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Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants

... 10 to 15 percent of patients, however, experience uncontrollable or repeated bouts of rejection. These patients req...jection in 75 percent of patients with repeated or uncontrollable rejection. It halted kidney damage in another 11 percent. Only 11 percent of patients given tacrolim...

New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds

...licts adults ranging from ages 40 to 80,results in uncontrollable tremors and shaky, stiff, and slowmovements. The condition of patients slowly declines over a period of years or even decades, with the hardest-hitunable even to stand or walk. Current drugs reduce the symptoms, but their effects wane with time. ...

Rat Studies At Yale University School Of Medicine Suggest A New Class Of Medications For Treating Schizophrenia

...have anumber of disturbing side-effects, including uncontrollable tremors similar tothose in Parkinson's patients. Furthermore, current anti-psychotic drugs offerlittle relief from other schizophrenia symptoms, such as poor attention spans,jumbled thoughts and difficulty interacting with other people, according to...

Member Of The "Coasters" Making A Real-Life Comeback After Experiencing An Aneurysm Two Years Ago

...eristically agitated,hallucinatory, and subject to uncontrollable urges. Back then, he might jump upand down on the bed or become obsessed with being clean-shaven to the point thathis razors had to be hidden. Personality changes transformed him from cheerfuland animated to volatile and angry. "He wasn't the same pe...

Laser Pointer Helps Parkinson's Patients Take Next Step

... tothe control of movement. The disease results in uncontrollable tremors andshaky, stiff, and slow movements. Sometimes, visual cues seem to bypass thediseased part of the brain and spur movement. "This has been a very frustrating component of Parkinson's to try totreat," says neurologist and co-author Rog...

Less Bleeding On The Battlefield

...ombat deaths have been the result ofhemorrhage, or uncontrollable blood loss. Previous efforts to reduce bleeding onthe battlefield have been unsuccessful, but a new product derived frommicroscopic plants that live in the ocean may provide the solution. With ONRsupport, Marine Polymer Technologies, a Danvers, Mass....

Immune system responds greater to uncontrollable stresses

...ed tocope with the stress, new research shows. "An uncontrollable stressor that lasts 15 minutes can have consequences forhealth because it may interfere with cytokine interleukin-6 function, whichplays an essential role in activating the immune defense," said Madelon L.Peters, PhD, head of the Dutch study. Uncontr...

AEDs user-friendly -- even for children

... of the heart that causesthe heart to quiver in an uncontrollable fashion. When this occurs, little orno blood is pumped from the heart. The person loses consciousness very quickly,and unless the condition is reversed, death follows in a matter of minutes. TheAED provides an electrical shock to the heart, which ...

Yale researcher receives $1.4 million grant to study the hypocretin cells involved in narcolepsy

...lepsy, an often misunderstood disease marked by an uncontrollable desire to sleep. "Its profoundly debilitating," said Anthony van den Pol, professor of neurosurgery at Yale School of Medicine. "For example, narcoleptics may go to work and, despite their best intentions to the contrary, spontaneously fall asleep, r...

Though rare, victims of lightning strike may suffer

...discovered involuntary movement symptoms including uncontrollable blinking and forcible closure of eyelids, tic-like movements resembling Tourettes syndrome, guttural vocalizations, hand tremors, and spasms of major muscle groups. Through a study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurolo...

Location of gene for ear wax could increase understanding of apocrine-gland development

...eurological disorder characterised by intermittent uncontrollable twisting movements of the extremeties); the woman had wet ear wax (unusual for the Japanese population), and six other members of her family with the same neurological condition also had wet ear wax. From this, the investigators were able to identify...

Buck researcher makes progress in fight against Huntington's Disease

...ve disorder. As it progresses, the disease causes uncontrollable movements, rigidity, dementia and death. The most famous victim of Huntington's disease was American folk singer Woody Guthrie. Lisa Ellerby, Ph.D., who directs a laboratory at the Buck Institute, suggests that the protease calpain could play an imp...

Emory researcher claims stress-induced changes in brain can create psychiatric disorders

... Bremner was struck by the seemingly reflexive and uncontrollable nature of the symptoms, which were similar to those of patients having seizures. Dr. Bremner wondered if the flashbacks represented a neurological rather than a psychological condition, as they were considered to be at that time. "When patients ar...

Men more dependent on exercise than women, UF study shows

... a need for exercise that results in excessive and uncontrollable physical activity, the study found. People who are exercise dependent report withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety and depressions when they are unable to work out and often give up social relationships to exercise. Their professional or school work ...

New study demonstrates key benefits of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) in young adults with schizophrenia

...ment disorders that include stiffness, shaking and uncontrollable muscle spasms) rated using the Extrapyramidal Symptom Rating Scale (ESRS) were found to significantly improve at one month and continued to decline throughout the six month treatment period. Risperdal Consta is the first and only newer-generation, 'a...

Endoscopic approach best for repairing bone defect between brain, nasal cavity

...round the brain can cause headaches as well as the uncontrollable dripping. "That is something that is classic," says Dr. Kountakis, who directs the MCG Georgia Sinus and Allergy Center. "People say when they go to church and bow their heads to pray, fluid runs out," he says, noting that any activity that tilts the...

Whooping cough makes a national comeback

...ers may experience more than two months of severe, uncontrollable coughing episodes that can occur 15 times within 24 hours. These coughing fits can lead to vomiting, a hernia, or even a broken rib. In some cases, pertussis can lead to pneumonia. Even when school is out of session, pertussis finds ways to sicken ...

Exercising limbs protects brain cells affected by Parkinson's, study in rodents shows

...resulting in the telltale symptoms of Parkinson's: uncontrollable tremors, rigidity of limbs, slow movements and stooped posture. In one of the studies presented by Annie D. Cohen, a doctoral student in the department of neurology and Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the ...

Mixed signals to blame for restless legs syndrome

...t may connect that cellular iron deficiency to the uncontrollable movements of the disorder." The study was presented today (Oct. 25, 2004) by Xinsheng Wang, M.D., Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in Connor's laboratory, at the Society for Neuroscience's scientific meeting, Neuroscience 2004, held in San Diego. RLS, a sy...

Mayo Clinic finds restless legs syndrome in children linked to family history, iron deficiency

... like he was walking though snow. There is also an uncontrollable urge to move the legs." Dr. Kotagal believes that it is important to recognize and treat this condition, as it hampers a child's lifestyle. "If affects the quality of life," he says. "They wake up frequently in the night. They wake up tired. They ma...

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