Tag: "complications" at medical news
Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...earchers also found urinary incontinence rates and complications
were akin to those for cT2 prostate cancer. Some of the patients studied with cT3 prostate cancer had additional, or adjuvant, therapy after surgery, such as hormone therapy or radiotherapy. Dr. Zincke indicates that adjuvant therapy is necessary fo...
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
...herogenesis and a major cause of the microvascular complications
in diabetics. The researchers found that in addition to lowering cholesterol levels, simvastatin also appeared to prevent or reverse vascular injury by vasoprotective means. In a well-established rat model of diabetes, simvastatin protected against t...
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
...atment for their illnesses may face more expensive complications
later in life. "Yes, individuals decide whether to seek preventive health care, but policy-makers need to realize there are greater external forces, such as subsidized health care, that are influencing those decisions." Barnes' findings are based on ...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
... have possible side effects, ranging from surgical complications
to gall bladder disease and digestion difficulties...eries, so patients need to understand the risks of complications
from surgery as well as complications
further down the road, such as gall bladder disease and someti...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005
... have possible side effects, ranging from surgical complications
to gall bladder disease and digestive difficulties. The ACP guidelines estimate that the death rate from bariatric surgery, including in-hospital deaths and deaths within 30 days of discharge, range from 0.3 per 100 surgeries to as high as 1.9 per 10...
ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...ssure, in tolerability and in preventing the major complications
from high blood pressure. Across both racial subgroups, there was substantially higher risk of heart failure--37 percent--among participants taking calcium channel blockers compared with those on diuretics. When compared to ACE inhibitors, diuretics ...
ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...sure, in tolerability, and in preventing the major complications
from high blood pressure. Across both racial subgroups, there was substantially higher risk of heart failure--37 percent--among participants taking calcium channel blockers compared with those on diuretics. When compared with ACE inhibitors, diuretic...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
...ing 10 g/dL. Adverse events such as thromboembolic complications
and hypertension should be monitored."...
Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications
...lysis process, has been linked to numerous adverse complications
in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. The i... This state is strongly associated with long-term complications
such as cardiovascular disease, malnutrition, poor outcome and low survival. "It is important to p...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
.... "Reduced HRV predicts mortality and arrhythmic complications
in patients who have had a heart attack, as well as those who are considered healthy," said Dr. Holguin. "Taking a daily supplement of fish or soy oil may help reduce the risk of suffering an adverse cardiovascular event, such as arrhythmia or sudd...
Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients
...ffect therapy, such as aspirin use and the risk of complications
such as heart attack. According to researchers, t... chronic arthritis, but can cause gastrointestinal complications
such as ulcers and hemorrhages in high-risk patients. The UCLA study found that for high-risk patie...
Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease reduces uncontrolled movements
...d STN ( 89 v 62 percent). Cognitive and behavioral complications
were observed only in combination with STN stimulation." "At this point, it appears that stimulation at either STN or GPi improves off-medication motor scores and levodopa-induced dyskinesia for at least one year, and there is no clear superiority of...
Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes
...diet. These mice are, however, protected from the complications
and diseases that obesity provokes. The findings... drugs for preventing or curing diabetes and other complications
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
DURHAM, N.C. The deaths or clinical complications
in heart attack patients given potent drugs to re-open clogged arteries is more likely to be due to individual patient characteristics than to modest misdosing of the drugs, researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) have determined...
Study shows statin use before or after stroke improves recovery
...verity of the stroke which, along with post-stroke complications
and prior cerebrovascular disease, were independent predictors of an unfavorable outcome. This preliminary finding requires further research to confirm the results, according to the study authors....
Can hospital data detect poor performing doctors?
...gh values for several indicators (such as surgical complications
and long stays in hospital) because they carry out difficult operations on very ill patients, say the authors. The method therefore needs to be refined to deal with case mix variation. The authors also warn of the potential limitations of statistics,...
Tea may help prevent diabetes and cataracts
...ther biochemical pathways that accelerate diabetic complications
such as cataracts. "Most people, scientists included, believe that green tea has more health benefits than black tea," says Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a chemist at the University of Scranton (Penn.) and lead author of the paper. In combination with Vinson's ...
Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes
...ey were also acutely aware of the risk of possible complications
in later life and some expected their lives to be affected by the diagnosis for a long time. However, others felt positive and were relieved that their child was not going to die and that the diagnosis had enabled them to find a rational explanation ...
Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases
CHICAGO Risk of serious complications
and death following gastric bypass surgery for mor...erience and patient volume in reducing the rate of complications
in patients undergoing this type of surgery. Eighty-five percent of the patients were female, with a...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...ent and include others who may suffer from serious complications
of the treatment. Application of this research could increase the time window of treatment for stroke patients to greater than seven hours. This is significant because patients often don't present to hospitals until after the three-hour window has cl...
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