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American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2004 (second issue)
...nts with muscle weakness. (In COPD, patients have persistent
obstruction of the airways associated with either emphysema or chronic bronchitis, which has usually been caused by years of cigarette smoking.) The researchers studied 47 patients in 4 different groups, with 23 receiving testosterone, either with o...
UIC team develops new screening tool for pediatric bipolar disorder
...alternate between deep depression and abnormal and persistent
euphoria, or mania. In children, the disorder is associated with sexual promiscuity, failure in school, and suicide. The disorder is often misdiagnosed and treated unsuccessfully. For more information about the pediatric mood disorders clinic at UIC,...
Widely used breast cancer drug not linked to stroke
...eiving chemotherapy have more advanced disease-and persistent
cancer increases their likelihood of developing clots in their blood vessels-or if the chemotherapy itself accelerated atherosclerotic disease," says study senior author Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., professor of preventive medicine and AFLAC Chair in Can...
Sinusitis, bronchitis account for more than 30 million missed workdays each year
...egm or mucus 24 to 48 hours following the cough. A persistent
phlegm-producing cough that lasts more than three months may be chronic bronchitis. While viruses and colds usually run their course, bacterial infections, such as sinusitis and bronchitis, may require treatment with an antibiotic in order to get be...
Sleep disorders often indicate multiple health conditions
... isolate additional comorbidities that are causing persistent
impairment." Study results also showed a high degree of attention deficit in non-OSA patients with insomnia or a lack of deep, restorative sleep. Test results indicated that 28 patients suffered from neuromuscular disorders and mood and anxiet...
Marijuana-like compounds may aid array of debiliating conditions ranging from Parkinson's to pain
...combination strategy could be a boon to those with persistent
pain conditions. Persistent pain is notoriously d...estimated 50 million Americans endure some type of persistent
pain that lasts for months, even years, including back pain, headaches, arthritis pain, and cancer p...
Combination therapy, not medication alone, most effective for treating children with OCD
...se severe discomfort. Obsessions are recurrent and persistent
thoughts, impulses, or images that are unwanted and cause marked anxiety or distress. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or rituals (such as hand washing, hoarding, checking something over and over) or mental acts (such as counting, repeating words...
Longterm immune memory cells cells do not develop during chronic viral infections
...controlled and eliminated, and the ability of some persistent
tumors to provide protection from a secondary tumo...roaches that provide antigen re-stimulation during persistent
infections may not allow the ability for memory T-cell proliferation. However, antiviral therapy or...
Study will assess effect of tomato oil on precancerous prostate changes
...behavior of prostate cancer, makes overtreatment a persistent
and serious concern," Gann said. To qualify for the lycopene HGPIN study, participants must be men age 40 and older; have had a biopsy indicating HGPIN without cancer within the last two years; be ambulatory, capable of self-care and able to perform...
HPV vaccine shown to 'substantially' reduce cervical cancer
...-up the vaccine was 100 percent effective against persistent
HPV16/18 infections. Significantly, the efficac...p, the vaccine proved 95 percent effective against persistent
HPV infection and 93 percent against cytologic abnormalities associated with HPV 16/18, and complete...
HPV vaccine shown effective at reducing cancer-causing infections
...avirus was 100 percent effective at preventing the persistent
infections that cause cervical cancer, researchers report in the Nov. 13 issue of the British journal, The Lancet . "This study provides objective evidence that this vaccine will work, it's going to save lives and will have a major impact on women'...
Encouraging results from vaccine trial to reduce cervical cancer
...ng HPV 16 and 18 in the prevention of incident and persistent
HPV infection, associated cervical abnormalities, ...ed), the vaccine was effective against 100% of the persistent
HPV 16/18 infections. Among the 1113 women in the study, when considering any woman who received at ...
Premature infants with lung disease may continue to need replacement substance to ease breathing
...ugh surfactant on their own. However, infants with persistent
lung disease may develop a condition called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), in which chronic respiratory distress makes it necessary for infants to breathe through a mechanical ventilator. BPD can cause long-term disability or death. In this ...
Top 10 toys for children with ADHD
...DHD is a neurological disorder that manifests as a persistent
pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development. Hyperactivity is seen less frequently as the patient ages; however, inattention ...
Researchers recommend vaccinating adolescents against whooping cough
...ted adults. Since the symptoms can be as mild as a persistent
cough, adults may not even realize that they are infected. The Global Pertussis Initiative (GPI), an international group of pertussis researchers, has formulated several recommendations to help control the disease. The goal set for North America i...
Chocolate ingredient could put a stop to persistent coughs and lead to new cough medicines
...an ingredient present in chocolate could help stop persistent
coughs. According to research published online in ...ocoa, is nearly a third more effective in stopping persistent
coughs when compared with codeine, currently considered the best cough medicine. Professor Peter Bar...
Chronic back pain shrinks 'thinking parts' of the brain, study finds
... definition, chronic pain is a state of continuous persistent
perception with associated negative affect and stress, one mechanistic explanation for the decreased gray matter is overuse atrophy caused by excitotoxic and inflammatory mechanisms," Apkarian said. The researchers hypothesize that atrophy of brain ...
FDA grants accelerated approval of TYSABRI, formerly antegren, for the treatment of MS
...nued therapy, are newly diagnosed with MS, or have persistent
active disease despite being on a current therapy will benefit from TYSABRI." Safety Common adverse events associated with TYSABRI include headache, fatigue, urinary tract infection, depression, lower respiratory tract infection, joint pain and abd...
November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...nicians' understanding of heredity could result in persistent
misconceptions and fears concerning familial risk. Health Care Seeking Among Urban Minority Adolescent Girls: The Crisis at Sexual Debut By M. Diane McKee, M.D., M.S., et al In-depth interviews revealed that urban adolescent black a...
Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States
...costeroid as the preferred therapy for people with persistent
asthma. Facilitating Parent/Child Discussions: Helpful Resource Available To help encourage the dialogue between parents and their child about asthma symptoms, Asthma Action America is offering a free asthma brochure featuring tips from Dr. Sea...
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