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Reductions in CV Morbidity and Mortality are Achievable!

MONTVALE, N.J., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the clear benefits of lipid-modifying drugs, current management of dyslipidemia remains suboptimal, as discussed in a new supplement to The Journal of Family Practice. "High-dose statin therapy: Benefits and safety in aggressive lipid lowering" re...

Study analyzes 2006 California heat wave's substantial effect on morbidity

February 25, 2009-- An extreme heat wave affected much of the state of California during mid- to late July 2006, breaking daily maximum temperature records in many regions of the State. A study conducted by researchers from the Mailman School of Public Health, the Natural Resources Defense Council...

Delhi's Morbidity Rate Nearly One-sixth of National Average

New Delhi: People in Delhi are healthier. The morbidity rate in the Indian capital is 17 per thousand people //as compared to 99 at the national level, a government study said Thursday. The report - Morbidity, Healthcare and condition of Aged persons in Delhi - prepared by the directorate of ...

Fortified Milk Reduces Morbidity in Preschool Children

Consumption of milk fortified with specific micronutrients—zinc, iron, selenium, copper, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E—significantly reduce diarrhea and acute lower// respiratory illness among children in developing countries, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of...

Zinc reduces morbidity due to diarrhea in HIV+ children

According to new research, published in November - December issue of the prestigious journal Lancet, zinc supplementation should be used as adjunct therapy for children with HIV-1 infection // , since it cuts the chance of diarrhea and pneumonia without risking deterioration of HIV infection. ...

Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

...id. For the report, which is published in the Aug. 7 issue of the CDC's morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , CDC researchers tested three commercially ava..., New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City; Aug. 7, 2009, morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ...

NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

...nfections that afflict patients with cancer FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Infectious diseases are important causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with cancer. In certain cases, the malignancy itself can predispose patients to severe or recurrent infections. The Nation...

FDA Approves LIVALO(R) for Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Combined Dyslipidemia

...a, commonly referred to as high cholesterol. Dyslipidemia is well established as one of the strongest independent predictors of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Despite the availability of treatments in the U.S., there is still a need for better control of and treatment for dyslipidemia. Accordi...

Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies

...nduction of labor in women with hypertensive disease beyond 36 weeks' gestation has been controversial, and for developing countries in which maternal morbidity and mortality rates are substantially increased," wrote Dr. Corine M. Koopmans, of the University Medical Centre Groningen, and colleagues. "Our fi...

Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus

.... Flu vaccination did not impact lupus disease activity, the team said. "Clinicians should be aware that this combined defect might increase the morbidity and mortality due to influenza virus infection, in particular in patients receiving prednisone and/or azathioprine," the researchers advised. They als...
morbidity in Medical Technology

Two New Clinical Studies Show That Limited Exposure to Blood Transfusion Significantly Increases Morbidity and Mortality After Surgery

Studies Advocate Blood Conservation and Appropriate Indicators for Transfusion IRVINE, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced today that two new studies - ...

Radius' Investigational Bone Anabolic Agent, BA058, Increased Bone Mineral Density (BMD) at Key Fracture Sites in Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

...and reach $2.3 billion by 2018, driven by robust efficacy data in reducing fractures. About Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly people worldwide. In the U.S. alone, more than 44 million men and women have osteoporosis or low bone-mineral density. A 50-y...

Lilly and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announce Lilly Agrees to be First Tenant of East River Science Park; Issue Urgent Call for Healthcare Reform that Protects Innovation and Jobs

...to treat patients with cancer," said ImClone's Chief Medical Officer Eric K. Rowinsky, M.D. "Gastric cancer is not only a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Asia, but the incidences of certain types of gastric malignancies such as gastro-esophageal junctional cancer, which will also be evaluated in our ...

Glybera(TM) Shows Long-Term Health Benefits

...this gene therapy lowers the chylomicron levels in the blood. The disease can result in difficult-to-treat diabetes and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. About Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics AMT has a unique production platform that circumvents the obstacles that have hind...

New Studies Presented at European Society of Anaesthesia Further Validate Masimo PVI(TM) for Noninvasive and Continuous Fluid Monitoring

...nistration is critical to optimizing patient status and enabling end organ preservation, unnecessary fluid administration is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Traditional invasive measurements such as central venous pressure are not reliable to predict whether a patient will benefit from flui...

