Tag: "chronic" at medical news
Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
...ed alone as a first line therapy for patients with chronic
pain and arthritis. Dr Roland W. Moskowitz, Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland, lead author of the Editorial comments, "Careful review of the pros and cons of using these agents, and the sit...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...ibiotic use in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic
bronchitis (AECB) is becoming greater, citing an i...a Identified A new study reveals that in men with chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), at all stages of severity, men have more CT-measurable emphyse...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...dely accepted and encouraged diagnostic method for chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but new research shows that it is not used nearly enough. The study appears in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and reports that only one-thi...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...ves sleep and quality of life in older adults with chronic
insomnia. Untreated sleep complaints may pose ...nson says that it does not mean they are doomed to chronic
sleep deprivation. While most people require seven to eight hours of sleep a night to perform optim...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...herited disease that is the third-leading cause of chronic
kidney failure. The other major project headed by ...which accounts for 80 percent of the patients with chronic
kidney failure on dialysis. These two conditions account for medical costs of more than $19 billion...
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
... In recent years, the research focus has been on chronic
kidney disease (CKD)loss of kidney function that, in many patients, progresses to ESRD. "The interface between CKD and ESRD, which is very poorly understood, remains an unmet public health challenge," the authors write. Dr. Foley concludes, "If one a...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
...UMBUS , Ohio A new study suggests that women with chronic
issues with their body-image are more likely to benefit from an exercise class where the instructor emphasizes the health benefits of the workout over improved appearance, even if those women chose the class in hopes of improving their physique. Re...
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
...with advanced cancer, congestive heart failure, or chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease. Trained research assistants conducted in-home interviews with participants at least every four months for up to two years, but more frequently if the patients health status changed (i.e., hospitalizations or initiation ...
Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
For patients with chronic
kidney disease (CKD), the risk of elevated levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), or hyperparathyroidisma significant complication that increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and deathincreases along with body weight, reports a study in the Sept...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
... activities of daily living as older patients with chronic
diseases, including heart disease, chronic
lung disease, diabetes, cancer, musculoskeletal conditions, stroke and psychiatric problems. The s...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
... but also preserved members use of medications for chronic
conditions, according to a manuscript published to...es to improve the health outcomes of patients with chronic
disease, such as reducing the co-payments for insulin and diabetic testing supplies to encourage med...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...rcises or by restricting their activities, but the chronic
disequilibrium and blurry vision can be disabling. ...
UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism
...to develop medicines to fight other infectious and chronic
diseases such as tuberculosis, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and bipolar disorder. "Anthrax has been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the most serious threats of bioterrorism, and UIC's College of Pharmacy...
In women, caffeine may protect memory
...re, medications, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic
illnesses. Caffeine is a psychostimulant which appears to reduce cognitive decline in women, said study author Karen Ritchie, PhD, of INSERM, the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, in Montpellier, France. While we have some ...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
...weight and obese women are known to be at risk for chronic
diseases, infertility, irregular menstruation and complications during pregnancy, according to background information in the article. In 2003 and 2004, about 51 percent of women aged 20 to 39 were classified as overweight or obese. D. Kim Waller, ...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...e lower than 140/90 and for those with diabetes or chronic
kidney disease, a reading lower than 130/80 is recommended. Because platelets are thought to play a key role in recurrent heart attack, the anti-platelet therapy clopidogrel is now recommended for at least one year after placement of a drug-eluti...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue
...tions. Some conditions were as prevalent as common chronic
diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, and presence of geriatric conditions was strongly associated with disability. Most geriatric conditions can be treated or at least alleviated. Authors note that current models of care that focus on ...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...gen keeps these infants alive but often results in chronic
lung disease, or bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), with severe inflammation and retarded development of the lungs. BPD is the most common long-term lung disease in premature infants in the United States, affecting about 15,000 babies each year. Abo...
Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'
...ing black and non-Hispanic, the mothers history of chronic
disease, inadequate prenatal care, delivering during non-routine hours, the newborn having problems while in the hospital, the mothers intent to breastfeed, and whether or not there was adequate in-hospital education. Clinical decision-making regar...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
...r cancer types or diseases of the pancreas such as chronic
pancreatitis or acute pancreatitis can be distinguished with our technology from pancreatic cancer. It is also important for us to validate our prediction rule on a larger number of pancreatic cancer cases as well as different control groups." said c...
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