Tag: "syndromes" at medical news
Professor criticises medicine's 'blind spot'
...lained by disease, and patients with controversial syndromes
such as chronic fatigue syndrome or ME. He says this 'blind spot' is a result of relegating aspects of medicine not associated with diagnosing and treating disease to the pre-scientific 'art of medicine', or even to complementary and alternative medi...
Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage
... series analysis has pinpointed for the first time syndromes
associated with toxic damage to the brain and nerv...with various symptoms, but none has identified the syndromes
or actual diagnoses, except parkinsonism. The syndromes
identified in the Mayo Clinic analysis are: ...
Veterans of first Gulf War have more chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia
...how to treat Gulf War-deployed veterans with these syndromes
compared to people who were never in the military,...lly are very likely to help individuals with these syndromes
in the general community and vice-versa," Eisen says. Other conditions with increased incidence in d...
Report describes potential problem with new drug for seizures, pain
...escribed for many other conditions including pain syndromes
and psychiatric disorders and recommendations against rapid withdrawal were not thought to apply to those patients. In the current report, Oaklander and her coauthor Bradley Buchbinder, MD, an MGH neuroradiologist, describe the experiences of an 80...
Fear of lawsuits affects emergency physicians' heart care decisions
... are subsequently shown not to have acute coronary syndromes
such as unstable angina or heart attack. Given the vast number of patients involved, these findings have implications for understanding how the practice of "defensive medicine" may increase the cost of health care, said the study's lead investigator,...
Handwashing with soap key to reducing burden of childhood disease
...iratory tract infection, making these two clinical syndromes
the largest cause of childhood deaths globally. Stephen Luby (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA) and colleagues did a randomised controlled trial in adjoining squatter settlements in Karachi, Pakistan, to measure the b...
Older patients with acute coronary syndromes not getting recommended treatment
...review of more than 56,000 cases of acute coronary syndromes
reveals that older patients are less likely to rec...nosed with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes
(NSTE ACS). The patients were split into four age groups (younger than 65, 65 to 74, 75 to 84, and 8...
Growth hormone illegal for off-label anti-aging use, study warns
... for three rare conditions: HGH deficiency-related syndromes
that cause short stature in children, adult HGH deficiency due to rare pituitary tumors and their treatment, and muscle-wasting disease associated with HIV/AIDS. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, any and all other uses of the drug, ...
New drug could substantially reduce deaths from heart attack
...l adds to the benefit of aspirin in acute coronary syndromes
without ST-segment elevation*. However, clopidogrel's effect on major heart attack patients with ST-elevation has been unclear until now. Zhengming Chen (University of Oxford, UK) and colleagues recruited over 45,800 patients with onset of heart att...
Women are receiving less aggressive treatment for chest pain and heart attacks than men, study finds
... a group of heart problems known as acute coronary syndromes
(ACS) are almost one-third less likely to receive ... Dr. Anand said. "Women who develop acute coronary syndromes
can ask their physicians if they are candidates for such procedures, as opposed to staying silent an...
Two anticoagulant therapies for treating acute coronary syndromes show similar outcomes at one year
High-risk patients with acute coronary syndromes
(ACS) treated with an early revascularization stra...in pattern on an electrocardiogram) acute coronary syndromes
(ACS) comprise a spectrum of risk for adverse cardiac events, according to background information in...
Debilitating jaw and neck pain targeted through $19 million NIH support, multidisciplinary center
One of the most stubborn and debilitating pain syndromes
will come under intense and unprecedented scrutiny over the next seven years as researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill fulfill a new $19 million cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Rese...
Dr. Tallie Z. Baram wins nation's top epilepsy research award
...s not a single entity but a family of more than 40 syndromes
that affect 2.7 million people in the U.S. and 50 million worldwide. Epilepsy strikes most often among the very young and the very old, although anyone can get it at any age....
Predictive risk factors by gender will help diagnose and treat CVD in women
...higher mortality rate in women with acute coronary syndromes
should be taken into account in clinical management. Additionally, because age plays such a significant role in women's CVD, it should be given more consideration during diagnosis and treatment planning. Physicians should be urged to remember that a ...
Refinements and innovations enhance safety, effectiveness
...g medical therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes
(ACS). The Acute Catheterization and Urgent Intervention Triage Strategy (ACUITY) trial compared the direct thrombin inhibitor bivalirudin, with or without a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor (GPI, which prevents platelets from clumping together to fo...
Medication reduces risk of adverse events for patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing PCI
Patients with acute coronary syndromes
who were pre-treated with the anti-platelet agent ...in pattern on an electrocardiogram) acute coronary syndromes
(ACS - a spectrum of conditions involving chest discomfort or other symptoms) are associated with an...
Maintenance therapies offer lasting heart health benefits
...ating statin treatment early during acute coronary syndromes
(ACS), but research has not yet confirmed an improvement in individual outcomes. ACS encompasses a variety of conditions that involve chest discomfort and are associated with a lack of oxygen to the heart. Through this meta-analysis, researchers fr...
Test to predict cardiovascular risk in heart attack patients not yet appropriately used
...ients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes
(NSTE ACS) including patients with a certain type of heart attack known as non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. These patients come to hospital emergency rooms with heart attack symptoms and are found to have chemical signs of heart muscl...
Landmark discovery of a Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus receptor
...e in the development of Kaposi's sarcoma and other syndromes
associated with the virus. The natural function of xCT in the body is to transport molecules necessary for protecting against stress into cells. When cells are stressed, they express more xCT on their surfaces. Of note, this sort of stress can be cau...
Adherence to treatment guidelines for patients with ACS associated with decreased in-hospital deaths
...ines for treatment of patients with acute coronary syndromes
is associated with a decreased likelihood of in-hospital death, according to a study in the April 26 issue of JAMA. Assessing quality in health care has become increasingly important in current medical practice, according to background information in...
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