Tag: "survivors" at medical news
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
... results are often collected by asking patients or survivors
to compare normal activity with what they did immediately before the heart attack. Such reports are "susceptible to memory loss, social acceptability bias and to patients' private beliefs about the causes of heart disease," the authors say. Also, so...
Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all
Only one of five cancer survivors
surveyed in a Penn State study were disabled or ou...employed. "However, there is a minority of cancer survivors
who have on-going problems and the challenge is to help them with a comprehensive range of clinical ...
Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at increased risk for bone fractures
CHICAGO Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors
may be at increased risk for fractures (except for...ow bone density among postmenopausal breast cancer survivors
and accelerated bone loss after chemotherapy for breast cancer suggesting an increased risk for frac...
Women less likely to get quality heart attack care
...rom an analysis of records from 2,857 heart attack survivors
treated at Michigan hospitals before and after a major quality improvement effort took place. All were insured under Medicare. The researchers, led by a team from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, found a significant difference betwe...
Migraine-sparked vision loss may increase stroke risk in women; Migraine
...ne history and cardiac rhythm. Sixty-three stroke survivors
had experienced migraines and 33 people in the control group had experienced migraines. Contraceptive pill use, wine intake and smoking habit was not different between the groups. Analysis showed that those with migraine had 2.7 times the risk of ...
Survivors who stop taking aspirin increase risk of another stroke
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 2 Stroke survivors
who stopped taking their prescribed daily aspirin ...confirm and extend previous observations in stroke survivors
who stopped taking aspirin. Aspirin is the most often prescribed medication to prevent a recurrent ...
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
...ie. An estimated 5.4 million Americans are stroke survivors
and stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability, according to statistics compiled by the American Heart Association. The statement, issued today, and published in the online edition of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Associatio...
Brain tumor treatment can vary greatly, according to new JAMA study
... on the patient page, often refers new patients to survivors
who can help them cope with their situation. Scott Norris, a patient Chang's who lives in Phoenix, is a six-year survivor who counsels other patients, and he understands the need for educating both physicians and patients. "Doctors in community sett...
Balancing care decisions for gravely ill patients
...ctations (11 percent versus 6 percent). Nearly all survivors
were severely disabled at discharge and at one year. "Perhaps the best way to avoid vast expenditures of resources on patients very unlikely to survive is by improving communications between patients, their families and their caregivers. On occasion,...
Early surgical treatment not always necessary for patients with brain haemorrhage
...around 40%. It causes 20% of stroke cases and most survivors
are left disabled. There are two treatment options, surgery or medical treatment. In the International Surgical Trial in Intracerebral Haemorrhage (STICH) David Mendelow (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK) and colleagues assessed whether the ear...
Disaster funding needs radical reform
...perts in this week's BMJ. The pledging of $5bn for survivors
of the tsunami only three weeks after the event is an impressive expression of global concern, and is likely to meet most of the vital needs for survival. However, this response is insufficient for rehabilitation, prevention and reduction of future ...
People wounded in tsunami at risk of undetected fungal infections
...tsunami-affected regions can inform those treating survivors
who remain in the area. Dr Konecny comments: "Wou...ed areas could be good predictors of infections in survivors
because they may have greater access to advanced diagnostic services than do those who remain."...
Mental health crisis looming for tsunami survivors, warns psychologist just back from Indonesia
...ed from Indonesia warned of a new danger among the survivors
a mental health crisis. "We are seeing children petrified by seeing water in a tub or cowering when large airplanes are flying overhead because they sound like rushing water," said Randall Kyes, a research associate professor of psychology and head...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for January 2005 (first issue)
...PLASIA In a study of school-age children who were survivors
of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), the chronic l...ic oxide. The investigators studied 31 school-age survivors
of BPD, comparing their test results with 31 patients with asthma, 31 preterm children without BPD, ...
Guidelines for following pediatric cancer survivors aim to reduce medical complications
... promise of reducing illness and death among adult survivors
of childhood cancers. These guidelines, published ...of late effects that may arise in pediatric cancer survivors
years after their chemotherapy, radiation or surgical treatments. The guidelines are intended to est...
Researchers find circulating tumor cells in long-term cancer survivors
...allas have shown that some long-term breast-cancer survivors
may have innate mechanisms to keep breast cancer a... 36 study participants. Of those, 13 breast-cancer survivors
had CTCs, but the number of CTCs was low and remained low. Because CTCs are short-lived, they must ...
Little evidence that breast cancer diagnosis leads to employment discrimination, study concludes
...n based on disability or health state, some cancer survivors
have reported problems in the workplace after canc...oup comprised of 890 women who were similar to the survivors
except that they had never been diagnosed with cancer. Slightly more breast cancer survivors
Stem cell research: The new medicine of the future
... Imperial College in London and one of the longest survivors
of heart- and lung-transplant surgery in the United Kingdom. By Roger Pedersen and Julia Polak...
2004 Science-in-Society Award winners announced
...scinating subject." In interviews with experts and survivors
of an attack or other trauma, Henig examines whether drugs that block memories of a traumatic event can help people heal, or whether "editing out" horrible remembrances means losing the very experiences that make someone who they are. No award is bei...
Methylphenidate improves attention, behavior of children surviving leukemia, brain tumors
...ce some of the attention and social deficits among survivors
of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and brain tumors (BTs), the two most common forms of childhood cancer. Previous studies have shown that these children are likely to develop significant cognitive and behavioral problems compared to th...
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