Tag: "indication" at medical news
Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms
...eaky mitral valves. But the new data are the first indication
that it also re-shapes the left ventricle, which often becomes distended and misshapen after a heart attack or infection attacks the heart muscle. Nearly 5 million Americans have congestive heart failure, and the number is expected to climb. "Congest...
Sex, gender and heart diseaseMUHC researcher leads Canada-wide team
... the magnitude of the project's funding is a clear indication
of the priority that these organizations place on cardiovascular disease. For more information visit www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/pr_030505.html ....
A 'mind-reading' mum - rich or poor - is key to baby's progress
...stands her baby at eight months, it's an important indication
of development by the age of two."...
Test accurately predicts aggressiveness of breast cancer
...e analysis is that Ki67 showed the same prognostic indication
in small tumors such as pT1." "Furthermore, in clinical practice, tumors with a pathological size of <1cm are a true challenge in term of therapeutic decision (mainly chemotherapy indication). Consequently, it will be important to correlate Ki67...
Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting
...nd developer of the device. "It would provide an indication
of early signs of breast cancer that need to be followed up by a doctor." The device measures oxygenation rather than blood volume to detect hypermetabolism -- the speedier growth rate of cancer cells. The prototype breast cancer detector performed...
Invasive treatment may be more effective for heart attack patients presenting late to hospital
... ongoing symptoms after 12 hours to be a class IIa indication
for PCI. On the basis of BRAVE-2, it would seem ap... evidence to warrant a class I indication. Such an indication
would require confirmation at least in a second small trial using infarct size as an end point or pr...
Dartmouth study reveals flaws in screening for TB; Cases in 3rd world HIV patients may go undetected
...rds for detection of TB rely on using cough as the indication
for screening, with chest x-ray as the screening method. "Our study demonstrates that neither cough nor chest radiography would have identified the 10 subjects (in the study) with subclinical tuberculosis," write the authors. In an accompanying edit...
Low heart rate variability in depressed patients contributes to high mortality after heart attack
... improve heart rate variability. There's even some indication
that our special formulation of omega-3 might be helpful for depression, so we're very excited about its potential to help heart patients with depression." Carney will follow depressed heart patients for 12 weeks. All will receive antidepressant drug...
The bad breath cure
...reath is no laughing matter and can actually be an indication
of more serious health concerns such as infections," said general and cosmetic dentist, Louis J. Malcmacher, DDS, FAGD and AGD member. The research showed that using low concentrations of carbamide peroxide, an odorless ingredient used to bleach an...
Mouse studies of oseltamivir show promise against H5N1 influenza virus
...died of influenza in Vietnam earlier this year, an indication
that H5N1 is able to infect the human brain. The St. Jude researchers say that further study is needed to see if using higher doses of oseltamivir for a longer period of time can prevent the H5N1 virus in the lungs from gaining a foothold and then sp...
Do free drug samples influence residents' prescribing decisions?
...were matched with drugs commonly used for the same indication
that were less expensive, available over-the-counter, or available in generic formulation. By random selection, half of the residents agreed not to use available free drug samples. The authors observed 390 decisions to initiate drug therapy in five d...
Polypharmacy in children on the rise in the US
...ation to children when there is not a FDA approved indication
for that disorder in children. "For example, aytpicals like risperidone are sometimes used to symptomatically treat psychosis or aggression in children, but most of these medications don't have FDA approval for use on psychiatric symptoms in the pedi...
Research focus on aspirin
...muster at the Food and Drug Administration for any indication
without a black box warning." Aspirin May Be Safe... patients should be limited to those with definite indication
such as documented coronary disease, and that the dose should be no more than 162 milligrams daily. ...
Use of pulmonary artery catheterization does not show benefit for severe heart failure patients
...after randomization. "Based on ESCAPE, there is no indication
for routine use of PACs to adjust therapy during hospitalization for decompensation of long-term heart failure. It seems probable that there are some patients and some therapies that yield improved outcome with PAC monitoring and others with counterb...
No reason to fear very low LDL
...y important for me is that this trial is the first indication
that very low LDL levels are actually safe. Of cou...rse, the time frame is modest, but it is the first indication
that we can sustain low LDL levels without any cost in terms of extra side effects," Dr. Kastelein s...
Corticosteroids often used in treatment of infectious mononucleosis
...on in the article. The most consistently agreed on indication
for SCT in the treatment of mononucleosis has been for complications involving severe airway compromise. Scott K. Thompson, M.D., of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y., and colleagues analyzed the records of patients diagnos...
GlaxoSmithKline's Havrix now approved for use in children aged 12 months and older
...children ages two through 18 years. This expanded indication
will allow healthcare practitioners to vaccinate y...ren who often transmit the disease. "The expanded indication
of Havrix marks an important milestone in the fight against hepatitis A in the United States," said ...
Bariatric surgical procedures increase substantially
...c status for those who are morbidly obese, have an indication
for surgical intervention, and wish to undergo an elective surgical procedure to improve health, longevity, and quality of life," the authors conclude....
Surgery enters virtual world
...nique aspect of MULTISENSE is that it will give an indication
of if an implant in a particular patient will fail...issue of the individual patient to get an accurate indication
of the probable outcome before each virtual surgery," says Zannoni. It's a very advanced applicatio...
Preventing pneumonia in children helps prevent pneumonia in older adults
... and those with any co-existing illness that is an indication
for pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination increased from 62.3 percent (1,842/2,955) to 72.0 percent (1,721/2,390). The researchers estimate that 12,500 fewer cases and 1,100 fewer deaths occurred among older Americans in 2002 and 2003, compared wit...
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