Tag: "elevated" at medical news
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...eys, Mainous and colleagues found that people with elevated
levels of serum transferrin saturation an indicat...tality. Specifically, they found that people with elevated
levels of transferrin saturation who ingest more than 18 mg of iron per day have a 2.24 times greate...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
... adiponectin in subcutaneous fat is linked with an elevated
risk of heart disease," said You. The findings are significant because of the prevalence of both heart disease and obesity in the United States. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States, causing about 79,000 more deaths per year than t...
Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
...nts on the forelimb of test rats with artificially elevated
blood pressure rates; these same sites on humans a...is type of electroacupuncture is only effective on elevated
blood pressure levels, such as those present in hypertension, and the treatment has no impact on sta...
Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
... reveal many deficiencies or abnormalities such as elevated
uric acid level, elevated
cholesterol, iron deficiency, or abnormal liver or renal function. Dr. Morin has worked in gener...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
... recently showed that hyperlipidemic patients with elevated
baseline liver enzymes are not at a higher risk fo... before and during usage. "It is now evident that elevated
aminotransferases are insensitive to detect underlying hepatic steatosis and patients with advanced ...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...eart for reasons such as years of working against elevated
pressures inside blood vessels becomes oversized,...le with a genetic tendency to retain sodium and an elevated
blood pressure following stress, such as a competitive video game. The body naturally responds to st...
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
...ng sexual activity, where there is also a slightly elevated
risk for heart patients. Because strong social support and marital relationships promote physical well-being, "My view is that it is much more important for people to maintain good personal and sexual relationships than it is to worry about this smal...
Abuse and HIV status linked to suicide risk
...so note that abused, HIV-negative women were at an elevated
risk for depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, indicating that the abuse is associated with the negative outcomes. "Health care and service providers who interact with women who may be HIV-positive or are in an abusive relation...
Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV
...ith HIV. People with HIV in the study had a highly elevated
risk of Kaposi sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. They also had an increased risk of anal cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, cervical cancer, liver cancer, cancer of the lip, mouth, and pharynx, and non-melanoma skin cancer. People who used HAART had lower ris...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...nary heart disease, including high blood pressure, elevated
levels of cholesterol, high rates of smoking and diabetes, and a sedentary lifestyle," says lead investigator Diane Becker, M.P.H., Sc.D., a professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. "Our res...
GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
...lty swallowing. Later symptoms may include fever, elevated
blood pressure and severe muscle spasms. GlaxoSmithKline: A Leader in Vaccines GlaxoSmithKline, with U.S. operations in Philadelphia, PA, and Research Triangle Park, N.C., is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare c...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 15, 2005
...90 percent of CHD events took place in people with elevated
levels of one or more risk factors. Fewer than 10 percent of the events in either sex occurred in those with only borderline risk factors. Nearly one-sixth of the CHD events in men and one-tenth in women occurred before age 55. Editorial writers say...
Study finds direct association between cardiovascular disease and periodontal bacteria
...levels. C-reactive protein has been reported to be elevated
in people with periodontal disease, and recent studies found that testing for this protein may be predictive of developing heart disease. The scientists found that the higher the levels of the periodontal-disease-causing bacteria, the more like...
Age shouldn't be a factor in kidney transplantation
...h health conditions such as high blood pressure or elevated
levels of a protein called creatinine. Levels of creatinine, which is produced by muscle, are used to determine kidney function. Using kidneys from these donors, which UNOS calls expanded criteria donors (ECDs), permits more patients to benefit from...
Will your kids grow up to be fat?
...n children in the high normal weight range have an elevated
risk of becoming overweight or obese as adults," s...ults. The results also showed that among the boys, elevated
BMI in childhood predicted risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) in young adulthood. Compared w...
Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more
...st evidence that job stress is tied to continually elevated
blood pressure levels even during sleep. Abstract No. 006. Nurse burnout rate predicted by job stress levels Heather K. Spence Laschinger and Joan E. Finegan of the University of Western Ontario have identified how job stress levels can be a predi...
Decreased levels of 'good' cholesterol in children with Progeria may cause premature heart disease
...d" cholesterol--and triglyceride levels, which are elevated
in adults with heart disease, are usually at normal levels in children with Progeria. Dr. Gordon--along with family and friends--founded the Progeria Research Foundation in 1999 as the only organization solely dedicated to discovering the cause, trea...
Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms
...Seattle. In Dallas 70 percent of homes studied had elevated
levels of dust-mite allergens, and almost 50 percent of homes had elevated
levels of cockroach allergens. Exposure to dust mite allergens can be reduced by encasing mattresse...
Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure
...ave altered blood platelet aggregation properties, elevated
immune-inflammatory responses and a decrease in the heart's ability to react appropriately to the stresses of everyday life, she said. "We also know that depressed patients tend not to comply with their treatments, are not as motivated to stick with ...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, March 2005
... increased inflammatory response and significantly elevated
erythropoietin levels, a hormone which fosters red blood cell production by bone marrow. Further analysis revealed that subjects with anemia and COPD did not have decreased appetite and weight loss when compared to nonanemics, an indication that the...
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