Tag: "syndrome" at medical news
SARS outbreak in Beijing spread rapidly, was controlled fairly quickly
...solution to the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS) in Beijing in early 2003, according to an article in the December 24/31 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Beijing, China, experienced the largest outbreak of SARS in the world with a total of 2,521 reported p...
Preliminary report suggests combination therapy may help treat SARS
...ve a role in treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS), according to an article in the December 24/31 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) . According to background information in the article, SARS is characterized by fever, lower respiratory tract symptoms, and abnor...
Cedars-Sinai researchers identify a gene that causes insulin resistance in Mexican Americans
..., 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...
Genomics research: New genetic 'hit list' may underlie susceptibility to sudden cardiac death
...cardiac disorder affecting young people -- long QT syndrome
-- which may kill as many as 3,000 teenagers and y...dings (Mayo Clin Proc. 2003;78:1479-1487). Long QT syndrome
results from a primary genetic glitch involving the heart's electrical system and can cause episodes...
One-shot addiction treatment shows promise
...s effectiveness for reducing the opioid withdrawal syndrome
and for reducing the effects of opioid challenge i...ising both for prevention of the opioid withdrawal syndrome
and for blockade of the opioid high from the hydromorphone challenge injections. No significant wit...
UCSD, Salk researchers define role of abnormal muscle, fat & liver in common metabolic disorder
...der affecting upwards of 60 million Americans, the syndrome
is not completely understood by scientists. Now, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School Medicine and the Salk Institute in La Jolla have identified specific tissue sites within the body where abnormal cells lead to Met...
Overweight Hispanic youth face increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome
...his colleagues studied the prevalence of metabolic syndrome
and its individual components in Hispanic youth. ...stand the role of insulin sensitivity on metabolic syndrome
and explored the relationships between the individual components of metabolic syndrome
and insulin s...
Many Latino children well on their way to diabetes, heart disease
...Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The metabolic syndrome
comprises numerous risk factors: high blood pressu...blood sugar levels, also called pre-diabetes). The syndrome
significantly increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Researchers s...
Major risk factors identified for sudden infant death syndrome
...sk of 'cot death' (sudden unexplained infant death syndrome
[SIDS]). Four large studies were set up to re-exam...tudies to give an overview of risk factors for the syndrome
in Europe. 745 SIDS cases and around 2400 controls were obtained from 20 European centres. Major fac...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for January 2004 (second issue)
...nsitivity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
(OSAS). Less obese patients improved after 2 days of treatment. The researchers studied insulin sensitivity in 40 OSAS patients who had a mean apnea-hypopnea index of 43 breathing pauses per hour. Insulin sensitivity readings were taken before, 2 ...
Emotion-regulating protein lacking in panic disorder
...sets in motion a debilitating psychological sequel syndrome
of agoraphobia, avoiding public places. Panic disorder runs in families and researchers have long suspected that it has a genetic component. The new finding, combined with evidence from recent animal studies, suggests that genes might increase risk ...
No adverse effects of aluminium in vaccines
... the site of vaccination and a chronic progressive syndrome
called macrophagic myofasciitis. However, replacing aluminium with another adjuvant would be a massive undertaking because all such vaccines would have to be tested in clinical trials and relicensed; besides, no obvious replacement is available. Afte...
Severe acute respiratory syndrome? Sometimes it's not severe
... of this novel illness, which emerged in 2003 as a syndrome
in which fever and mylagia progressed rapidly to pneumonia and respiratory distress, prompting its initial designation of SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome. One implication of the current study is that early detection of future SARS-associat...
Large-scale analysis of women with androgen excess: thorough treatment can reduce symptoms
...have an endocrine disorder called polycystic ovary syndrome
(PCOS), 4.47 percent had idiopathic or unexplained hirsutism, and 6.75 percent had elevated androgen levels and hirsutism but normal ovulation. Women with PCOS often have numerous small cysts on the periphery of the ovaries. Many are found to have in...
Metabolic syndrome may be an important link to stroke
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 6 Metabolic syndrome
the simultaneous occurrence of multiple cardiovas...t treating the risk-factor components of metabolic syndrome
might reduce stroke risk before the onset of Type 2 diabetes. "Before it becomes necessary to begin...
Chronic cough significantly impacts life quality in women
...nic cough is most often caused by a postnasal drip syndrome
from nose and sinus diseases, asthma, or gastroesophageal reflux disease," said Ms. French. "If a precise cause for a patient's cough can be found, specific therapies can be used to treat the source, which will greatly reduce the incidence of cough ...
Metabolic syndrome predicts heart risk in women with coronary artery disease, study finds
... Circulation . "Our study found that the metabolic syndrome
is a predictor of significant cardiovascular risk,...ally significant CAD at study entry, the metabolic syndrome
significantly increases the risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes similar in magnitude to the effe...
Metabolic syndrome, not BMI, predicts future cardiovascular risk in obese women, study finds
...myocardial ischemia, the presence of the metabolic syndrome
is highly prognostic of future cardiovascular risk...ears, in whom the presence or absence of metabolic syndrome
could be determined. All women were clinically referred for coronary angiography to evaluate suspect...
Panel of experts to host Fred Friendly seminar
... be done to bring insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome
to the forefront of the medical community? WHY: Controlling insulin resistance can have a significant impact on preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Major health organizations and the medical com...
High blood pressure in the lungs a major risk for death in adults with sickle cell disease
...lood cells. This suggests that there is a distinct syndrome
of hemolysis-associated pulmonary hypertension, a complication that has been reported with increasing frequency in sickle cell patients," said Dr. Mark Gladwin, pulmonary specialist, NIH Clinical Center and lead investigator of this current research....
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