Tag: "affected" at medical news
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...ortality rate, which was treated by collapsing the affected
lung and rest in a sanitarium, to a condition successfully cured by use of chemotherapy. The initial key step in the development of modern chemotherapy for tuberculosis was the demonstration in clinical trials, starting in 1946, that the antibiotic ...
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
...ow whether poor people's health-care decisions are affected
by neighborhood poverty and if they differ among races," Barnes said. This study is different than others because it considers the availability, accessibility and affordability of basic health care for residents in poor urban areas, including those w...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...rentz. "While the conditions inside the cabin were affected
by the emissions of other vehicles on the road, our tracer gas measurements revealed that a significant amount of the pollutants found inside the buses originated from the buses' own exhaust systems, especially when the windows were closed." The exp...
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
... Dr. Wali. The most important factor that directly affected
recovery of the heart function was the length of time the patient was on dialysis. The study was not large enough to determine how long a person can remain on dialysis and still receive a cardiac benefit from a kidney transplant. "Our conclusion," s...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...ys lives. As we learn more about how the brain is affected
by alcohol, we are discovering how best to provide treatment -- like adding a safe medication to counseling. A long-acting injectable, which eliminates the burden of daily pill taking, will open new doors for our patients and give hope to them and t...
A possible new phase for rheumatoid arthritis treatment
...une system. Approximately eight million people are affected
by rheumatoid arthritis in the UK. Raza and colleagues speculate that the cytokines present in very early rheumatoid arthritis may be involved in the development of the microenvironment required for chronic disease. The authors propose that there is ...
OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function
... as reasoning, planning, and abstract thought all affected
by Alzheimer's this finding appears to be significant. Furthermore, we noticed that synaptic protein levels were even lower in the brains of patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. This suggests to us that the loss of these important p...
Breakthrough in national diseases
...here is also a chance that other diseases are also affected
by this gene variant. The discovery can now lead to more reliable diagnostics and better treatments for a great number of patients." The gene variant was first identified in an animal model and then studied in a number of patient groups to ascertain ...
Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome
...he syndrome," says Gordillo. "Now we have about 10 affected
families from outside Bogot, and we can offer a ge...gion in samples from 15 families (consisting of 18 affected
members and 33 unaffected members) and tied the condition to one of 6 genes. Then, the internationa...
Restless legs syndrome has complex genetic involvement
...an families with four to nine individuals who were affected
(or possibly affected) by restless legs syndrome. ...ividuals were included in the study, including 146 affected
individuals, 39 possibly affected
individuals and 91 unaffected family members. The researchers conf...
Suicide in one partner substantially increases suicide risk in the other
... divorced roughly doubled the risk of suicide, but affected
both sexes to the same extent. ] The loss of a child through suicide or other causes roughly doubled the risk of suicide in both parents, although parenthood seemed to be a protective factor in women. An accompanying editorial contends that "assorta...
Scientists identify protein that controls cancer cells
...found that more than 50 different genes seem to be affected
by Fra-1, suggesting that its effects may be even broader than this initial study showed. "We believe it may be good target for anti-cancer therapy, but we need to explore more," said Debinski. The researchers suspect that Fra-1 works by partnering ...
Public leadership in neurology award honors Leeza Gibbons for Alzheimer's awareness efforts
...c about Alzheimer's disease and advocate for those affected
have made a significant contribution, especially for caregivers and family members." Gibbons also serves as a national spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's National Memory Screening Day and as a member of the celebrity cabinet for...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...usion, the surgical team completely shuts down the affected
artery, but in order to do that safely, blood flow is first rerouted around the aneurysm with a bypass. In a bypass procedure, a blood vessel is taken from another part of the body, usually the leg, and is grafted to a brain artery downstream from th...
Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia
...ileukemic agents, and to determine how those genes affected
treatment outcome. "The identification of a particular genetic expression pattern linked to cross-resistance takes us a significant step forward in understanding why treatment fails to cure certain children who initially looked like good candidates...
Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes
... in later life and some expected their lives to be affected
by the diagnosis for a long time. However, others felt positive and were relieved that their child was not going to die and that the diagnosis had enabled them to find a rational explanation for their child's symptoms. "During the first year after di...
Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS
...ground to provide medical care and drug therapy to affected
populations while offering local counterparts trai...for 10 million people who are infected with HIV or affected
by it. This comprehensive, five-year strategy is part of the United States Leadership Against HIV/A...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...zheimer's disease, but the effect in less severely affected
people is unknown. Alzheimer's disease is found in over 50% of people with dementia at autopsy. It is the commonest single cause of dementia affecting some 2% of people aged 65 with the prevalence doubling every five years to at least 90 years of ag...
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
.... "Failure to do this can lead to tattooing of the affected
area from retained gravel, dirt or oil," Dr. Palacios said. "After cleansing, the affected
area should be covered with a dressing and a topical antibiotic such as bacitracin, polysporin or si...
Fatal brain disease holds clues to dementia
...prove the lives of those directly, and indirectly, affected
by brain and mind disorders in Australia, and around the world. The Florey's research areas cover a variety of brain and mind disorders including Parkinson's disease, stroke, motor neuron disease, addiction, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dys...
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