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NHLBI stops study of pulmonary hypertension treatment in sickle cell patients

... medical problems experienced in walk-PHaSST were complications specific to sickle cell disease, "The findings of ... on the unanimous recommendations of the Pulmonary complications of Sickle Cell Disease Data and Safety Monitoring ... organ damage, and anemia. Life-threatening complications include infections, acute chest syndrome, stroke, ...

Tight Management of Type 1 Diabetes Worth the Effort

... Rates of serious complications drop with intensive therapy, study shows ... reduce their risk of developing the most serious complications associated with the disease, new research shows. ... lives." Barbara Araneo, director of diabetic complications for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, ...

Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC

... we can limit, somewhat, the illness and severe complications of that kind of virus circulation with updated ... four children in Texas who developed neurological complications from encephalitis, associated with the H1N1 flu. ... that seizure, encephalitis and other neurologic complications can occur in the setting of influenza," she said. ...

New Option for Correcting Nearsightedness

... concerns were raised that the lenses cause complications such as cataracts, loss of cells lining the eye ... follow-up." They found no vision-threatening complications during the follow-up perod, they said. They ... than four years is necessary to assess late-onset complications of this surgical technique." The study appears ...

Joint Replacement Patients with Diabetes Greatly Benefit from Controlled Glucose

... glucose levels help decrease chance for complications ROSEMONT, Ill., July 1 ... often are at a higher risk of experiencing complications after surgery due to various pre-existing health ... Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) , those complications are less likely to occur when a diabetic patient ...

Assessment of Bone Growth Stimulator Is Mixed

... Hospital in Boston. The study found that more complications occurred in procedures involving the front part ... of this product," Cahill said. The most common complications from BMP in neck procedures were difficulty ... . The study did not find an increase in complications in other fusion procedures. Nonetheless, other ...

Houston Northwest Medical Center Recognized in the Top 15% of the Nation for Maternity Care Services from HealthGrades

... and the best-performing hospitals had far fewer complications compared with poor-performing hospitals. ... best-performing hospitals had 52% fewer maternal complications among women who had vaginal births at their ... hospitals, they experienced 76% and 84% fewer complications respectively. "To be ranked among the top ...

What is different in reflux esophagitis between African-Americans and non-Hispanic whites?

... is minimal data evaluating the prevalence of GERD complications in any United States general population, other ... whites. Presently, it is thought that such complications occur less frequently in African-Americans than ... The distribution of esophagitis severity and its complications were equivalent between groups, except for ...

Recent Survey Suggests Complications with Permanent Fillers

... 1 in 4 UK surgeons have seen patients with complications (Vocus) June 18, ... saw 1-3 patients over the past year experiencing complications with permanent facial fillers, and 23% of surgeons saw 1-3 patients in the past year with complications so severe surgery was needed to treat those ...

Crowded emergency departments pose greater risks for patients with heart attacks

... to five times more likely to experience serious complications after hospital admission when they are treated in ... that this dramatic difference in rates of serious complications underscores the need for action on the part of ... chest pain. "What shocked us is that these complications were not explained by what goes on in the ED, ...

Quest Diagnostics HemoCue AB Subsidiary to Add Avie(TM) Hemoglobin A1c to Diabetes Point-of-Care Test Suite

... monitored and managed, can lead to serious complications such as renal and cardiovascular disease. ... 201 systems. They monitor for diabetes-related complications with the HemoCue Albumin 201 test for ... a patient's risk of eye, kidney, or nerve related complications by 40 percent. The Quest Diagnostics Health ...

Surgery not necessary for most late-stage colorectal cancers

... patients can avoid the risk of surgical complications and can start treatment for all sites of disease ... of the 233 patients, or 93 percent, did not have complications that required resection of the primary tumor. ... resection was to prevent future symptoms and complications from the primary tumor. It was assumed that the ...

Chemo Alone Is Best for Advanced Colon Cancer

... Surgery was thought to guard against symptoms and complications from the primary tumor, which chemotherapy was ... patients can avoid the risk of surgical complications and can start treatment for all sites of disease ... period at Sloan-Kettering did not present the complications that failure to remove the primary tumor were ...

