Tag: "pulmonary" at medical news
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
...ts. The study included 198 patients with suspected pulmonary
embolism. About half of the patients (98) had a mu...ore widely used to examine patients with suspected pulmonary
embolism. It allows radiologists to see more of the arteries throughout the lungs, and to detect sma...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
...ew Programs The introduction of an interventional pulmonary
(IP) program and an educational program dramatically reduced equipment repair costs for endoscopes and associated equipment at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. In the three years prior to the start of the IP ...
Abnormal lung cancer screening results may help smokers quit
...ng baseline smokers were older age, worse baseline pulmonary
function, and previous year abnormal CT findings. Explaining the results, the authors conclude, "multiple lung CT scans may enhance primary and secondary prevention efforts by potentially providing increased interaction with health care providers, in...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...s, including increased risk of endometrial cancer, pulmonary
embolism, painful sexual intercourse, stroke, and cataracts. These risks fuel public debate about the drug's use in preventing breast cancer, even among high-risk women. Understanding reasons why women decline to take tamoxifen even after education ...
Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma
...eventing airway 'scarring' and progressive loss of pulmonary
function in the long run. What we can say is that ...many severe attacks, and did not seem to be losing pulmonary
function rapidly." The researches noted that patients who used the corticosteroids daily did experie...
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
...of the study's authors. A review of treatments for pulmonary
thromboembolism (PTE) in children, conducted by the University of Alberta, the Edmonton Stollery Children's Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, revealed an acute need for more research into diagnosing the condition, whose symptoms...
Early detection of lung cancer
... amongst those who were diagnosed with obstructive pulmonary
disease with spirometry. In any case, it is essential to continue with these lines of research aimed at identifying the population at high risk with precision. Specifically, a priority line of investigation at the University Hospital and the CIMA Cen...
Journal study suggests many glaucoma patients don't take medication properly
...ce list. The four other ailments include renal and pulmonary
diseases, diabetes, and sleep disorders....
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)
...eater prevalence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD), as well as directly related to dec...tion. The next day, the infant monkeys were given pulmonary
function tests. The problem of human mothers smoking during pregnancy is a dangerous one, according ...
Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study
...spiratory failure, decubitus ulcer, post-operative pulmonary
embolus (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and ho...st-operative respiratory failure Post-operative pulmonary
embolism or deep vein thrombosis Post-operative sepsis Post-operative wound dehiscence The c...
Are CT angiograms overused?
...CTAs) has gone up substantially, but the number of pulmonary
emboli found has not, leading some researchers to ...cords of patient who underwent a CTA for suspected pulmonary
embolism during a seven-month period (March-September) in 2002, 2003 and 2004. "The total number of ...
Significant non-coronary findings found during heart CT scans
...s, emphysema, liver lesions, pancreatic masses and pulmonary
embolism. "The early pick-up of unexpected and potentially life-threatening findings such as early-stage lung cancer or an aneurysm can have a significant impact on early disease management and has the potential of improving patient prognosis," sa...
MDCT overtakes ventilation-perfusion lung scan for diagnosing pulmonary embolism
angiography is replacing the ventilation-perfusion lung scan to diagnose suspected pulmonary
embolism in hospitalized patients, say researchers from Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. MDCT pu...
Female lung transplant recipients at greater risk of acute lung injury
...ses including cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD), primary pulmonary
hypertension and pulmonary
Breathing disorders during sleep are common among asthmatics, may help predict severe asthma
...till symptomatic, says Mihaela Teodorescu, M.D., a pulmonary
medicine specialist, research fellow in sleep medicine and a lecturer at UMHS, who is presenting the findings at the ATS meeting and who is leading the study. Large percentages of the people included in the study 33 percent of men and 49 percent of ...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots
...a transatlantic flight before surgery, died from a pulmonary
embolism after the surgery. The formation of...s, is referred to as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A pulmonary
embolism can form when the blood clot breaks into smaller pieces, floats in the blood and becomes lo...
Home-based intervention increases physical activity in breast cancer survivors
...r of medical problems including cardiovascular and pulmonary
disease," says Bernardine Pinto, PhD, lead author of the Moving Forward study, staff psychologist at The Miriam Hospital, and associate professor at Brown Medical School. "In addition, some breast cancer survivors report somatic complaints such as c...
Pfizer's antifungal VFEND provides significant cost advantages when used as initial therapy
...ng infection. Invasive aspergillosis is a severe pulmonary
infection that can occur in patients with weakened immune systems. It often results in extended hospital stays and a significant economic burden. Economic analyses show that patients with this type of infection average 17 days in the hospital with ...
Loyola employs high-tech software to target irregular heartbeat more accurately
...a procedure that builds a moat or fence around the pulmonary
veins and other parts of the left atrium to block ...te depiction of the anatomy of the left atrium and pulmonary
veins. The new technology works best in this situation because it helps us identify the margins of t...
Mutation in mouse circulatory gene mimics a form of congenital heart disease
...the aorta does not appropriately separate from the pulmonary
artery. As a result, oxygenated and deoxygenated b...g of the newly formed blood vessels, including the pulmonary
artery, the carotid artery, and the aorta," notes Parmacek. "These were all consistent with the defe...
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