Tag: "bleeding" at medical news
Four-Year Study Shows Long-Term Effectiveness Of Proscar In Treating Enlarged Prostates
...ercomplications such as urinary- tract infections, bleeding
and bladderstones. Almost 60 percent of men over the age of 50 experienceproblems due to prostate enlargement. Other authors of the study included Dr. Claus Roehrborn, UTSouthwestern associate professor of urology; Dr. Reginald Bruskewitzfrom...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
...wo groups. The teamdid notice an increased risk of bleeding
in the urokinasegroup. The clot-buster the team studied is an experimental compoundknown as recombinant urokinase. Standard urokinase, marketed asAbbokinase by Abbott, is approved to clear blood clots in theheart and lungs and is often used by p...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...ear commitment to taking the drug, and the risk of bleeding
goes up everyyear you're on it," said Dr. Sherman. "For this reason, we have been eager tofind exactly which patients will do well on aspirin therapy and I think thisstudy identifies them with certainty." In people with atrial fibrillation, blood c...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
...s receiving the LMW heparinoid had ahigher rate of bleeding
than did patients who received conventional treatmentalone. The NINDS, one of the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda,Maryland, is the nation?s leading supporter of research on the brain and nervoussystem and a lead agency for the Congr...
Stopping High Blood Pressure Drugs May Start A Stroke
...yzed medical records from 331 individuals whohad a bleeding
stroke, called intracerebral hemorrhage, from 1990 through 1992and compared them to a control group of 331 of the same age and sex. "Our study demonstrates that people with high blood pressure have morethan twice the likelihood of having a st...
Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina
...Eptifibatide having anadditional 1 percent risk of bleeding
compared to the other two drugs. Butresearchers pointed out that more than 80 percent of the bleeding
was associatedwith invasive procedures like bypass surgery. Harrington said in an interview t...
Unsticking The "Glue" In Blood Cells Could Save Lives
...ith a challenge: Can platelets continue to control bleeding
withoutforming lethalblood clots? Fortunately, two different molecules appear to be involved in theseprocesses. Generally, amolecule called glycoprotein Ib assists the platelets in adhering to a bloodvessel wall, which iscritical to controlling ...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
... release the chemical when they form clots to stop bleeding
butare unable to make it themselves. A rare intestinal tumor called carcinoid releases enormous amounts ofserotonin into the plasma, swamping the body's two mechanisms for removingserotonin. Carcinoid causes the same pulmonary hypertension an...
Treatment Of Irregular Heartbeat Saves Money And Prevents Stroke In Older People
...der patients are more at risk for problems such as bleeding
in thebrain, these data show that the treatment is... -- even considering hospitalization stemming from bleeding
in thebrain -- would have cost just over $540,000 over a 10-year period. The researchers est...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
..." Ettinger said. "With Evista, there is no vaginal bleeding
and nobreast tenderness, which may result in women continuing therapy over the longerterm." In studies up to 39 months, Evista did not stimulate reproductive tissue orincrease breast or endometrial cancer risks. The first interim MORE findingswere pr...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...eived raloxifene hadno higher incidence of uterine bleeding
and breast tenderness than those whotook a placebo...eastcancer, and does not cause problems of uterine bleeding
and breast tenderness,which may result in women not continuing therapy long term. According to Cummi...
Combined Use Of New, Non-Invasive Screening Techniques In First Trimester May Yield Earlier Evidence Of Fetal Birth Defects
...tation, who do not havetwins, and have not had any bleeding
during their current pregnancy are eligibleto participate in the study. Before deciding whether to participate in thestudy, women should discuss the matter with a physician or a genetic counselor.A genetic counselor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital ...
This Week's Forecast May Be A Heart Attack
...ood of a hemorrhagic stroke, one that is caused by bleeding
in thebrain, says Amouyel. "The usual explanation reported is a variation of bloodpressure that could be tied to atmospheric pressure variations," he says."This is the first study to report an effect of atmospheric changes on theoccurrence of heart ...
Study Finds Clot-Busting Drug Ineffective Or Even Harmful If Not Used Soon After A Stroke
...ms that beyond three hours, tPAcan cause dangerous bleeding
in the brain. The Oregon Stroke Center was theleading enrolling site in the country in this multi-center study involving 542patients. Currently, Clark said tPA is used in about 5 percent of the 500,000stroke cases across the U.S. annually. "T...
UB Oral Biologists Find Link Between Gum Disease And Passive Exposure To Tobacco Smoke
...increase the risk of developing gum detachment and bleeding
gums in adults by upto 70 percent. Results of the...tachment of 1.5 millimeters or more per person and bleeding
at 20 percent ormore gum sites were used to characterize severe periodontal disease. Analysis of th...
Wake Up To Stroke -- Night Strokes Linked To Long Delays In Care
...d be treated with a clot-buster. Strokes caused by bleeding
in the brain -- hemorrhagic strokes -- are nottrea...h clot busters, because the drugs can increase the bleeding
which canlead to death. "A substantial proportion of patients are asleep when the symptoms occur," s...
Palm-Sized Ultrasound Scanner
Most battlefield deaths result from internal bleeding
and could be prevented ifmedics had access to stan...ges of internalorgans and detect sites of internal bleeding
that might not be apparent toon-site medics. By providing a rapid assessment of internal injuries, t...
UF Researcher Explores Complex Relationship Between Smoking And Fertility
... in the fallopian tubes, sometimescausing abnormal bleeding
and scarring, and interfering with fertility. Shiverick found that a toxin in cigarette smoke, benzo(a)pyrene,actuallyinhibited the growth of cells that could migrate and develop intoendometriosis. "But if the chemical has the same i...
New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk
...ssified as ischemic stroke and 17 percent internal bleeding
in or nearthe brain. Hemorrhagic -- or internal bleeding
- stokes were 4.5 times as likely tobe fatal as the ischemic strokes, which are caused by insufficie...
Circumcisions In Doctors' Offices As Safe As Those In Hospitals
...an infection,one had some bleeding
and two had recessed penises, which required an operation under general anesthesia. Four patients in the operating room group had bleeding,which was managed by a temporary pre...
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