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Fertilization Protein Structure To AID in Leukemia Treatment

...new treatments for leukemia, a kind of cancer that attacks the blood. The research, supported by the National Science Foundation, has revealed a previously unknown relationship between a protein in the eggs of a marine mollusk and a protein on the outside of human white blood cells. The work is publ...

It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack

...hey found that the rates of death and second heart attacks were almost the same across the country, but that ...on was the most expensive region in treating heart attacks through one year of follow-up, and that the Mountain and Pacific states, where managed care was repu...

NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival

...CD4 cells, the infection- fighting cells the virus attacks and slowly destroys. Volunteers in ACTG 320, randomly assigned to different treatment groups, all had CD4 cell counts below 200 per cubic millimeter of blood when the study began, while a normal count is above 500 per cubic millimeter. "This new st...

Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998

...creases and ages, more people will be having heart attacks and strokes. Andwhile we're developing new and bet...eople who die orare disabled, primarily from heart attacks and strokes," says Hill, who isprofessor and director of the Center for Nursing Research at The John...

Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs

...ndividual patients, Kim said. "Because HIV attacks the CD4-expressing lymphocytes circulating in thebloodstream, the goal of therapy would be to have an optimal level of the drugin the bloodstream so that the drug would get into to the CD4 lymphocytes andkill the virus," Kim said. "Pgp may prevent en...

American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report

...he drugs were used together, the risk of all heart attacks (both fatal and nonfatal) was reduced by 34 percent compared to those taking placebos.Side effects, including hemorrhagic (bleeding) strokes or aneurysm (a leakingblood vessel in the brain) occurred in 15 individuals who had taken warfarincompared to...

Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart

...who take low-dose aspirin to stave offrepeat heart attacks or strokes should substitute a higher booster dose...shown that aspirin offers protection against heart attacks or strokes for onlyabout 25 percent of individuals for whom this inexpensive household drug isapprop...

Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures

... 100,000. This does not include transientischemic attacks (TIAs), often regarded as precursors to strokes. The overallincidence rate for first-ever and recurrent stroke was 411 per 100,000. Bycomparison, the overall incidence rate of first-ever stroke among whites inRochester, Minn. during the period 1985-...

Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says

...t reduction in either strokes ortransient ischemic attacks (TIAs) -- "miniature" strokes, which can last from...inner lining of the heart's coronary artery. Heart attacks resultwhen coronary arteries are obstructed by atherosclerosis. "The key point is that if yo...

Penn Researchers Create Drug To Help Target Attack On Cancerous Tumors

...er diseases in which hypoxia occurs, such as heart attacks and strokes, in addition to the use in cancer."...

American Heart Association Comment On New England Journal Of Medicine Report OnCalcium Antagonist Nisoldipine (March 5 issue)

...ked with a higher rate of fataland non-fatal heart attacks -- a total of 25 compared to five for enalapril inthis particular group. Despite these striking differences, the authors of thestudy stress that "it is plausible that the findings resulted from a protectiveeffect of enalapril and not a deleterious ef...

Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds

...effective than others in preventing death or heart attacks or strokes? We think these catastrophic events are closely associated with decrease in blood pressure, but we want to be sure," says Perry....

Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta

...ers 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 condition in which, ...

Disagreements Between Clinical Trial Oversight Committees And Physicians Can Affect Drug Trial Results

...we need to have asystematic way of reporting heart attacks in these patients." In the 1980s, death was a common measurement for clinical trials, anendpoint that leaves no room for disagreement among physicians, the researcherssaid. "However, in the 1990s, we started using such endpoints as...

Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs

..., the researchers found that the incidence ofheart attacks and surgeries to restore blood flow to the heart a... is responsible for most of the reduction in heart attacks andsurgery," says Sacks. "A conservative clinical application of these findingscould be to suggest a...

V. Craig Jordan Will Present Results Of Raloxifene Breast Cancer Study At American Society For Clinical Oncology Meeting

... also betargeted to prevent osteoporosis and heart attacks in postmenopausal women. Jordan is a professor of cancer pharmacology at Northwestern UniversityMedical School and director of the Breast Cancer Research Program at the RobertH. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. ...

ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths

...tack, diabetes orhypertension. People whose heart attacks were localized to the anterior regionof the heart ... risk of death. Less than 40 percent of the heart attacks studied were in that part of theheart. A group with heart rates over 100 beats per minute (bmp) had ...

Montana Fungus The First But Not The Best

...ronments. Taxol attacksthese fungi the same way it attacks human cancer cells, he said. He says the large number of endophytic organisms--microbes that live inassociation with higher life forms---makes a strong case for preservingbiodiversity around the world. The microbes may make other compounds th...

Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second Heart Attack

...land, Ohio. The number of deaths and second heart attacks is high even atsix months after the initial attack... difference in the number of deaths or secondheart attacks among the low-dose lamifiban, high-dose lamifiban, and standardgroups. However, after six months, t...

Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart Disease

... drugs, she says, are highly effective in aborting attacks ofmigraine headaches. However, with sumatriptan, 15 percent of patientsconsistently reported symptoms including pressure, tightness and pain in thechest. MaassenVanDenBrink says migraine headaches probably are caused bydilation of blood vessels in ...

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