Tag: "deep" at medical news
Wearing compression stockings reduces risk of DVT on long-haul flights
...lights may have one tenth the risk of developing a deep
vein thrombosis (DVT) compared to those who do not...lots that partially or totally block veins running deep
inside the body, usually in the legs. They have been of concern for years in patients lying in hospi...
New guidelines help clinicians assess risk of post-surgical pulmonary complications
...t two simple treatments that increase lung volume, deep
breathing exercises and incentive spirometry, proved to be the most effective strategies. "We hope that our findings will help doctors provide their patients with a good estimate of pulmonary risk prior to surgery," says Smetana. "In fact, this revie...
Postmenopausal hormone therapy appears to increase risk of blood clots in veins
...hromboembolism (VT), which includes the conditions deep
vein thrombosis (a blood clot in a deep
vein) and pulmonary embolism (a blood clot that travels to the lungs), affects about one adult per 1...
Infections might trigger deep vein thrombosis
Infections may trigger deep
vein thrombosis (DVT), according to an article in this week's issue of The Lancet. Scientists know that infections increase the risk of arterial cardiovascular events such as strokes and heart attacks, but the effect of infections on DVT is not estab...
Serendipity versus planning - cancer drugs of the future?
... have about three times the chance of developing a deep
vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism as women on a placebo, however there is less risk of cancer of the uterus (a serious side effect of tamoxifen). An example of a molecule causing much interest in breast cancer treatment is lapatinib, which admini...
Beta carotene slows decline in lung power associated with ageing
...rced out of the lungs in one second after taking a deep
breath, and is a critical indicator of lung power. It naturally declines with age. Between 1992 and 2000, the average decline in FEV1 was just under 30 ml a year. But the drop off was significantly slower in those in whom levels of beta carotene were...
Gold nanorods may make safer cancer treatment
...e spheres are fine, but for phototherapy of cancer deep
under the skin, like breast cancer, then one really needs to use the nanorods treatment."...
Hospitalized patients with schizophrenia more likely to have medical and surgical complications
...postoperative respiratory failure or postoperative deep
vein blood clots, and two times more likely to suffer post-operative sepsis (overwhelming infections throughout the body caused by toxin-producing bacteria) than patients without schizophrenia. In addition, patients with schizophrenia who had respira...
Immobilisation not the only trigger for DVT during long-distance air travel
...ng air travel may contribute to the development of deep
vein thrombosis in some susceptible individuals, suggests a paper published in this week's issue of The Lancet. Previous studies have found a 2-4-fold increased risk of thrombosis after air travel; with a greater risk after longer flights than after ...
Elderly have higher risk for cardiovascular, respiratory disease
...burning of fossil fuels. Fine particles can travel deep
into the respiratory tract, reducing lung function... significant health problem because they penetrate deep
into the lungs, and some may even get into the bloodstream. "Now that we know that inhaled particles...
Scientists find variants of blood clotting genes increase risk of coronary disease
... the risk of blood clots forming in veins (such as deep
vein thrombosis of the legs). However, the involvement of these gene variants in coronary disease has been unclear until now. John Danesh (University of Cambridge, UK) and colleagues combined data from 191 studies involving a total of about 150,000 p...
Defining the beginning and end of life
...better understand our disagreements. "Because the deep
questions of human value and purpose are regarded as 'private' questions in our society, we end up with a truncated, shallow public discourse that never addresses what we are really talking about," Khushf claims....
NIH grant to support research on new treatment for severe OCD
...e the underlying physiology to help understand how deep
brain stimulation works. Teams at Massachusetts General and Brown will partner to conduct a small clinical study of OCD patients randomized to receive either DBS at different sites or no stimulation. In the trial, treatment effectiveness will be asse...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Feb. 7, 2006
...ruling out PE. In the following three months, PE, deep
vein thrombosis or death was markedly lower among ... The new rule uses criteria such as age, previous deep
venous thrombosis or PE, surgery or fracture within the prior month, or an active malignant conditio...
New licensing agreement to maximize AIDS drug development
...ur microbicide development programs, and we have a deep
respect for each other's knowledge and expertise. With CONRAD, we feel we have a capable and experienced partner to work with us toward approval of these critically important products," said Anne-Marie Corner, Senior Vice President of Cellegy Pharma...
For some, aspirin doesn't increase risk of recurring hemorrhagic stroke
...hage in the lobar region (cerebral cortex) than in deep
brain structures (brainstem, thalamus, and striatu...emorrhage, compared to four out of 80 survivors of deep
hemorrhage. Yet aspirin use had no significant effect on the rate of recurrence after a hemorrhage i...
Aspirin therapy may be safe for some survivors of brain hemorrhage
...with hemorrhage in the cerebral cortex than in the deep
structure of the brain, which had been observed in previous studies. "While it would be premature to conclude that all patients with intracerebral hemorrhage can safely take aspirin, our results suggest it may be appropriate for some patients at ele...
Potential treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage under study
...rtension, is very small penetrating vessels in the deep
parts of the brain that are bombarded with high pressures undergo changes. They thicken, develop tiny little out-pouches that destabilize them and make them weaker. Then one day one of these tiny penetrators just gives out and bleeds into the brain t...
UCSD team creates model for genetic brain syndrome
...eurons are born adjacent to fluid-filled cavities deep
within the developing brain during the third and fourth month of gestation. Then they must migrate to reach their proper position within the six-layered cortex. When this migration is defective and neurons stop short of their proper destination, t...
Art therapy can reduce pain and anxiety in cancer patients
...om light entertaining distraction to investigating deep
psychological issues, says Nancy Nainis, MA, ATR, an art therapist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, who is the lead author on the study. "We were especially surprised to find the reduction in 'tiredness'," says Ms. Nainis. "Several subjects made ...
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