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Surgery May Not Help Most People With Narrowed Brain Artery

Intensive medical treatment can prevent stroke, study says THURSDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of people at risk of stroke because the main artery to the brain is partially blocked but have no symptoms are better off if they don't have surgery to restore blood flow...

Closer Analysis Shows Consumer Groups Make Gains in Stem Cell Patent Challenges Against WARF; Appeal Still Planned Against Narrowed Claims

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Closer analysis of the patent office "non-final" decision on a human embryonic stem cell patent held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) shows the following gains made for researchers: -- The original broad patent was...

Lack of Evidence on Treatment for Narrowed Kidney Arteries

Increasing numbers of patients with narrowed kidney arteries are undergoing vessel-widening angioplasty and placement of a tubular stent//, but the latest scientific evidence does not show a clear advantage of that treatment over prescription drug therapy, according to a new review funded by the Ag...

AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries

...t's not too late to learn how to care for the arteries, especially since athero typically has no signs or symptoms(4) until an artery becomes severely narrowed or completely blocked, potentially leading to a heart attack, stroke, or other serious, potentially fatal, health problems.(4) US AGAINST ATHERO, spon...

BioMarin Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...r of BioMarin. "Based on our performance to date, we feel confident in meeting our overall top and bottom line financial objectives for 2009 and have narrowed the guidance range on a few items to reflect increased visibility into the year. Our commercial products are performing well, and we continue to care...

WebMD Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

...ember 25, 2009 to seek the necessary stockholder approvals. Financial Guidance WebMD reaffirmed its financial guidance for 2009 today and narrowed the ranges for its anticipated revenue and Adjusted EBITDA by raising the low end of those ranges. For 2009, WebMD expects: Total rev...

HLTH Corporation Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

...e is provided in a schedule attached to this release. In a separate release issued today, WebMD reaffirmed its financial guidance for 2009 and narrowed the ranges for its anticipated revenue and Adjusted EBITDA by raising the low end of those ranges. Analyst and Investor Conference Call As...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

..., severe heart or lung disease or kidney disease. During angioplasty, the surgeon threads a long, hollow tube through the groin artery up to the narrowed carotid artery. A tiny balloon is inflated to open the blockage, and a stent is placed there to keep it open. Large studies are under way to determine...

Online Voting Begins for Ford Customer Service Division's Second Annual Funny Car Design Contest to Support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

...stomer Service Division's second annual Funny Car Design Contest. The top five donation-earning designs will go in front of a panel of judges and narrowed down to one. The winning design will be featured on Motorcraft/Quick Lane sponsored Mustang Shelby driven by Bob Tasca III during the NHRA Carolinas ...

Arcadia Resources Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2009 Year-End Results

... Richardson concluded: "Though we are never pleased with a loss, fiscal 2009 was unquestionably an important year and a major step forward. We have narrowed our scope, though certainly not our opportunity, and we're committed to becoming part of the new wave of healthcare delivery that is both efficient fo...
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Mayo Researchers Help Discover Genetic Cause for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

... were significant differences between the patients with primary biliary cirrhosis and the control group," says Dr. Lazaridis. As a result, researchers narrowed their focus to 16 SNPs significantly linked to primary biliary cirrhosis. In phases two and three, researchers conducted "replication" and "fine-...

Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research

...ians and patient advocates, chaired by Nobel Laureate Dr. Phillip A. Sharp and co-chaired by Drs. Arnold J. Levine and Brian J. Druker. The field was narrowed to 25 groups, then 16 and then eight. At that point, finalists were invited to submit full-blown research proposals. The leaders of each of the...

Unique Cardiovascular Treatment Readied for Global Market: Proprietary Paccocath(R) Technology is the Only Drug Eluting Balloon with Clinical Data

... In routine treatment of stenotic or occluded vessels, doctors widen the narrowed vessel using an angioplasty balloon catheter. In some cases, a stent, which...oon of an angioplasty catheter. When the catheter is inflated to dilate the narrowed vessel, an anti-restenotic drug is released directly to the diseased area. ...

