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2014-03-31 13:41:48

The 6-month follow-up data from the METOCARD-CNIC trial are published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology The initial results of this trial were published a few months ago (Circulation. 2013;128:1495-1503), and showed that patients who received this treatment during emergency transit to hospital had much smaller amounts of dead heart muscle than those randomly assigned to receive no treatment. The new study shows that the proportion of patients with a severely...

2013-10-01 23:04:20

Collaborative Study by Spain and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Shows Potential Benefits of Administering Beta-Blocker Medication to Heart Attack Patients in Ambulance New York, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Early treatment of heart attack patients with an inexpensive beta-blocker drug called metoprolol, while in transit to the hospital, can significantly reduce damage to the heart during a myocardial infarction, according to clinical trial study results published Oct. 1 in the...

2013-04-24 11:21:24

Patients at elevated cardiac risk who were treated with beta-blockers on the day of or following noncardiac, nonvascular surgery had significantly lower rates of 30-day mortality and cardiac illness, according to a study in the April 24 issue of JAMA. "The effectiveness and safety of perioperative beta-blockade [the process of inhibiting beta-receptor activity] for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery remains controversial. Class I recommendations in the current American Heart...

2013-04-19 17:59:57

Baylor College of Medicine researchers will lead a three-year, $4.2 million study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to determine whether drugs called beta blockers can ease airway narrowing in patients with asthma and examine potential mechanisms. Researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, also will participate. "Previously, beta...

Dementia Risk May Be Reduced With Blood Pressure Medications
2013-01-08 13:34:30

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Information released Monday, January 7, shows that there may be a connection between taking the blood pressure drugs beta blockers and a reduced risk for Alzheimer´s disease and other types of dementia. 774 elderly Japanese-American men participated in the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study. After the men died, autopsies were performed to check their heart and brain health and the connection therein. 610 of the 774 participants had...

2012-11-13 12:04:53

Drug widely used for decades scrutinized for effectiveness, link to diabetes First developed in the 1950s, beta blockers have been a mainstay in medicine for decades, used to treat everything from heart disease to stage fright to glaucoma.  But some older classes of beta blockers are causing new concerns. “Studies show that older beta blockers can increase a patient´s risk of diabetes by more than 25 percent,” said Dr. Ragavendra Baliga, a cardiologist at The Ohio...

2012-05-14 10:00:48

A new study has found that, contrary to current thinking, taking beta blockers that treat high blood pressure does not decrease a person's risk of developing colorectal cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also revealed that even long-term use or subtypes of beta blockers showed no reduction of colorectal cancer risk. In recent years, researchers have thought that beta blockers, which are prescribed to many older adults...

2011-11-28 15:11:39

Beta blockers prevent the negative effects of stress Stressed people fall into habits and their behavior is not goal-directed. That the neurotransmitter norepinephrine plays a decisive role here is now reported in the Journal of Neuroscience by scientists from Bochum led by Dr. Lars Schwabe (RUB Faculty of Psychology). If the effect of norepinephrine is stopped by beta blockers, the stress effect does not occur. "The results may be important for addictive behaviors, where stress is a key...

2011-08-16 13:34:37

Compared with oral corticosteroids, use of the beta-blocker propranolol for treatment of infantile hemangiomas (IHs) was associated with higher rates of lesion clearance, fewer adverse effects, fewer surgical interventions after treatment, and lowers cost, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. A common type of vascular tumor, IH tends to grow rapidly during the first three to 12 months of age, and then slowly and...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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