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New study tests amitriptyline for painful bladder syndrome

...osed with either painful bladder syndrome (PBS) or interstitial cystitis (IC) to learn if the oral drug amitriptyline (Elavil) will reduce the pain and frequent urination that are hallmarks of the conditions. The centers make up the Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Research Network, sponsored by the National Instit...

Animal study shows link between nicotine and atrial flutter

... "Nicotine caused a significant increase in atrial interstitial fibrosis (a two-fold increase in the left atrium a...nicotine induced a considerable increase in atrial interstitial fibrosis in the dogs with myocardial infarction but only a mild increase in the dogs with no MI," Ka...

Mayo Clinic discovery on nature of rheumatoid arthritis lung disease may offer patients therapy

...ase, also had a disease affecting the lung tissue, interstitial lung disease. No one on the research team knew the diagnosis of a given specimen. All specimens were stained to enhance certain T cell subtypes and then examined by digital images magnified 100 times. The staining patterns were quantified using compu...

Univ. of Pittsburgh researcher presents six-year results of botox injections for bladder dysfunction

... (enlarged prostate), bladder neck obstruction and interstitial cystitis. Each experienced involuntary contractions of the bladder or sphincter muscle spasticity, which caused incontinence typified by either uncontrolled voiding of urine or the inability to completely empty the bladder. Of the patients treated, ...

JCI Table of Contents, November 14, 2003

...ption of Smad3 signaling prevents fibrosis Renal interstitial fibrosis is a progressive and potentially lethal disease caused by urinary tract obstruction, chronic inflammation, and diabetes. A critical step in the development of this condition is the transition of renal tubular epithelial cells to myofibroblas...

On the horizon of glucose monitoring: A review

...the skin." Other minimally-invasive techniques use interstitial fluid, or the fluid between cells, and only requir...uppermost layer of dead skin be breached. However, interstitial glucose levels may not always match blood glucose levels because of a lag in transport of glucose fr...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for September 2003 (first issue)

...creased risk of death for patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia. Researchers retrospectively examined data from 80 patients with usual interstitial pneumonia and 29 patients with nonspecific interstitial pneumonia. For patients with usual intersti...

Interstitial cystitis study finds limited benefit in two oral drugs

... has shown no significant benefit in patients with interstitial cystitis (IC). The results are reported in the September issue of the Journal of Urology. The first in a series of treatment studies planned by the IC Clinical Trials Group tested the effectiveness of pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron) and hydr...

Study adds to knowledge of what it takes to stand up, walk

...s uses tiny probes to measure fluid composition in interstitial tissue - spaces outside of cells - and the changes...a was much less than the rate of increase found in interstitial norepinephrine." The reason: Blood samples give only the amount of norepinephrine that reaches the...

American Thoracic Society news tips for June (first issue)

...en more "obvious"causes such as smoking or chronic interstitial pneumonia. According to the experts, atroublesome...adian investigators have identified a new neonatal interstitial lung disease they call"pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis," which they believe is an infant develop...

University of Pittsburgh researchers use botox to treat overactive bladder

...pinal cord injury, stroke, overactive bladder, and interstitial cystitis (IC). Each experienced involuntary contractions of the bladder muscle, which either caused incontinence typified by either uncontrolled voiding of urine or the inability to completely empty the bladder. Forty-one of the 50 patients, or 82 ...

New breast cancer therapy trials show dramatic results

...liposomes -- to leak out and pool into the tumor's interstitial spaces." Second, heat increases the rate of a drug's uptake into the cancer cell itself, through mechanisms that are not well understood. Heat also increases oxygen levels within the tumor, oxygen being critical to the proper functioning of many che...

Help for women's urinary tract infections

...te only to uncomplicated cystitis, notrecurring or interstitial cystitis or other, more serious, bladder infections. In the study, patients whose infections returned were referred for an officevisit and a urine culture. Saint also cautions that the guideline would not beappropriate in areas or populations with h...

Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work

...lengths of time. "The fluid in our muscles, called interstitial fluid, contains citrate, and citrate can dissolve ...r months, because they are continually washed with interstitial fluid." Hem also questioned why the body did not create a wall around the particles, as would be exp...

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