Tag: "acute" at medical news
Double-drug therapy may benefit some multiple sclerosis patients
...ve-relapsing MS, which is characterized by obvious acute
Newer form of 'gold standard' drug helps kidney transplant patients do better in long term
...m of cyclosporine has already been shown to reduce acute
rejection, the researchers were most interested in the issue of long term kidney, or allograft, survival; patients who lost their new kidneys within 6 months of transplant were excluded. Differences in patient gender, race, use of other medications a...
Smokers more likely to experience impotence, Wake Forest study shows
...l population." Spangler said smoking has "both acute
and chronic effects on erectile physiology." In both human and animal studies, smoking inhibits the ability to achieve a full erection. Smoking also is known to accelerate atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries-- and when the blood vessels in...
Study finds troubling trends in hepatitis C screening, diagnosis and referral
...e infected with hepatitis C, either in the initial acute
phase or the long-term chronic phase, have no signs or symptoms. Only blood tests for antibodies against the virus, or for the virus' genetic material, can show for sure that they're infected. Infections can go undetected for years or even decades be...
Study shows infliximab can maintain long-term remissions in Crohns disease
... maintenance therapy instead of as a treatment for acute
attacks. The researchers found that after 30 weeks of therapy, patients receiving infusions of infliximab every eight weeks were twice as likely to be in remission as those who were not receiving the drug. "This is the first therapy that truly a...
Use or non-use of beta blockers provides clues for improving healthcare quality in hospitals
...icians of the importance of B-blocker use after an acute
myocardial infarction (AMI) and both the Health Care Financing Administration and the National Committee for Quality Assurance have adopted B-blocker use after AMI as a quality-of-care indicator. "Despite the evidence and the published guidelines, st...
Biaxin XL (R) (Clarithromycin extended-release tablets) and Levaquin(R) achieve similar results for community-acquired pneumonia
...ministration for the treatment of mild-to-moderate acute
maxillary sinusitis and acute
bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis in adults. The efficacy and safety of Biaxin XL in tre...
Higher rate of improvement, lower rate of adverse effects with clarithromycin for acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
...larithromycin (Biaxin, Abbott Laboratories) for an acute
exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB), experie...tive in the treatment arsenal for patients with an acute
exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, as it offers a higher cure rate and fewer side effects. Study ...
Researchers to test skeletal muscle as replacement for damaged human heart muscle in humans
...e more than 3.5 million people worldwide suffer an acute
heart attack each year. Those who survive are usually left with areas of severely damaged heart muscle, which leaves them at risk for further heart attacks. Damaged muscle can also progress to a condition known as congestive heart failure, where the ...
Scientists analyze stroke studies from the past 50 years; Success rate of experimental drugs described as 'remarkably dismal'
...made throughout the health sciences, the record of acute
ischemic stroke trials, specifically, is "remarkab...need for topnotch research is critical, given that acute
ischemic stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in thi...
MetaPhore Pharmaceuticals initiates Phase I clinical trial of enzyme mimetic compound for oncology
... free-radical mediated damage with a wide range of acute
and chronic disease states. Preclinical studies in animals, including several recently presented at the American Association for Cancer Research at the end of March, have shown that M40403 significantly improves the effectiveness of IL-2, an approv...
UNC physicians seeking patients for blood clot, medication studies
...th Carolina at Chapel Hill are seeking adults with acute
pulmonary embolism or deep-vein thrombosis to part...ed to see patients within the first 24 hours of an acute
deep-vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism."This almost limits those enrolled to being at UNC Hospit...
Drug protects infants with high-risk heart defect from neurologic and cardiac injury after heart surgery
...d, and significantly fewer cardiac events, such as acute
reductions in heart and respiratory rate," said pediatric neurologist Robert R. Clancy, M.D., of Childrens Hospital, the studys lead author. Allopurinol had no corresponding benefit for infants in the study with lower-risk heart conditions. All 318 ...
Uninsured patients don't manage chronic illness well, UCSF study finds
... Access to medication postpones the recurrence of acute
illness. Second, providers can help uninsured patients by talking with them about the specifics of chronic illness management. Providing written guidelines in the patient's first language may facilitate this process. Third, providers should devel...
New study highlights impact of bipolar disorder on society
...s adjunctive (add-on) therapy for the treatment of acute
bipolar mania. To date, Risperdal has been approve...s, such as lithium, often aren't enough to control acute
bipolar mania. However, research shows that patients can obtain relief through the adjunctive use of...
Green tobacco sickness 'highly prevalent' in N.C. farmworkers
...nal illness." Green tobacco sickness is caused by acute
nicotine poisoning resulting from the absorption through the skin of nicotine from the green tobacco plants. The investigators reported that the incidence of green tobacco sickness increased over the course of the growing season, with early-season w...
Safe effective treatment to stop seizures can be delivered outside of the hospital
... effectively treat patients who are suffering from acute
and prolonged seizures with injections of benzodiazepines, a mild form of tranquilizers. In 59 percent of patients who received lorazepam, and in 43 percent of patients treated with diazepam, the seizures stopped before they arrived at the emergenc...
Risk of lung damage from ultrasound greater than once thought
...red that diagnostic treatment levels could produce acute
lung hemorrhages in laboratory animals. The big question is whether human lungs can be damaged by diagnostic ultrasound, and if so, under what exposure conditions, said William OBrien Jr., a UI professor of electrical and computer engineering and the...
New data support the safety and tolerability of the novel oral anticoagulant Exanta for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation
...ment, stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and acute
coronary syndrome. To date, more than 15,000 patients in 30 countries have been involved in clinical trials....
Meningitis in infancy linked to developmental problems
...is in infancy. Over 1,700 children who survived an acute
attack of meningitis between 1985 and 1987 were id...roblems. Two per cent of children who survived the acute
attack died before the age of 5 years. Among the survivors there was a 10-fold increase in the risk ...
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