Archive for the ‘drugs’ Category

Resistance to chemotherapeutic

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 3,476 views

The biggest failure of anticancer chemotherapy is due to drug resistance. This resistance occurs because the cell populations or develop new encoding gene (mutation) or because they are encouraged to develop cell types resistant to being exposed to drugs, allowing them to engage in alternative pathways through the synthesis of ...

Criteria for application of chemotherapy

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 1,802 views

To avoid the toxic effects of chemotherapy and intolerable that they endanger the lives of patients, are obeyed criteria for the indication of chemotherapy. These criteria are varied and depend on the patient's clinical conditions and drugs selected for treatment. Below are listed some requirements ideal for the application of ...

Toxicity of chemotherapeutic

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 2,118 views

Chemotherapeutic agents do not act exclusively on tumor cells. The normal structures that renew themselves constantly, as bone marrow, hair and mucosa of the gut are also affected by the action of chemotherapy. However, because normal cells have an expected recovery time, unlike the anaplastic cells, it is possible that chemotherapy ...

Aspirin Against Breast Cancer

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 1,973 views

American scientists to ensure that aspirin lowers the risk of developing breast cancer, in addition to the known anticoagulant properties that prevent the heart problems. In a study published by the Journal of the Medical Society of the United States, scientists at the University of Columbia in New York, say ...

Aspirin May Reduce Chances of Developing Cancer in the Digestive System

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 1,620 views

A study by the Pharmachemical Research Institute of Milan, Italy, indicates that the ingestion of aspirin may reduce the chances of developing different types of cancer in the digestive system.  The research involved nearly three thousand patients and concluded that regular consumption of aspirin for five years or more like ...

Aspirin Combats Ovary Cancer!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 1,840 views

She belongs to a group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that can block the effects of chemical Cox-2.  Researchers in the United States discovered that the protein helps in the growth of cancerous tumors of the ovary.  During a conference of the American Association for Cancer Research, the scientists ...

Aspirin Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 1,620 views

Seven years with a search conducted by researchers from Dartmouth Medical School shows that a daily dose of aspirin may be effective in reducing the risk of colon adenomas - benign tumors that can turn into cancer if left in the intestine. The multi-center study confirms indications of no statistical studies ...

Contraindications and Adverse Effects of Aspirin

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 46,270 views

Aspirin should be avoided by those known to be allergic to ibuprofen or naproxen, or to have salicylate intolerance or a more generalized drug intolerance to NSAIDs, and caution should be exercised in those with asthma or NSAID-precipitated bronchospasm. Due to its effect on the stomach lining, manufacturers recommend that ...

The Aspirin History

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 2,408 views

Medicines containing derivatives of salicylic acid, structurally similar to aspirin, have been in medical use since antiquity. Salicylate-rich willow bark extract became recognized for its specific effects on fever, pain and inflammation in the mid-eighteenth century. By the nineteenth century pharmacists were experimenting with and prescribing a variety of chemicals ...

What is Aspirin?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 2,150 views

Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid (IPA: /??s?t?lsæl??s?l?k ?æs?d/) is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. It also has an antiplatelet or "anti-clotting" effect and is used in long-term, low doses to prevent ...