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Children With AD/HD Have Significant Functional Disabilities Related to Attention Deficit

...for children. It contains measures for self-care, bowel and bladder control, mobility, communication and social cognition. The 43 children assessed were found to have lower than normal Wee-FIM scores overall, and to show significant deficits in self-care, social cognition and communication. There a...

Finished Your Lunch? Now Eat The Wrapper

... can alsoboost health-giving bacteria in the human bowel and may one day help savethousands of Australian l...portantdietary protection against cancer and other bowel diseases, which are responsiblefor over four per cent of all Australian deaths æ and kill more...

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment May Improve With New Findings On Nervous System Damage

...-term disability, deprives spinal cord patients of bowel andbladder control and can account for most sympto... at least as far as the ability to walk and retain bowel andbladder control is concerned."...

Protein Implicated In Multiple Sclerosis

...isorder can affectmovement, sensation, bladder and bowel control, sexual performance, vision andmany other functions. For the past 40 years, scientists have focused on a myelin componentcalled myelin basic protein, which causes an MS-like disease when injected intoanimals. But in the 1970s, Trotte...

University Of Chicago, Hopkins Narrow Search For Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genes: New Study Provides Evidence For Important Gene-Gene Interaction

...soan assistant professor of medicine. Inflammatory bowel disease includes Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis(UC), chronic disorders that primarily affect the intestines, causing pain,severe diarrhea, intestinal bleeding, weight loss and fever. They afflict about250 out of every 100,000 people, usu...

New Evidence For Growth Factor Role In Crohns Disease

...c,incurable, and frequently disabling inflammatory bowel disorder, new researchshows. Scientists led ...samples of CD patients butnot in otherwise healthy bowel tissue from the same individuals. The tissue camefrom patients during bowel resection surgery. ...

Doctors Find Lead On Common Genes Which Can Lead To Bowel Cancer

...r to identifying people who should be screened for bowel cancer. Innew findings published this month (Sept...APC gene (a gene already associated with familial bowel cancer) do make peoplemore susceptible to developing pre-cancerous polyps and thus predisposes them ...

Fetal Surgery For Spina Bifida Still Under Investigation At VUMC

... paralysis, sensory loss, dysfunction of urinaryor bowel functions, and are prone to develop hydrocephalus, or the increase ofspinal fluid in the brain. About 95 percent of babies born with spina bifida require a drainage shuntplaced in the brain to help remove excess fluid. Dr. Joseph P. Bruner, assistan...

New England Journal Of Medicine Reports Calcium Supplements Help Prevent Polyp Recurrence; DMS Led Study

... calcium supplements may have a lower riskof large bowel adenomas, polyps that are considered cancer precur...ith calciumcan reduce the recurrence rate of large bowel adenomas in people with a historyof these particular polyps. The findings suggest promising measure...

Allelix Clones Receptor For Intestinal Growth Factor GLP-2

...n circulated into the body. Diseases such as short bowel syndrome,in which the decreased surface area results in reduced nutrient absorption, canlead to chronic hospitalizations and even death. No effective treatments arecurrently available for patients with the most severe form of these diseases. "The cl...

Procedure, new apparatus may allow relief from incontinence

...ipation in a multicenter trial of a new artificial bowel sphincter device. UT Southwestern is one of 14 cen... Medical Systems (AMS) has developed an artificial bowel sphincter: apump designed to mimic the natural control of bowel movements. In a two-hourprocedure, c...

Gene therapy trial using cold virus to begin at UK

...s in the pelvis, abdominal bloating, andchanges in bowel or bladder habits." The two biggest risk factors for ovarian cancer are being over the ageof 50 and having a family history of ovarian cancer. Standard treatment for ovarian cancer is surgery followed by six monthsof chemotherapy. ...

A few gut parasites could do you the world of good

...ar doses of worms might rid people of inflammatory bowel disease, sayresearchers in Iowa. They believe this...ed symptoms forabout a month. Inflammatory bowel disease-an umbrella term for ulcerative colitis andCrohn's disease-appears to be caused by an overac...

Scientists uncover possible cause of colitis

...for painful colitisand other forms of inflammatory bowel disease. The often painful conditions can arise f...tions. The scientists had earlier determined that bowel inflammation restrictsproduction of an enzyme that would otherwise break down substance P. In thecur...

Major grants support immunology, transplant and diabetes research at the University of Chicago

...atoid arthritis, multiplesclerosis or inflammatory bowel disease. Eventually, it will expand to includeclinical studies of immunologic treatments of asthma and allergic diseases. Recent tests of new methods to induce immune tolerance have shown promisingresults in both animal models and early human clinic...

Omaha to host International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium

...We're pleased to be inthis company." Small bowel transplants have come a long way in the past few y... and at times routinely appliedtherapy. Most small bowel transplant recipients are children born with seriousintestinal problems. Without a small bowel trans...

New tool provides major advance for understanding chronic Lyme disease and other illnesses

... as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or inflammatory bowel disease. It also can be used to help design novel vaccines against infectious agents and tumors, and to identify candidate self-antigens and develop ways to turn off unwanted immune responses they might generate. "We are already using this techniqu...

Abgenix reports positive clinical data with ABX-IL8 in Psoriasis

... psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. ABX-IL8 is being studied initially in psoriasis because of its potential to intervene at multiple steps in the disease pathology by blocking IL-8. Scientific studies have shown that IL-8 levels can be elevated 150-fold in psoriatic tissue...

Celiac disease not as uncommon as once thought, say researchers at Wake Forest

... diagnosed with other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and lactose intolerance.A diagnosis of celiac disease requires microscopic examination of a small piece of tissue from the intestinal lining (biopsy) obtained during an endoscopic procedure, according to Hill. "Celiac disease can be extrem...

Vitamin D deficiency and bowel diseases connected

... a connection between vitamin D deficiency and two bowel diseases that occur in one out of every 1,000 peop...o weeks lessens the symptoms of these inflammatory bowel diseases in mice." Cantorna detailed her research in a paper, "Vitamin D Deficiency Exacerbates Ex...

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