Tag: "function" at medical news
Randomized Contolled Study Shows Neostigmine Is An Effective Treatment For Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction
...If conservative treatments to restore normal bowel function
are notsuccessful, some patients require colonic decompression by emergency colonoscopyor surgery, to prevent ischemia (cutoff of blood supply to the bowel) orperforation of the bowel. Some 3 percent of patients with the condition suffer aperforated ...
A Genetic Marker Of Panic Disorder
...ic attacks. Genes involved in the regulation ofCCK function
have therefore been logical candidates for associa...nstitute report a study of thegenes regulating CCK function
in 99 patients with panic disorder and age- andsex-matched controls. They found that panic disorder ...
Angina sufferers find significant relief with noninvasive technique
...s," he said. He suggested that EECP mayimprove the function
of the endothelium, the cells that line the inner walls ofblood vessels and help regulate their function. "Another potential mechanism could be the recruitment of collateral coronaryvessels," he added. UCSF's Chou explains the EECP treatment and its ...
Immunex Files Supplemental NDA for NOVANTRONE
...xperience a steady worsening of their neurological function
whichcan result in loss of control over movement of limbs and impaired vision andspeech. We are pleased to be filing this and we have asked the FDA for priorityreview." The results of the pivotal NOVANTRONE Phase III data submitted to theFDA...
False recall in older adults and Alzheimer's linked to attention, not memory, breakdown
...ce of aparticular strategic information processing function
-- attentional controlsystems -- in both the encoding and retrieval of information in memory. Theseattentional systems, Balota explains, allow a person to keep focused on aparticular topic (the understanding of this text, for example) while inhibitin...
Can a terminally ill person want to hasten death and be mentally competent?
...nts, opposition to assisted suicide was strongly a function
oftheir opposition to suicide per se. One third of the respondents indicated that performing such evaluations wasoutside of their practice area. Of the remaining 275 psychologists, 60 percentsaid that they would perform a competency evaluation if as...
Older, disabled women have trouble managing pain
...mong older womenand has a powerful impact on their function
and overall quality of life," saidGuralnik, who is chief of the NIA's Epidemiology and Demography Office. "Thehigh prevalence of pain found in this study, coupled with the finding that manywomen with severe pain are getting little relief, is certainl...
High blood pressure drug promotes new blood vessel growth in lab animals, providing potential 'angiogenesis' treatment
...h the body. "The study demonstrates an unexpected function
of a class of drugs that iscommercially available and already has been shown to be safe to use. Quinaprilat deserves to be investigated for its potential use for promotingblood vessel growth," says Isner. The study findings may explain previous repor...
Experimental testosterone patch shows promise for treating diminished sexual function in surgically menopausal women
...ew hopefor women who suffer from diminished sexual function
as a result of surgicalmenopause (removal of the o... thewomen experienced improvements in their sexual function
and psychologicalwell-being when small amounts of testosterone were administered with anexperimental...
3-D magnetic resonance imaging safer way to diagnose heart disease
...the anatomy, contractility, perfusion and valvular function
of the heart,thereby providing a comprehensive, non-invasive, cardiac examination. Co-authors were Matthias Stuber, Ph.D.; Peter G. Danias, M.D., Ph.D. and KraigV. Kissinger, B.S., R.T....
Brain region used in face recognition is active in new object recognition
... maybe a learned skill rather than an innate function
of the human brain: nurture, not nature. Theprimary authors of the study, published in the June issue of Nature Neuroscience, are Isabel Gauthier,a recent Yale Ph.D., and Michael J. Tarr, associate professor of cognitive and linguistic sc...
Scientists capture images of brain in action as it's learning
... already know that 'learning' and 'awareness' is a function
of theprefrontal cortex of the brain, part of the higher thinking region. Now theRotman study has confirmed that it's actually several regions acting in concert. "We found that learning and awareness involves a cohesive network of brainactivity," say...
Novel drug therapy tackles third 'pathway' causing congestive heart failure
...stive heart failure occurs when the heart fails to function
as efficientlyas it should and can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. It can bethe result of a heart attack, high blood pressure, a congenital defect in theheart, or an infection or defect in a heart valve. Symptoms, which includeshortne...
New medicare coverage makes TMR procedure more readily accessible to patients
with severe angina and no options
...ill get. Most patients can assume ahigher level of function
and become more active." Dr. Frischling whole-heartedly concurs. "I just went on a fishing trip with two30-year-olds and held my own. I can't believe how much the TMR has helped - Iwas in the hot sun, on my feet six or seven hours and climbing over r...
Lowering 'bad' cholesterol as good or better than angioplasty for mild coronary artery disease
...n patients with relatively normal left ventricular function
who are notseverely symptomatic, choosing an initial strategy of aggressive lipid loweringwith atorvastatin will reduce ischemic events and thereby delay or prevent theneed for revascularization. "If at any time symptoms worsen and/or exercis...
3-D echocardiography reduces examination times and dramatically improves
accuracy of the most common diagnostic test for heart function
...erform a complete examination of the structure and function
of the entire heartfrom an infinite number of views. Because the image is more anatomically correct and detailed, physicians are ableto make faster, more precise measurements, enhancing the accuracy of theirdecisions. The additional information aids...
Phobias deter chronically ill from seeking regular treatment
...roltheir symptoms, prevent long-term consequences, function
maximally, and achievetheir highest levels of well-being. The results of the study appear in thecurrent issue of the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. The scientists hypothesize a few reasons for the link between psychiatricdisorders ...
Heart valve disease increases risk of death, research shows
...than normal -- but doesn't significantlyaffect its function
-- is associated with a 50 percent increase in risk ofheart attack and death from heart-related causes, reported the researchers. "We were surprised that this low level of valve disease appeared to havesuch a large effect, especially in suc...
Keck Foundation funds research to repair the injured spinal cord
...ttissue. Such transplants might enable the cord to function
once more so patientscould regain bladder and bowe...ine whether transplanted nerve cell precursors can function
aswell as survive," Jacquin says. Gottlieb, David Gutmann, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neuro...
UK researchers examine personality and social behavior changes in patients following stroke
...hers' initial impressions of strokepatients - as a function
of brain damage location. When individuals sustain damage to the left cerebral hemisphere, theytypically develop aphasia - the loss or impairment of language. When theysuffer damage to the right cerebral hemisphere, they typically exhibit no...
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