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Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...d as its model children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass
surgery, 10-40 percent of these children will experience kidney failure. Earlier studies in animal models by Dr. Devarajan and colleagues found evidence confirming the NGAL gene and protein are directly correlated to kidney failure. The gene and its ...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...amples from 71 children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass
surgery. 20 patients developed acute renal injury. Diagnosis using serum creatinine was possible only one to three days after the initial injury. However, testing for high concentrations of NGAL could diagnose kidney failure in two hours. Professor...
Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database
.... Although cochlear implants (medical devices that bypass
damaged structures in the inner ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve, allowing some deaf individuals to learn to hear and interpret sounds and speech) are popular and effective therapy, they remain expensive and require an extensive program ...
Yale authors raise concerns regarding regionalized heart attack care
...tional treatments like cardiac catheterization and bypass
surgery," Epstein said. "That's a huge number and its feasibility is debatable." Epstein also commented on the possible downsides from a regionalization policy, including financial difficulties for hospitals that no longer treat patients with heart a...
Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
...erization and, if indicated, either angioplasty or bypass
surgery. While hospitalized, these patients shoul... 8.1 percent of black patients underwent coronary bypass
surgery, compared to 12.1 percent of white patients. At discharge, 41.6 percent of black patients ...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...ere less likely to have cardiac catheterization or bypass
surgery than whites even after accounting for differences in age, insurance, disease severity or other health problems. "We also wanted to highlight the striking confluence of known risk factors for heart disease and stroke in minority populations e...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...n. Several states began publishing coronary artery bypass
graft (CABG) report cards in the 1990s in an effort to improve the quality of CABG care in those states. Report cards are a state-level initiative, typically administered by a state's Department of Health. These report cards report risk-adjusted dea...
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
...vasive cardiac procedures (such as angioplasty and bypass
surgery), according to a study in the March 16 issue of JAMA. According to background information, more than 280,000 Medicare enrollees are admitted to hospitals with AMI annually. "These patients face a high risk of short-term death: 18 percent di...
Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management
...heart, it could decrease the use of angiograms and bypass
surgery by more than 50 percent if used as the fir...ms, balloon angioplasty with stenting and coronary bypass
surgery also was significantly lower in the PET-managed patients. The average cost to manage a pat...
Laughter helps blood vessels function better
...ed a heart attack or had undergone coronary artery bypass
surgery; the other half did not have heart disease. People with heart disease responded with less humor to everyday life situations than those with a normal cardiovascular system. Dr. Miller says certain factors in the earlier study may have aff...
Gender a factor in who gets bypass surgery
...and long-standing gender discrepancies in who gets bypass
surgery. In 1988, twelve percent of female patients who had profiles consistent with the bypass
surgery received it-- as compared to twenty-four percent of men. In 1998, among similar types of pa...
Concerns over the future of children's health care in British general practice
...out of hours arrangements may encourage parents to bypass
primary care and seek emergency care in hospitals, while general practitioners have yet to take on a major role in managing chronic disorders, many of which persist into adult life, writes Professor David Hall. Health promotion for teenagers is also...
UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens
...surgery. It offers several advantages over gastric bypass
surgery, including reduced pain, a shorter hospita... require any cutting or stapling of the stomach or bypass
of the intestines. The band can also be removed at any time, unlike irreversible gastric bypass
Similar results found in both older and younger patients undergoing weight-loss surgery
...ICAGO Elderly patients can safely undergo gastric bypass
surgery and can be expected to experience similar ...ome bariatric centers believe the risks of gastric bypass
surgery outweigh the benefits in elderly patients, with the increase of life expectancy and the qual...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
... is beating rather than having to use a heart-lung bypass
machine. Dr. McCarthy recently performed the surg...oving not just early mortality for coronary artery bypass
grafts, but also on improving 20-year outcomes. Recent studies demonstrate that bypass
Stem cells given in minimally invasive procedure improve heart function
...ry blockages and who therefore cannot benefit from bypass
procedures. Moreover, the experience so far sugges...ll therapy given in conjunction with beating-heart bypass
surgery for patients whose hearts were damaged by heart attack or chronic coronary disease. That stu...
Study naming hospitals in top 5% for clinical quality released by HealthGrades
... procedures and diagnoses, from hip replacement to bypass
surgery, over the years 2001, 2002 and 2003. Medi...tball game A Medicare patient who underwent heart bypass
surgery at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence TM had, on average, a 15.3 percent bett...
Type of weight loss surgery more effective at reducing insulin resistance
...tudy, the physiological difference between gastric bypass
and biliopancreatic diversion was exploited to highlight the link between lipid malabsorption and insulin action. However, the choice of the optimal therapeutic strategy in these patients depends on a risk/benefit algorithm to be assessed in each pat...
Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies
...brillation ablation procedures Coronary artery bypass
with arterial conduits LV and aortic aneurysm ...tic aneurysms and limb salvage Lower extremity bypass
procedures Uncommon mesenteric and upper extremity revascularization Supraaortic trunk revas...
Editorial urges 'black-box' warning for Bextra and Celebrex
...aled that patients treated with Bextra after heart bypass
surgery tripled their risk of heart attack and stroke compared to patients who received a placebo, or "dummy" drug. The data is a followup to information reported at the American Heart Association meeting in November. "These data raise questions abo...
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