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Importance of preventing congestion in heart failure

Philadelphia, PA, 4 June 2009 Preventing vascular congestion is an important mediator in heart failure, reports a study in the June issue of the Journal of Cardiac Failure ( http://www.onlinejcf.com/ ), published by Elsevier. The authors previously demonstrated that venous endothelium is a k...

Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Initiates Voluntary Recall and Replacement Program for Several Robitussin Products and Children's Dimetapp Cold & Chest Congestion

- Dosage Cup Being Replaced, No Issue with Medicine - MADISON, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), today announced it has initiated a voluntary recall and replacement program for all U.S. retail outlets that sell severa...

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Sets Time for Discussion of First Quarter Fiscal 2010 Financial Results

...Canada. The Company markets a full line of Zicam brand pharmaceuticals, including Zicam Cold Remedy in multiple oral delivery forms; Zicam Allergy and congestion Relief products; as well as Zicam Cough and Zicam Multi-Symptom relief items. For more information regarding Matrixx products, go to www.Zicam.com. To...

Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations

...Gower, M.D., president of the ACAAI. "If you have asthma and experience symptoms such as fever, headache, fatigue, sore throat, dry cough, nasal congestion and body aches, call your doctor immediately to determine if treatment is needed. If symptoms are caught early, antiviral drugs can be used to combat...

Radiation dose drastically reduced during whole chest MDCT

...s particularly useful when non-specific indications suggest scanning of the whole chest, such as in the "triple rule-out." Emergency rooms face severe congestion and cost constraints in today's world, plus a need for accurate, swift diagnosis. Lower dose, high image quality ECG triggered CT will help significan...

Data: Actual imaging use far below president's recommended 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare

...y or forgo necessary imaging procedures. These cuts would have a particularly devastating impact on patients in rural regions of the country, causing congestion and delays at the point of care, and forcing physicians to pull back services in their communities. "Spending on advanced imaging has decreased s...

Data: Actual imaging use far below President's rec. 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare

...y or forgo necessary imaging procedures. These cuts would have a particularly devastating impact on patients in rural regions of the country, causing congestion and delays at the point of care, and forcing physicians to pull back services in their communities. "Spending on advanced imaging has decreased s...

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Sets Time for Discussion of Recent FDA Action

...edy Swabs(TM); Zicam Cold Remedy Chewables(TM); Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist(TM); Zicam Cold Remedy RapidMelts(TM); Zicam Allergy Relief; Zicam Extreme congestion Relief; Zicam Sinus Relief; as well as Zicam Cough products and Zicam Multi-Symptom relief items. For more information regarding Matrixx products, go ...

Favorable Vote From FDA Advisory Committee on SEROQUEL Pediatric Supplemental New Drug Applications

...pain (4%-7% vs. 1%-3%), postural hypotension (4%-7% vs. 1%-2%), pharyngitis (4%-6% vs. 3%), weight gain (5%-6% vs. 1%-3%), lethargy (5% vs. 2%), nasal congestion (5% vs. 3%), SGPT increased (5% vs. 1%), and dyspepsia (5%-7% vs. 1%-4%). Please see Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warnings for ...

IBM and Salerno Cooperate to Develop a Smarter City

...sewhere, IBM is working with many other authorities on smarter systems. The cities of Singapore, Brisbane and Stockholm are all working to reduce both congestion and pollution through intelligent transport solutions. These solutions and many more are making a real impact today, the first step towards creating a...
Congestion in Medical Technology

Stallergenes S.A.: Positive Results From a Phase IIb/III Clinical Trial on the House Dust Mite Desensitization Tablet

...cation was allowed throughout the period. The adjusted average symptom score has been improved by 20% in both treated groups. In particular, the nasal congestion score has been improved by 40% (median) and the nasal pruritus by 32% (median). The safety profile has been highly satisfactory. For the same l...

