Tag: "obstruction" at medical news
FDA approves Boostrix a new US vaccine for adolescents against pertussis
...can form over the airway and result in respiratory obstruction
which can lead to death. Other complications may include heart failure and paralysis. Most cases of diphtheria occur among unvaccinated or inadequately vaccinated persons. Tetanus (lockjaw) is a severe, often fatal disease. The bacteria that cau...
Transplanting kidneys which have stones poses little risk to organ's viability
... of the transplanted kidneys occurred due to stone obstruction
in the patients studied. The question of how pat...ing a kidney with stones would potentially include obstruction
from the stone, the Mayo researchers did not see this issue in the patients they studied. A stone in...
Mayo Clinic finds kidney disease associated with 'benign' prostate obstruction
...en who experience signs and symptoms of a prostate obstruction
resulting from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) ... a bladder outlet obstruction," says Dr. Rule. "An obstruction
of the bladder can cause inability to or discomfort in emptying the bladder, a slowed stream of urin...
Children's Hospital Boston hosts live Webcast
...tic assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty to remove an obstruction
from a kidney, and reconnect the kidney's drainage system. The Webcast is part of Children's ongoing effort to promote medical education, and allow consumers to see the latest and most innovative medical treatments available to them. Craig Peters, MD...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July 2005 (first issue)
...with respiratory disease. COPD involves persistent obstruction
of the airways caused by severe emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Severe emphysema causes enlargement of the tiny air sacs of the lung (alveoli) and the destruction of their walls. In chronic bronchitis, bronchial glands are enlarged, causing exces...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July 2005 (second issue)
... a term for lung diseases characterized by airflow obstruction
that interferes with normal breathing. The two most frequent disease conditions that underlie COPD are severe emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Years of smoking are the primary cause for the diseases that underlie COPD, which, in 2002, claimed the ...
Women with atrial fibrillation face a higher risk of ischemic stroke than men
...r both ischemic stroke and peripheral embolism, an obstruction
of the blood supply to an organ. Anticoagulation therapies, such as Warfarin, are well known to substantially reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation-related stroke and embolism, but also have been shown to increase the risk for hemorrhage. "Because o...
Gene that controls the severity of asthma identified
...rway inflammation, excessive response, and airflow obstruction
to the lungs. Patients with asthma produce MIF, a gene product that regulates immunity, in their serum and in the fluid that lines their lungs. The study by Bucala and his colleagues in Dublin, Ireland, included experiments in mice that are resistan...
Air pollution linked to heart attack
...ence myocardial infarction, which results from the obstruction
of a diseased coronary artery. This study is published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Media wishing to receive a PDF of the article, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Also available are two letters to the edit...
Erectile dysfunction may signal early atherosclerosis
...e investigated. The smaller penile arteries suffer obstruction
from plaque burden earlier than the larger coronary arteries hence erectile dysfunction may be symptomatic before a coronary event," Dr. Chiurlia said. Dr. Chiurlia noted that this study involved only a small number of men and did not follow them ove...
Bladder problems increase in men as they age, Mayo Clinic study reports
...o occur. "Men with signs or symptoms of a prostate obstruction
were more likely to have worsening bladder functio...cations and surgical options for treating prostate obstruction
can preserve bladder function. The research team also included: Debra Jacobson, Michaela Mc Gree, Cy...
...ehydration and prolonged observation to see if the obstruction
will spontaneously resolve. Often surgical interve...gned consecutive patients with partial small-bowel obstruction
to receive either standard care and nothing by mouth (control group) or standard care plus oral ther...
Robotic surgery-stenting combo opens coronary arteries, speeds recovery
...ents with multi-vessel coronary disease, including obstruction
of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), the main artery in the front of the heart. During the closed-chest bypass procedure, the left internal mammary artery (in the chest) was harvested. Doctors then sutured the mammary artery to t...
Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects
...organs and five times as likely to be born with an obstruction
between the stomach and small intestine. But congenital hip dislocation was 10 times more common among girls. Previous research has shown that boys tend to be more susceptible to birth defects, but little was known about defects among opposite-sex t...
Toddlers with sleep apnea suffer more respiratory problems while sleeping on their backs
...ed by episodes of partial or complete upper airway obstruction
that occur during sleep, including snoring, cyanosis (a bluish color of the skin and mucous membranes), and poor sleep quality. Daytime symptoms can include mouth breathing, behavior problems, hyperactivity and excessive daytime sleepiness. Kevin D....
Body position affects sleep apnea among young children
...ed by episodes of partial or complete upper airway obstruction
that occur during sleep, including snoring, cyanosis (a bluish color of the skin and mucous membranes), and poor quality of sleep. Symptoms during the day can include mouth breathing, behavior problems, hyperactivity, and excessive daytime sleepines...
Viagra improves urinary tract symptoms in men with erectile dysfunction
...n enlargement of the prostate gland that causes an obstruction
in the flow of urine through the urethra. Study participants were assessed for changes in erectile function, self-esteem, LUTS associated with BPH, quality of life and maximum urinary flow rate. Results of the study showed that men who took Viagra (...
Higher dose formulation of FOSRENOL approved to reduce serum phosphorus in esrd patients
...lcer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or bowel obstruction
were not included in FOSRENOL(R) clinical studies. Caution should be used in patients with these conditions. FOSRENOL(R) should not be taken if you are nursing or pregnant. FOSRENOL(R) should not be taken if you are under 18 years of age. For fur...
Mountainous plateau creates ozone 'halo' around Tibet
...forked pattern also continues above the top of the obstruction
to the surface of the water, leaving a column of still water above the object. Scientists treat air as a fluid, and Moore says that the Tibetan plateau acts like an obstacle, creating a column of stagnant air above the mountainous region. Because the...
New vaccine for condition that kills 500,000 children a year
...led from the market because it caused a rare bowel obstruction
called intussusception at a rate of one in 10,000 ... causing an intestinal blockage. Because the bowel obstruction
was so rare, and the increased incidence was so small, the only way to evaluate the safety of a new ...
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