Tag: "complications" at biology news
Hospitalization injuries prove costly to patients, health care system
... puncture or laceration, postoperative hemorrhage, complications
of anesthesia, and postoperative respiratory failure. The study used a case-control methodology where each medical injury case identified was compared to up to four control patients from the same institution with the same diagnosis-related group, se...
JCI Table of Contents, 1 October, 2003
...enting the development and progression of diabetic complications
of the cardiovascular system. In an accompanying ...r comments "with the incidence of diabetes and its complications
on the rise, these results offer hope for new treatments in the foreseeable future". TITLE: Inhibiti...
Manual, low-tech method for 2nd trimester abortions found safe and effective
...s in procedure time between the two groups, and no complications
reported. In vacuum aspiration, doctors use either a hand-held specially designed syringe or a hollow tube hooked up to an electrical pump to apply suction inside the cervix, removing the uterine contents. The manual instrument is approved by the...
New study shows why hypertension affects black males disproportionately
...itself earlier in their life, and causes increased complications
of cardiovascular diseases compared with white Americans. Because changes in the arterial wall compliance and autonomic function often precede the onset of HT, a team of researchers has sought to identify whether differences in these areas exist amo...
Staph aureus bacteremia in ESRD patients associated with substantial illness and higher costs
...y Hospital. These patients experienced significant complications
due to their infections. The mean initial hospital...and osteomyelitis versus bacteremias without these complications
($32,462 compared to $17,011, p=0.002). The mean cost of treating Staph aureus bacteremia, including...
Dana-Farber researchers to lead collaborative smallpox studies
...x. Though effective, the vaccine can cause serious complications
in people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer and AIDS patients, or with skin diseases such as eczema. "The aim of our research is to understand, in precise detail, the nature of the human immune system's response to the vaccinia virus and ...
Women who drink may be at greater risk of cardiovascular complications than men
... of these women may experience fairly rapid health complications
from alcohol misuse. That is the message that we need to convey."...
Enzyme discovery sheds light on causes of rare disease, cancer
...llular repair mechanisms and leads to many serious complications
associated with FA including the inability to make... Fund in 1989. Two of their daughters have died of complications
from the disease. "Anything that can be found to further explain the FA complex and its functions is...
Transplantation of embryonic pancreatic tissue controls Type 1 diabetes in rats
...f treatment, but they cannot prevent the long-term complications
of the disease. Type 1 diabetes also can be treated by transplanting whole pancreas or isolated insulin-producing pancreatic cells, so-called islet cells. But the supply of human organs for transplant falls far short of the need, and transplanted ...
HAART therapy significantly prolongs survival in AIDS patients with central nervous system lymphoma
...fit is related to prevention of other AIDS-related complications
or to the immune restoration induced by HAART resulting in improved host control of the lymphoma." The other author of the paper is Craig Crosby, a clinical data specialist in UT Southwestern's department of internal medicine....
Dengue infection more serious for elderly persons
...a thorough clinical examination, in order to avoid complications
that might result from delayed identification and treatment of severe dengue infection." The researchers encourage clinicians to check for mild hemorrhage, microhematuria [blood in the urine], occult blood in stools, and increased capillary permeabil...
Hamburger disease drug put to the test
...ty percent of the survivors will develop long-term complications
such as chronic kidney disease and nervous system disorders. Clearly, we need treatment for this disease." The MUHC is one of six Canadian centres testing this new treatment. The treatment involves administrating an antibody to the toxin produced by ...
Depression in African-American men may be barrier to high blood pressure control
... This greatly impacts hypertension and can lead to complications
and even death," says Kim. "Better screening for depression among hypertensive patients will lead to better treatment of both conditions as well as an improved quality of life for the patient." The men in the study were between the ages of 30 and 56 ...
Anti-HIV statisticians win $1.125 million NIH Merit Award
... looking for new ways to use these drugs for fewer complications
and better prognosis." One promising approach, he said, is "structured treatment interruption," where patients cycle on and off treatment, a process that seems to "train" the patient's immune system to fight the HIV virus on its own. But patients' wi...
Obese mice provide clues to a natural system that puts brakes on obesity
...e gut, is a form of fat that predisposes people to complications
of obesity, including type 2 diabetes. To understand Foxa-2's role in pre-adipocytes, the Stoffel and his colleagues "overexpressed," or activated above normal levels, Foxa-2 in laboratory cultures of these cells. The scientists then added the necess...
Spectrum of West Nile symptoms includes paralysis
...le weakness or paralysis as a significant cause of complications
in affected patients. The study appears in the Jul...ddition to the need for ventilation, other serious complications
occurred, including rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of muscle tissue) in two patients, and hyponatremia, o...
Lead-based paint is poisoning albatross chicks at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
...n't fly. Other affected chicks may die sooner from complications
of lead poisoning, Finkelstein said. Midway hosts the largest known breeding population of Laysan albatross, accounting for about 65 percent of the total global population. The most recent census, in 2001, counted 287,000 breeding pairs. Many other ...
Women are more likely to suffer recurrent miscarriages if their first child is a boy
...an increased risk for a long series of obstetrical complications
compared with girl pregnancies. We believe that our research will be able to clarify whether these complications
may be related to immunization against male-specific antigens. If this turns out to be the case, the...
New study demonstrates bone protein can reverse kidney failure
...hormones. When kidneys "fail" as can result from complications
associated with diabetes, lupus or several other diseases harmful wastes accumulate in the bloodstream, excess fluids build up in the body, and red blood cell production is impeded. Once chronic kidney disease develops, it cannot be reversed or repa...
Finished Y-chromosome sequence reveals a genomic 'crystal palace'
... their mapping to improve it. In order to minimize complications
due to normal genetic variability among males, the sequencing was performed on the Y chromosome of one male, whose identity remains anonymous. Page said much of the credit for the high-precision sequencing goes to the Washington University Genome Seq...
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