New Analysis Evaluated Impact of Genetic Variation on Response to Prasugrel

...re than 741,000 deaths in the EU each year.(5) Heart attack is a major manifestation of coronary heart disease, which occurs when the arteries become narrowed or clogged by cholesterol and fat deposits and cannot supply enough blood to the heart. In some cases, a blood clot may partially or totally block the...

Video: ev3 Inc. Announces First Patient Enrollments in DEFINITIVE LE Post-Market Study

....net " target="_new"> clinical@ev3.net . About Peripheral Artery Disease Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when leg arteries become narrowed or blocked by plaque. These blockages can result in severe pain for patients, limited physical mobility, and life-threatening non-healing leg ulcers. ...

Abbott's Market-Leading XIENCE V(R) Shows Increasing Clinical Advantages Over TAXUS(R) Express2(TM)/TAXUS(R) Liberte(TM) Between Two and Three Years

...In-stent late loss is a measure of vessel re-narrowing. About XIENCE V XIENCE V is used to treat coronary artery disease by propping open a narrowed or blocked artery and releasing the drug, everolimus, in a controlled manner to prevent the artery from becoming blocked again following a stent proce...

Abbott Advances Its Revolutionary Fully Bioabsorbable Drug Eluting Stent With Initiation of Next Phase of Clinical Trial

... Abbott's bioabsorbable drug eluting device delivers everolimus, a drug that inhibits tissue proliferation. The device props open and supports a narrowed blood vessel until the vessel heals, restoring blood flow, and is absorbed over time by the vascular tissue as part of the body's normal processes. If...

PSA Screening Cuts Deaths by 20%, Says World's Largest Prostate Cancer Study

...nland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland - with an overall follow-up of up to 12 years. Participants totalled 182,000 but then narrowed down to 162,000 men in seven countries, aged 55-69; only those who had not been screened could take part. The findings are being unveiled at the annua...

The Lancet Publishes Two-Year Results of Abbott's Fully Bioabsorbable Drug Eluting Stent

...travascular ultrasound (IVUS) and virtual histology. "Abbott's bioabsorbable stent may be a major breakthrough in the treatment of narrowed coronary arteries. The two-year ABSORB trial results show that the bioabsorbable device did its job of relieving coronary obstructions and preventing ...

Study Showed Prevention of Heart Attacks Within Three Months After Hospitalization Significantly Averted Future Heart Attacks and Death

... About Coronary Heart Disease As one of the primary forms of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease occurs when the coronary arteries become narrowed or clogged by cholesterol and fat deposits inside the arteries through a process called atherosclerosis. Heart attacks are a major manifestation of co...
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Hirschman Jeweler Type Forceps

Description:... Straight, narrowed shafts with extra fine blunted tips. Smooth handle with dull finish....
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Keizer-Lancaster Eye Speculum

Description:... Solid 15 mm blades with 8 mm narrowed portion. Screw-controlled locking mechanism with stabilizing disk. Dull finish....
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

MLT® Microlaryngeal Tracheal Tube

Features:...length and cuff size with smaller I.D. and O.D. provide greater access to surgical field. Smaller diameter is also beneficial where airway has been narrowed by a tumor or other abnormality. High-volume low-pressure cuff. Murphy tip and eye. Full Magill curve. Smooth beveled tip. Tip-To-Tip® ...
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Wheezing

...ous, coarse, whistling sound produced in the respiratory airways during breathing. For wheezes to occur, some part of the respiratory tree must be narrowed or obstructed, or airflow velocity within the... Wheezing occurs for the first time ... Wheezing keeps occuring without explanation. Wheezi...

Stent

... stent is a small mesh tube that is used to treat narrowed or weakened arteries ... You may have a stent pl...a small mesh-wire tube that is used to prop open a narrowed or ... A person may have a stent placed in an a... stent is a small mesh tube that's used to treat narrowed or weakened arteries in the body. You may have a ...

Renal scan

...can is commonly performed ... A kidney scan is a nuclear scanning test that is done to evaluate kidney function. ... Abnormal flow may mean narrowed renal arteries that can cause a type of high ... A renal scan is particularly useful when there is a known sensitivity to the ... Renal s...

