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Minimally invasive treatment for varicose and spider veins

...ments of dermatology, interventional radiology and vascular surgery coalesce to form a Vein Program that offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of superficial venous disease. These unsightly veins are actually caused by an incompetent saphenous vein. Valves in the vein become weak and...

New data demonstrates that Benicar(R) and Benicar HCT (TM) achieve JNC 7 blood pressure goals

...ide (salt) retention, with a resultant increase in vascular water retention and blood volume, that also contributes to an elevation in blood pressure. BENICAR lowers blood pressure by blocking the angiotensin II receptor on the blood vessels and antagonizes the release of the hormone which causes salt retent...

Moderate exercise and simple dietary supplements significantly reduce risk of atherosclerosis

...ere, which together can make a difference in one's vascular health. "I would say just do it," he said. "It works in mice, it'll work in humans."...

Diabetics at significantly higher risk for Alzheimer's disease

... common age-related condition like stroke or other vascular complications. In other areas of cognition, the rate of change over the time period of the study was no different in the two groups. However, at the start of the study, the baseline cognitive function scores of people with diabetes were lower than th...

Diabetes linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's in long-term study

... common age-related condition like stroke or other vascular complications. Studies looking at pathological or brain imaging data would be needed to address these possibilities. In other areas of cognition, the rate of change over the time period of the study was no different in the two groups. However, at the...

New global trials help to make FOSRENOL(R) the most extensively studied modern phosphate binder

...f treatment for hyperphosphataemia can exacerbate vascular calcification by increasing blood calcium levels beyond acceptable levels (hypercalcaemia). In addition, calcium-based phosphate binders are associated with long-term bone problems of their own 4,5 . In contrast, a much lower incidence of hypercal...

Oxygen therapy may improve vision worsened by diabetes

...na, when faced with a decrease in oxygen, releases vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and other substances that cause retinal blood vessels to become leaky and ultimately stimulate the growth of new blood vessels. The leakage of fluid into the macula causes it to become thickened and results in vision...

Emory conference to educate health professionals about 'metabolic syndrome'

...ups in artery walls, such as stroke and peripheral vascular disease. The diagnosis of the condition is based on the presence of three or more cardiovascular disease risk factors, including increased abdominal fat, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, evidence of mild generalized inflammation, low blood levels ...

Hebrew University one of 25 institutions involved in new European Vascular Genomics Network

...ee consisting in 15 European leading scientists in vascular biology, coordinated by Dr. Alain Tedgui of Inserm, Paris. The research activities of EVGN will concentrate on three major areas of cardiovascular disease and therapy: 1. Endothelial dysfunction that plays a crucial role in the development of ather...

'Good guy' blood cells are now suspects in heart disease, diabetes

...edicine; Charles W. Francis, M.D., an authority on vascular disease and a UR professor of Medicine; graduate s...tory activity, and can be used to prevent or treat vascular disease....

Guideline evaluates use of transcranial doppler ultrasound

...brain in patients with known or suspected cerebral vascular disease in diverse clinical settings," said guideline co-author Michael A. Sloan, MD, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. The evidence showed that TCD provides valuable information in two situations: screening children age 2 to 16 with...

Obesity reversed in mice by destroying blood vessels that service fat cells

...over, the study is another proof of the concept of vascular "zip codes" which was first pioneered by Arap and ...n receptors will not damage other vital tissues or vascular systems in the context of human disease and there is much more to be learned. Other collaborating in...

MDCT angiography can replace angiography in diagnosing suspected arterial injuries

...picture; traditional angiography only demonstrates vascular anatomy and injuries to the arterial system. MDCT angiography allows the radiologist to view the area where the injury occurred from a variety of angles, potentially showing injuries other than to the blood vessels," said Dr. Stuhlfaut. "MDCT angiog...

4-MDCT 'excellent technique' for evaluating kidney donors

...nderwent 4-MDCT for preoperative work-up of kidney vascular anatomy, which is critical in the selection of both living kidney donors and the surgical technique used for removing the kidney graft. After the work-up, a total of 94 kidneys were harvested from these donors. The study found that, overall, the 4-MD...

MDCT angiography may help risk-stratify patients in danger of stroke

... for interpreting calcification of plaque in other vascular beds, such as in coronary arteries. "If calcified plaques are less prone to disruption and less likely to lead to events caused by restricted blood flow as in the carotids in our study, patients with high-grade stenosis of the coronaries, and possibl...

Alternative/supplemental breast imaging methods tested

...cterize the stage of a tumor by learning about its vascular makeup....

Controlling hormones could reduce risk of strokes in younger people

...athy) is a recently identified cause of stroke and vascular dementia. CADASIL is identified by finding mutations in a gene called Notch3, which influences how cells in blood vessels grow and develop. The research reveals blood vessels in CADASIL patients over-react to the hormone Angiotensin II, part of an i...

Severity of depressed mood affects stroke risk

...risk factors for stroke, myocardial infarction, or vascular death. The subjects in the study had a mean age of 69 years, and were 21 percent white, 24 percent black, and 52 percent Hispanic. Presence of depressed mood was determined by the question, "What has your mood been like this past week," with answers...

Northwestern Memorial tests 'pacemaker' for stomach

...l advancements in such areas as cardiothoracic and vascular care, gastroenterology, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, organ and bone marrow transplantation, and womens health. Northwestern Memorial was ranked as the nations 5th best hospital by the 2002 Consumer Checkbook survey of the nations physicians...

Mycophenolate mofetil superior to azathioprine: Slows vascular disease progression after transplant

...kening, as measured by IVUS, is a key indicator of vascular disease progression. These important data therefor...r long-term outcomes by slowing the progression of vascular disease is a significant benefit for transplant patients and the surgeons who treat them." In t...

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