Tag: "after" at medical news
A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
Performing cardiac CTA after
coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) can reveal u...cardiac surgery patients who are often immobilized after
their procedure might have these problems; but this connection is certainly not well known in the ra...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
... reach what are considered to be protective levels after
receiving the vaccination. On average, he said, ...d specifically, efficacy of the influenza vaccine, after
learning that another study had indicated improvement in immune response to the virus that causes sh...
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
.... Oral delivery of antisense has long been sought after
since it is expected to improve patient compliance because daily injections wont be needed. People with myasthenia gravis have increased fatigue and reduced strength in their voluntary muscles. Symptoms may also include a drooping eyelid, double vi...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...entered the hospital, and they were assessed again after
28 days and one and two years. Fifty-eight perce... A total of 27 patients (33 percent) were alive after
one year and 24 (29 percent) were alive after
two years. Functional outcome at one year revealed tha...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...performed at the beginning of the study, and again after
five, nine, 13, 26, 38 and 50 weeks. BHT-3009 was ...patients who voluntarily underwent lumbar puncture after
completing the course of BHT-3009. Atorvastatin did not appear to provide additional benefit. Ther...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
... as filtration surgery. All patients had a low IOP after
surgery (below 18 milligrams of mercury). Measurem...average IOP, and their visual fields were the same after
three months. However, after
the last follow-up examination13 years laterthe visual field was signif...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...e than one-half of the population will be diabetic after
10 years. With all the adverse health effects of diabetes, this is a hugely important issue for middle-aged African-Americans. Although we did not have the opportunity to conduct similar research in other cities with large numbers of urban African-...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...ikely to be overweight or smoke cigarettes. Even after
diagnosis, people with less education had more difficulty successfully managing the complex regimes of medicines and making the lifestyle changes needed to reduce the consequences of the illness, according to the study. Smith said one troubling fin...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...raphy was used to assess apnea severity before and after
diuretic treatment. After 3 days, researchers found significant improvement in sleep-disordered breathing and an increase in upper airway caliber. They also reported a substantial decrease in patients body weight and blood pressure. This study appear...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...tween WHR and arterial plaque remained strong even after
other risk factors, such as blood pressure, diabetes, age, smoking and high cholesterol levels were taken into account. Middle-aged spread is not healthy, Dr. de Lemos said. We dont have to clean our plates. Its better to throw food out than add i...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...sthma, spirometry must be measured both before and after
administration of medication that dilates the airways, Dr. Han explained. As such, if COPD is suspected, initial spirometric testing should include bronchodilator testing too, in order for that patient to receive a truly diagnostic test. In additio...
Stomach cancer rate set to fall further 25 percent over next decade
...metaplasia and atrophic gastritis was even sharper after
1996, the figures showed. On the basis of these trends, the authors calculate that new cases of gastric cancer will fall by at least 24% over the next decade in the West, without the need for treatment. The authors say that the fall in the number...
Disability payments may spur drug abuse
...the increase in hospital admissions begins shortly after
the checks arrive. SSI aid arrives on the first of the month and hospital admissions begin rising on the second while DI aid arrives on the third of the month and the admissions surge begins on the fourth, says lead author, Carlos Dobkin, PhD, with t...
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
... the treatment of type 2 diabetes, came under fire after
an article published online May 21 by the New England Journal of Medicine linked it to significantly increased risk of heart attack and cardiovascular death. That article was based on a meta-analysis conducted by Dr. Steven Nissen and Kathy Wolski ...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
...oned so they look good! About five to 10 minutes after
class each woman filled out the Exercise-Induced F...ory. This questionnaire measures how someone feels after
exercising, whether revitalized, physically exhausted, tranquil, etc. The women also answered questi...
Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...ers). If this opening doesnt close naturally soon after
the birth, the hole is called PFO. Furthermore, migraine has long been regarded as a risk factor for ischemic stroke (stroke caused by a blot clot blocking blood flow to the brain). Few prior studies have addressed the different potential reasons ...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
... the frequency of anaemia decreased from 27% to 9% after
a powdered milk fortification programme. However, while fortification is common and has proven benefits, loss of iron from both wheat and rice during the milling process means that keeping the levels of iron acceptable (40mg/kg) is difficult. This...
A woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments
...voices with her own speech impairments in her head after
a bicycle accident is examined in a Case Report in...vious medical history, was brought to the hospital after
falling from her bicycle and hitting her head and having a brain bleed, causing her to lose consciou...
Hormone regulates fondness for food
...were hungry (following an overnight fast) but also after
theyd just eaten. After treatment with leptin, the response in these patients normalised so that the nucleus accumbens was activated predominantly by foods they liked and only when they had had nothing to eat overnight and were hungry. Taken togeth...
To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
... an ongoing study into the impact of drinking milk after
heavy weightlifting has found that milk helps exercisers burn more fat. The study by researchers at McMaster University and published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was conducted by the Department of Kinesiologys Exercise Meta...
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