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New HIV cases resist drugs

...so it evolves faster. Once resistance is there, it stays in a patient for the rest of his or her life. With bacteria, it is often possible to take a patient off antibiotics and so-called wild-type bacteria will eventually move in and push out the drug-resistant versions. Not so with HIV, which lurks in the...

Delirium linked to death

...ently become delirious, leading to longer hospital stays and other health problems, yet the condition is often not diagnosed during hospital stays. The results of this study have implications for the care of older medical inpatients and for research in such patients. First, delirium should be considered a...

Attacking therapy with electricity

...e is stopped, the holes close up again so the drug stays inside. Research so far has applied electroporation to cancer chemotherapy, the delivery of DNA for gene therapy, and to the delivery of drugs for a range of medical problems, including heart disease and glaucoma. Some of the applications are now i...

New way to control hospital infection

...ve, will save hospitals $100,000 a year in shorter stays and fewer antibiotics....

Treatment over a longer period for blood clotting

...e rates of this problem are reduced if the patient stays on warfarin, according to previous studies, it// also puts the patient at an increased risk for a major hemorrhage. Researchers have now conducted a study to find out whether keeping patients on a low-dose of warfarin would be beneficial or too much ...

Inhaled Corticosteroids Found To Have No Significant Effect On COPD

...ber of COPD exacerbations or COPD-related hospital stays in the participants. More than 1,000 patients who took part in the study died, and nearly 660 patients were hospitalized for COPD symptoms. Although results from the study contradict prior research, researchers say the difference in results can be ...

Reconstituted Blood Better For Young Hearts

... the reconstituted blood had significantly shorter stays in both the intensive care unit and the hospital, and spent less time on a respirator after the surgery. Researchers conclude saying that their results show it could actually be worse for infants, thus researchers say abandoning this practice could ...

The Effectiveness Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Studied

...ber of COPD exacerbations or COPD-related hospital stays in the participants. More than 1,000 patients who took part in the study died, and nearly 660 patients were hospitalized for COPD symptoms. Although results from the study contradict prior research, researchers say the difference in results can be ...

The Effectiveness Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Studied

...ber of COPD exacerbations or COPD-related hospital stays in the participants. More than 1,000 patients who took part in the study died, and nearly 660 patients were hospitalized for COPD symptoms. Although results from the study contradict prior research, researchers say the difference in results can be ...

Making operation and recovery time shorter

...ion used 47% less painkillers, that their hospital stays were 35% shorter, and that they have 73% less pain at 6 weeks past the operation. They also returned to strenous activity and work much sooner. But, the operation for laproscopic patients donating a kidney was longer and hospital costs were higher. ...

Lessening operation and recovery time

...ion used 47% less painkillers, that their hospital stays were 35% shorter, and that they have 73% less pain at 6 weeks past the operation. They also returned to strenous activity and work much sooner. But, the operation for laproscopic patients donating a kidney was longer and hospital costs were higher. ...

Statins Reduce Deaths And Strokes After Carotid Surgery

...; .01). Statin users had shorter median hospital stays (two days, range two to five days) compared with those who didn't take statins (three days, range two to seven days, P < .05)....

To Eat Or Not To Eat: Confusion Over Tandoori Chicken

...ected by the disease,' said Kulbhushan Sharma, who stays close to one of the city's popular chicken joints. 'There is no reason to be afraid if the chicken is well cooked. Anyways, people are going to eat it. I can't imagine Punjab going chicken-less because of the scare,' said Amar Bedi. Doctors have wa...

TNF Helps in the Understanding of the Immune System and Development of Drugs against Various Ills

...tanding of why the fight against a local infection stays local is necessary otherwise it can cause drastic reactions. The researchers found that when the TNF's warning message travels from the surface of a cell to its nucleus a molecule called Inhibitor of KappaB Kinase (IKK) plays a very importa...

Virtual Reality Simulation Could Help In Training Surgeons

...at range from cognitive loss to increased hospital stays that are believed to be related to artificial heart pumps," Cavusoglu said. "In this project, we believe that if the heart were able to beat freely during surgery, these pumps would not be needed and it is possible that these side effects might be le...

'Free for All'Chicken Delicacies at Old Delhi fest

...red for free," said Salim, a daily wage earner who stays near the Jama Masjid. Several officials of the health and animal husbandry department were among the invitees. "We want people to start eating chicken again. There is nothing to be worried," said P. Hota, health secretary....

Cancer Risks for Betel Nut Chewers

...nd then Arecoline, an ingredient in the betel nut, stays back as residue in the organs. Effect of betel nuts on pregnant women have also been studied showing that 14.72 percent of habitual betel-nut chewing women gave birth to underweight infants as well as had increased chances of still births, miscarri...

Review of Pramod Mahajan's Injuries

...eing a diabetic prone to infections. The longer he stays on the ventilator the more the chance s of lung and systemic infections setting in. This can lead to multi-organ failure. There were reports in the media about a possible transplant surgery on Mr.Mahajan. This is possibly because of the presence o...

Prompt Diagnosis Could Be Life-Saving In Mini-Strokes

...icient, less costly, resulted in shorter hospitals stays and had comparable clinical outcomes compared to traditional inpatient admission. Michael Ross, MD, says, "I think the protocol offers a win-win-win situation. The patient has a shorter stay, the hospital keeps more beds open, and the doctor gets ans...

Spacers Score Over Nebulizers in Childhood Asthma Treatment

...ssions, a new review shows//. Spacer plays shorter stays in emergency departments usually for children. The review authors, led by Christopher Cates, M.D., of the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada, analyzed information from 25 studies of 2,066 children ages 2 years and older, and 614 adults with...

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