Tag: "bone" at medical news
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...r somefundamental questions about the viability of bone
marrow transplantationin AIDS therapy. The team plans to treat about a dozen HIV-infected patients with lymphoma-- patients for whom traditional chemotherapy has failed, and no other treatmentis possible. These patients will receive the sam...
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...flaws in the bone. Although anx-ray can now detect bone
flaws, it can also cause radiation-linked sideeffe...ques will be coupled with better identification of bone
failure precursorsto enable physicians to identify when patients need more aggressive treatmentto pr...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...herapy may improve men's muscle mass and strength, bone
density, cholesterol level, sense of well-being, cognitive function and balance. "Compared to estrogen research, we're 15 years behind in investigating the benefits of testosterone," says Dobs. Testosterone replacement therapy has been shown to imp...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...the initial condition of the teeth and surrounding bone
and at periodic intervals thereafter as needed. The article prompted little follow-up outside of military veteran populations. The UB investigation involved reviewing the screening panoramic radiographs of 2,752 new patients at the UB dental ...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...n to infection and infectious diseases), aswell as bone
loss, muscular weakening, atherosclerosis and increased insulinlevels that cause higher levels of fat deposition in the body, especiallyaround the abdomen. "People end up with that 'apple' body shape that researchers haveshown over and over again p...
Duke Researchers Identify New Pulmonary Syndrome Associated With Bone Marrow Transplantation For Breast Cancer
...es for women undergoing high-dose chemotherapy and bone
marrowtransplantation (BMT) for breast cancer. ...o avoid killing immunecells, physicians remove the bone
marrow that produces them before beginningtreatment. After the course of chemotherapy is ...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...th chemical compounds to mimic soft organ,lung and bone
tissue under an X-ray. "They absorb X-rays just like the real tissues would," said DavidHintenlang, Kathleen Hintenlang's husband and a professor in the nuclearand radiological engineering department and specialist in biomedicalengineering an...
BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
...f kidney toxicity (cisplatin), nausea andvomiting, bone
marrow suppression, neurotoxicity and other toxici...rotect against cisplatin-induced renal, emesis and bone
marrowtoxicities and can increase cisplatin's antitumor activity. It also showed, forexample, compl...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...st 3 percent ofpatients developed life-threatening bone
marrow failure within the first threemonths of beginning therapy. Consequently, it has been recommended that bloodtests be performed every two weeks for three months after starting onticlopidine to identify this side effect early, before lethal compl...
Researchers Identify Candidate Immunosuppressant With Fewer Side Effects
...dFK506, prevent the rejection of foreign organs or bone
marrow by disrupting thesignaling pathway that activates T cells. But both drugs can cause kidney andnervous system damage, making them unsuitable for wider clinical application.The newly identified peptide prevents a single, specific step in the imm...
For Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer, Newly Evaluated Drug May Offer Pain Relief And Mild Delay In Disease Progression
...ihood ofprogression of the disease, as measured by bone
scan, CAT scan or an increase inpain. At week six...eiving narcotic analgesicsto treat the significant bone
pain resulting from the spread of the cancer tothe bones. Patients who had received radiation withi...
Prediction Of Bone Metastases In Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Utilizing Serum N- Telopeptide Levels
...oclastsfunction in the breakdown and resorption of bone
tissue. It is a marker of boneresorption. These ... to determine whether NTx might act as amarker for bone
metastases in advanced prostate cancer. They took sera from 39men with prostate cancer and a posit...
New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
...ors of all blood cells. Stem cellswill regenerate bone
marrow function in the patient after high-dosechem... high-dose chemotherapy will destroy the patient's bone
marrow, stemcells are collected after a small dose of chemotherapy and growth factors. Thepurified ...
UCSF Study Finds Popular Blood Thinner Does Not Weaken Bones
...new UCSF study is different because it tracked the bone
density and number offractures in women over two y...s from weakening - most older women are at risk of bone
loss andfractures, she said. In fact, one in ten white, post-menopausal women willfracture their hip...
DFG To Fund Four New Research Units
...rials for implants which bond more firmly to human bone
than has been possible so far. The researchers will try to gain a better understanding of the interactions of animate and inanimate matter and expect to come up with fundamental findings to be used in designing biologised implant surfaces. If form...
Studies Indicate An Effective Treatment For Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
...d to calcium andVitamin D, significantly increased bone
mineral density (BMD) -- the mostimportant predictor of fracture risk -- at the spine and hip in men and womentaking steroids compared with placebo (calcium and vitamin D). The results wereconsistent, regardless of the patient's age, gender, underly...
Repairing Cranio-Facial Deformities From The Inside Out
... distraction process, which makes room for the new bone
to grow,takes from five to nine days. After that ...eft in forapproximately six weeks to allow the new bone
to fill in the gap before beingremoved. Besides correcting facial deformities, DynaForm can ...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
...y to evaluate theeffect of daily Evista therapy on bone
mineral density (BMD) and spinalfractures in women...ent of osteoporosis," said Ettinger. "If a woman's bone
massdeteriorates to the point where she has one fracture, she has a very high riskfor sustaining ano...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...d primarily toevaluate the effect of raloxifene on bone
mineral density (BMD) and spinalfractures in women...ere also shown to havea 2 to 3 percent increase in bone
density at the hip and spine after 24 months. During the MORE trial, 7705 osteoporatic postmenopausa...
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
...mon. However, this group did achieve increases in bone
mineral density. In a previous arm of FIT,...herconditions the women may have had, nor by their bone
mineral density uponentering FIT. "These new data from FIT shed light on the serious conse...
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