Tag: "closure" at medical news
The bladder does not shrink as you get older
...including bladder capacity and stability, urethral closure
pressure, voiding flow rate and detrusor contraction strength from 95 females between the ages of 22 and 90. The researchers found that while bladder and urethral function deteriorate throughout adult life, bladder capacity rarely changes. Women with...
Queen's poll - Ontarians don't want to close institutions for those with intellectual disabilities
...ttitude toward the provincial government's planned closure
of institutions for people with intellectual disab...usion. When the government announced the impending closure
of the remaining three regional institutions in September 2004, they promised $70 million to meet co...
Survey finds women suffer in silence with pelvic floor disorders
...inipramine, an anti-depressant that stimulates the closure
of the bladder neck. "When medications don't help, we first try a conservative measure: the injection of a bulking agent into the bladder neck. This is usually pretty effective. And lastly, when all else has failed, a sling is surgically inserted t...
FDA approves new indication for Topamax as initial monotherapy for adults and children with epilepsy
...s is recommended; acute myopia and secondary angle closure
glaucomapatients should seek medical attention if they experience blurred vision or ocular pain; oligohidrosis and hyperthermiaoccurs most often in hot weather and in children; cognitive/psychiatric side effects, including somnolence and fatigue, cog...
Common C-section method leads to unnecessary scars, Stanford study finds
...icult. The finding on this link between peritoneum closure
and fewer adhesions (scars that form abnormal conn...t of various parts of the procedure, including the closure
of a woman's peritoneum following delivery. When c-sections are performed, surgeons must cut through...
New non-surgical approach showing great promise in the treatment of challenging brain aneurysms
...ents, the stent-assisted coil resulted in complete closure
of the aneurysm without compromising the parent vessel at least six months after the procedure. "Our results are encouraging because they demonstrate that devices like the intracranial stent will continue to not only improve our ability to treat cha...
How can physicians assist in the investigation of bioterrorism or other biocrimes?
...ification and conviction of the attacker can bring closure
and provide a degree of security to the patient."...
UK foot and mouth epidemic was a human tragedy, not just an animal one
... and the disaster caused widespread disruption and closure
of much of the British countryside for more than a year. But because the epidemic was treated as an animal problem, little is known about the human cost of the disaster. Researchers from Lancaster University Institute for Health Research recruited ...
Government plans for NHS more aggressive than Tories ever were
...hey will result in the destabilising, and eventual closure
of hospitals, he concludes....
Breakthrough in unravelling the causes of sudden cardiac death in young people
...ch is hoped will eventually restore proper channel closure
and may help prevent SCD in susceptible individuals....
Mayo Clinic researchers find hole in heart does not make stroke inevitable
...study, the Mayo Clinic investigators indicate that closure
surgery should not be reflexive. "We now see tha...sks of closure, and the lack of guarantee that PFO closure
will prevent another stroke. The study investigators also note that two multicenter trials are unde...
Drug-eluting stents may cause allergic reactions
... events have serious consequences- including stent closure
and subsequent death," says one of the study's authors, Charles Bennett, MD, an epidemiologist and oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and professor of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bennett developed...
Free care by Florida emergency physicians climbs faster as uninsured patient visits increase
...ding on hospitals, physicians and patients and the closure
of additional emergency departments."...
Stroke risk returns when children with sickle cell disease stop transfusions
... Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recommended early closure
in late 2004 because so many children resumed thei...inical alert in December 2004 to coincide with the closure
saying the 10 percent of children with sickle cell disease who have a high stroke risk need ongoing ...
Avantogen and Innovate merge key oncology program, RP101, RP101
...ntribute to Innovate the sum of US$ 1.1 million at closure
of this transaction. The transaction will be satisfied by the issue of 32 million shares of common stock in Innovate to Avantogen Limited which will then own approximately 54% of the US listed Innovate. The transaction is subject to both Innovate and...
Global toll of glaucoma set to reach 80 million by 2020
... glaucoma, which progresses more slowly than angle closure
glaucoma. People living in Asia will account for almost half of those with glaucoma and most of those with the open angle form. Around 8.5 million people will be blind in both eyes as a result by 2010, a figure which will rise to more than 11 million...
MIST study explores link between migraines and hole in heart
...e first study to evaluate the effectiveness of PFO closure
for the sole purpose of relieving migraines. "Man...edium-to-large PFO, randomly assigning them to PFO closure
or a sham intervention. Fifteen medical centers participated in the study. PFO closure
Jefferson scientists test new device for fixing holes in hearts of young stroke patients
...ss the initial U.S. experience with the Cardia PFO closure
device for the prevention of recurrent stroke in p...fferson scientists will report that the Cardia PFO closure
device is effective in sealing PFO and appears highly effective in preventing recurrent stroke. The ...
Sleep apnea treatment benefits the heart
...e is characterized by repeated partial or complete closure
of the pharynx, gasping episodes, sleep fragmentation, and daytime sleepiness. Previous studies have shown that sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure and other cardiovascular risks, including stroke, ischemia, arrhythmias, or sudden deat...
Wake Forest physician reports first human recipients of laboratory-grown organs
...f a congenital birth defect that causes incomplete closure
of the spine. Their bladders were not pliable and the high pressures could be transmitted to their kidneys, possibly leading to kidney damage. They had urinary leakage, as frequently as every 30 minutes. The main goal of the surgery was to reduce pr...