Tag: "urinary" at medical news
Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
...tments can lead to serious side effects, including urinary
incontinence, impotence, and bowel urgency. It is widely assumed that men make treatment decisions based on medical considerations, such as age, other existing conditions, and the grade of the tumor. Investigators led by Thomas Denberg, M.D., Ph.D. o...
NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause
...ause and mood symptoms, cognitive disturbance, and urinary
incontinence is weak. This would suggest that treating these symptoms with hormones may be inappropriate. Although there is increasing interest in bioidentical or "natural" hormones for treating menopausal symptoms, the panel found scant data on the...
Traffic fumes damage DNA
...ation system. Smoking also increases the amount of urinary
8-OHdG, and there were more smokers among the office workers. But levels of urinary
8-OHdG were an average of 90% higher among the non-smoking toll booth operators than they were among...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...id in testing medications and other treatments for urinary
incontinence, pg 109 This study tests the short-t...ls aimed at rehabilitation or prevention of stress urinary
incontinence. Education, social ties linked to quality of life in tracheoesophageal speakers, pg 1...
How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?
...e effectiveness of cranberry juice/supplements for urinary
tract infections, garlic for cardiovascular problems, and Echinacea for colds. Dr. Mahady explains that "as more children become exposed to botanical dietary supplements (herbal medicines), it is important that the safety and efficacy of these alter...
Hormone therapy increases risk of urinary incontinence
CHICAGO What has been considered a treatment for urinary
incontinence--estrogen alone or with progestin--ha...ted benefits of MHT was to improve the symptoms of urinary
incontinence (UI), and it has often been prescribed to treat UI. Susan L. Hendrix, D.O., of the Way...
Study examines three-day antibiotic regimens for treating bladder infection in women
...the February 23 issue of JAMA. Acute uncomplicated urinary
tract infections (UTIs) are among the most commonl...e treatment of acute cystitis (inflammation of the urinary
bladder) in the current era of high-level amoxicillin resistance. Thomas M. Hooton, M.D., of the Uni...
Celecoxib safe for short-term use in patients with cirrhosis
...uretic or natriuretic effects of furosemide or the urinary
excretion of prostaglandins. Naproxen significantly reduced both the diuretic and natriuretic responses to furosemide. Interestingly, both celecoxib and naproxen significantly reduced plasma renin activity after furosemide administration. "These resu...
New test improves detection of bladder cancer
... May 2002. Patients at risk for malignancy of the urinary
tract provided a urine sample for analysis of NMP22 protein and cytology prior to cystoscopy (visual examination of the bladder using a special instrument that is passed through the urethra). Bladder cancer was diagnosed in 79 patients. "We found th...
Bacteria collection sheds light on urinary tract infections
...imal origin, contaminated with E.coli, can lead to urinary
tract infections in women, according to a team of .... About 8 to 10 million people are diagnosed with urinary
tract infections each year. Women are more likely to get UTIs than men because it is easier for the ...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...toward the kidneys. This backup causes the chronic urinary
tract infections and kidney problems that typicall...ntinence, a major cause of health problems such as urinary
tract and kidney infections, and of skin degradation. Other research teams have reported that electr...
Study shows that diabetes increases risk of blood poisoning
...f they develop other bacterial infections, such as urinary
tract infections (UTIs). Danish researchers studie...ents were more likely to have bacteremia caused by urinary
tract infection, rather than abdominal infection. Death after bacteremia also occurred more often in...
Obesity and weight gain increase risk for kidney stones
...believe that larger body size results in increased urinary
excretion of calcium and uric acid, thereby increasing the risk for calcium-containing kidney stones. It has been unclear if obesity increases the risk of stone formation, and it has not been known if weight gain influences risk. Eric N. Taylor, M.D....
Vaginal hysterectomy leads to better outcomes than abdominal surgery
...my type should focus on long-term effects, such as urinary
and sexual dysfunction and the formation of fistulas, holes in the vagina, bladder or rectum that often lead to incontinence....
News briefs from the journal Chest, January 2005
...with sleep fragmentation, nocturnal hypoxemia, and urinary
catecholamine excretion. The study appears in the January issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. ...
More precise radiation therapy lets prostate cancer patients avoid erectile dysfunction
...will improve other quality of life issues, such as urinary
leakage and bowel problems. In addition to McLaughlin, U-M study authors were Vrinda Narayana, Ph.D., adjunct clinical assistant professor of Radiation Oncology; Amichay Meriowitz, M.D., Sara Troyer, Peter Roberson, Ph.D., Howard Sandler, M.D., Lon M...
Substance in urine predicts development of preeclampsia
...aking calcium supplements. In the current study, urinary
levels of PlGF were significantly lower for the wo...d test to measure their blood levels of sFlt-1. A urinary
test for PlGF could probably be performed less expensively than could a blood test for sFlt-1, becau...
Chamomile tea: New evidence supports health benefits
... tea was associated with a significant increase in urinary
levels of hippurate, a breakdown product of certai...ng the tea also was associated with an increase in urinary
levels of glycine, an amino acid that has been shown to relieve muscle spasms. This may explain why ...
Urinary tract infections likely caused by tainted food
A multi-state outbreak of urinary
tract infections caused by drug-resistant Escherichia coli was probably due to consumption of a contaminated food product of animal origin, such as meat or milk, according to an article in the Jan. 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now availa...
Stanford study shows hypnosis helps kids undergoing difficult procedure
...young patients who, because of an anomaly in their urinary
tracts, must undergo the difficult annual exam called voiding cystourethography, or VCUG, to see if urine is backing up into their kidneys. "Hypnosis was really the only thing that helped," said Miller. Many clinical reports suggest that hypnosis can...
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