Tag: "chronic" at medical news
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...y failure early enough before it progresses into a chronic
or deadly condition," according to Prasad Devarajan, M.D., director of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and principal investigator of the study. "We set out to identify genes and biomarkers ...
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
...n associated with post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), a chronic
condition resulting from nerve damage caused by sh...ion physician visits per year. If left untreated, chronic
pain conditions such as OA can have significant physical, psychological and financial consequences b...
Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
...ion physician visits per year. If left untreated, chronic
pain conditions such as OA can have significant ph...n associated with post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), a chronic
condition resulting from nerve damage caused by shingles. As it is a non-systemic treatment, Lidode...
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...ng frequent SRNC were more likely to suffer from a chronic
eczema skin condition, and toddlers and preschoolers with SRNC exhibited bruxism (grinding teeth) more frequently, the researches found. Both conditions have been associated with anxiety. Fukumizu says the impetus for the research was to try to shed ...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...is a critical research finding for Canadians whose chronic
pain may be eased by this research. Dr. Gilron and... in this trial could be employed in studying other chronic
conditions such as cancer, spinal disk disease, and the pain experienced after chemotherapy and mast...
First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
...ticed, and if left untreated, this can progress to chronic
infection with the formation of skin pouches (fistulas), abscesses, and narrowing of the anus as well as problems with the lymphatic system. In these cases, surgery is often necessary. The authors suspect that the problem has been present for some t...
Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
...patients see specialists. "Persons with multiple chronic
conditions often encounter a complex and inefficie... Hall and his colleagues concluded. Patients with chronic
illness are not more likely to sue. Also, courts will not hold primary care physicians automaticall...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...he coordination of care for patients with multiple chronic
conditions is a fundamental function of primary ca...ans who coordinate care for patients with multiple chronic
conditions and no strong tendency to attribute higher risk to this role. Liability Implications of...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...c syndrome, a condition common among patients with chronic
kidney disease that includes symptoms such as obes...and a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet. To simulate chronic
kidney disease, scientists damaged or removed part of the kidney. This led to a shutdown of cells th...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
...le why statins should not be used in patients with chronic
liver disease who otherwise need statin therapy."...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
...st one heart attack and so are at greater risk for chronic
heart failure, sudden cardiac death or another, potentially fatal, heart attack. "This is an important milestone on the journey to better cardiovascular care and to realization of the promise of adult stem cell research," says lead study investigator...
Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
... Swensen, a small percentage of patients will have chronic
pain as a result of surgery, and the average mortality rate from lung cancer surgery ranges from 3 to 5 percent. "That's a big price to pay if it's a benign nodule," he said. The researchers found no significant difference when comparing mortality ra...
Understanding how vulnerabilities may keep women in abusive relationships
...even Black and twenty-one White women who suffered chronic
abuse by male dating partners. "Rather than victi...tempting to understand how women become victims of chronic
abuse is an attempt to learn more about what fosters resilience," the authors conclude....
Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos
Contrary to conventional wisdom, patients with chronic
fatigue syndrome respond to placebos at a lower ra...ndon and colleagues, 19.6 percent of patients with chronic
fatigue syndrome improved after receiving inactive treatments, compared with a widely accepted figur...
UNH launches 2nd spinout company with NIH grants
...hniques. It could benefit millions who suffer from chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, by allowing doctors to see which parts of the lungs are affected. Hersman has secured FDA approval to test polarized xenon with MRI in humans. The testing is sched...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...nd this is the case for every lesion subset except chronic
total occlusions that cannot be crossed. 2. The addition of stents and newer adjunctive medications has improved PCI outcome. The decision to recommend PCI or CABG surgery will be guided by technical improvements in cardiology or surgery, local ex...
Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
... About Asthma Asthma is one of the most serious chronic
medical conditions in the United States. In 2002,... air pollutants, scents or simple stress. It is a chronic
inflammatory condition that usually leads to breathing problems known as "episodes" a series of eve...
Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors
...with a UV filter. Underlying skin damage caused by chronic
UV that can result in wrinkles and age spots is visible in the UV photographs but not in the ordinary photos. The intervention group received information on the aging effects of the sun as well as the other risks of UV exposure. Half of the interve...
Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma
... third-line treatment . Asthma is the most common chronic
medical condition among children under the age of ...ren under the age of 15, and it is the most common chronic
medical condition. 4 Approximately 6.3 million children under 18 years of age have asthma, which ma...
Single mothers at higher risk for depression
...epressive symptoms including negative thinking and chronic
stressors. The resulting depression could interfere with their ability to parent, seek education and employment as well as significantly affect the entire families' quality of life. This study, published in a recent issue of Journal of Nursing Scho...
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