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2011-01-12 14:08:20

Vaccination for herpes zoster, a painful rash commonly known as shingles, among a large group of older adults was associated with a reduced risk of this condition, regardless of age, race or the presence of chronic diseases, according to a study in the January 12 issue of JAMA. "The pain of herpes zoster is often disabling and can last for months or even years, a complication termed postherpetic neuralgia. Approximately 1 million episodes of herpes zoster occur in the United States annually,...

2011-01-12 07:43:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There are more than 1 million episodes of shingles every year in the United States. It is a painful condition that can last months or years and can seriously impact quality of life. Getting the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55-percent reduced risk of developing shingles, according to a new study. This study observed the outcomes of the effectiveness of the herpes zoster vaccine in a large, diverse population of men and women ages 60 years and older....

2010-10-04 22:50:25

Multicenter study looks at impact for prevention strategies Acute herpes zoster, or shingles, interferes with all health areas for people with the condition, including sleep, enjoyment of life and general activities, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj091711.pdf. Herpes zoster is a reactivation of the chicken pox (varicella-zoster) virus which results in pain and a rash with small blisters. It...

2010-09-16 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Md., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ --The American Pain Foundation (APF), in partnership with professional baseball player LaTroy Hawkins, acknowledges those suffering from Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) today, as it recognizes the second annual PHN Awareness Day. PHN Awareness Day was created to raise awareness to the pain caused by shingles and PHN, also known as after-shingles pain. Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox and can affect an...

2010-08-30 08:32:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Mothers who are exposed to certain antiviral drugs during the first trimester of pregnancy do not face an increased risk of birth defects, according to a new study. Researchers from Denmark conducted the study to determine if there was an association between the use of the antiviral drugs acyclovir, valacyclovir and famciclovir and major birth defects in women who used the treatments during their pregnancies. These drugs are often used to treat herpes simplex and herpes...

2010-08-05 15:01:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Recent Highlights: Qutenza launched in April 2010 Qutenza available and/or on formulary at 60 U.S. hospitals Astellas initiates Qutenza E.U. launch in Germany, Austria, and the UK Completed $40 million royalty based debt financing Upcoming 2010 Milestones: Qutenza launch in additional E.U. markets by Astellas Initiation of Phase 2 clinical trial of NGX-1998 in PHN patients NeurogesX, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGSX), a biopharmaceutical...

2010-08-05 08:00:00

Patients reminded that benefits far outweigh risks CHICAGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vaccines have a long history of successfully preventing disease and, in effect, improving the lives of countless Americans. Now, two serious diseases - human papillomavirus (HPV) and herpes zoster - could become a thing of the past as people better understand the safety and efficacy of vaccines to prevent these serious viral infections in specific populations. At the American Academy of...

2010-06-09 17:19:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Roxane Laboratories, Inc. announced today the Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval of Valacyclovir Hydrochloride Tablets 500mg and 1g as of May 24, 2010 by the Food and Drug Administration. Valacyclovir Hydrochloride Tablets are a nucleoside analogue DNA polymerase inhibitor indicated for use in adult patients for the following: Cold Sores (Herpes Labialis), Genital Herpes (treatment of initial or recurrent episodes in immunocompetent...

2010-06-09 13:58:28

Fresh understanding of the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles could lead to improved vaccines and diagnostic tests, a study suggests. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh devised a technique to separate the virus into its constituent proteins and then print them on to a biochip, before incubating the chip with blood from people who had previously had the infection. They were able to pinpoint which proteins in the virus triggered a reaction in the body's immune system, giving...

2010-05-06 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Pain Foundation (APF) announced today at the American Pain Society (APS) Annual Meeting the results of a national survey that showed postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), also known as after-shingles pain, continues to be a condition with low awareness amongst Americans, demonstrating a need for health care provider (HCP) intervention. Shingles is caused by a reawakening of the chickenpox virus and anyone who has ever had chickenpox is at risk for...


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2011-01-24 12:56:26

Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...

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