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Study explores risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants

...ide a lot of nutritional support, hoping to ensure normal growth, but sometimes they grow more out than up." Perhaps even more ironically, some of the drugs required to avoid rejecting a transplanted kidney also can contribute to obesity and other problems, Dr. Hanevold says. Prednisone, a non-specific immu...

Special imaging study shows failing hearts are 'energy starved'

...e to supply energy to the heart over a fairly wide normal range of rest and stress conditions. However, in patients with mild-to-moderate heart failure, there was a 50 percent reduction in the ATP energy supplied by the CK reaction. "The failing hearts have an energy supply deficit," says Bottomley. "The...

Rat whisking may provide insight into debilitating eye disorder

...e. However, certain chemicals that interfere with normal communication between nerve cells can cause uninte...e need to understand how a system works when it is normal in order to understand what goes wrong when it is broken," he said....

New treatment rivals chemotherapy for lymphoma, U-M study finds

...aps these malignant cells with minimal exposure to normal tissues. With the Bexxar therapeutic regimen, a patient receives an injected test dose of radioactive Bexxar to determine how that patient's body processes the tagged antibody. Nuclear medicine scans are used to assess how quickly Bexxar reaches the ...

Cell phone users drive like old folks

...es 18 to 25, with average age 20). All of them had normal vision and a valid driver's license. Preliminary t... brakes, it takes them longer to get back into the normal flow of traffic," Strayer says. "The net result is they are impeding the overall flow of traffic." ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (first issue)

...il on altitude-induced pulmonary gas exchange in 6 normal subjects. The 6 men, along with 6 normal control subjects who received placebo, were exposed for 6 days to the physiologic effects of an alti...

Cardiac imaging is underused in women to diagnose disease

...ains or other symptoms that suggest CHD but have a normal resting ECG should be referred for exercise treadmill testing if they are capable of exercise, Mieres said. For women with abnormal resting ECG, or women who are unable to exercise, the referral should be for SPECT imaging or stress echocardiograph...

New way to block pox shows promise in lab study

...rgeted to the unchanging chemical pathways used in normal cell processes and co-opted by viruses, the invest...e used for lengthy periods because it would target normal and necessary cell functions. In acute infections, however, where short-term therapy could contain t...

Obesity and weight gain associated with poorer breast cancer survival

...to their weight in kilograms to classify women as normal weight (BMI of 18.5 to 24.9), overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9), or obese (a BMI above 30). Researchers also computed change in weight before and after diagnosis and classified women as losing weight, maintaining weight, gaining a modest amount of weigh...

New non-hormonal hot flash treatment set for clinical trial

...eorize that doses higher than can be achieved in a normal diet of certain amino acids will reduce hot flash activity. Amino acid therapy appears to act on the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that regulates temperature. Thomas Guttuso, Jr., M.D., UB assistant professor of neurology and principal invest...

Women want annual pap smears

... years in women over age 30 with more than 3 prior normal test results and that most elderly women can cease screening. But are woman willing to forego their annual test? In a study published in the current issue of The American Journal of Medicine researchers at the VA Outcomes Group (White River Junction,...

Monkey 'pay-per-view' study could aid understanding of autism

... how social motivation for looking is processed in normal individuals. And, it's a model that we can use to explore the neurophysiological mechanisms of those motivations in a way we can't do in humans. For example, we can use drugs that affect specific neural processes to explore whether we can mimic some ...

Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity

...ived and worked in Rochester, and went about their normal routines during the study period. Only two things ...escribed. Participants were told to go about their normal work, recreation, rest and romance routines. Says James Levine, M.D., the Mayo Clinic endocrinologi...

First US kidney cancer vaccine trial underway at Columbia

...effects by not targeting and unnecessarily killing normal cells. Trovax has shown promise in similar trials conducted in Europe in colon cancer. About Trovax Trovax belongs to a class of medicines called a vaccine. Trovax consists of a virus that has been changed so that it is no longer infectious and ca...

Thinking of prepositions turns brain 'on' in different ways

...nd toward a glass of water. Previous research with normal brains identifies this area as important also in the knowledge and meaning of prepositions. The patients with damage to the supramarginal gyrus did not score high on the tasks that evaluated their knowledge of prepositions that dealt with sp...

Vaccinating school children and high risk groups is best strategy for slowing flu transmission

...on. This strategy not only would be effective for normal yearly flu outbreaks, but also for years of pandemic influenza when supplies of vaccine are more limited. The Emory researchers cite several field studies by other research groups showing that mass vaccination of children can be effective in reducin...

Generation gap found in chronic pain

...it today, or because they feel that pain is just a normal part of getting older," says Green, an associate professor of anesthesiology at the U-M Medical School and attending physician at the U-M Center for Interventional Pain Medicine. "But younger people, who may be dealing with job and family stress in a...

Vaginal hysterectomy leads to better outcomes than abdominal surgery

...with vaginal hysterectomies also returned to their normal activities quicker than those who had the abdomina...ctomies are usually performed when the uterus is a normal size. Abdominal hysterectomies, where the uterus is removed through an abdominal opening, has tradit...

Routine use of nose-to-stomach tube slows recovery from abdominal surgery

...minal surgery, once thought to speed the return of normal intestinal functions, actually slows recovery, according to a new review of research. 1 The systematic review of evidence also shows that the practice may increase the risk of some postoperative complications. Cessation of bowel activity is one of ...

Sildenafil effectively treats enlarged hearts, mouse study shows

...ent with sildenafil, their levels returned back to normal levels. Funding for this study, which took three years to complete, was provided entirely by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Heart Association, Peter Belfer Laboratory Foundation, American Physiological Society, and the Bernard Fa...

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