Mitral valve

...reatment of this heart valve disease. ... When the mitral valve is narrowed ... Mitral valve regurgitation — Comprehensive overview...reatment of this heart valve disease. ... When the mitral valve is narrowed (stenotic) ... Mitral - valve prolapse information including sympto...

Ischemic colitis

.... Chronic ischemic colitis leading to areas of narrowed colon (strictures) is ... Overview: Marston .... Chronic ischemic colitis leading to areas of narrowed colon (strictures) is ... Ischemic coliti.... Chronic ischemic colitis leading to areas of narrowed colon (strictures) is ... Ischemic coliti...

Angioplasty

...lasty is the technique of mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel; typically as a resul...rosis. Tightly folded balloons are passed into the narrowed locations and then inflated to a... More about...dical procedure in which a balloon is used to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels of the heart. Infor...
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Dogs, humans, put heads together to find cure for brain cancer

...ering, of the human brain and account for one out of four adult brain tumors -may not be as key for tumor formation as previously thought, and they've narrowed the search for the real culprit. Meningiomas are intracranial tumors, meaning that they do not grow within brain tissue itself, but in the space b...

Evolution: Crabs go deep to avoid hot water

...dapt to the challenges of life in the deep sea. The process of adaptation to constant low temperatures (1-4C) prevailing in the deep sea seems to have narrowed the temperature tolerance range of the crabs where they have emerged to the surface waters in the Southern Hemisphere. With differences of only a cou...

Poison: It's what's for dinner

...years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing packrats of their favorite food. Now, University of Utah biologists have narrowed the hunt for detoxification genes that let the rodents eat toxic creosote bushes that replaced juniper. "It was either eat it or move out," says b...

Desert woodrats switch one dietary poison for another

...8,700 and 10,000 years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing woodrats of their favorite food. Now biologists have narrowed the hunt for detoxification genes that let the rodents eat the toxic creosote bushes that replaced junipers. "It was either eat it or move out," sa...

Desert woodrats switch one dietary poison for another

...8,700 and 10,000 years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing woodrats of their favorite food. Now biologists have narrowed the hunt for detoxification genes that let the rodents eat the toxic creosote bushes that replaced junipers. "It was either eat it or move out," sa...

Spring fishing season arrives... and with it, amphibian diseases

...braska and Texas. Three of nine shops tested in Arizona in 2007 had animals with Bd. "If the presence of a pathogen in bait-trade salamanders is narrowed to several distributors, the movement of animals from these dealers could be stopped," says Collins. "A quarantine program would help prevent the...

Poison: It's what's for dinner

...years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing packrats of their favorite food. Now, University of Utah biologists have narrowed the hunt for detoxification genes that let the rodents eat toxic creosote bushes that replaced juniper. "It was either eat it or move out," says b...

Genes identified that are linked to spinal disc degeneration

...ate" genes based on the views of two leading experts in the field who Crites-Battie and Videman have collaborated with through the years. They narrowed their search down using state-of-the-art DNA analyzers, then applying statistical methods and analyzing MRIs of twins' spines. "Identifying genes i...

Promising 3-year data: Saving limbs with drug-eluting stents

...ms a balloon angioplasty to open a clogged blood vessel and then places a drug-eluting stent in that artery. The stent acts as scaffolding to hold the narrowed artery open. Drug-eluting stents slowly release a drug for several weeks to block cell proliferation or regrowth, thus inhibiting restenosis. Resea...

'Seeing' stem cells helps in fight against peripheral arterial disease

...e pieces of how to use stem cells to create new or more blood vessels to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in those individuals with extensively narrowed or clogged arteries. That puzzle may be closer to being solved in light of recent successful techniques that use simple imaging to view and locate tra...
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Singapore Medicine - Singapore Doctors Use Hi-Tech Implant to Add Space to Narrowed Spinal Canals

Singapore's ParkwayHealth is the first healthcare group in Southeast Asia to offer the In-Space percutaneous interspinous distraction device, a revolutionary spinal procedure. Singapore (PRWEB) November 18, 2008 -- Singapore's ParkwayHealth is the first healthcare group...

