Tag: "tract" at medical news
FDA grants accelerated approval of TYSABRI, formerly antegren, for the treatment of MS
...ed with TYSABRI include headache, fatigue, urinary tract
infection, depression, lower respiratory tract
infection, joint pain and abdominal discomfort. The rate of infection in both studies was approxima...
NIH launches new study to compare prostate surgery and drugs
...09, to see who develops urinary retention, urinary tract
infection or unacceptable incontinence after treatment; who needs more treatment; and whose symptoms don't improve by at least 30 percent after treatment. Consortium members recruiting patients are Baylor College of Medicine in Houston; Columbi...
Air pollution may cause and speed up artery disease
...use inflammatory reactions in both the respiratory tract
and blood vessels, triggering artery damage. Some air particles find their way into the blood or even the brain, he said. Other constituents of air pollution may be neutralized locally, but secondary reaction products may still cause systemic respo...
Capsule endoscopy aids in detection of small bowel tumors inaccessible to other diagnostic tests
...a and radio transmitter. Images of the intestinal tract
are transmitted twice each second by radio frequency to an array of sensors worn around the patient's abdomen and the signals are digitally recorded on a device that is later downloaded. The patient swallows the capsule in the morning and wears the r...
FOSRENOL (R) maintains bone health status of end-stage renal disease patients
...y all foods, is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract
into the bloodstream. When the kidneys fail, they...issociates in the acid environment of the upper GI tract
to release lanthanum ions that bind dietary phosphate released from food during digestion. FOSRENOL...
Swallowing multiple magnets poses danger to children
...the stomach will pass through the gastrointestinal tract
on their own. However, up to 20 percent will need to be removed surgically. While a single swallowed magnet may pass, in many instances, multiple magnets will become lodged in the intestines. Dr. Oestreich provided commentary for the pediatri...
Use of stomach acid-suppressive medications associated with increased risk of pneumonia
...e drugs in the treatment of upper gastrointestinal tract
symptoms is excellent. Acid-suppressive drugs nevertheless seem to have some significant drawbacks," write the authors. "Persons using acid-suppressive drugs more often develop a community-acquired pneumonia compared with those who do not use acid-su...
Bacteria-killing vs. bacteria-inhibiting drugs in treating infections
...n the treatment of meningitis. In treating urinary tract
infections and preventing staphylococcal wound infections, studies have shown that bacteriostatic drugs work as well as bactericidal drugs. In central nervous system infections, a rapidly bactericidal drug can release bacterial products that sti...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 19, 2004
...n in the pelvic region and sometimes lower urinary tract
symptoms and sexual dysfunction. Its cause is not known, but it is usually treated with an antibiotic and/or a-receptor blocker. An editorial writer says that the study clearly shows that antibiotics aren't useful but notes that some studies have sh...
Patients undergoing weight loss surgery have high rates of H pylori bacteria
...n gastroduodenal ulcer disease (a gastrointestinal tract
disease characterized by ulcers in the stomach and... percent showed significant upper gastrointestinal tract
symptoms indicative of H pylori infection after surgery, while similar symptoms were present in 19 p...
Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to ocular side effects
...ea is used to treat colds, coughs, fevers, urinary tract
infections, burns and influenza. Reports of eye ir... Licorice is used to treat upper respiratory tract
infections, ulcers, appendicitis and constipation. American Indians use licorice to treat inflammato...
News briefs from the journal Chest, October 2004
...hma, infant exposure to upper or lower respiratory tract
infections, and the presence of congenital conditions, including cystic fibrosis and respiratory distress syndrome. The study appears in the October issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. ...
Immune therapy appears to reduce risk of second attack of multiple sclerosis symptoms
...functioning, as well as having symptoms of urinary tract
dysfunction, the article states. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) has been reported to diminish the symptoms of MS in patients with relapsing-remitting MS (where symptoms flare up and then disappear later). The progression of MS is affected by the...
Texas Children's Hospital specialists say proactive approach best defense against flu season
... items. The virus produces a febrile respiratory tract
illness that can lead to a primary viral pneumonia, which can be severe enough to result in hospitalization or require the use of a ventilator to breathe. "In addition, some individuals can get a secondary bacterial infection such as an earache, bact...
Scientists begin validation study of test to detect recurrence of bladder cancer
...gnosed as cancer, such as kidney stones or urinary tract
infections, will be used as controls. The participating institutions will collect samples from patients in this study, and the samples will be analyzed by Commonwealth Biotechnologies Inc., located in Richmond, VA. "The primary goal of this study is ...
Doctors don't agree on diagnosis of uterine cancer
...st common cancer affecting the female reproductive tract
in the United States. It is diagnosed from biopsied uterine or endometrial cells that indicate the presence of cancer or precancerous lesions called atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH). "This study brought into sharp focus the fact that it...
May/June 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... for the treatment of pain associated with urinary tract
infections. Although respondents had access to the...only 57 percent knew phenazopyridine was a urinary tract
analgesic. All other respondents believed the drug had other actions, such as antibacterial or cura...
Aspirin use associated with reduced risk of breast cancer
...those that are protective against gastrointestinal tract
cancers. There are many attractive features to such a chemopreventive agent, including its ease of use and association with reducing risk of other health outcomes. The potential benefits need to be balanced against potential harmful effects of long-t...
Zengen reports positive phase I/II trial results of its peptide molecule for vaginal yeast infection
...l yeast infection, is the most common reproductive tract
disorder for which women seek medical care and self-treatment. It is estimated that 75 percent of all women will experience at least one episode of vulvovaginal candidiasis in their lifetime, with 40 to 50 percent experiencing two or more episodes. ...
Study shows M2A capsule endoscopy improves clinical outcomes in IBD patients
... capsule endoscopy --examination of the intestinal tract
with the so-called "pill camera"-- can play a significant role in the clinical diagnosis and therapeutic decision making in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Principal investigator Peter E. Legnani, MD, clinical instructor in the Divisi...
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