Tag: "abnormal" at medical news
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...n irritant to the nerve cells which can trigger an abnormal
electrical discharge, causing a seizure. For patients with epilepsy, the implications of being able to reliably predict the onset of a seizure holds the promise for new, effective ways of combating epilepsy. "This may revolutionize the way we...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...ess, vertigo, nervousness, anxiety, depression and abnormal
dreams and that discontinuing the drug is related to depression, delusion, hypertension and nausea. Nevertheless, some researchers argue that even though d-fenfluramine has an increased health risk associated with it, the risks associated with obesit...
New Math, High-Tech Imaging Solving Old Riddle: How Does The Brain Operate When We Think?
...ir math by comparing normalanimalbrain activity to abnormal
activity caused by decreased oxygen in the blood. Theteam loweredthe amount of oxygen in animals for about 45 minutes, then recorded changes inMRI signals dueto the decrease in the number of hemoglobin molecules carrying oxygen. Theoxygen levels were...
First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds
...r markers, forDown syndrome that tend to appear in abnormal
amounts in the blood of womencarrying fetuses with...ning to the first trimester. Women with abnormal
levels of these substances are usually then referredfor diagnosis by amniocentesis. For the study,...
Warfarin Continues To Be Underused As Stroke Preventive
...7 issue ofCirculation. Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal
rhythm in the contraction of the upperchambers of ...uentblood tests to reduce the small possibility of abnormal
bleeding, and bothpatients and physicians might be overly concerned about the risks involved withthi...
Wistar Scientist Awarded American Cancer Society Grant For Study Of Tumor
... can be used in the treatment of cancers caused by abnormal
CDK4activity. The Wistar Institute, established in 1892, was the first independent medicalresearch facility in the country. For more than 100 years, Wistar scientistshave been making history and improving world health through their development ofvac...
Safe And Effective Treatment For Acute Repetitive Seizures
...eizure issustained. Seizures occur as a result of abnormal
electrical activity in the brain. Epilepsy, a common neurological disorder marked by repeated seizures, affectsmore than 2 million Americans. Benzodiazepines, a class of drugs that includesdiazepam and lorazepam, are generally agreed to be the treat...
OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
...r. "Second, cancer and leukemia cells behave in an abnormal
waybecause the structure of cellular proteins has ...e segments and form a faulty gene that produces an abnormal
proteincalled BCR-ABL. BCR-ABL is a protein belonging to a family of enzymes calledtyrosine kinases ...
Rat Studies At Yale University School Of Medicine Suggest A New Class Of Medications For Treating Schizophrenia
... addiction, which arethought to be associated with abnormal
glutamate-mediated neurotransmission. The study was conduced by Bita Moghaddam, associate professor ofpsychiatry and neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine, and research associateBarbara W. Adams. Rats under the influence of PCP, ...
Jefferson Physician Warns Further Study Of DHEA's Safety Needed
...lin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). IGF-1 can cause abnormal
growth of prostate cells. DHEA is a popular item sold in health food stores for its purported protective properties against such age-related diseases as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes. Blood levels of DHEA, the most abun...
Steroids May Reverse Loss Of Substance Tied To Nervous-System Diseases
...s notknown, but is believed to be the result of an abnormal
immune response tobacteria and viruses. While MS affects everyone differently, demyelinationis a focal point of research around the world. "Steroids seem to be very important in regulating the initiationand synthesis," said Michael Glaser, professo...
Physicians Slow To Adopt Newer Drugs For Atrial Fibrillation
...and physician education." Atrial fibrillation, an abnormal
rhythm in the contraction of the upper chambersof the heart, is the strongest common risk factor for stroke. Antiarrhythmicmedications, which directly address heart rhythm problems, fall into twocategories: rate control medications, which slow the ...
Discovery: Experiments Confirm Novel Eye Pigment Controls Circadian Rhythm
...ng simulated nightsand days showed mutants to have abnormal
response to light and abnormally longdaily cycles lasting about an hour longer - 25 hours -- than they should. "We are extremely excited about this fundamental discovery because itappears to be so central to mental and physiologic functioni...
Differences In Brain Function Found For Attention Deficit Disorder
...dren, and tofurther our knowledge about normal and abnormal
brain development," Gabrielisaid. "It suggests tha...rain and behavior inthe context of both normal and abnormal
development." Currently, ADD impairs the function of an estimated 3 to 7 percent of youngstersin hom...
People Who Are Diabetic And Glucose Intolerant Can Benefit From "Statin" Drug Therapy, Even If Cholesterol Levels Are Normal
...treated. People with or without diabetes who have abnormal
fasting glucose levels are athigh risk of recurrent coronary events that may be substantially reduced bypravastatin treatment, the authors conclude. Because people with diabetes are at substantially higher than normal risk forheart disease, cholester...
New Surgery At Cedars-Sinai Provides Hope For Epilepsy Patient Who Has Had A Lifetime Of Seizures
...deo monitors. These tests indicated thatthere were abnormal
signals in the speech cortex that corresponded with theonset of the seizures, which then traveled to the hippocampus. Prior to surgery,a Wada test, which utilizes sodium amobarbitol to put one side of the brain tosleep for testing, determined that Ma...
Childhood Obesity, Diabetes And Hyperlipidemia
... abdominal fat according to waistcircumference and abnormal
serum lipids and insulin in 3000 childrenaged 5-17. Thus, abdominal obesity in children may predict later diabetes andheart disease....
Vinegar Offers Dependable Test For Cervical Cancer
...n) and when necessary, biopsy, were used toconfirm abnormal
results or to verify the few women controls who testednegative. In the second phase, 2,144 women received the visual inspection, a Papsmear and the reference test in the same day. In this phase, visual inspectioncorrectly identified about ...
Launch Of Nationwide Clinical Trial: Memory Impairment Study
...chidentifying a clinical condition associated with abnormal
memory loss will beunveiled, Monday, March 15, 1999, at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue.Info: 301-496- 1752....
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First
...y, comprising about 50percent of all chromosomally abnormal
babies. The levels of two particularproteins in the blood of pregnant women have been found to be an indicator ofrisk for Down syndrome. If free beta human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) ispresent in high concentrations, and pregnancy associated plasma...
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