Tag: "enlarged" at medical news
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
... the problems involved in quitting and gives us an enlarged
picture of tobacco's power....
Acute Urinary Retention And BPH-Related Surgery: Predicting Those At Highest Risk And Prevention With Finasteride
... symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia(BPH), or enlarged
prostate, who enrolled in a four-year, double-blind,placebo-controlled protocol. The investigators were studying the use of a drug,finasteride, in BPH to lower the incidence of either acute urinary retention ora surgical procedure over the four-year...
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
...ctured by Merck & Co., is widely used to shrinkthe enlarged
prostate glands of men with benign prostate hyperplasia and therebyimprove symptoms. A lower dose of finasteride was approved by the FDA last yearto treat cosmetic, incipient hair loss and is marketed under the brand namePropecia. Although small, th...
Controlling Collagen Levels May Be Key To Fighting Organ Failure Caused By High
...arge, perfectly healthy animals. They arelike the enlarged
heart muscle cells caused by high blood pressure, ... The researchers also found that people who had enlarged
hearts beforeentering the study had smaller, more normal-sized hearts after treatment withACE-inhibi...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV
...Ls capable of attacking HIV-infected cells. These enlarged
poolof cells were then infused back into the patients. Patients received threeescalating doses of CTLs at two-week intervals and then received two additionalinfusions at one-week intervals of CTLs that had been modified to contain amarker gene that ...
Socioeconomic Status Linked To Enlarged Hearts, Heart Disease Risk
...e of Health Psychology. "The pathways that lead to enlarged
left ventricles and consequent heart diseasemay differ for African American and white children and adolescents," they say. "In the African Americans, we found that low socioeconomic status was associatedwith greater hostility, and in turn, greater ho...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Now Offers Microwave Thermotherapy For Treatment Of Prostate Disease
... (BPH) -- thecommon, non-cancerous condition of an enlarged
prostate gland in older men -- isnow available at ... delivers microwave energy totargeted areas of the enlarged
prostate. A medical breakthrough in prostatedisease therapy, the Prostatron® is unique in its ab...
Researchers At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Develop Method To Detect A Deadly Complication Of Pediatric Transplantation
...us.Dr. Jordan said common symptoms of PTLD include enlarged
lymph nodes, swollenliver, spleen and other organs, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Once a patientbecomes symptomatic, however, the disorder may have advanced too far to bereversed. Instead of waiting and watching for symptoms to begin, transplant spe...
Medical tip sheet for June 4 (a)
... (BPH) -- the common, non-cancerous conditionof an enlarged
prostate gland in older men -- is now available at Cedars-SinaiMedical Center. Cedars-Sinai is one of the first facilities in SouthernCalifornia to treat BPH non-surgically using the ProstatronR, a state-of-the-artmedical device that delivers microwa...
Scientist explain a drug's paradoxical action: discovery may lead to new therapies for breast cancer, early puberty
...s used to treatsmall children who develop breasts, enlarged
testicles and other sexcharacteristics. In high doses it is used to treat women with breast cancer. The research, published in the June issue of The Journal of ClinicalEndocrinology and Metabolism, was conducted by second year Tufts Universitymedical...
Computer matches CT scans to disease database
...e mostvisually similar images, any of which can be enlarged
and further enhanced.Because a CT scan is taken in sections, specific contiguous "slices" within thediseased region can be isolated for more detailed scrutiny. The medicalprofessional then reviews the treatment information of those previous patients,...
UI study suggests variable effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on brain
...not increase the entire corpus callosum but mostly enlarged
therostral portion, the part toward the front of the head," Miller added. "Thisportion of the corpus callosum communicates information between the frontal andparietal cortexes, the brain areas that participate in movement and touch and inexecutive fu...
Drug combination shows potent punch against HIV in children
...gh to cause signs such as failure to thrive and an enlarged
liver. Children with undetectable HIV levels, said Dr. Starr, usually have minor or no signs of the disease, and they gain weight and have better appetites. Serious side effects were uncommon, although some children experienced rashes or diarrhea. ...
Scientists: herb known as comfrey can ruin liver, other herbs appear helpful
...improved urologic symptoms among men with benignly enlarged
prostate glands, according to Dr. Timothy J. Wilt of the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Center for Chronic Diseases. Echinacea, which leads U.S. dietary supplement sales, may help prevent colds or make them less severe, but should not be taken f...
Possible outpatient relief for millions of older men: MD researcher develops improved technology to shrink enlarged prostate glands without surgery
...inary obstruction and associated pain caused by an enlarged
prostate gland could benefit from new treatment te...en the gland becomes 25 percent or more larger. An enlarged
prostate puts excess pressure on the urethra, making urination more difficult and sometimes painful....
Aventis Pharmaceuticals Allegra (Fexofenadine Hcl) 30-Mg tablets now available to treat seasonal allergies, chronic hives in children 6 to 11 years
...sease, impaired kidney function, or symptoms of an enlarged
prostate such as difficulty urinating. The most commonly reported adverse experiences with Allegra-D compared to pseudoephedrine alone were headache (13.0% vs. 17.4%), insomnia (12.6% vs. 13.3%), and nausea (7.4% vs. 5.0%). The most commonly reporte...
In initial gene therapy trial, Jefferson scientists report successful gene transfer in Canavan disease
... muscle tone, poor head control, and an abnormally enlarged
head. Death comes within the first decade of life. "This report presents the first gene transfer on two patients affected by a neurological disease," says Matthew During, M.D., professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College and director of the CN...
Blood pressure measures during exercise can indicate unhealthy hearts
...k harder and can become enlarged, Stewart says. An enlarged
heart heightens a person's risk of heart attack, stroke or heart failure. For the study, Stewart and colleagues evaluated 35 adults, ages 55 to 75, who had untreated mild hypertension but were otherwise healthy. Researchers measured the participan...
Gene discovery shows heart failure cause, suggests treatments and screening potential
...CM, a condition in which the heart becomes greatly enlarged
and loses its ability to pump blood efficiently. ...lated cardiomyopathy and a daughter had a slightly enlarged
main pumping chamber. With clinical testing of patients relatives, we could identify people at risk ...
Trunk fat causes heavy load for boys
...essure develop left ventricular hypertrophy, or an enlarged
heart, that can also increase the risk of having a heart attack early in life.Researchers measured trunk fat distribution using skin-fold thickness and duel energy absorptiometry (DXA). DXA is a method for assessing bone mineral density and body com...
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