Tag: "abnormal" at medical news
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
... to the metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and abnormal
cholesterol levels. However, most important is that other measures of obesity did not discriminate beyond traditional risk factors, whereas WHR did. The results are most astonishing and may be influenced by the age distribution of the study, Dr. Er...
New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking
...lt of the treadmill causing subjects to walk in an abnormal
limping pattern. However, within 15 minutes subjects adapted and learned to walk smoothly with a normal pattern and rhythm, as verified by computer models. This indicates that the phenomenon of brain plasticity can occur in short intervals. When subj...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...Congress of Neurological Surgeons. We found that abnormal
brain activity in children and adolescents on functional MRI (fMRI) was clearly related to their performance on neuropsychological tests of attention and memory and to their report of symptoms such as headaches, said principal investigator Mark Lovel...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
...ge of certain light-scattering effects, can detect abnormal
changes in cells lining the duodenum even though t...pancreas -- will have molecular and other kinds of abnormal
changes. No one can detect these changes earlier than we can. To test the effectiveness of the tec...
Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer
...not known, but it appears to happen as a result of abnormal
activity in cells that stems from genetic mutations in certain well-known genes. Such genes, called oncogenes, generally dont cause any trouble until mutations occur in them. ...
Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders
...nd sickle cell disease), to disorders that lead to abnormal
bleeding and clotting, to malignant disorders such as leukemia and lymphoma. Methods designed to enhance the purity of the blood supply in these counties will also be taught. ASH believes that by focusing on these disorders that have a profound an...
Dartmouth's alternative breast imaging techniques sort abnormal from normal tissue
...y to distinguish between healthy breast tissue and abnormal
tissue. Their study appears in the May 2007 issue ...omen participated in this study, 97 of whom had an abnormal
conventional breast image that was suspicious or highly suggestive of malignancy and were scheduled ...
MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease
...s together inside the plaque, it will fold into an abnormal
shape that is toxic to cells, Sun said. While we k...n modify the cellular response in the brain. The abnormal
A-beta impairs the synapse connections that occur among neurons. These synapses control the communic...
Adding radioimmunotherapy to chemo may help patients with lymphoma
...r positron emission tomographya scan that measures abnormal
molecular cell activity. PET was used to determine which patients had an early complete disease response after treatment with chemotherapy alone and after treatment with IT. The researchers found that five out of 16 patients who had a positive PET sc...
Wide range of sleep-related disorders associated with abnormal sexual behaviors, experiences
...documented sleep-related disorders associated with abnormal
sexual behaviors and experiences. These abnormal
sexual behaviors, which emerge during sleep, are referred to as "sleepsex" or "sexsomnia". "It see...
Study explains why patients with OSA are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
...of apoptotic endothelial cells are correlated with abnormal
endothelial vasorelaxation, a precursor of atherosclerosis-related events," and that treatment with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nasal CPAP) can reduce levels of circulating apoptotic endothelial cells in OSA patients. These findings ...
International studies show high efficacy for HPV vaccine
...ital warts. All four types cause a large number of abnormal
Pap test results and low-grade cervical lesions. Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide, accounting for about 240,000 deaths each year. In 2007 experts predict cervical cancer will strike an estimated 1...
Papillomavirus vaccine could substantially reduce cervical cancer incidence
...who were not pregnant, had no report of a previous abnormal
pap smear, and had a lifetime history of less than four to five sex partners were eligible. The authors say that further follow-up of large trials will be needed to establish how long the vaccine remains effective. They conclude: "The results of...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...ach A leading cause of vision loss involves the abnormal
formation of new blood vessels, a process called "...retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The problem of abnormal
vasculature in the eye develops in response to "ischemia" (decreased blood flow and oxygen delivery ...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...G, which specifies glutamine, and patients have an abnormal
glutamine stretch in the Ataxin1 protein. This stretch causes Ataxin1 to accumulate and to have altered protein interactions that are toxic to a group of cerebellar neurons called Purkinje cells (which normally coordinate movement) and hippoca mpal n...
Clinical review -- A psychological approach to the management of irritable bowel syndrome
...are more likely to suffer from depression and have abnormal
behaviour patterns including anxiety and somatisation (conversion of an emotional, mental, or psychosocial problem to a physical complaint). This has led to the idea that IBS has a psychological as well as a biological basis and a growing body of evi...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...al Trial (Abstract #492) Complex anal fistulas, abnormal
connections between the anal canal and the skin, is a chronic and highly debilitating condition affecting primarily young people and seriously compromising their quality of life. Management of complex fistulas is a challenge due to the limitations o...
NYP/Weill Cornell Urologists present at 2007 AUA Conference
...ertility and sexual dysfunction were found to have abnormal
bone density. Six percent of the study group already had diagnosable osteoporosis. Dr. Paduch believes that his research demonstrates the importance of doctors testing testosterone levels, and in the case of low levels of the hormone, subsequently ch...
Approved medical resident hours still resulting in sleepy doctors
...The residents sleepiness scores were significantly abnormal
on the post-call day. The residents were also given a battery of psychometric tests pre- and post-call to measure concentration, attention, reaction time and motor coordination. In one test, they were given a grid with 400 letters and they had to cr...
Could statins be a new option for hepatitis C patients?
... Initial results showed that three patients with abnormal
ALTs at baseline experienced significant improveme...ted both the number of patients who improved their abnormal
ALT levels after statin therapy and the number of patients who maintained their normal ALT levels af...
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