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Complications and Costs for Obesity Surgery Declining

... that the average rate of post-surgical and other complications in patients who have obesity surgery, also known ... during that time period, in part because fewer complications meant fewer readmissions. The study, ... -- those who had to be readmitted because of complications -- fell from $80,001 to $69,960. "People ...

Orthopaedic Injury: High Risk to Pregnant Women

... the risk of preterm birth and other prenatal complications if they receive care at a medical center equipped ... explanation for the increase in pregnancy complications may be that orthopaedic trauma often results from ... "That way, both the trauma and any potential complications regarding the pregnancy can be more successfully ...

Long-term Follow Up Interim Data Show Nplate(TM) Increased and Sustained Platelet Counts in Adult Chronic ITP Patients

... 70 percent of all patients with MDS encounter complications or progression due to acute myeloid leukemia. MDS ... guidelines. Thrombotic/Thromboembolic complications -- Thrombotic/thromboembolic complications may result from excessive increases in platelet ...

Studies Examine Quality of Care for Hospitalized Sickle Cell Disease Patients and Effective Methods for Detecting Risk of Stroke in Children With This Disorder

... observations and interventions aimed at reducing complications and mortality from sickle cell disease in both ... Childhood stroke is one of the most devastating complications of sickle cell disease. Although the use of ... hydroxyurea could also prevent severe chronic complications of the disease or improve survival in these ...

Body Contouring Surgery Risk Rises with Increased Body Mass Index

... study investigating the relationship between complications of body contouring surgery and body mass index has confirmed an increase in the occurrence of such complications with worsening degree of obesity. Findings from ... 36-40), and severely morbidly obese (BMI >41). complications were recorded into minor and major categories: ...

Drug Combo Could Lower Diabetes Complications and Costs

... ways for dramatically reducing the costs and complications associated with this now epidemic illness, ... the number of heart attacks in half, reduce eye complications by a third and result in 10 percent ... would result in 7.3 million fewer serious complications over the next 30 years. Diabetes continues to ...

People With Diabetes May Have All-Natural Citrus Supplement To Help Lower Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Levels

... blood sugar control may mean less diabetic complications like nerve pain and kidney disease. And, that could mean less disability and expense from complications and associated medications and certainly less ... to an individual's risk of developing diabetic complications such as diseases of the eye, kidney and nerves. ...

Outcomes Vary for Prostate Cancer Patients Choosing Surgery; Overall, No Treatment Proven Superior

... to experience urinary incontinence or other complications if the operation is done by an experienced ... -- Among patients who choose surgery, urinary complications and incontinence are less likely if their ... per year. -- Surgery-related deaths, urinary complications and readmissions were lower and hospital stays ...

Despite Serious Health Risks, One in Three Adults with Heart Disease Does Not Believe They Need a Flu Shot This Year

... like viral or bacterial pneumonia that cause complications of heart disease. Recent studies have found that ... the flu. Groups who are at risk for serious complications include the very young, people 50 years of age or ... who live with or care for persons at high-risk of complications (including all healthcare workers) should get ...

Synvista Therapeutics' Alagebrium Shows Potential for use in Treating Diabetes-Related Gastrointestinal Complications

... mechanisms for the development of diabetic complications involving the gut including gastroparesis and ... elucidate the role of AGEs in gastrointestinal complications including diabetic intestinal dysfunction, ... identify patients at high risk for cardiovascular complications of diabetes. Synvista Therapeutics also is ...

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation Announce Innovative Diabetes Drug Discovery and Development Partnership

... 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which ... not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and ...

Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases

... study, which shows that denosumab can reduce or delay the serious complications of bone metastases in breast cancer patients better than the current ... to bone, surgery to bone, or spinal cord compression. All are serious complications for advanced cancer patients. The economic burden of U.S. patients ...

IMPACT Study Showed Longer Valcyte(R) (valganciclovir hydrochloride tablets) Treatment Demonstrated Better Protection Against Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease One Year Post-Transplant

... organ transplantation -- CMV can cause serious illness with long-term complications for our most vulnerable patients," said IMPACT Investigator, Dr. Robert ... develops during the first few months after transplantation and may cause complications in the lungs, kidneys, nervous system, liver, and gastrointestinal tract. ...

Bethesda-Based NHSi Wins $2M Grant for Blood Technology

... mounting that, following transfusions, patients experience a multitude of complications resulting in increased morbidity and longer hospital stays that might have ... ," Cannon said. Research has documented that the rate of complications increases with the number of units of blood transfused. Moreover, in a ...

