Tag: "syndrome" at medical news
Researchers to design intervention for work-related injury
... the United States, WMSDs, including carpal tunnel syndrome
and tendonitis, cost employers $20 billion per yea...ically, they found that work-related carpal tunnel syndrome
develops through mechanisms that include injury, inflammation, fibrosis and subsequent nerve compres...
Targeted antiviral prophylaxis of flu case contacts could successfully contain pandemic influenza
...lly contain the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS), influenza has a much shorter incubation period (1.9 days as opposed to 6.4 days), and has a much broader range of clinical illness, from asymptomatic to primary pneumonia. Thus the surveillance and containment strategy is unlikely to work in...
Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: March 2004
...timated 24% of adults in the US have the metabolic syndrome
that often precedes Type 2 diabetes and cardiovasc...00 subjects in the Framingham Study. The metabolic syndrome
is a clustering of risk factors that include abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia (abnormal blood lipids)...
Cedars-Sinai March medical tipsheet
..., scientists have known that insulin resistance a syndrome
where the body does not respond as well as it should to insulin is linked to the development of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome. In fact, one in four adult Americans has insulin resistance, with M...
Study documents incidence of and risk factors for dry eye in older persons
...chives journals. According to the article, dry eye syndrome
is a common source of discomfort among the elderly population, has been associated with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, and can affect quality of life. Scot E. Moss, M.A., of the University of Wisconsin Madison, and colleagues ...
Why don't heart patients take their medicine? Study finds forgetfulness at the top of the list
... journal Circulation. It found that acute coronary syndrome
patients who took one drug from all four of the "Fab Four" categories had a 90 percent lower risk of dying in the six months after hospitalization than those patients who took none of the drugs. At the ACC meeting, U-M researchers will present result...
Implanted defibrillators not covered for half of patients who could benefit, study finds
...atients who were treated at U-M for acute coronary syndrome
in the three years before ICDs received FDA approval for low ejection fraction heart failure patients with a history of myocardial infarction, also called heart attack. That approval was based largely on the results of MADIT-II, a national study publ...
Study: National medical privacy law makes health research harder, more expensive
...-M hospital after being treated for acute coronary syndrome
either a heart attack or unstable angina episode. They obtained the list of patients retrospectively, by looking at the discharge diagnosis for each patient. This is allowed under HIPAA as part of preparation for a research study. Between Sept. 1,...
SARS without pneumonia could be common in outbreak areas
... THE LANCET suggests that severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS) without pneumonia could be common among populations affected by SARS outbreaks. SARS has now affected 30 countries in five continents, with more than 8400 cases and more than 910 deaths. A novel virus, the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), is kn...
Worrying rise in use of antidepressants in children
...icensed for children. The occurrence of depressive syndrome
and obsessive compulsive disorder in children must be determined, along with their therapeutic needs. Appropriate, independently funded studies should also be planned to guarantee effective and safe evidence based therapeutic approaches for children,...
Evidence for shaken baby syndrome is uncertain
...certain eye injuries are diagnostic of shaken baby syndrome
is scientifically questionable and needs to be re-... argue researchers in this week's BMJ. Shaken baby syndrome
is a term used to describe the consequences of the forceful shaking of infants. It is usually recogn...
Researchers say criterion for diagnosing child abuse based on faulty evidence
...ar retinal folds in diagnosed cases of shaken baby syndrome
and jumped to conclusions," said Lantz. In the cas...d injury are considered diagnostic for shaken baby syndrome
and cannot be from anything else. When physicians read that, they may stop investigating other poten...
Surgery cuts cardiac arrests among those with rare heart disorder
...people with a heart rhythm disorder called long QT syndrome
(LQTS), researchers reported in today's rapid acce...iology at the University of Pavia in Italy.Long QT syndrome
is a disorder of the heart's electrical system. It can be inherited or acquired. The syndrome
Brain activity, including memory-processing, changes in Tourette syndrome
.... The researchers also found that giving Tourette syndrome
patients the drug levodopa, which is used to treat... abnormal brain activation in people with Tourette syndrome
that is corrected when they are given a dopamine-type medicine." The study is published online and ...
Home-based program effective in treating minor depression in chronically ill older adults
...nor depression and dysthymia (a chronic depressive syndrome
persisting for at least 2 years), the Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS), with usual care in medically ill, low-income, mostly homebound older adults. The study included 138 participants (51.4 percent with minor depress...
Low-dose transdermal estrogen viable short-term treatment for menopausal women
...e, particularly after the onset of menopause. The syndrome
is associated with an increased risk for heart dis...of type 2 diabetes. "When women with the metabolic syndrome
require HT for the relief of their vasomotor symptoms, transdermal E2 can provide the additional ben...
Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: May 2004
...dex was associated with a higher risk of metabolic syndrome
in the same population. The glycemic index cha...erol.) The researchers suggest that as metabolic syndrome
is an identifiable and potentially modifiable risk state for both diabetes and heart disease, people...
Parkinson's drug effective in treating restless leg syndrome
...f the American Academy of Neurology. Restless legs syndrome
(RLS), characterized by sensory and motor abnormalities of the limbs associated with an urge to move, affects five to 10 percent of the population. RLS can lead to severe sleep disruption and daytime fatigue, compromising one's ability to function no...
Researchers discover new clinical syndrome leading to severe osteoarthritis
...lifornia, San Diego have discovered a new clinical syndrome
which they have named hereditary chondrolysis, a rare disabling disease in which the cartilage debonds from bone, leading to severe generalized osteoarthritis. The findings, presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society in ...
Enzyme prevents lung damage in premature infants
...lation, these factors lead to respiratory distress syndrome
and chronic lung disease. Currently, there is no good treatment to stop the cascade of injury in which inflammation meant to heal becomes a biochemical attack on the body's own tissue. Steroids can alleviate the inflammation, but the drugs c...
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