Tag: "blood" at medical news
Fat: It's Not For Breakfast Anymore; Study Finds Fat Linked To Clotting
...on of fibrin, one of the essential components of a blood
clot. Toomuch clotting can lead to blockages in the blood
vessels, setting the stage fora heart attack or stroke. In the study, four different fat-ric...
Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure
...d tumors shrink, so do themicroscopic pores in the blood
vessels surrounding the tumors -- so much so thats...c drug molecules are too bulky to pass through the blood
vessel poresin the first place. The findings suggest a fundamental change in the approach to design...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
First they were shown to restore blood
flow during a heartattack. Then doctors used them ...keted asAbbokinase by Abbott, is approved to clear blood
clots in theheart and lungs and is often used by physicians to treat bloodclots in the legs. The ove...
Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation
...in the left ventricle of the heart, which improves blood
flow to oxygen-starved heart muscle .TMR was developed to relieve debilitating chest pain, called angina, in patients who are not candidates for angioplasty or bypass surgery. After six months of follow-up, patients receiving TMR in this study showe...
International Study Raises Hopes For Heart Transplant Patients
... four weeks after treatment to achieve therapeutic blood
levels. Neoral is a new formulation of Cyclosporine designed to provideincreased and more reliable absorption of the medication. These findingssuggest that Neoral has clinical advantages, which may translate into improved outcomes for heart transpl...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...uce heart attack risk in individuals with elevated blood
levels of cholesterol -- taper off, indicating a "... because it helps form the obstructions inside the blood
vessels, setting the stage for a heart attack or stroke. Sacks and his colleagues report data from t...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...and warfarin, both of which lessen the tendency of blood
to clot. Thelatest research appears in the April 2...mbolism, a clot causing suddenblockage of arterial blood
supply to a limb or body organ (blood clots are thecause of 80 percent of all strokes). Investigato...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
... clinical stroke trials. Stroke often results when blood
clots form on the surface of the plaques in thearteries. The blood
clot may close off the artery entirely or a piece of theclot may break off and travel to the brain (...
Area of Research Outlined For Promising New Cancer Drugs
...is without question one of the top handfulstudying blood
clotting mechanisms, is Kleiderer-Pezold professor...l in Boston. The drugsfunction by cutting off the blood
supply to tumors, making even extremely largetumors disappear. In mice, the drugs appear to stop ma...
Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered
...ame rangeas other HIV prevention programs, such as blood
screening and condom promotionprograms. The drug interventions become still more economical if it is possible toreduce the costs of counseling and testing pregnant women for HIV withoutcompromising the quality of these services. In previous stud...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...udy suggests that CLA may help normalize or reduce blood
glucose levels and prevent diabetes." Adult-onset diabetes is the most common form of the disease, and it also is known as Type II or noninsulin-dependent diabetes. It affects about 15 million Americans, half of whom do not know that they have the di...
Polish Dumpling-Like Particle Has Potential In Drug Delivery
...nsulin, which our pancreas secrete to regulate our blood
sugar rates, there are two linear polymer chains of amino acids -- the chemical units that are the building blocks of proteins. The linear chains self-assemble into a three-dimensional structure stabilized by linking with chemical bonds between two ...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...ction of platelets,cells that clump to help form a blood
clot. The drugs have been used to improve the res...el-opening procedure -- by preventing reclosure of blood
vessels, a commonproblem. But last week the Food and Drug Administration approved tirofiban forindi...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...ffects through patient reports, physical exams and blood
tests. The drug wasconvenient to take just once a day and did not affect liver function. Only 12percent of those who took it left the study because of nausea, diarrhea or otherside effects. "This metrifonate study shows that this class of dru...
Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation
... this kind of exhaustion have elevated measures of blood
clot formation. The blood-clotting process...dy indicates that an increased tendency to develop blood
clots may be a link by which exhaustion relates to a future heart attack. Fatigue, increased...
Products For Weight Loss Or Increased Energy Can Be Deadly, Warn Poison Control Experts
...several stimulants known to increaseheart rate and blood
pressure. Since news of that tragedy, we have rec...caffeine is known to cause increased heartrate and blood
pressure, as well as nervousness, insomnia, nausea, andvomiting," said Haller. "Adverse effects rela...
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
...st. Tenascin is found around cancer cells andtumor blood
vessels, where antibodies can bind firmly to it to deliver theircancer-killing payload. "We found that the 81C6 treatments delivered a very high radiation doseto the margins of the resection cavity, penetrating about an inch into the areaof n...
Mice Free Of Anxiety By A Deficient Stress Hormone Receptor--A Hint For A NewTherapeutic Regimen In The Treatment Of Depression And Anxiety
...gulating thesecretion of various hormones into the blood
stream. One of the hormones, whichis secreted unde...l is highlyelevated in the cerebrospinal fluid and blood
plasma causing alterations ofvarious tissues such as the brain and immune system. Under normal stres...
Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance
... the kidney it functions by moving substances from blood
in the kidneythrough the wall of a cell and into urine. "For decades the kidney has been identified as playing an important rolein protecting the body from natural and synthetic chemicals in the environment,"says Reithmeier. "Our stu...
Brain Tumor Treatment In Multicenter Tests
...lyabout a year," Ewend says. "Many drugs cross the blood
into the brain poorly,increasing the likelihood of brain tumor relapse," he explains. "In order to getchemotherapy into the brain, you have to choose drugs that have some ability tocross the blood-brain barrier and then you have to give very high dos...
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