Tag: "prevent" at medical news
Psychosocial aspects of genetic testing for hereditary cancers meeting at Jefferson June 9-10
... melanoma, for example, he or she can find ways to prevent
it. A woman at high risk for breast cancer can mak...hat testing and preemptive changes in lifestyle to prevent
disease are more cost-effective than treating disease later, she notes. Genetic testing is certainl...
Delirium in non-ventilated patients predictor of longer hospital stay
...ecommend regular monitoring of all ICU patients to prevent
and treat delirium, which is both harmful to patients and costly to hospitals. Delirium occurs in 60 to 80% of mechanically ventilated patients and is independently associated with more deaths, longer stays in hospital and higher costs: every day spe...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots
...ts also can benefit from prescribed medications to prevent
the problems. Authors of the study include Dr. Sprung, Ognjen Gajic, M.D.; David Warner, M.D.; Paul Decker; Rimki Rana, M.D., all of Mayo Clinic; and Denis Bourke, M.D., of the University of Maryland and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center....
Drug to block mother-to-child HIV transmission induces resistance more often than previously thought
...ciated with single-dose nevirapine, a drug used to prevent
mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1, may be subs... be needed to determine whether nevirapine used to prevent
mother-to-child transmission affects the chances of successful treatment later with nonnucleoside re...
Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX
...erial drugs, ZYVOX should be used only to treat or prevent
infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data...
Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study
...te for the first time that we can use a vaccine to prevent
shingles, one of the most common and debilitating ...e potent version of the chickenpox vaccine used to prevent
chickenpox in millions of American children every year since 1995. The zoster vaccine was developed ...
Diabetes, hypertension and obesity negatively effect joint replacement outcomes
... to control blood sugar, reduce blood pressure and prevent
dangerous clot formation, to reduce the likelihood...he use of blood-thinning drugs post-operatively to prevent
the formation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), in which clots that can form deep in muscles during ext...
Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes
...aracterized by blockages in coronary arteries that prevent
oxygen-rich blood from nourishing the heart, which...ong-term adherence to therapies that are proven to prevent
heart attacks and death from heart disease," she said. Other members of the team include Duke's Vic ...
Visual screening could prevent 37,000 deaths from mouth cancer worldwide
...s of individuals at high-risk of oral cancer could prevent
around 37,000 worldwide deaths annually from the d...r findings, oral visual screening the potential to prevent
at least 37 000 deaths from oral cancer worldwide annually." In an accompanying comment Michele Mign...
Variant prion protein causes infection but no symptoms
...tantalizing clues as to how we might delay or even prevent
such diseases by preventing certain cellular interactions," notes NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.A paper describing the research was released online today by the journal Science. RML virologist Bruce Chesebro, M.D., directed the project. Other ...
$3 million NIH grant focuses on workplace obesity
...o receive a $3 million grant to study ways to help prevent
obesity by influencing people's dietary and activity habits at work. Researchers say this is the first study of its kind in Rochester and in upstate New York, and any strategies or tools developed could be used as a model for future programs. Eastma...
Oslo press event launches 46664 Arctic and spearheads a four-day spotlight on Africa
...sease-fighting strategies that can be scaled up to prevent
millions of deaths every year. The June 9 press briefing in Oslo will set the stage for a series of activities, whose main focus is to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to fight HIV/AIDS and other diseases, many of which can be prevented with ...
OHSU researchers uncover cause, possible treatment for abdominal fat in postmenopausal women
...ng this rise in cortisol, we can possibly delay or prevent
weight issues and the many weight-associated disorders in some of these women." To further confirm the relationship between estrogen replacement and cortisol levels, researchers treated seven postmenopausal women not already undergoing hormone r...
Gene linked to lower breast cancer risk
...e anti-angiogenic effects of IL-10 are supposed to prevent
or reduce tumor growth and spread." Specifically, the Austrian team examined a particular genetic arrangement, or haplotype, in the promoter region of the gene, which has been associated with increased IL-10 expression. The researchers call this the ...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
...rugs are recommended in some high-risk patients to prevent
blood clots and blood vessel spasms during and after the procedure. The Michigan patients were much more likely to have their angioplasty performed soon after being treated for an emergency condition: heart attack, cardiac arrest or cardiogenic shock...
Mental illness exacts heavy toll, beginning in youth
...t likely to get it." Treating cases early could prevent
enormous disability, before the illness becomes more severe, and before co-occurring mental illnesses develop, which only become more difficult to treat as they accumulate, according to the researchers. Severity and Comorbidity of Mental Disorde...
Animal model demonstrates course of epilepsy
...ould lead to neuroprotective treatments that could prevent
the development of later epilepsy," said senior au...able to take aggressive measures to arrest or even prevent
the consequences of febrile seizures in children at risk of temporal lobe epilepsy. An important dev...
Mutation in mouse circulatory gene mimics a form of congenital heart disease
...f CHD prenatal diagnosis, as well as treatments to prevent
or correct infant and adult heart disease. Using genetically engineered mice, the researchers found that mice with a mutation in the gene for myocardin-related transcription factor B (MRTF-B) had defects in developing arteries associated with the e...
Omega-3 offers hope for new anti-breast cancer drugs
...ning. The aim of anti-cancer drugs is therefore to prevent
the cells from dividing abnormally and from spread...n to reduce cholesterol levels and thought to help prevent
cardiovascular disease. Research suggests that Omega-3 may also protect against arthritis, lupus, an...
Control of TB epidemic requires more effective drugs, better tests, and focus on latent infection
...nimize the emergence of drug-resistant disease and prevent
spread of disease within the community." Dr. Michael Leonard, assistant professor of medicine (infectious diseases) at Emory and medical consultant to the Georgia DHR TB Program was a co-author of the JAMA paper. Persons who are infected with Mycoba...
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