Institute for Aging Research finds modifiable hip fracture complications contribute to mortality

... an even greater prevalence of the post-fracture complications of pneumonia and pressure ulcer, which is likely ... sex, cognition and functional status; hospital complications such as heart attack and congestive heart ... Control and Prevention. Little is known about complications that occur after hospitalization for a hip ...

Glucose Control Pays Long-Term Benefits for Diabetics

... important this is when it comes to avoiding the complications of the disease, which can include eye, kidney and ... of time. "Our results show that the risk of complications 10 to 15 years after the start of treatment ... glucose in line, the real goal is to prevent complications later, but you will also see benefits right away, ...

Americans Who Don't Know They Have Diabetes Incur $18 Billion in Health Expenses Each Year

... significant number of diabetes cases and related complications are largely preventable." About 25 percent ... of diet, exercise and medicine so that costly complications can be avoided." A separate study published ... diabetes have twice as many physician visits for complications compared with people with Type 2 diabetes. ...

Study Reiterates Eye Risks Linked to Flomax

... face more than double the risk for serious complications should they need cataract surgery, a new Canadian ... other alpha-blockers before cataract surgery had complications during and immediately after the procedure. The ... before cataract surgery would reduce the risk of complications is not clear, he said. But before taking Flomax, ...

NYC School Assistant Principal Is Latest Swine Flu Fatality

... New York City public school died Sunday night of complications from the H1N1 swine flu, becoming the fifth ... problems that might have left him vulnerable to complications from swine flu. His family said he had gout, but ... now advises people who might be at high risk for complications from the flu to reconsider travel to Mexico. ...

Swine Flu Closes 3 Schools in NYC

... U.S. health officials said they were seeing some complications among pregnant women as the swine flu continues ... "Pregnant women are at higher risk of complications of influenza, whether it's the seasonal influenza ... of the past. We are also seeing some severe complications in women with this year's novel H1N1 virus," Dr. ...

Health Experts Plot Strategy for Swine Flu Vaccine

... U.S. health officials said they were seeing some complications among pregnant women as the swine flu continues ... "Pregnant women are at higher risk of complications of influenza, whether it's the seasonal influenza ... of the past. We are also seeing some severe complications in women with this year's novel H1N1 virus," Dr. ...

CDC: Flu Drugs Should Be 1st Choice for Pregnant Women With Swine Flu

... -- U.S. health officials said they're seeing some complications among pregnant women as the swine flu continues ... "Pregnant women are at higher risk of complications of influenza, whether it's the seasonal influenza ... of the past. We are also seeing some severe complications in women with this year's novel H1N1 virus," Dr. ...

Pregnant Women Should Take Flu Drugs Promptly

... officials said Tuesday that they're seeing some complications among pregnant women as the swine flu continues ... "Pregnant women are at higher risk of complications of influenza, whether it's the seasonal influenza ... of the past. We are also seeing some severe complications in women with this year's novel H1N1 virus," Dr. ...

Swine Flu May Pose Problems for Pregnant Women

... officials said Tuesday that they're seeing some complications among pregnant women as the swine flu continues ... country. "Pregnant women are at higher risk of complications of influenza, whether it's the seasonal influenza ... of the past. We are also seeing some severe complications in women with this year's novel H1NI virus," Dr. ...

Aesthetic Society Awards Journalists' Commitment To Patient Education

... everything from medical tourism to the increased complications that can arise when performing plastic surgery on ... treatments and interviews women that have had complications from this procedure. First place in the TV News ... President, Alan Gold, M.D., who discussed the complications and dangers performing cosmetic surgery on a ...

New Study Shows Morbidly Obese Workforce Has Higher Prevalence of 100+ Diseases and Conditions

... (32% vs. 13%) Diabetes with or without complications (29% vs. 7%) Intervertebral disc ... (12% vs. 6%) Diabetes with or without complications (17% vs. 9%) Intervertebral disc ... Surgical/medical care complications (1% vs. 12%) Nutritional deficiencies ...

Obesity Surgery Complications on the Decline

... 29 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity surgery-related complications in the United States declined 21 percent between ... There was little change in rates of other complications such as ulcers, dumping (involuntary vomiting or ... to $27,905. Payments for patients who experienced complications declined from $41,807 to $38,175, and from ...

