Tag: "progression" at medical news
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...atment to lower intraocular pressure may delay the progression
of visual field deficits in some patients, a long-term health benefit of early recognition and treatment of glaucoma in preventing severe vision loss and disability in asymptomatic patients was not found. Thus, the new statement represents no change ...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...identify those changes, we may be able to stop the progression
before the heart becomes dysfunctional." Dr. Kapuku recently received a four-year Scientific Development Grant from the American Heart Association to look for the first time at the impact of mental stress on filling the left ventricle in hearts of yo...
Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival
...ion may seem to be a viable strategy in minimizing progression
of hepatitis C post-transplant, the authors found ...onclude that while donor age did not influence the progression
of recurrent hepatitis C, the absence of steroids and azathioprine did play a role and maintain that...
Patient with drug-resistant form of HIV identified
... metamfetamine. His infection with HIV resulted in progression
to symptomatic AIDS in 4-20 months. Martin Markowi... its susceptibility to antiretroviral drugs. Rapid progression
to AIDS after infection with HIV-1 has been previously described, as has the transmission of multidr...
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
...ral public and, since women's symptoms and disease progression
trends differ from men's, primary care physicians ...men are different Nevertheless, the presentation, progression
and outcomes of CVD in women do differ from those in men. As a result, it is important that medical...
PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill
... second). The patient gradually sits up to aid its progression
down the esophagus, while the photographs are transmitted to a recording device and then viewed on a computer screen. The single-use capsule is passed naturally in less than 24 hours. "The main use of the PillCam ESO right now is to find pre-cancerou...
Teenage highs and lows
...perimental use, (2) initiation of regular use, (3) progression
to regular use, (4) failure to discontinue experimental use, and (5) failure to discontinue regular use. Dr van den Bree said: "We found assessment of use of other substances and peer substance use, school, and delinquency factors to be key to identi...
Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
...tion can alter behavior in ways that would promote progression
to dependence," he said. "This study can not dist...inking represents a key component in promoting the progression
to alcohol dependence. Further, it would more strongly link the behavioral dysfunction caused by bi...
Study finds direct association between cardiovascular disease and periodontal bacteria
...me group in less than three years, to evaluate the progression
of atherosclerosis (heart disease). They measured both diseased and healthy sites for the presence of 11 oral bacteria--four widely regarded to be involved in causing periodontal disease, and the other seven serving as controls. Then, for evaluation ...
Tumor-targeted immune cells cure prostate cancer in mice without causing systemic immune suppression
...The immunosuppressive effect of TGF-beta in cancer progression
is well established. After inserting a mutated form of the TGF-beta receptor into CD8+ T cells, Lee and associates transplanted the tumor-specific immune cells into mice that had been given a particularly aggressive form of prostate cancer, called T...
Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit
...erosis. The majority of events were the result of progression
of disease in areas of the heart remote from the site of injection. Previous Clinical Data Physicians who participated in the Phase I study published previous reports stating that the results demonstrated the safety of VEGF-2 and citing significant...
Student identifies electrical changes preceding heart failure
...n either reverse or, at the very least, hinder the progression
of the vicious cycle of events that ultimately leads to death." During heart failure, the pumping action of the heart becomes inadequate, resulting in a back pressure of blood along with congestion of the lungs and liver. Nearly 5 million Americans ...
Researchers discover link between insulin and Alzheimer's
...for the survival of brain cells, contribute to the progression
of Alzheimer's," says senior author Suzanne M. de ...d hypothalamus all areas that are affected by the progression
of Alzheimer's. Conversely, in the cerebellum, which is generally not affected by Alzheimer's, scien...
Curious female rats survive tumors longer
...rats developed these tumors. Cavigelli says,"Tumor progression
is a lengthy process and, therefore, may be particularly prone to subtle effects of personality on disease resilience." The rats were tested in infancy and as adults to see how curious or cautious they were by placing them in a "playground" filled wi...
New trials for counseling caregivers and patients with Alzheimer's begin
...bility to cope together with the diagnosis and the progression
of the disease. Dr. Mittelman says, "People have traditionally been treated separately, with the spouse in one room and the person with Alzheimer's in another, but they have to go home and live together afterwards, so we're trying to help them do tha...
The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee
...OA, as well as the effect of such tears on disease progression
and pain. Their findings, published in the March ... changes, the role of ACL reconstruction to reduce progression
of knee OA has not been addressed."...
Brain tumor with dismal prognosis in infants can be cured in older children
...ee of severe treatment side effects, recurrence or progression
of cancer, or death from treatment side effects or the cancer itself. The study also demonstrated that older children who experienced relapse of ATRT could be saved using ICE chemotherapy (ifosfamide, carboplatin- and etoposide). Other authors of the...
Physical activity linked to protection from Parkinson's disease
...s the possibility that physical activity slows the progression
of Parkinson's." The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke and the Kinetics Foundation....
Radiologists offer non-surgical treatment for early-stage liver cancer
...f patients, but organ supply is limited, and tumor progression
during the prolonged waiting period results in a high dropout rate. Consequently, RF ablation has emerged as an alternative treatment for inoperable liver cancer and may also be useful as a bridge to liver transplantation. RF ablation is a minimally ...
Penn joins major NCI research initiative to advance breast cancer therapies
...s for understanding the mechanisms of breast tumor progression
and metastasis. To accomplish this, Penn researche...iving animals from their origins to their eventual progression
to distant metastasis and recurrence. The technology will also be used to assess tumor response to t...
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