Tag: "hemorrhage" at medical news

Low-tech garment holds promise in preventing maternal death related to childbirth

...ng to Miller. In the pilot study, 158 obstetrical hemorrhage patients underwent standard hemorrhage treatment and 206 patients with obstetrical hemorrhaging underwent standard treatment plus the NASG....

Uniting Africans to save women's lives from postpartum hemorrhage

...leeding after childbirth, also known as postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), is the most fatal complication, accounting for at least one-quarter of maternal deaths worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, PPH occurs in 10-15 women out of 100 giving birth in developing countries, and severe PPH that can le...

Fat cells around coronary arteries may play a role in heart disease

... to coronary artery disease by causing intraplaque hemorrhage and accumulation of cholesterol from red blood cell membranes. The fat cells surrounding coronary arteries may ultimately prove to be an important link between obesity, type II diabetes, and coronary artery disease, all of which are increasing at epi...

More effective reporting needed on spinal manipulation in children

...Nine cases involved serious adverse events such as hemorrhage or paraplegia, two cases reported moderate adverse events requiring medical attention such as severe headache and three involved minor adverse events such as mid-back soreness. The research team is now collaborating with professionals that use spin...

Drug shows promise against advanced form of lung cancer

...blood pressure. Two patients developed a pulmonary hemorrhage and one a cerebral hemorrhage. After the initial 63 patients, 47 more have been treated on a continuous dose of the drug, at 37.5 milligrams per day. This extension of the clinical trial will explore the effectiveness and safety of a continuous dosin...

Getting answers

...nt of damage that's done to a body's organs during hemorrhage or trauma by using drugs that are commonly used by type 2 diabetics, who are also resistant to insulin. "I asked myself where or when this would be most practical, and it occurred to me that it would be in situations outside of the ICU (intensive car...

Test helps identify patients at low risk for recurring blood clots

...Considering the incidence rates of severe or fatal hemorrhage related to anticoagulant therapy and the case-fatality rate of recurrent VTE, patients with low peak thrombin generation (less than 400 nM) would almost certainly not benefit from indefinite anticoagulant therapy. Consequently, extensive thrombophili...

Medication may promote opening of arteries following stroke

...cranial Doppler imaging. Two patients experienced hemorrhage with symptoms, one had asymptomatic bleeding and one died. Within two hours, the arteries completely opened (a process known as recanalization) in six patients and partially opened in four patients. Reocclusion, or the recurrence of the blockage, o...

New approach assesses risk of water-borne pathogen disease

...n cause of severe jaundice, renal failure and lung hemorrhage in urban areas throughout the developing world from environmental water exposure. The approach, which uses advanced molecular methods to measure risk for infection, may also be applicable to other water-borne bacterial diseases. The findings wi...

Depressed stroke patients often not treated for depression

...ers excluded those who had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain). Nurse researchers visited the 289 participants (51 percent men, average age 73) in their homes five years after their stroke. During the interviews, the researchers assessed participants for depression and asked about all ...

Drug prevents postpartum hemorrhage in resource poor settings

...and the National Institutes of Health. Postpartum hemorrhage is excessive bleeding experienced by the mother af...is a safe, inexpensive means to prevent postpartum hemorrhage from occurring," said NIH Director Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni. "This advance has the potential to save t...

Interferon-treated hepatitis C patients likely to experience retinopathy

...eloped asymptomatic retinopathy, including retinal hemorrhage and cotton-wool spots, during treatment. Retinopathy was first diagnosed two to 16 weeks after the start of treatment and resolved at the end of treatment in all but nine patients. Of these patients, all experienced an increase in blood velocity, ...

Vaginal birth increases risk of hemorrhage in newborns

...r incidenceapproximately 10 percentof intracranial hemorrhage associated with vaginal birth. While ICH was significantly associated with vaginal birth, it was not dependent on prolonged duration of labor or on traumatic or assisted vaginal birth. "In our study, neither the size of the baby or the baby's hea...

Hospital errors rise 3 percent -- HealthGrades patient-safety study

...ted infections due to medical care Post-operative hemorrhage or hematoma Post-operative hip fracture Post-operative physiologic metabolic derangement Post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis Post-operative respiratory failure Post-operative sepsis Post-operative abdominal wound dehiscenc...

Patients with 'bleeding' strokes less likely to get prevention treatment

...subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAH). An intracerebral hemorrhage occurs when a defective artery in the brain bursts...the surrounding tissue with blood. A subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel on the brain's surface ruptures and bleeds into the space between the bra...

Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies

...h infants have a bleed, known as a germinal matrix hemorrhage or an intraventricular hemorrhage. While the problem sometimes is very small and hardly noticeable, other times the bleed causes tremendous brain damage. The risk is greatest in the infant's first 48 hours of life. With funding from the National In...

Limiting stroke damage is focus of study

...in the stroke's core. Within seconds of a clot or hemorrhage cutting off blood, oxygen and glucose, the neuron's powerhouses, or mitochondria, shut down and the key energy source ATP goes away. Energy loss shuts down the sodium-potassium pump and the membrane that keeps the right substances inside and outside ...

GSK's Pazopanib shows positive results in patients with advanced RCC and ovarian cancer

...incidence of hand-foot syndrome (10%), rash (12%), hemorrhage (9%), and mucositis (5%). Please see safety considerations below. The incidence of RCC is rising throughout the world with 208,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Although patients with early-stage disease can potentially be cured with surgery, m...

GSK's Pazopanib shows positive results in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma

...incidence of hand-foot syndrome (10%), rash (12%), hemorrhage (9%), and mucositis (5%). Please see safety considerations below. The incidence of RCC is rising throughout the world with 208,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Although patients with early-stage disease can potentially be cured with surgery, m...

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