Tag: "premature" at medical news
Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
...of illness and disease and to prevent untimely and premature
deaths, say Dr Dee Mangin and colleagues. But concerns about equity of access to treatments have led to preventive interventions being encouraged regardless of age, and this can be harmful to the patient and expensive for the health service. In rap...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...most common type of long-term lung disease of very premature
infants. Chronic lung disease is a major source ...s compound normally produced by the body, however, premature
infants produce insufficient amounts. Recent clinical studies done elsewhere have found positive eff...
Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children
...result is an early thickening of the artery walls, premature
cardiovascular disease (5 percent by age 30; 50 percent by age 50), and an increased risk of early heart attack, Hutten said. The disorder also interferes with normal artery functioning. Dilation is reduced in children with FH, which reflects an inc...
Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City
... There arent many programs that can prevent 80,000 premature
deaths this quickly. Ads from the 2006 campaign graphically depicted tobacco smokes effects on the brain, lungs and arteries, showing testimonials from sick and dying smokers and their children, including former smoker Ronaldo Martinez, who now br...
Loss of stem cells correlates with premature aging in animal study
...ng a gene important in embryo development leads to premature
aging and loss of stem cell reservoirs in adult mi... be helpful to the aging and oncology fields since premature
aging syndromes and many cancers involve the loss of DNA repair genes. When the researchers delete...
Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome
...g to recognize this disease could end in a tragic, premature
death that could have been prevented easily with current treatments. On the other hand, the proverbial dark side of increased awareness of LQTS and its potential lethality may prompt physicians to think, If Im in doubt, Im going to diagnose LQTS beca...
Inactive kids storing up illness for the future
...e located, is a higher incidence and prevalence of premature
coronary heart disease compared with the local population. Metabolic abnormalities precede the development of diabetes by some years and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in children often persist into adulthood. There is also evidence of inc...
UCLA pediatrician honored with prestigious achievement award
...ification of white blood cell phagocyte defects in premature
infants, the demonstration of profound T-cell defects in children with the malnutrition conditions known as kwashiorkor and marasmus, and transmission of HIV infection through breast milk. In the early days following the initial discovery of AIDS...
Rosiglitazone -- Seeking a balanced approach to avoid panic among patients
...: "Until the results of RECORD are in, it would be premature
to overinterpret a meta-analysis that the authors and NEJM editorialists all acknowledge contains important weaknesses." It concludes: "To avoid unnecessary panic among patients, a calmer and more considered approach to the safety of rosiglitazone ...
Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds
...need to be in a big tertiary center. The extremely premature
kids, however, do need that extra level of care." ...ake the difference between a live, but struggling, premature
infant and a baby who dies before delivery. Attending physicians available around the clock can also...
Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies
...ng up blood vessels in a part of the brain that in premature
infants is extremely fragile and vulnerable to dan...in cells involved in the brain damage seen in some premature
infants. The research is based on extensive brain studies of infants who died prematurely as well ...
Mayor of New York proposes preventing 100 million deaths from tobacco
... say: "Despite this enormous and growing burden of premature
illness and death, and despite evidence showing th...y 2020, at least 100 million fewer tobacco related premature
deaths would occur in people alive today, and another 50 million deaths would be prevented in infant...
Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms
...elae of prematurity," the researchers excluded all premature
infants from their study. Drs. de Jongste and colleagues concluded that low birth weight is an important risk factor for the development and persistence of respiratory symptoms during preschool and early elementary school. The association was stron...
Low physical activity can improve fitness levels for sedentary, overweight postmenopausal women
...fitness, a strong predictor of chronic disease and premature
mortality. This may be succinctly summarized for patients and clinicians as Even a little is good; more may be better!" (JAMA. 2007;297:2137-2138. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org ) Editors Note: Please see the article for a...
ACP enthusiastically supports introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act
...ey are seriously ill. This leads to an increase in premature
deaths and unnecessary suffering, and produces staggering costs to society: lost employee days from work, higher health care bills (and taxes and premiums) for those who have insurance, and increased emergency room visits and hospital stays. The He...
Probiotics could prevent necrotising enterocolitis in premature babies
...d kills the lining of the bowel and affects mainly premature
infants. Dr Sanjay Patole, King Edward Memorial ... and the risk of death reduced by 53% in groups of premature
babies given probiotics compared to the control groups. The risk of sepsis occurring in babies was n...
Honor for University of Nottingham professor
...opsychology in relation to brain structure in very premature
children. This year just 40 Fellows from around the UK were chosen from 355 candidates. The seven sectional committees met earlier this year to consider potential Fellows for 2007 entry to the Academy. Three nominators from within the Fellowship mu...
Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs
...policy, she estimates that between 5 to 10 million premature
deaths from smoking could be prevented over the next generation. Although Dr. Godfrey admits that the impact of the Irish ban has been "enormous," she also highlights several "important caveat[s]" to the study's findings. While the health of e...
US Senate introduces bill to train more preventive medicine doctors
...ll-being while preventing disease, disability, and premature
death. This is becoming increasingly more difficult as the number of preventive medicine physicians decreases. "Preventive medicine physicians represent an underutilized and increasingly threatened resource to meet the nation's health and health c...
Report reveals estimated high prevalence and heavy cost of type 2 diabetes complications
...sts attributed to lost employment or productivity, premature
death and disability have not been included, and if we factor in those costs, the overall burden would be far greater."...
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