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Crowning glory of 2000!!! Cracking of the genetic code is top of tops

...ypass surgery and as a treatment option for atrial stenosis is another major breakthrough of 2000.Other topics of interest are the use of stem cells to treat myocardial tissue damage. In short, the study of human genes and the research in genetics has been the crowning glory of the year 2000 in the field of ...

The new born nightmare

... life were 12 times more likely to develop pyloric stenosis than those who were not, although babies treated w... risk. “The link between erythromycin and pyloric stenosis is an important finding which will make a difference to the health of babies,” said Dr Lida Carlman,...

Erythromycin and infants’ intestinal disorde

...ies were 10.5 times more likely to develop pyloric stenosis than babies who were not given the antibiotic. The newborns were given erthromycin by mouth in a 10-to-14 day course, usually because of maternal chlamydia at the time of delivery. Erythromucin has had a long history as a useful, safe, and generally...

Spine Surgeries becoming less painful

...the age group of 25 to 35 years while spinal canal stenosis is common among// older people. Hitherto, both these disorders were treated through conventional spine surgeries which required an incision of about 12cms to be made and the patient took a longer time to recover. Endoscopic Spinal Surgery, which was...

Aspirin For Treating Blocked Brain Arteries

...tack or stroke caused by angiographically verified stenosis of a major artery were assigned to receive either aspirin or warfarin. Warfarin is the standard drug prescribed in these procedures. In a following up process that took 1.8 yrs, warfarin treatment had an increased number of adverse events like myoca...

Statins Not Effective In Treating Calcific Aortic Stenosis

...n the amount of LDL cholesterol and the way aortic stenosis progresses. Currently, there are no effective treatments to slow or reverse the scarring and calcification process that leads to aortic valve stenosis, however researchers are hopeful that one day they would indeed find a solution...

Dental X-ray to predict risk of stroke

... the patient can show some cases of carotid artery stenosis or blocked carotid artery in the patient. The dentists to observe the entire structure of the mouth, like a patient’s teeth, roots, jaw and facial position, use the Periapical or bitewing radiographs, or the panoramic radiographs. The Periapical or...

Increase Cereal Fibre To Combat Atherosclerosis

... in mean coronary artery diameter and mean percent stenosis or artery narrowing over a period of three years. ...cholesterol, and alcohol. Slower progression of stenosis was also observed in those with high intakes of cereal fibre or whole grain products. The effect of ...

Stents That Release Medication To Check Artery Narrowing

...ent stent implantation in a single coronary artery stenosis (vessel diameter, 2.25-4.0 mm; lesion length, 10-46 mm), including 664 patients (57.4 percent) with complex or previously unstudied lesions (requiring 2.25-mm, 4.0-mm, and/or multiple stents) and had 9-month clinical and angiographic follow-up. Ang...

Carotid Endarterectomy Beneficial for Stroke Prevention

...darterectomy is effective for patients with severe stenosis (narrowing in a carotid artery) and recent symptom...ered for patients with moderate (50 to 69 percent) stenosis and recent symptoms of stroke. For people between the ages of 40 – 75 years with moderate to severe...

Severe stenosis may denote risk for secondary strokes

...nts who had stroke and diagnosed in head of severe stenosis or narrowed arteries in head are in the risk of de...llow up in stroke patients with yearly testing for stenosis can diagnose the risk of developing second stroke and may help in providing better and intensive str...

Carotid Stenting Could Avert Depression In Stenosis

...al and Medical School in Vienna, Austria. Carotid stenosis is caused by the formation of plaque within the ca...h and colleagues studied 143 patients with carotid stenosis and 102 age- and gender-matched controls with peripheral artery disease (PAD) scheduled to undergo l...

Prenatal multivitamins reduce birth defects

...owever, no decrease in % of Down syndrome, pyloric stenosis (which causes chronic vomiting), undescended testis or hypospadias (a malformation of the penis) cases were seen. Dr. Koren said, “It is impossible to know which vitamins and minerals are responsible for protecting the fetus from birth defects, but...

A New Approach to Heart Bypass Surgery Provides Patients with 'One-stop Shopping'

...enario before the Hybrid OR — patients with aortic stenosis or a blockage of the aortic valve with blockage in the right coronary artery; they could have the right coronary artery stented in the cath lab and then be transported to the OR for a minimally invasive valve surgery. It required procedures in two se...

Lack of Evidence on Treatment for Narrowed Kidney Arteries

...idney arteries – a condition known as renal artery stenosis (RAS) – are the most common cause of correctable h...rolyn M. Clancy, M.D. “Unfortunately, renal artery stenosis is among those for which evidence is lacking. This new review serves an important purpose by identif...

Spacer Insertion May Offer Less Invasive Option for Lumbar Problems

...ologies, procedures, and health services. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the openings in the vertebrae th... decompressive procedures or treatments for spinal stenosis and does not provide long enough follow-up to determine how long the spacer will last. The dearth...

Ultrasound Technology - Boon or a Bane?

... joints. It also assists in identifying blockages, stenosis and other vascular abnormalities. Ian Donald and colleagues at the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital in Scotland conducted the first diagnostic procedures using ultrasonography. They applied these techniques to obstetrics to assess the growth of th...

More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures

...t is due to causes other than osteoporosis ?Spinal stenosis or herniated discs with nerve or spinal cord compression and loss of neurological function not associated with a VCF ?Untreated coagulopathy (a disease or condition affecting the blood's ability to coagulate) ?Osteomyelitis (an inflammation of the bo...

Severe Complications of Circumcision: An Analysis of 48 Cases

...). The other complications were as follows: meatal stenosis in 11 (23%); urethral fistula in 5 (10.4%); partia...reputio-glandular fusion. The patients with meatal stenosis underwent meatotomies. The urethral fistula cases were repaired by simple closure and not a hypospad...

CE-US a Reliable Option to Diagnose Aftermath of Liver Transplant Complications

...and seven transplants (18 %) developed portal vein stenosis or portal vein thrombosis. MRA or CTA confirmed the findings of the CE-US in all cases. "CE-US can accurately show vascular as well as biliary complications in the postoperative patient," said Dr. Clevert. "It is important to detect the complicati...

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