Tag: "salvage" at medical news
Natural Estrogens May Help Protect Women From Brain Damage During Stroke
...sculareffects, all of whichcould contribute to the salvage
of brain tissue during episodes of inadequateblood flow," she says. Ongoing studies suggest that estrogen supplements would have similareffects, she says. The study's other authors were Nabil J. Alkayed, M.D., Ph.D.; IzumiHarukuni, M.D.; ...
Outbreak of foodborne botulism traced from food sold at Texas salvage store
stores offer discounted prices on household goods, salvage
food shoppers may be getting more than they bargained for in the long run. An article published in t...
Stroke treatment may come from physiological determinations not time frame, says Pitt
...ittsburgh. "The goal in acute stroke therapy is to salvage
the penumbra, or brain tissue that is threatened to progress to irreversible damage, but is not irreversibly compromised at the time of treatment. We measured the amount of already dead brain tissue, ischemic core, and the threatened brain tissue, th...
Pfizer's VFEND(R) receives FDA approval for treatment of esophageal candidiasis
...mary treatment of acute invasive aspergillosis and salvage
therapy for rare but serious fungal infections caused by the pathogens Scedosporium apiospermum and Fusarium spp. VFEND can be administered both orally and intravenously. Pfizer is continuing to study VFEND for the treatment of serious fungal infec...
Eye disease may cause sleep disorders
...ight argue that there is little merit in trying to salvage
already bad vision, this present clinical study confirms what we already suspected from basic science investigations. That is, even rudimentary vision is a required substrate for human health and longevity. Vision helps entrain the neuroendocrine con...
Cooling helmets may provide innovative stroke treatment
...val time. Then, when we open the artery, we could salvage
much more brain tissue and hopefully avoid adverse neurological effects," Wang said."Rapid and selective brain cooling is a simple but elegant strategy that has been shown to limit injury in stroke, brain trauma and cardiac arrest," said Vinay Nadkar...
Radiation therapy effective for some patients with recurrent cancer after radical prostatectomy
...conducted a multicenter analysis of the outcome of salvage
radiotherapy in a group of patients with recurrenc...1 patients at 5 U.S. academic centers who received salvage
radiotherapy between June 1987 and November 2002 for detectable and increasing prostate-specific ant...
Other highlights in the April 7 JNCI
...ponse of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels to salvage
hormonal therapy can serve as an intermediate end ...in almost all patients following the initiation of salvage
hormonal therapy; however, the rates of the rise prior to therapy and the subsequent decline followi...
Even drug-resistant HIV infection responds to right treatment
...indings show it is possible to create an effective salvage
therapy using such technological tools as genotype testing in conjunction with web-based algorithms to find the most appropriate treatment for each individual patient, as long as the treatments are initiated in a controlled setting to ensure that eve...
Pfizer's VFEND (R) as effective in treating Candidemia as two-drug standard of care, study shows
... the treatment of acute invasive aspergillosis and salvage
therapy for rare but serious fungal infections caused by the pathogens Scedosporium apospermum and Fusarium species. In 2003, VFEND received an additional U.S. indication for use in esophageal candidiasis infections. In Europe, VFEND...
Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies
...Endovascular surgery for aortic aneurysms and limb salvage
Lower extremity bypass procedures Uncommon mesenteric and upper extremity revascularization Supraaortic trunk revascularization Cardiology Primary and secondary prevention Advanced diagnostic testing including echocardiography, nu...
'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI
...f 3.6 hours would be unlikely to affect myocardial salvage
or survival." (JAMA. 2005;293:1063-1072. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com ) Editor's Note: This study was funded by Medtronic Corp, Santa Rosa, Calif. Dr. Stone has served as a consultant for Medtronic Inc; co-authors Drs. Kalynych and Dulas own ...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...nting 3-12 hours after the onset of chest pain, to salvage
myocardium as well as preventing stroke. 12. At present, there is no evidence to recommend facilitated PCI. 13. After successful thrombolysis, to improve patient outcome, the use of routine coronary angiography within 24 hours and PCI (if applicabl...