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Extra Vaginal Bleed After ‘C’ Section Can be Prevented By Contraceptive Pils

A new study finds that taking oral contraceptive pills after caesarean sections can prevent vaginal bleeding between menstrual cycles.// Researchers at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine have announced today that oral contraceptive pills could prevent vaginal bleeding between me...

Diabetes: It's Connection to Oral Health

...contact their dentist immediately if they observe any of the warning signs of periodontal disease, including, red, swollen or tender gums or gums that bleed easily or are pulling away from the teeth; chronic bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth; teeth that are loose or separating; pus appearing between t...

Researchers Detect Blood-Clotting Mechanism

...d clots, resulting in thrombosis, which is a potentially deadly condition. On the other hand, if there is too little hemostatic activity, people could bleed to death, according to background information in the news release. To achieve and maintain the right hemostatic balance, the body has a feedback sy...

Fingerprints May Vanish With Cancer Drug

... side effect called hand-foot syndrome. This is a chronic inflammation of the palms of the hands or soles of the feet that can cause the skin to peel, bleed and develop ulcers or blisters, Tan said. "This can give rise to eradication of fingerprints with time," he explained. "In summary, patients tak...

Cancer drug causes patient to lose fingerprints and be detained by US immigration

...cers. One of its adverse side-effects can be hand-foot syndrome; this is chronic inflammation of the palms or soles of the feet and the skin can peel, bleed and develop ulcers or blisters. "This can give rise to eradication of finger prints with time," said Dr Tan. The patient, Mr S, developed a mild ca...

Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk

...udy, researchers found a link between obesity and gum disease in younger people. >Gum diseases include a mild form called gingivitis, in which gums bleed easily. But that can progress to periodontitis, in which bacteria in the plaque irritate the gums and provoke an inflammatory response, according to t...

Combat Injuries: A Matter of Life and Death

...) Dana C. Covey, orthopaedic surgeon from Naval Medical Center San Diego, says, "Most military personnel who die from combat trauma do so because they bleed to death. If they live through that first golden 15 minutes, they often gain another two or three critical hours. Consequently we try and get patients...

New Advances May Treat Stroke Faster, Better

...deliver tPA for treating brain bleeds was effective in patients with an intracerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding inside the brain. Using tPA to counter a bleed appears "counter-intuitive," acknowledged the lead researcher, Dr. Daniel F. Hanley, a neurology professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Th...

Mutant rats offer clues to medical mystery

...helping prevent heart attacks, stroke and blood clots. In bigger doses, it once excelled as rat poison; rats that ingested the poison would simply bleed to death. But a mutation in the gene Vkorc1 effectively blocks that interference. "I have a feeling the mutation predated the introduction of war...

Portable CT increases chance of stroke survival and recovery

... the radiology department both difficult and time-consuming. "A portable eight-slice CT can be easily added and used to accurately identify a head bleed in a stroke or trauma patient," Dr. Weinreb said. "This new technology is able to solve a very important problem for a community hospital, where the m...

Study reports Double Balloon Endoscopy useful for diagnosis and treatment of obscure GI bleeding

... Diagnostic biopsies or therapeutic procedures were performed during a DBE as necessary for any lesions discovered. Erosions or red spots that did not bleed during the examination were not considered the bleeding source. All patients were followed-up every two months until the end of the study for a perio...

Brain Aneurysm Rupture Risk Tied to Location, Size

...can and European patients with an unruptured brain aneurysm, an abnormal sac or tiny balloon on a blood vessel to the brain. Aneurysms can rupture and bleed into the area between the brain and the surrounding membrane, leading to stroke and death. An estimated 6 million people, or 2 percent of all American...

What is the clinical features of primary aortoenteric fistula?

...ating abdominal mass is probably overemphasized because it occurs in less than 25% of PAEF cases. On the contrary, PAEFs usually present with a herald bleed prior to exsanguination, which is usually minor and self-limiting. If PAEF is diagnosed simultaneously with the herald bleeding, surgical therapy may ...

