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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...t,” Dr. Hutton says. “If we are able to remove the blockage that is clogging microtubules, it may be that the system will just start again, with neurons back functioning normally.” Dr. Lewis says the studies suggest that toxicity to neurons caused by tau begins before tangles develop. “If so, we may be able ...

New Device to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

...l treatments, however, revolve around clearing the blockage in the breathing passage. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. It is a potentially life-threatening condition associated with strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure and therefore requires medic...

New Delhis Apollo Hospital Treats More Than 80 Iraqis

...fied to undergo the complicated surgery to clear a blockage in his heart. "We are getting Iraqi children for heart disease, for deafness, for which we are doing cochlear implants, paediatric surgeries, orthopaedics and spine. We treat them and then they go back. We form linkages with doctors in Iraq so that...

INVEGA Receives Marketing Authorization In EU For Treatment Of Schizophrenia

...y, contact your doctor. People with narrowing or blockage of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach or small or large intestine) should talk to their healthcare professional before taking INVEGA. Some people taking INVEGA may feel faint or lightheaded when they stand up or sit up too quickly. By s...

First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital

...usting medications, which then slowly dissolve the blockage - usually within two to three days." Emory houses two of the machines that are used for this procedure (called Peripheral Infusion Systems). Other treatments for deep vein clots typically include use of blood thinners such as heparin and warfarin...

Study Offers Clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

...ory, when the interventional cardiologist finds no blockage in the coronary arteries. To date, the registry has enrolled 40 patients diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy at two major hospitals in Rhode Island over a period of nearly 2 years. Ninety-five percent were women, and 60 percent experienced some...

Extremist Christian Preacher Dies of Heart Problems

...rrest. Later that year, doctors found a 70 percent blockage in an artery, which they opened with stents. He carried on an unrelenting crusade against whatever he considered was a challenge to conservatism or right wing perceptions. I believe that homosexuality is moral perversion. I think it is a violatio...

Off-label and Untested Use of Drug-coated Stents Appears Widespread

...-coated stents in the treatment of coronary artery blockage is common in U.S. practice, and ischemic complication rates are higher among patients receiving drug-coated stents for off-label indications, according to two studies in the May 9 issue of JAMA. Stents are tiny mesh tubes used to prop open an arte...

Lack of Timely Intervention Results in Needless Death Due to Stroke in US

...g whether the patient is really having a stroke a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain that injures or kills brain cells or is suffering from another condition. Doctors are therefore reluctant to give the only drug shown to make a real difference, tPA, or tissue plasminogen activator. It is...

Cancer Drug Induces HDAC Inhibitor and Enhance Long-term Memory

...i syndrome. HDAC inhibitors may help overcome that blockage and lead to better neural function in people with those disorders and perhaps improve memory as well....

New Mechanism Identified for Resistance to Targeted Lung Cancer Drugs

...rent oncogene called MET, in essence bypassing the blockage of EGFR. Analysis of samples from patients whose tumors became resistant after initially responding to Iressa revealed that MET was amplified in resistant samples from 4 of 18 patients. Although treating resistant cell lines with either Iressa or a M...

Dental X-rays of Carotid Artery Cannot Estimate Stroke Risk

... that also can promote the risk of cerebrovascular blockage and stroke, according to the article. Incidental findings of CCAA on panoramic radiographs, the authors wrote, should not be the only basis for estimating risk of stroke. Risk factors such as age, smoking history, total cholesterol level, systolic bl...

Massive Recall of Magnetic Toys in US

...d can twist or pinch the intestine, causing holes, blockage and infection in the intestine or blood poisoning. All of which can lead to death. The CPSC says it is working with manufacturers, the toy industry and other stakeholders to protect children from the dangers of magnets. New voluntary standards requ...

Combined Imaging Approach may Be Effective in Diagnosing Some Brain Clots

...ow has been partially reestablished after a vessel blockage has occurred. Leach and his team used these contrast-enhanced techniques, in combination with standard MRI scans, to evaluate a small subgroup of patients who have clinical and imaging features consistent with what is called partially recanalized ...

Combined Imaging Approach may Provide Better Identification of Difficult-to-diagnose Brain Clots

...ow has been partially reestablished after a vessel blockage has occurred. Leach and his team used these contrast-enhanced techniques, in combination with standard MRI scans, to evaluate a small subgroup of patients who have clinical and imaging features consistent with what is called partially recanalized c...

Amphetamine, Cocaine Use Increase Risk of Stroke in Young Adults

...y of the brain – are ischemic, caused by an abrupt blockage of arteries leading to the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes, on the other hand, result from bleeding into brain tissue when a blood vessel bursts. An evaluation of patient study data from 2003, the first year that U.S. hospitals were required to make a d...

Drugs More Effective Than Angioplasty in the Case of Heart-patients

... and into a blocked artery in the heart. When the blockage is reached, the balloon is inflated. This pushes plaque to the side and stretches the artery wider so blood can flow more easily. Previous studies have also talked about reclogging of arteries after angioplasty. But now, after the New York study,...

Gene Mutation Linked With Risks of Stroke

... disease and ischemic stroke (a stroke caused by a blockage in an artery in the brain, which cuts off the blood supply). Says senior author Borge G. Nordestgaard, from Herlev University Hospital: “This type of gene has previously been associated with brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson di...

Antioxidant Molecule Could Help Minimize Stroke-Linked Brain Damage

... Damage to brain tissue occurs not just during the blockage itself, but after the blockage is cleared, as blood rushes back to the site in a process known as reperfusion. "Reperfusion creat...

Calcium in Arterial Plaque is a Good Indicator for Risk of Stroke

... clinical practice, physicians look at the percent blockage in the carotid artery to identify candidates for plaque clearing surgery to prevent stroke. The new findings suggest that calcification percentages should also be considered. According to Dr. Kramer, prospective studies of patients who have not yet d...

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