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Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine

...lso detect abnormal widening of the vessels called aneurysms of the arteries or veins. There are no known risks of MRA examination. Patients with heart pacemakers, brain aneurysm clips, inner ear implants or any other metal implants cannot have in MRA examination. In summary, it is an excellent method of cho...

Small aneurysms best left untouched

...hers, the appropriate approach to abdominal aortic aneurysms is to leave those below five and a half centimeter... the risk of surgery. According to this study only aneurysms that have a diameter of 5.5 centimeters are worth repair surgery. If this new guidance was followed,...

Cocaine may cause aneurysms for the coronart artery

...at 30.4% of the cocaine users have coronary artery aneurysms compared to 7.6% of the control group. Aneurysm of coronary artery may lead to rupture, infection, and compression of blood vessels, causing massive bleeding and may lead to death....

Clazosentan May help to Improve Blood Circulation after Brain Hemorrhage due to burst Aneurysm

...ithout treatment. Re-bleeding occurs in 50% of the aneurysms within the first six months, and about half of patients die after a rebleed and a further 20% become disabled. For further info contact:Actelion contact: Alan ArcherGlobal Product Communications managerActelion Ltd Gewerbestrasse 16CH-4123 Allschwil...

Platinum Coils To Replace Brain Surgery

...lished in The Lancet, have proposed treating burst aneurysms with platinum coils instead of brain surgery. In 2002 the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) was stopped early because it showed that the minimally invasive technique, coiling, was more likely to result in survival without disability ...

Sodium nitrite salt intake found to increases blood flow

...atment of sickle cell anemia, heart attacks, brain aneurysms and asthma. If it works, "this drug would be pennies to dollars per day," says Dr. Christian Hunter of California's Loma Linda University. By January, Hunter hopes to begin studies of nitrite treatment for babies with an often fatal disease called ...

Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms By A New Non-Surgical Approach

...prove our ability to treat challenging wide-necked aneurysms without opening the skull but also to have a significant impact on re-treatment rates" said Lopes, one of the experts in the field....

Experts urging artery screening in the UK

... finding ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms could be effective. Surgery will be recommended for aneurysms over 5cm in diameter. The NSC is recommending screening for aortic aneurysm, but there is an issue...

Retinal Hemorrhage: No More a Sure Sign of Child Abuse

...hot wounds, drug overdose, meningitis and ruptured aneurysms may result in retinal hemorrhage, making it an unreliable indicator of child abuse. The study was conducted on nearly than 700 cases that had presented for autopsy examination. Other conditions where retinal damage may be manifested include suffoca...

New Way To Combat Spinal Cord Injury during Aortic Surgery

...g aortic surgery but surgery done to repair aortic aneurysms often results in neurological deficits. But the works of Roseborough et al has given new hopes to treat spinal cord injuries. The results of his work are published in the journal of the American Journal of Pathology. Weakness and/or paralysis of l...

Brain Surgery Without the Surgery?

...t like one on a tire when it’s about to blow. When aneurysms rupture, about half the patients don’t survive. Th...se families seem “cursed” by an inherited risk for aneurysms that have killed many of their relatives suddenly and without warning. “Because it’s a relatively ...

Aortic Dissection - A Deadly Condition

...term monitoring of survivors. Better screening for aneurysms in the aorta, which are involved in a large percentage of dissections, could also help nip more dissections in the bud. Contact: Kara Gavinkegavin@umich.edu734-764-2220University of Michigan Health System Source: Eurekalert...

Loeys-Dietz Syndrome More Common Than Thought

...very aggressive about going in and repairing these aneurysms before they rupture," Dietz said. ``In contrast, in people with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, you don't do surgery unless you believe death is imminent," he said. He also said that more studies are needed to diagnose the condition and spread awa...

Early Detection of Artery Weakening Can Be a Life-Saver

...are patients will be able to receive screening for aneurysms as part of their regular “Welcome to Medicare” phy... will die. So the whole idea is to recognize these aneurysms beforehand and treat them before they can rupture.” Men are almost four times as likely to develop...

Enzyme Critical for Early Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

...pes for developing a drug that could prevent small aneurysms from enlarging to the point where surgery is neces...rapeutic target that may keep the growth of aortic aneurysms in check, so they don't become life threatening,' says Robert W. Thompson, M.D., professor of surger...

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Saves Men's Lives

Regular ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms can sharply reduce the likelihood of dying from a ...inches in diameter. However, screening for these aneurysms is somewhat controversial, since "the balance between risk of rupture and risk of elective surgical ...

Different Causes for Childhood Brain Aneurysm was Revealed

... new University of Cincinnati (UC) childhood brain aneurysms are caused by trauma, infection or underlying vasc...uzzo reports that 75 percent of the patients whose aneurysms developed spontaneously had no risk factors for vascular disease, which in adults include smoking an...

CTA Useful in Detecting Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysms

...investigation in detecting acute ruptured cerebral aneurysms using correlation with intraoperative findings, sa... aneurysms, said Dr. Patel. In cases of multiple aneurysms CTA is able to discern the ruptured one accurately. Furthermore, a positive CTA in the setting of ac...

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