Metabolic Solutions Development Company Announces Preliminary Results from Phase IIa Clinical Trial

... blood cells and did not produce an increase in body weight. complications from the leading type 2 diabetic therapies include weight gain and edema ... compound can deliver significant metabolic benefit without some of the complications inherent in current therapies." Additional safety and expanded ...

Taking Folic Acid for a Year Before Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth

... very early premature births, those babies who are at the greatest risk of complications such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, chronic lung disease, and ... singleton pregnancies and excluded pregnancies with medical or obstetrical complications such as preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, or other abnormalities. ...

Torax Medical Launches Pivotal Clinical Study of New Acid Reflux Treatment

... gastric reflux to continue. Chronic gastric reflux may lead to numerous complications including ulcerations and esophageal cancer. The incidence of esophageal ... the burdens associated with lifelong drug therapy and the typical complications associated with conventional surgical repair. Todd Berg, President ...

ViroPharma Submits Comments on Vancocin(R) Draft Bioequivalence Guidance

... (CDI) can be severe, and without proper treatment, the associated complications of the disease can be deadly. Vancocin is also approved to treat ... of the colon and diarrhea. Without proper treatment, the associated complications of the disease can be deadly. Advanced age, gastrointestinal ...

Prescient Medical Achieves Milestones in Clinical Studies of vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield

... 100% Technical Success, No Peri-procedural complications Reported With Coronary Device DOYLESTOWN, Pa., March 4 /PRNewswire/ ... with a technical success rate of 100%. No procedural or in-hospital complications were reported for any of the patients. The patients enrolled in the study ...

Early Switch from IV to Oral Meds Is Effective for Children with Acute Bone Infection

... and families, and avoid a major drawback of IV use: increased risk of complications from using central catheters, such as infections or breaks in the ... 4 percent of the children receiving the prolonged IV therapy had complications related to the central venous catheter." Zaoutis's study found wide ...

Video: Zometa(R) Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence in Premenopausal Women, Study in The New England Journal of Medicine Reports

... - Zometa is the most widely prescribed drug for prevention of bone complications due to bone metastases, with more than 2.7 million patients treated ... beyond the well-established benefit of this treatment in preventing bone complications in advanced cancers." The ABCSG Trial 12 (ABCSG-12) included more ...

New Study Shows PCR and FCR Have Significant Activity in B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

... (R) (PCR); results suggested similar efficacy with less infectious complications than that seen with FCR. The current multicenter, randomized, ... lymphocytic leukemia. The primary end point of the study was infectious complications with efficacy and safety as secondary endpoints. Correlative studies of ...

FDA Approves Promacta(R) (Eltrombopag), the First Oral Medication to Increase Platelet Production for People With Serious Blood Disorder

... Thrombotic/Thromboembolic Complications: Thrombotic/thromboembolic complications may result from excessive increases in platelet counts. Excessive doses of ... the placebo group. Seven patients experienced thrombotic/thromboembolic complications in the extension study. Use caution when administering PROMACTA to ...

Video: New Survey Finds Mothers See Influenza as a Serious Health Threat, but Often Don't Get Their Families Vaccinated

... against influenza, leaving them at risk for severe symptoms, serious complications and even death. More than 250 million Americans -- more than 4 out of 5 ... Each year, approximately 226,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized with complications from influenza and an average of 36,000 people die -- including about 100 ...

Cystic Fibrosis Axentis Pharma Initiates Clinical Trial for Lung Infections

... mutation causes increased secretion deposits on mucous membranes. Lung complications represent the most serious manifestation of the disease ­ and the reason for the high mortality rate amongst patients. Such complications often involve infection of the bronchi by the bacteria Pseudomonas ...

Further Analysis From ATHENA Study Showed That Multaq(R) (dronedarone) Reduced the Risk of Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

... impact on cardiovascular outcomes. As stroke is one of the leading complications of atrial fibrillation, and a major cause of death and long-term ... fibrillation or atrial flutter patients in reducing major cardiovascular complications like stroke, which is a leading cause of cardiovascular hospitalization or ...

Further Analysis From ATHENA Study Showed That Multaq(R)(Dronedarone) Reduced the Risk of Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

... impact on cardiovascular outcomes. As stroke is one of the leading complications of atrial fibrillation, and a major cause of death and long-term ... fibrillation or atrial flutter patients in reducing major cardiovascular complications like stroke, which is a leading cause of cardiovascular hospitalizations ...

