Tag: "recurrent" at medical news
African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women
...997 Caucasian patients with Stage III, Stage IV or recurrent
endometrial cancer were analyzed and compared. This analysis showed that African-American women with advanced endometrial cancer have a 25 percent greater chance of dying than Caucasian patients with the same diagnosis, even in the setting of a cont...
Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival
...ile donor age did not influence the progression of recurrent
hepatitis C, the absence of steroids and azathioprine did play a role and maintain that these associations need to be tested in a prospective randomized fashion....
Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities
...n. Each year about 700,000 Americans have a new or recurrent
stroke and nearly 40,000 more women than men die of a stroke, according to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association statistics. "Yet only one-third of women surveyed in 2003 said that they felt very well or well informed about stroke,"...
Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke
...erican counterparts, putting them at high risk for recurrent
stroke. Furthermore, the high morbidity [illness] and mortality [death] due to stroke in African-Americans should make this an increasing area of public health concern."...
New guideline tackles leading cause of mother and child death
...eline. "We cannot be complacent in the face of the recurrent
deficiencies " writes Ian Greer, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow. "The pragmatic approach of PRECOG is essential because pre-eclampsia matters."...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)
...idemiology consider it likely that there will be a recurrent
outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or other newly emerging and serious transmissible respiratory pathogens, according to the published conclusions of a workshop on the highly infectious disease. Writing in the first issue for March...
Study examines three-day antibiotic regimens for treating bladder infection in women
...titis and used follow-up to evaluate the women for recurrent
infection. Ciprofloxacin is in the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics, a potent and frequently prescribed group that has shown increasing resistance. The trial included 370 women, aged 18 to 45 years. Subjects were randomly assigned to receive amo...
Viagra used in stroke recovery study
...h year about 750,000 Americans experience a new or recurrent
stroke attack. It is the nation's third leading cause of death, ranking behind diseases of the heart and all forms of cancer. Currently, tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) is the only approved treatment for ischemic stroke the cause of more than 8...
Simpler blood thinning medication effective for preventing blood clots and stroke
...s other common therapies for preventing stroke and recurrent
blood clots, according to studies in the February ...chers found that the primary efficacy end point of recurrent
venous thromboembolism occurred in 26 and 24 patients in the ximelagatran and enoxaparin/warfarin gr...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, February 2005
...being atopic, early exposure to tobacco smoke, and recurrent
chest infections in infancy. The only differing risk factor of significance was that males were more likely to have asthma. In sharp contrast, having a higher social class at birth and atopic sensitization at 4 years were found to be the significan...
US FDA grants full approval to DOXIL(R) following submission of phase III data
...er, open-label, Phase III study, 474 patients with recurrent
epithelial ovarian cancer were randomly assigned t...er chemotherapeutic agents. In clinical studies in recurrent
ovarian cancer, the most common side effects reported with DOXIL therapy included hand-foot syndrome...
New surgical procedure could save millions
...elp prevent recurrence. This week Koufman removed recurrent
respiratory papillomas, warts that cause severe hoarseness and obstruct the trachea; left untreated, the condition can be fatal. She said that she chose a papilloma case for the trial of the new approach "because this is one of the worst growths to ...
Survivors who stop taking aspirin increase risk of another stroke
... the most often prescribed medication to prevent a recurrent
stroke or heart attack, Michel said. This study reinforces the importance of compliance with aspirin therapy in patients with symptomatic atherosclerosis, including previous stroke. Patients and physicians should be aware of a possible increased ri...
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
... An estimated 700,000 U.S. residents have a new or recurrent
stroke each year, and about 163,000 of them die. ...g exercise. This should lower the total burden of recurrent
disease and disability, he said. Similar quality improvement strategies would be applied throughout...
Progesterone therapy could prevent thousands of preterm births
... Assumptions used to estimate the impact of 17P on recurrent
preterm birth were based on criteria from the prom...today's paper estimated that in 2002, about 30,000 recurrent
preterm births occurred to women who were eligible for 17P, based on a spontaneous preterm birth rec...
Study says 43% of US adults at risk of heart disease are not utilizing aspirin therapy
...n therapy in reducing the risk of heart attack and recurrent
stroke in individuals at increased risk, there is still less than adequate utilization. While health professionals report that they are discussing aspirin's benefits with appropriate patients, not nearly enough moderate-to-high risk people are makin...
Technology that could double the effectiveness of cancer drugs studied at Yale
To identify the best treatment for recurrent
ovarian cancer, researchers at Yale School of Medi... response rate to existing drugs. In patients with recurrent
ovarian cancer, it is often difficult to select an effective treatment because the tumor develops re...
Insulin resistance intervention after stroke focus of $33 million grant
...rescribed medication, pioglitazone, for preventing recurrent
stroke and myocardial infarction among non-diabeti...l event, 16 percent of stroke patients will have a recurrent
stroke and 9 percent will have a myocardial infarction. "Prevention of further vascular events, ther...
Low-dose aspirin and stomach ulcer medications better for heart patients with GI complications
...who took clopidogrel had a 900 percent increase in recurrent
bleeding from ulcers when compared to patients who took aspirin with esomeprazole (Nexium). Dr. Cryer has been a paid consultant for McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals and TAP Pharmaceutical Products and a paid speaker for AstraZeneca, the...
If you suffer from pain, your doctor should consider it a disease
Chronic and recurrent
pain is a disease, not just a symptom, according t...ration prompting the classification of chronic and recurrent
pain as a disease in its own right. In an editorial published in the journal, Pain Practice, authors...
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