Generic Substitutes Less Effective/Safe Than Branded Medications in Treating Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

...e IPSS and PVR rates increased and Qmax decreased. In addition, the men experienced several new side effects, including dizziness (4.6 percent), nasal congestion (3.2 percent) and ejaculatory dysfunction (3.6 percent) for those switching alpha blockers, and ejaculatory dysfunction (4.7 percent) and erectile dys...

Video: Answer to Curing a Failing Heart May Exist in Body's Own 'Do-It-Yourself' Repair Kit

...rgans, often as a result of prior heart attack. As blood flow out of the heart slows, blood returning to the heart through the veins backs up, causing congestion in the tissues. Patients with CHF often experience swelling, fatigue and shortness of breath. It affects over five million Americans today. Patients...

New Studies Confirm Safety, Effectiveness of Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) Technology for Chronic Sinusitis

...ng an estimated 37 million Americans and leading to 500,000 surgeries a year. Symptoms include repeated infections, headaches, facial pain, persistent congestion and unrelenting fatigue. "The goal of sinus surgery is to open the sinuses so they can function normally, while preserving as much natural anatomy a...

Stallergenes: New Study VO 56 Highly Positive Results Conducted in an Allergen Challenge Chamber

...e pollen peak, on: - Poly- and mono-sensitised patients, as well as asthmatic patients, - Every individual symptom, and in particular on nasal congestion and watery eyes. Oralair(R) Grasses is a pre-seasonal treatment: it has to be started four months before the pollen season, be maintained throughout ...

Starting Flu Vaccination in August Could Help Protect Nearly 11 Million More Children During Scheduled Doctors' Visits

...0 percent or more of individuals receiving FluMist and at a rate at least five percent higher than in those receiving placebo) are runny nose or nasal congestion in recipients of all ages, fever more than 100 degrees F in children two to six years of age, and sore throat in adults. FluMist may not protect all...

Clinical Update - Debio 0614 (Istaroxime) in Acute Heart Failure

...so known as istaroxime, in development for the treatment of acute heart failure. Data showed that Debio 0614 is able to significantly reduce pulmonary congestion in patients admitted with worsening heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction. These findings were presented at the 57th American College of Card...

Synvista Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Study With Alagebrium for Chronic Heart Failure

... primary manifestations of heart failure are dyspnea and fatigue, which may limit exercise tolerance, result in fluid retention, and lead to pulmonary congestion and peripheral edema. These abnormalities impair the functional capacity and quality of life of affected individuals. Heart failure is a major and gr...

New Data Shows Veramyst Effectively Treats Symptoms of Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

...s that lead to symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing and runny or itchy nose. This class of medicine is considered first-line therapy when nasal congestion is the primary symptom of the patient's rhinitis. About Allergic Rhinitis Allergic rhinitis (AR), known as nasal allergies, is an inflammatory react...

Gilead Announces Presentation of Positive Phase III Data on Aztreonam Lysine for Inhalation in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

...oms of underlying CF lung disease. The most common treatment-emergent adverse events were cough, productive cough, nasal congestion, respiratory tract congestion and wheezing. The overall rates of adverse events, drug-related adverse events and serious adverse events were similar among patients treated with azt...
Congestion in Medical Dictionary

Nasal congestion

Nasal congestion is the blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels. It is also known as nasal blockage, nasal obstruction, blocked nose, runny nose, stuffy nose, or stuffed up nose. Nasal congestion refers ....

Vasomotor rhinitis

... Definition Rhinitis is ... But in the vasomotor rhinitis sufferer, oversensitive or excessive blood vessel ... vasomotor rhinitis n. congestion of nasal mucosa without infection or allergy. ... My doctor told me that i had vasomotor rhinitis can this be harmful to your body ... ......

Rhinorrhea

...ot;rhoia" meaning "a... rhinorrhea ( ′rinə′rēə ) ( medicine ) A mucous discharge from the nose. ... Pharyngitis - Rhinorrhea - Nasal congestion - Sneezing - Cough - Muscle aches ... Online Medical Dictionary and glossary with medical definitions ... Definition of Rhinorrhea . Swine Flu FA...