Catheter Ablation System for Atrial Fibrillation Shows Reduced Procedure Time, Remarkable Safety Profile and Excellent Outcomes in Two Clinical Studies

... (+/- 32 minutes) with just 20 minutes (+/- 9 minutes) of fluoroscopy. No complications were observed and 82% of the patients discontinued anti-arrhythmic drug ... for mapping, ablating and confirming isolation reduces the risk of complications and streamlines the procedure by eliminating the need for elaborate ...

Survey Shows Parents' Best Intentions Out of Step with Expert Recommendations in Protecting Kids from Flu

... to the CDC, each year, up to 60 million Americans get the flu. Resulting complications cause more than 200,000 hospitalizations and about 36,000 deaths in the ... The most notable difference is that the flu can result in serious complications such as pneumonia and bacterial infections.(4) Also, unlike symptoms of ...

Tolerx Initiates Dosing of Otelixizumab, a Novel Type 1 Diabetes Agent, in DEFEND, a Phase 3 Clinical Trial

... levels), fewer hypoglycemic events, and a reduction in long-term disease complications in established type 1 diabetics in the Diabetes Control and complications Trial (DCCT). "We are excited to have dosed the first patient in DEFEND ...

MultiVu Video Feed: Large, Long-Term Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT) Reveals Important Cardiovascular Safety News on AVANDIA

... evaluating the impact of blood sugar control to reduce diabetes-related complications in patients. VADT (Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial), a large, long-term ... blood sugar control on other serious and potentially life-threatening complications of diabetes, such as kidney failure, blindness and amputation. VADT is ...

Large, Long-Term Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT) Reveals Important Cardiovascular Safety News on AVANDIA(R)

... blood sugar control on other serious and potentially life-threatening complications of diabetes, such as kidney failure, blindness and amputation." In VADT, ... 21 percent, heart attack by 14 percent and diabetes-related microvascular complications by 37 percent. About GlaxoSmithKline GlaxoSmithKline - one of the ...

European Union's CHMP Issues Positive Opinion on Sugammadex

... during surgery); improving surgical conditions; and reducing the risk of complications during surgery. Reversal agents are given to stop the effects of muscle ... than 5 percent) seen with sugammadex in clinical trials were anesthetic complications generally due to restoration of muscle function (8.0 percent with ...

ViroPharma Announces Completion of Enrollment in Phase 3 Study of Maribavir in Stem Cell Transplant Patients

... will progress to develop CMV disease, which may manifest as deadly complications such as pneumonia or gastrointestinal disease. CMV infection is also ... CMV can lead to severe conditions such as pneumonitis or hepatitis, or to complications such as acute or chronic rejection of a transplanted organ. While ...

Naturally Occurring Compounds in Cocoa Tied to Blood Flow Improvements for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

... of life for people with diabetes. "We are still seeing the devastating complications of diabetes with the standard medical treatments available, so we are ... at new possibilities for cocoa flavanol-based interventions for vascular complications associated with cognitive performance, skin health and age-related blood ...

Shire Announces Approval of ELAPRASE(R) (idursulfase) in Brazil

... and organs, which then begin to malfunction, leading to severe clinical complications and early mortality. ELAPRASE, which is given as a weekly infusion, is ... the way certain tissues and organs function, leading to severe clinical complications and early mortality. Physical manifestations for some people with Hunter ...

Presentations From Recent Heart Rhythm Society Meeting Validate the Safety and Efficacy of Ablation Frontiers Technology in 230 Patients

... demonstrated a 100 percent acute success rate, no peri/post-procedure complications up to 7 days, and procedure time of 85 +/- 33 minutes. Of those patients ... that 96 percent of patients experienced a procedural success rate with no complications reported. At 6 months follow up, 75 percent of patients were in sinus ...

Tolerx Advancing Novel Type 1 Diabetes Agent into Phase III Clinical Trial Program Following End of Phase II FDA Meeting

... levels), fewer hypoglycemic events and reduction of long term disease complications in established diabetics in the Diabetes Control and complications Trial (DCCT). DEFEND enrollment is expected to begin mid-2008. "We are ...

Filter Fails to Improve PCI Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndromes

... protection. The researchers found that the rates of major cardiovascular complications during hospitalization -- consisting of death, heart attack, emergency ... Dr. Webster said. "However, there are some patients who have major complications from distal embolism. We need better ways of identifying high-risk ...

Medicare Announces Expanded Coverage for Warfarin Patients Monitoring Clotting Time at Home

... The change opens the door to greater convenience and potentially fewer complications for a broader spectrum of anticoagulation patients. Medicare previously ... suggest that anticoagulation patients who self-test may experience fewer complications overall than those who do not, because self-testing may increase patient ...
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