Tag: "vascular" at medical news
Is there a relationship between repeated pregnancies and increased cardiovascular disease?
...ted pregnancies are associated with degradation of vascular
elastic tissue and an increase in the incidence of...osis of the aorta, and of the mesenteric and renal vascular
beds. It has also been reported that repeated pregnancies attenuate the production of nitric oxide i...
UCSD researchers determine fibrin depletion decreases multiple sclerosis symptoms
...ultiple sclerosis is a nervous system disease with vascular
damage, resulting from the leakage of blood proteins, including fibrin, into the brain," said the study's first author, Katerina Akassoglous, Ph.D., a UCSD School of Medicine assistant professor of pharmacology. "Our study shows that fibrin facilita...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2004 (second issue)
...pheral blood that suggested exposure causes slight vascular
inflammation. The research appears in the second issue for April 2004 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. REDUCED INFANT AIRWAY FUNCTION AND LATER WHEEZING Reduced airway fun...
First epileptic seizures in old age suggest high risk of subsequent stroke
... of exercise. Such patients should be screened for vascular
risk factors and treated appropriately. Further re...and others managing these patients to assess their vascular
risk factors, and to consider treatment to prevent stroke (and other vascular
disease). However, whe...
Atherosclerosis linked to depression in older persons
...he article, studies suggest a relationship between vascular
factors (like hardening of the arteries or calcium deposits in the blood vessels) and late-life depression. A theory has been put forward that atherosclerosis may have an effect on the brain leading to depression later in life. Henning Tiemeier, M...
Exercise is key to reversing obesity-related heart risk in children
..."We were surprised that the children had developed vascular
abnormalities at such a young age and by how read...'s reactivity. A less-reactive artery is a sign of vascular
damage and an early feature of atherosclerosis, the disease process that underlies heart disease and...
Researchers say stenting the best treatment for blocked leg arteries
...gy. Lower-extremity ischemia, a type of peripheral vascular
disease (PVD), occurs when arteries in the abdomen...iable treatment option for this type of peripheral vascular
disease." Dr. Murphy and a team of researchers reviewed the records of 365 patients suffering from c...
Chemists seek light-activated glue for vascular repair
... are creating biocompatible adhesives for use with vascular
tissue that will speed the process of mending tiss...possible for surgeons to splice, reattach, or mend vascular
tissue by applying a biopolymer coating and activating it with light, such as a laser, explains Timo...
AIUM to host 2004 annual convention June 19-22, in Phoenix, Arizona
...-on scanning courses including musculoskeletal and vascular
ultrasound. The 2004 preconvention program, which will take place the Saturday and Sunday before the convention, June 19 and 20, will feature five different courses: Evidence-Based Obstetric Ultrasound; Vascular Ultrasound: Where Does It Fit In D...
Key to proper blood vessel growth in eye and ear discovered
...he best-known blood vessel growth signal, VEGF, or vascular
endothelial growth factor, is being tested as a treatment for peripheral vascular
disease in the legs and to restore blood flow to damaged heart muscle. But giving such a powerful ge...
HIV-infected have thicker carotid artery wallspredictor of heart attack & stroke
...ndicates that these patients could experience more vascular
events in the future. Our primary motivation for starting a cardiac specialty clinic was to address cardiac issues and risk factors in HIV patients and to try and prevent cardiac complications before they occur," said Hsue....
A new hypothesis about Alzheimer's disease
...with atherosclerosis. (Atherosclerosis is a common vascular
disease that increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes and is characterized by a hardening of the arteries over time due to deposits of fibrous tissue, calcium, fat, cholesterol, proteins, cells, and other materials on the inner "endothelial" w...
New research shows rural South Africa faces stroke crisis similar to affluent western countries
...rgent adaptation to control the coming epidemic of vascular
disease, reveals a new report "Prevalence of Strok... HIV/ AIDS, and it now faces a looming epidemic of vascular
disease. Left unchecked the impact could be massive." Stroke is a leading world-wide killer that now...
Ovarian tissue storage and later transplant shows promise for women infertile from cancer therapy
...g a normal child. Whole-ovary freezing that allows vascular
reanastomosis and more in-vitro work, including embryonic stem-cell culture, could provide alternative solutions for patients"....
Folic acid fortification may have lowered stroke deaths
... high homocysteine somehow causes an insult on the vascular
wall, weakening the vessel and making it more prone to damage. The researchers analyzed national death certificate data to assess mortality rates for cardiovascular disease and stroke in the United States among people 40 or older, from 1990 to 2001. ...
Pain medication safe and effective for the elderly
...th problems that predispose them to pain including vascular
disease, neurological degenerative conditions, shingles, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. According to the National Institutes of Health, the elderly are prescribed medications about three times more frequently than the gene...
Statins could reduce stroke risk by a third
...antial reduction in the combined risk of all major vascular
events (ie, heart attacks, strokes, and revascularisation procedures) among these patients. Rory Collins comments: "This study shows that statin therapy rapidly reduces the incidence not only of heart attacks but also of ischaemic strokes, with no...
Mouse model of neuromuscular disease identifies key player in motor neuron death
...or interfered with production of a molecule called vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF) that is important for the general health and survival of motor neurons. Interestingly, VEGF could rescue SBMA-like motor neurons grown in the laboratory. The researchers conclude that VEGF may play a pivotal role in m...
Light-sensitive gloves reduce risk of germ transfer
...fast food markets." Other medical devices, such as vascular
and urinary catheters, if made with the gas-emitting microspheres, could prevent infections that might endanger already vulnerable patients, he added. Another benefit of the chlorine dioxide-impregnated gloves (which should not cost significantly mor...
Studies focus on vascular spasm as a common cause of cardiomyopathy
...ssue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation that vascular
spasm -- a sudden, brief tightening of a blood ves...released by damaged cells in the heart can trigger vascular
spasm, which in turn leads to additional cardiac damage. This feedback loop can lead to reduced car...
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