Tag: "diabetes" at medical news
JDRF launches multimillion-dollar Center for Islet Transplantation at Emory University
...f investigations and contributions to the field of diabetes
research. "Significant progress in islet transplan...s encapsulated in a protective membrane to correct diabetes
in laboratory mice. The researchers will work to optimize the design of the protective membrane to ...
New study says people take mental stress to heart
...percent) and were more likely to have a history of diabetes
(27 percent versus 12 percent). Patients with wall motion abnormalities during the speech test had a 2.8 times higher death rate than those without abnormalities. All of the 17 deaths were men. Forty percent of those who died had new or worsened ab...
Aspirin resistance increases risk of death
...as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes
and smoking. The researchers didnt find an association between 11-dehydro thromboxane B2 levels and stroke, but Eikelboom says this is probably due to the small number of stroke cases....
High pulse pressure associated with greater death risk in dialysis patients
...ysis. The most common causes of kidney failure are diabetes
and hypertension. Klassen said this research might also have implications for the general population as well."This study will hopefully help us learn more about the best way to look at blood pressure in patients," he said. "Researchers are starting t...
Managed care linked to reduced hospital admission rates in California
...care providers can monitor conditions like asthma, diabetes
and hypertension more closely and prevent chronic ...spitalization rates for conditions such as asthma, diabetes
and hypertension that can often be treated on an outpatient basis. This association was significant ...
Vitamin C may help 'juice up' metabolism in older adults, offsetting weight gain
... for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases such as diabetes
due to the favorable influence on body weight and body fat, she said. Jones said it is too soon to draw definitive conclusions from the studies. But the vitamin C studies suggest older adults may be able to avoid increased body fat and some of the a...
Simple blood test may be able to predict risk of preeclampsia
...n having their first pregnancy. While preexisting diabetes
and high blood pressure have been identified as risk factors, standard treatments for those conditions have not been effective in reducing the risk. The current study is part of the MGH Obstetrical Maternal Study, a prospective study of more than 4,...
Obese lung-transplant recipients at higher risk of death
... In addition to an association with heart disease, diabetes
and hypertension, obesity adversely affects lung function. It increases an individuals respiratory muscle demand, requiring more oxygen consumption than normal. The added strain on the lungs and muscles involved in breathing can damage an obese perso...
Study could lead to exercise-mimicking drug
...e health benefits of exercise that help to prevent diabetes
and cardiovascular disease. The research was cond...h heart failure, pulmonary disease, renal failure, diabetes
and other chronic diseases," Williams said. Williams and his colleagues have spent 20 years studying...
Early cardiovascular disease found in asymptomatic individuals
... or weight loss, to drug therapy for hypertension, diabetes
or cholesterol management," said Cohn. "Our early experience suggests that individuals with risks such as family history of heart disease should be screened for detection of early disease." The Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention,...
Beth Israel Deaconess study documents outstanding surgical outcomes for diabetes patients
...urgery poses a significant danger to patients with diabetes
mellitus, a 10-year study of more than 6,500 patie...has shown a mortality rate of only 1 percent among diabetes
patients undergoing major vascular operations. The findings, published in the April issue of the Arc...
Enzyme halts muscle waste in mouse models of most-common childhood muscular dystrophy
...tial for managing the disease, much like we manage diabetes
with insulin medication or injections. The disease strikes one in 5,000 children, almost exclusively boys, before they reach the age of 6. DMD frequently leaves its victims wheelchair-bound by age 12 and most DMD children die in their early 20s. The...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet, April 16, 2002
...Annals of Internal Medicine Type 2 or adult-onset diabetes
is a major problem in the United States. Sixteen m..., nerve damage and heart disease. Cost of treating diabetes
and its consequences is estimated at $100 billion per year. An Easier Way to Predict Diabetes Than ...
Risk of heart problems among diabetic patients less than previously thought
Patients with type 2 diabetes
are at lower risk of death and hospital admission ... challenge the widely held view that patients with diabetes
have as high a risk of cardiovascular events and death as non-diabetic patients who have had a heart...
Clinical depression may have negative effect on periodontal treatment
...such as age, gender, smoking, poor dental care and diabetes
- those who reported high levels of financial strain and poor coping behaviors had higher levels of attachment loss and alveolar bone loss (signs of periodontal disease) than those with low levels of financial strain. However, people who dealt with ...
Mild kidney disease doubles risk of death after angioplasty or bypass
...d to become more common due to increasing rates of diabetes
in this country and an aging population.The 3,608 ...l-cause mortality for those with both mild CKD and diabetes
was 70 percent, she adds.The presence of both conditions is worse than the sum of their parts. I do...
Choline prevents liver failure in patients on IV nutrition
... fatty liver, a condition associated with obesity, diabetes
and heavy alcohol consumption, often leads to cirrhosis of the liver or liver failure. Studies conducted by Alan L. Buchman, M.D., associate professor of medicine at The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, have shown that fatty...
High-dose interferon beta-1b for multiple sclerosis patients
...mines a possible association between MS and type-1 diabetes
(another autoimmune disease) in Sardinia, a popula...gliari, Italy, found that the prevalence of type-1 diabetes
in people with MS was around three times greater compared with their healthy siblings, and around fi...
Health benefits of leanness blown away by cigarette smoke
...h blood pressure, high cholesterol level, obesity, diabetes
and a sedentary lifestyle, the risk rises exponentially. Exactly how smoking increases the risk of heart attack is not fully understood. However, scientists do know that the ratio of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (the good cholesterol) to...
Calcification of breast blood vessels may predict stroke risk
...hose with a low educational background, those with diabetes
and women who had three or more children. Milk duc...lcified from other medical conditions. Women with diabetes
were the most likely to have calcified blood vessels in their breasts, and also face a high risk of ...
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