Friday, January 30, 2004

Search Research UpdateNot-quite-so-selective COX-2 inhibitors

Selective COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2) ligands show similar efficacy to marketed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (which act at both COX isoforms) but with a reduced side-effect profile, in particular in terms of gastro-intestinal (GI) effects. Marketed drugs such as celecoxib (Celebrex), valdecoxib (Bextra) and rofecoxib (Vioxx) are used to treat pain and inflammatory disease associated with arthritis.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

: "Welcome to Pain Pals Jr. Kid's Club, a place where children of RSD parents, grandparents, and loved ones can meet others and learn that they are NOT alone!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2004 / Your Life / Health & Fitness / Men's Health / Treat or wait
As more men under 70 are diagnosed with prostate cancer, some wonder if they really need to take action against it
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Monday, January 26, 2004

RSD UK - Awareness, Education and Support for those involved with RSD/CRPS issues: "RSD UK
RSD UK is a voluntary non-profit making organisation which was set up to give support to those concerned with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, often abbrevieated to RSD, CRPS type I or CRPS type II. You may also have been given the diagnosis of Sudecks Atrophy, Causalgia, Allodynia, Hand Shoulder Syndrome and many more."
Cortisone Injection - Feet and fitness related health conditions, exercises and injuries: "What are corticosteroids?
Is a cortisone injection merely a pain reliever or temporary remedy?
For what conditions are cortisone injections used?
What are the advantages of cortisone injections?
What are the disadvantages and side effects of cortisone injections?
Are there special advantages in using cortisone injections for joint inflammation (arthritis)?
Are there special side effects that can occur with cortisone joint injections?
How are cortisone injections of soft tissues given?
How are cortisone injections of a joint given?
'I've always heard that cortisone injections are painful? Are they?' "
Information on Bursitis produced by doctors

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. There are 160 bursae in the body. The major bursae are located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.

Friday, January 23, 2004

News - Dexamethasone, Beclomethasone and Budesonide Most Cost-Effective Intranasal Sprays on the British Market

Similar efficacy and safety is seen among the various intranasal sprays in the treatment of rhinitis and, therefore, differences in cost, palatability and frequency of use may determine prescription preferability, say researchers.