Tag: "syndrome" at medical news
NIH funds new brain imaging center at San Francisco VA Medical Center
...y, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Gulf War syndrome
and more, said Michael Weiner, MD, who will serve as the new center's director. "This is going to be the only high-field system in the world that is focused exclusively on neurodegenerative diseases," said Weiner, who is director of the Magnetic Res...
Satellite images predict hantaviral transmission risk
...e that causes the often fatal hantaviral pulmonary syndrome
(HPS) in humans. According to the researchers, satellite imaging detects the distinct environmental conditions that may serve as a refuge for the disease-carrying deer mice. Higher populations of infected deer mice increase the risk of HPS to humans....
Genetics of familial atrial fibrillation revealed, Science researchers report
...channel open, while a KCNQ1 mutation for long QT syndrome
does the opposite. Cardiac ion channels have diverse functional behaviors, which can lead to different types of cardiac disorders, Chen and Xu explained. Several small hereditary AF families and some individuals with isolated cases OF AF did not h...
HHS announces research plan to fight autoimmune diseases
...s familiar, such as autoimmune hepatitis, Sjgren's syndrome
and pemphigus. "The social and financial burdens imposed by these chronic, debilitating diseases include poor quality of life, high health care costs and substantial loss of productivity," said Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institu...
New digital tool unveiled to help business avoid SARS risks
...ause of the deadly virus severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS). And because public health officials think SARS is spread by close contact between people, executives are seeking new ways to conduct business, including increased use of the phone and tele-conferencing, Carnegie Mellon research...
Renal amyloidosis worsens the Familial Mediterranean Fever prognosis
..., 1 year from the time of kidney biopsy. Nephrotic syndrome
was observed in all 37 patients, high blood pressure in 6 patients and renal failure in 20 patients. 1 FMF, one of a number of chronic inflammatory diseases, is a recessive disorder characterised by acute attacks of fever and severe inflammation o...
Pediatric food allergies: What every parent should know
...food are not fatal. They include the oral allergy syndrome
whereby an allergic (immunologic) reaction to cert... allergies. This is referred to as an oral allergy syndrome
because it usually affects the mouth and throat. The other is known as pediatric gastrointestinal s...
Hygiene is most potent force in tackling deadly diseases
...g a mathematical model of severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS), the scientists examined how untreatable in...rtailing transmission of severe, acute respiratory syndrome
within a community and its hospital', by James Lloyd-Smith; Alison Galvani and Wayne Getz, Universit...
JCI table of contents, 1 August 2003
...ci.org/press/18698.pdf A new form of Griscelli syndrome
(GS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, with patients presenting partial albinism and either a ...
Nearly 3.2 million American women 50 and older suffer from debilitating dry eye syndrome
...nd the health care community more aware of dry eye syndrome
as an important health concern for women. It also ...n men age 50 and older have the disease), dry eye syndrome
is characterized by a decline in the quality or quantity of tears that normally bathe the eye to kee...
Meningococcal C vaccine could increase relapse for children with kidney disease
... report how a 30% increase in relapse of nephrotic syndrome
occurred after meningococcal C vaccination was introduced. There were 63 relapses during the 12 months before vaccination, and 96 during the equivalent period postvaccination. The investigators propose that the conjugated vaccine influences processe...
Munchausen syndrome by proxy should be considered for unexplainable medical conditions
...r medical professionals should consider Munchausen syndrome
by proxy if a child has unusual ocular abnormaliti... Association. In this particular case, Munchausen syndrome
by proxy is a form of child abuse. The symptoms of a disease are fabricated or induced by the caregi...
Diagnosing chronic fatigue? Check for sinusitis
...ed by a mental or physical illness, suggesting the syndrome
of unexplained fatigue is more closely associated ...n Chester's study met criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome
(CFS), a severe form of unexplained chronic fatigue associated with body pains and other symptoms. ...
Did rats spread SARS in Amoy Gardens?
...ble for the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS) outbreak in Hong Kong's Amoy Gardens apartment block where over 300 people were infected with the SARS virus earlier this year. Stephen Ng from Columbia University School of Public Health, New York, USA, questions how one person (the identifie...
St. Jude Medical announces publication of results of its ADOPT-A trial
...patients implanted with a pacemaker for sick sinus syndrome
or AV block (common pacing indications) will develop some sort of atrial arrhythmia within the first year of implant.* The ADOPT-A study was a multi-center, randomized, controlled, single-blind study designed to evaluate the use of the breakthrough A...
UCSD researchers identify chromosome location for 2nd form of Joubert syndrome
...lar vermis, and by a malformed brain stem, Joubert syndrome
affects individuals to varying degrees across the ...mild or moderate retardation. The type of Joubert syndrome
now traced to chromosome 11 also includes eye or kidney problems, in addition to the classical sympt...
Burning mouth syndrome
Burning mouth syndrome
(BMS), a painful disorder affecting mostly women, is a constant and aggravating source of discomfort for more than 1 million adults. Patients' experience a burning sensation in their mouth, palate, lips and tongue, as well as partial or complete loss...
Exercise and weight loss reduces excess insulin and lowers blood pressure in Syndrome X
...fectively metabolize carbohydrates and sugars. The syndrome
is often overlooked or underappreciated by clinici...r this year it was reported that the prevalence of syndrome
X is increasing in the US, with more than one out of five or 40 million -- adults having the syndro...
American Neurological Association 128th Annual Meeting
...pplication to disorders ranging from restless legs syndrome
to narcolepsy. Common Origins of Episodic Disorders --Remarkably, it appears that diseases such as epilepsy, migraine, periodic paralysis, and others, which all are episodic in nature, also share common causes--mutations in proteins that help conduc...
Manganese in intravenous nutrition a problem for patients needing intestine transplants
...t of manganese toxicity in patients with short gut syndrome
who require long-term TPN therapy. Therefore, it is not surprising that many of our new patients who have been on a standard TPN formula containing manganese have, over time, developed a host of neurological symptoms," Dr. Laughlin said. Symptoms of...
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