Tag: "patients" at medical news
Data suggest bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects
... Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. "We believe most patients
who experience cognitive decline will return to th...ceptions, according to Selnes, might include older patients
and those with risk factors for cerebrovascular disease or a history of stroke. In their review arti...
Fatal brain disease holds clues to dementia
...s needed, Dr Hannan noted that Alzheimer's disease patients
may also have defective nerve connections in the brain similar to Huntington's disease. If this is true, it might be possible to develop anti-dementia drugs that enhance information processing for both disorders. Dr Anthony Hannan and his team collab...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...sease. Its effects were especially strong in those patients
with a known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's, ...otein that accumulates in the brain of Alzheimer's patients
and is thought to hasten cognitive decline. In a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, researchers fro...
Orqis Medical receives unconditional FDA approval for pivotal trial of percutaneous CHF therapy
...al approval for researchers to treat up to 200 CHF patients
at 40 centers participating in the company's MOMEN...ing new percutaneous therapeutic modality to treat patients
suffering from CHF," said Ken Charhut, Orqis Medical's president and CEO. "Unconditional FDA approva...
Second consecutive UH win puts national spotlight on pharmacy student
...hey are expected to counsel a patient. Typically, patients
present the competitors with a communication barrier that can range from the patient having obtained confusing information about the prescription on the Internet to needing to leave the pharmacy in a hurry without fully understanding the prescription...
Managed care organizations evaluate trends in epilepsy to provide better care
...nce of epilepsy, and epilepsy-related mortality of patients
in a managed care organization (MCO). Data showed that these tools were successful in identifying these trends and were useful in making informed decisions affecting the health care needs and quality of life for epilepsy patients. "It is possible in...
UT Southwestern lead site for study of a new multiple sclerosis drug
...sive," this type of MS affects about 15 percent of patients
with the neurodegenerative disease."There really h...'t been a lot of research or treatment options for patients
with this form of MS," said Dr. Kathleen Hawker, assistant professor of neurology, who is heading up...
Report reveals need to improve physical health of people with schizophrenia
...re that physical as well as mental health needs of patients
are addressed; GPs and mental health staff are wor...challenge is to ensure that the physical health of patients
with schizophrenia is given the priority it deserves, helping them to face their future with the low...
A new look at genes that cause testicular cancer
... a major survey of genes most commonly affected in patients
with testicular cancer we found that 76% of these ...found to be defective in tumour samples taken from patients
with this disease. Professor Koopman's team used state of the art technology, funded by the Queensl...
The power of drug advertising: Patients often get what they ask for
...lion industry in the United States not only sways patients
to ask for certain medications, but profoundly inf...ors prescribed antidepressants far more often when patients
asked for them. Furthermore, the study revealed that consumer advertising may have competing effects...
Direct-to-consumer advertising may influence physicians' prescribing decisions
...domized trial using trained actors as standardized patients
to determine the effects of patients' DTC-related ...ests on physicians' initial treatment decisions in patients
with depressive symptoms. The patients
were middle-aged, white, non-obese women, most with professi...
Revised Bethesda guidelines effective at identifying patients at risk of colorectal cancer
...he revised Bethesda guidelines, used for screening patients
for a type of hereditary colorectal cancer, are effective for determining which patients
should undergo further genetic testing, according to a study in the April 27 issue of JAMA. Heredita...
Color doppler sonography speeds detection of serious illness in premature infants
...ood flow in adults, a procedure that could benefit patients
with a variety of bowel disorders, 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 new...
Substituting nurses for doctors results in high quality care, few savings
...view included 16 studies totaling more than 25,000 patients
in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. T...g care for general patients; routine management of patients
with chronic conditions; or first contact care for patients
seeking urgent attention. In the first t...
Children do well with shorter fast before surgery
... says. She notes that some hospitals still require patients
to eat or drink nothing after midnight the day of ...e comfortable. Physicians also reported that these patients
were better behaved. Children who are obese, diabetic or have stomach disorders may be more likely t...
New guidelines recommend screening HIV-infected patients for kidney disease
... guidelines for managing chronic kidney disease in patients
living with HIV infection. They are published in t...of HIV infection. Nearly one-third of HIV-infected patients
have abnormal amounts of protein in the urine, a warning sign of potential kidney trouble. HIV-relat...
Herbal medicine may alter cell response to cancer therapeutic agents
...Black cohosh, an herb widely used by breast cancer patients
to alleviate hot flashes and other menopausal symp...and Treatment. Recent studies have shown that many patients
receiving cancer therapy are also self-medicating with complementary and alternative medicines, ofte...
The World Congress on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome in Italy
...equently, severely stunted other limbs. Moreover, patients
suffering from the syndrome can manifest severe malformations of various organs and tracts (palate, heart, kidney, etc.) with a variable frequency; furthermore, a specific increased incidence of well-defined medical complications is known (gastro-int...
Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression
...nstitutes of Health, have found that requests from patients
for medications have a "profound effect" on physic...he researchers randomly assigned actors portraying patients
with symptoms of major depression or adjustment disorder to make 298 unannounced visits to 152 famil...
Study finds moderate hypothermia a safe treatment for traumatic brain injury in kids
...ees Celsius). By inducing hypothermia in pediatric patients
down to 32 degrees Celsius, doctors found that hyp... issue of the journal, Neurosurgery. A total of 75 patients
were involved in the trial, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health. "Traumatic brain ...
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