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Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma

...ere not responding to asthma medications. The team monitored respiration and heart function continuously while patients exercised on a treadmill vigorously enough to reproduce their usual symptoms. Sophisticated equipment allowed breath-by-breath analysis of oxygen use, carbon dioxide production and other impo...

Risky surgery not always necessary to treat cervical disease

...gress and treatment of the infected tissues can be monitored through colposcopy, which is relatively noninvasive since the cervix is readily accessible. Two distinct types of vaccines have been used. These include the prophylactic vaccine which focuses on human immune responses that may help prevent HPV infec...

New studies show mixed results on epilepsy drugs and birth defects

... these drugs' effects on human fetuses. This study monitored birth defects in lamotrigine-exposed pregnancies r...ad news is about the drug valproic acid. One study monitored the rate of birth defects in infants whose mothers had taken valproic acid as their only epilepsy dr...

New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds

...he three-week study, researchers weighed all food, monitored exercise, measured participants' calorie energy intake, expenditure and body water composition, and tested blood sugar, cholesterol, and several hormone levels believed to be involved in appetite regulation. "You don't have to cut carbs as drastical...

News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology

...ing tissue. All patients and devices were closely monitored during the scans, some of which lasted up to 1.5 hours, and repeat measurements were made on average 24 days after the MRI to measure any long-term complications. No ill effects were observed. The only complaint cited was claustrophobia, which is c...

St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix

... clopidogrel again and their platelet activity was monitored for six hours. All six subjects showed a major de...ietary supplements they take are not regulated and monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the same way that prescription drugs and over-the-counte...

Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains

...graphs of both familiar and unfamiliar faces. They monitored eye movements and brain activity, and once again, autistic subjects performed considerably more poorly than normally developing participants. In the future, the findings could help scientists "train autistic children to look at a person's eye region ...

Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients

...art attack patients should have their heart rhythm monitored closely, since medical approaches to treating depression can often take weeks to be effective. Other Duke colleagues on the study included James Blumenthal, Ph.D., Michael Babyak, Ph.D., Anastasia Georgiades, Ph.D., Andrew Sherwood, Ph.D., Amy Keeler...

Some HIV patients at risk of exhausting treatment options

...hers at six large HIV centres in southeast England monitored 16,593 individuals who had attended one of the centres for care between 1996 and 2002. They found that, although patients infected with HIV are becoming increasingly exposed to different antiretroviral treatments over time, immunological and virologi...

Inflammation elevates risk of cardiac death in rheumatoid arthritis patients

...id arthritis patient's inflammation can be closely monitored and kept under strict control, the risk of death by heart condition may decrease. This hypothesis is also the subject of ongoing research. The study was conducted using the resources of the Rochester Epidemiology Project ( http://mayoresearch.mayo.ed...

Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival

...al care is a priority, and health outcomes must be monitored rigorously. Doing the simple things better is probably the most cost-effective policy: increasing coverage of syphilis screening, making sure that unimmunised women receive tetanus toxoid, and careful monitoring in labour. As Barros and colleagues sh...

Celecoxib safe for short-term use in patients with cirrhosis

...e remaining patients, the researchers measured and monitored platelet and renal function, as well as the diuretic and natriuretic responses to furosemide. Celecoxib, like the placebo, did not inhibit platelet aggregation or thromboxane B2 synthesis, while naproxen did. Celecoxib also did not affect renal func...

Culture-specific exercise sparks interest of older women

... to provide an aerobic benefit. Participants were monitored for safety and were corrected by the instructors as needed. By the end of 12 weeks, the women had learned the entire Yang Style 24-posture short form. There were no falls or injuries. One woman dropped out of the program at six weeks due to recurr...

Suicidal behaviour caused by antidepressants 'cannot be ruled out'

...ients should be warned of the potential hazard and monitored closely in the early weeks of treatment. The final study was based on information from the General Practice Research Database and analysed the risk of self harm and suicide in over 146,000 patients taking SSRIs and tricyclic antidepressants for the f...

Radiologists offer non-surgical treatment for early-stage liver cancer

... be at risk to develop liver cancer are carefully monitored for timely detection of the emergence of a tumor." Ablation Success Confirmed by Pathologic Examination A second study published in the March issue of Radiology further demonstrates the effectiveness of RF ablation to treat liver tumors. "We have u...

Mothers' exposure to air pollutants linked to chromosome damage in babies

...or the prevention of certain cancers." Researchers monitored exposure to airborne pollutants, known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), among non-smoking African-American and Dominican mothers residing in three low-income neighborhoods of New York City -- Harlem, Washington Heights and the South Bronx....

New stroke-prevention drug unlikely to be cost-effective except in patients at high risk of bleeding

...re on warfarin, patients' blood clotting has to be monitored often, and patients find that inconvenient. Warfarin also interacts with various foods and other drugs. Moreover, it doubles the risk of hemorrhage." Before Exanta, the alternative for patients unable to tolerate warfarin was aspirin, which is not ne...

Anti-depressants used during pregnancy linked to neonatal withdrawal syndrome

...ram and venlafaxine, their use should be carefully monitored and new cases promptly communicated to drug vigilance systems." In an accompanying commentary Vladislav Ruchkin and Andrs Martin (Yale University School of Medicine, USA) state that it would be unwise to assume that neonatal withdrawal syndrome was o...

Government approach to cutting hospital stays may be misleading

...ommunity matron scheme. This 'high risk' group was monitored from 1997-8 to 2002-3 and compared with the general population of the same age. They found a sharp decrease in total admissions and bed days over the five year period. The 65 to 74 age group had an admission rate 20 times greater than the general pop...

Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited

... Using computer-generated stimuli, the researchers monitored how much time subjects needed to process information about the direction in which a set of bars moved. When the bars were small, or when the bars were low in contrast (light gray vs. dark gray), younger subjects took less time to see the direction of...

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