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Three-month antibiotic treatment reduces risk of future heart attack

...gues studied 148 patients, ages 18 to 80, who were admitted to nine hospitals in different parts of Finland between September 1998 and December 2000. These patients had either a serious heart attack or severe chest pain. The team randomized 74 patients to receive the antibiotic and 74 to get a placebo. Each...

Use of invasive heart procedures decreases after the age of 75

...ducted a patient preference survey of 678 patients admitted to Duke University Hospital for chest pain prior to a referral for cardiac catheterization. Of these patients, 274 (40.4 percent) were at least 75 years old. The surveys measured patients' willingness to undergo an invasive procedure, as wel...

Researchers determine best possible drug option for cardiac arrest

... that almost twice as many patients survived to be admitted to hospital when they received amiodarone compared to those who received the traditional treatment of lidocaine. "Although there have been major advancements in treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the overall survival rate has been relatively lo...

Improving communications and support for doctors, patients and partners

...cing prior to the programme. Over 90% of men have admitted to an improvement in many aspects of their marital relationship and describe an increased closeness with their partner. The five men who withdrew from the course did so for a variety of reasons: two had domestic/childminding problems, the female part...

First multimedia resource to give patients their own voice

...t it is really like to be ill. "Many doctors have admitted that they only realised how little they understood what it was like to be ill, when they became ill themselves. That was certainly true for me. I had the hard facts about breast cancer, but that was about it. I had no idea how it would affect me emot...

Allergens and viruses act together to worsen asthma

... in this weeks BMJ. Sixty patients (aged 17 to 50) admitted to hospital over a year with acute asthma were mat...controls: patients with stable asthma and patients admitted to hospital with non-respiratory diseases (inpatient controls). Skin tests for dust mite, cat, dog, ...

Accidental overdose with Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) carries a greater risk of death

...issue of Critical Care shows that patients who are admitted to hospital because of accidental poisoning with acetaminophen (paracetamol) are at greater risk of liver failure and death than those whose take an overdose intentionally. This is because people who poison themselves accidentally often attend hospit...

Elderly patients have a high risk of stroke within six months of a heart attack

...rdial infarction (AMI). "Overall, 2.5 percent were admitted with an ischemic stroke within six months of discharge," Lichtman said. She said older patients, African American patients, and patients with any frailty are at increased risk for a stroke after a heart attack. Conditions associated with higher str...

Let them sleep!

...es studied 729 young people ages 12 to 17 who were admitted to the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. They found that, while onset of sleep/waking times were later among older teens, a longer duration was consistent among all subjects compared to previous data. Nearly half of the study subject...

Exposure to light and sleep pattern alteration

...e study, 10 men and 22 women, average age 29, were admitted for two stays at a clinical research center, each lasting four nights and three days. On the first night, subjects maintained a constant daytime routine and slept for eight hours in the dark at their usual bedtime. Each of the following nights, sub...

Firstborn: First risk for heart disease?

...spective study of 348 people with CHD who had been admitted to the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit of Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi in Milan. They also looked for other risk factors linked to being firstborn. They recorded birth order, age, gender, family history of CHD and the presence of other major ris...

What causes patients to delay seeking medical help?

...his weeks BMJ interviewed 22 patients who had been admitted to hospital with at least one previous heart attac...ilar to those of any previous attack, while others admitted that, illogically, they hoped it would go away. All but one of the patients felt a concern about wa...

Senior citizen drinking problems labeled invisible epidemic

...on alcohol. Twenty percent of the elderly who are admitted to psychiatric wards show symptoms of alcoholism or substance abuse. By some estimates, alcoholism today rivals heart attacks as a killer of senior citizens. A growing type of abuser is the late-onset alcoholic, according to author Susan Abrams, a U...

Sleepy drivers are eight times more likely to crash

... identified 571 car drivers or passengers who were admitted to hospital or died as a result of a car crash in the Auckland region of New Zealand between April 1998 and July 1999. A further 588 people driving on the regions roads during the study period were used as a control group. They found an eightfold inc...

Dartmouth team finds uneven relationship between newborn intensive care and death rates

... by their mothers on obstetrical units are instead admitted to intensive care units and receive more diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Does this occur? If so, is that good or not? These are important questions for future research." An intriguing phenomenon is that the growth of neonatal intensive care...

One-on-one with pharmacists gives patients medication advantage

...y department or if he had been admitted to a hospital in the past six months; how many drugs he took and how he took those drugs; and also how often he talked with his pharmacist about his medication regimen. The subject and phar...

Acute stress disorder is common among children and parents following pediatric traffic injury

...The study population included 97 children who were admitted to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for traffic related injuries between July 1999 and May 2000. The children had been injured in a traffic crash in which the child was a passenger, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist. "A key component to assessing ...

Simple questions may help predict death risk for heart patients

...those with minimal angina. The likelihood of being admitted to the hospital for a heart attack or threatened heart attack was 40 percent more for patients with mild angina; while those with moderate and severe angina were 2.0 and 2.2 times more likely to be admitted....

Detection of glucose intolerance after heart attack could identify risk of cardiovascular disease

...is week's issue of THE LANCET confirms that people admitted to hospital with an acute heart attack are at an i...hom diabetes had not been diagnosed. 181 patients admitted to two Swedish coronary care units with acute myocardial infarction and no diagnosis of diabetes wer...

Detection of glucose intolerance after heart attack

...is week's issue of THE LANCET confirms that people admitted to hospital with an acute heart attack are at an i...hom diabetes had not been diagnosed. 181 patients admitted to two Swedish coronary care units with acute myocardial infarction and no diagnosis of diabetes wer...

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