Tag: "after" at medical news
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...bed by one subject as worse than those experienced after
smoking cannabis. One subject was given dronabinol, a synthetic THC that has been in medical use in the USA since 1985. The other subject was asked to drink a decoction of natural THC. The authors hypothesise that the effect may have been because the...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...that occurs in a common clinical condition, namely after
cardiac surgery," he said. While many conditions a...easurement) leads to a diagnosis one to three days after
the initial injury, but by testing for high concentrations of NGAL, Dr. Devarajan and colleagues at ...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...'s issue of THE LANCET. Kidney failure can result after
major surgery, stroke, severe infection, dehydrati...rum creatinine was possible only one to three days after
the initial injury. However, testing for high concentrations of NGAL could diagnose kidney failure i...
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
...al enrollment target. However an analysis of data after
six weeks of treatment showed that of the patients treated in the Lidoderm group (N=56), 54% experienced a 30% or greater improvement in average daily pain intensity; (studies have reported that 30% or greater reductions in pain intensity are clinica...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...cer, spinal disk disease, and the pain experienced after
chemotherapy and mastectomies, Dr. Gilron notes. ...irus that causes chicken pox, and usually develops after
someone has a herpes zoster or "shingles" infection in an isolated part of the body. In 10 to 20 pe...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...eir breast cancer when they switched to exemestane after
two to three years of tamoxifen compared to those who continued on tamoxifen for a total of five years, the current standard of care. Additionally, twice as many women receiving tamoxifen developed second (or new) breast cancers than those treated w...
U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
...ars, had typical features of NAION within 36 hours after
ingestion of Viagra for erectile dysfunction. Sev...," says Pomeranz. The onset of NAION within hours after
ingestion of Viagra in 14 patients supports an association between the use of the drug and NAION. B...
Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
...ith them individually between three and five times after
the initial diagnosis. The meetings were intended...case managers and patients occurred within 90 days after
the beginning of the study. Seventy-eight percent of patients in the case-management arm of the stud...
Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
...dy -- at baseline, the end of the placebo lead-in, after
randomization and weekly after
randomization. A research nurse obtained side effect reports during each visit, systematically askin...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...a persistent, although modest, effect on screening after
two years. Patients who received care at an intervention clinic were up-to-date on a greater number of targeted screening tests and had 26 percent greater odds of mammography screening compared to patients at control clinics. Although still apparent,...
Do minorities survive hospitalization better than others?
...s, but this apparent mortality benefit disappeared after
adjustment for DNR status. Thus, higher rates of D... the survival advantage for women was even greater after
DNR status was included in the models. Failure to capture DNR in the model could misrepresent the co...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...uding the eight who continued to receive treatment after
the study had been halted, 26 percent in the chemo...der way to test for cancer recurrence and survival after
use of Herceptin with chemotherapy. But researchers at M. D. Anderson wanted to test use of the drug...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
... shown significant survival and mortality benefits after
improvements in clinical trial participation. Archie Bleyer, M.D. of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues investigated whether KS and non-KS sarcoma survival and mortality rates were related to participation in clinical trials. ...
Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
...llow-up tests are administered six to twelve weeks after
the client begins the diet. "I am continually astounded at the dramatic improvement in the results of the follow-up tests," Dr. Morin said. The program also involves the client's own physician. A client whose blood tests reveal significan...
Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
...gic" to cats: they would react to cat protein only after
the scientists first injected them with human alle...s the potential to prevent allergic reactions long after
injections cease, Dr. Saxon says. However, further research and clinical testing would be required b...
New evaluation tool reliably predicts recovery from coma
...ive veterans and civilians over age 18 unconscious after
a severe brain injury were evaluated with the DOCS weekly, for up to six weeks. Investigators measured social knowledge, taste and swallowing, olfactory, proprioceptive (perception of one's body in space) and vestibular (balance), auditory, visual, t...
Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
...sease every year, a quarter of them before or soon after
arriving at the hospital," says Ik-Kyung Jang, MD, PhD, director of cardiovascular clinical research in the MGH Cardiology Division and lead author of the current study. "The ability to identify dangerous plaques before they rupture and produce a he...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
...re than 75 percent of dead scar tissue disappeared after
therapy, which produced mostly healthy, normal-loo...tem cells until the Phase I study ends, six months after
the last patient has enrolled. After injecting stem cells taken from the bone marrow of an adult, hu...
Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries
...g world at great risk of infections and death soon after
birth. Anita Zaidi (Aga Khan University, Pakistan) and colleagues reviewed data from developing countries on rates of neonatal infections among hospital-born babies. They found that bacteria such as Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus ar...
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
...c death peak for the general population comes just after
waking, from six to noon, which for several reasons is the most vulnerable time for the heart and blood vessels." says Virend Somers, M.D.,PhD., the Mayo Clinic cardiologist who directed the study. "Almost twice as many people die of cardiac causes ...
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