The use of a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) does not appear to improve outcomes nor confer added risks to patients.
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Surgical removal of severe hemorrhoids is more effective than tying them off with rubber bands, a less invasive treatment alternative.
Patients with primary biliary cirrhosis who are treated with methotrexate have an increased risk of death.
Reactive oxygen species at appropriate levels can support the healing of wounds, and specifically that wounds can generate their own low concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which has a role in healing.
Seniors with chronic age related condition encouraged to maintain healthy lifestyle.
Rainbow Study May Lead to New Standard of Treatment for scoliosis.
Deep brain stimulation is not a cure for Parkinson's Disease. It treats the symptoms while Parkinson's continues to advance.
Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease in which the intestine absorbs too much iron from the diet. When symptoms are present, they are often non specific problems, such as fatigue, joint aches, and impotence.
Arthropathy patients are plagued by severe pain in the shoulder, and because the rotator cuff is torn, shoulders and arms are almost impossible to raise or rotate.
When it comes to inflammation, too much of a good thing can be deadly. How and why inflammation turns from healing to harming is still mysterious.
Researchers have developed a human nephron filter that would eventually make possible a continuously functioning, wearable or implantable artificial kidney.
The drug isoniazid reduced the incidence of tuberculosis among HIV infected miners in South Africa, a population at high risk of Tuberculosis.
The amount of time a patient is under general anesthesia during major head and neck surgery, not their age, was associated with postoperative complications.
A multinational study has found that 5 to 6 percent of patients in intensive care units experience acute kidney failure.
These findings do not conclusively confirm that childhood varicella vaccination is as cost effective as originally anticipated.
Since the introduction of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine in 1995, hospitalizations and doctor visits because of chicken pox have dropped dramatically.
Bone density is the standard predictor of fracture risk associated with osteoporosis.
No medical treatment currently exists for non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), inflammation of the liver associated with the accumulation of fat in the liver.
Inhibitors of Cellular Enzymes could be developed for SARS treatment.
Defects in a single gene can result in two immune system disorders that leave affected individuals vulnerable to frequent or unusually severe infections.
Amphetamines, including the drug popularly known as Ecstasy, can reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
The researchers hope results will lead to a more accurate standard test for chronic lung rejection.
Computed tomographic (CT) colonography, known as virtual colonoscopy, can be used to diagnose significant medical problems in organs outside the colon.
The human opportunistic pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, has broken the immune system's code enabling the bacteria to recognize when its host is most vulnerable.
The UNC Hospitals offers photodynamic therapy to treat Barrett's esophagus, a condition that can lead to cancer.
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