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UI Researcher Determines Vital Sign Norms For Cesarean Section Procedure
...l sign benchmarks. "People talk about normal blood pressure
being 120/80 millimeters mercury, whichresults in an average blood pressure
of 100 millimeters mercury," said Dexter,the principal investigator for the analysis. "But, in women...
UF Researcher Explores Complex Relationship Between Smoking And Fertility
...o respond to a damaged placenta with the highblood pressure
characteristic of pre-eclampsia. This may 'protect' themother. But the baby is still at risk because the placenta is damaged, andthere is increased risk of pre-term birth and abruption, both of which canbe lethal to the baby." And while endom...
Study: Among Heart Failure Patients, Women Survive Twice As Long As Men
...es cuts water flow, the physician said. High blood pressure
and otherconditions that weaken heart muscle cause a related illness known asnon-ischemic heart failure. Adams and his colleagues tapped data from the Flolan InternationalRandomized Survival Trial (FIRST) to analyze and compare 331 men and 99...
New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk
...they believedeliminating the effects of high blood pressure
covers obesity, Rosamond said.They also did not study the influence of diet directly because people's reportsof what they eat often are inaccurate. Other authors of the paper include Drs. Aaron R. Folsom, Paul G.McGovern and Eyal Shahar of...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Now Offers Microwave Thermotherapy For Treatment Of Prostate Disease
... tissue is heated and eliminated,thereby relieving pressure
on the urethra and the discomfort and symptomsassociated with the pressure. Although Prostatron® therapy is not for everypatient with BPH, in carefully selected individuals, it can provide significantbenefits. Clinical trials and other studies i...
Sex And Survival: In Some Matters Of The Heart Women Have The Edge
... Nonischemic heart failure resultsfrom high blood pressure
or other factors that can weaken the heart muscle. Adams' study used data from the Flolan International Randomized SurvivalTrial (FIRST), which included 359 men and 112 women with "end-stage," or classIV, heart failure. After eliminating pat...
Advertising May Influence Physicians' Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
...their blood pressure." Hypertension or high blood pressure
affects more than 50 million Americans andis a sig... stroke. While many peoplecan control their blood pressure
through such lifestyle changes as reducingsodium intake and losing weight, some need to use medicati...
Statement from Claude Lenfant, M.D., NHLBI Director, on Trends in Hypertension
...ing declinesin the prevalence of the highest blood pressure
levels (3 and 4) down to moremoderate levels (1 and 2). High blood pressure
at stage 3 is systolic bloodpressure of 180 to 209 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure
of 110 to 119 m...
New Findings On Asthma And Breastfeeding, Obesity And Asthma And Snoring And Pre-eclampsia At ALA/ATS Meeting
...thma, obesityand asthma and snoring and high blood pressure
in pregnancy were discussed heretoday by an expert...l airway obstruction, is associated withhigh blood pressure
in pregnancy, a dangerous condition known as pre-eclampsia,according to a study presented at the con...
NHLBI Urges Americans To Take Control Of Their Hypertension
...(NHBPEP), which it coordinates. High blood pressure
affects about 50 million--or one in four--American...ure, or kidney damage. Tohelp prevent that, blood pressure
must be lowered to less than 140/90 mm Hg(millimeters of mercury). Normal blood pressure
is less th...
Circumcisions In Doctors' Offices As Safe As Those In Hospitals
... was managed by a temporary pressure
bandage. He and his colleagues also looked at the pricedifference between the office and operating room procedures. They excluded the surgeon's fee of $425 in their analysis ...
Women May React To General Anesthesia Differently Than Men
... for signs ofconsciousness by checking their blood pressure
and heart rate, and looking forsuch signs as movem... of developing such sideeffects as repressed blood pressure
from heavy sedation. Using Duke funds, the research team then re-examined the data culledfro...
Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees
... AttorneyGeneral for California, Bill Lockyer, put pressure
on companies in SiliconValley. As a result, a cancer study has now been begun by the CalifornianDepartment of Health Services. Welcome as these studies are, critics such as Ted Smith say they may betoo late for some American and Scottish work...
British Adolescents Need Government Support To Help Clean Up Their Act
... drinking is moving up the government agenda under pressure
from senior police officers. However, what is needed is a more widespread approach to tackle the general malaise, says McKee and he welcomes the move by the government's social exclusion unit to tackle the complexities derived from the interaction b...
Alga-Based Compound Promises Less Bleeding On The Battlefield
...t ability to stopbleeding is held over a wound and pressure
is applied to stop the loss of blood.The dressing alone is unreliable for hemorrhage control. Other products are presently in development by other agencies that also promotehemostasis, but they contain clot inducing proteins that are derived from hum...
Ordinary Touches Multiply Into Severe Pain For Fibromyalgia Patients
...ugmented, then something thatis innocuous, such as pressure
on the skin, can then be perceived as apainful stimulus." Jessica LeMay, one of Staud's patients, has been battling fibromyalgia since1993. The 30-year-old Lake City resident said the pain starts in one areaand usually spreads, sometimes becoming ov...
National Survey: Leg Crossing Is Taboo But Women Indulge Anyway
... your legveins up to your heart, will increase the pressure
inside your leg veins andwill distend the veins in your lower leg and ankle," said Dr. Navarro. The Venastat survey on leg crossing in America found that men are nodifferent than women when it comes to acting against their own better judgment...
Research Shows That Noncompliance Is Responsible For Half The Cases Of Nonresponse To Antihypertensive Drug Treatment
... thefailures of drug treatment to bring high blood pressure
down to normal levels. Hypertension affects on...ding cause ofheart disease and stroke. High blood pressure
can usually be controlled byvarious types of antihypertensive drugs, provided that they are taken co...
Two Beta-Blocker Drugs Equal In Treating Heart Failure
...t's workload and were developed to treathigh blood pressure
and chest pain, also have been found to be effecti...not havefluid congestion and have a systolic blood pressure
above 85 mmHg. The two drugs had parallel benefits. "However, we only can start abeta-blocker with...
Family Support A Factor In Cardiovascular Responses To Stress
...lly from their spouse - show better heart andblood pressure
responses to stress than couples whose family sup...f andto work on, especially if there's high blood pressure
or heart disease present." For the new study, published in the June issue of the Internation...
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