Media Articles Related to Hycotuss (Hydrocodone / Guaifenesin)
Evolution of whooping cough bacterium seen in Australia
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.04.17]
The bacterium that causes whooping cough, Bordetella pertussis, has changed in Australia - most likely in response to the vaccine used to prevent the disease - with a possible reduced effectiveness...
Droplets from coughs and sneezes travel farther than you think
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.04.10]
Researchers from MIT have found that droplets from coughs and sneezes travel up to 200 times farther than previously estimated, thanks to 'gas clouds.'
Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
Source: MedicineNet Pertussis Specialty [2014.03.07]
Title: Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
Category: Health News
Created: 3/6/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 3/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Whooping Cough
Source: MedicineNet Pertussis Specialty [2014.02.24]
Title: Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Whooping Cough
Category: Health News
Created: 2/24/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
OTC Cold and Cough Medications
Source: MedicineNet Allergy Treatment Begins At Home Specialty [2014.02.05]
Title: OTC Cold and Cough Medications
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 2/8/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
Clinical Trials Related to Hycotuss (Hydrocodone / Guaifenesin)
Tissue Sample Collection From Patients With Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Arms, Hands, Legs, or Feet Treated on Clinial Trial CRUK-VORTEX [Recruiting]
RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue from patients with soft tissue
sarcoma to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future.
PURPOSE: This laboratory is collecting tissue samples from patients with soft tissue sarcoma
of the arms, hands, legs, or feet treated on clinical trial CRUK-VORTEX.
Functional Evaluation of Two Types of Totally Implanted Venous Ports [Completed]
Totally implanted venous access ports allow a safe delivery of medication, mainly
chemotherapy, but are also used for blood sampling. This last procedure is not always
successful, as it appeared from a nurse’s survey in different hospitals in Flanders,
including the University Hospitals in Leuven, Belgium. In 3 to 29 percent of the attempts,
blood withdrawal is impaired or not possible, as an intermittent or permanent fact. This is
in line with international literature data where difficulty in blood draw was noted in 6 to
26% of port accessions. Partial or total occlusion leads to discomfort for the patient, delay
in therapy, higher costs and extra nursing time.
A new port system with a tangential outlet (Vortex port) was designed and according to the
manufacturer, this shape will allow to cleanse the entire reservoir of the port more
efficiently and avoid the formation of precipitates of medication or blood that could lead to
an obstruction of the device. These precipitates are also regarded as a potential risk
factor for infection.
However, only one previously published small randomised study addressed the value of the
Vortex port when compared to conventional access devices: Stevens et al. were able to show a
reduction in obstruction incidence from 26% to 7% with the use of the Vortex port. The
incidence of blood withdrawal problems in our experience with conventional ports in
University hospitals Leuven was 8% thus lower than that reported by Stevens, but this remains
the most frequent problem faced by care providers and patients.
With this study, we aim to compare the performance of the tangential outlet ports and that of
a âconventionalâ port in order to assess an eventual functional difference.
Fine Particle pMDI Formoterol/Beclomethasone in Asthmatics With and Without Spacer: Comparative Efficacy Evaluation [Recruiting]
Adequate pharmacological treatment controls symptoms in most asthmatics. Pressurized metered
dose inhalers (pMDI)are the most used drug delivery devices. Valved holding chambers of
different types and sizes have also been developed for use in combination with pMDI. The
therapeutic efficacy of treatment depends on the amount of inhaled particles. The chambers
can optimize lung deposition as it obviates lung-hand coordination and retain larger
particles. The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of the fine particle
combination pMDI Beclomethasone/Formoterol in asthma control,with or without the aid of a
spacer in patients without adequate asthma control on medium to high-dose inhaled steroids
associated with long acting beta adrenergic drugs. The hypothesis is that there is no
clinical efficacy difference between the two forms of drug administration.
Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients Who Have Undergone Surgery for Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Arms, Hands, Legs, or Feet [Recruiting]
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving radiation
therapy after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery. It is not yet
known whether giving radiation therapy to a smaller area of tissue surrounding the tumor is
as effective as giving radiation therapy to a wider area of tissue surrounding the tumor in
treating soft tissue sarcoma.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying giving external-beam radiation therapy
to a small area of tissue surrounding the tumor to see how well it works compared with
giving external-beam radiation therapy to a wider area of tissue surrounding the tumor in
treating patients who have undergone surgery for soft tissue sarcoma of the arms, hands,
legs, or feet.
A New Oxygen Mask for Carotid Endarterectomy Under Local Anaesthesia [Recruiting]