Tag: "hemorrhage" at medical news
Hormone aids recovery in rats with hemorrhagic stroke
...ered to adult rats after they had an intracerebral hemorrhage
and then for 4 to 14 days in the test group. Results showed that the size of the hemorrhage
was decreased in rats treated with erythropoietin by 25 percent at three days after the stroke, and ...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...ial wall, and without treatment there is a risk of hemorrhage
leading to brain damage or death. A thrombotic aneurysm is unusual because it contains a blood clot. In surgical treatment for a brain aneurysm, tiny metal clips, something like tiny clothespins, are typically used to separate the aneurysm from the n...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...2600 acute stroke patients found the intracerebral hemorrhage
rate was 5.2 percent. The WVU study shows that CT ...tudy, less than one percent of patients suffered a hemorrhage
after receiving tPA, compared with the average of 5.2 percent of patients cited by the Stroke study....
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...at survival after a stroke caused by intracerebral hemorrhage
has not improved in more than a decade. Mortality is high immediately after such a hemorrhage, with about half of all patients dying within the first year, and less than 20 percent surviving 10 years or more. Comparing figures from 1998 to those from...
Study finds moderate hypothermia a safe treatment for traumatic brain injury in kids
...on, coagulopathy (blood clotting), arrhythmias and hemorrhage
as well as ability to maintain target temperature, mean intracranial pressure (ICP), and percent time of ICP less than 20 mm Hg during the cooling and subsequent rewarming phases. Additionally, assessments of neurocognitive outcomes were obtained at ...
Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study
...horax, post-operative hip fracture, post-operative hemorrhage
or hematoma, and post-operative wound dehiscence) ...e Post-operative hip fracture Post-operative hemorrhage
or hematoma Post-operative physiologic and metabolic derangements Post-operative respiratory fa...
Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks
...lso carries a 1-in-15 risk of causing intracranial hemorrhage
(bleeding) that can be fatal. Nearly 10 years afte...hem what would be the maximum risk of intracranial hemorrhage
they'd tolerate from tPA, and what would be the lowest acceptable improvement in patients' neurologi...
Study backs effectiveness of thrombolysis after stroke
...outcome, and the rates of symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage
and orolingual angiodema were low (4.6% and 1.3% retrospectively). The CASES data indicate that thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke is a safe and effective therapy in actual practice....
Benefits of nitric oxide vary in preemies, Stanford/Packard researchers say
...lso increase the already significant risk of brain hemorrhage
in premature infants, physicians have been very ca...ric oxide had a significantly higher rate of brain hemorrhage
and were more likely to die than those who had received the placebo - 43 percent vs. 33 percent and ...
Armed forces search for ways to improve survival in the combat zone
...bombers. Despite new strategies and improved care, hemorrhage
(blood loss) caused by bullets and exploding muni...ce their capabilities in treating life-threatening hemorrhage
and effectively meet their mission. The military will invite investigators of pre-proposals having ...
Women with atrial fibrillation face a higher risk of ischemic stroke than men
...he risk for hemorrhage. "Because of this increased hemorrhage
risk, physicians are sometimes hesitant to prescribe the drug, and some studies have shown that women are less likely to receive warfarin therapy than men," Fang said. "However, we found that women in our study did not suffer bleeding complications r...
Severe maternal morbidity in Canada, 1991-2001
...rnal morbidity, such as cardiac arrest, postpartum hemorrhage
requiring transfusion, uterine rupture and other l... showed that rates for some complications, such as hemorrhage
requiring transfusion, were declining, while others, such as uterine rupture, were increasing....
Walking and sports linked with heart health benefits in Japan, too
...stroke caused by bleeding (either intraparenchymal hemorrhage
or subarachnid hemorrhage). "Limitations of the present study included the fact that we did not have systematic information on pre-clinical disorders that prevented the participants from walking or participating in sports. This might have lead to a b...
High doses of ibuprofen cause significant GI bleeding, despite safety profile
...complications ranging from stomach pain to ulcers, hemorrhage
and severe and potentially deadly gastrointestinal problems. Each year, the side effects of long-term NSAID use cause nearly 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths by some estimates. In 2003, the AGA launched the R.E.D.U.C.E. (Risk Education t...
Research published in the NEJM challenges 30-year-old standard of care for lupus patients
...tient declined IVC therapy and died from pulmonary hemorrhage
and renal failure. There were no deaths in the MMF group. Infection and gastrointestinal side effects accounted for most of the adverse events in both patient groups. Severe infections (e.g., pneumonia and lung abscess, necrotizing fasciitis, gram...
Potential treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage under study
...the body's natural clotting process. Intracerebral hemorrhage
accounts for up to 15 percent of the 750,000 strok...r. Hall says. It looks promising for intracerebral hemorrhage
patients as well because it works at sites where there is tissue factor, which is exposed at sites o...
Aspirin therapy may be safe for some survivors of brain hemorrhage
...t some patients who have survived an intracerebral hemorrhage
a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain may be ...often see patients with a history of intracerebral hemorrhage
who are also at risk for ischemic stroke or heart attacks and need to decide what kind of preventive...
For some, aspirin doesn't increase risk of recurring hemorrhagic stroke
...esearchers followed 207 survivors of intracerebral hemorrhage
at regular intervals to check whether they took an...e 32 others who also had a recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage
but didn't take any aspirin. "We observed no association between aspirin use and an increased risk o...
Drug use linked to brain hemmorhage in young adults
...The study included 307 patients with intracerebral hemorrhage
(ICH) -- a stroke caused by a blood vessel bursting inside the brain. Of the 75 patients 49-years-old or younger, 20 percent had drugs in their system. "The dominant drug of abuse was cocaine, long recognized as a risk factor for ICH," said Michael ...
Lower doses of clot-busting drug safer for stroke patients
...nce on Feb. 18 in Kissimmee, Fla. An intracerebral hemorrhage
-- bleeding in the brain -- is the only type of stroke without a clearly defined treatment. It occurs in more than 100,000 Americans each year. Up to half of patients die, and those who survive suffer significant disabilities. During such a stroke, b...