Pregnant and Older May Mean More Complications

... April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Although the rate of complications during pregnancy has remained unchanged since ... the mother's age have been linked to increased complications during pregnancy and delivery, according to ... The bad news is that some of the traditional complications of pregnancy -- hemorrhage and hypertension -- ...

Patients Had Fewer Infection Rates, Fewer Complications at Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery(R), According to HealthCore Study

... Centers for Bariatric Surgery(R) had fewer complications and dramatically lower infection rates than those ... Distinction centers had 28 percent fewer surgical complications and 60 percent fewer inpatient and outpatient ... centers in the 30-day period following surgery. complications include conditions such as hemorrhage, internal ...

Doctor's Training Affects Defibrillator Implant Results

... Study finds fewer complications with electrophysiologists TUESDAY, ... regularly. And the incidence of in-hospital complications is significantly lower when the implant is done ... the procedure was done by an electrophysiologist, complications occurred in 3.5 percent of cases. The incidence ...

Improved Care for Kidney Patients Reduces Medicare Costs and Saves Taxpayers Money

... to both improve patient care and reduce costly complications from the disease. (Logo: ... Fistulas reduce serious infections and complications leading to hospitalizations and mortality often ... access for kidney patients. Vascular access complications account for 16 to 25 percent of all hemodialysis ...

Glitazones have not yet been sufficiently investigated

... alternative therapies at reducing mortality or complications caused by blood vessel damage in people with type ... with regard to mortality and late vascular complications IQWiG found no proof in the available study ... with regard to late micro- and macrovascular complications of type 2 diabetes (e.g., cardiac disease, ...

Lack of Awareness of Eye Health Risk Associated with Diabetes Poses Blinding Threat to Millions

... correctly identifying vision issues as possible complications of diabetes. In this survey, the ... are essential to detect diabetes and its ocular complications early and to treat them promptly and effectively, ... eyes. Many, if not most, of the devastating complications of diabetes in the eyes, as well as in the rest ...

23andMe Launches Free Online Community for Moms and Moms-to-Be

... and help 23andMe conduct research on serious complications such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. ... at the onset of pregnancy if one is at risk for complications so they can try to prevent them. Our goal with ... hopes to discover the genetic roots of pregnancy complications that could in turn lead to improved preventive ...

Number of Revascularization Procedures, Related In-Hospital Mortality and Some Complications Decline, While Rates of Infection and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Increase

... related in-hospital mortality and some complications among Medicare beneficiaries decreased between ... reported statistically significant decreases in complications including post-operative stroke among CABG patients and vascular complications for PCI patients; additionally, the rate of ...

New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

... Holmes noted. In addition, there were fewer complications with the device, once it was implanted, compared to warfarin. Most complications with the device occurred when placing it in the heart, but these complications now occur in only 1 percent of patients, Holmes ...

CMEFirst Presents State-of-the-Art Arthritis CME Symposium

... continues to raise the concern of cardio-renal complications not only in the decision making process of ... blitz of reports surrounding the cardiovascular complications associated with the long term use of Vioxx and ... to the development of thrombotic cardiovascular complications during the long-term use of NSAIDs in patients ...

Less of a stink in diabetes patients?

... of the gas are possibly linked to cardiovascular complications in some male patients with type II diabetes, ... indicate disease. In the case of diabetes, common complications of the disease are high blood pressure and ... factor in the development of vascular complications in patients with diabetes. Previous work on ...

Modern Health Care Economics is Driving Inventiveness in Delivery of Cancer Surgery and Management of Risk

... he was able to purchase a specialized surgical complications and travel insurance policy from the specialty ... of U.S. Risk Underwriters, Inc. It covers complications related to procedures for cancer, cardiovascular, ... him to purchase appropriate specialized surgical complications and travel insurance through U.S. Risk." ...

Oh Baby, Interventional Radiology Makes Childbirth Safer

... Although generally a very safe procedure, complications of C-sections happen rarely and may include ... at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Since bleeding complications after C-sections are uncommon, there was limited ... was stopped promptly and effectively with minimal complications by embolization procedures performed by ...

Less Invasive Interventional Treatment Can Be Recommended as First-Line Treatment for 'Silent Killer,' Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

... of performing additional procedures to correct complications from a prior treatment) and whether the need for ... to open surgery series," said Sabharwal. complications include possible movement of the graft after ... Additionally, researchers found that most complications were detected within the first three months after ...
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