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Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...ived. Of those who died, three succumbed to their acute
lung disease, and one from bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Two patients died of non-respiratory complications of prematurity. Clinical trials using PLV to treat children and adults with severe respiratory distress syndrome are now under way and results...
Rape Victims Find Relief From Posttraumatic Stress Using The Antidepressant Zoloft.
...ny peoplerespond to a life threatening trauma with acute
symptoms of posttraumaticstress disorder (PTSD) and a high percentage develop chronic PTSD. Thelifetime prevalence of PTSD has been estimated to be 12 percent of women inthe general population." Dr. Rothbaum has begun to recruit patients with PTSD fr...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...are: It is possible to reduce cost of care for acute
heart attack patients without increasing complications or bad outcomes. Minimizing costs in the short-run may result in increased costs later on follow-up. "Managed care and other health care payers often focus on short-term big-ticket costs like...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
... are greatest in the highest risk patients with acute
heart attack or medically unstable angina. "The Topol study suggests a remarkable 60 percent reduction in mortality at three years in this select group treated with ReoPro™ compared with the group treated with placebo," said Dr. Fis...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...ge up to meet the challenge. "During episodes of acute
stress, stress hormones provide a protectivefunction by activating the body's defenses," says McEwen, "butwhen these same protective hormones are produced repeatedly, or in excess,because of chronic stress, they create a gradual and steady cascade of...
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
...ark Alberts, who in1995 called for the creation of acute
stroke teams (AST) in a paper in theAnnals of Inte...are very encouraged by the growth in the number of acute
stroketeams," Alberts said. "However, the majority of teams tends to be in thenation's academic hea...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...With theadvent of new and effective treatments for acute
stroke, we can now project withgreater accuracy those parts of the population who will benefit and planaccordingly." Broderick says that this population was selected for the University ofCincinnati study, because it is more representative of...
Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence
...new therapies. Researchers say theformation of an acute
stroke team (AST), comprised of stroke-savvy healt...erebral Circulation. Researchers examined acute
stroke teams at 47 medical centers andacademic centers. Slightly over half (55 percent) of the ASTs...
A Good Night's Sleep Is Possible At High Altitudes
...using sedatives at altitude, as they might provoke acute
altitude sickness, accumulation of fluid on the brain or heart or cause a lack of oxygen to be supplied to the heart. In this week's BMJ Dubowitz reveals the results of a study of the effects of altitude on eleven people at the base camp of Mount Ev...
Four-Year Study Shows Long-Term Effectiveness Of Proscar In Treating Enlarged Prostates
...duced their risk of needing surgery orexperiencing acute
urinary retention by more than half. Resea... nighttime urination. The condition can progressto acute
urinary retention or require surgery to prevent furthercomplications such as urinary- tract infectio...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
...The researchers identified 21,718 patients who had acute
heart attacks andwho arrived at the hospital with cardiogenic shock or else developed thecondition while in the hospital. Of the 21,178 patients studied, 6993received the balloon pump treatment. Cardiogenic shock is a life-threatening condit...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...nd in these patients, almostalways presenting with acute
onset of stroke-like symptoms, which facilitatedthe recognition of this life-threatening complication. Nonetheless, about onefifth of patients who received ticlopidine following cardiac stents died withinfour weeks of the procedure. The stud...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...cards should: Broaden the definition of acute
myocardial infarction, or heartattack; Use a consistent definition of responsible physician; Redefine complications so preexisting conditions are accuratelyrepresented; Combine information from all hospital st...
Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China
...he WorldHealth Organization on diarrheal diseases, acute
respiratory infections andAIDS. The proposed internship topics for the first year are a study on smokingand mortality in China; an AIDS prevention project; a survey on tetanus innewborn babies in Qinghai Province; a study of nutrition and cardiovasc...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
...the study. The team studied what doctors call acute
ischemia of thelegs: Just as in a heart attack or ...rd thrombolytic therapy as first-linetreatment for acute
arterial thromboembolism of the legs." Like Ouriel, co-author Veith disagrees, saying the study...
Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
... a clot-busting drug, is an effectivetreatment for acute
ischemic stroke if given within the first 3 hours of strokesymptoms. Patients treated with t-PA were up to 30 percent more likely torecover from a stroke with little or no disability. Since the study waspublished, the challenge has been informing t...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
... this therapy may not work. "If early treatment of acute
ischemic stroke with an anticoagulant like heparin...nd, placebo-controlled, multi-center study of1,281 acute
stroke patients in 36 centers across the United States. TOAST,sponsored by the National Institute of...
New Stroke Treatment Likely To Decrease Health Care Costs And Increase Quality Of Life
...a greater than 90 percent probability thattreating acute
ischemic stroke patients with the clot-busting dru... "The use of t-PA for eligible patients with acute
ischemic strokeappears to be a 'win-win' situation, with improved patient outcomes accompaniedby a n...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
... the nicotine patch, which helps smokers cope with acute
withdrawal symptoms. "Social prohibitions,...onts - using nicotine replacement therapy to treat acute
withdrawal symptoms and antidepressants to combat the longer-lasting brain changes. Smoking ...
Mice Free Of Anxiety By A Deficient Stress Hormone Receptor--A Hint For A NewTherapeutic Regimen In The Treatment Of Depression And Anxiety
...tream. One of the hormones, whichis secreted under acute
stress conditions in the hypothalamus, is theneuro...d stress hormone response(cortisol response) under acute
stress conditions, and were less anxious inbehavioral tests. In general, when wild-type mice are sub...
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