed...

2012-02-22 14:50:22

A UCLA-led study has found that a combination of several key guideline-recommended therapies for heart failure treatment resulted in an improvment of up to 90 percent in the odds of survival over two years.   Heart failure, a chronic, progressive disease, affects millions of individuals and results in morbidity, the use of significant health care resources, and substantial costs.   While certain therapies are recommended for heart failure patients in the national guidelines of...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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