Blood-Thinner Plavix Works Harder in Smokers

...g action can sometimes mean a higher risk for bleeding. But Gurbel said that, based on these early findings, "we don't know if [smoking patients] will bleed more." The findings were expected to be published in the Aug. 12 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Plavix is widely ...

Consumer Reports Health's 'Cover America Tour' Chronicles Americans' Anxiety Over Health Care

...ect. His surgery went smoothly, but he was given improper pain medication and developed a perforated ulcer, a hospital acquired infection and began to bleed internally. He soon died. "This was an accident waiting to happen," said Helen, who has gone on to found Mothers Against Medical Errors. See Helen's...

PROMACTA(R) (eltrombopag) RECEIVES UNANIMOUS RECOMMENDATION BY FDA ADVISORY PANEL

... and bleeding.(2,3) There are estimated to be approximately 60,000 individuals diagnosed with chronic ITP in the U.S.(4) People with chronic ITP often bleed from small blood vessels causing bruises, nosebleeds or even fatal gastrointestinal or intra cerebral bleeds, although these are rare.(3) About Eltr...

Zebrafish may help solve ringing in vets' ears

...Rodney Dangerfield and Sisyphus. It's been tough to snare research money from the small purse and hard to garner respect for tinnitus. "Ears don't bleed from tinnitus," Moore explained. "It's a hidden problem. It's not obvious and dramatic like a heart attack or cancer -- although it torments its suf...

A Bone Marrow Disease With a Brighter Prognosis

...l more often, and the illness can be severe. Too few platelets hamper the blood's ability to clot. Patients with a low platelet count may bruise or bleed easily, and their bleeding may be hard to stop. Once aplastic anemia is detected, swift treatment is essential, Paquette said. "Because it's a r...

America's 50 best hospitals 2008 released by HealthGrades

...(COPD) Coronary Bypass Surgery Coronary Interventional Procedures (Angioplasty and Stents) Diabetic Acidosis and Coma Gastrointestinal bleed Gastrointestinal Surgeries and Procedures Heart Attack Heart Failure Hip Fracture Repair Pancreatitis Peripheral Vascular Bypa...

Positive results from phase 1 clinical trials of cuprindro

... coming weeks. Proctitis is a debilitating disease characterised by inflammation and ulceration of the colon, resulting in tiny open sores that can bleed and produce mucus. Symptoms of the disease include chronic diarrhoea, bloody stools and, in severe cases, faecal incontinence. Current treatments ...

GlaxoSmithKline Files for FDA Approval of PROMACTA(TM) (eltrombopag) to be the First Oral Platelet Growth Factor for Rare Blood Disorder

...cytopenic Purpura There are estimated to be between 50,000-100,000 individuals diagnosed with chronic ITP in the U.S.(5) People with chronic ITP often bleed from small blood vessels causing bruises, nosebleeds or even fatal gastrointestinal or intra cerebral bleeds.(1) About PROMACTA (eltrombopag) El...

New treatment option studied for bladder cancer

...der cancer begins in the urinary lining of the bladder, says Dr. Coleman. When that lining is disrupted, its like pulling layers of skin off. You will bleed into your urine. You can have pain, but thats usually a later sign. Physicians will examine the lining and take a biopsy to determine the extent of...

Preventing variceal bleeding

...tal vein causes large veins, called varices, to develop across the esophagus and stomach to bypass the blockage. The se varices become fragile and can bleed easily, causing frightening symptoms like vomiting blood, as well as ascites and encephalopathy. Two ways to prevent variceal bleeding are beta blocke...

Psoriasis Cure Now offers 'Back to School' Resources for Parents of Children with Psoriasis

...ave psoriasis, a non-contagious disease of the immune system that causes skin cells to replicate too quickly, producing dry skin that can itch, crack, bleed and be quite painful. A recent study in the British Journal of Dermatology found that children with psoriasis report impairment in their quality of li...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...ld be at work in other neurological diseases that result in paralysis, such as multiple sclerosis or hemorrhagic stroke, where blood vessels break and bleed into the brain. She added that such a therapeutic approach wouldnt interfere with fibrinogens essential role in coagulation, because its blood-clot...

