Tag: "hypertension" at medical news
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...wth of numerous fluid filled cysts in the kidneys; hypertension
and diabetes-induced disease; and occurring injuri...op glomerular disease, a condition associated with hypertension
and diabetes, which accounts for 80 percent of the patients with chronic kidney failure on dialysis....
High blood pressure problems largely misunderstood by sufferers
...erences between lay and professional beliefs about hypertension
result in inadequate management of the disease, says study author Pam Schlomann, highlighting the need for greater cooperation in combating high blood pressure. ...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...ho suffer from the lung disease known as pulmonary hypertension
has been known for some time, but the effect in preemies had not been clearly determined, according to Ballard. Nitric oxide is a gaseous compound normally produced by the body, however, premature infants produce insufficient amounts. Recent clinic...
Studies show antidepressants not linked to birth defects
...g: Withdrawal symptoms in newborns; Pulmonary hypertension
of the newborn (PPHN), a rare, but serious heart and lung disorder; Low birthweight or preterm delivery. ...
News briefs from the journal Chest, June 2007
...nafil in treating patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
(PAH), reporting a substantial benefit. The drug, most commonly known as Viagra, is widely used to treat erectile dysfunction. The recommendation is based on several reports of studies of patients with PAH who were successfully treated with long-term...
New drug shows promise in treatment of advanced thyroid cancer
...t the trial for this reason. Axitinib also caused hypertension
in about 28 percent of patients and a range of digestive disorders, including, diarrhea (47%), nausea (32%), consequent weight loss (23%) and vomiting (13%). Several patients complained of headaches or rash. This study enrolled patients with sever...
Study explains why patients with OSA are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
...itric oxide, the higher potentially is the risk of hypertension
and acute heart attack. CPAP treatment would likely restore the physiologic function of the lining of the blood vessels." For the study, 14 men with OSA were recruited from the Sleep Clinic at the Erie County Medical Center, a hospital affiliated w...
Cedars-Sinai endocrine researchers to discuss gene that may be linked to polycystic ovary syndrome
...hich increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension
and heart disease. PCOS also is associated with excessive levels of androgens male hormones that normally exist at low levels in women. The effects on androgen production by hormones secreted by fat tissue (adipokines) are being studied at Cedars-...
Urgent need for guidance on mobile phone use in clinical care
...th long-term conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension
and coronary heart disease. The UK and the US are leading the way in application of this technology, such as through the use of patient self-monitoring devices. However, very little guidance exists on the safe use of this technology, the authors...
Soy nuts may improve blood pressure in postmenopausal women
...ent one death for every 11 patients with stage one hypertension
treated; therefore, the average reduction of 15 milligrams of mercury in systolic blood pressure in hypertensive women in the present study could have significant implications for reducing cardiovascular risk and death on a population basis," the aut...
Erectile dysfunction -- the canary in the mineshaft?
... associated with an increase in diabetes mellitus, hypertension
and coronary artery disease. These data suggest that increased waist circumference is associated with voiding and sexual dysfunction, and increase in metabolic syndrome disorders. This study will be presented in Podium Session 42, on Tuesday May 22...
To get blood pressure under control, combination of medicines may be best
...ich. -- Millions of Americans take medications for hypertension
but do not achieve control of their blood pressure...f the proportion that started the study with their hypertension
under control -- despite the fact that nearly all patients came into the study on other medication b...
UPMC performs first beating heart transplant procedure in the US
...ld man with congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension
on Sunday, April 8. The surgery was performed at UPMC by Kenneth R. McCurry, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, division of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of cardiopulmonary transplantation a...
New study: Pycnogenol reduces heart failure
... of hypertension. In the Pycnogenol treated group, hypertension
and heart function parameters resembled those foun...y blocking nitric oxide production, which leads to hypertension
and finally cardiomyopathy,"said Watson. After a detailed investigation of the heart tissue, Wats...
Aspirin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia
...a in more than one pregnancy or women with chronic hypertension
and pre-eclampsia in a previous pregnancy. In these settings, aspirin is justified. "In the more usual setting of risk at about 20%, as in chronic hypertension, multiple gestations, pre-pregnancy diabetes or pre-eclampsia in one previous pregnanc...
Online education program better source of information for patients
...tion (AF), heart failure (HF), high cholesterol or hypertension
who registered to use Heart Profilers were invited to answer an Internet questionnaire. Their responses were compared with a randomly selected control group who had not used the Heart Profilers. "Patients who used the Heart Profilers, particularly t...
Ronald W. Busuttil receives American Surgical Association's highest honor
...in surgical infectious disease, surgery for portal hypertension
and the biology of aortic aneurysms. Busuttil serves as an editorial board member or reviewer for many prestigious journals and is co-editor of "Transplantation of the Liver," the definitive textbook on the subject, now in its second edition. He ha...
Employee health program improves blood pressure, diabetes control
...a. The number of employees who missed work due to hypertension
dropped from 25.8 percent to 15.6 percent, while those who missed work because of diabetes dropped by 66.2 percent (from 50 percent to 16.9 percent). Workplace accidents also dropped by nearly 70 percent from 83 incidents in 2003 to 25 incidents in 2...
Lithotripsy, Hypertension and Diabetes: Is there a link?
... relationship between lithotripsy and diabetes and hypertension
originally reported by Kranbeck et al in 2006. Authors compared development rates of hypertension
and diabetes mellitus in patients with ureteral and renal stones who underwent lithotripsy between 1...
Cause of gender differences in blood pressure, kidney damage under study
...ogy Center. "It's known that men tend to develop hypertension
earlier than women and the increase in blood press...by age 70, the rates of cardiovascular disease and hypertension
are similar in men and women and that older women tend to have higher blood pressures than age-match...
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