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JCI table of contents: February 15, 2006

...ld. It is characterized by altered bowel function, abdominal discomfort, and pain. However, there are few effec...de sufferers of IBS with relief from their intense abdominal pain. TITLE: Role for protease activity in visceral pain in irritable bowel syndrome AUTHOR CONT...

Proteases cause pain in irritable bowel syndrome

...ld. It is characterized by altered bowel function, abdominal discomfort, and pain. However, there are few effec...de sufferers of IBS with relief from their intense abdominal pain....

Rutgers survey examines public responses to the recent spinach recall

..., while 87% of Americans correctly recognized that abdominal cramps are a common symptom of E. coli infection, only about two-thirds (64%) of Americans correctly recognized the key symptom, bloody diarrhea. Instead, Americans are more likely to incorrectly associate the symptoms of nausea (88%) and vomiting (...

Scientists sequence genome of parasite responsible for common sexually transmitted infection

...hing of the genital area and, in rare cases, lower abdominal pain. In men, trichomoniasis is most common in the urethra; however, infected men often do not have symptoms. Those that do may experience irritation inside the penis, mild discharge, or a slight burning sensation after urination or ejaculation. Symp...

Ground spider diversity studied in research project

...d by a rosehair tarantula flicking off some of its abdominal hair, she said. Henderson hopes her studies will be a stepping stone to a new career when she graduates in May. "There are few arachnologists," she said. "But that (knowledge) comes in handy when someone gets bitten or you have major spider problems...

HIV treatments improve health, but nutritional issues remain

...protein (HDL or 'good') cholesterol, hypertension, abdominal obesity, high levels of serum glucose (blood sugar), and/or hypertriglyceridemia, which is an elevation of triglycerides (fatty compounds) in the blood. Metabolic syndrome is often associated with obesity and related diseases like diabetes, but chara...

Gene chip technology shows potential for identifying life-threatening blood infection

...ing diagnosis of pneumonia or someone came in with abdominal pain with a suspicion of infection, wouldn't it be wonderful if we could run a blood test in the emergency department and more accurately triage patients so they could be treated earlier with the appropriate antibiotic," Cobb says. The researchers ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- December 6, 2006

... needle is used to take amniotic fluid through the abdominal wall. ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Proteomic Analysis of Cervical-Vaginal Fluid: Identification of Novel Biomarkers for Detection of Intra-amniotic Infection" DOWNLOAD PDF http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample.cgi/jprobs/asap/pdf/pr060149v...

Jefferson researchers develop combined procedure for uterine preservation in treating fibroids

...rgery. One month later, the patient underwent an abdominal myomectomy. In this procedure, the fibroids are removed through an abdominal skin incision. After the UFE, her initially 38-week sized uterus had decreased to a 34-week size, wi...

Other highlights in the November 15 JNCI

...val times, particularly when administered into the abdominal cavity. John P. A. Ioannidis, M.D., of the Univer..., even more so when drugs were also given into the abdominal cavity. Contact: John P.A. Ioannidis, jioannid@cc.uoi.gr Lobular Involution Decreases Breast C...

Hormone therapy does not improve quality of life for women

...ts. In comparison to the control group, more lower abdominal ultrasounds and electrocardiograms were performed on the group receiving hormone therapy, but there were no differences in the number of gynaecological or breast surgeries, bone density measurement or mammography. The women receiving hormone therap...

Crohn's disease gene identified

...el disease (IBD), are chronic disorders that cause abdominal pain, diarrhea and gastrointestinal bleeding and affect over one million Americans. Because IBD tends to run in families and is more frequent in certain ethnic populations, especially Ashkenazi Jews, scientists have long suspected a significant genet...

Scientists find gene target that may protect against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

...med, form sores and bleed easily. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, fatigue and diarrhea. Crohn's disease may affect the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus, and while Crohn's disease can not be cured by drugs or surgery, either may relieve symptoms. In Canada, an estimated 170,000 Ca...

Fat stem cells being studied as option for breast reconstruction

... obtain the cells from the patients' own stores of abdominal fat. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 214,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed by the end of 2006. For women who require mastectomy, the loss of one or both breasts can cause significant discomfort and psycho...

Data show treatment with Remicade reduced hospitalizations for ulcerative colitis patients by half

...llow skin and eyes), dark brown urine, right-sided abdominal pain, fever or severe fatigue. Blood disorders have been reported, some fatal. Tell your doctor if you develop possible signs of blood disorders such as persistent fever, bruising, bleeding or paleness while taking REMICADE. Nervous system disord...

Children's Hospital Boston presents at the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference

..., treating acute pain (such as sickle-cell crises, abdominal pain, dental pain), and relieving migraines. Presentations: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (session #W140); repeats from 1:30-3:30 (#W172) Adolescent drug use revisited Three presentations by John R. Knight, MD (director) and Sharon Levy, MD...

Tarantulas produce silk from their feet

...that resemble the silk-producing spigots on spider abdominal spinnerets. The next step, according to Summers, is to investigate whether the silk produced by the feet is the same as that produced by the spinneret. Many spiders can produce seven different kinds of silk. Scientists will look at the genes involv...

Disease of older adults now seen in young, obese adults

... patients. "There is clearly an association with abdominal obesity in these younger patients. Obese adult pat...litis to the list of diseases that may cause acute abdominal pain in younger patients who come to the emergency room, especially if they are obese. Radiologists ...

REG1A and its receptor EXTL3 are prognostic markers for colorectal cancer recurrence

...d cancer in which many small tumors develop on the abdominal cavity and linings. The other gene, EXTL3 (Exostoses (Multiple)-Like 3), which was examined in samples of 56 patients, also tended to be upregulated in peritoneal carcinomatosis and was a significant predictor of patient outcome. EXTL3 encodes the...

ACS Weekly PressPac -- September 6, 2006

...a and colleagues report that the compound targets abdominal fat, in particular, and may help reduce oversized waistlines. The brown seaweed used in the current study was Undaria pinnatifida, a type of kelp also known as wakame, which is widely consumed in Japan. Human studies are planned, the researcher says...

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