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2013-04-09 18:30:11

Despite comparable pre-surgery risk scores, patients with radiation heart disease found to be at much greater risk years after surgery Patients who have open heart surgery for heart disease caused by radiation cancer treatment are nearly twice as likely to die in the years following their surgery compared to similar patients who did not undergo radiation treatment, according to new research from Cleveland Clinic published today in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The...

2013-03-11 15:08:13

Phase 3 findings published in NEJM provide answers about treatment with darbepoetin alfa Researchers from Cleveland Clinic and Sweden-based Sahlgrenska University Hospital have found that a commonly used drug to treat anemia in heart failure patients —darbepoetin alfa — does not improve patients' health, nor does it reduce their risk of death from heart failure. Results of the international study were presented at the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting in San...

2013-02-26 11:56:19

2-year study indicates how gastric bypass reverses diabetes In a substudy of the STAMPEDE trial (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently), Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that gastric bypass surgery reverses diabetes by uniquely restoring pancreatic function in moderately obese patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. The two-year substudy evaluated the effects of bariatric surgery and intensive medical therapy on blood sugar levels, body...

2013-02-25 23:04:53

More stars expected to attend Keep Memory Alive's annual brain health fundraiser in Las Vegas on April 13 Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 Keep Memory Alive´s 17th annual Power of Love Gala continues to grow with an extended list of entertainment icons and celebrities attending and performing at the 80th birthday celebration for Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine in Las Vegas. The star-studded tribute will take place on April 13, 2013 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, while...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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