Tag: "chronic" at medical news

Disoriented T cells cause liver disease

...el disease can be re-routed to the liver and cause chronic liver disease, according to Eksteen and colleagues...issue of The Journal of Experimental Medicine . A chronic liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) has been linked to inflammatory bowel di...

NIH convenes State-of-the-Sceince Conference on Improving End-of-Life Care

... slowly, in old age, and at the end of a period of chronic illness. As a result, a demographic shift is beginning to occur that will include an increase in the number of seriously ill and dying people at the same time that the number of caregivers decreases. These ongoing changes present a number of quality-...

Insomnia poorly understood by medical profession

...tandard hypnotics and sedating antidepressants for chronic insomnia, their role for this indication still rem...ily doctors about identification and assessment of chronic insomnia. Awareness of effective treatment strategies must be promoted and cost-effective systems fo...

New research shows stomach (gastric) cancer originates from bone marrow derived stem cells

...ncers particularly those that have been linked to chronic inflammation such as stomach, esophagus, lung, pan... site for cancer development. Results found that chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori (known as H. pylori), a common type of bacteria known to cause in...

4 million more health workers required to improve global health

...ing for urgent international action to address the chronic lack of investment in human resources which is limiting the chance of tackling diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB. The Lancet article is an executive summary of a fuller report about human resources investment and global health being publishe...

Stem cells' repair skills might be link to cancer

...tissue's mature cells. "Cancers associated with chronic irritation may be a good setting in which to deter...n in the stomach leads to ulcers, for example, and chronic acid reflux (heartburn) erodes the lining of the esophagus. That damage triggers a repair process th...

FDA grants accelerated approval of TYSABRI, formerly antegren, for the treatment of MS

...TYSABRI.com . About Multiple Sclerosis MS is a chronic disease of the central nervous system that affects approximately 400,000 people in North America and more than one million people worldwide. It is a disease that affects more women than men, with onset typically occurring between 20 and 40 years of ...

LA BioMed Medical/Research Briefs December 2004

Men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- which incl...ratory and Critical Care Medicine. "Patients with chronic lung disease have been found to benefit from rehabilitative therapies aimed at improving the functio...

Chronic back pain shrinks 'thinking parts' of the brain, study finds

...information and memory) are lost for every year of chronic pain, said lead researcher A. Vania Apkarian, asso... The study, the first to examine brain changes in chronic pain conditions, was published in the Nov. 23 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience . At least 25 ...

Study identifies factors associated with long-term opioid treatment of veteran patients

..."The long-term use of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain of nonmalignant [noncancerous] origin has been generally supported by specialists in pain management as a less than ideal but often necessary and humane course of treatment," according to background information in the article. Long-term opioid u...

Obesity tied to increased risk for dozens of conditions

... that reduce the quality of life, like insomnia or chronic fatigue, says lead author Ruth E. Patterson, Ph.D....failure, gall bladder removal, pulmonary embolism, chronic fatigue and insomnia. However, these women also experienced slightly lower levels of osteoporotic fr...

'Sit-down' rounds improve outcomes for kidney dialysis patients

...progress is as important as direct patient care in chronic disease management, in that this rounding practice...rounds may be warranted for patients with multiple chronic illnesses - a growing concern among the aging baby boomer population." Powe and colleagues recruited...

Federal forum reports Americans aging well, but gaps remain

... age-adjusted proportion of older Americans with a chronic disability declined from about 25 percent in 1984 ...sability rates, the number of older Americans with chronic disabilities increased by only 600,000 from 6.2 million in 1984 to 6.8 million in 1999. This number...

Ventricular regulation may be key to preventing heart failure

...in models with irregular heart rhythms can inhibit chronic heart failure (CHF). According to the study, publi...atrial function and structure that evolve during a chronic atrial tachyarrhythmia do not relate to the high atrial rate itself but rather to the concurrent hig...

NHS patients 'not fully engaged' with their own healthcare

...dicines, preventative advice or help with managing chronic disease at home. They also have poorer access to their records than other countries. The study compared patients' experience of family doctors in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK, drawing on a random survey of 8672 adults. Research...

Estrogen-associated COX-2 pathways explain protection from heart disease in female mice

...lity of slowly evolving cardiovascular risk during chronic treatment with selective COX-2 inhibitors. This study provides insight into how this risk might occur and identifies potential biomarkers of this evolving risk. The work was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Ins...

Social supports lessen effects of maltreatment on children vulnerable to depression

...dy, said many, but not all abused children develop chronic difficulties, particularly depression. Previous studies have shown that a malfunction in the serotonin transporter gene is associated with the development of depression, but only in adults with histories of childhood maltreatment or recent stressful...

Prialt receives positive CHMP recommendation for intrathecal treatment of severe chronic pain

...t Prialt be indicated for the treatment of severe, chronic pain in patients who require intrathecal (IT) anal...cy and safety of IT Prialt in patients with severe chronic pain who were inadequately controlled by, or intolerant to, opioids. Prialt has been awarded orphan ...

Location of body fat may be important in disability risk

...e ages 45 to 64. The study excluded people who had chronic disease and were likely to already be disabled. Then, an average of nine years later, the researchers surveyed participants on their ability to perform daily tasks to determine whether overall body fat or abdominal fat may lead to disability. Body ma...

All chronic sinusitis is not created equal, study finds

...tion-producing, ear-popping, runny-nosed, headachy chronic rhinosinusitis infections are the same, researcher...e Laryngoscope. "The way we have been reporting on chronic sinusitis is we lump it all together so we are comparing apples to oranges," says Dr. Stilianos E. K...

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