Four Organ Transplants Dont Help, Canadian Teenager Dies

...dition that caused a series of broken legs. Doctors figured the mysterious condition involved an arterial veneous malformation in the bowel that would bleed out, causing damage to his stomach and liver. On Aug.1, 2006, he received a new liver, pancreas, stomach and bowel during a 12-hour surgery requiring ...

Deadly Virus Hits Popular Lake in US

... It debuted in the Great Lakes in 2005. The virus afflicts more than 25 confirmed species of fish, but is apparently harmless to humans. Infected fish bleed to death. There is no known treatment for either the fish or the infested body of water. Fishing enthusiast Dick Koerner, Neenah, is worried a...

Common Pain Killer may Reduce the Risk of Brain Damage in Premature Babies

...very small and hardly perceptible, other times the bleed causes tremendous brain damage. With fund...ding of new, but very delicate, blood vessels that bleed more easily than established blood vessels. The te...e risk in offspring of having a moderate or severe bleed in half, from 90 percent to 45 percent. The percen...

Period Eliminating Pills

... The doctors are of the view that women taking birth control pills need not bleed the fact that they do bleed is not true period. They also opine that the new pill needs to research to ...

Sunburnt Holiday-makers Boost Their Chances of Fatal Skin Cancer

...ng bigger, a mole with a ragged outline or one with a mixture of different shades of brown and black," she said. "If a mole gets inflamed or starts to bleed or itch, then get it checked out. But it’s also important to remember that any of these signs don't necessarily mean you have melanoma." SunSmar...

RVF Outbreak Kills 148 in Kenya

... disease, which is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites or frequent contact with contaminated animals, causes victims to abort, vomit blood or bleed to death. "We have spent over 100 million Kenya shillings ($1.42 million) so far to provide the necessary medicine. We have vaccinated 2 million...

Advances Have Cut Combat Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan

...ical Teams provide life-saving surgical treatment, often reaching injured personnel within minutes. In addition to saving soldiers who would otherwise bleed to death, the rapid response provided by these teams sets the stage for further damage control, surgery, and rehabilitation. Once their condition h...

Does Treatment of Fibroids Guarantee Fertility ?

...-term pregnancy. 'Traditionally, treatment for such a large fibroid mass in the uterus has been limited to hysterectomy, because the patient would bleed extensively if an attempt was made to merely remove the fibroids.' says Jay Goldberg, M.D., MSCP, lead author and director of the Jefferson Fibroid Ce...

Stroke Linked to High Pollution Levels

...to the researchers this could be attributed to the time lag between the start of this type of stroke and death is comparatively longer than that for a bleed into the brain. Environmental epidemiologist Dr Shin Yamazaki, of Kyoto University, said: "One possibility is the interval from stroke onset to...

36 Patients Die due to Hospital Medication Blunders

..., the blood thinning drug, for heart disease who was given a second drug without being asked what he was already taking. The interaction might cause a bleed which would be severe,' she said. The 'excellent' trusts list included Airedale NHS Trust and Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, both in Yo...

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever hits Turkey

...unctions in blood clotting, is a characteristic of this disease.. Without immediate treatment by antivirus drugs and platelet replacement, victims can bleed to death. No vaccine against the disease has been found so far.It causes dizziness, high fever, muscle pain and vomiting. In severe cases, a bod...

Treatment of Endometriosis in the Pipeline

.... Scientists suggest that excess iron which accumulates in the body as a result of the breaks down of red blood cells (RBCs) from the monthly internal bleed is the cause of endometriosis. But further studies are essential to understand the cause of endometriosis among the high risk women. ...

Vitamin D prevents development of gum disease

...were less likely to develop gingivitis than those who had low levels of the same. This condition causes the gums to swell up as well as causes them to bleed easily when they are gently touched. However, the study's lead author, Dr. Thomas Dietrich of Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine ca...

Leeches help in tissue transfer

...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 afterwards. In this therapy doctors felt that this is effective in reducing the amount of obstruction in tissue transplants a...

Antidepressants increase gastric bleeding

... A new survey suggests that certain antidepressants increase the risk of a gastrointestinal bleed in older patients. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a group of antidepressants which are very widely prescribed.They are prefer...
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