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Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
...: "We are facing a huge increase in the numbers of patients
with advanced liver fibrosis (scarring) and cirrhosis (end stage scarring of the liver). Currently, we have no effective treatment for liver cirrhosis which is associated with internal bleeding, liver failure and the development of primary liver canc...
First mouse model for multiple system atrophy points to new treatment targets for brain diseases
... -synuclein proteins in cells. In the clinic, many patients
with MSA present with symptoms similar to Parkinso... swallowing difficulties, and blurred vision. Most patients
develop dementia late in the course of the disease, which is usually diagnosed in people over 50. C...
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
This increased risk among patients
with OSA is even more striking because it comes wh...compared to the midnight to 6 a.m. period. But for patients
with obstructive sleep apnea, the peaks were reversed; more than twice as many cardiac deaths came d...
Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic
...sitory ischaemic attack. It is advisable, in those patients
who have suffered a cerebral embolic stroke, the origin of which is suspected and shown to have arisen from this cause, that this opening or foramen be closed,otherwise the risk of another, more serious, embolism increases. Although the treatment of ...
Risky surgery not always necessary to treat cervical disease
... surgically remove the infected tissue, which puts patients
at risk for reproductive consequences and does not ensure that all infected tissue has been eliminated. New methods such as chemoprevention and vaccines (used to treat and also prevent) now present possible cures without invasive means, thereby elim...
Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
...re-block that artery." Erickson is the first of 60 patients
to enroll in the clinical trial that will take pla...ross the country. Stanford is currently recruiting patients
for the study. Eligible participants who have crampy calf pain after walking, relieved by rest, will...
New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible
...ous Diseases. Another study, from Hong Kong, shows patients
in hospital bays near a SARS patient had a much higher infection rate than patients
in distant bays, consistent with the possibility of airborne SARS transmission, according to an arti...
Massive weight loss conference Dallas April 1-2
...e treatment of choice for the morbidly obese, many patients
are unaware that additional plastic surgery body contouring will likely be necessary to achieve their desired body shape. Body contouring following massive weight loss will be the focus of a conference sponsored by the American Society of Plastic S...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...oic acid (DHA) have been reported in the brains of patients
with Alzheimer's disease (AD), as has evidence for an AD protective effect of increased marine fish consumption, a main source of DHA. This week, Lim et al. test whether DHA has a direct effect on amyloid production in a mouse model of AD. The studie...
Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related
...ts that family physicians could better serve their patients
with symptoms related to hay fever, or allergic rh...ely to prescribe medications or suggest that their patients
use over-the-counter drugs to help control suspected allergy symptoms, said Sheryl Szeinbach, the st...
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
...uced risk of heart attacks, while inactive cardiac patients
who suddenly engage in vigorous activity may do so...utioned that results are often collected by asking patients
or survivors to compare normal activity with what they did immediately before the heart attack. Suc...
Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos
Contrary to conventional wisdom, patients
with chronic fatigue syndrome respond to placebos ...g's College London and colleagues, 19.6 percent of patients
with chronic fatigue syndrome improved after receiving inactive treatments, compared with a widely a...
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
...icance," Reid says. Earlier studies suggested that patients
with HIV had changes in periods of REM (rapid eye ...ibuting factor to sleep disturbances. Although HIV patients
taking antiretroviral therapy often describe insomnia as a side effect of the medication, the review...
UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
...d providing these drugs to legitimately help their patients
may be difficult for physicians who have been addicted to abusing these same pain killers," Domino said....
Definition of persistent vegetative state available from American Academy of Neurology
...e parameter about the assessment and management of patients
in the persistent vegetative state. This parameter...bout certain aspects of the care and management of patients
in the persistent vegetative state. It can be directly opened as a .pdf file: http://www.aan.com/ab...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...regarded as the first option for a larger group of patients
with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) than before. ...dure that can be safely and effectively applied to patients
with various types of coronary lesions and patients
with and without myocardial infarction. The ESC ...
African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women
...logy Group (GOG) in a clinical trial setting where patients
receive similar care, to determine if outcomes rem...study, the survival rates for 168 African-American patients
and 997 Caucasian patients
with Stage III, Stage IV or recurrent endometrial cancer were analyzed an...
Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development
... of effective therapeutics, the 2005 prognosis for patients
in the metastatic stages of the disease remains very poor with average survival ranging from six to 10 months. In addition to Robertson, the study team included: Arati Sharma, Nishit R. Trivedi, Melissa A. Zimmerman and Charles D. Smith, Department o...
New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
...d-alone computerised treatment for eating disorder patients
have been very successful and all patients
involved in the pilot made significant improvements. The CD-ROM proved to be particularly effective ...
Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all
...except for those with common skin cancers and most patients
diagnosed at an advanced stage. The researchers f...hyroid cancers. Short notes, "Today, most cancer patients
can be very hopeful for a good outcome and a continued ability to work. But survivors who experienc...
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