Tag: "pressure" at medical news
New study confirms importance of systolic blood pressure
...ontrolled blood pressureof all patients." Systolic pressure
measures the force blood exerts on the artery walls when theheart beats, and diastolic pressure
measures the force on the arteries betweenheartbeats. Hypertension is diagnosed when the systolic b...
New links found between an 'iron' gene mutation and increased risk for heart attack and stroke
...or stroke death. Women who smoked, had high blood pressure
andwere carriers of the mutated gene had nearly 19...ke death compared to non-smokers with normal blood pressure
level whowere not gene carriers, says to Mark Roest, M.Sc. of the Utrecht UniversityMedical School i...
HIV's deep pocket may reveal vulnerability
...een strains of HIV. If there is strongevolutionary pressure
for the virus to conserve the gp41 protein, Harrison said,then it might be reasonable to presume that it won't be a hotspot for drugresistance. To attack gp41, the team turned to Wiley's earlier research on the influenzavirus, which suggested how gp...
Yale Medical School to begin clinical trial for glaucoma medication
...treatments have been for one purpose, to lower the pressure
in theeye," Dr. Shields said. "We know that elevated pressure
is the main cause ofoptic nerve damage, which is what leads to the blindness." "We also have realize...
It's high time we registered all clinical trials say editors of Lancet and BMJ
...ot actual data? Horton and Smith conclude that the pressure
to register trials will only come when research ethics committees, medical research charities and drug and device manufacturers start to encourage trialists to register. Only then will the structure exist to "help to deliver high quality evidence to...
Researchers find elevated cholesterol is risk factor for preeclampsia
...tion in which a pregnant woman develops high blood pressure
and othermetabolic abnormalities. If not appropri...egnancy. While preexisting diabetes and high blood pressure
have been identified as riskfactors, standard treatments for those conditions have not been effectiv...
Mayo Clinic study is first to scientifically document that bed partners lose an hour of sleep per night due to snoring spouse
...use sudden drops in blood oxygenlevels raise blood pressure
and strain the cardiovascular system. In addition,the repeated awakenings associated with sleep apnea make normal, restorativesleep impossible -- for patients and their bed partners. One study reports habitual snoring in 44 percent of men and 28 perc...
Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at
National Acoustics meeting
...s of vibration of atapped drum lid increase as the pressure
inside the drum increases (2pEA4). Dipen Sinha of Los Alamos ( email@example.com ) will describe several noninvasivetechniques for characterizing the fluid contents inside sealed containers whichmight be too dangerous to be opened (3aPA2). -- Preserv...
Decreased pain perception may help to identify hypertension risk
...e at greatest risk for clinicallysignificant blood pressure
elevations." The research was supported by the American Heart Association's National Centerand the Ohio-West Virginia Affiliate....
Wake Forest to coordinate huge national study to prevent cardiovascular disease in diabetes
... sugar, as well as aggressivecontrol of high blood pressure
and high cholesterol levels. Each patient will bef... eachother. And intensive control of blood pressure
and of elevated levels oflow-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol will be compared with conventiona...
Protein Power: 'Salt cloud' concept shows promise for developing new drugs and foods faster, at lower cost
...andpatented by Genentech, for choosing the optimal pressure
for the filtrationprocess. Previously, Zydney says, "People had tended to use the highest possiblepressure, to increase the flow rate and boost their yield. Then, Genentechengineers discovered that optimal results could actually be achieved at lowerp...
Each hour while they sleep, more than 26% of all Europeans stop breathing at least five times during ten seconds
...ritish doctor and his colleagues measured theblood pressure
of 37 patients suffering from sleep apnea over 24 hours. They reached the conclusion that blood pressure
among individuals who stopbreathing over ten times an hour is systematically greater than that of ac...
Duke team seeks novel vaccine strategy for HIV
... to produce an immune response that constantlyputs pressure
on the virus and never lets it gain strength," Montefiori said. In order for an antibody to kill, or neutralize a virus, it must first "latch"onto the invader. What makes HIV such a formidable foe for researchers is thatsince it is constantly ...
Improving burn diagnosis and insights into perfect pitch at acoustics press conference
...vibration of a tapped drum lid increase as the pressure
inside the drum increases. He will present experimental evidence and plans to incorporate this system in a simple handheld device. ELEMENTS OF SUB SAHARAN AFRICAN MUSIC IN JAZZ Ted McDaniel Ohio State (614-292-4657, McDani...
Home blood pressure measurements are usually acceptable
(Reliability of patients measuring blood pressure
at home: prospective observational study) Asking patients to measure their blood pressure
at home avoids the problem of "white coat hypertension" where blood pressure
rises in the presence o...
A growth factor reverses nerve damage in diabetic animals
...ons such as irregularities in the control of blood pressure
and bouts of diarrhea or constipation. Nerve cells and their branch-like extensions called axons are vulnerable to abnormally high levels of glucose in the bloodstream that occur during diabetes. In the sympathetic nervous system, the outermost tips ...
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists releases latest findings at Annual Meeting
...ings follow: Half of the physicians polled feel pressure
to prescribe products patients have seen advertised On average, six patients per week ask doctors questions about a specific drug and 36% of the time they prescribe the product in question 77% of physicians linked patient requests to TV advertisin...
Pets can tame high blood pressure
... pet nearby experienced half the increase in blood pressure
under stress as those who did not own a pet, says ...vity to stress -- measured by heart rate and blood pressure
responses to mental and physical stress. We've shown over and over that it's beneficial to be with ...
New gene therapy shows promise in improving success rate of leg bypass surgeries
...ifficult for the walls to withstand the tremendous pressure
from the blood that flows through them. In develo...hin-walled veins normally respond to the increased pressure
by producing a layer of cells that cause an abnormal thickening of the vein wall. In previous studi...
Gene variant increases heart disease risk, even when cholesterol is normal
...isease, even if their cholesterol levels and blood pressure
were normal. Overall, there were 104 coronary events among the study group. Because most of those events were angina (severe chest pain due to blockages), Scuteri says a separate analysis was done for heart attacks and deaths. The results were simi...
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