Tag: "after" at medical news
Drug-eluting stent controversy explored in the American Heart Hospital Journal
...ained through pathologic studies of patients dying after
stent implantation. These data indicate that DESs ...n (the re-healing of the inner surfaces of vessels after
stenting) and persistence of fibrin, a protein that indicates blood clotting, when compared with bar...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
...in synthesis in 10 young and 10 elderly volunteers after
eating a four-ounce serving of lean beef. By analy...s body built muscle protein. During the five hours after
the young and elderly volunteers ate the beef, both groups muscle protein synthesis increased by 50 ...
Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
...3 percent) are still alive today, 10 or more years after
undergoing the treatment. By comparison, only two percent of patients treated with oral melphalan and prednisone have survived more than 10 years. According to lead researcher, Vaishali Sanchorawala, MD, an associate professor of medicine at Bos...
Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics
...es like quarantining the sick and isolating people after
exposure to ill people would save lives during an influenza pandemic. Until now. In a study published in the Aug. 8 Journal of the American Medical Association, a team of University of Michigan medical historians and epidemiologists from the fede...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...for example, to combat severe abdominal infections after
bowel surgery. People with profoundly impaired balance need better treatment options, says Della Santina. Many cope through rehabilitation exercises or by restricting their activities, but the chronic disequilibrium and blurry vision can be disabl...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...mplications for understanding the recovery process after
sports-related concussions, said study co-author M... proxy for direct measurement of brain functioning after
concussion, Dr. Pardini added. The research project involved 28 concussed high school athletes and...
Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death
...rongly predicted the risk of death during the year after
the initial hospital visit, even among patients wh...we dont have now is information on how ST2 changes after
adequate heart failure treatment and what that tells us about patients response to therapy, Januzzi ...
In women, caffeine may protect memory
...of coffee or tea per day. The results held up even after
researchers adjusted for other factors that could affect memory abilities, such as age, education, disability, depression, high blood pressure, medications, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic illnesses. Caffeine is a psychostimulant which ap...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
...men were contacted between six weeks and 24 months after
the babys birth and asked for their height and weight before pregnancy, along with other demographic and medical information. These women were compared with 4,065 women who had babies without birth defects during the same time period. Mothers of ba...
ADHD appears to be associated with depressed dopamine activity in the brain
...th dopamine receptors. Scans were performed twice, after
injections of placebo and of methylphenidate; the participants did not know which drug they had received. Participants also were asked to report the severity of their ADHD symptoms, whether they could detect the drug, if they liked or disliked it, an...
Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements
... subjects in Athens and Columbus, Ohio, for a year after
their recovery from a back pain injury. This second piece, which will wrap up in May 2008, aims to confirm whether pain avoiders are indeed more likely to reinjure their backs. About half of the data has been collected to date, in partnership with Oh...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...platelet therapy clopidogrel for at least one year after
receiving a drug-eluting stent; highlighting the i...evention, recommendations that should be continued after
the UA/NSTEMI patient is discharged from the hospital to reduce risk of a recurrent heart attack. We...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...ant essentially allows the lungs to inflate easily after
exhalation, eliminating the work of breathing. Very premature infants produce insufficient amounts of surfactant, so any therapy that inhibited the work of surfactant would be harmful. In the study, half the infants were treated with nitric oxide ...
Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
...folded proteins are cleared from the brain shortly after
they are produced. The scientists, collaboratin...etween aluminum exposure and Alzheimer's. However, after
many years of study, no conclusive evidence links aluminum to neurodegenerative disease, which leave...
Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'
...of mothers and their infants to leave the hospital after
childbirth. The study, led by Dr. Henry Hank Bernstein M.D., Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School, and Chief of General Academic Pediatrics at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD), is known as the Life Around Newborn Discharge or...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
...haracterization Theater. This diagram is patterned after
a seating chart for a theater with space for 1,000 people. The authors darken the seats that represent the number of people who are likely to benefit from a screening test or a medication or who may be at increased risk from exposure to an environmen...
Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children
...between the intima and media. This held true even after
the researchers considered the patients gender, intima-media thickness when treatment began, and the length of statin therapy. The researchers projected that the artery wall thickening would increase 0.003 millimeters for each year that statin thera...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
...o didnt reach the hospital until six or more hours after
the start of their attack, women, people over age 75, and non-white people. The study, published in the American Journal of Medicine by a team led by cardiologists from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center and the Yale University Scho...
Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment
...n, 3 of the 10 patients were still alive two years after
the electrode therapy started. These results were ...n hour to divide were still not completely divided after
three hours of exposure to an electrical field of 200 kHz. Another group consisting of Luca Cucullo,...
Heat-related deaths in middle, high school football players spikes in 2006
...dity. Provide cold water before, during and after
practice in unlimited quantities. Provide s...astic outdoor pools filled with ice for cool-downs after
practice. Know the symptoms of heat illness: nausea, incoherence, fatigue, weakness, vomiting...
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