Tag: "increases" at medical news
Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent with new drug regimen
...tensin II, the molecule targeted byACE inhibitors, increases
blood pressure and stimulates the secretion ofaldosterone. Continues Pitt, Other studies have shown that, although inhibitionof angiotensin II by an ACE inhibitor can reduce aldosterone levels, there is asignificant amount that can escape, or is not...
'Revolutionary' treatment for birth defect improves survival of newborns
...revolutionary" treatment strategy thatdramatically increases
the survival chances of affected newborns, University ofFlorida researchers report in the September issue of the Annals of Surgery. In a comparative study of new and conventional treatments, UF pediatric surgeonsreport using a new technique that has ...
Hormone linked to body weight may help regulate blood pressure
... importance of others. High blood pressure greatly increases
the risk of heart attack, stroke andkidney failure. An estimated one in four adult Americans has high bloodpressure. Although the condition often has no symptoms, it is easy to diagnoseand usually controllable. Co-authors include: Nobuyuki Ura, M.D....
Education may help the fight against high blood pressure
...a health psychologist. Highblood pressure greatly increases
the risk of stroke, heart attack and kidneyfailure. One in five Americans has high blood pressure. Co-authors include Laura Plybon, M.S., and Domenic A. Sica, M.D....
Alcohol consumption triggers free-radical damage in the body
...s experienced, on average,69, 289, and 345 percent increases
respectively in levels of a biochemicalmarker of oxidant stress. (For comparison, either .08 or .10 g/dl is the legallimit for driving in most states. To reach a blood alcohol level of .08 g/dl, a170-lb. man would have to drink more than four beers i...
Attitudes and social norms delay adolescents' 'first time'
...y. "It's important because early sexual activity increases
risk for AIDS, a leadingcause of death in young adults and for other sexually transmitted diseases aswell," said Carvajal. For their study the scientists selected 827 ninth-grade students from Texasabout 15 years of age, almost two-thirds of them fem...
Novel photonic material developed at UB reveals how human breast-cancer cell takes up anticancer agent
... According to the researchers, this significantly increases
the safetymargin of doxorubicin, potentially allowing for much lower doses to be used andgreatly reducing the risk of side effects in patients. "While the mechanism of action of many cytotoxic compounds is known, wehave never been able to opti...
ICAAC highlight: MAC prophylaxis can be safely discontinued in HIV-infected
patients who respond to HAART
...edpatients whose CD4+ T-cell levels show sustained increases
in response to potentantiretroviral therapy, according to interim results of a study supported by theNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Study ChairJudith Currier, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of...
Treatment of insulin resistance may have the potential to reduce long-term complications of type 2 diabetes
.../day) for more than 18 months. Although short term increases
in LDL have been reported with rosiglitazone (plateauing at 12 months), increases
in HDL have been shown to continue over the course of 18 months, with a subsequent improvement in th...
Reducing the costs of diabetes in Europe: Preventing complications is the key
...ons. The presence of both types of complications increases
costs by 3.5times. Hospitalisation costs, which include the treatment of long-termcomplications such as heart disease, account for 30-65% of the overall costs ofpatients with the disease--the largest proportion of costs. Oral anti-diabetes medicines...
Who should have heart bypass surgery? New guidelines will help doctors, patients decide together
...t bypass not onlyincreases the length of life, but increases
its quality as well," he explains."For patients with disabling chest pain, bypass can relieve their suffering for5 to 10 years without posing an unacceptable risk from surgical complications." Still, he cautions, all bypass patients must face the fac...
Genetic engineering changes the behavioral and hormonal response to stress
...evelopment of behavioral despairand stress-induced increases
in plasma corticosterone levels. Mol Psychiatry1999;4:443-452. Researchers from the Orion Corporation, Turku, Finland, contributed to thestudy....
Researchers find elevated cholesterol is risk factor for preeclampsia
...complications can prove fatal. Preeclampsia also increases
the risk of premature delivery or may make itnecessary to perform an emergency cesarean, since delivery is the only real curefor the condition. In such instances, the baby faces the numerous risksassociated with prematurity. It is estimated that pre...
It is easy for adolescents to purchase cigarettes illegally in North Carolina
...ysema and other chronic lung diseases.Smoking also increases
the risk of high blood pressure. "Prevention efforts should include enforcing existing laws requiringyouth to provide proof of age when attempting to buy cigarettes," DuRant said. For this study, 2,227 sixth- through eighth-grade s...
Tamoxifen found to increase risk of endometrial cancer
...isease.However, this study indicates the same drug increases
the risk of endometrialcancer, the most frequent g...ination with progestin therapy; and obesity, which increases
risk. These factors affected the endometrial cancer risk of breast cancer patients inthis study. Ta...
Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at
National Acoustics meeting
... drum lid increase as the pressure inside the drum increases
(2pEA4). Dipen Sinha of Los Alamos ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) will describe several noninvasivetechniques for characterizing the fluid contents inside sealed containers whichmight be too dangerous to be opened (3aPA2). -- Preserving Quiet in National Park...
Engineering pits beneath London Underground tracks are helping to save lives
...under trains, they say. They explain that the pit increases
the clearance between the train and the ground, probably allowing a casualty to fall away from the train's wheels. Coats and Walter express concern that the new Jubilee line trains have less ground clearance, leaving less room for a body to escape th...
New database on HIV/AIDS to focus on real-world treatment outcomes
... patients at San Francisco Generalare experiencing increases
in their CD4 cells over the levels of a few yearsago. We also are seeing an increase in CD4 cells among patients at their firstclinic meeting, " Kahn said. "This may indicate that people are coming into care early when medications areparticularly...
Elderly less likely than other adults to have economic problems
...tistics which say poverty increases
among the elderly. Results showed that 16 percent of adults under age 40 reported frequent difficulty paying bills during thepast 12 months, compared to only 6 percent of thos...
Protein Power: 'Salt cloud' concept shows promise for developing new drugs and foods faster, at lower cost
...ogy is heading toward much larger batchsizes. This increases
the desire to find economical ways to purify prote... charged ions," Zydney explains. "This ionic cloud increases
theeffective size of the proteins." As a result, he says, the charged proteins are too large to sque...
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