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Avandia Improves Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

...s in body weight and that the chance of developing edema (swelling) doubled. These changes indicate that the drug causes fluid retention, which can lead to shortness of breath and heart failure. The largest single trial included in the review involved more than 4,000 patients and showed evidence of raise...

Sideeffects of Rosiglitazone in Type2 Diabetes Patients

...ies. In addition to confirming the known risk of edema (people taking the treatment are at twice the risk of developing this condition) and an increase in body weight up to 5.0 kg, the authors found evidence from one large study indicating increased cardiovascular risk and an enhanced risk in women of ha...

Clinical Approach Defined for Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

..., which is present in 82 percent of the cases. Arm edema and distended neck and chest veins are also common clinical presentations. Review of the literature and case studies presented at Yale Cancer Center led the authors to carefully evaluate the management of superior vena cava syndrome. Their findings...

Heart Failure Medication Provides Some Symptom Relief

...ficulty in breathing), day 1 body weight and day 7 edema (swelling from excessive accumulation of fluid in tissue). The frequency of major adverse events were similar in the 2 groups. "Long-term tolvaptan treatment had no effect, either favorable or unfavorable, on all-cause mortality or the combined end...

Fluid Displacement From Legs To Neck May Lead To Obstructive Sleep Apnea

...uch as heart failure, renal failure and peripheral edema of unknown cause." "Our data show that displacement of a small amount of fluid such as 340 ml, about 12 ounces, from the legs is sufficient to cause a 102 percent increase in airflow resistance of the pharynx in healthy, non-obese subjects," contin...

Diabetes Drug Benefits vs. Risks

...king this drug appeared to have increased rates of edema and heart failure.The researchers also concluded that taking pioglitazone in combination with the sulfonylureas such as tolbutamide, glipizide and glimepiride may cause dangerous drops in blood glucose. Richter, an assistant professor in the depart...

Widely Prescribed Diabetes Drug Falls Short of Promise, Says New Review

...one, but it also showed an increased occurrence of edema and heart failure — including heart failure requir...rticipants receiving pioglitazone therapy reported edema compared with 7 percent of participants in control groups. The 15 studies that looked at body weig...

Upgrading Donor Lung Quality to Improve Availability

... tissue has collapsed or the presence of pulmonary edema (abnormal collection of fluid in the lung). During the program, certain donor organs previously classified as poor were subjected to specialized clinical maneuvers to improve lung quality. These procedures included bronchoscopic airway clearing of ...

Ignorance - the main reason behind deaths on Mount Everest

...ude-related sickness like high// altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) also pose a serious threat, because many climbers take too long to reach the summit. Dr. An...

High-altitude Illness Affects Pilgrims of Mansarovar

...came the latest victim dying of malignant cerebral edema in a Kathmandu hospital Sunday. Bhoyar ran an ashram in Dattapur Wardha in the western Indian state and apparently had a large number of disciples. She was part of a group of Indian pilgrims from Maharasthtra as well as Nagpur who had headed for t...

Clinical-trials Show Increased Therapeutic Activity of Pycnogenol than Daflon

... Like varicose veins, spider veins also develop if edema is left untreated. "Chronic venous insufficiency...) was recorded by patients. A second evaluation of edema was made by another physician. After eight weeks of treatment, patients who supplemented with Pycn...

Placental Protein Leads To The Onset Of Preeclampsia - Researcher Finds

...nancy and is characterized by high blood pressure, edema and protein in the urine,’ explains the study’s senior author S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD, a nephrologist in the cat BIDMC and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School. Three years ago, Karumanchi and his co...

Cancer Drug Found Effective In Treating Eye Problem

...nd equally effective// in treating cystoid macular edema (CME), a common complication of cataract surgery. The researchers report on two patients with severe retinal swelling who were not candidates for steroid therapy, the typical treatment. “Bevacizumab, or Avastin, works in colorectal cancer by inhibit...

Minimally Invasive Ear Implant Procedures Are Better

...tauricular crease. The decreased tissue trauma and edema has permitted postoperative day one programming and use of the cochlear implant (CI). Of the one hundred seventy-six patients were included in the study, results had showed that seven major complications were recorded; six patients necessitated rev...

General Anesthesia For Heroin Detoxification Is No Good

... life-threatening adverse events: severe pulmonary edema and aspiration pneumonia, diabetic ketoacidosis, and a bipolar mixed state requiring hospitalization. Researchers feel that the study demonstrates no benefit of anesthesia over a safer, cheaper, and potentially outpatient alternative using buprenorp...

Ruboxistaurin (RBX) may prevent vision loss in diabetic patients

...na and causes severe vision loss. Diabetic macular edema is characterised by leaky blood vessels with swelling in the retina. Protein kinase C is required for the normal production of energy in the body, but a-form of PKC has found to cause diabetic complications of the eye. a- PKC is the major signalin...

Reason for diabetes drug causing edema discovered

...od pressure. However some people can get pulmonary edema and increased risk of chronic heart failure from the drug as side effects. TZD works by activating PPAR gamma receptor that helps the body to use the insulin to increase metabolism and control blood glucose levels. The research results showed that ...

Altitude sickness connected to genes

...sickness.// The illness, high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), can result when people climb higher than 8,000 feet. It is a potentially deadly breathing disorder, causing fluid in the lungs, weakness, rapid heartbeats and difficulty breathing. The researchers say death occurs in 40 percent of people who ...

Anthrax vaccine produced

...anthrax. The protective antigen, lethal factor and edema factor. Individually, the proteins are non-toxic, ...amounts of the harmless forms of lethal factor and edema factor, which boost the vaccine's effectiveness. Dr Bhatnagar said that if further tests proved suc...

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