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Lower Mortality Rates in Hospitals With Good Quality Care

...ormance indicators included whether hospitals gave aspirin and beta-blockers at arrival and discharge for AMI and, for pneumonia, how quickly antibiotics were administered. The results showed that, when compared with hospitals in the lowest quartile, hospitals in the top quartile of performance had nearly ...

Anticoagulants is Better for Atrial Fibrillation

...lotting process (e.g. warfarin), and drugs such as aspirin that make blood platelets less likely to bind together and trigger a clot. In standard medical practice, anticoagulants are often given to people with AF who are at high risk of strokes, while anti-platelet treatments are offered to people at lower ...

Fishing for a Speedy Recovery After Chemotherapy or Marrow Transplant

...micals that block prostaglandin synthesis (such as aspirin or ibuprofen), suppress blood stem cell formation. Finally, in zebrafish whose marrow was depleted by irradiation, those given dmPGE2 recovered blood cell populations more quickly. Prostaglandins are known to be released by the body when inflammati...

Angioplasty may Damage Kidneys

...scular Surgery, suggests that having patients stop aspirin use before the procedure may lead to worse results. It also shows that stent size is important and raises questions about whether blocking or filtering out the debris, known as emboli, may be effective in improving results. New devices exist tha...

Hearts Saved As Doctors Put Cutting Edge Discoveries to Use

...mmendations in the guidelines include quick use of aspirin or more potent blood thinners; beta blockers to reduce the damaged heart's oxygen needs, statins to lower cholesterol, ACE inhibitors to relax blood vessels, and angioplasty to open blocked vessels soon after hospital arrival. It was seen that use...

American Cancer Society Launches Major New Study

... increases the risk of several cancers, and linked aspirin use to a lower death rate from colon cancer. The current study, CPS-II, began in 1982 and is still ongoing. But changes in lifestyle and in the understanding of cancer in the more than two decades since its launch make it important to begin a new coh...

Baby Aspirin Better for Your Health, University of Kentucky Study Says

... needlessly taking a daily dose of an adult-sized aspirin rather than a baby aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke. A study by a group of UK HealthCare Linda and Jack Gill Heart...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

...rising results. For instance, few people know that aspirin carries a high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. ...nt of allergies for four months out of every year; aspirin for cardiovascular protection; clozapine to treat schizophrenia; Tysabri, a multiple-sclerosis drug;...

Aspirin can Prevent Bowel Cancer, Says UK Study

...d University researchers in the UK say that taking aspirin each day can prevent bowel cancer developing . Tak...for five years offered the protection. Long-term aspirin use is generally not backed because of the risk of stomach problems, but the team said it could bene...

Aspirin a Day Can Keep Colon Cancer Away

A daily dose of common pain killer aspirin could cut the risk of getting bowel cancer by mor...across the world are already taking small doses of aspirin every day to reduce the chance of suffering a second heart attack or stroke. However, the painkill...

Angioplasty Reduces Long-term Cardiac Risk in Heart Patients With 'silent' Ischemia

... therapy. All patients received 100 mg. per day of aspirin and a statin (cholesterol-lowering) drug. Follow-up ended on May 23, 2006. Patients in the PCI group experienced 27 major adverse cardiac events during an average follow-up of 10.2 years. During the same period, 67 adverse cardiac events occurred i...

Pregnancy Becomes Safe for Some Women Who Take Low-dose of Aspirin Daily

...suggested that women who take a low-dose tablet of aspirin daily to prevent blood clotting, have a reduced ri...nvolving more than 32,000 women, found that taking aspirin had a 10 percent reduced rate of complications. And while doctors find the results of the review e...

Research Favors Aspirin In Prevention Of Pre-Eclampsia

...alia and UK writing in the Lancet, say that taking aspirin during pregnancy can help cut down the risks of mo...en for women taking antiplatelet drugs, which like aspirin prevent blood clotting. What causes pre-eclampsia is still unclear, but experts opine it may arise...

Quality Improvement Effort Pays Off in Diabetes Care

...ose from 33 percent of patients to 55 percent, and aspirin prescriptions rose from 22 percent to 45 percent. These improvements added very little expense. The diabetes quality-improvement program cost about $700 per patient the first year, $600 the second year, $500 the third year and leveled off at $378 p...

US Hospital Group Offers Warranty on Surgeries

...get the most basic recommended treatments like an aspirin after a heart attack, for example, or antibiotics before hip surgery. The wide variation in treatments can translate to big differences in death rates and surgical complications. In Pennsylvania alone, the mortality rate during a hospital stay for...

Combining NSAIDs With Chemotherapy May Improve Cancer Therapy

...nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin and celecoxib (sold as Celebrex), were being hailed as promising cancer prevention drugs . However, the latest studies have concluded that in most cases the adverse side effect of these drugs -- including risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease -- ...

Aspirin may Help to Prevent Colon Cancer in High-risk Individuals

...w study has found how medical science could employ aspirin and new aspirin-like drugs for use in preventing c...ted the hypothesized mechanism by which the use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), also called COX-2 inhibitors, act to decrease the...

Use Caution With All Pain Medications, Warns Experts

...rd Heart Letter.' The AHA suggests starting with aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to quell muscle or joint pain. Aspirin is good for the heart, and acetaminophen doesn't affect blood clotting. If they don't work, the next step for most people would be a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Try na...

The Risk of Colorectal Tumor is Not Reduced With Folic Acid Supplements

... = 505), and were separately randomized to receive aspirin (81 or 325 mg/day) or placebo. Follow-up consisted of two colonoscopic examination cycles (the first interval was at 3 years and the second at 3 or 5 years later). Contrary to what the researchers expected, more adenomas were seen in people who rec...

Test Drug Seen as Best Hope in Decades for Tackling Parkinson's

...sity in Chicago. "It would be like taking a baby aspirin every day to protect your heart." Parkinson's is an incurable, degenerative disease of the central nervous system that causes uncontrollable shaking, along with impaired speech and movement. In approximately one third of cases it also results in de...

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