Tag: "hemorrhagic" at medical news
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
...t, "a recent study found a 10 times higher risk of hemorrhagic
stroke in patients receiving oral anticoagulant therapy when compared to the general population," Dr. Prologo said. It is imperative that "clinicians consider the risk-benefit ratio of therapy in patients with previously undetectable small clots in t...
Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors
...dies have reported higher death, stroke, and major hemorrhagic
event rates in patients who received incorrect doses of fibrinolytic (clot-busting) agents, according to background information in the article. However, several patient factors identified as related to risk of incorrect dosing are also markers of hig...
Scientists discover how Ebola virus infects cells
... of viruses that cause severe and frequently fatal hemorrhagic
fevers. "Finding medical countermeasures for viral hemorrhagic
fevers is a global public health priority because not only do these diseases occur naturally but the...
Hormone aids recovery in rats with hemorrhagic stroke
...ce that erythropoietin has a therapeutic effect in hemorrhagic
stroke," said study authors Dong-In Sinn, MD, and ...thropoietin could be a novel drug for treatment of hemorrhagic
stroke. It not only reduces inflammation and cell death, but also improves functional recovery after...
Mailman School shares new virus identification technologies
...t outbreaks of avian influenza throughout Asia and hemorrhagic
fever due to exposure to Marburg virus in Angola highlight the importance of ensuring that as many labs as possible have access to new pathogen identification technologies as they are developed. Currently, clinical samples must sometimes be sent gre...
Experimental therapies and vaccines for Ebola and Marburg viruses focus of Academy meeting
...to expand our current understanding of these fatal hemorrhagic
diseases and to accelerate progress towards protec... approaches to vaccine development for these acute hemorrhagic
viruses, the New York Academy of Sciences' Emerging Infectious Diseases Discussion Group is sponsor...
A promising candidate for a Lassa fever vaccine
Among the family of viral hemorrhagic
fevers (which includes those caused by the Ebola, Marburg, and Hanta viruses), Lassa fever is the biggest public health problem. A study in the June issue of the international open-access journal PLoS Medicine by Thomas Geisbert and colleagues from t...
Vitamin E supplementation shows no overall benefit for major cardiovascular events or cancer
... of heart attack or stroke, as well as ischemic or hemorrhagic
stroke. For cardiovascular death, there was a 24 percent reduction. There was no significant effect on the incidences of total cancer or breast, lung, or colon cancers. Cancer deaths also did not differ significantly between groups. There was no sign...
Elevated GGT enzyme may predict risk of death from cardiovascular disease
...oke (caused by a blocked artery in the brain), and hemorrhagic
stroke (caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the b...iovascular diseases. However, the association with hemorrhagic
and ischemic strokes was not statistically significant. GGT proved a strong predictor of cardiovasc...
Scientists show that tick-borne flaviviruses use a novel mechanism to evade host defenses
...ust as serious, causing tick-borne encephalitis or hemorrhagic
fevers. Currently, a Japanese encephalitis outbrea... as the more serious tick-borne encephalitis, Omsk hemorrhagic
fever (found in western Siberia) and the closely related Kyasanur forest disease (found in western I...
Study establishes link between air pollution, ischemic strokes
...rders." (The study also looked at the incidence of hemorrhagic
stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain, during the same "high pollution" days, notes Wellenius, but found no association between the two.) The air pollution in question particulate matter smaller than 10 micrometer in diameter includes pa...
Cord blood cells may widen treatment window for stroke
...y access to a CT scan, a test needed to rule out a hemorrhagic
stroke caused by a burst blood vessel. The drug ca...nating, the disabling effects of both ischemic and hemorrhagic
stroke. What's more, the treatment can be delivered much later than the current strict three-hour th...
Aspirin reduces stroke risk in women, not men
...d, represents about 83 percent of all strokes. The hemorrhagic
form of stroke, which tends to have more serious c... risk in women, compared to no effect for men. For hemorrhagic
stroke, the trends were reversed: aspirin had no significant effect on women, but in men, aspirin wa...
News nuggests: University of Pittsburgh health sciences research roundup
...rin therapy, such as gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhagic
stroke, among those who are at low risk for heart disease. Contact: Jim Swyers, (412) 647-3555, SwyersJP@upmc.edu Mind Over Bladder Millions of people have the sudden urge to go, often at the most inconvenient times -- a condition called overact...
For some, aspirin doesn't increase risk of recurring hemorrhagic stroke
..., it is typically avoided in people who have had a hemorrhagic
stroke, also called intracerebral hemorrhage. A new study, however, finds that aspirin may not increase the risk of recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage. The study is published in the January 24, 2006 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the A...
Drug use linked to brain hemmorhage in young adults
...ns weaken blood vessels and increase the risk of a hemorrhagic
(bleeding) stroke. The good news is that patients under age 50 who experience this vessel rupture inside the brain have better outcomes than older patients. "Surprisingly, our study showed a low mortality rate compared to population studies," said Dr...
Comparison of drug-releasing coronary stents show similar effectiveness
...n, stent thrombosis, cerebral vascular events, and hemorrhagic
complications. The overall, 12-month cumulative rate of major adverse cardiac events was 10.7 percent in the sirolimus-eluting stent group vs. 11.4 percent in the paclitaxel-eluting stent group. "A longer follow-up may be required for the different d...
Researchers say criterion for diagnosing child abuse not always accurate
...t trauma to the head, ruptured cerebral aneurysms, hemorrhagic
strokes, cancer that had spread to the brain, high blood pressure, bleeding disorders, diabetes and gunshot wounds to the head. "Many doctors have been taught to look for the hemorrhages when they suspect child abuse and often will diagnose child a...
Mailman School of Public Health researchers develop diagnostic test for pathogens
...d a rapid, comprehensive diagnostic test for viral hemorrhagic
fevers caused by the Ebola and Marburg viruses, as...rging infectious diseases a global concern. Viral hemorrhagic
fevers (VHF) are of specific concern because they are associated with high morbidity and mortality (...
Scientists learn more about how viruses reproduce, spread
...ts similarity to viruses such as Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic
fever viruses, as well as rabies virus. "VSV is a good model of a variety of other viruses," said John Connor, Ph.D., a research assistant professor of biochemistry. "Our research has given us a better understanding of how viruses like these are able...