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2008-09-25 12:00:43

DENVER, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: CONX) , a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, has received notification of U.S. Patent Office approval for technology to which Corgenix holds exclusive worldwide licensing rights outside of Japan. The technology is incorporated in the Company's AtherOx(R) product group, a next-generation technology to identify individuals at risk for developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular...

2008-08-28 18:00:51

Patients who discontinue statin medication after an acute myocardial infarction -- heart attack -- increase their risk of dying, Canadian researchers said. Researchers at McGill University and the McGill University Health Center in Montreal used data on British patients who survived a heart attack and found those who discontinued their statin medication were 88 percent more likely to die during the following year, compared with those who had never been on the medication. Statins are...

2008-07-11 09:01:07

The American Academy of Pediatricians's recommendation of statins for warding off cardiac diseases in children has sparked an industry wide debate globally, according to the New York Times. According to the new guidelines children as young as eight with LDL, or 'bad', cholesterol of 190mg per deciliter, or those with LDL of 160mg and a family history of heart disease or two other risk factors can be given statins. The academy also recommended that children with a family history of heart...

2006-04-12 10:20:00

NEW YORK -- Although statins lower mortality in heart attack sufferers who are between 65 and 80 years old, they may not be as effective in older patients, according to a study. "While statins reduce mortality in a wide range of older patients up to age 80 years, due to competing risks and decreased life expectancy, these agents have diminished benefits in those over the age of 80 years," Dr. JoAnne Micale Foody from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, told Reuters...

2006-03-31 11:25:00

NEW YORK -- A fiber-rich diet may help control levels of a blood protein linked to an increased risk of heart disease, new research suggests. In a study of 524 healthy adults, investigators found that those with the highest fiber intake had lower blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) than those who ate the least fiber. CRP is a marker of ongoing inflammation in the body, and consistently high levels of this protein have been identified in previous studies as a risk factor for future heart...

2005-12-29 10:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with very low levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol who suffer a heart attack or other severe acute cardiac event may benefit from initiating a statin right after the event, a study shows. Researchers took a look back at 155 patients hospitalized for an acute cardiac event who had very low LDL cholesterol levels and found that those individuals who were discharged from the hospital on statin therapy were much less likely to die or experience a second heart attack...

2005-11-15 11:30:00

WASHINGTON -- U.S. researchers said on Monday they may have made progress toward explaining why statin drugs, which lower cholesterol, do not work as well in some people as in others -- especially blacks. They found two variations in a gene involved in the body's own production of cholesterol appeared to make statin drugs work less effectively. The finding, reported at a meeting of the American Heart Association in Dallas, could help in the development of more tailored treatments in the...

2005-09-28 16:17:49

Tsukuba, Japan --New research shows that levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), produced by the liver and not at the lesion site, correlate with the degree of atherosclerosis. The paper by Sun et al., "C-reactive protein in atherosclerotic lesions: its origin and pathophysiological significance," appears in the October issue of The American Journal of Pathology and is accompanied by a commentary. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a hallmark of inflammation and tissue damage, as in arthritis or...

2005-08-29 14:29:11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Giving a heart attack patient a statin drug right away reduces the chance he or she will die by 50 percent, U.S. researchers said on Monday. Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol levels and prevent strokes and heart attacks long-term, but the new study suggests that the drugs might join aspirin as something to give to patients immediately when they suffer a heart attack. "We've known that long-term statin therapy is beneficial, but this study provides the...

2005-08-29 15:11:19

In the largest clinical study of its kind, UCLA researchers found that early treatment with a statin drug within 24 hours of having a heart attack reduced in-hospital mortality rates by over 50 percent. The new study, published in the Sept. 1 issue of the American Journal of Cardiology, demonstrates that early statin therapy may be essential for reducing mortality and other complications in heart attack victims. "We've known that long-term statin therapy is beneficial, but this study...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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