Navigation Links
A new method allows for the early diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
Date:11/13/2007

This release is available in Spanish.

Researchers at the University of Granada (UGR) from the Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Unit and the Cardiology Service of the Hospital Clnico San Cecilio in Granada have developed an innovative system which will help doctors make the earliest diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension possible, which is the main cause of death for patients suffering from scleroderma, a rare disease which affects approximately 1,200 out of every million people. Until now, the only method to identify pulmonary hypertension was to perform a cardiac catheterization, an invasive technique consisting of the insertion of a hollow and flexible tube (a catheter) through the jugular vein directly into the right side of the heart. This technique is not advisable for all patients because of its complexity and risk.

The new technique was developed by doctor Lourdes Lpez Prez, and directed by lecturers Norberto Ortego Centeno and Jos Luis Callejas Rubio, from the Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Unit of the Medicine Department, at the University of Granada. They worked in collaboration with the cardiologists Eduardo Moreno Escobar and Pilar Martn de la Fuente. The great advantage of this system, which is based on the ultrasound technique, is that it allows specialists to measure the pulmonary artery systolic pressure so that pulmonary hypertension can be diagnosed earlier.

A destructive disease

Scleroderma is a systemic autoimmune disease, that is to say, it affects various organs of the body, and it is due to an alteration of the immune system. This disease is specially characterised by colour changing of the hands when exp
'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Lourdes Lpez Prez
luligranada@gmail.com
34-958-244-114
Universidad de Granada
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
2. Different method of evaluating the urinary tract system reduces radiation dose
3. Report on patients access to cancer drugs uses flawed methods to reached flawed conclusions
4. A classic method for modeling skin cancer is featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
5. Researcher developing new method for hearing loss assessment
6. Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Nonprofit Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Statistical Methods, and Pay-For-Performance Highlighted In the Latest INQUIRY Journal
7. GPS-like technology helps pinpoint best methods for moving injured players
8. New Seminar Series from Activator Methods Teaches Doctors a Unique Approach to Improving Nations Chiropractic Care: Focus on the Patients
9. Less invasive lymph node biopsy method could spare thousands unnecessary operations
10. 454 Sequencing(TM): Science Paper Describes a Novel, Highly Efficient Method of Sequencing Ancient DNA; Sequences the Mitochondria of 10 Individual Mammoths to Prove It
11. Manchester researchers announce new methods of beating breast cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 02, 2015 Cutler Integrative Medicine ... to the root, gives cutting-edge tips to bring about ... to renew the body by first cleaning house. ... medicine, “We are all Toxic.” Between environmental toxins like ... potential greatness, and our high stress levels, we all ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 02, 2015 Surgeons at the ... Allegheny Health Network, are exploring an innovative use ... Visual Info Zonal Reminder (VIZR), to assist in the ... Google Glass is a wearable technology with an optical ... format. Wearers communicate with the Internet via natural language ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... GBCHealth, a prominent business coalition ... activities and investments in global health issues, today ... members to serve on the organization’s Board of ... Strategist and Co-founder of Partners In Health, and ... Abbasi, General Manager of Global Health and Medical ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... Market Publishers Ltd is extremely happy to offer ... Analysts Inc and recently added to its catalogue. , ... 2018, the global radiation therapy equipment market is poised ... suggests a holistic analysis of the situation in the ... covers the top market trends. The publication uncovers data ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 Just ... (FDA) warned against the use of power morcellators ... fibroid removal surgeries, insurer UnitedHealthCare is poised to ... of those devices. In a notification sent to ... in April, it would require pre-authorization for laparoscopic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Skin and Wellness Power Couple give Quick Tips to Self-Renewal for Spring 2Health News:Pennsylvania Hospital Explores Use of Google Glass for Trauma Care 2Health News:Pennsylvania Hospital Explores Use of Google Glass for Trauma Care 3Health News:Dr. Paul Farmer and Leaders from Chevron, Johnson & Johnson and Merck Join GBCHealth’s Board of Directors 2Health News:Dr. Paul Farmer and Leaders from Chevron, Johnson & Johnson and Merck Join GBCHealth’s Board of Directors 3Health News:Dr. Paul Farmer and Leaders from