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2011-09-28 05:53:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — An updated study gives new information on the cardiovascular risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and suggests that naproxen, a commonly used drug, and low dose ibuprofen are least likely to increase cardiovascular risks. In addition, diclofenac, even doses available without prescription, elevates the risk. Using only observational studies, because randomized controlled trials have only reported small numbers of cardiovascular events, the...

2011-09-27 09:40:10

Study in animal models calls attention to potential risk; may warrant clinical trials A new study from Rhode Island Hospital researchers suggests that controlling cholesterol may be important for heart health in patients who are taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen. The findings are based on a study on the safety of NSAID medications in clinically relevant animal models when high cholesterol is a factor. The study is published in the current issue of the...

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2011-09-25 15:24:40

Ibuprofen, naproxen, and related non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — the subjects of years of study — still have some secrets to reveal about how they work. Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered surprising new insights into the actions of NSAIDs. Their findings, reported Sept. 25 in Nature Chemical Biology, raise the possibility of developing a new class of inflammation- and pain-fighting medicines. NSAIDs block the activity of the cyclooxygenase...

2011-09-13 21:43:53

Highlights: *Celecoxib reduces the risk of developing precancerous colon polyps, at the cost of increased heart disease risk. *By looking closely at how celecoxib acts in the cell, it may be possible to get the benefit without the added risk. *Celecoxib inhibits the enzyme GSK3, possibly accounting for its anticancer effects in multiple cell types. Several clinical studies have shown that taking the anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib can reduce the risk of developing polyps that lead to...

2011-09-12 23:31:47

Long-term use of nonaspirin anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with an increased risk of renal cell cancer (RCC), according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, in the United States, kidney cancer is the seventh leading type of cancer among men and the ninth leading type of cancer among women. The most common type of kidney cancer, renal cell cancer, accounts...

2011-09-12 14:48:55

The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding needs to be considered when determining the potential preventive benefits associated with low-dose aspirin for cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the use of low-dose aspirin increases the risk for GI bleeding, with the risk being increased further with accompanying use of cardiovascular disease-preventing therapies, such as clopidogrel and anticoagulants. In patients who took...

NSAIDs Linked To Risk Of Miscarriage
2011-09-07 05:02:45

  A new study reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reports that any dosage of non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in early pregnancy may cause a woman to miscarry. Drugs included in the grouping include, naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, and celecoxib, these are reported as the most common drugs used during pregnancy. According to the study the researchers looked at 4,705 spontaneous abortions up to the 20th week of gestation, 352 (7.5%) took...

2011-09-06 22:06:06

The risk of miscarriage is 2.4 times greater for women who took any type and dosage of nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in early pregnancy, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj110454.pdf. Nonaspirin NSAIDs are a class of drugs that include naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, and celecoxib, and are one of the most common medications used during pregnancy. However, there are...

2011-09-01 17:07:18

Stomach acid supressing drugs appear to cause damage to the small intestine Patients often take drugs to lower stomach acid and reduce the chances they will develop ulcers from taking their anti-inflammatory drugs for conditions such as arthritis, but the combination may be causing major problems for their small intestines, McMaster researchers have found. A team from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute has found those stomach acid-reducing drugs, known as proton...


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