Tag: "premature" at medical news
Worldwide approach tackles kidney disease
...per care are imperative to slow kidney failure and premature
death from complications. Recently, clear evidence-based guidelines and actual clinical practice have been proven to be the best approach to addressing the problem of inadequate care. Dr. Garabed Eknoyan, corresponding author of the paper out...
Infection, not lack of oxygen, plays larger role in premature infant brain injury
...the widespread belief among obstetricians that, in premature
infants, brain injury results from a lack of oxyge...ger role than lack of oxygen in brain injury among premature
infants," said high-risk obstetrician Ernest Graham, M.D., an assistant professor at The Johns Hopki...
Further evidence showing treatment benefits of beta interferon for MS
... of Neurology, London, UK) cautions that it may be premature
to conclude that a beneficial effect of interferon beta (or any other treatment) on global brain-atrophy itself will produce a long-term reduction in disability. Nevertheless he concludes: "The report by Filippi and colleagues is encouraging and comm...
Researcher says screenings vital to reduce stroke rate
...cer as the major cause of long-term disability and premature
death. "The heart will no longer be the cause of most sudden deaths, leaving behind an ever-growing population of the elderly disabled by stroke and vascular dementia ," writes James F. Toole, M.D., and colleagues from Wake Forest University Baptist...
UMHS researchers help hone use of substance to improve lung function in premature infants
...al intensive care unit to monitor lung function in premature
infants, University of Michigan Health System rese... used in neonatal ICU's across the country to help premature
newborns breathe more easily and comfortably. "It's a tool that is readily available. After administ...
Study lays down genetic basis for sinus disease and nasal polyps
...is used as a treatment for underdeveloped lungs in premature
babies, where it suppresses inflammation. "We were particularly surprised and excited to find low levels of this protein CC10," said senior author Bruce Bochner, M.D., professor of medicine and director of Hopkins' Division of Allergy and Clinical ...
Air rather than oxygen for babies requiring ventilation after delivery
...ted. Future trials should include and stratify for premature
infants". In an accompanying commentary (p 1293), Georg Hansmann (Stanford University, USA) concludes: "The evidence for mortality reduction with air is striking and will have widespread impact on the management and outcome of depressed newborn infan...
Texas Children's Hospital jumps up in list of 'America's Best'
...akthrough developments in the treatment of cancer, premature
infants, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, infectious diseases, pediatric neurologic diseases, diabetes, asthma, HIV/AIDS and attention-related disorders. "The high ranking of Texas Children's is a reflection of the outstanding work of our physi...
Diabetes increases deaths among people 65 and older
...ong older people, diabetes substantially increases premature
deaths, according to researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The study, published in the online edition of Annals of Epidemiology, showed that among people 65 and older, the mortality rate was 10 per cent per year in people who...
Alzheimer's pathology reduced, longevity improved in mouse model, Gladstone study shows
... synaptic damage, and also increased the number of premature
deaths in the mice. Loss of synapses and abnormal outgrowth of nerve terminals occur both in people with Alzheimer's disease and in transgenic mice producing human amyloid proteins in the brain (the model used in the study). Humans with the disease, ...
NIH launches study of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for severe, treatment-resistant lupus
...sing pain, fatigue, depression, and in some cases, premature
death. Patients who enter this study must have been treated, to no avail, with high doses of immunosuppressant drugs, which decrease immune function. Researchers believe that by combining immunosuppressant treatment with stem cell transplantation, th...
Parents' heart attack or stroke raises risk in their middle-aged children
...tes, which run in families. However, the fact that premature
cardiovascular disease in parents increased a childs risk even after accounting for these risk factors suggests that as yet unidentified genetic factors also play a role, according to study co-author Christopher ODonnell, M.D., of the National Heart,...
Who wants to talk about premature ejaculation?
... 20%-30% of men worldwide are commonly affected by premature
ejaculation (PE), yet this medical condition remai... help increase awareness of, and discussion about, premature
ejaculation, and reduce the stigma associated with it, the SMSNA has established a Scientific Workin...
Enzyme prevents lung damage in premature infants
...e inflammation that causes chronic lung disease in premature
infants, according to three new studies. The fi...leviate such inflammation, preserving the lungs of premature
infants, said Richard Auten, M.D., a neonatalogist and associate professor of pediatrics at Duke Uni...
Substance use, social stress compromise pregnant women's immune system
...in the immune system are an early risk factor for premature
birth and infant lung and brain injuries. Screenin... an inflammatory response in the fetus that starts premature
labor or may harm developing organs," Auten said. The researchers caution that because indi...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2004 (first issue)
...oninvasive technique that minimized lung injury to premature
baboons that are at risk of developing a serious l...chopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) that approximates the premature
infant in terms of lung development and the need for long-term ventilator support. (BPD lung injury...
Emory researcher examines effects of antiepileptic drugs on pregnant women and their offspring
...es to the fetus, fetal distress, miscarriages, and premature
labor. Patients should always talk with their doctor before becoming pregnant to discuss which treatment plan is best for them. The NEAD study will help us determine the different risks between AEDs on the market today and the safest medications to p...
Black women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have higher homocysteine levels
... of mothers and babies, and is a common reason for premature
birth, Patrick said. Researchers examined 85 white women and 78 black women who gave birth at Magee-Womens Hospital. Thirty-four white women and 26 black women had preeclampsia. The researchers found that homocysteine levels were higher in both blac...
Small uterine fibroids may be linked with increased risk of miscarriage, early study results show
...wths on pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, premature
birth and fetal growth restriction. "No studies have prospectively investigated these risks in a large cohort of women early in pregnancy where presence of fibroids was uniformly assessed using ultrasound imaging. This is the first large-scale prosp...
Day-care services could be option for pregnancy complications
...over a few hours. Similarly, patients with preterm premature
rupture of the fetal membranes can fail to manifest signs of sepsis until it is overwhelming. A larger sample might have included patients with a rapidly developing illness, for whom hospital care would have made a difference"....
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