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2010-01-20 13:47:10

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen may be more effective for relieving period pain than paracetamol, according to the update of a Cochrane Review. However, it remains unclear whether any one NSAID is safer or more effective than others. Period pain affects a high proportion of women: up to 72% in a recent Australian survey of 16-49 year olds. It is thought to be caused by an excess or imbalance of certain hormones released by the body during menstrual periods,...

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2009-11-17 14:37:31

The popular heartburn drugs Prilosec and Nexium can reduce by nearly half the blood thinning effect of the drug Plavix, said officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday. Plavix, known generically as clopidogrel, is an anti-clotting drug taken by millions of Americans to reduce risks of heart attack and stroke. Nexium and Prilosec belong to a class of heartburn medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Regulators said the key ingredient PPIs blocks an...

2009-10-26 22:39:42

For military personnel and World Trade Center workers the battle continues well after the stress ends In two new studies, presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 74th Annual Scientific meeting in San Diego, researchers explored the connection between high stress, high exposure occupations and long-term gastrointestinal disorders. The studies, performed by the United States Navy and the State University of New York (SUNY), Stonybrook, examine the long term effects of...

2009-10-19 08:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) and POZEN Inc. (Nasdaq: POZN) today announced pivotal data from two POZEN clinical trials that were presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The data demonstrated that patients at risk for developing NSAID-associated gastric ulcers taking VIMOVO(TM) (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium, formerly known as PN 400) experienced significantly fewer...

2009-10-01 12:01:54

When used "off-label," the antidepressant amitriptyline works just as well as placebo in treating pain-predominant gastrointestinal disorders in children, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. To view this article's video abstract, go to the AGA's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/AmerGastroAssn. "Many pharmaceutical products are prescribed for off-label use in children due to the lack of clinical...

2009-09-09 09:33:05

Patients with upper gastrointestinal (GI) complaints visit their general practitioner (GP) more often than patients with other conditions. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Family Practice found that people with dyspepsia, heartburn, epigastric discomfort and other upper-abdominal complaints had almost twice as many GP contacts, which were ultimately associated with problems in all organ systems. These patients were twice as frequently referred to specialist care and received...

2009-07-16 10:49:12

FD, a common non-organic disease in the world, greatly affects the patient's quality of life. However, treatment of FD is still controversial and no single therapy is uniformly effective, due, in part, to absence of a reliable evaluation instrument. The Nepean Dyspepsia Index (NDI), measuring both symptom scores and impairment of the dyspepsia-specific health-related quality of life in FD patients, has been designed to diagnose FD and translated into several languages. Moreover, its utility...

2009-07-09 13:39:15

Findings of a Danish study suggest the use of proton pump inhibitors can produce acid-related symptoms in healthy adults. Proton pump inhibitors are a group of drugs used to cause a pronounced and long-lasting reduction of gastric acid production and are among the most widely selling drugs in the world, Wikipedia said. But results of an eight-week, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial led by Dr. Christina Reimer of Copenhagen University suggests proton pump inhibitors can induce...

2009-07-01 09:19:37

Data suggests proton pump inhibitors can induce acid-related symptoms in healthy adultsTreatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for eight weeks induces acid-related symptoms like heartburn, acid regurgitation and dyspepsia once treatment is withdrawn in healthy individuals, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute."The observation that more than 40 percent of healthy volunteers, who have never been...

2009-06-01 14:15:00

--Data from Phase 3 REDUCE-1 and REDUCE-2 Studies Demonstrate that Novel Combination Treatment Decreases Risk of Developing GI Ulcers by Approximately 50 Percent-- --Data presented today at 56th Annual Digestive Disease Week Meeting in Chicago-- CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, today presented data at the 56th Annual Digestive Disease Week (DDW) meeting from two pivotal Phase 3 trials evaluating its lead compound...