PharmAthene Submits Proposal to BARDA in Response to Broad Agency Announcement for Advanced Research and Development for Valortim(R)

...noclonal antibody for the prevention and treatment of anthrax infection Protexia(R) - a novel bioscavenger for the prevention and treatment of morbidity and mortality associated with exposure to chemical nerve agents RypVax(TM) - a recombinant dual antigen vaccine for plague A third gen...

IMPACT Study Showed Longer Valcyte(R) (valganciclovir hydrochloride tablets) Treatment Demonstrated Better Protection Against Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease One Year Post-Transplant

...educed the incidence of CMV disease by 56% in high-risk kidney transplant patients within the first year post-transplant. CMV is a major cause of morbidity and mortality during the first six months following transplantation and is a key concern for transplant recipients and physicians. While 100-day Valcy...

Bethesda-Based NHSi Wins $2M Grant for Blood Technology

...sident Martin Cannon said. "Evidence is mounting that, following transfusions, patients experience a multitude of complications resulting in increased morbidity and longer hospital stays that might have been prevented had better stored, better transported, and better preserved blood been used." "Our techn...

PharmAthene Submits SparVax(TM) Regulatory Strategy to FDA

...noclonal antibody for the prevention and treatment of anthrax infection Protexia(R) - a novel bioscavenger for the prevention and treatment of morbidity and mortality associated with exposure to chemical nerve agents RypVax(TM) - a recombinant dual antigen vaccine for plague F...

MitraClip(R) Therapy Data Demonstrate Clinical Benefit in High-Risk Patients With Mitral Regurgitation

...can benefit from the MitraClip therapy while avoiding the risk of increased morbidity and mortality often associated with surgical treatment." Patients con...gh-risk for surgery are those with an increased likelihood of mortality and morbidity following surgery, usually because of advanced age and co-morbidities, whic...
morbidity in Medical Products

Pro Osteon 500R Bone Graft Substitute

Description:...aling time comparable to autogenous bone grafts. Since bone graft harvesting is not required, patients are not subjected to the trauma, blood loss and morbidity of a second surgical procedure....
Company:Biomet, Inc.

Sleep Centers

Description:...ns. In patients with coronary artery disease, sleep-disordered breathing is associated with a 60-70% increase in the risk of death and cardiovascular morbidity in long-term follow-up. Is Your Practice Appropriately Screening and Testing Your Cardiovascular Disease Patient Population for SDB?...
Company:MedCath Corporation

CardioNet: Mobile Outpatient Cardiac Telemetry

Description:...ing physicians diagnose and treat patients with arrhythmia. Time is of the essence in diagnosing and treating arrhythmia. Delays can lead to increased morbidity and mortality and cause significant anxiety for patients. But rapidly diagnosing and effectively treating patients with arrhythmia can be challenging....
Company:Cardionet

BAK/C

Features:...cking feature of the BAK/C implant draws bone into the implant's chamber during insertion, creating local autograft. The no-harvest feature eliminates morbidity associated with harvesting from the iliac crest while preserving the benefits of autograft. The bone graft inside the implant and cancellous bone from...
Company:Zimmer, Inc.
morbidity in Medical Definition

Family history (medicine)

...sidered a specific subset of the total history of a family. Uses Although often neglected, [1] many doctors glean information on family morbidity of particular diseases (e.g. cardiovascular diseases , autoimmune disorders , mental disorders , diabetes , cancer ) to appreciate whether a pers...
morbidity in Medical Dictionary

Viral arthritis

... Overview: Viral arthritis is characterized by inflammation of the joints caused ... The major morbidity of viral arthritis is dysfunctional joints. ... In viral arthritis , the immune system's response to the virus causes inflammation in...

Unintended Pregnancy

...... goal of a 30 percent unintended pregnancy rate was nearly met in 2001 ... Unintended pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of morbidity for women, ... For example, women with an unintended pregnancy may delay prenatal care, which ... UNINTENDED PREGNANCY . The strategies p...

Ulcer disease

... thus extremely painful. As many as 80% of ulcers are associated with... and Peptic Ulcer Disease ... DBD Disease Listing - H. pylori. CDC morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) ... History of Ulcer Diagnosis and Treatment. H. ... Peptic ulcer disease has a large impact on the U.S. ...

