Tag: "increased" at medical news
Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950's pandemic
...oups than those currently regarded as at risk. The increased
resistance to antibiotics of the community acquired MRSA clone over its 80/81 ancestor mean that there could also be other factors which complicate the treatment of the disease it causes."...
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
...tine, increasing intestinal fluid secretion. This increased
fluid level softens the stool, promotes spontaneous bowel movements, and reduces abdominal discomfort, pain and bloating. "This NDA submission marks a significant product milestone in Sucampo's history. We believe lubiprostone could provide an imp...
Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer
...py for prostate cancer has been associated with an increased
rate of pelvic malignancies, particularly bladder cancer. Findings of this study suggest that direct radiation to the rectum increases the risk of developing rectal cancer, but does not affect the risk of cancer in other parts of the colon. Since the...
Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer
...py for prostate cancer has been associated with an increased
rate of pelvic malignancies, particularly bladder cancer. Findings of this study suggest that direct radiation to the rectum increases the risk of developing rectal cancer, but does not affect the risk of cancer in other parts of the colon. "While...
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
...e a severely abnormal metabolic profile indicating increased
vulnerability to oxidative stress. The scientists...ore the age of three, the disorder appears to have increased
tenfold over the last 15 years, now affecting more than 30 of every 10,000 children in the United St...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...uring winter. The method attempts to recreate the increased
intensity of sunlight that occurs in nature in the summer when the sun rises earlier in the day. "The logic here is that it might put people with seasonal affective disorder into remission," Golden said. Still, the exact mechanisms by which light the...
Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection
...se suggest that the growing obese population is at increased
risk for immune dysfunction during influenza infec...hich may lead in humans, as it did in the mice, to increased
mortality," Beck said. "Influenza virus currently is responsible for 36,000 deaths and 114,000 hospi...
Bone SPECT superior to FDG PET for detecting bone metastases in breast cancer
...apan. FDG PET is an imaging technique based on the increased
metabolism of glucose in tumor cells. SPECT is atype of nuclear medicine scan that detects special radioactive elements administered to the patient by the physician. According to the authors, due to these differences in method, bone SPECT images can ...
Brain region recovery possible in former methamphetamine users
...the brain may undergo several processes leading to increased
membrane turnover. The relative Cho normalization across periods of abstinence suggests that when drug exposure is terminated, adaptive changes occur, which may contribute to some degree of normalization of neuronal structure and function," they writ...
Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes
...ormal VEGF-A expression. Both strains of mice had increased
levels of angiogenesis associated with benign and ...h nodes those most adjacent to the tumors showed increased
spread of malignant cells to the nodes of transgenic mice. Those cells expressed the green fluoresc...
It takes a village to improve the health of children
...diminished quality of life, lower productivity and increased
costs to our society. Pediatricians must learn to partner with other disciplines and community based resources in order to fight problems such as obesity, violence and mental health disorders in our children and youth to stop this negative trend," s...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...otorola and Emptoris were recognized for achieving increased
productivity and reduced costs at the electronics manufacturer. Previous winners include Continental Airlines, Canadian Pacific Railroad, and Sabre Decision Technologies. The 2005 competition is being held at an INFORMS conference, "Applying Science...
Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
...t-carrying protein called "lipoprotein(a)" lead to increased
risks for heart attacks among whites but not among...al analysis that looked for a relationship between increased
levels of Lp(a) and increases in coronary calcium, a leading indicator of coronary atherosclerosis. ...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...d. Healthy arteries will dilate to accommodate the increased
blood flow, while diseased arteries are less responsive, the researchers said. In these tests of flow-mediated dilation, patients who received the behavioral treatments displayed nearly a 25 percent improvement when compared to those patients who onl...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...e setting of cardiac rehabilitation, have received increased
attention. However, the effects of behavioral interventions to reduce adverse cardiac events has been uncertain. James A. Blumenthal, Ph.D., of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and colleagues compared the impact of two behavioral interve...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
...er response to radiotherapy or chemotherapy due to increased
tumor hypoxia. Researchers have hypothesized that reducing the anemia with the use of recombinant human erythropoietin may be able to improve tumor response and improve survival, but trials testing this hypothesis have had conflicting results. To det...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
... between low dietary intake of antioxidants and an increased
risk of cancer, but trials that have tested the ca...ause results from a different large trial found an increased
incidence of lung cancer among smokers receiving beta-carotene.) Participants were followed for a me...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
... disease (CHD), heart failure (HF), and stroke are increased
in the black compared with the white population in the United States. There is little cardiovascular outcome data for blacks with hypertension treated with the common therapies of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or calcium channel blo...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...bined estrogen and progestin is associated with an increased
risk of breast cancer. However, they write, "the lack of direct evidence for the effects of estrogen alone from these two trials, especially in the context of divergent data on the effects of exogenous estrogen, emphasizes the need to design subseque...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...term memory and is associated with a significantly increased
risk of Alzheimer's disease. "No other interventio...hey meet or the flow of a conversation, or have an increased
tendency to misplace things. Researchers said MCI is associated with a significantly higher-than-nor...
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