Tag: "severely" at medical news
Ultrasound Detects Pathology In Patients With Whiplash
...undobstacles, such as surgical hardware, which can severely
degrade image qualitywith conventional MRI and CT studies of the spine. In a separate presentation, the investigators will report on the ultrasoundobservation of muscular fasciculation. This may be of use in evaluation ofneuromuscular disord...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...rn Kentucky study, it was already knownthat stroke severely
affects the African-American population. Death rates forstroke are 97 percent higher for black males, when compared to white males, and71 percent higher for black females than for white females, according to theAmerican Heart Association's new Heart...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...etween 1992 and 1994. During this period, 94.8% of severely
injured residentshad access to trauma system resou...ould offer life-saving traumacare to hundreds more severely
injured people every year. More Ways To Improve Access The researchers considered improving acces...
National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA
...on drugs injure approximately 1.5 million peopleso severely
they require hospitalization, and 100,000 die." One major job of thenew national office, the authors say, should be first to develop "reliableestimates of deaths and serious injuries from prescription drugs," and second toimplement procedures to redu...
Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple
...illion. Severity of the diseasevaries, however, in severely
affected cases, MS can render a person unable tosee, speak or walk. MS most often strikes between the ages of 20 and 40 and moreoften in women than in men. In people with MS, the body's immune system launches an attack against its owntissues, specif...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...troke. Thirty percent die and20-30 percent become severely
and permanently disabled. The total cost forcaring for all aspects of stroke is $41.9 billion annually in the United States. Currently, rehabilitation through physical and occupational therapy isthe only treatment available for patients with...
PAHO Responds To Countries Affected By Hurricane Georges, Makes Appeal For
Emergency Funds For Haiti And Dominican Republic
... replacedfollowing Hurricane Luis in 1995 were all severely
damaged or lost again andother areas have also been seriously affected. All 174 beds in six ward blockshad to be removed from use and patients were accommodated temporarily in aclassroom. So far, PAHO has sent sanitary, structural, and biomedical e...
Comprehensive Effort Needed To Prevent And Treat Traumatic Injuries
...y of hospitals and trauma centers totreat the most severely
injured patients. Costs of trauma care should be sharedat the federal, state, and local levels, the report says. Better research isneeded to determine best practices in trauma care; explore the appropriate waysto organize and finance acute care ser...
Lifetime Risks And Costs Of Heart Disease Much Higher For Obese
...0 forthose moderately obese, and $16,400 for those severely
obese. For women, expected lifetime heart-disease...7,900 forthose moderately obese and $9,400 for the severely
obese. "Our findings indicate that obesity imposes a significant health and economicburden on indivi...
Study Finds Psychotherapy And Anti-Depressants Equally Effective In Treating Severely Depressed Primary-Care Patients
...less severedepression. Participants who were less severely
depressed improved more rapidlywhen treated with a...onths oftreatment. Psychotherapy among those less severely
depressed patients produceda more gradual improvement, but after four months both groups showed simi...
ENBREL Phase III Data Published In Annals Of Internal Medicine
...rugAdministration as a treatment for moderately to severely
active RA in patientswho have an inadequate response to one or more disease modifying anti-rheumaticdrugs (DMARDs)....
Low-Tech Treatment Proves A Life-Saver In Research Breakthrough
...me that affect AIDS patients. ARDS patients become severely
short of breath, needing intensive care, usuallywith a mechanical ventilator. Excess fluid in the lungs displaces oxygen andleads to respiratory failure, Matthay said. "This finding will save thousands of lives each year," said Claude Lenfant, M.D.,d...
ENBREL (Etanercept) Patient And Physician Support Web Site Launched
....enbrel.com . ENBREL is used to treat moderatelyto severely
active rheumatoid arthritis in people who have not adequatelyresponded to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The comprehensive internet site explains how ENBREL works in the body, offers aquestion and answer section, provid...
UK Researchers Receive Grants To Examine Benefits Of Aerobic Exercise For People With Spinal Cord Injuries
...n rotator cuff or carpal-tunnelsyndrome, which can severely
limit their ability to get around. From afunctional and metabolic standpoint, we want to find out whether endurance orstrength training is more beneficial." Because of limits in autonomic responses to exercise, such as heart orrespiratory ra...
Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants
...tientswithout the disease. Patients classified as severely
ill at the time oftransplant also were 40 percent ... suggest that the recent policy change that places severely
illpatients high on the waiting list could lead to a substantial increase inresources used for liver...
Knife-Less Brain 'Surgery' Offers New Treatment Options
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- With a severely
blocked artery in his brain, Kerry Swestyn of Win...euroradiology procedures can also be used to treat severely
clogged carotid arteries in the neck. The standard procedure is surgery, called endarterectomy, to...
Positive Results Of Pivotal Phase III Trial With ENBREL In Patients With Early, Active Rheumatoid Arthritis
... ENBREL was approved to treat moderately to severely
active rheumatoidarthritis by the U.S. Food and Dr...he reduction in signs and symptoms ofmoderately to severely
active rheumatoid arthritis in patients who have aninadequate response to one or more disease-modify...
Alga-Based Compound Promises Less Bleeding On The Battlefield
...ucosamine, is effective at stoppingblood loss from severely
bleeding wounds even though it does not contain any ofthe proteins that are normally associated with clot formation, such as fibrin orthrombin. Produced in a paper thin sheet that can be attached to a dressing, the productis prepared from a highly p...
New book on osteoporosis covers preventing and treating 'The Aging Disease' in consumer language
...e women than men but, regardless of gender, it can severely
influence qualityof life, she emphasizes. About 25 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis:one of four women over age 65 and one of 10 men over age 80. The book includesa chapter specifically on osteoporosis in men. Both women and men lose b...
New Procedure Makes A Successful Transplant Possible
...difference. "A year ago, I was hospitalized and severely
ill. I had been on dialysis for ayear and a half, but my body was deteriorating fast. My husband and I weremaking final arrangements," says Nancy Peters, 56, from Port Deposit, Md. "My daughter, Aimee, wanted to donate her kidney but because of my h...
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