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Serum sodium level is a major predictor of a poor prognosis for heart failure patients

...lly dangerous. Levels of serum sodium may prove a useful and easily accessible risk assessment tool in the clinical management of patients hospitalized for heart failure," says Dr. Gheorghiade. The good news is that a separate study presented Monday by Dr. Gheorghiade showed that improvement in sodium seru...

Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients

...t attack patients suggest that depression can be a useful clinical predictor of ventricular tachycardia," she said. While the researchers cannot determine whether there is a cause-and-effect relationship between depression and ventricular tachycardia, it is known that depression has been linked to activatio...

New treatment options for some difficult cancers improve survival and quality of life

... advanced ovarian cancer. The technique is also useful for tumors that have spread from the colon, rectum, stomach as well as well as mesothelioma of the abdominal cavity. Peritoneal cancer -- cancer of the lining of the abdominal wall -- is a very common cause of death in patients with cancers in the a...

CAD detects breast cancers that are most challenging to detect

...additional mammograms," Dr. Brem said. CAD is "a useful tool for the improved detection of breast cancer. Based on this study, CAD could reduce the number of missed cancers, as well as positively impact breast cancer prognosis, without increasing the patient recall rate or the physician's workload," Dr. B...

Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS

.... And there has been little investigation into how useful these systems really are to users. Professor May said: "The economic benefits have been claimed by many proponents, but in the absence of real evidence are assumed rather than actually demonstrated. "This is important, because a key policy issue in...

Exercise tolerance is good screening test for chest pain patients

...symptoms and estimates the risk of each patient is useful in determining treatment protocols and the need for additional tests. "Our strategy with exercise treadmill testing in selected patients helped us choose patients for hospital admission in a cost-effective and safe way," said Raymond Gibbons, M.D., M...

Pioneering nanosystems degree wins approval

...g tiles and siding. "Nanosystems are going to be useful in a wide variety of industries, not just so-called nanotechnology companies," Napper said. "So it's important for us to train engineers to go into not only nanotechnology, but also traditional industries such as chemical processing, oil and gas, and...

Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published

...uidelines offer several treatment options that are useful for clinicians and families." It is often necessary to use several medications in combination because these kids are very ill, often suicidal or too manic and depressed to attend school. Stabilizing their moods and allowing them to return to school ...

Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, team says

... CDI suggests that CDI-like tests could also prove useful for diagnosing other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinsons's disease and fronto-temporal dementias, all of which, like prion diseases, involve various forms of protein misprocessing. These diseases currently are diagnose...

Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases

...tions may be very different than those that may be useful in vaccination strategies," said Kaushic. "There is of course the flip side to this as well. Our studies in mice and in fact a number of clinical studies as well show that women who use Depo-provera, a progesterone based injectable contraceptive, hav...

Suicidal behaviour caused by antidepressants 'cannot be ruled out'

...te several limitations, these studies provide some useful insights for clinical practice, write experts in an accompanying editorial. For instance, they should make doctors aware that SSRIs and tricyclics may induce or worsen suicidal behaviour during the early phases of treatment and encourage them to moni...

Drugs aid weight loss among type 2 diabetes patients

...ociation in 2002 say that weight loss drugs may be useful in treating obesity among type 2 diabetes patients, but also note that "these drugs work best in conjunction with lifestyle strategies" such as low fat diets and increased exercise. Norris and colleagues say more research is needed to find out whethe...

New study tests amitriptyline for painful bladder syndrome

...ily used for depression, the way it works makes it useful for treating the pain of fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and other chronic pain syndromes. Prior small studies in IC suggested the drug may be a wise choice for this syndrome as well, because it blocks nerve signals that trigger pain and may also d...

Radiologists offer non-surgical treatment for early-stage liver cancer

...atment for inoperable liver cancer and may also be useful as a bridge to liver transplantation. RF ablation is a minimally invasive procedure where an interventional radiologist uses an image-guided electrode needle to deliver heat directly to tumors, in effect "cooking" them. Dr. Lencioni and colleagues p...

New test improves detection of bladder cancer

...n 79 patients. "We found that the NMP22 test is a useful adjunctive tool in the evaluation of patients at r...re assay. "In conclusion, the NMP22 assay may be a useful adjunct to cystoscopy for diagnosing bladder cancer. Studies in different patient populations are ne...

Uric acid may help reduce effects of spinal cord injury, Jefferson researchers find

...rite's effects," Dr. Hooper says. "It's incredibly useful in preventing the damage related to peroxynitrite as a toxic molecule. More importantly, it stops the secondary injury cascade by preventing the neutrophils from getting into spinal cord tissues through the blood-brain barrier." Dr. Hooper and his co...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

... Recent studies have revealed that the LVAD may be useful as long-term therapy for heart failure, rather than just a temporary bridge to transplantation. Results rank among nation's best Since April, the hospital's risk of death for coronary artery bypass, and first time aortic and mitral valve surgery...

Over prescribing causing high rates of antibiotic resistance in south and east Europe

...-organisms). The authors believe the data will be useful for assessing public health strategies that aim to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and resistance levels. In the article they write that the differences in antibiotic use between countries might be explained by variations in incidence of communit...

Trial reveals safer and simpler approach to treating children with cystic fibrosis

...udes: " Smyth and colleagues' report provides some useful insights into the safety and efficacy of once-daily administration of aminoglycosides in patients with cystic fibrosis. However, we need larger and longer studies that include adequate numbers of children and adults. Future studies should evaluate ph...

Newly identified gene cluster on mouse X chromosome provides insights into fertility

... by the notion that these Rhox genes also might be useful tools for developing new contraceptive methods - either in men or women." Wilkinson earlier had discovered the founding member of this Rhox gene cluster, the Pem gene - now called Rhox5 - which, while normally restricted in expression to reproductive...

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