Tag: "attack" at medical news
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...rs and physicians are set to launcha multi-pronged attack
against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and wille...er T-cells, are immune systemcells that attempt to attack
HIV when it invades the body, but the virusoverwhelms this immune response. Weinhold will extract th...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...calCenter. Puffing on the inhalant only during an attack
of coughing or wheezing issufficient for mild asthmatics, according to Zwillich. Data collection andstatistical analysis for the multi-center study was designed and managedby Vernon M. Chinchilli, Ph.D., of the Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiolo...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...: During their initial hospitalization, heart attack
patients in New England and Mid-Atlantic states we... bill. The lowest costs for 12 months of heart attack
care belonged to the Pacific states, at $21,635. "They were doing far better because they seemed to ...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...that they would otherwise use to attach to andthen attack
cells in the infant. Another molecule with an antibacterial role islactoferrin, a protein that acts by binding iron in different situations. Insome circumstances, lactoferrin is also able to act as a cytokine. Formula-fed babies are denied ma...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...t in the highest risk patients with acute heart attack
or medically unstable angina. "The Topol study suggests a remarkable 60 percent reduction in mortality at three years in this select group treated with ReoPro™ compared with the group treated with placebo," said Dr. Fischman. ...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
...erioration" among patients who had suffered aheart attack
in the previous year. Their findings are publishe...Canada?s ManitobaProvince who had survived a heart attack
during the previous 8 to 22 months. They asked whether the patients thought they needed more help be...
'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research
...y shed light on what triggers the immune system to attack
cellsthat make insulin in auto-immune diabetes. Another will focus on how sugarregulates the death of cells. Research will also look at the effectiveness of two new pharmaceuticalagents, one that may improve the function of the insulin-producing beta...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
... suffered a first-time or recurrent coronary heart attack
and 600,000had a first-time or recurrent stroke. (Note to editors: These numbers cannot becompared with 1994 because two different studies were used.) Congestive heart failure (CHF) and strokes are taking an increasing tollof death and disabi...
Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs
...ugh of the drugs into thebloodstream, where it can attack
HIV. "Protease inhibitors work very well and have resulted in many patientsbecoming healthier," said Dr. Richard B. Kim, assistant professor of Medicineand Pharmacology. "However, there are limitations. Not all patients do so well on...
Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs
...rugs have operated much like explosive bombs: They attack
cancer cells but also cause serious side effects throughout the body. The new generation of anti-cancer drugs is designed to operate more like snipers, precisely targeting cancer cells, with fewer deleterious effects on patients. Such pinpoint action...
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
... and low-dosewarfarin -- reduced the risk of heart attack
by 34 percent in a 13-year study involving 5,499 m... exploration of newtreatments for preventing heart attack
deaths in healthy individuals at highrisk. Other studies that have looked at a double-drug approach...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...ssels, which nourishes the heart or brain, a heart attack
orstroke occurs. However, these an...h individual's parents or siblings have had aheart attack
before 50, I would consider giving a baby aspirin (81 mg) a day,interrupted by a therapeutic dose ev...
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
...espond just as quickly to a brainattack as a heart attack
-- the goal in both is to begin treatment as soon aspossible to minimize the damage to the brain," said Dr. Mark Alberts, who in1995 called for the creation of acute stroke teams (AST) in a paper in theAnnals of Internal Medicine. ASTs are s...
Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
... to lower cholesterol in people who've had a heart attack
or stroke becausecholesterol reduction should redu...ng cholesterol in people who survived a firstheart attack
reduced the risk of a second attack. Both studies did find areduced heart attack
risk and evidence t...
American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In
Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"
...l's risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack
and stroke,which are the country's leading causes of death. Data from 29,273 office visits were collected in the National Ambulatory MedicalCare Survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Center forHealth Statistics during 1995...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
... andsedentary lifestyle to set the stage for heart attack
and stroke. Reddy warns that smoking, high-fat d... from cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attack
and stroke, fellin Australia, Canada, France, the United States and Japan over the last severaldecad...
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
... clog the bloodvessels and thereby trigger a heart attack
or stroke. In the study, researchers tested blood samples of people to identify the"co-factors" necessary for platelet clumping. They found that one factor is thehormone adrenaline (called epinephrine), which helps stimulate the heart andcon...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
survival in patients given thrombolytic therapy --... SanFrancisco, Calif., evaluated survival of heart attack
patients. Sixty-nine percent of patients who received thrombolytic therapy withoutthe pump d...
Disagreements Between Clinical Trial Oversight Committees And Physicians Can Affect Drug Trial Results
...rchers have found significant differences in heart attack
ratesreported by physicians who actually provide t... responsible for later determining whether a heart attack
actuallyoccurred. The Duke researchers said these differences, which occurred in up toone-...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...ospitals in the state fared intaking care of heart attack
patients. They found while the method used was, in...s involved in a single case," Jollissaid. "A heart attack
patient may be treated by an emergency room physician, andtransferred to a cardiologist's care if th...
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