Tag: "risk" at medical news
American Heart Association Comment On New England Journal Of Medicine Report OnCalcium Antagonist Nisoldipine (March 5 issue)
...dent diabetes andhypertension," finds an increased risk
of fatal and non-fatal heart attacksamong individu...cting calciumantagonists have also found increased risk
of cardiovascular complications. Itwas thought that the longer-acting drugs did not pose similar ri...
Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease
...d blood vessels. In the fivepatients who only had risk
factors, but no excessive fatty buildup, theimprovement was not seen. The presence of fatty deposits in the vessels wasassociated with the success of the aspirin treatment. Aspirin blocks the formation of cyclooxygenase-dependentvasoconstric...
Could Cardiovascular Drugs Be Linked To Suicide?
(Use of calcium channel blockers and risk
of suicide: ecological findings confirmed in population based cohort study) In a study including 152 Swedish municipalities (total population of 7.3 million), Lindberg et al investigated possible associations between the use of cardiovascular drugs...
Study Finds Aspirin Does Not Prevent High-Risk Cases Of Preeclampsia
... not prevent preeclampsia in women who are at high risk
for thedisease, according to the largest, most com...of maternal-fetal medicine. "Women at high risk
of preeclampsia should not be given aspirin therapyto prevent the condition, as our study shows it d...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...touse the data to the pick the exam with the least risk
as well as providebetter information for parents f...indeed, theyare lifesaving in some cases -- so the risk
tends to be small by comparison. But no one knows precisely how much radiation children abs...
Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds
...utadolescents' cholesterol levels and reduce their risk
of developing heartdisease later in life, accordin... if we could make a difference in one of the major risk
factors for heart disease." The professor reported her team's results at a news conference t...
Effects Of 15% Oxygen On Breathing Patterns And Oxygenation In Infants
... that before widespread concern about the possible risk
flying and altitude may pose to infants, it is important to put these considerations into context. He draws upon a personal communication with British Airways who report that in 34 million passengers a year they have no reported cases of sudden in...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
...ercentof GAD patients. Buspirone doesn't carry the risk
of dependence, but many peopledon't respond to its effects. Davidson speculates that venlafaxine XR may work better than othercommonly used anti-depressants because it targets two neurotransmitter systems,serotonin and norepinephrine, rather...
BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
...mulations of cisplatin andcarboplatin have a major risk
of kidney toxicity (cisplatin), nausea andvomiting...w drugs into clinical development and to reducethe risk
of failure in clinical development. In less than 6 years, the Companyhas rapidly advanced two compo...
National Health Study Launched On The Internet
... the benefits of aspirin forreducing heart disease risk
as one example of a drug having greater benefit thanoriginally perceived. Participants who enter their data through the Internet will receive an automaticon-the-spot analysis of their diet, physical activity, and weight. They will bere-contacted eve...
First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds
...ply with maternal age. For women under age30, the risk
of conceiving a fetus with Down syndrome is less than 1 in 1,000. By age 35, the risk
is 1 in 400, by age 40, 1 in 105, and by age 49, 1 in 12. Currently, the most effective way ...
Effects Of Physical Activity On Preterm Birth
...ng, climbing stairs and walking, nearly doubledthe risk
of preterm birth for low-income women according to...heir first two trimesters had a fifty percentlower risk
of preterm delivery. Physical activity solely related to the women'sjobs did not appear to have any...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...y using estrogen alone is associatedwith increased risk
of uterine cancer.But progestins may subtract some...ity, and this was thought to be one way it lowered risk
of heart disease. But we found that there is no difference between those receiving HRT plusprogestin...
Warfarin Continues To Be Underused As Stroke Preventive
...rchambers of the heart and is the strongest common risk
factor for stroke. Byleading to the formation of blood clots that may travel to the brain, thecondition accounts for about 80,000 strokes annually. Achieving more widespreaduse of warfarin, the researchers estimate, could prevent at least 10,000 st...
Need For HIV Guidelines For Health Workers In Developing Countries
(Reducing the risk
of nosocomial HIV infection in British health work... Council in South Africa, examine the issue of the risk
of occupational HIV infection from patient to health worker in the developing world. The authors not...
Fat: It's Not For Breakfast Anymore; Study Finds Fat Linked To Clotting
...tudy to identify dietary fats that might raise the risk
of heartdisease. "Factor VIIa increases after int...ion to know if a fat-richmeal increases a person's risk
of heart disease directly, since the study onlylooked at the association between fat and factor VIIa...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
...in the two groups. The teamdid notice an increased risk
of bleeding in the urokinasegroup. The clot-b... not improve clinical outcome. Citingthe increased risk
of bleeding, he concludes, "For the timebeing, I do not regard thrombolytic therapy as first-linetre...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...atin drugs -- shown to sharply reduce heart attack risk
in individuals with elevated blood levels of chole... benefit of a 45 percent reduction in heart attack risk
was observed in those whose LDL levels dropped 24 percent. However, further reductions of up to 39 ...
Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
...e symptom and only 68percent could name one stroke risk
factor. The study, led by Arthur Pancioli,M.D., a...was that therespondents older than 75, the highest risk
group for stroke, knew the leastabout stroke. While 60 percent of the participants under age 75 cou...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...hown that warfarin can cut by two-thirds thestroke risk
in patients with atrial fibrillation who are at high risk
forstroke. However, because treatment with aspirin carries a lower risk
ofbleeding and requires les...
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