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Study finds Latin American heart patients receive less treatment than North Americans and are nearly twice as likely to die
...rvativeapproach and were nearly twice as likely to die
within a month of beinghospitalized for heart problems than were patients treated in North America. The study also found that the Latin American patients received far fewerdiagnostic procedures and only half as many angioplasties and cardiac bypasssu...
Selective and nonselective beta-blockers equally effective in preventing sudden death
...atients who take them are43 percent less likely to die
during the first two years following a first heartattack than those who do not take them. Side effects may include depression,worsening asthma, tiredness and sexual dysfunction, although many physiciansnote that the heart attack itself may produce th...
Turning off cancer shield may allow safer cancer therapy
...most tumors, have a working p53 thatcauses them to die
in large numbers when damaged by such agents. "Inactivation of p53 has always been considered an unfavorable event," saidGudkov. "But our approach was to temporarily and reversibly suppress p53 duringradiation so that healthy cells would not self-des...
'Revolutionary' treatment for birth defect improves survival of newborns
...splaced organs. Newborns who don't survive usually die
during thefirst days or weeks of life. "Across the country, there are a whole bunch of kids with diaphragmatic herniawho are dying," said Kays, an associate professor of pediatric surgery at UF'sCollege of Medicine. "The main point of our research pa...
New test can better uncover hidden breast cancer
... breastcancer are diagnosed and about 44,000 women die
from it annually in the UnitedStates. During most breast cancer surgeries, surgeons remove several lymph nodes, calledaxillary nodes, to see if the cancer has spread, or metastasized, beyond theoriginal tumor in the breast. The presence of cancerous ...
New links found between an 'iron' gene mutation and increased risk for heart attack and stroke
...ans of the body, such as the heart or pancreas,and die
from liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and heart failure. The mutation forthe most common form of hemochromatosis was identified in 1996. The diseaseoccurs in individuals who have inherited two mutated copies, one from eachparent, of the hemochromatosi...
Study suggests some unruptured aneurysms do not need treatment
...ing in the brain. Thirty to 60 percent of patients die
as a result, and 15 to 30 percent have permanent disability. The findings build on results of the International Study of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms (ISUIA) reported in NEJM, which had indicated that small aneurysms do not rupture frequently an...
Is drug abuse, not brutality, behind some deaths in custody?
...of SanFrancisco, is convinced that many people who die
in custody are suffering fromexcited delirium (ED)...ce to reduce their bodytemperature, patients often die
from cardiac arrest. Many deaths from ED in custody are recognised as such. Last year,Canadi...
Elderly heart attack patients fare well with managed care
...eelderly, and, each year, nearly 300,000 Americans die
of a heart attack beforereaching the hospital. Of those who survive, most of the permanent damage doneto the heart occurs during the first hour following a heart attack. Despite public fears that managed care may interfere with the provision oftimel...
Review identifies factors leading to better outcome for some metastatic breast cancer patients
...y of patients' tumors, inducing tumors to begin to die
and identifyingthose for whom high dose chemotherapy is an option. The purposes of the two studies were also different. The Duke study examinedthe effect of the timing of high dose chemotherapy. Patients who were inremission after induction treatmen...
UNC studying new drug against ovarian and endometrial cancers
...iththe disease this year. An estimated 14,500 will die
from it. As to endometrialcancer, about 37,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year, with an expected6,400 deaths. The ongoing LY353381 clinical trial at UNC continues to enroll newpatients. Women interested in entering the study should cont...
NICHD funded researchers discover gene for Rett syndrome
...backup" copy of the gene, males with Rett syndrome die
before birth. Dr. Zoghbi explained that MECP2 functions on the molecular level bybinding to methylated cytosine molecules in the DNA. (Cytosine is one of thefundamental molecules that make up DNA and sometimes binds to molecules known asmet...
Getting your teeth into superplastic forming
...ding better performance and improved comfort. The die
used toproduce a dental prosthesis in the superpla... is then inserted intothe press, clamped above the die
and 'blown' onto the die
by Argon gas atpressures of up to 600 psi forming a completed superstructur...
It is easy for adolescents to purchase cigarettes illegally in North Carolina
... health. Smokers are about 14 times more likely to die
fromcancer of the lung, throat or mouth. In addition, cigarettes are a principalcause of chronic bronchitis and emphysema and other chronic lung diseases.Smoking also increases the risk of high blood pressure. "Prevention efforts should inclu...
UCSF researchers unravel mystery of TB infection; findings significant for future development of vaccine
...on persons are infected with TB and about 3million die
each year from the disease, so implications for controllinginfection are enormous, Ernst emphasized. Areas with the highest rates of TBinfection include Sub-Saharan Africa, India, China, and the Philippines.An estimated 15 million Americans are infe...
Tamoxifen found to increase risk of endometrial cancer
...endometrial cancer. The chances that a woman will die
of breastcancer each year are 26 per every 100,000...r higherthan the three per every 100,000 women who die
each year of endometrial cancer. "We have confirmed the findings of other studies showing that tamo...
National Cancer Institute awards UNC-CH $5 million for unique prostate cancer studies
... the United States. This year, 37,000 U.S.men will die
from the illness, according to the American Cancer...African-Americans, who also are twice as likely to die
fromprostate cancer, even after accounting for possible differences in health care,"he said. "The on...
Extract from traditional Chinese herb enhances recovery in stressed cells
...ite return ofa pulse, most of these patients still die
within minutes to hours." Scientists think this is because during cardiac arrest, when oxygen and energyare cut off from the cells, wastes build up and become trapped. Once blood flowis restored, the cells switch into overdrive to rid themselves of ...
Myc's cancer-causing joy ride more reckless than previously believed
...l to our cells' ability to grow, divide, and even die
when theyshould," says Hartmut Land, Ph.D., director of the University's Center forCancer Biology and lead investigator of the EMBO study. "Basically, myc is likethe starter of an engine; it's responsible for making the whole cell go. It's avery pote...
Clinical trial demonstrates that bone marrow transplant followed by vitamin A-derivative treatment improves survival from a major childhood cancer
...ople didn't thinkit was right that children should die
so young," Reynolds said. Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. The most commonsolid tumor, other than brain tumors, to occur in children, it rarely strikesadults, but affects one in 6,000 children under the age of five. It usu...
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