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Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...e study. "The highest incidence of prostate cancer death
is not reached until 11 years after treatment, so 15-year data is significant," he says. "In contrast, five-year data is less meaningful." Dr. Zincke recommends that patients with cT3 prostate cancer seek a surgeon who performs at least one prostate...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...ect of graft ischemic time on the relative risk of death
seemed to peak in the first year after transplantation, and to wear off quickly thereafter. During the study period, from January 1987 to December 1998, patient survival at the seven French transplantation centers which were involved in the study ra...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
...difficulties. The ACP guidelines estimate that the death
rate from bariatric surgery, including in-hospital and deaths within 30 days of discharge, ranges from 0.3 in a hundred to as high as 1.9 per 100 surgeries. ACP says that existing evidence shows a technical 'learning curve' in bariatric surgical tech...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005
...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 100 surgeries. ACP recommends that doctors and patients considering obesity surgery seek highly e...
Sex hormones hold key to higher rates of abdominal aortic aneurysms in males
...nal aortic aneurysms, estimated to be the cause of death
in 4 percent of people over the age of 65, but the...nly existing treatment is surgery when the risk of death
due to possible rupture of the abdominal aortic aneurysm is judged to outweigh the risk of surgery....
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...erm exposure to those toxins increases the risk of death
from cardiac causes. In an editorial accompanying the article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the authors underscore the complexity of heart-kidney interactions and point to the need for further study. "The clinical implications...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...ays. Uncontrollable brain swelling resulted in the death
of one child in a golf-cart accident and six of the 15 children needed surgery. Five of the six children who needed surgery did well and the remaining nine had excellent outcomes, he says. The youngest patient with a golf-related head injury was 10 m...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...chemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death
in the United States and is rapidly becoming the leading cause of death
in developing countries around the world, according to background information in the article. Psycho...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
... (CVD) has become the leading cause of illness and death
worldwide, and elevated blood pressure (BP) is a l...h hypertension has the highest rate of illness and death
from hypertension of any population group in the United States and is among the highest in the world...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...ical care substantially, and increases the risk of death
within a few months. Although the new study did not show a correlation between insomnia and hip fractures, it also didn't show a relationship between hypnotic drug use and hip fracture. Avidan and Chervin note that there are many possible ways in wh...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
...ients undergoing angioplasty have a higher risk of death
than men, but stenting may improve their outcomes,... women," she said. "There is no difference in the death
rates between stenting and angioplasty, but stenting offers a substantial benefit by decreasing the ...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...traumatic brain injury, and mortality was based on death
during hospitalization or within 30 days after discharge. The team "found a small but significant improvement in mortality for head-injured patients transferred to level I centers when compared to those transferred to level II centers," said the stud...
Belgium doctors treating critically ill infants favour legalising euthanasia
...eit Brussel, Belgium) and colleagues looked at the death
certificates for all neonates and infants in the w...e prevention of unnecessary suffering by hastening death
and 69 (58%) of 120 supported legalisation of termination in some cases. Professor Deliens states: ...
Mediterranean diet leads to longer life
... dietary score was associated with a lower overall death
rate. A two point increase corresponded to an 8% reduction in mortality, while a three or four point increase was associated with a reduction of total mortality by 11% or 14% respectively. So, for example, a healthy man aged 60 who adheres well to th...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
...s associated with a 69 percent decrease in risk of death
compared to placebo. "Analysis of the pivotal stud...events chronic rejection, the most common cause of death
in lung-transplant recipients. These follow-up data indicate that the significant survival advantage...
ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
...gan rejection remains one of the leading causes of death
in transplant recipients, with only half of recipients living longer than nine years. Morrow and his colleagues in the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Group compared the incidence of rejection and survival in 395 pediatric patients surviving great...
Aboriginal Canadians at high risk for severe trauma
Injury is the leading cause of death
among people under age of 45 and the leading cause...n cause of trauma resulting in severe injuries and death
among Aboriginal Canadians was motor vehicle crashes. Also, Aboriginal Canadians had a 10-fold great...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
...n admitted to the hospital, have a greater risk of death
while in the hospital. In a study of 3,043 patients with CAP admitted to six hospitals in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, researchers from the University of Alberta found that patients in a wheelchair at time of hospital admission were 1.4 times more lik...
Obesity and insomnia linked by excitability of brain cells
...esity and metabolic disorders are a major cause of death
and illness in the United States, with one of the highest financial burdens on the health care system....
Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes
...vascular disorders, the leading cause of premature death
in the Western world. Obesity is also associated with an increased risk of various types of cancer. Children and adolescents are becoming more and more obese and are also developing these complications. In the U.S. this has meant that the next and...
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