Tag: "undergoing" at medical news
Distant prayer does not improve clinical outcome for patients undergoing coronary procedures
Praying for patients undergoing
heart procedures off-site or giving them bedside t...C, USA) and colleagues recruited over 700 patients undergoing
elective catheterisation and percutaneous coronary intervention from nine centres in the USA. 371 pa...
Men continue to have normal life after radiation for prostate cancer
...res a total of five times before, during and after undergoing
radiation therapy to allow researchers to evaluate what effect their treatment was having on them. The two most important side effects studied were sexual and urinary function. The study reports that one year after receiving treatment, 78 percent of...
Laparoscopic surgery associated with reduced inflammatory response
...d samples from 70 patients with colorectal disease undergoing
laparoscopic (35) or conventional (35) surgery, be...killer cells were significantly higher in patients undergoing
laparoscopic surgery. The levels of other white blood cells, including the B-cells and different typ...
Reconstructive technique provides option for difficult nasal plastic surgery
..., Germany, reviewed the medical charts of patients undergoing
septoplasty (surgery of the nasal septum), either ...m 1981 to 2004 with severe nasal septal deviations undergoing
the surgery developed and refined by Dr. Gubisch, the charts of two groups were reviewed: 459 proced...
Halt NSAIDs use before gum surgery, Case researchers say
... significant increase with ibuprofen use for those undergoing
bone surgery procedures. The researchers found that the difference between patients using ibuprofen and the non users was an increase of approximately 15 ml of blood or approximately double the amount of blood loss without NSAID's use. In reporting...
Surgery is favored treatment for severe hemorrhoids
...chieved better overall cure rate" because patients undergoing
RBL were more likely to need future treatment. Th...s between the ages of 45 and 65. Although patients undergoing
RBL spent significantly fewer days away from work than patients subject to surgery, the reviewers sa...
New discovery may help doctors treat infertility
...lity drugs similar to those commonly used by women undergoing
fertility treatments. The mice lacking this recep...ole of the beta receptor by studying women already undergoing
fertility treatment. "The tools and animal models necessary to do these types of studies ...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3
...n reduce the risk of bone disease in women already undergoing
cancer therapy. Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in women. In these women, bone is the most common site for secondary tumours to take hold and develop. In healthy bones, the structure is constantly being broke...
CryoSat environmental testing over preparations for shipment to launch site about to begin
.... During the last 12 months the satellite has been undergoing
stringent mechanical and environmental tests at the Space Test Centre at IABG (Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH) in Ottobrunn, Germany. Unfortunately, some concerns were raised about how a few of the components were functioning and consequen...
Low colon cancer screening rates leaves a million New Yorkers at risk
...arly half of New Yorkers ages 50 and older are not undergoing
screening within the recommended schedule." They add, "Resources and interventions designed to increase screening practices, particularly colonoscopy, will need to target poor and uninsured communities."...
Mental health following stroke, spinal cord injury; sensory evaluation tools
...ces in patients diagnosed with prostate cancer and undergoing
radiation therapy. Forty participants receiving se...l well-being. Investigators conclude that patients undergoing
radiation therapy should expect a decline in quality of life and physical well-being, increased fati...
GroPep licenses technology to TGR BioSciences
...an extremely painful side effect for many patients undergoing
chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer. For certain cancer treatments almost all patients suffer from this affliction. Mucositis can be so severe that eating, drinking and speech is not possible. Cancer treatment may have to be delayed or suspend...
Chronic sinus infection thought to be tissue issue, Mayo Clinic scientists show it's snot
...utive Mayo Clinic chronic sinus infection patients undergoing
endoscopic sinus surgery. The surgeons extracted t...o extracted tissue and mucus from healthy patients undergoing
septoplasty, surgery to fix a deviated septum, for comparison with the specimens from the chronic si...
Common C-section method leads to unnecessary scars, Stanford study finds
...d a study involving 173 women at Stanford who were undergoing
a repeat caesarean. During the study, surgeons were asked after surgery to score the severity and location of any adhesions. The researchers then examined patient records to determine whether a participant's first caesarean included peritoneal closur...
New anti-blood-thinning drug not as safe as protamine
... a "dummy" human that reacts as humans would while undergoing
surgery -- to train clinical trial workers before the trial began. Previous studies at Duke using human simulators have shown that clinical trial coordinators felt more confident in their abilities and thus had a much shorter "learning curve" at the ...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, August 2, 2005
...st year of the dialysis but was higher among those undergoing
peritoneal dialysis in the second year (Article. p. 174). An editorial writer says that for many reasons the study cannot help the individual patient choose between the two forms of dialysis (Editorial, p. 229). The writer also discusses newer techno...
Women missing out in heart treatment more needed in clinical trials
...ften in women, so they need closer monitoring when undergoing
antiarrhythmic treatment; Aspirin is proven as a primary preventive for heart attack in males, but questionable for women. The reasons it appears not to be effective in primary heart attack prevention are unclear as yet; Digitalis is associated wit...
Prenatal exposure to famine increases risk of schizophrenia
...he processes involved may apply in all populations undergoing
famine," the authors conclude. (JAMA. 2005; 294:557562. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org .) Editor's Note: For information on funding/support, please see the JAMA article. Editorial: Accumulating Evidence for Prenatal Nutrit...
Largest study of unrelated bone marrow transplantation for leukemia serves as benchmark
...te in patients with leukemia and related disorders undergoing
bone marrow transplantation from unrelated donors. The study was designed to determine whether one of two general approaches to prevent graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD), a potentially lethal complication, might result in improved survival. While t...
LSUHSC innovation in patient safety training to improve surgical outcomes
...ram to physiologically respond just like a patient undergoing
surgery performed with a virtual reality laparoscopic surgery simulator. A quad split screen monitor displaying the OR activity, vital signs, the surgical field, and the scenario allows not only the surgical team to check information, but those immed...
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