European Patent Office Upholds Martek European DHA Food Patent; Scope of Original Claims Narrowed

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martek Biosciences Corporation (Nasdaq: MATK ) announced today that the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office (EPO) has ruled in favor of Martek and upheld one of the Company's European docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) patents. The modifi...

Genomic Health Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Progress

...e $55.7 million compared with $53.4 million at March 31, 2009 and $56.7 million at December 31, 2008. "In the second quarter, we grew revenue, narrowed our net loss and increased total cash, in part by expanding Onco type DX access and coverage to a broader breast cancer population," said Kim Popovit...

Caliper Life Sciences Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...and foreign currency translation negatively impacted comparative revenues by $3.3 million, or 10%, and $1.0 million, or 3%, respectively. The Company narrowed its net loss to $4.1 million ($0.08 per share) in the second quarter of 2009, from a net loss of $6.7 million ($0.14 per share) in the same quarter of...

Multiple Types of Heart Attacks Reduced by Prasugrel in TRITON-TIMI 38 Trial

...f death in the European Union, accounting for more than 741,000 deaths in the EU each year.(7) Coronary artery disease occurs when the arteries become narrowed or clogged by cholesterol and fat deposits and cannot supply enough blood to the heart. In some cases, a blood clot may partially or totally block the...

Caliper Life Sciences Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

...ven by Microfluidics and Imaging - - Net Loss narrowed by $0.07 per Share - HOPKINTON, Mass., April ... compared to the same period in 2008. The Company narrowed its net loss to $6.6 million ($0.14 per share) in ...ated to divested product lines. Net loss narrowed by $3.3 million, or 33%, to $6.6 million ($0.14 pe...

Vasogen Announces First Quarter 2009 Results

... lapsing of patents and patent applications, asset divestiture, or liquidation of the Company. At this time, we have significantly narrowed down the number of third party proposals under consideration. If a definitive agreement that the Board believes is in the best interes...

AstraZeneca Calls on All Americans to Join US AGAINST ATHERO to Fight the Nation's Number One Killer

...ans will have some degree of plaque build-up in their arteries.(1) However, athero typically has no signs or symptoms until an artery becomes severely narrowed or completely blocked. At this point, people may suffer a heart attack, stroke, or other serious, potentially fatal, health problems. Inside the...

Vasogen Announces 2008 Year-End Results

... lapsing of patents and patent applications, asset divestiture, or liquidation of the Company. At this time, we have significantly narrowed down the number of third party proposals under consideration. If a definitive agreement that the Board believes is in the best interes...

European Commission Approves EFIENT(R) (prasugrel) for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Undergoing PCI

...illion people in the United States annually.(2) Heart attack is a major manifestation of coronary heart disease, which occurs when the arteries become narrowed or clogged by cholesterol and fat deposits. In some cases the plaque can rupture, resulting in a blood clot, which may partially or totally block the ...
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Alcohol

...e in a closed vessel. According to this theory, the meaning of alkuhul would have been first extended to distilled substances in general, and then narrowed to ethanol. This conjectured etymology has been circulating in England since 1672 at least ( OED ). However, this derivation is suspicious since t...

Human Genome Project

...y others. There are also many tangible benefits for biological scientists. For example, a researcher investigating a certain form of cancer may have narrowed down his search to a particular gene. By visiting the human genome database on the world-wide web, this researcher can examine what other scientists h...
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Coronary arteries

... and heart disease in the United States. A coronary artery must be narrowed to less than 30% of its original size before ... If the coronary arterie...r Coronary Artery Disease Topic ... When your coronary arteries are narrowed or blocked, oxygen-rich blood can't ... For those who survive, the seque...

Aorta

... When someone has coarctation of the aorta , that person's aorta (the major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the body) is narrowed at some point. Brief and Straightforward Guide: What is an Aorta ? ... The aorta is both the main artery of the body and the largest artery in t...
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