Polyp

... the polyp indicating it was turning cancerous. ... What is a Sinus Polyp ?. If you are experiencing sinus drip, a runny nose, headaches or congestion that is not getting better despite the use of allergy medications ... Colonoscopy & Sigmoidoscopy tests. Online Video Tutorial explains the ...

Epistaxis

...now (fortunately) obsolete. ... Note we talk about ENT's epistaxis , the 10% GP cannot manage, the 1% of all. ... Introduction· Epistaxis · Nasal congestion and Rhinorrhea· Neck Mass· Pharyngitis ... Epistaxis is nose bleeding. ... Anterior epistaxis : Bleeding can usually be ... Ear, Nose, Throat, ...

Decongestants

... decongestants work: These drugs decrease nasal congestion by ... Oral decongestants may increase blood ...econgestant - a drug that decreases pulmonary congestion ... decongestant . phenylpropanolamine ... Ma... ... Decongestants relieve nasal and sinus congestion (stuffy nose) caused by allergies or colds. ... ...

Colds and flus

.... Best Way : Remedies for Colds & Flus . When you have a cold or flu, you might experience symptoms such as chills, vomiting, body aches, congestion or a fever. A cold ... Ever wondered what the real difference is between colds and flu? ... While colds and flus may overlap, the diff...
Congestion in Biological News

Equity concerns raised by congestion pricing can be addressed to make approach viable

Policymakers need to address equity concerns early when implementing congestion pricing to improve traffic flow, as each situation is unique and must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, according to a study issued today by the RAND Corporation. Transportation policymakers often look to conge...

First comprehensive genomic study of common cold reveals new treatment targets

...motaxis, which recruits various immune cells to the site of infection. These particular genes have been correlated with symptoms such as inflammation, congestion and runny nose. Other groups of active genes have also been classified; among them are genes which make antiviral compounds thought to help thwart in...

IEEE Fellow first woman to receive highest award in engineering profession

...hington (D.C.) Council of Governments, he organized the Washington areas first regional rideshare program and promoted telecommuting to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. He led the White House study of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1993, and served as a presidential appointee to the Mississippi Rive...

Bitter orange SRMs: Tools for product analysis/quality

...us people of the Amazon rain forest for nausea, indigestion and constipation. Current uses of bitter orange are for heartburn, loss of appetite, nasal congestion and weight loss. Users also apply it to skin for fungal infections such as ringworm and athletes foot. Bitter orange has been used as a substitute...

Media highlights in the Dec. 15 issue of Biophysical Journal

...al mechanism that regulates heart work with every single beat is vital to our existence. Breakdown of this cellular mechanism of control leads to lung congestion and heart failure. The force of contraction is essentially determined by the interactions of two large proteins, actin and myosin. Our group now demon...

Time spent in car drives up air pollution exposure

...s showed that the two main sources of pollution were diesel-fueled trucks on freeways and hard accelerations on surface streets. Surprisingly, overall congestion was only a factor on arterial roads and, even then, the highest concentrations of pollutants occurred only when vehicles were accelerating from a stop...

Toll charges reduce travel time

... time of all travellers or maximising the toll incomes (revenues). Based on a toll value entered, the model iteratively calculates the impacts on road congestion and the total toll incomes and searches for an optimal composition of the toll charge. The model contains a number of variables. For example, it ta...

Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses

...at Johns Hopkins have linked a gene that allows for the chemical breakdown of the tough, protective casing that houses insects and worms to the severe congestion and polyp formation typical of chronic sinusitis. A team of Hopkins sinus experts has found that the gene for the enzyme, acidic mammalian chitin...

