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Antifever drug betters stroke outcome

...redient is Acetaminophen is found effective in the prognosis of the stroke. The fever-reducer acetaminophen lowers body temperature in people who have had a stroke, according to a new study conducted in The Netherlands. Rise in the body temperature during the first few days, though small enough that they hard...

Relating heart protection and antihypertensive drugs

...hibitors or alpha-blockers affected cardiovascular prognosis beyond their antihypertensive effects. However, they say their findings indicate the desirability of lowering blood pressure as much as possible to achieve the greatest reduction in cardiovascular complications. The team also specified that on aver...

Effect of Osteosarcoma predicted by scans

... have used a technique called FDG-PET to determine prognosis in osteosarcoma. In PET (positron emission tomography), a radioactive, biologically chemical is used as a tracer to show the activity of a part of the body in 'real time'. This study showed how a form of glucose - FDG (fluorodeoxyglucose) - was taken...

Risk of heart disease prediction needs updating

...esearchers at the Mayo Clinic, the present risk of prognosis methods in heart disease need to take account of more factors if they are to be useful in assessing a patient's future health.// When someone has a heart attack or is at risk of having one what they want to know most of all is what the future might h...

Tumour marker for melanoma found

...t is observed that a molecular marker is linked to prognosis in malignant melanoma. In cancer research today, there is increasing emphasis on looking for molecules// specific to that cancer which might aid in monitoring the progression of the disease. Scientists at New York University now report on a molecular...

Cancers & Reconstruction

... a visible sign of surgery. Doctors claim that her prognosis has been good....

Leptin is "new breast cancer indicator"

...tin levels may be a more effective means of cancer prognosis than measuring body mass index and the amount of fat in a woman’s diet. None of the measures for detecting breast cancer are perfect, says lead author Dr Richard Hajek from the University of Texas.// But, he says that levels of leptin which signals...

Optimum Timing for HIV/AIDS Prognosis

A new study shows the best time to make a prognosis for someone with HIV is six months after treatment...at time give a more accurate picture of a person’s prognosis than when they are originally diagnosed with HIV. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is a...

Anemia Treatment for Cancer Patients

...idea. Since anemia has been associated with worse prognosis after radiotherapy, the doctors assumed the treatment would make patients feel better and improve results of the therapy, as well. Not so, report German researchers publishing in this week’s The Lancet. Their study finds treating anemia in cancer pa...

Anemia Treatment for Cancer Patients

...idea. Since anemia has been associated with worse prognosis after radiotherapy, the doctors assumed the treatment would make patients feel better and improve results of the therapy, as well. Not so, report German researchers publishing in this week’s The Lancet. Their study finds treating anemia in cancer pa...

Anemia Treatment for Cancer Patients Might Not be a Good Idea.

...wise. Since anemia has been associated with worse prognosis after radiotherapy, the doctors assumed the treatment would make patients feel better and improve results of the therapy, as well. Not so, report German researchers , their study finds treating anemia in cancer patients with the drug erythropoietin ...

HIV Treatment Said to Increase Heart Attack Risk

... antiretroviral therapy substantially improves the prognosis of HIV-infected patients at risk for AIDS. Before this therapy was available, the annual mortality rate among patients with HIV infection exceeded 20 percent. In the current research, the mortality rate was 2 percent. While the benefits of combinat...

Urine Test for Kidney Cancer

...kidney cancer is considered paramount to improving prognosis for these patients. Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia used a molecular DNA-based test to look for genetic alterations in the urine known to play a role in the development of kidney cancer. Fifty patients with the disease were ...

Prostate Cancer in Obese Men

...eight loss and other lifestyle changes can improve prognosis in those already diagnosed with prostate cancer."...

Understanding The Predictors Of Prostate Cancer

...In a new study, researchers look to understand the prognosis of patients with a score of seven. Researchers studied 412 patients with tumors that measured a Gleason score of seven and were treated with radical prostatectomy. They looked at the patient outcomes based on their Gleason pattern (GP). Different Gl...

Acute Pancreatitis On The Rise Due To Alcohol Consumption

...48 hours. Researchers say pancreatitis has a poor prognosis overall. Death rates have not improved since the 1970s because no major innovations in treatment have been introduced, they conclude.During the study, more than 5,000 people were admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis in Oxford, England. An...

Body Weight Found To Influence PSA Levels

...tion and, ultimately, in better prostate carcinoma prognosis for obese men....

Mercy killing for newborn with incurable disease in Netherlands

...ing is accepted only after the clear diagnosis and prognosis study of the child. The newborn baby should be examined for other treatment procedures. The decision should be taken only if the child is severely suffering and there is no prospect for future treatment, both the parents should give their informed co...

Details Of Heart Failure Discovered

...ou're diagnosed with heart failure, your five-year prognosis isn't good; there's a high likelihood of mortality," he said. "So there's a major push to find new approaches to treat heart failure." He said heart failure does not necessarily mean the heart completely fails, but rather is a condition in which the...

Surgery Offers Better Treatment For Third Degree Piles

...ids. Dietary adjustments and ointments give better prognosis for first-degree hemorrhoids. Related Information on Piles in Medindia: Piles are abnormally enlarged and dilated blood vessels (mainly veins) around the back passage or anus. Piles are also known as "hemorrhoids". Hemorrhoids occur in both men...

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