Tag: "bleeding" at medical news
Drug interactions with warfarin
...n 4,028 cases with a diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding
and 40,171 matched controls in the United Kingdom....a 46-fold increase in the rate of gastrointestinal bleeding
associated with the combined use of the anticoagulant warfarin and antiplatelet agents. This real-wo...
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
... new patient safety tool to stop moderate surgical bleeding
without some of the concerns associated with the c...possibly lead to adverse effects, including severe bleeding
and thrombosis. Due to these safety concerns, rhThrombin was developed as an alternative to bThrombi...
Warfarin better than aspirin at stroke prevention in elderly people with atrial fibrillation
...se of these drugs outweighed the increased risk of bleeding
in elderly patients. They studied 973 patients aged 75 years or over (average 81 years), all of whom had atrial fibrillation, a particular type of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Of these patients, 488 were randomised to receive warfarin and 485 to...
Stress may leave your mouth a mess
...l probing depths of one to two millimeters with no bleeding
are not a concern but probing depths of three and four millimeters may need a more in depth cleaning called scaling and root planing. Probing depths in excess of 5mm may require more advanced treatment and patients should talk to their dental specia...
Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders
... cell disease), to disorders that lead to abnormal bleeding
and clotting, to malignant disorders such as leukemia and lymphoma. Methods designed to enhance the purity of the blood supply in these counties will also be taught. ASH believes that by focusing on these disorders that have a profound and even de...
OHSU Cancer Institute, VA researchers find way to identify which men need a second biopsy
...Prostate biopsies can cause patient anxiety, pain, bleeding
and infection, and can lead to a significant increase in medical and non-medical costs to health care systems and patients. This study is particularly meaningful because of the large sample size of patient cases, and it is longitudinal, which mean...
World first medical treatment announced by researchers
...h is unknown. Affected patients have episodes of bleeding
in the lungs, which often need hospital admissions...bound iron in the lungs, a consequence of repeated bleeding
in the lungs, coupled with inflammation and fibrosis. Ultimately this condition is usually fatal. ...
Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury
...LOL). They also looked at other factors, including bleeding
within the spine, swelling and soft tissue injury. The results showed that severity of MSCC, bleeding
and cord swelling were key indicators of a poor prognosis after SCI. Conversely, the absence of thes...
Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery
...s, proper use of a drug called aprotinin to reduce bleeding
during heart surgery does not increase the risk of...oblemsin patients who received aprotinin to reduce bleeding
during heart bypass or valve replacement surgery. In response, the U.S. Food and Drug Administratio...
Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care
... as the intestine) and stop upper gastrointestinal bleeding
in patients when other methods had failed. They w...ant age-specific disorders, including suspected GI bleeding
(n=23), Crohn's disease (n=15), abdominal pain (n=10) and protein loss (n=8). One adult endoscopic ...
Ulcerative colitis remission rates from long-term safety study of LIALDA presented at DDW
...AI) score of ≤1, with scores of 0 for rectal bleeding
and stool frequency, a combined Physician's Global Assessment and sigmoidoscopy score of ≤1, with a sigmoidoscopy score reduction of ≥1 point from baseline and no mucosal friability. Relapse was defined as withdrawing from the study due ...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...four years. Study endpoints included diverticular bleeding
and diverticulitis. During 18 years of follow-up..., researchers identified 383 cases of diverticular bleeding
and 801 cases of diverticulitis. Among men with diverticular bleeding
no associations were observed...
'Star Trek'-type scanning may reveal genetic activity of tumors, Stanford study shows
...ach would avoid the pain and risk of infection and bleeding
from a biopsy and would not destroy tissue, so the same site could be tested again and again. At the time the project started at Stanford in 2001, the medical school was ground-zero for studies of DNA microarrays - the lab tools that can screen tho...
Clinical guidelines for blood conservation during cardiac procedures developed
...ioperative interventions that are likely to reduce bleeding
and postoperative blood transfusion. The guidelines suggest that institution-specific protocols should screen for high-risk patients, as blood conservation interventions are likely to be most productive for this high-risk subset. Some evidence-b...
Aspirin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia
...aby, having a small for gestational age infant, or bleeding
events for either the women or their babies. No particular subgroup of women was substantially more or less likely to benefit from aspirin than any other. The cause of pre-eclampsia remains unclear, although it is known that complications in the ma...
A self-fulfilling prophecy in bleeding stroke?
...uding coma score, age, gender, and the size of the bleeding
area. The study involved 270 patients who were treated for ICH at seven community hospitals in Texas over a three-year period. The fact that early limitations on patients' care were associated with such a large difference in mortality risk surpris...
High-dose anticlotting drug cuts heart attack, death risk in half
...ons during and shortly after PCI, while minimizing bleeding
and costs." Clopidogrel interferes with the acti...atistically significant increase in major or minor bleeding
(p=0.55 and p=0.98, respectively). Findings remained the same when the analysis was restricted to 7 ...
Patients with 'bleeding' strokes less likely to get prevention treatment
...ng, in particular, is a known risk factor for both bleeding
strokes and ischemic strokes. They found that 77 percent of ischemic stroke patients received cholesterol-lowering medications at discharge, compared with 67 percent of ICH patients and 62 percent of those with SAH. "It is uncertain whether prescript...
JCI table of contents: May 10, 2007
...oss of gene involved in clot formation may explain bleeding
disorder, LAD-III Patients with the syndrome leukocyte adhesion deficiency (LAD) III suffer from recurrent infections and an increased tendency to bleed. The exact defect responsible for this disease remains unclear. In a study appearing online o...
Baby aspirin better for your health, University of Kentucky study says
...llion Americans each year may be hospitalized with bleeding
complications caused by needlessly taking a daily ...de of aspirin therapy is an increased tendency for bleeding
(particulary from the GI tract). We believe the minimum effective dose should be utilized (75-81 mg)...
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