Tag: "fluctuate" at medical news
Gender and sex hormones affect the brain's pain response and more, according to new studies
...trogen and progesterone levels." Although hormones fluctuate
in both men and women, the fluctuations are much more pronounced in women, particularly around their menstrual cycles, during the weeks immediately after pregnancy (postpartum), and in the period leading up to menopause (perimenopause). These fluctua...
Optical glucose sensor holds promise for diabetics and intensive care patients
...usually from finger pricks. But glucose levels can fluctuate
widely throughout the day, making it difficult to know when to do the blood tests for optimal control of glucose levels. A device that can provide continuous monitoring of blood glucose levels has been eagerly sought by many research groups for more...
Novel prostate cancer marker may lead to earlier diagnosis and fewer repeat bioposies
...icator of prostate cancer is that PSA levels often fluctuate
up and down, making it difficult to know for certain whether a man has prostate cancer without performing multiple biopsies over time," said Robert Getzenberg, Ph.D., senior author and professor of urology, pathology and pharmacology at the Universit...
Tracking the long-term functioning of adolescents with alcohol problems
...quency of alcohol problems among treated youth can fluctuate
over the long term. "Researchers have identified multiple pathways of change in alcohol use and problems," said Chung. "About half of the treated adolescents maintained low levels of alcohol use and problems through young adulthood, while some treat...
Asthma severity is variable and unpredictable
...ain stable over time. Instead, asthma severity can fluctuate
markedly over time, according to a study presented today at CHEST 2002, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians. Patients not taking controller medications can frequently move between severity categories -- a patient classified...
Fred Hutchinson oversees two grants of nearly $8 million to develop blood test for breast cancer
...behavior, including how these levels may naturally fluctuate
over time, instead of a "one-size-fits-all" approa...particular woman, some biomarkers may consistently fluctuate
over time, while others may be quite stable. By giving greater weight to the stable markers than the...
Insight into how the body tells time
...ght-dark cycle. Of these 72 genes, 22 continued to fluctuate
when flies were collected after three days of comp...iscovery of hundreds of genes whose levels did not fluctuate
with time of day, but responded drastically to different lighting conditions or to the presence or a...
Venlafaxine significantly effective for children and teens with generalized anxiety disorder
... Although GAD is a chronic disorder, symptoms can fluctuate
and often worsen during stressful events. The anxiety and worry are associated with three or more of the following symptoms, some of which must be present for more days than not for six months: restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge; fatigue; ...
Stereotypes of aging may have significant effect on gaits of older persons
...aging and disease. He has found that healthy gaits fluctuate
with a "fractal-like" pattern, documented a break down in the fractal nature of elderly gaits, and correlated gait dynamics with disease severity in people with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington's and Parkinson's. The study was funded b...
Nurse Practitioners Reducing Costs, Expanding Care
...particularly that of a generalpractitioner -- will fluctuate
depending on the number of patients seen,"Wilkerson says. "So it's in his or her best interest to treat as many people aspossible. But a nurse practitioner receives the same salary no matter how manypeople are seen, and this can translate into patien...
University Of Texas Southwestern One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught
...ust finished her post-test. "Before,my times would fluctuate
in relation to the task. It took me a while tolearn how to use the endostitch, so my times on the suture foam wereslower." Both residents said that the checkerboard drill - in which leadletters are picked up with tweezer-like tongs and placed on a fl...