Tag: "tolerate" at medical news

Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy

...ay somehow modify an individual's immune system to tolerate specific antigens. Various attempts to modify abnormal immune responses to specific allergens, such as those to cat dander, have been made. Investigators have previously treated patients with related molecules, either peptides derived from the allerg...

Studies underscore genetic involvement in nicotine addiction & aggressive hostility

...t this threonine variation may allow these mice to tolerate higher nicotine levels before experiencing negativ...People with certain gene variations may be able to tolerate more nicotine before they get sick and as a result smoke more in the first place, promoting addictio...

Older women can benefit from chemotherapy to treat breast cancer

...suggest that older patients in fair to good health tolerate standard chemotherapy regimens, and even more intensive regimens, almost as well as younger patients," the researchers write. "A sobering finding from this analysis is the observation that only 8 percent of patients entered in the trials analyzed in...

Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester

...rely ill people who have previously been unable to tolerate the longer scanning times involved. John Atwill, Managing Director of Philips Medical Systems UK said: "The 3.0T Achieva MR system in Manchester represents the culmination of many years of fruitful collaboration between Philips Medical Systems and Th...

Small increases or 'blips' in HIV levels do not signal mutations leading to drug-resistant HIV

...es and diabetes, and can be considerably harder to tolerate than the originally prescribed drug cocktail. Today's anti-HIV drug treatments quickly suppress the virus to nearly undetectable levels, but blips are a frequent problem. Earlier studies suggested that blips occur in 11 percent to 46 percent of pat...

Cardiology losing out as women 'turned off' by family unfriendly specialty

...g and part time consultant posts, and a refusal to tolerate sexism in the specialty. Two accompanying editorials, outlining the US and European perspectives, reveal that the problem is not confined to the UK....

New stroke-prevention drug unlikely to be cost-effective except in patients at high risk of bleeding

...ore Exanta, the alternative for patients unable to tolerate warfarin was aspirin, which is not nearly as good as warfarin at preventing blood clots and strokes. "Physicians would like to have a drug that's as effective as warfarin but doesn't require monitoring and is less likely to cause bleeding," Gage says...

Potential cure for lymphoma in HIV patients

...ficiency, however, only nine Patients were able to tolerate this treatment for the entire study due to side effects such as nausea and inflammation of the mouth lining. The majority of Patients, though, did resume the HAART therapy soon after discharge from the hospital. Although two Patients died of relapsed...

Study suggests isolation of patients with MRSA does not reduce cross-infection in ICUs

...f gloves. He concludes: "Most institutions still tolerate "defect" or "failure" rates in hand hygiene of 40% or more--levels that would be considered shocking in any other industry. To achieve even a relatively modest level of reliability (failure rates under 10%), the availability of waterless alcohol-bas...

Cervical cancer treatment depends on patient age

...ut, other studies have shown that elderly patients tolerate radiation therapy and aggressive surgical therapy well, so in light of the age-related risk from cancer, physicians should give greater thought to recommending aggressive treatment." Next the researchers will study the effect of the presence of othe...

Novel drugs help solve Gleevec resistance

...o are either resistant to Gleevec or who could not tolerate the drug's side effects. Their study is being presented by Dr. Sawyers in the first presentation at the meeting's plenary session. The investigators found that in these patients, 73 percent experienced a complete hematologic response "and they have s...

Ongoing transfusions needed to avoid strokes in children with sickle cell disease

...believed that we had identified a group that might tolerate coming off transfusion but the results did not con...if therapy stopped. "While some children seemed to tolerate coming off transfusion, in most others, the need for ongoing treatment was clear within a few months...

LA BioMed Medical/Research Briefs December 2004

...ople with COPD are often easily fatigued and can't tolerate much physical exertion, probably because of loss of muscle strength. Testosterone supplementation appears to increase lean muscle mass and strength in men with moderate to severe COPD and low testosterone levels, LA BioMed researchers report in the A...

Surgery without the scapel: U. Va. Health System marks fifteenth anniversary of Gamma knife

...rmations or uveal melanoma. Most patients can tolerate the Gamma Knife if they can tolerate a simple surgical procedure. They can also be treated at any age- from as young as four to their 90...

Rush University Medical Center testing magnetic stimulation for depression

...rrent episodes of depression. Some patients cannot tolerate medications. This new research study, which involves hundreds of patients nationwide, will be a pivotal trial. If the results of the study are positive and the TMS procedure is approved by the U.S. FDA, an entirely new treatment option for patients s...

Elderly cancer patients are significantly under-represented in cancer clinical trials

...th limitations and concerns about their ability to tolerate chemotherapy, researchers noted. "Additional concerns for older patients including health care costs, lack of social and home care support, and difficulties with access to care constitute significant barriers. These are not usually considered in t...

Burning anxiety: New treatment targets smokers with panic disorder

...t we offer an alternative model to teach people to tolerate and/or alleviate symptoms." Smokers with panic...late or breathe CO2-enriched air, smokers learn to tolerate panic symptoms and react differently to those sensations. For instance, they learn to recognize that...

'Outgrown' a peanut allergy? Eat more peanuts!

...but passed the oral peanut challenge, continued to tolerate peanut. Three children - all of whom reported eating peanut products infrequently and in limited amounts - experienced an allergy recurrence, yielding an 8 percent recurrence rate. The status of the remaining 18 children was unclear because they ate...

Study of trends in celiac disease

... celiac disease, a condition where patients cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in foods containing wheat, rye a...all intestine. In celiac disease, patients cannot tolerate the protein gluten. The condition causes an autoimmune reaction that damages the small intestine an...

SMASH imaging increases effectiveness of MRI for musculoskeletal imaging

...The benefits of this time savings is that patients tolerate the procedure better--there's no claustrophobia, they can stay relaxed and still. This, in turn, produces less motion on the images, making them easier to interpret," said Thomas H. Magee, MD, lead author of the study. Even though this study centere...

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