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General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy

... on Monday. According to the report, with careful monitoring of electrolytes and PH, general anesthesia can be administered to children on a ketogenic diet. A diet with high fat and low carbohydrates and proteins, causing ketosis is called a ketogenic diet . With very few reports published on the issue, Dr...

Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu

...exual health and fertility assessment, and careful monitoring of the woman's HIV status during treatment and pregnancy. Though man hasn’t been successful in conquering the HIV with such breakthroughs at least we can prevent the virus from spre...

Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap

...la. Another argument is that counseling and close monitoring of medication is equally important, at least in the developing world, where treatment for many AIDS patients is still only a dream. But for the hapless HIV positive victims this news will surely bring some cheer that there is still some chance left....

IMA wants members not to do sex determination tests during pregnancy

...rk in cooperation with each other and a continuous monitoring and reporting mechanism should be evolved. Dr. Ketan Desai, IMA national president, said an awareness drive should be launched to prevent female foeticide and infanticide. Mr. L. K. Tripathy, Health Secretary, pointed to three indicators in the cen...

Iron supplements proves helpful in dry cough .

... sulfate or placebo for 4 weeks, during which time monitoring of cough severity was continued. At the end of 4 weeks, iron levels in the blood were measured again. It was found that supplementation of iron clearly showed a beneficial effect in most of these subjects.The mechanism of ACE inhibitor-induced dry ...

New light on Cardiology

...arch raises important issues. Dr Chadwik said that monitoring changes in LVH status by ECG might predict outcomes for patients with the condition. “We think we can now reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and death by regression of LVH using ECG markers. The ECG is easily applied and relatively inexpensive....

Needle free future for diabetics

...th diabetes using iontophoresis. There's already a monitoring device called 'Glucowatch' which extracts glucose ...skin using iontophoresis. This allows the constant monitoring of blood glucose that's necessary to keep diabetes in check. But at present the device has to be che...

FDA may speed review of new drugs

... allow some of that money to go to improved safety monitoring of new drugs// - allowing the FDA to eventually double its number of staffers who oversee the risks of newly sold therapies. But drug safety advocates say some of the proposal is worrisome. In wake of a dozen drugs pulled off the market becaus...

Breast cancer risk seen in twins

...ho develops breast cancer will benefit from closer monitoring to address her enhanced risk. It also focuses future research efforts onto looking for the genes underlying breast cancer . Hence a combination of genes is more likely to be responsible for many diseases....

Depression has a worthwhile treatment

...s approach will lead to improvements in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of depression....

A ray of light on Cardiology

...arch raises important issues. Dr Chadwik said that monitoring changes in LVH status by ECG might predict outcomes for patients with the condition. “We think we can now reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and death by regression of LVH using ECG markers. The ECG is easily applied and relatively inexpensive....

Scan correlates susceptible heart plaque

...raphy (CT), makes a powerful imaging technique for monitoring the state of atherosclerotic plaque. Functioning with a group of 40 patients, they saw several 'hot spots' - areas of plaque which took up more of a radiochemical called FDG. This is normally used to locate active areas of tumour tissue - but its use...

Pregnancy complications indicate health problems

..., Scotland, suggest that recent evidence justifies monitoring women who have had difficult pregnancies //- for they are at risk of health problems later on in life. For example, those who develop diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk of mid-life diabetes. Similarly, those who have a premature or low w...

Heart attack risk starts at 20

...ded previously that blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring begin at age 20, but "it's very clear that there's an underassessment and undertreatment of risk factors in general," Pearson said. For those over 40, doctors should look at all the risk factors and assess their potential for developing heart disease...

Identical twin breast cancer risk

... twin - who could benefit from screening and close monitoring to help her deal with her increased risk...

Useful device makes spinal surgery safer

...or one involving many tedious procedures. A useful monitoring device has been accepted that assures that spinal surgery does not affect movements in the arms and legs.// Operating on tumours and other problems in the spine is risky, because the surgeon might separate some of the nerves that are needed to allow ...

Gastrointestinal conditions affect sleep

...eted a sleep quality exam and underwent esophageal monitoring evaluation for 24 hours in a sleep lab. Researchers evaluated the number of minutes required to fall asleep, the number of arousals from sleep, sleep efficiency, and the proportion of time spent in various stages of sleep. Results show people with G...

Tumour marker for melanoma found

...cules// specific to that cancer which might aid in monitoring the progression of the disease. Scientists at New York University now report on a molecular marker called HDM2 which appears to be important in tracking melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. They studied a group of 132 patients with vario...

Testing for blood sugar levels made easier

The foundation of diabetics care is the regular monitoring of blood sugar levels. But doctors say that many p...as an effective non-invasive, real-time, sensitive monitoring technique for assessment of blood glucose concentration in human subjects during an OGTT (oral gluc...

Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

...t these bacteria. The year-long study started with monitoring the normal situation in the intensive care unit at St. James's University Hospital, which has had recurrent problems with acinetobacter infections, for the first six months. Researchers took samples from surfaces, patients and from the air to monitor...

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