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Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty

...hrough the arteriesfeeding the heart and inflated, clearing plaque blocking the artery. During a laser procedure, surgeons gain access to the heart througha 6- to 8-inch incision in the patient's side. Once the surface of theheart is exposed, the doctors fire short pulses of laser energy into theleft v...

Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives

...rough the arteries feeding the heart and inflated, clearing plaque blockingthe artery. "At this point, we do not know exactly why this procedure works,"he explained. "We do know that there is new capillary growth into thenew channels. It could be that when oxygen-rich blood reaches heart musclestarv...

Far Few Drugs Are Tested On Children

...e that children's immature livers wereincapable of clearing it from their bodies, and toxic levels quickly built up intheir bloodstream. Astonishingly, children still face similar risks today. The vastmajority of drugs have never been tested on children, forcing doctors toprescribe them "off label"-ou...

Oregon Health Sciences University researchers study benefits of treatments offered within hours of a stroke

... clots in the brain. It works todissolve the clot, clearing the blockage. The drug has proved to improve stroke recovery if it isadministered within three hours of a stroke. However, it was not known if t-PA also would work ifgiven after three hours, until now. Researchers used t-PA to treat more than 600 s...

Gene therapy reverses heart disease in mice

...ApoE is a key protein involved in transporting and clearing cholesterol from the body. The animals getting the apoE gene had significant reductions in total cholesterol and triglycerides, an increased level of beneficial high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and complete regression of the fatty plaque b...

Modernising the NHS

...rds managing demand and gaining capacity - such as clearing system backlogs, reducing the number of queues and predicting future demand - and highlights organisations that have successfully improved access by adopting these approaches. For instance, a primary care group in Alaska significantly reduced patient...

Tourettes, other tic disorders far more common than once thought

...ead, facial twitches, or even constant sniffing or clearing ones throat repeatedly. The fact that a child has tics probably signifies a subtle brain developmental disorder. Its like a window into the brain: When you see a child with tics, its a sign that the wiring isnt quite right, says Kurlan, chief of the...

Brain-imaging study offers clues to inhalant abuse

... spreads more generally to the entire brain before clearing the body rapidly via the kidneys. "This affinity for brain regions associated with reward and pleasure, as well as the quick uptake and clearance, may help to explain why inhalants are so commonly abused," said lead author Madina Gerasimov, a Brookha...

New gene therapy protocol: First successful treatment for 'bubble babies'

...ho made the ADA retroviral vector available. After clearing all the legal issues, the groundbreaking procedure took place at Hadassah when the patient was seven months old. Salsabil received a mild treatment to suppress her abnormal stem cells, providing a biological advantage to the genetically corrected mul...

New anti-inflammatory drug clears Alzheimer's provoking protein from brains of mice

... commonly used NSAIDs, ibuprofen and celecoxib, in clearing Alzheimer's-associated amyloid deposits from the brains of middle-aged transgenic mice. The results were reported in the March 15 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, with graduate student Paul Jantzen as the first author. Dr. Gordon's team was ...

UC Davis physicians use high-tech virtual system

...encounter during an actual case. For example, when clearing blocked arteries, the user advances a catheter through the patient's anatomy while watching the progress on a video monitor with a real-time X-ray image. The images are based on real patient scenarios and images culled from medical specialists throug...

JCI table of contents, 1 August 2003

...noids and the regulation of body fat: the smoke is clearing AUTHOR CONTACT: Tamas Horvath Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Phone: 203-785-4597 Fax: 203-785-4747 Email: tamas.horvath@yale.edu View the PDF of this commentary at: https://www.the-jci.org/press/19376.pdf Enzy...

Nanomedicine: Grounds for optimism and a call for papers

... able to travel through the body searching out and clearing up diseases, such as a arterial atheromatous plaque.' The American National Science Foundation estimates that the nanomedicine market could be worth $1 trillion by 2015. Despite the enthusiasm, nanomedicine has its opponents. The editorial comments:...

Understanding how lymph nodes respond to infection may redefine how immune system functions

...cally target infectious agents and aid the host in clearing unwanted pathogens." Abraham said the discovery that mast cells can initiate the activation and swelling of nodes through release of specific signaling molecules points to the possible use of mast cell products for the development of vaccines designe...

American Lung Association calls on governors and legislatures to stand up for public health

... areas. "We commend states for making progress in clearing tobacco smoke from the air and increasing cigarette taxes, but we need a comprehensive approach to address the harm tobacco causes," said Kirkwood. "State legislators and governors must act quickly to prevent the 1,200 deaths now occurring each day ...

Angioplasty clears clogged brain arteries

...ked heart arteries but is not as commonly used for clearing neck and brain arteries. In some cases, a miniature wire tube called a stent is left behind after angioplasty to keep the artery propped open. Blood thinners such as aspirin and anticoagulants such as warfarin are standard medical therapy for clog...

Jefferson Alzheimer's vaccine shows promise in animal model

...ed the mice with beta-amyloid and found a dramatic clearing of the amyloid plaques. They also found they could... being drawn to the amyloid plaques and activating clearing from the brain the inflammatory response was out of control," says Dr. Gandy. "We'd li...

Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye

...arious factors that make humming most effective in clearing the sinuses of gas. For example, they have found that modulating, or varying, the oscillations in airflow has a significant effect on the amount of NO gas that enters the nostrils from the sinuses. (5aBB10, Johan Sundberg, KTH, Sweden, pjohan@spee...

FDA approves Enbrel to treat psoriasis

...eafter. ENBREL demonstrated rapid and significant clearing in many patients at this recommended dosing regimen. Patients who are treated with ENBREL require no routine laboratory monitoring specific to ENBREL therapy other than standard medical oversight. "Dermatologists are already familiar with ENBREL ...

Novel antibiotic shows promise in shortening treatment duration of tuberculosis

...vidually and in combination. R207910 was better at clearing infection from the lungs of mice than the triple cocktail regimen currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Also, cocktail regimens containing R207910 cleared infection in mice in half the time than the currently used regimen. "T...

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