Tag: "syndrome" at medical news
Another US airport travel hazard dirty hands
...l infectious disease like severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS) or a gastrointestinal illness on a cruise ship to get people to follow Mom's advice to "wash your hands after using the bathroom?" Apparently, it may. Results of a new survey announced today at the 43rd Annual Interscience Conference of Anti...
ASHRAE studies impact of IAQ on classroom performance
...hile allergy, asthma and symptoms of sick building syndrome
contribute to longer absences. Absenteeism clearly affects school performance. Appropriate classroom design and operation can reduce symptom severity and incidence of complaints among children, according to published data. "Improving classroom ventil...
Chronic fatigue syndrome is rare in children
...es of the numbers of children with chronic fatigue syndrome
or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) in the UK. Estimates vary from none at all to an epidemic that threatens our schools. But researchers in this week's BMJ suggest that contrary to the more alarmist predictions, CFS/ME is not very common in childr...
Panel of leading neurologists pronounce best treatment for Guillain-Barr Syndrome
...h this and other treatment recommendations for the syndrome
in the September 23 issue of Neurology, www.neurology.org . "The bottom line here is that IVIg, or immunoglobulin infusion, is the preferred treatment for Guillain-Barr, depending on availability," says Eelco Wijdicks, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurolog...
Guideline: Early treatment for Guillain-Barr syndrome may speed recovery
ST. PAUL, MN Treating Guillain-Barr syndrome
early may speed up the recovery time, according to...eks after the first symptoms appear. Guillain-Barr syndrome
(GBS) causes rapid onset of weakness and often paralysis of the legs, arms, face and breathing muscl...
NIH awards $51 million to fight autoimmune diseases
...type 1 diabetes, severe lupus nephritis, Sjogren's syndrome
and multiple sclerosis. Those suffering with autoimmune diseases often endure loss of function, disability, hospitalizations, outpatient visits, decreased productivity and impaired quality of life. The ACE expansion will enable a wider range of auto...
Unrestricted metabolic research grant awarded to Beth Israel Deaconess
...ce, and to obesity's role in causing the metabolic syndrome
(characterized by abdominal obesity, insulin-resistant diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension), will serve as supervisor and principal investigator of the grant. Dr. Flier is Chief Academic Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Georg...
Experts to discuss new advances in IBS therapy and its affect on IBS sufferers
...ointestinal(GI) tract. WHAT: Irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS) is one of the most common GI disorders in the United States, affectng over 58 million Americans. It is characterized by recurring symptoms of abdominal discomfort or pain, bloating, and an altered bowel habit, either constipation, diarrhea or ...
New scientific advances in gastroenterology presented at college's 68th annual meeting
...rom functional dyspepsia also have irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS). The second addresses the first detailed study of this disease among African Americans. Bone Density and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Two studies highlight the role bone density and osteoporosis play in IBD. Living Donor Liver Transp...
More than $34 Million in SPORE Grants
...ic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and myelodysplastic syndrome
(MDS).Monies from the five-year, $12.75 million SPORE grant, the first ever SPORE to be funded for leukemia, will examine the genetics, biology, and markers unique to leukemias so new targeted therapies may be developed. Specifically, the SPORE will ...
Causal relationship suggested between reflux and sleep apnea
...rway, a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
(OSAS). During sleep, a person with OSAS stops breathing, which causes them to wake up. In sleep centers, researchers record these sleep events (the number of times a person stops breathing and wakes up). "Patients with OSAS have substantial noctur...
Diet may play role in IBS and dyspepsia
...gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS) and dyspepsia. The preliminary findings suggest that both fructose and fat contribute to symptoms of IBS, a disorder affecting about 10 to 15 percent of the American population. The findings will be presented at the 68th Annual Scientific Mee...
Improving physical fitness, insulin sensitivity may help latino children at risk for type 2 diabetes
.... Overweight Latino children with the metabolic syndrome
were much less physically fit than kids with no metabolic syndrome
features-regardless of body composition or sensitivity to insulin. Researchers measured cardiovascul...
NIEHS issues additional awards to continue 9/11 follow up
...espiratory abnormalities and post-traumatic stress syndrome
in WTC-exposed populations such as firefighters, ironworkers and community residents. Scientists have also identified the symptoms and duration of the "World Trade Center Cough," and determined that most dust particles from the attacks were small ...
Gender differences in brain response to pain
...f its kind, focused on people with irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS), one of the nation's most common chronic med...isorders that affect mainly women. Irritable bowel syndrome
affects 15 to 20 percent of Americans and causes discomfort in the abdomen, along with diarrhea and/...
Mayo Clinic researchers discover genetic syndrome linked to inherited birth disorder
... Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a genetic syndrome
-- an inherited birth disorder characterized by le...G/journal ). Symptoms Specific symptoms of this syndrome
may include slightly misshapen faces and unusually widely spaced eyes, eyebrows placed higher than u...
Updated data compares DOXIL (R)/CAELYX (TM) (doxorubicin HCl liposome injection) to Topotecan
...9 percent of those receiving topotecan. Hand-foot syndrome
(also known as palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia, or PPE), a skin reaction that usually occurs on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, was reported in 49 percent of DOXIL-treated patients and in one percent of topotecan-treated patients....
Sleep apnea, depression linked in Stanford study
... Ohayon said the link between treating sleep apnea syndrome
and the evolution of depressive disorders needs further investigation. He hopes physicians will consider the association between the disorders and depression when treating depressed patients. "Once people have their sleep apnea recognized, there is a...
Elementary signs of heart disease found in children
...a at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. The metabolic syndrome
is a clustering of the cardiovascular disease risk...evated insulin levels and excess body weight. The syndrome
puts a person at early risk for diabetes and coronary heart disease. "These were regular, normal ki...
One in eight N.C. schoolchildren display three or more heart risks
...atistics at the School of Public Health. Metabolic syndrome
consists of the heart disease risk factors high bl...tolerance, elevated insulin and excess weight. The syndrome
boosts the risk of diabetes as well as heart disease. "These were regular, normal kids, but we foun...
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