'Allergy cells' can aggravate cancer and psoriasis

... they act like microscopic "bombs" to trigger the release of a number of substances that give rise to the classic allergic symptoms, such as swelling, congestion and itching. The explosive reactions are activated when an allergen (such as pollen particles) binds to receptors on the surface of the mast cell, whi...
Congestion in Biological Technology

HHS Awards MedImmune Contract to Manufacture Live Attenuated Nasal Spray Vaccine for Novel Influenza A (H1N1)

...0 percent or more of individuals receiving FluMist and at a rate at least five percent higher than in those receiving placebo) are runny nose or nasal congestion in recipients of all ages, fever more than 100 degrees F in children two to six years of age, and sore throat in adults. FluMist may not protect ...

Synvista Therapeutics Announces Progress in Phase 2 Clinical Trial Program for Alagebrium

... primary manifestations of heart failure are dyspnea and fatigue, which may limit exercise tolerance, result in fluid retention, and lead to pulmonary congestion and peripheral edema. These abnormalities impair the functional capacity and quality of life of affected individuals. Heart failure is a major an...

FDA Approves AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR(R) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression and Bipolar Mania

...on (10% vs. 3%), weight gain (7% vs. 1%), dysarthria (5% vs. 0%), and nasal congestion (5% vs. 1%).(5) Important Safety Information for SEROQUEL XR SEROQUEL X...te (12% vs. 6%), fatigue (6-7% vs. 2-4%), dysarthria (5% vs. 0%), and nasal congestion (5% vs. 1%). In long-term clinical trials of quetiapine, hyperglycemia (f...

Bioheart, Inc. to Introduce At-Home Heart Failure Monitor for Congestive Heart Failure Patients

...e tired and short of breath. As blood flow out of the heart slows, returning blood flow into the heart through the veins tends to back up. This causes congestion in tissues. Heart failure is a leading cause of hospitalizations in people over age 65. ABOUT BIOHEART, INC. Bioheart, Inc. (Nasdaq: BHRT ) is co...

Stallergenes : Sublingual Desensitisation Tablets Oralair Grasses Approved in Germany

...at the pollen peak on: - poly- and mono-sensitised patients, as well as asthmatic patients, - every individual symptom, and in peculiar in nasal congestion and watery eyes Oralair(R) Grasses is a pre-coseasonal treatment: it has to be started four months before the pollen season, maintained throughou...

Synvista Therapeutics Announces Initiation of the BREAK Study of Alagebrium for Diastolic Heart Failure

... primary manifestations of heart failure are dyspnea and fatigue, which may limit exercise tolerance, result in fluid retention, and lead to pulmonary congestion and peripheral edema. These abnormalities impair the functional capacity and quality of life of affected individuals. Heart failure is a major and g...

Nycomed's Ciclesonide to be Commercialised in the United States by Sepracor

...ty when administered to pediatric patients. Allergic rhinitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal mucosa causing sneezing, itching, nasal congestion and discharge. Seasonal allergic rhinitis is caused by substances that trigger allergies and is sometimes referred to as "hay fever". Perennial allerg...

American Oriental Bioengineering Completes Acquisition of Guangxi Boke Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.

...unter. The Company's major revenue generating product line alleviates nasal congestion and provides sinus relief, and is available in spray, tablet, capsule and g...ransaction. Boke has an exciting portfolio of products, including its nasal congestion and sinus relief products, that can be used by a large segment of the popul...

Entrepreneurs Preview Liberating Technologies

...clients to quickly post blog updates from a photo-enabled cell phone. Users can instantly post the location of the latest party, speed trap or traffic congestion with images and text, all viewable on a map displayed on a cell phone or Web-enabled PC. Challenging Microsoft For those who want to be libera...

Madisons visionary plan for a healthy economy

... withand are willing to give things up to get it, says Kotkin referring to the trend that people are willing to give up the higher salaries as well as congestion associated with larger cities in exchange to quality of life. Kotkin said these people want to be more comfortable, have a better balance between wor...
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