Transfusion reaction

..... INTRODUCTION Untoward effects of blood transfusion are not unexpected and in many cases are benign. However, some reactions cause serious morbidity and may be fatal ... Transfusion Reaction information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, videos,...

Thromboembolism

...gnosis, misdiagnosis, and treatment Online Medical Dictionary and glossary with medical definitions ... Thromboembolism is an important cause of morbidity (disease) and mortality ... Although the incidence of venous thromboembolism ... Thromboembolism ... Thromboembolism , or the development ...

Pregnancy Complications

... to both morbid obesity and diabetes. ... Pregnancy Complication ... Unfortunately, pregnancy complications still do occur. ... Maternal morbidity ( Pregnancy Complications for Women) ... Answers to your questions about pregnancy complications and more! ... Pregnancy complications ...

Morbid obesity

...uffering from morbid obesity , anything less than a total change in ... Morbid obesity is a global health problem which carries substantial morbidity and mortality. ... Institutes of Health defined morbid obesity as a BMI of 35 ... The U.S. obesity rate is growing fast -- but the rate of e...

Manic-depressive

...nical forms of melancholia under " Manic - depressive illness" ... BP II is not less severe in depressive morbidity, but is less severe in manic morbidity ... Manic Depressives Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, ... Through Service we gain Self-Esteem. Through Fellowshi...

Malaria

...is, causes (Plasmodium parasite) ... Where can I get more information about malaria ? ... Malaria has been and still is the cause of much human morbidity and mortality. ... Pathogenesis and Cerebral Malaria . Epidemiology and Control. Diagnosis ... PSI provides malaria control support to national...

Lesion

... from ... Treatment at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Endovascular Therapy. ... The risk of lesion bleeding is 2 - 4% per year, the morbidity is 2 - 4 % per ... Current and accurate information for patients about Ultrasound-Guided Breast ... Typically, eight to 10 samples of tissue are...
morbidity in Biological News

Cancer's distinctive pattern of gene expression could aid early screening and prevention

... Shi is eminently important for our understanding of cancer, easily translated to patients and central to the Cancer Center's mission to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality," Dr. Bhalla says. ...

New drug may reduce heart attack damage

...nce in the treatment of heart disease, which is Australia's number one killer. "There remains a clinical need for improved therapies. Mortality and morbidity have been relatively static in heart disease despite improvements in treatment," Dr Bhindi said. "This drug not only structurally reduces heart att...

Athletes, spectators faced unprecedented air pollution at 2008 Olympic Games

...oncern because various sized particles have potentially toxic chemicals "sorbed" to them. The fine particles have been linked to increased respiratory morbidity and mortality. In China, particulate matter air pollution is believed to be responsible for about one million premature deaths per year, researchers s...

Pre-pregnancy depressed mood may heighten risk for premature birth

...onsequences of higher preterm delivery are a growing burden on the health care system and parents. Studies have shown that preterm babies have higher morbidity rates and U.S. preterm birth rates are creeping up with no good explanation. In the U.S. the population at greatest risk for major depression is wome...

Queen's scientists find new way to battle MRSA

...tially be used for a multitude of medical and industrial applications. For example, they could be used to improve infection control and reduce patient morbidity in hospitals and therefore lighten the financial burden to healthcare providers. They could also be harnessed to improve industrial productivity by re...

Stem cell infusion and hyperbaric oxygen treatment improve islet function in diabetes

...fits" in terms of "improvements in glycemic control" along with "reduced insulin requirements." The combination therapy could decrease type 2 diabetes morbidity and mortality, said the authors, who published their study results in the latest issue of Cell Transplantation (Vol. 17 No.12). "Autologous stem c...

Penn research team tests bedside monitoring of brain blood flow and metabolism in stroke victims

...ts that blood flow responses vary significantly from patient to patient," lead author Turgut Durduran said. Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of morbidity and long-term disability in the United States, with projected cost of stroke care estimated at trillions of dollars during the next five decades. Stro...

Researchers find pathway and enzyme unique to tularemia organism

... (NAD), using a different process and different enzyme from all other living organisms. F. tularensis is a highly infectious organism that causes morbidity and mortality in humans. Very little is known about its molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, and no vaccine is available for protection against tula...

