Tag: "procedure" at medical news
Mayo Clinic study shows drug-eluting stent use in heart patients determined more by insurance type
...ugh they are associated with the need for a repeat procedure
in up to 30 percent to 40 percent of cases. To overcome the problem of repeat procedures, in 2003 the first new so-called drug-eluting stent was approved by the FDA. The metal of a drug-eluting stent is coated with a drug that helps prevent tissue re...
Patient adherence for successful tuberculosis treatment
...he first group was treated according to the action procedure
proposed by the researchers, the second according to the usual strategy of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (control group). After one year, a distinct improvement in adherence to treatment was observed in the first case: the rate of cure ...
Study finds coronary procedure adds no benefit over 'optimal medical therapy' alone
...erwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a procedure
in which an interventional cardiologist clears plaque from a blocked artery. Nearly all of the PCI recipients (93 percent) also had a stent, a wire-mesh tube, placed to help keep open the affected artery. Because drug-eluting stents, which are co...
MRI contrast agent can detect heart attack in the making
...w York University School of Medicine. Though the procedure
requires more testing, Fayad says the technique could become part of standard clinical practice in the next few years....
Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy
...in alone. A total of 7,789 patients had a catheter procedure
in addition to medical therapy, with approximately 60 percent receiving a drug-eluting stent and 37 percent, a bare metal stent. At one year, death occurred in 4.4 percent of patients treated with heparin plus GPI, 4.2 percent of patients treated ...
'Shrug off' shoulder surgery myth, study suggests
..., McFarland noted that the mortality rates for the procedure
were not statistically different from the other forms of arthroplasty. But finding no resulting deaths attributed to total shoulder replacement in the group of patients studied did add "clinical significance" to the idea that shoulder surgery is rela...
Jefferson scientists find that drug-eluting stents are disappointing in bypass grafts -- sometimes
... blockage, only three percent needed an additional procedure
to treat restenosis after one year. In contrast, in patients with diffuse disease, 37 percent needed additional procedures to treat restenosis. "To date, drug-eluting stents havent been adequately studied in patients who previously underwent bypas...
Study shows that anal cytology predicts anal precancer in HIV-positive gay men
...ially an anal canal Pap smear is a relatively new procedure
and one that has yet to enter standard practice. This UCLA study demonstrated that abnormal anal cytology was highly predictive of anal cell abnormalities that were subsequently confirmed by anal biopsy. The study was based on data from 244 patien...
Where should I have my outpatient surgery?
...sician to consider the medical history and type of procedure
before deciding what is best to ensure a healthy outcome." Medical procedure
restrictions are being lifted and more and more procedures are being done on an outpatient basis. S...
Patients should be alert for obesity surgery complication
... after the surgery either as a complication of the procedure
or if patients eat more than their stomachs can ho... well as after surgery to "band" the stomach and a procedure
known as gastric partitioning that divides the stomach into two parts. Most cases of Wernicke ence...
UW launches study testing adult stem cells for heart damage repair
...(ACT34-CMI) Trial. The first patient underwent the procedure
March 7. Because the study is randomized and "double-blinded," however, neither the patient nor the research physician knows if he received his own stem cells or a placebo substance. This trial is the first human Phase II adult stem cell therapy stu...
Probe to detect spread of breast cancer co-developed by UH scientist
... of London (UCL), have developed a novel detection procedure
combining nanotechnology and advanced magnetic sen...mmittee in the UK since has approved the detection procedure
for a clinical trial of women undergoing breast cancer surgery at University College Hospital, Londo...
Do specialty heart hospitals drive up heart care use? Study suggests the answer is yes
...tudy wasn't designed to look at whether each heart procedure
was medically warranted, the authors note that the launch of a specialty hospital appears to particularly drive up the use of angioplasty in patients without heart attacks: a group where the procedure's long-term clinical benefit may be less clear. ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007
...oses, the study notes. The developed and validated procedure
provides a fast and reliable way to elucidate the potential misuse of the long-acting insulin analogue LAN in regular doping control specimens. ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mass Spectrometric Identification of Degradation Products of Insulin a...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 6, 2007
...earn now to use new technology. Internists doing a procedure
should do it frequently and do it well (Editorial, p. 392). Annals of Internal Medicine Launches Reproducible Research Initiative, Asking Authors to Share Research Data, Protocol and Codes (Online only. Will be published in the March 20, 2...
Steroid use fails to boost pregnancy rates in infertility treatments
...glucocorticoids should not be offered as a routine procedure
in women undergoing ART (assisted reproductive technologies), except in the context of well-designed studies, the reviewers conclude. Glucocorticoids can bring on problems such as infections or premature births. Though the available studies report...
JDRF awards Emory $2.5 million to develop islet transplant technology
...t down on insulin injections, the islet transplant procedure
still faces significant challenges. Transplant recipients must take toxic immunosuppressant drugs to improve long-term survival of the islets. Emory scientists, based on research begun at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and continued in...
Northwestern surgeon invents teaching technology for scary patient exams
... is stuck in the birth canal, a rare and difficult procedure
at which they dont get much training. Another s...wn a patients airway in an emergency. Its a tricky procedure
and "a lot of things can go wrong," she said. One of only an estimated 386 black women surgeons i...
Updated guidelines advise focusing on women's lifetime heart risk
...d with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) a procedure
that re-opens blocked arteries. Disparities in care have been suspected as a key culprit for the difference in heart attack deaths between the genders. Researchers analyzed data from 74,389 heart attack patients in France, 30 percent of whom were wo...
Benchmark fetal surgery study finds timeliness to be critical factor in success of treatment
...nati, shows that the question isn't which surgical procedure
is better, it's when the procedure
is done. Dr. Crombleholme issued a clarion call to fetal care specialists around the world. "The ...
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