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Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm

...are 10 times more likely to suffer a stroke from a ruptured brain aneurysm than people who have aneurysms but ... with an approximately 10-fold increased risk of a ruptured aneurysm. If further studies validate these findings, screening for these polymorphisms could be don...

Feb. 1, 2005, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet

...between 59 percent and 83 percent of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms die before reaching the...aortic aneurysms reduces the number of deaths from ruptured aneurysm in men. 2. Study Finds One COX-2 Inhibitor Increases Risk of Heart Attack Even in People...

LA BioMed medical/research briefs January 2005

...to rupture. The overall patient mortality rate for ruptured AAA is approximately 75%, making it the thirteenth leading cause of death in the United States. In spite of the success of minimally invasive treatment of AAA, there remain 50,000 to 60,000 patients who still undergo the traditional surgery, many due...

Information fusion research simulates disasters to manage emergency response

..., he said, those secondary incidents might include ruptured gas mains, environmental contamination or widespread cholera. After an earthquake, the collapse of a highway bridge might cause a tanker truck full of chlorine to fall and rupture, spreading a toxic plume and causing a spike in respiratory casualties...

Appendix rupture in children associated with race and health insurance status

...dren and black children experience higher rates of ruptured appendixes than white children, as do uninsured or...is appendiceal (appendix) rupture. Patients with a ruptured appendix at the time of surgical exploration have as high as a 39 percent chance of having a postsur...

Aneurysm screening could save lives

...ar in England and Wales about 6,000 men die from a ruptured aortic aneurysm (caused by ballooning of the arter...lly, the cost would be less than 50m per year, and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm could become a national rarity, says a surgeon in an accompanying editoria...

Day-care services could be option for pregnancy complications

...th pregnancy complications (high blood pressure or ruptured fetal membranes) were randomly assigned day (263) or ward (132) care. There was no difference in health outcomes between the two groups and no cost saving for day-care services. However, women who had day care expressed more satisfaction than those a...

Blood test heralds speedy stroke diagnoses

... clot blocking an artery in the brain, others by a ruptured blood vessel. A quarter of people who have a stroke die, and survivors are usually left with permanent brain damage. Diagnosing a stroke is often difficult because the symptoms vary widely and resemble those of various other conditions. CT scans are...

Lack of awareness about stroke hinders use of life-saving drugs, precludes testing of new therapies

...uch procedure preempts the chance of stroke from a ruptured aneurysm using a medical device smaller than a sta...cent are known as hemorrhagic strokes caused by a ruptured blood vessel. When either form of stroke occurs, part of the brain begins to die from lack of oxygen...

Lucky number? Seven factors may increase clot buster use for stroke

...it slows or prevents the clotting needed to seal a ruptured vessel. At hospitals that met all seven criteria, patients with ischemic strokes those caused by blood clots had a 4.7 times greater chance of getting tPA. "The seven criteria influence how rapidly treatment can begin," Johnston said. Johnst...

Emory data suggest diabetics have worsening symptoms prior to acute cardiac event

...ion (NQWMI). A NQWMI is a heart attack caused by a ruptured plaque in a coronary artery and a resulting blood clot that is usually non-occlusive, typically causing less damage to the heart muscle . Levels of troponin, an enzyme found only in heart muscle tissue that can reveal heart attacks that might not sh...

Study of deadliest form of stroke demostrates much lower mortality rates at high caseload hospitals

...round the brain. The most common cause of SAH is a ruptured brain aneurysm, which is a weak spot in a brain artery that has "ballooned" out. Other origins of hemorrhagic stroke are vascular malformations, high blood pressure that leads to the rupture of a tiny artery or vein, and drugs that create a dysfunct...

Uninsured face higher death risk from aorta problems

...63 people under age 65 who had either an intact or ruptured AAA between 1995 and 2000. Thirty-six percent of A...vate insurance. When patients whose aneurysms had ruptured got help fast enough to be brought in for emergency surgery, the odds were stacked high against thei...

Endografts help prevent deaths from abdominal aortic aneurysms

NEW YORK A ruptured aneurysm in the abdominal aorta is one of the most...ular surgeons a promising alternative for treating ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. "Preliminary research shows that endografts may improve the treatment ou...

Screening men for aortic aneurysms justified

...years of age could substantially reduce death from ruptured aortic aneurysms. Rupture of an aortic aneurysm--a...eening could be effective in preventing death from ruptured aneurysms ; death rates are high at between 65 and 80%. The Multicentre Aneurysm Screening Study le...

Young blacks, Hispanics more prone to stroke than young whites

... is blocked, and hemorrhagic, which results from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain. Young men were 3.7 times more likely to have intracerebral hemorrhage than women in the same age group. They found that 38 percent of blacks who had a stroke died within 30 days, versus 16 percent of Hispanics. No white...

Brain study of back pain sufferers yields intriguing results

...e body scans showed no mechanical cause, such as a ruptured disk, for their pain. They also looked at 15 fibromyalgia patients and 15 normal control subjects. As a result, they say, the study offers the first objective method for corroborating what lower back pain patients report they feel, and what's going o...

Endovascular coils beat neurosurgery for treating brain haemorrhage

...hat patients who suffer a brain haemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm[1] have a significantly better chance of ...rgery to place a metal clip across the neck of the ruptured aneurysm and prevent further bleeding a risky invasive procedure despite advances in techniques. Re...

Endovascular coil superior to neurosurgery for treatment of brain haemorrhage

...ts presented here indicate that, for patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms suitable for both treatment...ubgroup of good-grade, anterior circulation, small ruptured saccular aneurysms, of such morphology that they would be considered a reasonable candidate for neur...

Annual study reveals 23 football players died during 2001 season

...injuries, one from a fractured neck and one from a ruptured spleen. The study also revealed six cases of permanent paralysis from neck injuries, all among high school students, and two permanent brain injuries. "Players need to be reminded often, especially by coaches, that the head has no place in football,"...

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