Study finds 'rescue course' of antenatal steroids improves outcome in premature babies

...o group). The results showed a significant reduction in composite neonatal morbidity for babies born prior to 34 weeks in the "rescue steroid" group vs. placebo...s of the gestational age at delivery), a significant reduction in composite morbidity in the "rescue steroid" group was still demonstrated (32.1% vs. 42.6%). ...

Repeat C-section before 39 weeks raises risk of neonatal illness

...ng a baby before 39 weeks for the sake of convenience. "Unfortunately, these early deliveries are associated with a preventable increase in neonatal morbidity and NICU admissions, which carry a high personal and economic cost. These findings support recommendations to delay elective delivery until 39 weeks g...
morbidity in Biological Technology

PharmAthene to Host Second Quarter 2009 Conference Call and Webcast on Thursday, August 13, 2009

...oclonal antibody for the prevention and treatment of anthrax infection Protexia((R)) -- a novel bioscavenger for the prevention and treatment of morbidity and mortality associated with exposure to chemical nerve agents RypVax(TM) -- a recombinant dual antigen vaccine for plague For mo...

Winter Park Home to World's Foremost Producers of Large-Scale Decontamination Equipment

...d infections (HAIs) such as MRSA and other contagious viruses and bacteria:   are one of the leading, most preventable causes of morbidity and mortality in U.S.; are the cause of over 100,000 deaths per year; can cost in excess of $45 billion per year. The revolutionary new s...

PharmAthene, Inc. Closes on $19.3 Million Private Placement of Convertible Notes and Common Stock Warrants

...l antibody for the prevention and treatment of anthrax infection Protexia(R) - a novel bioscavenger for the prevention and treatment of morbidity and mortality associated with exposure to chemical nerve agents RypVax(TM) - a recombinant dual antigen vaccine for plague ...

Vi typhoid vaccine proves highly effective in young children

...luent travelers to developing countries, rather than for the poor residing in these countries, who account for almost all the global burden of typhoid morbidity and mortality. One of these vaccines, Vi polysaccharide, is ideally suited to use in developing countries because it is cheap (about $.50 per dose) an...

American Mothers Seriously Concerned About Childhood Allergies, Siemens Survey Reveals

...ment, and therefore help prevent the progression of allergies to asthma -- a disease associated with significant economic costs, health risks and even morbidity and mortality.(3) "If allergies go untreated, there is a higher probability that the child will develop additional, more severe symptoms, inc...

Chimerix, Inc. Appoints Kenneth I. Moch Chief Operating Officer

...ense agent for the treatment of smallpox and complications associated with smallpox vaccination, as well as for the treatment of infections that cause morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) and BK virus. Chimerix's pipeline includes an anti-HIV drug, CMX157, in lat...

UCSF researchers help crack parasite genome, identify drug leads

...g the intricate parasite biology. The Sandler Center's mission is to chemically interrupt parasite development in humans and alleviate the significant morbidity associated with the disease. "Research with the schistosome worm presents a number of unique challenges not found with single-celled organisms, ba...

PharmAthene's 2nd Generation rPA Anthrax Vaccine, SparVax(TM), Completes FDA Regulatory Strategy Review

...noclonal antibody for the prevention and treatment of anthrax infection Protexia(R) - a novel bioscavenger for the prevention and treatment of morbidity and mortality associated with exposure to chemical nerve agents RypVax(TM) - a recombinant dual antigen vaccine for plague F...

CEL-SCI Corporation Releases Letter to Shareholders

...articularly important in battling the H1N1 (swine) flu pandemic. Only last week, Buenos Aires declared a swine flu health emergency amidst escalating morbidity and mortality in the Southern Hemisphere. Argentina's experience in dealing with the winter flu season shows us how challenging our own flu season wi...

Mach One Corporation Developing a Nasal, Hand Carried Product as Solution to Swine Flu (H1N1) Virus

... This strain of virus is in the influenza virus group that is one of the most frequently occurring human illnesses and is responsible for substantial morbidity and economic loss. Viral inhibitors in the form of active immunoglobulins are effective anti-viral agents in vitro and in vivo. The primary site of a...
morbidity in Biological Dictionary

Fibula

...roducts from Charles David and more. Plating of the fibula . Its potential value as an adjunct to external fixation of the tibia. ... Donor site morbidity following resection of the fibula . ... Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body. II. Osteology. 6c. 6. The Fibula ... Ossification.—The fi...
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