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Surprising Results on Smoking Research Hispanic Versus White Female Smokers

... were at greater risk of developing airflow obstruction and diminished lung function than Hispanic women ... The objective was to evaluate the risk of airflow obstruction and to assess lung function among Hispanic and ... with halving of the likelihood of airflow obstruction in those female smokers, who also had better lung ...

Nasal Surgery Helps Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms

... was a significant reduction in symptoms of nasal obstruction and in snoring and daytime sleepiness. There was ... "These results suggest that, when nasal obstruction in OSA patients was relieved, their generic ... the role of nasal surgery in treating nasal obstruction among OSA patients," the researchers concluded. ...

New study in JCSM finds that obesity can predict upper airway obstruction amongst children

... but only weak, predictor of upper airway obstruction during sleep, according to a study published in ... who were referred for evaluation of upper airway obstruction and underwent one night of polysomnography, or a ... association between body mass and upper airway obstruction severity was not significantly influenced by age; ...

CT useful and effective when diagnosing patients with large bowel obstruction

... CT is highly effective in confirming large bowel obstruction and identifying the site and cause of ... the diagnostic efficiency of CT in large bowel obstruction (LBO), said Sathi Sukumar, MD, lead author of the study. Large bowel obstruction is a common clinical problem and plain films have ...

Antegrade bowel intussusception can cause recurrent, chronic postoperative intestinal obstruction

... infections and anastomotic dehiscence. Bowel obstruction can also be seen due to internal hernias or ... strictures. A more unusual etiology for bowel obstruction in this setting is intussusception. ... should always be considered in cases of bowel obstruction in adults after pancreatic reconstructions. ...

Portal vein thrombosis is common in extraportal vein obstruction

... and nontumoral extrahepatic portal vein obstruction are young and present with well tolerated bleed. ... may be responsible for extrahepatic portal vein obstruction in the developing countries. Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) patients were young and commonly ...

Cell transplantation and cardiac repair

... de Janeiro, Brazil. While previous reports observed that microvascular obstruction impairing cell uptake by the heart could be an issue, the team ... added Dr. Dohman. "In addition, we found that the grade of obstruction of microcirculation does not correlate with the efficiency of cell ...

New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea

... enlarges the space behind the roof of the mouth. When the obstruction is significant, "the choice may lie between surgery or no treatment, with ... called a mandibular advancement device, designed to prevent the airway obstruction of sleep apnea. It does this by moving the lower jaw forward. A ...

Verathon(R) Introduces BladderScan(R) BVM 9500 Bladder Volume Instrument To Help Urologists Diagnose Bladder Dysfunction

... ) Bladder Outlet obstruction (BOO) is reported to be one of the most common urologic problems among ... 3. Tubaro, A., C. Manieri, et. al. "The Effect of Bladder Outlet obstruction Treatment on Ultrasound-Determined Bladder Wall Thickness." Rev Urol. ...

World-Renowned Urologist, J. Francois Eid, M.D., Expands Practice with Increased Treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)

... and in the function of the prostate. Finally, animal studies reveal that obstruction of the bladder by the prostate causes erectile dysfunction. For these ... by relaxing the prostate gland's smooth muscle cells so that the urinary obstruction is reduced. The disadvantages of oral treatments are that medications may ...

Zimbabwean Health Workers Call For Crisis Response

... medications for HIV-AIDS, TB, malaria and chronic illness, and government obstruction of food and critical aid to millions, PHR said that unless the United ... human rights violations including willful denial of health care and obstruction of humanitarian aid as well as mass killing, forced displacement, torture ...

AMITIZA 8 mcg now available to treat irritable bowel syndrome

... Patients with symptoms suggestive of mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction should be thoroughly evaluated by the treating physician to confirm the absence of such an obstruction prior to initiating AMITIZA treatment. The safety of AMITIZA in ...

A rare case of ischemic colitis caused by chronic venous insufficiency

... supply is key to its development. However, chronic venous insufficiency by obstruction of macrovascular mesenteric vein rarely causes ischemia of the bowel. This report describes the first case of ischemic colitis caused by obstruction of the mesenteric and splenic veins. This case report, from a team led ...

