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Timing Of Breast Cancer Surgery Doesn't Appear To Influence Survival Anymore

...kept warmer during the operation, fewer need blood transfusions andinfection control has improved," she says. Harlap and her colleagues speculatethat any one of these changes may have benefited breast cancer patients, as theyare known to influence survival in other kinds of cancer. Some previous studies hav...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Specialist Addresses Neonatal Issues At Annual Meeting Of The Pediatric Academic Societies

...sed the significant issue ofreducing the number of transfusions in neonates. Dr. Sola also participated in a poster-session exhibit Saturday, May 1, titled:"Nitric Oxide Levels and Its Metabolites in Term Fetal Circulation: Relation tothe Presence of Labor." Nitric oxide that naturally occurs in the feto-placent...

Hepatitis-related carcinoma predicted to impact U.S. soon

... followed by theuse of intravenous drugs and blood transfusions for the treatment of depressionduring the collapsed society" after the war was over. In the United States,Mizokami says, intravenous drug use and the sharing of needles was a commonpractice from 1966 to 1970. Mizokami notes that this time difference...

Trauma patients need monitoring for infection risk

...including longer hospital stays and multiple blood transfusions and surgeries. Invasive procedures such as intubation, ventilation or catheterization also increased trauma patients' susceptibility to infection by creating sites of entry for bacteria. "We've seen a lot of progress in recent years in the treatme...

New technology tested at Stanford offers unique view inside small intestines

...-called the M2A capsule-in people who need regular transfusions due to bleeding. In a separate trial, Stanford re...the source." Often these patients must get regular transfusions to make up for the lost blood. To detect bleeding in the throat, stomach or colon, doctors us...

University of Pittsburgh transplant researchers present findings at international meeting

...and were probably more sensitized because of blood transfusions received during past open heart surgeries. In a similar study involving 75 adult lung transplant patients tested after transplantation, six of 14 (43 percent) who were ELISA positive developed persistent, acute rejection within the first 100 days of ...

Test identifies patients at risk for severe organ rejection, say Univ. of Pittsburgh researchers

...re sensitized to certain antigens because of blood transfusions received during past open-heart surgeries. In a similar study involving 75 adult lung transplant patients who underwent ELISA testing after transplantation, six of 14 (43 percent) deemed positive developed persistent, acute rejection within the firs...

Substantial increase in death rate after bypass surgery for people with anaemia

...s occurred despite these patients having had blood transfusions or the pump primed with blood preoperatively as a routine precaution. Jens Peder Bagger (one of the investigators) comments: Since correction of anaemia around the time of surgery did not improve survival rate, our findings suggest that patients who...

Cancer drug proves effective in treating sickle cell disease

...e liver, kidney and abdomen. In some severe cases, transfusions may be required because the aberrant red blood cel...ire hospitalization less frequently and need blood transfusions less often. Building on earlier clinical trials of the drug at UIC, DeSimone and his colleagues tre...

Nitric oxide crucial to respiration

... help explain why some treatments -- such as blood transfusions or drugs like erythropoietin that boost red blood ...h heart disease, may not always benefit from blood transfusions and why some may actually be hurt. Recent data has even suggested increased deaths in a subset of th...

Cord blood cells improve rats' neurological recovery from brain injury, new study finds

...d 28 days after treatment, the rats receiving cell transfusions showed greater improvements in movement, balance and reflex responses than brain-injured rats receiving a placebo or no treatment. The cord blood cells migrated to the region of the brain injury. A small portion took on the characteristics of immatu...

Eastern Washington hospitals deploy new Bridge technology to enhance patient safety

...hospitals prevent potential errors involving blood transfusions or lab specimen collection. Today, Sacred Heart announced a new contract to deploy the now thoroughly tested and proven software throughout Sacred Heart and four other PSEW facilities. "Sacred Heart was Bridge's first development partner west of the ...

Immune system supressor drug found effective in treating precancerous blood disorder

...r ability to make blood cells enough to stop blood transfusions after treatment with the immune-suppressing drug a...hers enrolled patients who were dependent on blood transfusions and studied their response to the drug, as well as long-term outcome. The advantage of the ATG trea...

Anemia drug reduces transfusions and chemotherapy-related fatigue

...hemotherapy-induced anemia may require fewer blood transfusions and feel less fatigued than patients receiving a placebo, concludes a new study in the August 21 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Chemotherapy-related anemia often results from decreased production of the hormone erythropoieti...

Novel kidney transplant technique prevents rejection of donated organs

... antibodies because of previous transplants, blood transfusions or pregnancies. The Hopkins team used a blood filtering process called plasmapheresis, coupled with a drug that suppresses immune system antibodies to stop these patients from making antibodies that attack transplant organs and cause their rejection...

Clot-busting stroke therapy appears safe for menstruating women

...osis but not stroke. Of the 25, only two required transfusions and no serious health consequences occurred. "The message to doctors is based on a limited number of patients but indicates that tPA seems to be relatively safe to administer to women who are menstruating," Wein says. "Given that tPA must be given i...

A little blue and purple helps body fend off deadly parasites

...isk for the disease. It also can be transmitted by transfusions of contaminated blood. In some countries, the rate of T. cruzi contamination in blood banks often ranges higher than similar rates for the viruses that cause AIDS and hepatitis. While Chagas may be endemic to South and Central America, the problem of...

Physicians offer new solution for blood transfusions

...may offer a solution for patients opposed to blood transfusions due to religious or personal beliefs. "This was the first successful use of a human cell-free hemoglobin solution in a pediatric patient to manage life-threatening anemia due to an autoimmune disease," says Dr. Brian Kavanagh, professor of medicine a...

Drug may eliminate transfusions in patients with blood disorder

...ydroxyurea may eliminate the need for future blood transfusions in children with beta-thalassemia major, an inheri...od cells in the spleen. That patient received two transfusions preoperatively and one perioperatively. None of the original seven patients have received additiona...

Other highlights in the September 3 issue of JNCI

...uman herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) transmission from blood transfusions is approximately equivalent to the 1-year cumulati...o investigate a possible association between blood transfusions and HHV-8 seropositivity, Sam M. Mbulaiteye, M.D., of the National Cancer Institute, and colleagues ...

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