Tag: "tract" at medical news
Studies indicate healthy eating may affect cancer development, improve digestive system
...hat healthy eating habits appear to protect the GI tract
from these symptoms." With their parents, school children completed a standardized questionnaire concerning socioeconomic parameters and abdominal pain intensity, frequency, duration, nature of RAP and possible relationships with school activities,...
CellCept(R) registry data demonstrated superior long-term organ transplant outcomes
...ukopenia , thrombocytopenia, leukocytosis, urinary tract
infection, hypertension, hypotension, peripheral edema, hypercholesteremia, hypokalemia, hyperglycemia, creatinine, BUN and cough increased, hypomagnesemia, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, respiratory infection, dyspnea, lung disorder, pleu...
Botox helps ease symptoms of enlarged prostate according to Univ. of Pittsburgh study
...PH, which include more frequent urination, urinary tract
infections, the inability to completely empty the bladder, and, in severe cases, the eventual damage of the bladder and kidneys....
Univ. of Pittsburgh researcher presents six-year results of botox injections for bladder dysfunction
...mise as a treatment for a variety of lower urinary tract
dysfunctions, according to a study presented by a University of Pittsburgh researcher at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in San Francisco. Results will be published in abstract 517 in the AUA proceedings. "Bladder dysf...
Whole-body CT screening for GI disease may not be effective
... significant diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract
should be questioned, says a preliminary study fro...howed either negative or benign findings in the GI tract
on their CT scans. According to Giovanna Casola, MD, lead author of the study, "A total of 328 patie...
HIV transmission is heightened during acute infection
...g acute HIV infection, viral levels in the genital tract
would rise as well, thereby increasing the rate of HIV transmission during sex. To assess the relationship between virus concentrations in semen and blood, a large group of investigators (including scientists from the University of North Carolina, Du...
Cranberry juice may reduce risk of female urinary tract infections
... juice on a regular basis may help prevent urinary tract
infections (UTIs) in some women, according to a re...nical study since 1966 in association with urinary tract
infections and bacteriuria (the existence of bacteria in the urine). The review noted, however, that...
Anthrax survivors continued to have health problems one year after exposure
...most common health complaints included respiratory tract
problems (e.g., chronic cough), fatigue, joint complaints (e.g., swelling, pain), and cognitive impairment (e.g., memory problems). The most frequently reported psychological distress symptoms included depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and h...
Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye
...hesis that humming creates resonances in the nasal tract
and sinus cavities, the researchers are now exploring the various factors that make humming most effective in clearing the sinuses of gas. For example, they have found that modulating, or varying, the oscillations in airflow has a significant effect...
USC human speech study
...ological tools to get better data on how the vocal tract
moves during speech," said study author Dani Byrd,...ng allows us to look at movies of the entire vocal tract
in action, something no one's been able to see in real time before now," Byrd said. The team reporte...
March/April 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...nd to be poor predictors of subsequent respiratory tract
disease. Symptom questionnaires were more successful than bronchial hyperresponsiveness at predicting asthma in young people and may be useful in practice. A Community-Oriented Primary Care Demonstration Project: Refining Interventions for Cardiov...
Advances in prevention and treatment research hold promise for 'pipeline'
...gy Program. "The key to preventing reproductive tract
cancers caused by HPV is to block the initial infection," McCormick said. "Generating vaccines that protect against a wide array of HPV strains is a priority, since many different strains of HPV cause cancer. Without persistent viral infection, cance...
Almost half of rural North Carolina Adults report using 'home remedies'
...ften treated with herbs, and digestive and urinary tract
conditions and general well-being were most often treated with teas. This research was supported by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality....
Mayo Clinic researchers identify testing for patients for prostate treatments
... percent) were categorized as low risk for urinary tract
difficulties after the therapy. Using this criteria, 37 percent of the high-risk patients developed some urinary difficulties. Eighty-five percent of the low-risk patients did not have difficulties after the therapy. Researchers expect men with t...
Data shows new drug, rimonabant, helps smokers quit while limiting post cessation weight gain
...were nausea (15.7% vs. 9.2%) and upper respiratory tract
infection (10% vs. 5.7%). The drop out rate due to side effects was 6.9% in the rimonabant 20mg group vs. 3.8% with placebo. Importantly, no cardiovascular safety concerns were identified with rimonabant. About STRATUS The STRATUS program has enr...
Study shows drug can heal, reduce recurrence of fistulas in Crohn's disease
...s a chronic inflammatory disorder of the digestive tract
that affects about half a million people in the U.S. Patients with more severe symptoms may develop fistulas openings from affected areas of the intestine into other organs or onto the skin, often around the anus. The presence of fistulas can serio...
Blood test could avoid inappropriate use of antibiotics for respiratory infections (pp 600)
...this week's issue of THE LANCET. Lower respiratory tract
infections are often treated with antibiotics-even.... 243 patients with suspected lower respiratory tract
infections were randomly assigned standard care (standard group) or procalcitonin-guided treatment (...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2004 (second issue)
...r booklet, they scored upper and lower respiratory tract
symptoms, use of medication, physician visits, and trips to other medical facilities. When the symptom score reached a predefined level, the investigators would take a pharyngeal swab. The primary outcome of the study was the number of asthma exace...
Long-term use of antibiotics possibly linked with increased risk of breast cancer
...pared with women using these drugs for respiratory tract
infections. In conclusion, the authors write: "While the implications for clinical practice will not be clear until additional studies are conducted, the results of this study support the continued need for prudent long-term use of antibiotics and...
New flu vaccine provides insight into immunity development
...lth bioterrorism grant. "Understanding respiratory tract
immunity has great relevance for biodefense in tha...rn how best to enhance immunity in the respiratory tract
for all pathogens." With the first season of clinical testing for the grant completed, Greenberg an...
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