FDA Approves Advair(R) 250/50 for Reduction of Exacerbations in Patients With COPD

... was originally approved in 2003 for the maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD associated with chronic bronchitis. With the new ... Advair Diskus 250/50 is indicated for the maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. ...

JCI online early table of contents: Jan. 2, 2008

... Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a disease of the limbs caused by obstruction of the blood vessels. Moderate PVD causes pain when walking, which is ... MAPCs might have the potential to repair damage due to vessel obstruction in patients with PVD. TITLE: Multipotent adult progenitor cells sustain ...

Drug Might Restore Sense of Smell

... flowers." Any number of things can cause the problem. "The most common causes are viruses, head trauma, severe allergies or some kind of anatomic obstruction in the nose or nasal polyps," Kuppersmith explained. In June, U.S. health officials warned consumers to stop using Zicam nasal cold remedy ...

Key to Wound-Healing May Be Explained in Fish Tail

... suggest it may play a role in diseases in those areas that involve unnatural levels of white blood cells, such as asthma, chronic pulmonary obstruction and some inflammatory gut diseases. "Our lungs are supposed to be sterile; our guts are anything but," Mitchison said in the news release. "It's ...

Lifestyle program for patients with COPD is health and cost effective

... controlled trial showing that community-based pulmonary rehabilitation is feasible and effective, even for patients with less advanced airflow obstruction and that the INTERCOM program improves functional exercise capacity and health related quality of life during 24 months relative to usual care at ...

Video: New Survey Finds 97 Percent of Women Understand Weight Increases Heart Disease Risk - The Leading Cause of Female Death in the United States - Yet 55 Percent Remain Overweight

... surgical procedure, and the patient's ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Band slippage, erosion and deflation, reflux, obstruction of the stomach, dilation of the esophagus, infection, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may ...

PhotoThera Closes $50 Million Financing, Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer

... States with approximately 700,000 strokes annually. Ischemic stroke, which accounts for about 83 percent of all strokes, occurs as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. About Warburg Pincus Warburg Pincus is a leading global private equity firm. The firm ...

Tadalafil May Effectively Treat Symptoms of BPH-LUTS in Addition to Erectile Dysfunction

... Lacey Dean at LDean@AUAnet.org " target="_new"> LDean@AUAnet.org . Dmochowski, R; Roehrborn, C; Kraus, S; Klise, S. Changes in bladder outlet obstruction index in men with signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia treated with tadalafil. J Urol, suppl. 2009: 181, 4, abstract 1924. ...

Transave Completes Enrollment in Arikace(TM) Phase II Bronchiectasis Study

... by localized, irreversible enlargement of the bronchial tubes. Involved bronchi are dilated, inflamed, and easily collapsible, resulting in airflow obstruction and impaired clearance of secretions. The accumulation of mucus in the bronchi leads to frequent infections, which further reduce lung function in ...

Helping hand of hybrid surgery benefits colorectal patients

... have similar long-term safety profiles as well. Both are associated with very low rates of wound infection, hernia, adhesions and small-bowel obstruction -- the most common post-operative complications of traditional open intestinal surgery. The researchers had previously taken part in a ...

Verathon Inc., Maker of BladderScan(R) and GlideScope(R), Celebrates 25 Years of Improving Patient Care

... UTIs, beginning in October, 2008. BladderScan also helps diagnose urinary-related problems such as enlarged prostate (BPH) and bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), of importance to the growing number of Baby Boomers and the health care providers who treat them. Now a standard of care for noninvasive ...

Black young adults hospitalized for stroke at much higher rate than whites, Hispanics

... of a blood vessel in the brain. As with the elderly, the most common type of stroke in younger adults, known as ischemic stroke, was caused by the obstruction of blood flow to the brain. While the USF study did not find an increase (or decrease) in young adults hospitalized for stroke in Florida, Dr. ...

Anatomy May Help Identify Sleep Apnea

... to differentiate obstructive sleep apnea from simple snoring with short examination time." The researchers noted that "identification of the obstruction site of upper airway in patients with obstructive sleep apnea is essential in choosing the appropriate treatment, especially surgical intervention." ...

