Tag: "impaired" at medical news
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
... speech test in Mandarin for assessment of hearing impaired
children 2-5 years of age. The House Ear Institut... them is ever increasing, as the number of hearing impaired
children identified through Chinas early screening and intervention programs increases, said Dr. Zhe...
Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control
.... If DNA damage is like a fire that spreads when impaired
cells divide and multiply, then the DNA checkpoint and repair system can be considered a first-response firebreak. Checkpoint genes temporarily halt a cell's division and assess its DNA. The "fire" is either doused by DNA repair or by programmed dest...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
... economic costs, including poor pregnancy outcome, impaired
school performance, and decreased productivity. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 39% of children younger than five years, 48% of children between five and 14 years, 42% of all women, and 52% of pregnant women in developing countri...
Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007
...allenge. Schizophrenic patients, for example, have impaired
motion perception and spatial localization, and difficulty detecting simple visual stimuli due to what may be an increase in eye movements. And while dyslexia traditionally has been interpreted as a deficit in language development, it also has been f...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...lectrical device that partly restores a damaged or impaired
sense of balance. Though human testing of the so... wobbly eye movements commonly seen in people with impaired
balance. Precise measurements of eye movements, using a technique of video-tracking adapted by rese...
Advocates ask fashion industry to support braille clothing tags; talking Web site
... Yet, every morning, millions of blind or visually impaired
people reach into their closets to read the Braill... of Technology want to give the blind and visually impaired
community more independence in choosing their wardrobe and more confidence when dressing for success...
Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
...aste from the blood in these animals were severely impaired
and we linked this to sialic acid deficiency. This outcome demonstrates the significance of the ability of the body to synthesize sialic acid for kidney development and function. NHGRI Clinical Director William Gahl, M.D., Ph.D., who was a co-auth...
Journal Sleep: Longer CPAP use at night can normalize one's daytime functioning
...ndicated that a greater percentage of participants impaired
prior to the initiation of CPAP achieved decreased daytime sleepiness and enhanced functioning to normal levels with longer nightly CPAP durations. Dr. Weaver identified a couple of important clinical measures from this study. "From a populatio...
Dr. Eli Peli of Schepens Eye Research Institute elected SPIE fellow
...MD. His work on electronic and optical devices for impaired
vision has led to several products on the market a...kshops, advisory panels and committees relative to impaired
vision as well as modeling of normal vision. He has also worked with the National Institute of Healt...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...y). Patients gradually lose movement control, have impaired
cognitive function, and eventually die from the disease because other neurons in the brain stem also degenerate. The researchers bred mice carrying a mutant gene for Ataxin1 containing a very long CAG repeat (Sca1154Q/2Q mice) which resemble human...
Binge drinking leads to neurocognitive deficits among college students
... common among college students, is associated with impaired
decision making. The long-term neurocognitive effe... as measured by questionnaires was associated with impaired
IGT performance," observed Larkins. "However, this finding should be tested in other college stude...
Nearly half of children in Kenya with common type of severe malaria affected neurologically
...ion [a marked loss of strength, as in exhaustion], impaired
consciousness, or coma. It was associated with increased mortality and neurological sequelae [abnormality following or resulting from a disease]. Although prostration may be a general feature of severe systemic illness, the occurrence of seizures in ...
News from American Psychiatric Association 2007 Annual Meeting
...dies, that patients treated with zolpidem did have impaired
performances on these measures, as compared to pla...ts, especially older adults, concerned about being impaired
in the middle of the night," said Gary Zammit, PhD, Director, Sleep Disorders Institute, New York. ...
Novel treatments may help alleviate constipation, IBS in women
...ve a range of bowel functions, which are typically impaired
in patients with IBS-C," said Viola Andresen, M.D., of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and lead author of this study. "Clearly additional studies are warranted, but we remain optimistic that this treatment may hold promise for people with constipat...
'Healthy' children with smoking parents aren't really so healthy
...abut until now we havent known if lung function is impaired
in children of smokers who dont have any respiratory complaints or diagnosed lung problems," says researcher Bert Arets, M.D., Ph.D., of University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. The study included 244 children ages 4 to 12 without any h...
Coenzyme Q10 does not improve Parkinson's disease symptoms
...does not support the hypothesis that restoring the impaired
energy metabolism of the diseased dopaminergic neurons leads to symptomatic benefits in Parkinson's disease," the authors conclude. "Future studies will need to explore the protective effects of CoQ10 at the highest effective dose (equivalent to abou...
JCI table of contents: May 10, 2007
...dhesion of CalDAG-GEFIdeficient neutrophils, which impaired
the response of these cells to injury and inflammation. In addition, they found that CalDAG-GEFI was essential for the activation of beta1 integrins on the surface of platelets and that CalDAG-GEFI-/- mice were unable to form blood clots. The data in...
UW study tests topical honey as a treatment for diabetic ulcers
... of whom will develop an ulcer, usually because of impaired
sensation in their feet. Currently, every 30 seconds someone somewhere in the world undergoes amputation for a diabetic foot ulcer. In 2001, treating diabetic ulcers and amputations in U.S. patients cost $10.9 billion. "Patients like Catrina Hu...
Impact of a chemical component of diesel exhaust particles
...rats) and 24 months (female and male rats), PQ had impaired
and abolished vasodilatation, respectively; in all OVX rats (i.e., the young females who had lost estrogen due to menopausal status), PQ abolished vasodilatation; following the loss of estrogen, particularly at six months where a cardioprotec...
Chronic fatigue syndrome impairs a person's slow wave activity during sleep
...t reduced electroencephalograph (EEG) activity and impaired
sleep regulation. A study published in the May 1st issue of the journal SLEEP finds that CFS is also associated with a blunted slow wave activity (SWA) response to sleep challenge, suggesting an impairment of the basic sleep drive and homeostatic re...
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