Tag: "patients" at medical news
Breast implant Website launched by leading plastic surgery societies
...oversial for more than a decade. To help potential patients
become fully informed about implants, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons today launched an informational Web site, www.breastimplantsafety.org . The new Web site offers objective and medi...
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
...e early finding reinforces how important it is for patients
to tell their health care providers about all the .... The only safeguard against potential harm is for patients
to be completely candid with their doctors about what they're taking, and for physicians to be cogni...
Three anti-platelet drugs used in combination are safe
...n do they increase the risk of bleeding? And will patients
comply with taking three pills? In a poster sessi...spirin daily for 6 months were administered to all patients
in the CREST trial while a total of 705 of these patients
were randomized to cilostazol (354) or pla...
Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients
...id beating of the heart's main pumping chambers in patients
who have been hospitalized for a heart attack. Thi... between depression and ventricular tachycardia in patients
who were relatively healthy and that the risk of ventricular tachycardia increased with increased le...
New treatment options for some difficult cancers improve survival and quality of life
... can improve survival rates and quality of life in patients
with several cancers that historically have a poor...dominal wall -- is a very common cause of death in patients
with cancers in the abdomen. Surgery alone has proven to have limited effectiveness, as has radiatio...
Jefferson Lab medical imager spots breast cancer
...archers, the unit imaged 18 malignant tumors in 23 patients
receiving additional screening due to suspicious m...en says. For the study, Duke physicians recruited patients
with suspicious mammograms who were scheduled for biopsies. "We recruited 23 patients
that had 23 le...
Columbia researchers receive $3 million to combat genetic killer of infants & toddlers
... rapidly advance our research and clinical care to patients
with SMA. " Key Columbia faculty members who have ...the next step toward bringing new therapies to SMA patients
through clinical trials. Dr. De Vivo is leading a multi-center network of investigators the Pediat...
Hopkins convenes 'consensus' conference to develop blueprint for nationwide matching program
...rogram. Paired kidney exchanges provide organs to patients
who have a willing, designated donor who is incomp...imultaneously. "The shortage of donor kidneys for patients
who need kidney transplantation is a national public health problem," says conference organizer Robe...
The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee
...ciate ligament tears among middle-aged and elderly patients
with symptomatic OA, as well as the effect of such...r in knee OA. The study focused on 360 patients
with advanced, painful knee OA, recruited through the cooperation of Boston University Medical Cente...
Some HIV patients at risk of exhausting treatment options
A small but growing proportion of HIV infected patients
in the United Kingdom may be in danger of exhausti... health of individuals infected with HIV. But some patients
experience problems while receiving HAART and may have to switch drugs on one or more occasions, rai...
Heart surgeons publish death rates
...y into child heart surgery deaths recommended that patients
must be able to see information about the relative... England collected and analysed mortality data for patients
undergoing two types of heart operation (coronary artery surgery or aortic valve replacement) for th...
HIV testing should no longer be accorded any special status
...conventional voluntary counselling and testing, as patients
at risk of cancer do not receive voluntary counselling and testing before chest x rays, or patients
with chest infections do not receive voluntary counselling and testing before investigations are car...
Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS
...care systems, which enabledoctors to interact with patients
many miles away via video, digital imaging and ele...ity. Telemedicine lets doctors deal remotely with patients
over a live video-conferencing link where a face-to-face consultation may be difficult or time-wasti...
Inflammation elevates risk of cardiac death in rheumatoid arthritis patients
... for the increased risk of cardiovascular death in patients
with the disease. "We believe that inflammation i... of Health Sciences Research. Rheumatoid arthritis patients
have a significantly increased risk of dying of a heart condition if they have swelling in the large...
Honorary doctors, 2005
...se of a surgical robot, which allowed surgeons and patients
alike to benefit from this access to hypermodern medical technology. The robot has enabled surgeons at Karolinska Institutet to develop pioneering keyhole methods for surgical interventions on the prostate and the bladder, and is considerably less un...
MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients
... setting - the setting in which most breast cancer patients
are diagnosed and treated," said Jonathan I. Wiene...D, lead author of the study. The study included 65 patients
who had "highly suspicious" findings on mammography or sonography and were believed to be candidates...
MRI better than current standard in assessing neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer
More breast cancer patients
with large palpable tumors are now undergoing chem...ndard in the past," she said. For the study, 31 patients
prospectively underwent clinical examination, mammography, sonography and an MRI examination before,...
Orthodontists must brace against back pain
...tudy showed that orthodontists treat an average 70 patients
per day with the help of up to five assistants. The body stress was induced by long periods of sitting (about 70 per cent of their workday), with 90 per cent of the strain coming from the tasks of applying, removing or adjusting braces. The research...
York study tests enhanced care for depression patients
...Professor Richards added: "Case managers will help patients
to manage their medication and give low-intensity ...contact will allow case managers to deal with more patients
as well as being less burdensome for patients. Each telephone consultation is likely to last 15 minu...
Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm
...has been a search for a marker that would identify patients
with rupture-prone aneurysms for a very long time ... unexpectedly -- and when it does at least half of patients
die or suffer long-term disability. That's why our results suggesting that we may have found such a ...
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