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Brain death – How to cope with it

...ccidents, severe stokes, head injuries or cerebral hemorrhage are all confined to a situation where they live technically only on life support systems. The most difficult decision for the relatives of these victims is to give consent to the medical staff attending on these brain dead patients to stop life suppo...

A hormone may decrease Menopause Symptoms

...n being endometrial disorder, breast pain, vaginal hemorrhage and infection, the Columbia, Maryland-based company said....

Caffeine reduces infant blood flow

...low to the brain potentially increases the risk of hemorrhage and periventricular leukomalacia, a disease in premature infants characterized by swelling of cerebral blood vessels and tissue death due to lack of oxygen in the brain. Decreased blood flow to the intestines potentially causes inflammation, which ca...

Treatment over a longer period for blood clotting

...a risk reduction of 64 percent. Furthermore, major hemorrhage occurred in two patients on the placebo and five on the warfarin. Researchers claimed that the reduction in the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism for patients on low-intensity warfarin, after adjusting for other factors, was between 76 percent...

Brain aneurysms can now be treated with a less invasive procedure

... thousand Americans, on an average, suffer a brain hemorrhage in a year and they are treated surgically or non-surgically depending on the size of the neck of the bulge. A bulge with a narrow neck is treated non-surgically by filling it with lots of tiny metal coils that divert blood flow away from the aneurysm...

Scientists crack dengue fever puzzle

...nd muscle pain and -- in the most serious cases -- hemorrhage and fatal shock. Dengue is also unusual in that //symptoms are more severe during a second or third infection compared to first-time infection.Experts estimate that over 50 million people are affected by dengue each year, with about five percent of ...

Air Pollution Tied to Stroke Risk

... of two types of stroke including an intracerebral hemorrhage stroke and an ischemic stroke. An intracerebral hemorrhage is when a defective brain vessel bursts and an ischemic stroke happens when a blood clot blocks bloo...

Extended Therapy for Blood Clots

...ll, study authors point out that the risk of major hemorrhage was low. Researchers say those patients on ximelagatran had high levels of alanine aminotransferase which is an enzyme present in the liver and heart cells. The levels of this enzyme in patients on the drug were more than three-times the normal level...

Single gene analysis for diagnosis of a range of blood disorders

... by an overproduction of blood cells and can cause hemorrhage or acute myeloid leukemia. A gene called JAK2 was analyzed in a group of 140 patients suffering from a range of myeloproliferative blood disorders and the results were compared with a control group. A single-point mutation of the gene was identified...

Depression medication can cause gastrointestinal bleedings

...ory drugs (NSAID) can cause increased bleeding and hemorrhage in gastro intestinal tracts. New research shows that use of SSRIs may be of as much risk as NSAIDs in causing gastrointestinal bleedings. The team of researchers had reviewed the records of 549 patients hospitalized for acute gastrointestinal bleedi...

Physical Activity During Leisure Can Reduce Risk Of Stroke

...ours. For these people the risk from intracerebral hemorrhage was less by 37% in comparison to people with moderate activity level whose risk only lowers by 23%. Researchers recommend daily walking or cycling to work and back as a measure to reduce the chances of having an ischemic stroke. For the people who r...

Drugs As Alternative To Surgery After Miscarriage

... either misoprostol or vacuum aspiration — uterine hemorrhage and infection of the uterine lining — were rare, occurring in less than 1 percent of each group. Source: NH...

Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon

...eartbeat. Blood is pumped faster resulting in more hemorrhage and the heart becomes overworked. Dengue infection weakens the wall of the blood vessels resulting in plasma leakage; disease suppresses the production of platelets that help in the clotting of blood. If the process continues unchecked, the volume of...

knowledge of proliferative sickle cell retinopathy can help Prevent eye trauma

...ic unless traumatic complications such as vitreous hemorrhage or retinal detachment (RD) occur. A recent study, to be published in the November issue of Ophthalmology, details a longitudinal study done over 20 years to describe the incidence, prevalence, and natural history of proliferative sickle cell retinop...

Stenting: A Possible Remedy For Brain Artery Blockage

...ficant adverse events were noted: one asymptomatic hemorrhage and one nonflow-limiting dissection.The authors state that endovascular treatment of acute ICA occlusion appears to have a high-recanalization rate and is relatively safe in patients with acute ICA occlusion. However, future prospective studies are n...

Women warned against Caesareans

...equent children by caesarean were at lower risk of hemorrhage and intensive care admissions than those who went through vaginal birth. According to the authors, the rate of caesareans has doubled in the past 20 years. Provisional Victorian Government data indicates that 30 % of all births were caesareans last...

Need More And Better Drugs To Tackle Stoke

...ll group, 4-6% of stoke patients suffer from fatal hemorrhage after the treatment with the activase drug. But when the dug is properly administered it brings back normalcy in case of the stroke patient. Research is going on to find new drugs that work beyond the three-hour window period. The various drugs th...

Aspirin reduces Hemorrhage recurrence

...earch survey on 207 patients who had Intracerebral hemorrhage to find out the effect of Aspirin on avoiding recurrent hemorrhage. The recurrence of neurologic disorders was compared between patients who took aspirin and patients who did not take aspirin after treating their intracerebral hemorrhage. The resea...

Self Monitoring Treatment May Save Lives

...nage their own treatment, while incidents of major hemorrhage risks are reduced by 35%. Warfarin is taken by about a million people who are elderly and run the risk of a stroke which is connected to atrial fibrillation. Those who run the risk of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis also take Warfarin. ...

Numerous Reasons behind the Death of a Woman during Pregnancy and Birth

...tion (WHO) the leading cause of maternal death are hemorrhage and high blood pressure in Asia//, Africa and Lati...ment of reproductive health and research said that hemorrhage was the leading cause of maternal deaths in Africa and Asia. Hypertension disorders represent the hi...

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