Tag: "syndrome" at medical news
Repetitive work tasks linked to bone damage
...re surprised by how early it began. "Carpal tunnel syndrome
usually takes a long time to develop, yet we started seeing evidence of tissue damage within 3-6 weeks. This finding suggests that we may be able to intervene earlier in the development of the disorder and prevent further, more severe damage," said B...
Women treated more aggressively for hypertension, yet results similar to men
...ts who came to the hospital with an acute coronary syndrome
(ACS), which occurs when a patient arrives at the hospital with chest pain and physicians must determine whether or not the symptoms are due to unstable angina or signal a real heart attack. "Hypertension afflicts more than one billion worldwide and ...
Antiplatelet drug found to reduce risk of recurrent heart attacks and stroke is cost-effective
...million Americans each year develop acute coronary syndrome
(ACS), which is defined as unstable angina (chest pain) and non Q-wave myocardial infarction (mild heart attack). There are more than 1.4 million hospitalizations for ACS each year. The AHA estimates the cost of cardiovascular disease and stroke in t...
UCF clinic diagnoses rare Foreign Accent Syndrome
...and other cases, including Roberts's, suggests the syndrome
is associated with damage to the left hemisphere o...s said she wants people to know about this strange syndrome
that can result from a stroke and hopes she can spare others the same alienation and misunderstandin...
Nitric oxide can prevent lung disease and death for premature infants
...in premature infants who have respiratory distress syndrome
(RDS), report researchers from the University of Chicago in the Nov. 27, 2003, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Nitric oxide also can cut the risk of severe bleeding into the brain and loss of brain tissue devastating complications of...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2003 (first issue)
...ants who died 3 weeks later of sudden infant death syndrome
(SIDS) were characterized during their sleep test by incomplete arousal processes. Investigators from Belgium compared the arousal processes of 16 infants monitored some weeks before they died of SIDS and compared them with 16 normal control infants...
Its never too late to start exercising and losing weight , Joslin study shows
...n resistance syndrome, syndrome-X or the metabolic syndrome
years before they develop type 2 diabetes, Dr. Hamdy explained. Metabolic syndrome
is seen in 23.7 percent of all adult Americans above age 20 and in approximately 40 percent of those...
Animal model shows early promise for SARS vaccine
...nt of a human vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS). A genetically engineered vaccine was found to be effective in triggering an immune reaction among six rhesus macaques. A new form of coronavirus (SARS-CoV) was identified as the causal agent of SARS earlier this year. Andrea Gambotto from the...
JCI Table of Contents
...n the attack in autoimmunity The antiphospholipid syndrome
is characterized by fetal loss, thrombosis, and th...lement inhibitors in treating the antiphospholipid syndrome
and other autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. TITLE: Complement C5a receptors and ne...
Study suggests that inflammation may play a role in developing high blood pressure
...ory markers like C-reactive protein, the metabolic syndrome
and cardiovascular and arterial disease.(JAMA. 2003;290:3000-3002. Available post-embargo at jama.com )...
Joslin announces first international affiliate in Bahrain
...l of 250 mg/dl or higher have polycystic ovary syndrome
have a history of vascular disease Diabetes-related Costs Because it is a chronic disease, diabetes management can have an emotional and economic toll on people with diabetes, their families and their health systems. Emotional Diabetes is a compl...
Metabolic syndrome strongly linked to heart attack and stroke
DALLAS, Dec. 16 Four hallmarks of the metabolic syndrome
high blood pressure, high blood triglycerides, lo...hers said. Many studies have linked the metabolic syndrome
to an increased risk of heart attack and/or stroke. A fifth hallmark of the syndrome
is obesity. ...
Young adult fitness protects heart health in middle age
...sk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome
as those who were highly fit. Moreover the risk i...he study from developing diabetes or the metabolic syndrome
later in life. "The key point from this study is that the development of risk factors for heart di...
Poor fitness in young adults associated with eventual development of cardiovascular problems
... develop diabetes, hypertension, and the metabolic syndrome
than participants with high fitness (at or above 60th percentile)," the authors write. "Improved fitness over 7 years was associated with a reduced risk of developing diabetes and the metabolic syndrome, but the strength and significance of these ass...
Fitness in young adulthood protects heart health in middle age
...sk for high blood pressure, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
as those who were highly fit. Risk increased directly as fitness level dropped. Weight gain was inversely related to fitness over the course of the study. Those who were obese tended to be less fit: Of those who were obese, 68 percent had low fitness...
Use of rubella vaccine is growing worldwide, but more work remains
...article, is in surveillance for congenital rubella syndrome
(CRS) among newborns and infants up to 11 months of age. When a woman is infected with rubella during the first trimester of pregnancy, the infection can be transmitted to the developing fetus and can result in fetal death or the birth of an infant w...
Down syndrome study reveals possible method for detecting initial stages of Alzheimers
...ngitudinal brain imaging study of adults with Down syndrome
may have found a way to detect Alzheimer's disease... in. In the study, brain scans of adults with Down syndrome
showed increased metabolic activity in the temporal cortex the same region of the brain where Alzhe...
Tip sheet for the December 23, 2003 Neurology journal
... from AAN media relations staff. People with Down syndrome
may shed light into what causes dementia Adults with Down syndrome
are at increased risk for dementia and provide an opportunity for researchers to study patterns of b...
Potential genetic links discovered between metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
...se Control and Prevention estimates that metabolic syndrome
affects 47 million Americans. Previous research has shown that the symptoms of metabolic syndrome
are common among family members, yet a definitive genetic link has never been proven. In a new stud...
Study expands understanding of alcoholic memory disorder
... the brains of five men with alcoholic Korsakoff's syndrome
to 20 men with Alzheimer's disease and 36 healthy ... and radiological similarities between Korsakoff's syndrome
and Alzheimer's disease may help with the detection of each," said study author Edith V. Sullivan, P...
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