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Doctors Are Underprescribing Key Blood Pressure Drug In Heart Attack Patients
Most Likely To Benefit, Study Says
...escription of ACE inhibitortherapy, used to reduce blood
pressure, increased to 38.7 percent in 1996,compared to 25 percent in 1994, at hospital discharge, and that prescriptionsmost often were given to patients with the greatest expected benefit, includingthose with congestive heart failure. However, th...
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
...thy men), the USC teamstudied 52 men with elevated blood
levels of PSA (prostate specific antigen)whose bio...preventive agents. They measured the participants' blood
levels oftestosterone, PSA and dihydrotestosterone; they also compared tissue samplesfrom the biopsi...
New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children
...rdiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors related to blood
pressure and physical inactivity are also reduced....nced relatively similar reductions in cholesterol, blood
pressure, and body fat, as well as increases in health knowledge. When compared to the control grou...
Lack Of Data For New Heart Drugs Is Causing Concern
...rom serious burns or shock says new drugs for high blood
pressureface unanswered questions regarding their ... says dataon the safety of six drugs to treat high blood
pressure, which have or are aboutto get licences in Britain, are inadequate. Li Wan Po has been invo...
Paying Attention To High Blood Pressure Programs A Good Investment In Reducing
...gsand education programs to help people lower high blood
pressure showdramatically better results than more...siveprograms did a better job of controlling their blood
pressure and, in turn, hadfewer strokes. Researchers compared the effectiveness of high blood
Controlling Collagen Levels May Be Key To Fighting Organ Failure Caused By High
DALLAS, August 11 -- People with high blood
pressure have elevated bloodlevels of collagen, a ...the American Heart Association. How high blood
pressure contributes to organ failure has not beenunderstood. However, researchers from the Univers...
Mini-Pill Increases Risk Of Chronic Diabetes In Women With History Of Diabetes During Pregnancy
...n its early stages, many are only diagnosed with a blood
test. Most develop thedisease in middle age. Obesity, having a close relative with the disease andbeing a member of certain ethnic groups (including African-American, Latino andNative American) are known risk factors. Without treatment, type-2 diabet...
Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina
...cute coronary syndrome." Thecondition occurs when blood
clots form around ruptured bits of plaque in thearteries, resulting in reduced blood
flow to the heart. Patients typicallyexperience chest pain and weakening of the heart muscle and the...
Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer
... expansion. Angiogenesis is the development of new blood
vessels. As a malignant tumorgrows, it requires the development of blood
vessels to supply its nutrients andoxygen. MMPs help these new vessels to grow by breaking down the...
New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform
...y. Beta-glucans may also play a role in regulating blood
sugar levels. Studiesconducted by Judith Hallfrisch, Ph.D., and Kay M. Behall, Ph.D., researchers at the ARSHuman Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Md., suggest that beta-glucanslower and steady the production of insulin, released by the pa...
Medicine Becomes Monetized
...atients takingresponsibility for controlling their blood
pressure, cholesterol, weight andgeneral well being is not necessarily a bad thing. "Some companies are encouraging employees to jump on an illness sooner,rather than later," says Dirsmith. "Especially at firms where there is lowturnover, ther...
Unsticking The "Glue" In Blood Cells Could Save Lives
... Clots and Help SpreadCancer Platelets, the blood
cells that help a cut finger stop bleeding, can al...althyhabits while preserving their ability to halt blood
loss. The goal, saysKonstantinosKonstantopoulos, is to unlock the secrets of the tacky molecules tha...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...dy's ability to control the amount of serotonin in blood
plasma. Too much serotonin damages blood
vessels, particularly in the lungs, andmay also harm heart valves. Such damage may have led to prima...
Call To Needle Times After Acute Myocardial Infarction In Urban And Rural Areas In Northeast Scotland: Prospective Observational Study
...uscle) is most often due to coronary thrombosis (a blood
clot). Thrombolytic treatment to try to dissolve the clot is a matter of urgency and, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), should be given to patients within 90 minutes of their calling for medical assistance. In this week's BMJ, Dr John...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
... history of heart disease or atherosclerosis, high blood
pressure,diabetes, cigarette use, family history o...." The study found that physicians appeared to use blood
levels of totalcholesterol to decide whether to prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs topatients. Fr...
Alzheimers Disease Could Soon Be Treated With Nose Drops
...blood-brain barrier, thetightly woven cells in the blood
vessels in and around the brain that form akind of protective fence guarding brain tissue. Nerve growth factor, a promisingtreatment for Alzheimer's disease, is one such drug. Injecting NGF does notwork, and procedures such as grafting NGF-producing ...
Treatment Of Irregular Heartbeat Saves Money And Prevents Stroke In Older People
...m taking warfarin, a bloodthinner which helps stop blood
from clotting, were older individuals who sufferfr...umped completely out when theheart beats, allowing blood
to pool and clot. If a piece of the blood
clotblocks a blood
vessel to the brain, a stroke results....
Jefferson Physician Warns Further Study Of DHEA's Safety Needed
...rostate cancer, particularly those over 60, whose blood
levels of IGF-1 were higher than normal. And Dr. G...Dr. Goldberg suggests that if the link among high blood
levels of DHEA, IGF-1, and the risk of prostate cancer can be confirmed, "regulation of DHEA makes ...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
...continue therapy. A rarebut serious side effect is blood
clots in the veins, which occurred in clinicaltrials at a rate similar to that reported in women receiving long term estrogenreplacement therapy. Evista is contraindicated in women who are or may becomepregnant because preclinical data suggest Evista...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...cent, and one out of250 women per year experienced blood
clots. "Raloxifene and other SERMS are an exciting class of compounds but we need tolearn a lot more about how they can best be used," said Dennis Black, MD, UCSFprofessor of medicine and epidemiology and one of the co-authors of the study. "This stu...
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