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Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs

...standard of care for thesepatients is to take them urgently to the operating room," saysOuriel. "Our results show that patients receiving urokinase canexperience success rates equivalent to that of surgery, but thefrequency and extent of open surgical procedures is reduced." More than 30 percent of patie...

Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs

...extension of this therapy to untreated patients is urgently needed," he says. Co-authors of the study, "Lipoprotein changes and reduction in the incidence of major coronary heart disease events in the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study," are Anders G. Olsson, M.D.; Ole Faergeman, M.D.; John Kjekshus, M.D...

Vinegar Offers Dependable Test For Cervical Cancer

...s. A simple screening test such as this is urgently needed, the authorssay, because only 5 percent of women in developing countries are routinelyscreened for cervical cancer compared to up to 70 percent in industrializednations. Cervical cancer -- a sexually transmitted disease caused by the humanpap...

Baby Talk: Parents Do Make A Difference, By Promoting Childhood Chatter, From Birth To Age 3

...nyone else who willlisten. At this stage, children urgently need to know, "Why?" Don't worry, Golinkoff says, the child only wants to converse, "So, don't launchinto a lecture on macroeconomics. The simplest answer will do." Since childrenthis age also must learn to use language politely, she adds, "Watch you...

New Book Looks At Those Who Examine Our Sex Lives

...ce. And they provide experts withinformation they urgently seek to understand society and develop social policy." "Kiss and Tell" takes a clear-eyed look at approximately 750 sex surveys takenover the last 100 years, paying close attention to the surveys' questions and tothe surveyors' changing concerns. Er...

Seniors need group housing, not homes

...y incoming decades, more group housing options are urgently needed in Americancommunities to minimize the inappropriate placement of older persons in nursinghomes that are too intensive and too expensive for them," he says. Chi and Laquatra analyzed data on people 65 or older in 816 metropolitancounties and 2...

New links found between an 'iron' gene mutation and increased risk for heart attack and stroke

... the body. However, he adds,that, "A consensus is urgently needed on public health recommendations. Butbased on what we know now, a strong case could be made for recommending blooddonation as a way to lower iron levels, thus lowering heart attack risk."Although the American Heart Association believes resear...

Hopkins gene therapy trial is first to activate entire human immune system against prostate cancer

... inthe United States each year. New therapies are urgently needed for theapproximately 40,000 men who die each year because their cancer has spreadbeyond the prostate to the bone marrow and other vital tissues and organs. In addition to Simons and Nelson, other participants in this study includedBahar Mikha...

Harvard Med. School report warns of world health threat

...action and a massive infusion of new resources are urgently needed to bring this problem under control. While the report outlines an effective approach to the exploding epidemic, it also points out that without at least $1 billion in new funding for TB treatment in the immediate future, MDR-TB will spread to...

Risky sexual behaviour linked to psychiatric disorders in young adults

... of sexual medicine with mental health services is urgently needed in the treatment of young people, they conclude. In an accompanying editorial, David Bennett of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney and Adrian Bauman of the Liverpool Hospital in Sydney report similar findings and suggest tha...

Widely used anti-bacterial inhibits parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis

...iversity of Chicago. "That's good news because we urgently need new and better medicines to treat malaria and toxoplasmosis," she added. "The parasites that cause malaria are resistant to many of the available drugs, and there is no medication that affects the latent life-cycle stages of the parasite that c...

Lack of trained staff and technical support exposes patients to increased risk of cancer progression

...n treatment and exacerbate the disease of patients urgently needing treatment, a professor in radiation therapy warned today. (Wednesday 24 October) Addressing the ECCO 11 - the European Cancer Society in Lisbon, Professor Peter Levendag quoted examples from his own department of technological advances that w...

Smaller hospitals OK for heart bypass surgery - if your risk is small

...th diabetes and kidney problems who needs a bypass urgently would be high-risk. In all, 2,029 of the patients had their operations at one of 25 hospitals that did fewer than 200 bypasses in 1997, while the other 11,615 went to 31 hospitals that performed 200 or more. The study recorded how many of them died b...

Computer-assisted detection of proteomic pattern could help screening for ovarian cancer

...or the detection of early-stage ovarian cancer are urgently needed, as the disease is often detected at a late stage when 5-year survival is only around 35%. Pathological changes within the ovaries might be reflected in proteomic patterns in the blood; Emanuel F Petricoin III from the US Food and Drug Adminis...

Tackling the threat of nuclear terrorism

...would be very limited. The international community urgently needs to expand its effort to secure existing stockpiles of nuclear weapons and materials, particularly in Russia, Pakistan, and India. The efforts of the al-Qaeda network to obtain nuclear weapons or weapons grade nuclear materials are particularly ...

Medical experts unite to raise awareness of risk, threat of blood clots

...f DVT so the public can recognize the symptoms and urgently seek medical help. This is the first time that DVT has been portrayed as a true public health problem, said Victor Tapson, MD, associate professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and co-chai...

Yale-designed protocol addresses problems that are often overlooked in the elderly

...s, such as the guided geriatric care protocol, are urgently needed." The 13 targeted issues covered by the quality improvement protocol included cognitive impairment, depression, behavioral issues, mobility, incontinence, nutrition, sleep, vision, hearing, caregiver issues and social support, driving safety, ...

Stringent regulation of traditional medicines is urgently needed

... cause health problems and stringent regulation is urgently needed, according to a letter in this weeks BMJ. R...east to the standards of conventional practice, is urgently needed....

Patients needlessly suffering from chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting

...horough review of current treatment approaches are urgently needed," he concluded. The EONS is currently considering the implications of the survey and will be developing a plan of action to support its members in meeting the needs of patients uncovered by the survey. The first stage in the process will be t...

Rubber bullets not safe for crowd control

...ss force of impact than those currently in use are urgently needed for control of civil demonstrations. Meanwhile, to prevent serious blunt and penetrating injuries and fatalities, the anatomic target area should be rigorously limited to the lower limbs, and the minimum firing range should always be kept abov...

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