Tag: "chronic" at medical news
Residual tumor cells are a barrier to targeted cancer therapeutics
...ncontrolled manner. For a small number of cancers, chronic
treatment with molecularly targeted therapies has ...l models, several investigators have proposed that chronic
treatment possibly even brief treatment with molecularly targeted therapies might eliminate cancer...
Magnetic resonance imaging deconstructs brain's complex network
... -- such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and chronic
pain -- without requiring external markers. Dante R. Chialvo, research associate professor of physiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, led the study, which appeared in the Dec. 31 online issue of the journal Physical Review...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for January 2005 (first issue)
...survivors of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), the chronic
lung disease of prematurity, researchers uncovered...ived respiratory distress syndrome after suffering chronic
lung injury induced by mechanical ventilation and exposure to high oxygen concentrations.) Accordin...
Health care costs higher for children with special health care needs
...e children who have or are at increased risk for a chronic
physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally." Compared to other children, CSHCN use more health care services and thus hav...
NIH action plan charts future challenges for liver disease research
...500 will die annually while waiting. "Acute and chronic
liver disease affects people of all ages, with the greatest burden among minority individuals and persons between the ages of 40 and 60," said Jay H. Hoofnagle, M.D., director, NIDDK's Liver Disease Research Branch. "The major focus of this Action P...
Study shows long-term use of NSAIDs causes severe intestinal damage
...ournal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , chronic
users of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have an increased risk of bleeding and visible damage to their small intestine. "We have always known that NSAIDs can cause potentially deadly stomach complications, but the extent of the impa...
What is driving the rise in over the counter drugs?
... self care to a new level, focused increasingly on chronic
prevention of serious illnesses, they conclude....
Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus
...tary control of knee and ankle gait components for chronic
stroke survivors. Blood flow in skin a risk fact... the ears) loudness and pitch. Forty subjects with chronic
tinnitus were each tested over two sessions with the new automated system that allows patients to co...
Endoscopic sinus surgery is safe, effective in older patients
...ome 30 million Americans, is the sixth most common chronic
condition of the elderly, says Dr. Kountakis. "As we mature, the sinus lining is not as efficient at transporting secretions so secretions stay behind, sinuses become obstructed more easily and more easily infected." Despite the high incidence, sinu...
LA BioMed Medical/Research briefs January 2005
...as a potential mediator of breast cancer and other chronic
diseases. However, there are few data on the relative contribution of physical activity, caloric intake, and BMI to fasting insulin levels. An ethnically diverse sub-sample of 2,996 mostly healthy postmenopausal women with...
FDA approves Enablex for treatment of overactive bladder
...the population over the age of 40 suffers from the chronic
and troublesome symptoms of OAB. Although prevalence increases with age, the problem affects people of all ages. People with OAB often limit travel, social and even work activities to avoid potentially embarrassing episodes that can occur with this...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, Dec. 21, 2004
...eceived either acupuncture or sham acupuncture for chronic
neck pain found that acupuncture was no more effec... care, researchers looked at the quality of acute, chronic
and preventive care in 26 medical conditions and compared the care with a national sample in 12 comm...
Medicare HMOs fail to control costs of colon surgery in elderly patients
...of-pocket costs, tend to be younger and have fewer chronic
illnesses than their counterparts who stick with traditional Medicare coverage. "Medicare HMO patients typically have shorter hospital stays and less secondary illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and pulmonary diseases," Dr. Murr said. "You'd expe...
Home-based treatment as effective as hospital-based treatment for hand eczema
... inflammation of the skin on the hands. This often chronic
condition affects 10 percent of adults in the gene...hand bath PUVA in patients with moderate to severe chronic
hand dermatitis. Patients in the home group (n = 78) received 30 treatments, three times a week for ...
National Academies news: Gulf War and Health
...ironmental settings. Veterans who have experienced chronic
health problems following their service in the Persian Gulf region are asking whether exposure to various chemical, biological, or environmental agents might be responsible. This IOM report is the third in a series that responds to requests from the...
Few Americans are aware they have chronic kidney disease
... faster to dialysis. "Given the high prevalence of chronic
kidney disease, we need to increase awareness, dia... Coresh and his colleagues estimated awareness of chronic
kidney disease among 4,101 people in the United States from 1999 to 2000 and compared disease preval...
Few Americans aware they have chronic kidney disease
Ten to 20 million people in the United States have chronic
kidney disease but most don't know it, according t... to dialysis faster. "Given the high prevalence of chronic
kidney disease, we need to increase awareness, diagnosis and treatment if we are going to reduce the...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2004 (second issue)
...STEROIDS Study participants with mild to moderate chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who used 1,20...of the airways associated with either emphysema or chronic
bronchitis, caused by years of smoking.) The reductions were 1.78 percent in femoral neck bone mass...
Researchers find circulating tumor cells in long-term cancer survivors
...r cell population in check, making breast cancer a chronic
illness in these patients, he said. The next step, Dr. Uhr said, is to investigate the mechanisms for how the body and the cancer cells peacefully coexist. Such studies could reveal new ways to control cancer. "It is also important to determine what...
Requip tablets treat symptoms of primary RLS
...ents with Restless Legs Syndrome often suffer from chronic
sleep problems as a result of an urge to move their legs, often accompanied by discomfort or unpleasant feelings in their legs. This sleep disruption is one of the most distressing aspects of the condition and can greatly impact quality of life," sa...
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