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AGA launches Obesity and Nutrition Education Initiative

...agnose and treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Representing almost 14,500 gastroenterologists worldwide, the AGA serves as an advocate for its members and their patients, supports gastroenterology practice and scientific needs, and promotes the discovery, dissemination and application ...

Preliminary report suggests combination therapy may help treat SARS

... SARS is characterized by fever, lower respiratory tract symptoms, and abnormal findings on chest x-ray. As of September 26, 2003, the World Health Organization has recorded 8,098 SARS cases and 774 SARS-related deaths from 27 countries. Treatment for SARS has included antibiotic therapy, corticosteroids ...

Combination therapy significantly delays progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia

...rogression, some men can develop recurrent urinary tract infection and acute urinary retention. Surgery is still standard therapy for men who have developed complications of BPH....

Combined drug therapy prevents progression of prostate enlargement

...etention (inability to urinate), recurrent urinary tract infection or urinary incontinence. Finasteride,...s (NIDDK). "Men who are bothered by lower urinary tract symptoms and BPH should see their doctor about combination treatment and whether it's right for them...

Study findings question COX-2 drug cost effectiveness

...ing of agents used to protect the gastrointestinal tract -- a key assumption made in prior COX-2 cost-effectiveness studies. COX-2 drugs offer greater protection from adverse gastrointestinal events than lower-cost, traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, although both types are equally effective...

Starting dose of Lexapro as effective as optimally dosed Zoloft in the treatment of depression

... libido decreased (10% and 14%), upper respiratory tract infection (10% and 14%), dry mouth (4% and 14%), headache (13% and 10%), and somnolence (12% and 6%). Study Methodology Two hundred twelve patients, 18 to 80 years of age with major depressive disorder (baseline MADRS score 22), participated in th...

Echinacea not effective in treating colds in children

...on or decreasing the severity of upper respiratory tract infections in children, according to a study in th...an Medical Association (JAMA). Upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) are a significant health burden in childhood, according to background information ...

CT scans find tiny bladder, kidney & urinary cancers

...h MDCTU in patients with prior bladder and urinary tract cancer has convinced us that it is as good as IVP ...hose tumors were so small or so far up the urinary tract that they might not have been found by other means until they grew much larger. The team published r...

Emory and CDC scientists explore why most breastfed infants of HIV-positive mothers resist infection

... the introduction of HIV into the gastrointestinal tract through a breach in the cell layer in the intestin...ning, or immune activation in the gastrointestinal tract could cause more HIV virus to reach this epithelial layer. Protective factors may include the hosti...

Fosrenol shows significant reduction in serum phosphate in Chinese end-stage kidney disease patients

...y all foods, is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into the blood stream. When the kidneys fail, they no longer effectively filter out phosphates, even with the help of blood-cleansing dialysis machines. While the normal adult range for phosphorus is 2.5 to 4.5 mg/dL, the blood phosphorus levels of...

JCI Table of Contents, November 14, 2003

...e and potentially lethal disease caused by urinary tract obstruction, chronic inflammation, and diabetes. A critical step in the development of this condition is the transition of renal tubular epithelial cells to myofibroblasts, which deposit excess extracellular matrix causing irreversible renal failure....

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2003 (second issue)

... bacterial pathogens isolated from the respiratory tract is an essential component of the management of CF lung disease. The articles notes that some initial studies with gene therapy have been encouraging, but significant barriers remain before efficient delivery and long-term expression of the transgene...

For those who take painkillers regularly, a heartburn pill a day may keep ulcers away

... that increases the injury to the gastrointestinal tract that can be caused by use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs include ibuprofen, naproxen, and Cox II inhibitors, all commonly used to treat chronic pain. The study participants were three-quarters women, and more than 80 perce...

NIAID initiative addresses primary immune deficiency diseases

...uding allergies, asthma, swollen joints, digestive tract problems, growth problems or an enlarged liver and spleen. Approximately 25,000 to 50,000 Americans are severely affected. The PIRC consists of a steering committee of researchers renowned for their seminal contributions to the field. The steering c...

Study shows link between antibiotics and allergies, asthma

...use of antibiotics may affect the gastrointestinal tract and alter the development of a child's immune system. The increasing use of antibiotics in children from 1977 to the early 1990s led to what federal health officials called a public health crisis in antibiotic resistance. A national campaign commiss...

Better outcome for ICU patients after removal of bacteria from digestive tract

...nown as selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD)--reduces the risk of respiratory-tract infection for ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Selective use of SDD has occurred for two decades although its effect on infection with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and death is not clear...

Adult stem cell research

...n, central nervous system, liver, gastrointestinal tract and skeletal muscle. In the current Cell paper, he and his colleagues utilized special cells isolated from adult rat hearts that have all the properties of cardiac progenitor cells. They injected an enriched mixture of the cells into ischemic heart...

ASHRAE studies impact of IAQ on classroom performance

...ad because Johnny can't breathe? Upper respiratory tract infections account for most short-term absenteeism in schools, while allergy, asthma and symptoms of sick building syndrome contribute to longer absences. Absenteeism clearly affects school performance. Appropriate classroom design and operation can ...

Cranberry component linked to reduced stroke damage

...ell known for its capacity to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and that same unique bacteria-blocking ability may also help inhibit stomach ulcers and even gum disease. While the data on stroke remains preliminary, a great deal of evidence shows that a daily dose of cranberry is a smart additi...

Cranberries may help reduce stroke damage

...cranberries are also effective in fighting urinary tract infection and may help combat cancer and heart disease. These health effects have been linked to the rich supply of antioxidants found in the tart berries. In related studies using rats, researchers recently demonstrated that blueberries, which are c...

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