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Clot-busting drugs don't benefit older heart attack patients
... so deaths from major side effects such as stroke, bleeding
and cardiac rupture may be more common," he says. "In addition, hospitals do not always adhere to the rigorous protocols that govern research trials, so the results in actual nationwide practice may be different."...
Recreational use of cocaine promotes blood clots
...ed two hours after cocaine had been taken. And the bleeding
time, a measure of how long it takes the blood to form a clot around a wound, had fallen in two thirds of the volunteers. Bleeding of the linings of the nose and stomach is a frequent side-effect of snorting coke, say the authors, a factor which is ...
ZymoGenetics discovers potential new therapy for autoimmune diseases
...marketed by Novo Nordisk A/S, for the treatment of bleeding
episodes in hemophilia A or B patients with inhibitors platelet-derived growth factor (becaplermin) for treating non-healing diabetic ulcers analog of tissue plasminogen activator (monteplase), which is marketed in Japan for the treatment of myocar...
Mighty things from small beginnings
...ure aspirin's effects on platelet function through bleeding
times," explained Norberta Schoene, research chemi...od to stop oozing out. After taking aspirin, your bleeding
time might go up to nine or 10 minutes." The important factor, she noted, was that aspirin, alcohol...
Common algae can be valuable source of hydrogen fuel
...f algae. "They're utilizing stored compounds and bleeding
hydrogen just to survive," Melis said. "It's probably an ancient strategy that the organism developed to live in sulfur-poor anaerobic conditions." He said the alga culture cannot live forever when it is switched over to hydrogen production, but th...
Awareness, quick action key to battling canine bacterial disease
...ntaneous hemorrhaging including coughing up blood, bleeding
from the nose, severe bruising of the skin, and in...velops which is associated with coughing up blood, bleeding
from the nose, severe bruising of the skin, and in some cases, bloody diarrhea. Profound hypotension...
Impacts of Pfiesteria: Outbreaks could substantially reduce tourism revenues, UD Sea Grant researcher says
...ralyze and feed on fish, leaving telltale soresand bleeding
lesions in their flesh. The problem has been particularlytroublesome in sheltered estuarine waters in North Carolina and Maryland, wherebait fish such as menhaden have been killed by the microorganism. Is it Harmful? "Ninety-five percent of all su...
Common drug associated with improved performance in race horses
...ehorses with a history of bleeding
in the respiratory tract --or exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging (EIPH). In the 1980s, controversy arose surrounding the use of furosemide as a preventive measure for EI...
Pinpoint targeting promises improved success in gene therapy for blood and other disorders
...nd in the bloodstream, to plug wound sites to stop bleeding
andheal cuts and other wounds. The scientists focused on Glanzmann's disease - which, because of amissing protein, prevents platelets from functioning properly -- as a modelsystem for their work. In the laboratory, they succeeded in correctin...
K-State veterinarian issues canine 'toxic shock' advisory
...set of spontaneous hemorrhaging, coughingup blood, bleeding
from the nose, severe bruising of the skin and in some cases,bloody diarrhea. Fenwick said "shock therapy" alone is generally not able to save dogs withcanine streptococcal toxic shock. Dogs treated with the correct injectibleantibiotics at the early...
International biotech firm to locate in Southwest Virginia
...teins to treat patients with hemophiliaand control bleeding
in surgery and trauma. In making this announcement with Virginia Governor James Gilmore, George J.M.Hersbach, chairman of Pharming Healthcare Inc. and president and CEO of PharmingGroup NV, said "We have selected western Virginia for this phase of P...
Study points to possible gene therapy cure for hemophilia
...ercent of normal. "Those patientsstart spontaneous bleeding
into joints and muscle and need frequent transfusi... gene therapy woulddramatically reduce spontaneous bleeding
and its manifestations. "So for most of the patients, if you can get their factor VIII level...
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center performs first in vivo gene therapy for hemophilia A
...m surveillance registry. Hemophilia A is a bleeding
disorder that is transmitted genetically sothat it... produce functional FVIII andfrequently may suffer bleeding
episodes, some of which are life threatening. These episodes often occur in joints or other body cav...
Continuing Research On Knee Surgery For Horses At Colorado State University Holds Promise Of Helping Humans With Osteoarthritis
...r to the conventional treatment of scrapingdown to bleeding
subchondral bone," McIlwraith said. "More repair tissue isproduced, but the quality of the tissue still is not that of normal qualityrepair tissue." Meanwhile, the Colorado State researchers have a second project:identifying protein...
Researchers Develop New Treatment For Hepatitis B And C As Nation Anticipates Surge In Number Of Cases
...the abdomen, abdominalinfections, malnutrition, or bleeding
from dilated veins inside the esophagus orin the h...ions can occur in somecircumstances, such as prior bleeding
from varices (dilated veins) and acontinued risk for rebleeding, or the presence of a small hepatoce...
Deaths of Zoo Elephants Explained -- New Virus Identified
...r organs.Untreated, the virus soon causes internal bleeding
and heart failure. The virushits suddenly, killing in a few days. The "index case," or first animal identified as having the virus, was a16-month-old Asian elephant, Kumari -- the first elephant ever born at theNational Zoo. When Kumari died...
Experimental Drug Derived From Snake Venom Shows Promise In Reversing Effects Of Stroke
...s whoreceived ANCROD were also at a higher risk of bleeding
in the brain (5 percentof patients) when compared ...se the effects of the initial stroke, minimize the bleeding
risk andprotect against a recurrent stroke during therapy. "What I envision if ANCROD is ap...
UB Stroke Researchers Develop New Technique To Measure Blood Rate-of-flow, Treat Brain Malformations
...nation of the brain is restored, and the threat of bleeding
or stroke is eliminated. For this technique to work maximally, neurosurgeons must be able to gauge the exact rate of blood flow through the AVM, so they can determine the transit time of the glue from the injection point to the site to be blocked. ...
USGS Issues Wildlife Health Alert: Associates Virus With Salamander Die-Offs
... Wisc., examined some of the salamanders and found bleeding
beneath the skin and microscopic changes in the internal tissues that indicated a viral infection. Meteyer and Douglas Docherty, a USGS virologist, reported isolating a virus from diseased tissues. They are conducting further tests to identify and ch...
Newly Identified Molecular Mechanism Could Lead To New Approaches For Preventing
Heart Attack, Stroke
...g platelets, the blood cells that coagulate tostop bleeding
but also cause the clots leading to heart attack and stroke.The finding, published in the August 13 issue of Nature, requires furtherinvestigation, said the senior author of the study, Shaun R. Coughlin, MD, PhD,director of the Cardiovascular Researc...
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