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First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
...nital bacterial infection caused by a particularly invasive
strain of Chlamydia trachomatis. It was considered relatively rare until 2003, when around 100 cases were reported in gay men in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, most of whom were also HIV positive or had other sexually transmitted infections, including...
Vaccine against childhood pneumonia shows promise
A vaccine against pneumonia and invasive
pneumococcal disease, a severe form of bacterial i...lable to children in Africa, where rates of severe invasive
pneumococcal disease are up to ten times higher than in industrialised countries. Pneumonia causes a...
Risky surgery not always necessary to treat cervical disease
...d also prevent) now present possible cures without invasive
means, thereby eliminating these risks. Chemoprevention involves the use of micronutrients or pharmaceutical agents to delay or prevent the development of cancer from HPV in currently healthy patients. Progress and treatment of the infected tissues ...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...ccessful, thrombolysis should still be followed by invasive
diagnosis and treatment, if applicable. A patient may feel fine after thrombolysis, but there is significant evidence that he/she should still undergo cardiac catheterisation, optimally within 24 hours after successful thrombolysis. Due to the diff...
Invasive pneumonia and antibiotic resistance decreased after childhood vaccine introduced
...o found a significant decrease in the incidence of invasive
pneumococcal disease in both vaccinated children a...o 9.3 per 100,000 in 1999 (more than 25 percent of invasive
pneumococcal isolates), fell to 2.9 per 100,000 by 2002. The incidence of invasive
pneumonia in Atl...
Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures
...rend for many cosmetic patients is to turn to less invasive
options for facial procedures, plastic surgeons are seeing patients choose invasive
procedures when dealing with lower body contouring. Rather than liposuction to contour the lower bo...
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
... may have comparable survival as those who undergo invasive
cardiac procedures (such as angioplasty and bypass... to reduce this high mortality rate has focused on invasive
diagnostic and therapeutic interventions." The authors continue, "Noninvasive, inexpensive, medical...
Risk of cardiac death after radiotherapy for breast cancer has declined, study finds
... "Radiotherapy is now used for very-good-prognosis invasive
tumors and even for in situ breast cancers, for which life expectancy is almost equal to that of the general population and will exceed 20 years in many cases," he writes. "A major advancement in the use of this modality appears to be emerging, but i...
Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV
...in lymphoma, and, to a lesser extent, anal cancer, invasive
cervical cancer, and Hodgkin lymphoma. However, less well understood are the associations of these cancer risks with the use of HAART, with immune status, and with behavioral risk factors such as smoking. To estimate excess cancer risk in people infe...
Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain
...icult to conduct in humans, since you can't do the invasive
type of monitoring you can in animal models, and i...nflate" the abdomen to enable the use of minimally invasive
News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
... succeed, and for guiding devices during minimally invasive
surgery. During a four-month period, the Hopkins team tested 18 different pacemakers and 15 implantable defibrillators previously found safe in animal experiments. In a study of 33 patients undergoing 38 separate scans, the researchers adjusted th...
Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit
...roglycerin tablets taken were observed. Given the invasive
nature of this trial, there was not a control grou...most cases, these patients have undergone multiple invasive
procedures and/or surgeries that have been unsuccessful. Corautus has targeted this critical patien...
Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management
...nose heart-vessel blockages is more accurate, less invasive
and saves dollars, a study by University at Buffal... higher resolution." An angiogram is a moderately invasive
procedure that involves threading a catheter through a vein in the leg and injecting a special dye v...
New data on Orqis Medical's Cancion CRS to be reported at ACC
... departure from conventional drug therapy and more invasive
blood pumps, which either force the failing heart to work harder, or rest it to the point where it begins to atrophy. "The patients we analyzed clearly benefited from the Cancion CRS therapy," said Michael Zile, M.D., who analyzed the research data. ...
Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations
...reast/ovarian cancer genes as women diagnosed with invasive
breast cancer, may benefit from high risk treatmen...risk protocols as are similar women diagnosed with invasive
New laparoscopic hysterectomy offers quicker recovery time than traditional surgery
...who performs the new hysterectomy. "This minimally invasive
surgery is the way to go; women have a quicker recovery, and are back in the workforce quicker and back to their families sooner," she said. Surgeons believe leaving the cervix in place also preserves pelvic floor function, preventing the usual inco...
Patient knows best when it comes to ulcerative colitis, U-M study finds
...ided a blood sample to collect data to compare the invasive
indices (the St. Marks's Index and the Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity Index) and the noninvasive indices (the Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index and the Seo Index). As part of the St. Mark's and the UCDAI measures, patients undergo a physi...
UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens
...weight loss in severely obese teens. The minimally invasive
procedure is the only adjustable and reversible su...," said Dr. Santiago Horgan, director of minimally invasive
surgery at the medical center, who has performed more than 650 LAP-BAND procedures. "The use of the ...
Stem-cell research hints at better looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
...ells needed for the implant are obtained in a less invasive
needle procedure. Whitaker investigator Jeremy Mao, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Chicago presented his results at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., saying that a stem-cell ap...
Radiologists offer non-surgical treatment for early-stage liver cancer
... liver transplantation. RF ablation is a minimally invasive
procedure where an interventional radiologist uses an image-guided electrode needle to deliver heat directly to tumors, in effect "cooking" them. Dr. Lencioni and colleagues performed RF ablation on 187 early-stage liver cancer patients with cirrhos...
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