Tag: "attack" at medical news
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
... years reduced the risk of a first nonlethal heart attack
by 37 percent and risk of a first nonfatal or fatal stroke by 24 percent, regardless of their cholesterol or glucose levels. That is significant, since people with diabetes are two to four times more likely than others to have a coronary event even ...
Top anti-arthritis drugs cause skin disease
...revealed that it poses a significant risk of heart attack
and stroke. Similar findings were reported for other cox-2 inhibitors, although they are still on the market. This study shows that another family of anti-arthritis drugs, Tumour Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-alpha) blocking agents, trigger skin conditi...
Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men
...hlamydia pneumoniae may increase the risk of heart attack
in young men, according to an article in the April... Past studies of C. pneumoniae's relation to heart attack
have had conflicting results--some show an association between the bacterial infection and heart att...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
Female heart attack
patients undergoing angioplasty have a higher risk...y of stents compared to angioplasty alone in heart attack
patients. In angioplasty, a small balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into a blocked artery, and t...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
...em will recognize the donated lungs as foreign and attack
the transplanted organ. Within the first three months, patients are at highest risk of acute rejection. However, as the patient moves out in time, the primary cause of death in up to 76 percent of cases is chronic rejection, which usually manifests a...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
....C. The deaths or clinical complications in heart attack
patients given potent drugs to re-open clogged art...hree patients rushed to emergency rooms with heart attack
symptoms do not receive these potentially life-saving drugs. One reason cited for this under-usage i...
Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors
...g occurs in about 5 percent of patients with heart attack
who receive a certain blood clot dissolving therapy, patient-related factors appear to be more responsible for adverse outcomes, not dosing errors, according to a study in the April 13 issue of JAMA. Several studies have reported higher death, stroke...
Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms
...ften becomes distended and misshapen after a heart attack
or infection attacks the heart muscle. Nearly 5 million Americans have congestive heart failure, and the number is expected to climb. "Congestive heart failure is a ventricular disease, but previous efforts to reshape the ventricle by repairing the m...
Ovary removal elevates risk for Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism
...to a role for estrogen in defending the brain from attack
as a woman ages. "We conducted a previous study suggesting that hysterectomy, that is, removing the uterus, and younger age at menopause are related to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease," says Dr. Rocca. "These findings suggested that the estr...
Obesity linked to risk of severe headaches
...30,850 people who had at least one severe headache attack
in the previous year and took weight and height assessments. Participants were categorized into four body mass index types: underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese. A fifth group of morbidly obese individuals was also analyzed. Results indi...
Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men
...n women, 1.7 percent in men. Similarly, the heart attack
rates were also comparably low - 2.7 percent in women, 3.8 percent in men....
Melbourne researchers develop safer and more effective 'aspirin'
...sing blood clots and has fewer side effects. Heart attack
and stroke are the leading cause of death and disa...ay prove to be vitally important in treating heart attack
and stroke patients by stopping formation of the problem-causing blood clots without causing excessi...
Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study
.... "As we point out in our paper, a serious anthrax attack
could be catastrophic." If inhalational anthrax is..., they simulated a large-scale aerosolized anthrax attack
over a U.S. metropolitan area. They then developed a decision model to compare costs, harms and bene...
Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists
...ly within the first hour from the onset of a heart attack
an effective dose of streptokinase can cut the risk of dying by over a quarter. A heart attack
can strike suddenly, unpredictably, indiscriminately, in one's own country or when travelling abroad...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 19, 2005
... the best strategy to handle a large-scale anthrax attack
on a mid-sized U.S. city suggests that post-attack vaccination plus antibiotic therapy is the most effective and least expensive strategy (Article, p. 601). An editorialist finds the analysis limited because it fails to consider factors such as socia...
Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death
... of heart function that often begins after a heart attack
weakens the heart muscle. Hospitalizations for acutely decompensated heart failure cost Medicare $3.6 billion in 1999. Typically, patients are hospitalized with organ congestion, an indicator that there is excess fluid present. Symptoms can include ...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...kly for a year does not reduce the risk of a heart attack
or other cardiac event for patients with stable co...an antibiotic in order to reduce the risk of heart attack
or improve overall cardiac outcomes. ACES researchers randomly assigned 4,012 men and women to recei...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...y for one year does not reduce the risk of a heart attack
or other cardiac event for patients with stable co...th antibiotic in order to reduce the risk of heart attack
or improve overall cardiac outcomes," said NHLBI Director Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. "We must continu...
Used in a new way, RNA interference permanently silences key breast cancer gene
... interfere with the ability of key immune cells to attack
a growing tumor. Investigators used the lentivirus to permanently insert the RNAi into the genome of the cancer cell. After a single exposure of this delivery system, they found 75 percent of laboratory breast cancer cells stopped expressing the STAT...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
... This molecule may stimulate other immune cells to attack
the neuron. Understanding this important step may help design therapies to block it. [S12.004] Meanwhile, researchers from the United Kingdom discovered that in neurons from a mouse model, the number of mitochondria is increased, and the mitochondria...
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