Tag: "ischemic" at medical news
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...gators revealed a close relationship between graft ischemic
time and long-term survival after single or double lung transplantation. (Graft ischemic
time was defined as the interval between the application of the aortic cross clamp during donor orga...
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...d or narrowed heart arteries, a condition known as ischemic
heart failure. "We showed that the ejection fraction went up even among those who had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery," says Dr. Wali. The most important factor that directly affected recovery of the heart function was the length of time the...
Study shows statin use before or after stroke improves recovery
...r a stroke helps improve patient recovery after an ischemic
stroke, according to research that will be present...hat, unless contradicted, all patients at risk for ischemic
stroke or recurrent ischemic
stroke should probably be treated with statins to reduce their LDL leve...
Women not given same tests for stroke
...0 women and 161 men in southeast Texas who had the ischemic
type of stroke. Researchers examined the use by gender of four diagnostic tests: echocardiography of the heart, brain MRI, ultrasound of the carotid artery, and EKG. There was no difference between men and women in the initial severity of the strokes...
NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease
...y to test the safety of using stem cells to repair ischemic
heart tissue caused by an inadequate blood supply ...novel innovation in the treatment of patients with ischemic
disease and is another important step in the continued commercialization of this potentially importa...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...ts. Researchers from Cincinnati found the risk for ischemic
stroke, the type caused by a blocked blood vessel in the brain, is higher in people with particular forms of a gene called phosphodiesterase 4D. People with the high-risk forms, who may comprise up to 22 percent of the population, have an approximate...
Color doppler sonography speeds detection of serious illness in premature infants
...rders, including Crohn disease, diverticulitis and ischemic
bowel. To determine what constituted abnormal blood flow in the bowels of infants, researchers first compared the CDS data from the 30 premature and full-term newborns having suspected or proven NEC with a control group of 30 premature and full-term ...
Stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents
...ue of improved reperfusion with primary PCI, fewer ischemic
complications, and lower rates of long-term restenosis. A goal that seemed very distant only a decade ago appears now to have been achieved," the authors write. (JAMA. 2005;293:2154-2156. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com )...
BMI just part of ischemic heart disease risk picture
...tabolic syndrome and syndrome X, carries a risk of ischemic
heart disease and may be present in people with a ...ures of insulin resistance syndrome on the risk of ischemic
heart disease associated with different BMI categories. They found that, among obese men, only those...
Study backs effectiveness of thrombolysis after stroke
Thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic
stroke has remained controversial due to concerns ...ith alteplase in the real-world treatment of acute ischemic
stroke. The study registry collected data for 1135 patients enrolled at 60 centres across Canada be...
Patients at high risk of stroke may need to continue warfarin after heart rhythm is controlled
... relationship of a number of variables for risk of ischemic
stroke, a stroke caused by decreased blood flow to...ed with a 60 percent increase in risk of having an ischemic
stroke and the use of warfarin was associated with a 69 percent decrease in stroke risk. "These dat...
News briefs from the journal CHEST June 2005
...ctor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and ischemic
heart disease. In an analysis of 1,861 participan...rbidity. These patients had five times the risk of ischemic
heart disease when compared with patients having strong lung function. A literature review of 12 la...
FDA approves first blood test to predict risk for stroke
...test designed to help predict a patient's risk for ischemic
stroke, the most common type of stroke and one of ...of this enzyme have a twofold risk of suffering an ischemic
stroke associated with atherosclerosis over a period of 6 to 8 years. These findings are independent...
Vitamin E supplementation shows no overall benefit for major cardiovascular events or cancer
...e incidences 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. Th...
Estrogen, estrogen-like drugs' ability to protect brain after stroke under study
...deprived of blood flow; this is usually called the ischemic
core. Blood is not reaching it at all," says Dr. Brann, associate director of MCG's Institute of Neuroscience. "A lot of cell death goes on there because the cells have no nutrients coming in whatsoever. The penumbra, on the other hand, has some bloo...
MR spectroscopy helps identify cancerous breast tumors
...r's disease, diabetes and certain inflammatory and ischemic
diseases. Generally used for the brain, spectroscopy poses no known health risk to patients and typically adds only seven to 10 minutes to the MR procedure. For the study, four radiologists evaluated 55 breast MR imaging cases that had findings c...
Right-brain stroke could be underdiagnosed
...lised for anterior-circulation stroke or transient ischemic
attack, one person with a right-hemisphere ischaemic event will have been overlooked."...
Standardized guidelines improve outcomes in stroke care
...ments for the most common form of stroke, which is ischemic
stroke, and these have been proven to reduce disab...otal of 413 patients with a discharge diagnosis of ischemic
stroke, characterized by a blockage of blood flow to the brain. The researchers compared rates of tr...
Women with atrial fibrillation face a higher risk of ischemic stroke than men
...not on anticoagulant therapy have a higher rate of ischemic
stroke and face a higher absolute risk for stroke ...ns of the heart, researchers compared the rates of ischemic
stroke between men and women and examined the efficacy and complications associated with a common bl...
American Neurological Association 130th Annual Meeting in San Diego
...ternoon symposium will discuss what is known about ischemic
cell death, and how this knowledge can be used to protect and rescue brain cells from strokes. Stem Cells: Surprises, Progress, and Controversy -- The Tuesday afternoon symposium will focus on one of the surprises of recent years in neurobiology--the...
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