Chevron, Johnson & Johnson and Merck Join GBCHealth’s Board of Directors 4Health News:Dr. Paul Farmer and Leaders from Chevron, Johnson & Johnson and Merck Join GBCHealth’s Board of Directors 5Health News:New Topical Research Reports Prepared by GIA Now Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:New Topical Research Reports Prepared by GIA Now Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Power Morcellator Lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Insurers’ Decision to Restrict Most Common Form of Hysterectomies 2Health News:Power Morcellator Lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Insurers’ Decision to Restrict Most Common Form of Hysterectomies 3Health News:Power Morcellator Lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Insurers’ Decision to Restrict Most Common Form of Hysterectomies 4
... to fortify the cassava plant, a staple root crop ... protein to provide the poor and malnourished with a ... The researchers have further engineered the cassava plant so ... and are refining methods to reduce cyanogens, substances that ...
... likely no one key reason for a particular ... -- Genetics and random environmental factors each play a ... say British and Swedish researchers. , "This study ... looking for a single ,gay gene, or a single ...
... Outstanding Quality and Compliance -, LEXINGTON, Mass., ... it has received the prestigious Supplier,Performance Award from ... recognizes outstanding performance in quality and compliance by,Premier ... award winners. IL,was presented with the honor at ...
... Circadiance launched the,revolutionary SleepWeaver(TM) Nasal CPAP Mask ... the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, SLEEP 2008,which was ... Many sleep apnea patients discontinue their CPAP therapy ... interruption. The,innovative SleepWeaver is the only 100 percent ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SXC Health Solutions Corp.,("SXC" or the ... leading provider of,technology and pharmacy benefits management services, ... its informedRx(R) pharmacy benefit management,("PBM") services with The ... providing its services for more than 6,000 members ...
... MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS, NYSE:,MDZ), a leading provider of ... announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange,(TSX) accepted the ... bid for a one-year period., The Notice provides ... ending July 2, 2009, if deemed appropriate by the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fortified cassava could provide a day's nutrition in a single meal 2Health News:Fortified cassava could provide a day's nutrition in a single meal 3Health News:Fortified cassava could provide a day's nutrition in a single meal 4Health News:Genetics, Environment Shape Sexual Behavior 2Health News:Instrumentation Laboratory Receives Performance Award from Premier for Second Consecutive Year 2Health News:Clinical Launch of Innovative Cloth Sleep Apnea Mask Creates Buzz at Sleep Conference 2Health News:The University of Toledo selects SXC Health Solutions (informedRx) to provide pharmacy benefit management services 2Health News:The University of Toledo selects SXC Health Solutions (informedRx) to provide pharmacy benefit management services 3Health News:MDS Inc. Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid 2
(Date:3/2/2015)... SANTA ANA, Calif. , March 2, 2015 ... premier supplier of child-resistant packaging solutions for ... Co-Founder, Nicholas Kovacevich , has been nominated ... The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award is ... entrepreneurial spirit – individuals who, by their creativity ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... NEW YORK , March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of ... ("Vitae Pharmaceuticals" or the "Company") (NasdaqGM: VTAE -News).  ... Bronstein or his investor relations coordinator ... 212-697-6484. The investigation concerns whether Vitae ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 2, 2015  CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: ... Krakauer , CEO, will be presenting at the Sidoti ... The formal presentation is scheduled for 2:00 PM ET ... Hotel, New York . In addition, ... Development, will be available for separate one-on-one meetings during ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kush Bottles CEO, Nicholas Kovacevich, Nominated for 2015 "Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award" 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AUXL ) today announced ... 2011 Healthcare Conference during September 7-9, 2011 at the ... Financial Officer, is scheduled to present an overview of ... ET on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.   ...
... 2011 Wendy R. Fleishman ... Bernstein, LLP announced that Tiffany Littles, 33, of Jacksonville, Florida, ... for severe and lasting injuries caused by Bayer,s birth control ... prescription drug sold without adequate warnings about the risk of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Stifel Nicolaus 2011 Healthcare Conference 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Stifel Nicolaus 2011 Healthcare Conference 3Florida Woman Charges Life-Threatening Blood Clot Caused by Yaz Birth Control Drug According to Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP 2