Tag: "patient" at medical news
Lymphoma's Link to Hepatitis C
...irus and some B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma's. //A patient
with both of these diseases was treated with the antiviral treatment interferon. The patient
responded causing researchers in Paris to study whether the treatment could help other patients with...
Sleep disorders can have anomalistic sexual acts
...or at least 6 years, according to the report. This patient
had a family history of psychiatric illness, altho...self was not diagnosed with a mental disorder. The patient
was treated for the sleep disorder REM behavior disorder. Seven of the other patients were diagnose...
Treating wounds without stitches
... Doing without stitches could save time, money and patient
Leeches help in tissue transfer
...ble." An average of 200 leeches were used on each patient
over an average of 6.6 days. Most patients were in the intensive care unit for less than 15 days. Researchers say each leech sucked out between 5ml and 15ml of blood from the tissue. The bite marks then continued to bleed out another 20ml to 50ml aft...
Abortion made easy pill causes alarm in state
...ences with the drug. In one of them, a 27-year-old patient
who had taken the tablets suffered loss of 2000 cc...addressed to immediately,” she cautioned.Not every patient
has conveyance or accessibility to medical facility, fears Dr Madhu Gupta. To avoid life-threatening...
Useful drug for stem cell transplant problem
... with severe bleeding and are ineffective once the patient
has multiple organ failure....
Hyperflexible joints connected to chronic fatigue
... hypermobility was graded on the degree to which a patient
could bend the pinkie finger back beyond 95 degrees and hyperextend the knee beyond 180 degrees among several other feats. Of the participants with CFS, 75 percent showed joint hypermobility compared with 20 percent of the healthy children. Lead res...
Gene testing kit specific for Doctors
...t for viral DNA, to see what kind of infection the patient
has. But it could also be applied to prescribing. ...d prescribing these particular drugs and spare the patient
the adverse effects....
Memory loss always goes hand with Depression
...ss. Treatment will improve quality of life for the patient
and their carers....
Relief of pain for suffering patients
...that they could be accused of euthanasia and so a patient
may suffer unnecessarily. Researchers at the Uni...g death quicker. In fact, untreated pain makes the patient
worse, and it is good medical practice to do everything possible to relieve it. It's to be hoped tha...
Useful device makes spinal surgery safer
... the surgeon that the operation may be putting the patient
at risk and it is time to hold back. If the device gives the all clear, then the surgeon can plunge on and even be a bit more aggressive if it's a case of cutting out the whole of a tumour. The stimulator has been on trial for seven years now by SU...
Emotional intelligence in Cancer
...their feelings but no way to deal with them, //the patient
is left with increased feelings of depression and anxiety. Researchers from the University of Texas performed a unique Internet study to determine the role of emotional intelligence in how cancer patients cope with their condition. They recruited br...
Conserving the larynx
...includes removal of the larynx or voice box.// The patient
has to learn to speak through an opening made in the throat. It may be a life-saving option, but it's one that has a drastic impact on the quality of that life. Researchers at the University of Dallas have been looking into other treatment approach...
Quit smoking after cancer diagnosis
...people to quit smoking. In motivation therapy, the patient
got counseling, support and nicotine replacement, while the control group was told to give up smoking and given information leaflets. Even though motivation therapy involved more time, effort and expense, it was not more effective at getting people t...
Usage of coil better in brain haemorrhage
...is longer-term trials to assess the benefit to the patient
and the durability of the coil itself....
New device aids esophagal cancer
...nd quite often all that can be done is to make the patient
as comfortable as possible. Part of this involves inserting a tube to allow a normal diet to be taken. When the tumour lies at the junction between the esophagus and the stomach, food and drink can pass in the wrong direction, from the stomach to t...
Novel test for bowel cancer
...patients and healthy controls, 30 out of 45 in the patient
group tested positive for MCM2, compared to none in the control group. It's an exciting development - but more research is needed to assess the role of the MCM2 test. The researchers think it may best be employed in conjunction with sigmoidoscopy, t...
Physiotherapy helps amputation
... is important to prevent such complications. That patient
has the tendency to keep the leg in the bent posit...thout bending. Various exercises are taught to the patient
for all the limbs including the amputated limb. Strengthening exercises are emphasized, mainly for...
Sepsis treatment functions best in difficult cases
...i-inflammatory agents were most effective when the patient
was thought to have the highest risk of death from sepsis. If the risk of death was low, the patient
could actually be harmed by anti-inflammatory agents. The researchers then confirmed their findings ...
Vaccine for septic conditions
... sepsis. When bacteria invade the bloodstream of a patient
with suppressed immunity, sepsis might result.// This condition of overwhelming infection can be fateful. And treatment with antibiotics is often ineffective. Researchers at The Scripps Institute in the US have been looking at a vaccine for sepsis....
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