Tag: "vascular" at medical news
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
... higher phosphorous levels were directly linked to vascular
calcification, a stiffening of the smooth muscle c...d normal phosphorous levels and decreased signs of vascular
calcification. "We already have treatments available that can control phosphorous levels in the bloo...
Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development
...oma tumors, inhibiting V599EB-Raf activity reduced vascular
development, which is essential for tumor growth. Without vascular
support the tumors remained the same size. This process occurs by reducing the secretion of VEGF, a ...
Red wine protects the heart
...Bauer Sumpio, M.D., professor and section chief of vascular
surgery in the Department of Surgery. "There are probably several mechanisms of protection from a cardiovascular viewpoint." He said researchers have been trying to pinpoint why red wine has a cardiovascular protective effect ever since the discover...
Vitamin E may not prevent cancer or cardiovascular events, but may increase risk for heart failure
..., and included patients at least 55 years old with vascular
disease or diabetes mellitus. This trial was exten... E supplements should not be used in patients with vascular
disease or diabetes mellitus," the authors write. "Our study also has wider implications. There is a...
Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
...-reactive protein (CRP)." "Considering the use for vascular
risk assessment in practice, the cost of leukocyte...t determination is lower compared with other novel vascular
risk markers under current consideration," Cushman writes. "One must also consider other costs of sc...
Bevacizumab combined with chemotherapy prolongs survival for some patients with advanced lung cancer
...nal antibody**, is designed to bind to and inhibit vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF). VEGF is a protein that plays a critical role in tumor angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels to the tumor. "This trial represents another step in a series of recent important advances in treatment for pat...
Laughter helps blood vessels function better
...laughter on a daily basis is probably good for the vascular
system." Dr. Miller says this study was not able to determine the source of laughter's benefit. "Does it come from the movement of the diaphragm muscles as you chuckle or guffaw, or does it come from a chemical release triggered by laughter, such ...
Researchers discover link between insulin and Alzheimer's
... or absence of superimposed Alzheimer's Disease or vascular
Study finds drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis
...cess called in-stent restenosis (ISR). At present, vascular
brachytherapy (catheter-based delivery of intracor...osis, fared at least as well as those treated with vascular
brachytherapy (VB). Moreover, the patients who received the drug eluting stent had fewer cardiac eve...
Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia
...iagnostic significance." The proteins studied were vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF), placental growth factor (PlGF), and their soluble VEGF receptor (sFlt1). The ratio of sFlt1 and PlGF had a high sensitivity (88 percent) and specificity (100 percent) for identifying severe preeclampsia, and was more...
Jefferson scientists uncover potential trigger of diabetic kidney disease
...me evidence showing that CD36 might be involved in vascular
damage in diabetes and lead to atherosclerosis. It might play an important role not only in the kidney but in the vasculature and in the development of atherosclerosis. Dr. Sharma currently is conducting a study to evaluate how a new medicine may red...
Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester
...urrently underway at the University to investigate vascular
abnormalities to the kidneys in patients with renal disease. The scanner, which has been manufactured by Philips Medical Systems and features a 5.5 tonne magnet, will be launched by Professor Colin Blakemore, Chief Executive of the Medical Research C...
Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots
.... Walter L. Pipkin, former MCG general surgery and vascular
surgery fellow who is now a pediatric vascular
surgery fellow at the University of Alabama; James H. Corley, nuclear pharmacist and associate profe...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
...combines the areas of cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular
surgery, cardiovascular anesthesiology and radiolo...iology outpatient visits 10 percent increase in vascular
surgeries "People in Chicago should know that we already have the infrastructure in place to manage ...
Leadership gift from Sulpizio Family for new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center at UCSD
...care and clinical research activities in heart and vascular
disease and stroke management. Rich Sulpizio is chairman of the UCSD Cardiovascular Center Board of Directors. This long-term gift contributes to a multi-year fund-raising initiative for the UCSD Cardiovascular Center. To date, $30 million has been r...
New surgical procedure could save millions
...vocal nodules, polyps, cysts, granulomas, and even vascular
lesions. For her alone, Koufman said, that represents hundreds of patients a year. It may eventually be used to treat laryngeal cancer as well. "We now have the right set of surgical tools to aggressively do unsedated, in-office, laser surgery," sa...
Full-body MRI shows promise for screening, but should stay in research area for now, study says
... of atherosclerotic disease and 12% had peripheral vascular
disease. Twelve colon polyps, nine pulmonary lesions, two cerebral infarctions and one myocardial infarction were also discovered. In addition, 29% of the examinations revealed relevant additional findings in nontargeted organs. Full-body MRI focuses...
Cardiac imaging is underused in women to diagnose disease
...o fully appreciate how women's hormones affect the vascular
system and test results. Jennifer H. Mieres, M.D., chair of the committee that wrote the new statement, said that women should not be assessed with a "what's good for the goose is good for gander" approach to non-invasive testing. The latest data fr...
Problems in the bedroom can indicate heart problems
...tected cardiovascular risk factors and subclinical vascular
disease. African American men are 20% more likely...complication to heart disease, diabetes, and other vascular
illnesses, key findings in various clinical research studies have shown that ED was often present pr...
Association of herpesvirus with lung disorder questioned
...pulmonary hypertension is characterized in part by vascular
lesions in the lung, and may lead to heart failure. Some cases are associated with genetic susceptibility, the investigators noted, but the pathogenesis of most cases is not known. Dr. Katano and colleagues conducted their research using a design sim...
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