Volume 7 Issue 123
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-May-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-May-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Diabetes and pizza: Slow and steady insulin delivery wins the race

With its doughy, carbohydrate-dense crust and high fat content, pizza can wreak havoc in people with diabetes. A Penn State Diabetes Center study suggests a slow and steady insulin-dosing pattern may best combat the glucose-raising effects of that common favorite food. more  

Monitoring program finds serious, unreported adverse drug reactions

A monitoring program developed by a Northwestern University researcher has successfully identified a large number of previously unknown, serious and often-fatal drug reactions associated with 15 commonly used drugs, including Plavix®, thalidomide and drug-coated cardiac stents. more

Acupuncture treatment no more effective than sham treatment in reducing migraine headaches

Migraine patients who received true acupuncture had no decrease in headaches as compared with those who received sham acupuncture treatment, according to a study in the 4 May issue of JAMA. more  

Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) highly accurate for diagnosing coronary artery disease in patients with zero to moderate coronary calcification

In patients with no or moderate coronary calcification, 16-slice MDCT allows the reliable detection of coronary artery stenosis with high diagnostic accuracy, say researchers from Tuebingen University Hospital in Germany. Coronary artery stenosis is the narrowing of coronary arteries due to the build-up of calcified plaques. more

Low-Dose multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) ‘better option’ than x-rays for imaging children’s sinuses 

Low-dose MDCT of the sinuses in children is effective in diagnosing conditions such as sinusitis and middle ear fluid with a radiation dose comparable to standard x-rays. It also has more benefits, such as better accuracy, speed and a broader diagnosis potential, say researchers from Heilig Hart Hospital in Belgium. more

Drug-releasing stents showing higher complication rate than clinical trials indicated 

In a report in the 4 May JAMA, "real-world" use of drug-releasing coronary artery stents reveals higher rates of stent thrombosis (narrowing due to blood clots) 9 months after stent implantation than were indicated in clinical trials. more

Fracture risk lower for black women than white women at all bone mineral density levels

Black women have a lower risk of fracture than white women at every level of bone mineral density, according to an article in the 4 May issue of JAMA. more


Acupuncture no better than sham treatment for migraine headache