Tag: "catheter" at medical news
Lower doses of clot-busting drug safer for stroke patients
...ram or 1 milligram of tPA every 12 hours through a catheter
for up to four days or until the ventricles opened...rth ventricles (sites of critical importance), the catheter
can be removed sooner, greatly reducing risk of complications. Hanley said the next step will be to ...
Drug-ultrasound combination increases reopening of blocked arteries after stroke
...milligrams of additional tPA delivered through the catheter
directly to the blockage. Whenever possible, they...tem. In 18 participants, where the EKOS MicroLysus catheter
could not access the clot, a standard catheter
was used to deliver tPA to the clot site. Partial or ...
Morphine and topical anesthesia found effective in treating pain in newborn infants
...ational age, 30.6 weeks at study entry). Prior to catheter
insertion, the newborns were randomly assigned to ...esia alone or no analgesia in reducing the pain of catheter
placement, but similar in effectiveness to opioid analgesia alone. Local anesthesia alone, however, ...
Disposable catheter breakthrough, a world first
A unique low cost disposable solid-state catheter
that can measure swallowing pressure has been deve...eved to be the first of its kind in the world, the catheter
is one of the new products being developed in the emerging field of bio micro-electro-mechanical sys...
Patient safety monitoring at Hopkins Hospital finds law of unintended consequences at work
... safety experts describe how the introduction of a catheter
valve newly marketed to the hospital in April 2004...ed an investigation that identified an intravenous catheter
valve as the likely source of infection. No one at Hopkins died from the infections. Hopkins stopp...
Abdominal chemo boosts survival in ovarian cancer patients
...enously and through a spaghetti-like tube called a catheter
that was inserted directly into the abdomen. "The catheter
allows us to bathe the entire abdominal area with a high concentration of chemotherapy for a long pe...
Intraperitoneal chemotherapy administration prolongs survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer
...s, as well as management of adverse events such as catheter
obstruction, infection and bowel complications. "IP chemotherapy's success is dependent upon appropriate surgical resection, patient selection, and training of the physicians and nurses," said Dr. Walker, Chief, Section of Gynecologic Oncology, Dep...
NCI issues clinical announcement for preferred method of treatment for advanced ovarian cancer
...ments. Complications associated with the abdominal catheter
used to deliver the IP chemotherapy were the main reason only 86 of the women completed all six IP treatments. Women who received IP chemotherapy had more side effects than those treated with IV chemotherapy alone, but most side effects were temporar...
One day radiation may become an option for breast cancer patients
...s. These radiation sources are delivered through a catheter
into the breast, usually twice a day for one week. In this study, the first of its kind in the world, doctors wanted to see if it was possible to use permanent implants, like what many men receive to treat prostate cancer, to combat the cancer with ...
'Doctor Franklin's Medicine' explores founding father's vast medical legacy
...ng what might have been the first flexible urinary catheter
in the colonies. Lead poisoning: An epidemiologist at heart, Franklin observed that many patients suffering from stomach pains and other symptoms in a Paris hospital were craftsmen in trades exposed to high levels of lead: typesetters, glazers, plu...
Stress substantially slows human body's ability to heal
... experiment. Lastly, each person was fitted with a catheter
through which blood could be drawn for later analysis. During the first visit, Kiecolt-Glaser said, each spouse was asked to talk for several minutes about some characteristic or behavior which he or she would like to change. This was a supportive, ...
Antibacterial coatings cut infection rates
...which can spread from the skin to the incision for catheter
insertion, and have been known to cause anaphylactic shock resulting in death, according to Professor Griesser. Hospitals combat this problem by removing and replacing catheters at frequent intervals, and at considerable cost to the health care syste...
Emergency bypass surgery on angioplasty patients drops 90 percent
...in 1979. Coronary angioplasty involves threading a catheter
through blood vessels in order to re-open arteries that nourish the heart muscle, usually after a heart attack or severe chest pain. The procedure is an alternative to bypass surgery in which blood vessels taken from elsewhere in the body are used to...
Carotid artery stenting improves thought process
...dure, an interventional radiologist inserts a long catheter
into a tiny incision in the common femoral artery in the leg. Using an image-guidance system such as computed tomography (CT) and a guide wire, the radiologist positions the sheath at the site of the narrowing, or stenosis, in the carotid artery, exp...
Radiation treatment prolonged liver cancer patients' lives, U-M study finds
...wo weeks. The chemotherapy was delivered through a catheter
into the artery that directly feeds the liver. The treatment was developed at U-M by Theodore Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., Isadore Lampe Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology, and William Ensminger, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine. Traditio...
Connective tissue cells from lungs fused with heart muscle to form biological pacemaker
... battery must be changed periodically, a permanent catheter
tube must be implanted in the chest to allow access to the pacemaker, and diodes that carry electric current must be embedded in the heart, creating infection risks. In another experiment, led by Hopkins cardiology research fellow Yuji Kashiwakura, P...
Study shows success and less risk in treating kids with heart rhythm problems
...ent new data from a study of a treatment called RF catheter
ablation in children using a three-dimensional com...an and deliver RF treatment." RF (radiofrequency) catheter
ablation treatment uses electrical current transmitted at very high frequencies through a tiny thin ...
Heart mapping technique safely guides catheter repair of arrhythmia
...fully used a 3D map of the heart and sensor-guided catheter
to perform cardiac ablation, a mainstay treatment ...e, reconstructed 3D map. During the procedure, a catheter
containing a magnetic sensor in its tip is inserted through a vein in the dog's leg, then guided to ...
Women are receiving less aggressive treatment for chest pain and heart attacks than men, study finds
...oronary angiography, during which physicians use a catheter
to inject dye into the arteries to identify blockages. Overall, 15 percent fewer women underwent angiography, and 20 percent fewer high-risk women than high-risk men had the test. "It wasn't that once the disease was documented, physicians ignored wo...
Characteristic cardiac scar pattern predicts risk of fatal arrhythmias
...nt requires a defibrillator. In this test, a thin catheter
is inserted into the heart to try to induce an arrhythmia, something that will fail if the heart is healthy and not at risk. However, if it happens once, it is known to be two to four times more likely to happen again, he says. Twenty-six patients...
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