Tag: "when" at medical news
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...cannibol (THC), the active ingredient in cannabis, when
two of their male subjects experienced impaired psychomotor functions and severe anxiety typical of cannabis-induced psychosis. When smoking cannabis, the effects of THC on psychomotor functions usually start once the concentration in the blood has ...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...i, M.D., PhD.). "In current clinical practice, when
kidney failure occurs, the diagnosis is unacceptably delayed. Ironically, even tragically, effective preventive and therapeutic measures are widely available, but rarely administered in a timely manner due to the lack of early biomarkers of kidney fa...
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...," Hayes says. "Infants and toddlers are disrupted when
the sleeping arrangements, i.e. the site of sleep,... "musical" beds, particularly during early infancy when
night-feedings are common. We want to tell people that whatever they decide on for a sleeping arrang...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...sn't work and the patient has normal lung function when
measured before exercise, it is probably not asthma. "If a patient is not responding to the simplest measure, such as use of a bronchodilator inhaler, and there are no other asthmatic symptoms, the exercise-induced shortness of breath, also known as ...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...opathic pain experienced lower pain intensity than when
they received either of the drugs individually. As...se people the pain is unrelenting and it's unclear when
or if it will improve," says Dr. Gilron. "This new evidence showing that combination treatment provi...
The trust game: Measuring social interaction
...Technology in Pasadena, Calif., describe where and when
trust is formed between two anonymous people inter...t. This allowed the researchers to measure how and when
trust decisions were made. The measurements were done on 48 pairs of subjects involved in the rounds...
New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack
...hen mitochondria do not function properly, such as when
tissue is deprived of oxygen, cells begin to die t...in. "At this point, cells have not yet died. But when
flow is re-established there is a huge burst of reactive oxygen, and that's when
cells die. We hypot...
It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events
...t before midnight on the day of the match. On days when
no match had been played, the average number of as...he average number of assault injuries seen was 33; when
Wales lost, the average dropped to 25. At weekends, the number of assault injuries was also around a...
First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
...tis. It was considered relatively rare until 2003, when
around 100 cases were reported in gay men in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, most of whom were also HIV positive or had other sexually transmitted infections, including hepatitis C. Since then outbreaks have been reported in Antwerp, Belgium, Hamburg, ...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...ewer women had a recurrence in their breast cancer when
they switched to exemestane after two to three years of tamoxifen compared to those who continued on tamoxifen for a total of five years, the current standard of care. Additionally, twice as many women receiving tamoxifen developed second (or new) b...
U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
... (NAION), described as "stroke of the eye," occurs when
blood flow is cut off to the optic nerve, which injures the nerve and results in permanent vision loss. These cases were published in the March 2005 issue of the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology . Seven patients, aged between 50 and 69 years, had t...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
... the same sex. Tests also are offered to patients when
clinical findings indicate the possibility of HIV ...ose HIV infection before individuals develop AIDS, when
we can offer counseling about secondary prevention and risky behaviors, begin antiretroviral therapy...
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...percent compared to the period prior to this study when
similar agitated patients received conventional antipsychotics--primarily haloperidol, known by the brand name Haldol. For more than 50 years, Haldol IM has been considered the gold standard of injectable antipsychotics, but its side effect profile ...
Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
.... Patients who delay seeking care are much sicker when
they begin care and are more likely to infect others. The CDC has identified linking HIV patients to appropriate care, prevention services and treatment soon after receiving a positive diagnosis as a primary prevention objective. "Previous studies...
Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
...ion at a lower dose or opt for psychotherapy alone when
treating patients susceptible to antidepressant side effects." Antidepressant side effects can be related to medication or to factors such as patient expectations derived from educational materials or consultations with a physician, but determining v...
Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study
... numbers of cases they may be overconfident--wrong when
they believe they are right; or underconfident--right when
they believe they are wrong--about their diagnostic assessments, according to a University of Pittsb...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
... who have provided memories of that frightful time when
polio lurked in every neighborhood, especially during the summer months. Among those who have submitted remembrances on a special web site (www.polio.pitt.edu) or sent in letters and memorabilia are children who participated in the pilot trials at lo...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...cer, they sought to use it before surgery, so that when
breast tissue was later removed, they could look for evidence of an effect. The trial they designed was the first to compare preoperative use of Herceptin and chemotherapy against use of chemotherapy alone in patients with operable breast cancer, Buz...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
... happens to patients with end-stage kidney failure when
they go on dialysis, and it leads to many dangerous cardiovascular complications," Hruska says. "This study shows us that by treating the skeleton or otherwise decreasing phosphorous levels, we have the potential to produce a decrease in vascular cal...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...Previous research involving mice demonstrated that when
this specific cell receptor is blocked by delivering medications directly to the brain, the effects of cachexia are reversed. The animals' appetite and weight increase while their metabolic rate decreases. The next step in the research process, and t...
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