Tag: "decline" at medical news
Abdominal fat decreases, insulin action improves when elderly take hormone
...nt of the peak amount circulating in the body. The decline
in DHEA has been associated with the deleterious effects of aging, according to the researchers. Studies in rats conducted by Holloszy demonstrated that DHEA replacement has a protective effect against both the insulin resistance induced by a high-fa...
Study reveals link between cardiovascular risk and cognitive decline
...- are at greater risk for cognitive impairment and decline
than those without the syndrome, according to a st...o show a link between the metabolic syndrome and a decline
in mental powers among the elderly. The metabolic syndrome is on the rise in the United States, a...
Eye care for refugees, the displaced discussed at UH
...s in hopes of increasing awareness, resulting in a decline
in the number of eye health problems. Vincent also serves on the board of editors of the Thai Journal of Public Health Ophthalmology. WHO: Jerry E. Vincent, optometrist for underserved international populations WHAT: Lectures on Internati...
Impaired neuromotor function following cancer treatment can improve
...ter transplant, patients experienced a significant decline
in all the functions tested. By one year, however, the neuromotor functions for most patients had come back to the level experienced before the transplant, with the exception of two capabilities: grip strength and motor dexterity. The study also unc...
News briefs from the Journal CHEST, November 2004
... frequently has DPs due to lack of oral hygiene, a decline
of daily activities, and, possibly, prior treatment with antibiotics. Further research is needed to determine if daily oral hygiene would reduce the incidence of HAP in this population. The study appears in the November issue of CHEST, the peer-rev...
New compounds effective against Alzheimer's disease onset and progression
...ociated with glial activation, loss of neurons and decline
of cognitive function. Long-term or excessive activation of glia increases production of chemokines and cytokines, such as interleukin-1 beta (IL-1b), and oxidative stress-related enzymes, such as a highly active form of nitric oxide synthase (iNOS...
Coronary stents do not improve long-term survival
... we would expect the need for repeat procedures to decline
even more as these stents become more widely used," Kandzari continued. "While earlier trials of drug-eluting stents have demonstrated a significant reduction in repeat procedures, they still have shown no differences in mortality compared with more ...
South Florida's Small wins The Gerontological Society of America's 2004 Margret M. Baltes Award
...gradual and remarkably lengthy period of cognitive decline
occurring prior to diagnosis of AD. In the nine years since receiving his PhD, he has established himself as an independent investigator and a leading figure conducting social/behavioral research on aging. The Baltes award is given to a person from ...
Combining liver transplantation and coronary artery bypass grafting can be safe and effective
...tery bypass grafting (CABG) can experience a rapid decline
in liver function during the procedure. To address this dilemma, in rare instances, doctors have performed CABG in conjunction with OLT. Researchers led by Alan Koffron, M.D. of Northwestern University, recently studied five patients' experiences wi...
Less risks for patients participating in early phase cancer drug trials
...e are several potential explanations for the sharp decline
in treatment-related deaths. First, almost half (47 percent) of the trials in our detailed analysis involved the testing of targeted/biologic agents, which tend to have more favorable toxicity profiles compared with the [toxic to cells] drugs that ha...
Hospitalization and restricted activity can lead to disability among elderly
...iology and prevention of disability and functional decline
among older persons. Other Yale researchers on the study include Theodore Holford, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Heather Allore, associate director of the Biostatistics Core of the Yale Pepper Center/Program ...
Electroconvulsive therapy improves mood, quality of life
... weeks and four weeks after ECT, he said. The only decline
was on an autobiographical memory test, but that test is designed to measure only memory loss, not improvement. When he compared test results on nine of 10 psychological scales before ECT with the same tests repeated at both two and four weeks after ...
Study finds potential new cause of mental decline in old age
...lar spaces as a cause of dementia and other mental decline
in old age. They raise the interesting possibiliti...ood pressure itself, that may contribute to memory decline
as people become older. This puts a spotlight on blood vessels, so we are now working to find out ho...
Elderly experience long-term cognitive decline after surgery
...rted, 59 percent of patients experienced cognitive decline
immediately after surgery. These patients, the res...nce a high prevalence and persistence of cognitive decline
after major, non-cardiac surgery, characterized by early improvement followed by later decline," sai...
New insights into hormone therapy highlight when estrogen best aids brain
...-most of which can alleviate some of the cognitive decline
associated with menopause. Other studies examine t...one treatment also increases the risk of cognitive decline
and dementia. "Many menopausal women are at a loss, trying to ease the symptoms of menopause withou...
Anxiety good for memory recall, bad for solving complex problems
... problem-solving tests we administered suggested a decline
in problem solving abilities that required flexible thinking." She conducted the study with David Beversdorf, an assistant professor of neurology at Ohio State. The two presented their findings on October 25 in San Diego at the annual Society for Ne...
Studies examine risk factors and potential consequences associated with prehypertension
...ursing home admissions, and premature deaths could decline
substantially." (Arch Intern Med. 2004;164:2119-2124. Available post-embargo at archinternmed.com ) Editor's Note: Development of the simulation model used for this study was supported in part by grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and...
Major overhaul needed in end-of life care for patients with dementia
...tia as a terminal illness. Patients with dementia decline
slowly, with long periods of stability punctuated ...storative and palliative care services as patients decline
and goals are adjusted. ...
High-fat diets hammer memory, more than a waistline worry
...ase, hypertension, and diabetes, but for cognitive decline
as well." Veerendra Kumar Madala Halagappa,... conclude from these studies that obesity causes a decline
in the ability to acquire new facts and to remember them," Morley says. Ann-Charlotte G...
Scientists raise concerns about second wave of 'mad cow' prion infection
...formation suggesting that vCJD is not a disease in decline
but in a period of incubation with the possibility of a global second wave. The human-to-human threat may increase with recent evidence of at least two UK recipients of prion-infected blood transfusions from asymptomatic donors who later died of vCJ...
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