patient outcomes

‘Know your genes to live hale and hearty’


January 11th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Knowing genes structure in the body can help in preventing several chronic and lifestyle diseases, claims a Kochi-based organisation which is launching the "first of ... Read more...

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Body chemical may help critically ill to improve


August 4th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 4 (IANS) The presence of a natural chemical in the body, procalcitonin (PCT), may be an effective way to improve the results of critically ill patients, a latest ... Read more...

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Stress, depression linked to shorter survival in cancer patients


April 29th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Till date, the biological mechanisms behind stress affecting tumour's ability to grow and spread in cancer patients were not well understood.Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center find ... Read more...

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Tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients identified


December 7th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans have been identified as a potentially useful tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA).RFA, ... Read more...

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Now, genomic marker to identify tuberculosis patient


August 30th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Identifying patients who would develop tuberculosis may soon be possible as scientists have managed to identify changes in the blood specific to the disease."Tools to diagnose infections ... Read more...

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Arthritis patients should stick to exercise to improve physical function


July 28th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip should stick to physically active lifestyle to improve their physical function and reduce pain, suggests a new study.Maintenance of ... Read more...

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New surgery shows promise in patients of severe flat foot deformity


July 9th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): New surgery, developed at Hospital for Special Surgery, could improve patient outcomes in individuals with severe adult flat foot deformity, a problem that is increasingly being seen in ... Read more...

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Circulating tumour cells tied to poorer survival in pancreatic cancer sufferers


May 29th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Circulating tumour cells are associated with poorer survival in pancreatic cancer patients, a new American research has found.The study, conducted by researchers at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, ... Read more...

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Body’s own veins better for grafts than synthetic ones


January 1st, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Replacing infected aortic grafts with the body's own veins has proved more durable and less prone to new infection than current procedures relying on synthetic or cadaver grafts. The ... Read more...

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Image-guided therapy boosts long-term improvement for thrombosis patients


September 21st, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Image-guided interventional radiology procedures could improve long-term treatment in patients with Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), a serious condition that involves the formation of a blood clot inside of ... Read more...

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Advanced targeted therapies effective in slowing lung cancer growth


August 2nd, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 2 (ANI): A series of studies presented on Saturday at the 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), organized by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) ... Read more...

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Now, a drug that can reduce heart attack damage


July 25th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Scientists have identified that a new drug that has the potential to dramatically reduce heart muscle damage after a heart attack and may lead to significantly improved patient ... Read more...

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Minimally invasive stroke treatment effective than surgery


May 30th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Minimally invasive coil treatment for stroke has been found to have better outcomes than traditional surgical treatments, says researchers.However, the procedure is drastically expensive.Coiling is a technique that ... Read more...

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How do you know when your heart is in red zone?


January 25th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Beware - you could be undergoing a heart attack when the organ is in the red or danger zone, without your ever realising it.The colour is also associated ... Read more...

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Gene linked to reduced mortality from acute lung Injury identified


January 17th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Denver have identified a gene linked to improved survival among patients with acute lung injury.Acute lung injury ... Read more...

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Evidence of fish oils effects on heart rhythm problems and mortality insufficient


December 24th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 24 (ANI): Fish oil may be helpful in preventing deaths related to heart problems, but there is a lack of evidence that it provides a clear benefit in heart ... Read more...

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Statins may reduce odds of delirium after cardiac surgery


December 23rd, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has provided some of the first evidence that the use of cholesterol-lowering statins before cardiac surgery decreases the odds of postoperative delirium in elderly ... Read more...

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How protein forces ovarian cancer cells to kill themselves


November 16th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that a protein, known to inhibit the growth of ovarian cancer, works in part ... Read more...

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Rheumatoid arthritis patients at increased death risk after heart attack


October 27th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to suffer greater heart-related complications, and have an increased risk of death following ... Read more...

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CT scans offer cheaper diagnosis of low-risk chest pain


July 18th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher in the US says that CT scanners may offer a cheaper alternative to the current methods of evaluating and diagnosing low-risk chest pain patients ... Read more...

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Why some people respond better than others to antidepressant citalopram


July 15th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Mayo Clinic scientists say that variations in the serotonin transporter gene may help understand why some people respond better than others to treatment with an antidepressant medication ... Read more...

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Most asthmatics use inhalers incorrectly


June 25th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Most asthma patients are using their inhalers incorrectly leading to poor outcomes, suggests a new study.Professor Helen Reddel, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research spokesperson and Associate ... Read more...

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Minimally invasive pancreas surgery results in fewer complications


April 26th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine have shown that minimally invasive techniques used in pancreas surgery can lead to fewer complications.David Kooby, MD, assistant professor ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells may help treat cardiovascular, autoimmune diseases


February 27th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Adult stem cells harvested from either blood or bone marrow might help in the treatment of a wide range of autoimmune diseases and heart disease, according to a ... Read more...

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Small tumours linked to higher likelihood of surviving pancreatic cancer


January 29th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A recent study, led by an Indian researcher, has revealed that the chances of surviving pancreatic cancer significantly increases if the tumours are smallest.Dr Banke Aggarwal, Associate ... Read more...

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