Tag: "complications" at biology news
Cure no quick fix for cancer survivors on long road to recovery
...g to be controlled, and whether potentially lethal complications
will occur during therapy," Wingard said. "The ind...lled at identifying and dealing with late physical complications
and emotional or adjustment difficulties. "The ultimate goal should not only be eradication of cance...
Institute for Medical Research scientists identify gene critical to type 1 diabetes
...s insulin injections for life and can have serious complications
like heart disease, kidney disease and blindness. The identification of this gene opens the door to new drugs and gene therapy. Dr. Al-Abed described the team's findings today at the 229th national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Dieg...
Highlights of chemical society national meeting in San Diego, March 13-17
...diarrhea. The incurable disease can cause lifelong complications
starting at an early age and is difficult to monitor and predict. By providing a way to monitor changes in the chemical signals produced by bacteria in the gut when the bacteria reach a certain critical level, the new test could allow patients to pre...
Chemists identify key gene in development of type 1 diabetes
... is no cure, the disease can be controlled and its complications
minimized by following a healthy diet, getting exercise and taking prescribed medications as directed, according to health experts. The Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ provided funding for this study. The American Chemical Society i...
Study supports use of aspirin in treating pregnancy disorder
...s controversial, since it has been associated with complications
such as thrombosis (blood clotting) and problems with labour. However, the new study shows that "the rationale for low-dose aspirin therapy to prevent or delay pre-eclampsia without compromising reproductive function, or increasing the possibility of...
Leaders in sickle cell research meet in Cincinnati
...ing. Some 200 presentations on topics ranging from complications
of having sickle cell disease (pain, sleep disorders, stroke, neurological functioning, pulmonary hypertension) to the challenges of treating sickle disease in Africa will be presented. Also on April 10, Cincinnati Children's and the Sickle Cell Awar...
Muscle-targeted gene therapy reverses rare muscular dystrophy in mice
...-targeted gene therapy method could circumvent the complications
of neutralizing antibodies against introduced enzyme, which currently present obstacles to enzyme replacement therapy and liver-targeted gene therapy in Pompe disease," Koeberl said. Clinical trials of either the muscle- or liver-targeted gene therap...
Aspirin is safer than warfarin and just as effective for treating blocked arteries in the brain
...in, not using warfarin and preventing the bleeding complications
associated with it would save more than $20 million per year in the United States, Dr. Chimowitz estimates. "The results of this study are only relevant to people with intracranial stenosis," Dr. Chimowitz notes. People who are receiving warfarin ...
Ingredient in garlic protects against severe chronic pulmonary hypertension in rats
...monary hypertension often leads to cardiovascular complications
such as right heart hypertrophy and failure and is frequently lethal. Dr. David D. Ku says the findings confirm an earlier study by the team that garlic protects against a less lethal form of acute pulmonary hypertension in rats. The new study by Ku...
Viagra shows selective effects in hypertensive pregnancy on mother, fetus
...on." Avoiding current antihypertensive therapy complications
in pregnancy? Osol pointed out that "this is an i... uteroplacental circulation and avoids some of the complications
of antihypertensive therapy during pregnancy, particularly the danger of reducing uteroplacental blo...
In asthma, it's not the drugs but the inflammation that increases cardiovascular risk, damage
...that the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) complications
are increased in long standing cases of asthma. Historically, the complications
are often attributed to the chronic drug therapy used to treat asthma. However, researchers in the ...
14 highlighted physiology papers from IUPS 2005: From 'genomics to functions'
...fied as a potential risk factor for post-operative complications
and recurrent events following such cardiology interventions as angioplasty. It also should lead to better management of CVD patients with asthma. "Airway inflammation increases infarction after myocardial ischemia-reperfusion in mice," Physiology 38...
Joslin Diabetes Center announces new nutrition guidelines
...ce obesity doesn't seem to be slowing down and the complications
of diabetes are so serious, we were especially alarmed about the health of the American public. We felt the best way to impact the largest number of people was to strengthen our nutrition guidelines," said James L. Rosenzweig, M.D, head of Joslin's c...
Human kidney protein found that regulates heart contraction and blood pressure
...ng that its absence may lead to the cardiovascular complications
found in ESRD. This is one of the most exciting findings of kidney metabolism in recent years, said Jianchao Xu, M.D., associate research scientist, attending physician and lead author. It has immediate implications for therapy. Like erythropoietin t...
Pregnancy complications related to low levels of anticlotting proteins
...erited clotting problems are at risk for pregnancy complications
and how they should be treated. The study included...plications, putting these women at higher risk for complications
in future pregnancies. Paidas said this study leads the growing evidence that inherited clotting con...
Gene therapy completely corrects hemophilia in laboratory animals
...m, hemophiliacs suffer from joint damage and other complications
related to excess bleeding. Gene therapy for hemophilia A has been especially challenging because the gene for factor VIII is quite large and therefore hard to fit into viral vectors, which serve as the gene delivery vehicle. The researchers elimin...
Readers of genome decipher signatures of cancer patient outcomes
...o those who are at much higher risk for metastatic complications
and more severe cancer illness as the disease progresses," said Glinsky. "Those people are genetically less likely to respond to the conventional therapies that work for many other patients." Early identification of patients who carry in their chrom...
Faulty body clock leads to obesity and diabetes
...xert a devastating social and economic toll due to complications
including blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and stroke. Biological clocks function in the brain as well as lung, liver, heart and skeletal muscles. They operate on a 24-hour, circadian (Latin for "about a day") cycle that governs functions li...
Metal stents are safe and effective for treatment of obstructions from pancreatic cancer
...e patients have a good quality of life with as few complications
as possible. This is especially important if they ...ant that we can now relieve these very significant complications
without the major surgery that can often lead to long-term hospitalization and possibly death," said...
Joslin hosts conference on diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Natives, May 16-19 in Denver
..."Cardiovascular disease is one of the most serious complications
of diabetes," said Kelly Acton, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Director of the IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention. "The meeting will assist Tribes in their efforts to effectively prevent these problems, as well as to treat them in people alre...
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