Tag: "permanent" at medical news
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...considered serious; however, one person required a permanent
pacemaker due to the problem. A total of 37 percent of the participants had slower than normal heart rates while on the drug, but the condition was severe enough to warrant stopping the use of the drug in only four cases. Goadsby noted that 217 pe...
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
... on the incidence, treatment, and outcomes of ESRD permanent
loss of kidney function requiring "renal replacement therapy" (dialysis or kidney transplantation). "The new update describes successes, failures, and challenges for the future," comments Dr. Foley. "For example, improvements in survival expectatio...
Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer
...mong others. The onset of cancer could trigger the permanent
turning-on of TOPK. One piece of evidence for this is that while TOPK is similar to MEK in structure, TOPK has features that suggest it is easier to keep turned on all the time. The team performed several experiments to determine whether high TOPK...
Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets
.... This is of paramount importance as ensuring the permanent
storage of the CO2 has been the most controversial issue in carbon storage. Moreover, the end result is a commercial product. Fossil fuel power plants could utilise the new process by adding a reactor to their emissions treatment system, allowing C...
Future therapies for stroke may block cell death
...on's disease, and even stroke." Stroke can cause permanent
neurological damage or even death if not promptly diagnosed and treated. It is the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. A great deal of research has gone into developing histone deacetylase in...
New biodegradable magnesium stents for coronary arteries
...le stents overcome the limitations of conventional permanent
stents namely that they can cause thrombosis many... promise for overcoming many of the limitations of permanent
metallic implants." They add: "The initial patients treated with these devices will need to be fol...
Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery
... It was not clear whether the kidney problems were permanent
or temporary. One reason for the conflicting results is that Hartford Hospital limited the use of aprotinin to patients undergoing particularly complex operations (and to patients like Jehovah's Witnesses, who refuse blood transfusions). Another ...
Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
...ed 65 or older suffers from the pain, swelling and permanent
joint damage of osteoarthritis. The most common fo...lso brought about a nearly 35 percent reduction in permanent
structural to joints caused by round and after round of osteoarthritic inflammation. To date, trea...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...ssive surgical treatment, a dilemma stands between permanent
recurrence and fecal incontinence. On the other hand, long-term efficacy of biological treatment is limited and adverse events can occur. The use of expanded adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (Cx401) is a novel cell therapy based on immunoregu...
UPMC begins study of heart support device as a bridge to transplantation
...us on support for transplant candidates as well as permanent
use for those who do not qualify for heart transplantation, hopefully demonstrating its advantages over previous technology," said Robert Kormos, M.D., co-director of heart transplantation, director of the artificial heart program, medical director o...
Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration
... on its own. If left untreated, the end result is permanent
sensory and motor paralysis. A few hundred thousand people suffer from this debilitating condition annually in the US. Currently, the most successful form of treatment is to take a section of healthy nerve (autograft) from another part of the pati...
Innovative education scheme sees fewer rugby players suffering spinal injuries
...e number and cause of spinal injuries resulting in permanent
disability preceding the introduction of RugbySmart and compared them with data gathered since 2001. There were 77 injuries recorded between 1976 and 2005. Based on the figures from 1976 to 2000 the researchers calculated there should have been 1...
The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges
... robustly but, unlike HIV, most do not establish a permanent
reservoir of infected cells in the body. The window of opportunity to prevent long-term HIV infection may close permanently once a pool of latently infected cells is in place, Drs. Johnston and Fauci note. Neutralizing antibodies, which can attach to...
Most young women don't recognize heart attack warning signs
... is important for young women. " To avoid possible permanent
damage to the heart muscle, young women, like their older counterparts, must seek prompt care if they have symptoms. They also must be persistent with their health providers especially if they have risk factors, including high blood pressure, high ...
Spinal manipulation in children studied
.... Nine were serious, resulting in hospitalization, permanent
disability or death. Three of the nine cases involved misdiagnosed underlying pathology such as cancer of the spinal cord. Two involved moderately adverse events such as severe headache requiring medical attention, and three involved minor events suc...
Satellite images aid implementation of agricultural reforms
...iffuse pollution in waters and soils. Pastures, permanent
crops, woods, hedges and paths are considered envi...is compliant. In order to receive subsidies for permanent
crops, the GAEC requires that farmers properly maintain them. Using VHR images, the distinction betw...
Global burden of childhood deafness overlooked
...uded adult-onset hearing impairment, they excluded permanent
childhood impairment and all other child-onset hea...e developing world, an estimated 718,000 will have permanent
bilateral hearing impairment as infants. Failure to detect and effectively manage permanent
Addressing the neglect of childhood hearing impairment in developing countries
...eloping countries where about 90% of children with permanent
hearing impairment live will only exacerbate health inequalities between the rich and poor nations of the world."...
Radiofrequency ablation effective treatment for inoperable lung cancer
...side effects including radiation pneumonia and the permanent
loss of lung tissue, said Dr. Dupuy. RF ablation, which uses high-frequency electrical currents to heat and destroy abnormal cells, is performed in a single day as an outpatient procedure, is minimally invasive and has few side effects. In his stud...
Forsyth scientists wiping out tooth decay through school-based cavities prevention program
...here were also significant reductions in decay for permanent
teeth. These results suggest that on a populatio...eliminated in primary teeth and greatly reduced in permanent
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