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JCI Table of Contents, November 14, 2003

...ogressive 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 fa...

Hormones increase side effects, complicate treatment decision for prostate cancer patients

...ancer Center, explained the increased risk of both urinary and gastrointestinal side effects experienced by m..., respectively. "The only independent predictor of urinary side effects, including frequent urination, was the use of hormone therapy while the use of hormones...

Investigational drug may protect cancer and AIDS patients from side effects of pain relief therapy

...nts of the intestine), opioid-induced itching, and urinary retention. In 2001, Progenics Pharmaceuticals of Tarrytown, NY, licensed the worldwide exclusive rights to develop MNTX from the UR Laboratories. Progenics Pharmaceuticals is now conducting a phase-3 clinical trial of MNTX for treatment of opioid in...

Does stress-induced impaired pressure natriuresis contribute to renal disease?

...searchers examined changes in blood pressure (BP), urinary sodium excretion (UNaV), angiotensin II (Ang II) and urinary creatine (UCr) in 210 adolescents across a 5-hour test period. The period consisted of a 2-hour bas...

2003 HBP news tips

...300 mg/d or 1800 mg/d. Researchers measured daily urinary and fecal sodium levels. While consuming the low-calcium, high-sodium diet, blacks had lower urinary sodium excretion (2,671 mg/d) than whites (3,485 mg/d). However, at higher levels of calcium intake...

Cranberry component linked to reduced stroke damage

...rry is well 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 ...

Cranberries may help reduce stroke damage

...wn that 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...

Interstitial cystitis study finds limited benefit in two oral drugs

...ported experiencing moderate pain, discomfort, and urinary frequency for at least a year before entering the study. IC is a chronic, debilitating condition that affects about a million people, most of them women. Patients suffer pelvic, bladder, or perineal pain and the urge to urinate as often as 18 times ...

Elementary schools need a lesson in bathroom breaks

...," he added. Cooper, who treats many children with urinary incontinence and some with problems defecating, became interested in the issue of elementary schools and urination problems after hearing many parents complain that their children were not being given the opportunity to frequently use the bathroom at...

Fetal exposure to two chemicals cause of male reproductive disorders later in life

...nis, termed a hypospadias (a condition whereby the urinary tract opening is not located properly at the tip of the penis), a birth defect occurring in every one of 200 male births. Linuron Linuron is an herbicide (pesticide) used mainly on soybeans and corn. Because it is sprayed onto crops, a small amoun...

New material improves treatment of urinary incontinence

...percent of postmenopausal women suffer from stress urinary incontinence, according to researchers who are dev.... One in ten people over the age of 65 suffer from urinary incontinence, according to the National Institute on Aging, and women are more likely to suffer from...

Compound developed from mussels may lead to safer, more effective medical implants

...cally foul implant devices such as cardiac stents, urinary catheters and dialysis tubing. Such contamination can lead to device malfunction, blood clots or fatal bacterial infections, the researchers say. Their findings, which are based on laboratory studies, are scheduled to appear in the April 9 print issu...

Study provides new evidence that cranberry juice may help fight heart disease

...udies have shown that cranberries can help prevent urinary tract infections and may reduce the risk of gum disease, stomach ulcers and cancer. In the current study, Vinson measured cholesterol levels in nineteen subjects with high cholesterol after a fasting, baseline blood sampling, followed by monthly sam...

19.2 million U.S. adults have chronic kidney disease

...n serum creatinine to estimate kidney function and urinary albumin to indicate kidney damage. Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, lead author of the study and associate professor of epidemiology, medicine, and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said, "As the population ages, kidney dis...

Parents' smoke injures children's blood vessels

...o those from a nonsmoking control group. Blood and urinary 8-epi-PGF2alpha levels were elevated if children w... percent higher than that of the control group and urinary 8-epi-PGF2alpha was about 65 percent higher than in the control group. Further, smoking by the moth...

Simple, easy acts in pregnancy and childbirth might protect against incontinence

...during pregnancy and childbirth to prevent midlife urinary incontinence. The study, which is recruiting parti...s. About 10 million women 25 and older suffer from urinary incontinence, according to the American Urological Association. It's an embarrassing condition that ...

Bedwetting, bowel problems seen in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder

...nd to struggle with bedwetting and other bowel and urinary tract problems, a UC Irvine College of Medicine st...The study, believed to be the first to investigate urinary and bowel problems in children with ADHD, will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Ac...

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

...us 70); bloodstream infections (14 versus 36); and urinary tract infections (36 versus 70). Also, a significantly smaller number of treated patients suffered from severe organ dysfunction (63 patients versus 96). The study appears in the second issue for October 2002 of the American Thoracic Society's peer...

Hartford institute scholars decry shortfall in geriatric expertise of health care professionals

...uch as arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, and urinary incontinence than younger people. There is much evidence that nurses trained in geriatric syndromes are able to provide a higher quality of care to this population. Yet fewer than one percent of the 2.2 million RNs in the United States are certified...

University of Pittsburgh researchers develop a urinary catheter to monitor oxygen delivery to organs

...ology professor, saw the need to develop a "smart" urinary catheter - which is typically used for bladder dra...hor of the study. The investigators constructed a urinary catheter with a fluorescent-based fiber optic probe that directly measures blood flow and oxygen uti...

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