Tag: "normal" at medical news
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...olely to a small number of children with initially normal
renal function who developed acute renal failure after cardiothoracic surgery in a single centre."...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...d people with asthma who are well treated can have normal
exercise tolerance," said Miles Weinberger, M.D., ...asthma medication doesn't work and the patient has normal
lung function when measured before exercise, it is probably not asthma. "If a patient is not respond...
Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
...ation does not always translate into acceptance in normal
eating conditions," Klein said. "In our study, we used plate waste or the percentage of a product that was consumed during the usual lunch programs as a proxy for acceptance. If students consumed the same amount or more of the test product than the u...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
... to be felt as a burning sensation and often makes normal
touch excruciatingly painful. Both conditions are due to nerve damage and/or injury, and are associated with the experience of pain in an apparently uninjured area, Dr. Gilron explains. Most of the current treatments for this condition cause side eff...
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
... tendency for some elderly to wake up earlier than normal
("advanced sleep phase syndrome"), could be caused by "epigenetic" factors, which involve changes in gene expression rather than a mutation in a gene. Finally, the potential insights extend beyond those involving sleep. Four of the five individuals i...
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...ohol or drugs, their agitation scores dropped to a normal
range. In addition to quickly relieving agitation, the results of the new study showed a reduction in physical restraints. The time period severely agitated patients treated with Geodon IM were held in restraints dropped by 40 percent compared to th...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...reater relative risk of cancer than those who have normal
transferrin saturation levels and report low dieta... intake. Having high transferrin saturation with a normal
diet did not carry increased risk. The authors point out that a substantial proportion of adults in ...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...skeletal weakening brought on by kidney damage had normal
phosphorous levels and decreased signs of vascular calcification. "We already have treatments available that can control phosphorous levels in the blood, and those should be very helpful for kidney patients," says senior investigator Keith A. Hruska,...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...idates. In this research, the scientists gave both normal
mice and mice with a cachexia-like syndrome Neuroc...creased, ultimately resulting in the resumption of normal
growth and accumulation of muscle mass. Researchers now hope to conduct clinical trials where both h...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
...lower body fat. They have less bone, but they have normal
markers of bone turnover, higher-than-normal vitam...d osteopenia. But with low levels of inflammation, normal
bone turnover and high vitamin D, Fontana says the usual clinical parameters may not apply. "For ex...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
...statins compared with hyperlipidemic patients with normal
transaminases. The relationship between statins... advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis may have entirely normal
aminotransferases," he reports. After considering the available literature thoroughly, Dr. Chalasani...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...eart relaxes and fills with blood in stressful and normal
conditions. "By stimulating them with the video g...that this phenomenon may occur behind the faade of normal
pump function and cardiac structure. Many risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high blo...
Understanding how vulnerabilities may keep women in abusive relationships
...ulnerability (one's beliefs about self and what is normal
in an intimate relationship) and situational vulnerability (degree to which the woman is experiencing different types of stress when she began the relationship), the authors found common experiences and cultural differences among the women. Five sub...
Three-year cervical cancer screening recommendations may be applicable for certain women with HIV
...n with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who have normal
cervical cancer screening results and negative tes...enings in healthy women 30 years or older who have normal
cytology (cells) results and who test negative for oncogenic (cancer-associated) human papillomaviru...
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
...llected by asking patients or survivors to compare normal
activity with what they did immediately before the heart attack. Such reports are "susceptible to memory loss, social acceptability bias and to patients' private beliefs about the causes of heart disease," the authors say. Also, some apparent trigge...
Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development
...ch 15, 2005, issue of Cancer Research. The job of normal
non-mutated B-Raf is to relay signals from the cel...is active all the time, which disrupts the chain's normal
function. Previous studies have shown B-Raf is the most mutated gene in melanomas, present in about ...
Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors
...ts) had two photos taken of their faces, one under normal
light and one with a UV filter. Underlying skin damage caused by chronic UV that can result in wrinkles and age spots is visible in the UV photographs but not in the ordinary photos. The intervention group received information on the aging effects ...
Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors
...t it recognizes cancer cells and completely spares normal
tissues, something that cannot be achieved with normal
chemotherapy. "We want to examine opportunities to take full advantage of the unique presence of res...
Pushy parents can be bad for their children's health
...tly disrupted their lives. They had been given the normal
battery of tests for severe abdominal pain, includ...n improved after psychological support and resumed normal
activities within a year. Ten families refused psychological help, and only three of these children ...
Energy and sports drinks attack enamel
...e time was comparable to approximately 13 years of normal
beverage consumption. The study findings revealed there was significant enamel damage associated with all beverages tested. Results, listed from greatest to least damage to dental enamel, include the following: lemonade, energy drinks, sports drinks,...
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