Tag: "prolonged" at medical news

LIFE-SAVER: World's largest cholesterol-lowering trial reveals massive benefits for high-risk patients

...ase throughout the study treatment period (so more prolonged therapy might be expected to produce even bigger benefits), and are additional to those of other treatments used to prevent heart attacks and strokes. This trial provides uniquely reliable evidence about the safety of this simvastatin regimen, with ...

Electrical brain stimulation reduces Parkinsons symptoms

... occurs because the body's response to levodopa is prolonged by the stimulation," Nutt said. "But we saw no evidence of this. Instead, we found that improvement is determined more by the decrease in the amount of disability patients experience when they are in their 'off' state when the drug is not working." ...

Garlic supplements can impede HIV medication

...d Infectious Diseases (NIAID). We saw a definite, prolonged interaction. The clear implication is that doctors and patients should be cautious about using garlic supplements during HIV therapy, she says. For the first three days of the study, nine healthy, HIV-negative volunteers received doses of saquinavi...

Vibrating computer games should carry health warnings

...Hand-arm vibration syndrome may be associated with prolonged use of vibrating computer games BMJ Volume 324, p ...l of the hand-arm vibration syndrome caused by the prolonged use of industrial tools, such as gas powered chain saws and pneumatic tools, say the authors. This s...

Air pollution may trigger asthma in young athletes

...els are expected to be high, children should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. Air quality forecasts can be found in newspapers, and on days when unhealthy air quality is predicted, state agencies send alerts to schools. If ozone is causing asthma then, ultimately, the solution is to reduce the levels of ozon...

Energy balance, not exercise, key to athletic menstrual disturbance

... in some long distance runners who have gone for a prolonged time period without having normal menstrual cycles can be very low." In studies done with monkeys, which show menstrual cyclicity much like women, researchers showed that low energy availability associated with strenuous exercise training plays an ...

Enrol for successful weight loss

... support programmes are key factors in successful, prolonged weight management. The Xenical programmes are based on this principal, and have proved to increase weight loss, increase compliance and increase patient satisfaction," Paul Brown, Global Director Xenical, at Roche Pharmaceuticals said....

Cancer patients emotional needs often undetected by oncologists

...nxiety does not increase and consultations are not prolonged when doctors respond to patient cues. This may help assure doctors that placing increased focus on emotional issues doesnt harm patients or make clinic times unmanageable....

Three-month antibiotic treatment reduces risk of future heart attack

DALLAS, March 12 An antibiotic prolonged life and reduced risk of future heart attacks in people hospitalized for heart attack or unstable angina, according to a report in todays rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The antibiotic clarithromycin sign...

Clue to women's greater knee injury risk in basketball, soccer, volleyball

...juries in young athletes often require surgery and prolonged rehabilitation. The ACL is one of one of two ligaments that cross within the knee joint to prevent the leg bone (tibia) and thigh bone (femur) from slipping forward or backward out of the joint. Although ACL injuries are more than 70 percent sports-r...

Outsmarting cancer - new results from novel enzyme inhibitors

...further six the disease had been stabilised over a prolonged period. Trials are now planned combining R115777 with chemotherapy or hormone therapy, as laboratory studies indicate that the new drug acts synergistically with conventional treatments to boost their effectiveness. R115777 is one of a novel drug cla...

Study finds direct link between computer use and vision problems in children

...sk on the computer for hours with few breaks. This prolonged activity with few breaks can cause eye focusing and eye strain problems. Among childrens CVS symptoms are headaches, eye fatigue and soreness and blurry vision. Children are very adaptable. They are likely to ignore eye and visual problems that wo...

Medicine implants drastically reduce stroke complications

...pture. A major complication of SAH is vasospasm, a prolonged contraction of the artery walls. Vasospasm is a major cause of death and disability because it can reduce blood flow enough to kill brain tissue, says Hidetoshi Kasuya, M.D., lead author of the study and a senior lecturer in the department of neuros...

Medical microspheres provide precision-release drug delivery

...compounds for the precise delivery of drugs over a prolonged period is finally within reach. At the University of Illinois, professor of electrical and computer engineering Kyekyoon (Kevin) Kim, professor of chemical engineering Daniel Pack, and graduate student Cory Berkland have developed a method for making...

Ten percent fatigue at work within one year

... than ten percent of healthy employees suffer from prolonged fatigue within one year. Important causes of this ...rom colleagues increased the risk for the onset of prolonged fatigue by a factor 1.5 to 2. In addition to this it was found that for men, a high emotional demand...

No association between ageing gametes and birth defects

...r many years, the ageing of gametes as a result of prolonged retention in the female reproductive tract before fertilisation has been circumstantially associated with major birth defects. Joe Leigh Simpson and colleagues from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA, studied over 1000 pregnant women from Chile...

New radioimmunotherapy drug proves highly effective for killing off B cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma

...e effects, says Dr. Witzig. Theres no hair loss or prolonged fatigue, nausea or vomiting. The most significant side effect is a temporary decrease in the blood count. Dr. Witzig and Gregory Wiseman, M.D., a Mayo Clinic nuclear medicine specialist, led the phase III research study. This study was one of several...

Mayo Clinic researchers find useful test for identifying patients

...iduals should get an electrocardiogram because the prolonged QT interval is often detected by the test. Patients with long QT syndrome can lead normal lives with some restrictions. Those restrictions include: no swimming without a buddy, no competitive sports and taking medication daily. The study looked at 3...

Impaired sodium excretion after stress contributes to hypertension in blacks

... that keeps blood pressure and volume elevated for prolonged periods and puts them at risk for hypertension, researchers said. One third of the 118 black males and females age 15 to 18 in the Medical College of Georgia study had an impaired ability to eliminate sodium in their urine hours after the stress subs...

Experts recommend increased funding, focus on resuscitation science

...t appears that the heart is not damaged during the prolonged ischemic state, nor does the cardiac rhythm deteriorate. Other research priorities cited by the authors include improved understanding of existing and proposed therapies for cardiac arrest, investigating the therapeutic potential of hypothermia (cool...

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