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Panel calls for greater attention to cancer patients' pain, depression, and fatigue

...nly because of its association with death but with diminished quality of life. While research is producing new insights into the causes and cures of cancer, efforts to manage the symptoms of the disease and its treatments have not kept pace. There are nearly 9 million people in the U.S. with a history of cance...

Genetic variant reduces immune response, yet protects against atherosclerosis

...nflammatory response. Our results suggest that the diminished inflammatory response is responsible for a decreas...iable levels in virtually all healthy humans. "The diminished levels of inflammation within blood vessels and the enhanced risk of severe bacterial infections fou...

Simple method to diagnose the abdominal compartment syndrome following trauma

..., restriction of blood returning to the heart, and diminished urinary output. Cedars-Sinai's trauma surgery and critical care specialists insert a Foley catheter into the patient's bladder and apply readily available silk tape to the drainage tubing so that reference points of 1 centimeter increments can be mar...

Seven of ten cured of rectal cancer

...ll intestine and thus causing side effects such as diminished intestinal function. For tumours that have perforated the intestinal wall and invaded another organ, on the other hand, it would be feasible to give radiotherapy. This covers about 15 per cent of the patients", continues Wibe....

UNC study: Americans getting obese earlier, ethnic groups put on weight at different rates

...lesome osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnea and diminished mobility. The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development supported the research. McTigue will become assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in July. Her in...

PET reveals early coronary damage in young smokers

...ocardial blood flow indicated that the smokers had diminished endothelial vasodilator function, i.e., the lining of the arteries had slowed response to artery-widening chemicals. It is widely known that chronic cigarette smoking alters coronary vascular endothelial response, but studies such as this indicate ...

Cardiac differences in infants born to HIV-positive mothers may persist

...age, had higher mass and lower contractility, or a diminished ability to pump. Between 4 and 30 months of age, the mass of the left ventricles of the HIV-infected children became significantly greater than those of the uninfected infants in the study. P2C2 investigators have previously shown that in HIV-infec...

N.C. Health Choice program boosting access to dental care for poor children, study shows

... inability to eat, poor nutrition, a swollen face, diminished self-esteem and teasing by other children, he said....

Fibromyalgia pain isn't all in patients' heads, new brain study finds

...nced response to pain in some brain regions, and a diminished response in others, Clauw says. The study was supported in part by the National Fibromyalgia Research Association, the U.S. Army and the NIH. In addition to Clauw and Gracely, the research team included Frank Petzke, M.D.; and Julie M. Wolf, BA. For...

Experimental pill found to improve symptoms in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer

...isease (lung cancer that had neither progressed or diminished in response to treatment) experienced fewer symptoms. Quality of life was also improved in 86 percent of the patients who responded to treatment and in 52 percent of patients with stable disease. Further, the investigators observed that patients wi...

Alcohol may hasten the progression of cancer

...tin is new to science. Elevated leptin levels and diminished immune function in alcohol-consuming individuals suggest a potential cause for increased susceptibility to infection in these individuals." Conversely, he said, this association may also allow scientists to develop ways to protect alcoholics from in...

Blocking adhesion protein may reduce lung damage from radiation

Lung inflammation, lung damage, and diminished lung performance caused by radiation of the lungs are reduced in mice genetically engineered to lack a protein called intercellular adhesion molecule-1, or ICAM-1, researchers report in the May 15 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institut...

USAID-supported research leads to new formula of ORS that will save millions of lives

...ing hospitalization, fewer secondary infections, a diminished need to handle blood with its potentially dangerous consequences, and lower health care costs. ORS is a continuing success story of the partnership between WHO, UNICEF, USAID, and host coun-tries in making this life saving technology available to the...

Heart health should be the front line of diabetes care

...ttack and stroke to kidney disease, heart failure, diminished heart function and problems in both the large and small vessels, like those in the eyes. There are two forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes results from a failure to produce insulin, and it most often begins in childhood or adolescence. It accounts ...

Solving the COX conundrum

...produced these exaggerated effects. The effect was diminished when researchers either deleted the TxA2 receptor or blocked the receptor using an experimental drug. When the researchers deleted both the TxA2 receptor and the PGI2 receptor, it cancelled out the effect of inactivating the PGI2 receptor alone. "We...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February (first issue)

...ethacholine responsiveness is more directed toward diminished airway diameter. In hiseditorial, Dr. Holgate notes that a European Respiratory Workshop Report has included the AMP challenge as one worthy of serious further consideration as a more discriminating test for specific forms of airway inflammation lin...

Hospitalist care destined to become dominant model of inpatient care in the US, say UCSF researchers

...s, said Wachter. Concerns about discontinuity have diminished as hospitalists have found ways to communicate effectively with primary care physicians and coordinate all aspects of care. At a time when hospital patients are more acutely ill than ever before, more doctors appear to believe that it makes sense to ...

Safer estrogen targets painful intercourse in older women

...y many postmenopausal and other women with lost or diminished ovarian function, the condition can result in pain during sexual intercourse. The study will appear in the June 7 issue of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific ...

Dialysis patients can avoid serious complications by using medication that normally treats low blood pressure, Yale researcher reports

...tening symptoms such as abnormal heart rhythms and diminished blood supply to the heart and brain. These side effects often cause patients to stop treatments. Perazella said that most medications used to treat IDH in the past have been either modestly effective or poorly tolerated. IDH occurs most often in dial...

Blood medicine may ease cocaine withdrawal

... who suffered the most intense withdrawal symptoms diminished when amantadine was administered. Amantadine is thought to raise dopamine levels in the brain, reducing the craving for cocaine. The results of the investigation into amantadine were reported in the American Journal of Psychiatry in December 2000. T...

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