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One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains

...elays in treatment and were less likely to receive lifesaving therapies such as clot-busting drugs or the artery-clearing treatment angioplasty. And they were more likely to die -- approximately one in four patients without chest pains died during their heart attacks, compared to one in 10 patients with chest p...

India to benefit from pharma companies' move

...rk, from Copenhagen to Manila, demanding access to lifesaving medicines for South Africa." The Indian government has been seeking to make a strong case against patents for life-saving medicines. The victory in Pretoria has been hailed as a victory for the whole of the developing world. Courtesy: (India Abroad...

New HIV cases resist drugs

...t. // Drug-resistant HIV had spread faster and the lifesaving cocktails of drugs that help many patients lead normal lives were becoming increasingly limited in their usefulness. Unless better drugs are developed soon, or until a vaccine is invented that can control the virus, patients will have ever-lesseni...

Liver transplant oversight urged

...or liver transplantation is a remarkably effective lifesaving procedure for selected patients,'' they wrote. But they warned that it may pose a greater risk of bile leaks for some recipients. In an accompanying article, Dr. Owen Surman, a psychiatrist who works with transplant patients at Boston's Massachusetts...

Fish Oil Fights Arrhythmias, Sudden Death

...months follow-up. The analysis also shows that the lifesaving benefit of n-3 PUFA is likely due to reducing episodes of potentially fatal irregular heartbeats, called arrhythmias. Instead, the association recommends consuming two servings of fish twice a week. Fish are a good source of protein without the high...

Father of CPR dies at 79

... care unit. He also developed the "ABCs of CPR," a lifesaving technique taught to everyone from surgeons to Boy Scouts.//"This was really a loss for mankind," said Dr. Patrick Kochanek, the director of Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh. Born in 1924 in Vienna, Austria, Saf...

Life-Saving Heart Drug Often Not Prescribed

...atients don’t get a prescription for a potentially lifesaving drug after a hospitalization for systolic heart failure, a condition in which the heart has trouble pumping blood. // According to their research they say that those who don’t receive an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor are 14-percent more l...

Scientists Concerned Over Increasing Malfunction Of Heart Devices

...aller, more sophisticated and more robust in their lifesaving benefits." According to the Heart Rhythm Society, as many as 175,000 Americans are likely to get defibrillators implanted this year. Their usage has expanded even as serious questions have been raised about the dependability of some models. One of ...

Novel Biological Pacemaker Under Construction for Weak Hearts

...ells are damaged or die. Pacemaker implantation is lifesaving in groups of patient tolerant to the device. The invention of the first external cardiac pacemaker by Canadian Researcher, John Hopps in 1950 is a milestone worth remembering in this regard. From what was known at that time, we have indeed come a l...

Fewer Blacks Undergo Lung Cancer Surgery

...essed. Both whites and blacks have equal access to lifesaving surgeries in the country, according to researcher Christopher Lathan. This could be rectified to a certain extent by bridging the communication gap which exists between the patients and doctors. As many as 21,000 patients suffering from lung cancer...

New Lease Of Life For Baby With A Heart Transplant

An 8-month-old identical twin that got a lifesaving heart transplant left the hospital Saturday six weeks after the surgery, the hospital officials said.Less than a month back, two families were in grief, one having lost their infant son, and the other over their gravely ill baby. //Then in an act of ...

Reverse Heart Transplant Surgery On A Little Girl Makes History

... that Sir Magdi had transplanted 10 years ago in a lifesaving operation. Sir Magdi as an unusual case decided to leave Hannah's original heart in place still functioning in the hope that it would recover, and he 'piggybacked' the donor heart next to it. Explaining that a transplant patient’s original heart was...

Concerns About Popular Anti-Ulcer Pill Used For Inducing Labor

...used effectively orally. It could potentially be a lifesaving drug in developing countries, where they didn’t have access to any safe drug for abortion, induction of labor, or prevention of post-partum hemorrhage.' Nigeria this month became the latest country to approve its use to induce labor, a procedure re...

Fear Of Flat head Syndrome Makes Parents Ignore Advice About Cot Death

... the FSID, explained that their fear is that their lifesaving message for parents to sleep babies on the back to reduce the risk of cot death is being undermined by a mistaken perception that flattened heads poses a greater danger. She categorically stated that it does not. She explained that the campaign is ...

Medical Center to Test Methods of Improving Cardiac Arrest, Trauma Survival

...en demonstrated to be safe and to potentially have lifesaving effects. But, because patients will be criticall...cal director for the BioTel System, emphasizes the lifesaving effect that conducting such studies will have in the community. "Experience has shown us that surv...

Need for Change in Social Norms to Prevent Spread of HIV

... “least bad” year yet. With increasing// access to lifesaving treatments last year even in developing countries , a few hard-hit countries have reported declining HIV infection rates. However Bill Gates addressing the International AIDS Conference in Toronto this week said that current trends don’t bode well fo...

Scientists Claim Encouraging Progress On Hereditary Diseases

... best in all of us and will hopefully lead us to a lifesaving cure for Huntington's disease!" stated Nancy S. Wexler, Ph.D., President of the Hereditary Disease Foundation and Higgins Professor of Neuropsychology in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbi...

Risks involved in Procedural Sedation

...wntown Hospital.He said, "Hospitals have access to lifesaving equipment — the tools needed to fix or reverse major problems — and the staff to handle the rare complications that can arise with sedation.""In an office, sometimes all we can do is call 911," he added. Stan Cohen, an office manager at Cohen Denta...

No Clear Evidence for Ultra-Low Cholesterol Targets?

... take a statin if their risk is high. “Statins are lifesaving medicines when used in high-risk patients. They can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 30 percent to 35 percent and the risk of dying by 20 percent to 25 percent, and we need to work harder to help people at risk take them and afford the...

British Heart Experts Use Cricket To Target South Asians

...esponse, and with paramedics trained to administer lifesaving clot-busting drugs. With 76 percent of patients reached by an ambulance within eight minutes of a call, we can justifiably be proud of the way the NHS provides urgent care. "The crucial factor for patient survival, however, is for a person experien...

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