University of the Basque Country team develop nano-hydrogels capable of detecting cancer cells

... pharmaceutical drug is intravenously it gets to all parts in a very short time , but very large molecules cannot be injected because they may cause obstruction or problems on the organism such as, for example, angina pectoris and even heart attack. The essential condition for their use in humans is that ...

Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids

... Children's Hospital Medical Center. "The big problem we think about in kidney stones is obstructions, and that was very rare. And even those who had obstruction were asymptomatic." "We don't know what's going to happen down the line, but it's clear that the problem has been identified by the Chinese ...

Even with medication, asthma patients show chronic airflow changes in lungs

... the airways as a result of the chronic condition. For the study, researchers used hyperpolarized helium 3 (3He) MRI to visualize areas of airflow obstruction in the lungs called ventilation defects. To perform the imaging test, patients inhaled the helium gas prior to undergoing MRI. In order to ...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) To Name New CEO and Directors

... outgoing and interim CEO of Hard To Treat Diseases said "We wish to welcome Mr Terry Yuan aboard HTDS. Save for some highly unlikely and unforeseen obstruction which may arise, at this point I can safely say nothing appears to be in the way of this merger. I concur with Terry that on our end it also appears ...

Irishman with Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Finds Leg-, Life-Saving Treatment In Columbus, Ohio

... to open up the blockage in his leg. Dr. Ansel found and treated an 85 percent blockage in a major artery supplying blood to Bill's heart and a small obstruction in his subclavian artery supplying blood to his head and arms. These blockages could have been fatal if they hadn't been discovered. Today, Bill ...

The Best Holiday Toys Are Safe Holiday Toys

... to the CPSC. Another 22 children under age 15 died in toy-related accidents, according to the CPSC. The two main causes of death were airway obstruction from small toys and injuries sustained from riding toys. The choking hazard posed by small toys, or toys containing small pieces, is well-known ...

Holiday Treats and Decorations Can Be a Deadly Combination for Pets

... quite dangerous, especially to cats. The intestines of cats are incapable of passing such linear foreign bodies. Emergency surgery to relieve the obstruction caused by the string or tinsel is typically required to save the pet's life. Beware of the damaging effects holiday plants can have on your pets ...

Miami Physician Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for $11 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

... support her release from prison. At sentencing, Chief District Judge Moreno found her trial testimony to be perjurious and enhanced her sentence for obstruction of justice. Carlos Benitez, Luis Benitez and Jose Benitez, were indicted on June 11, 2008, for their role in an HIV infusion and money ...

Snorers Burn More Calories During the Day

... Health in Kitakyushu, Japan, are based on interviews with almost 1,500 daytime workers at an industrial company in Japan. People with nasal obstruction should inquire about treatment to improve the quality of both their sleeping and daytime lives, the authors stated. More information Visit ...

Some Pregnancy-Related Complications Minimized for Women Who Have Had Weight-Loss Surgery

... in pregnant women following bariatric surgery procedures. Deaths of mothers and fetuses have been reported in some of these cases. Of note, bowel obstruction also occurs in bariatric surgery patients who do not become pregnant. There is no evidence about whether oral ...

Clear Catheter Systems Completes $600-Million Financing, Opens Cleveland Office

... The funding will help Clear Catheter Systems develop its lead tube clearance product, the PleuraFlow System. The system will be used to prevent obstruction of surgical drainage tubes inserted after heart, lung and trauma surgery. Such obstruction, or clogging, has long remained an unsolved problem in ...

American Heart Association Saddened by Death of Surgical Pioneer Michael E. DeBakey

... and the first successful carotid endarterectomy, which established the field of surgery for strokes. An endarterectomy surgically removes an obstruction hindering blood flow through the carotid artery to the brain. An equally important part of his contribution to the medical world are his many ...

Three-Year COPD Study Found No Increase in Cardiac Events With Advair(R) 500/50

... two primary goals in the management of COPD. About Advair in COPD Advair Diskus 250/50 is indicated for the maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Advair Diskus 250/50 is also indicated to reduce exacerbations in patients with ...

Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble

... College of Medicine in New York City. "Neuropathy would interfere with the neurogenic responses feeding into proper erection," Monrad said. "And obstruction of blood flow into the arteries reduces the pressure needed to achieve erection." It has been known that erectile dysfunction shares many risk ...
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