Tag: "kidney" at medical news
Free radicals mediate arsenic's harmful effects
...der, and liver cancers, diabetes, atherosclerosis, kidney
failure, liver and nervous system damage, and keratosis, a skin disease. "In addition to the gene and chromosomal mutations that we have illustrated in this study, the oxidative damage is likely to contribute to other arsenic-associated human disease...
Columbia presbyterian to participate in accord diabetes study
...he damage to blood vessels, heart, brain, eye, and kidney
caused by diabetes," says Dr. Thomas Bigger, professor of medicine and of pharmacology at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and principal investigator for the northeastern network. "The long-term benefits for study participants and...
Researchers at Cedars-sinai find four more genes that may play a role in the development of malignant brain tumors
...lignant tumors of the brain, liver, breast, colon, kidney
and reproductive organs, but not in healthy adults. In 1999 they announced the discovery of 13 genes that are differentially expressed in brain tumors compared to normal tissue. Dr. Ljubimova came to Cedars-Sinai in 1993 after performing cancer and o...
Animal studies indicate new approach for treating end-stage skin and kidney cancers
..., La., March 26, 2001 Advanced skin and end-stage kidney
cancer patients may have a better chance of survival with drugs developed from a new synthetic enzyme that significantly improves the effectiveness of existing interleukin-2 (IL-2) cancer therapy, based on research presented today at the American Ass...
Engineers use computer simulation to design synthetic blood vessels
...ient's blood is removed, purified in an artificial kidney
and then returned to the body. The conventional teflon-based, tubular graft now used to administer dialysis is subject to frequent failure at the graft-to-vein junction, meaning a patient may run out of healthy vein entry ports. A synthetic arterio...
Dialysis patients can avoid serious complications by using medication that normally treats low blood pressure, Yale researcher reports
...ly used to treat low blood pressure, may also help kidney
disease patients avoid some of the serious side effects of dialysis. "The results of the studies show that midodrine not only effectively blunts the fall in blood pressure during and after dialysis, but it is also well-tolerated and easy to administe...
UT Southwestern researcher finds beta-blocking drug reduces heart failure in blacks
...ans in the body. Blacks also have more strokes and kidney
failure, Yancy said. "We've always had concerns that even though we have come up with treatments for heart failure that appear to be very effective, we've never had sufficient data to know if they are effective, according to gender, race and age," he...
Newer form of 'gold standard' drug helps kidney transplant patients do better in long term
... reformulation of the "gold standard" drug against kidney
transplant rejection not only costs less and gets ...of suffering chronic failure of their transplanted kidney
than those who used the older form of the same drug. The results, from one of the largest studies of...
Irbesartan prevents the progression of kidney disease or death in patients with Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure
...ssure drug irbesartan (Avapro) can protect against kidney
disease in people who have high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes, preventing the progression of kidney
disease or death by 20 percent (p=0.02) versus placebo, and 23 percent (p=0.006) versus amlodipine, ...
Twenty percent of kidney deaths among Type 2 diabetes patients can be prevented - according to new clinical trial
...h blood pressure drug irbesartan (Aprovel) reduces kidney
deaths by 20 percent in people with Type 2 diabete...ve a much reduced chance of developing or dying of kidney
disease, according to the results the study just released at a meeting of the American Society of Hy...
MetaPhore Pharmaceuticals initiates Phase I clinical trial of enzyme mimetic compound for oncology
...terleukin-2 (IL-2) for advanced skin and end-stage kidney
cancers. This study is the first human clinical trial for MetaPhore and the companys proprietary family of enzyme mimetic compounds that effectively mimic the action of one of the bodys primary free-radical fighting mechanisms, the natural enzyme su...
Penn researchers: Protein may be the essential piece to the pathway by which insulin controls blood sugar
...can lead to cardiovascular disease, blindness, and kidney
disorders. With a disease such as type 2 diabetes, which affects numerous organs throughout the body, it is difficult to chart out exactly what went wrong a case of too many possible pathways and no clear maps. The difficulty has been compounded by ...
Landmark dialysis study findings could greatly simplify treatment of kidney disease with peritoneal dialysis
...e-based dialysis treatment for people with chronic kidney
failure, might have far broader applicability than...patients to benefit from the therapy." Declining kidney
function results in higher levels of toxins and waste products in the blood. When the kidneys no lo...
Diet and exercise dramatically delay type 2 diabetes
...ple in the United States. It is the main cause of kidney
failure, limb amputations, and new onset blindness in adults and a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Type 2 diabetes accounts for up to 95 percent of all diabetes cases. Most common in adults over age 40, type 2 diabetes affects 8 percent of...
Uncovering tumors, hidden subs, and cracks in airplanes using math
...bmerged objects such as submarines, mines, or even kidney
stones. Advancing near-field electromagnetic imaging systems to improve detection of small objects, especially in the human body. This work has medical imaging and nondestructive testing applications such as finding cracks and corrosion in airplanes....
Too much soy could lead to kidney stones
...ts of many health-conscious consumers, may promote kidney
stones in those prone to the painful condition. Th...late, a compound that can bind with calcium in the kidney
to form kidney
stones. They also tested 13 types of soy-based foods, finding enough oxalate in each ...
News tips from the care and outcomes meeting
...rt complications and 1.4 times more likely to have kidney
failure. The women were significantly older 78-y... tended to be sicker, they had less post-operation kidney
failure and stroke, spent less time in intensive care and were less likely to be readmitted after di...
Reducing the risk of medication errors: Announcing the Penn Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice
...cts of medication errors are internal bleeding and kidney
failure. There are many causes of medication erro...dies medication errors as the cause of preventable kidney
failure among hospital inpatients. The researchers will examine the preexisting pharmaceutical monit...
Smaller hospitals OK for heart bypass surgery - if your risk is small
...l-risk. But an 80-year-old woman with diabetes and kidney
problems who needs a bypass urgently would be high-risk. In all, 2,029 of the patients had their operations at one of 25 hospitals that did fewer than 200 bypasses in 1997, while the other 11,615 went to 31 hospitals that performed 200 or more. The s...
Children's Cancer Fund brings world-class pediatric cancer specialist to Dallas
...diation treatments, molecular studies of liver and kidney
tumors, and training of young pediatricians to become blood and cancer specialists. The Childrens Cancer Fund has been a critically important partner of UT Southwestern and Childrens Medical Center in our efforts to provide state-of-the-art care for ...
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