Tag: "affected" at medical news
New computer program uses brain scans to assess risk of Alzheimer's
...es metabolic activity in a key region of the brain affected
in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Applyi...he hippocampus is small and its size and shape are affected
greatly in individuals with Alzheimer's, making it difficult to sample this region. HipMask is a sam...
Restoring flow to all blocked areas of the heart improves 5-year survival rate, study says
... grafting of arteries to restore blood flow to all affected
territories of the heart have consistently better...s, we encourage heart surgeons to try to graft all affected
territories and to use arterial grafts whenever possible." Cheng also urges patients to learn more a...
Patients, caregivers to hear research on a potential treatment option for primary immune deficiency
...ringing together patients, families and caregivers affected
by Primary Immune Deficiency. An important session at the IDF Conference on Friday June 24th is a symposium titled, "Subcutaneous Immune Globulin Therapy: A New Approach to Managing Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases in the United States." Leadi...
Genetically modified cells migrate to brain and treat neurodegeneration in St. Jude model
...uring that the enzyme would always be available to affected
neurons in the brain of children with GM1 gangliosidosis. If the BMCs were harvested from the same child who is treated with them after these cells are genetically modified, this would eliminate the potential complications arising from transplanting...
Study sheds light on the developmental origins of polycystic ovarian syndrome
... diagnosis of the syndrome. A foetus that has been affected
by restricted growth is more likely to have problems with insulin metabolism in later life due to an underlying metabolic problem. In women this problem appears to be associated with PCOS, and is most evident where there is a constellation of symptom...
Evacuation not automatically best for health during chemical incidents
...ommunity unaffected by the fire, with those in the affected
town. With an average of 0.48 symptoms per person ...nearby town, the researchers defined a case in the affected
town as someone with at least 4 symptoms. The authors stress that there were several limitations wit...
PLoS Medicine refocuses world's attention on the tsunami, six months on
... articles, many authored by experts from countries affected
by the tsunamiasks provocative questions of the in...at are the special health needs of migrant workers affected
by the tsunami? David Wilson, Medical Coordinator of Mdecins Sans Frontires in Bangkok, Thailand, d...
The promise of a tetracycline antibiotic for treating osteoarthritis
...in, as well as for the x-ray severity of OA in the affected
knee and the level of knee pain and functional impairment. OA progression was assessed by measuring joint space narrowing in the medial tibiofemoral compartment through X-rays obtained at baseline, 16 months and 30 months. Severity of joint pain was ...
Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies
...us studies have recommended that the most severely affected
AIDS patients be first in line for therapy. Accord..." she adds. "HIV-positive people in each country affected
must be involved in deciding how limited therapies are rationed, and these decisions cannot be made ...
Functional MRI enables noninvasive evaluation of epilepsy patients
...location of critical brain functions that could be affected
by the location of the seizure focus. Based on fMRI results, five patients in Dr. Medina's study avoided a two-stage surgery with extra-operative direct electrical stimulation mapping and instead received a one-stage resection surgery. The extent of...
Women's health suffers under welfare reform, study says
...fect these changes would have on the health of the affected
people." Kaplan is lead author of an article in the July issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The study looked at data from 1996 to 2000 when welfare reform cut welfare caseloads in half. Comparing data from the Women's Employment Study, ...
Harvard scientists report public health impact of 1990 Iraq invasion of Kuwait
...ned to facilitate early detection and treatment of affected
individuals. The entire project is being conducte...ead across large populations. In these cases, the affected
individuals may not be identifiable and, as a result, these impacts may be ignored. In their evalua...
Low birth weight linked to psychological distress in adulthood
...tal health problems in later life is direct, or is affected
by childhood factors, such as IQ or behavioural problems. Dr Nicola Wiles, from Bristol University and lead author on the study, commented: "The findings suggest that low birth weight at full term has a direct effect on adult mental health, rather th...
Children in chronic pain need better support, say researchers
... have shown that a number of children are severely affected
by pain," said Professor Christopher Eccleston, Director of the Pain Management Unit at the University of Bath *. "There can be a significant effect on the child's family and our studies have shown that many parents of children who suffer with chroni...
Study shows nicotine levels in Lexington service workers drop 56% after Smoke-Free Law
...kers. Food service workers are disproportionately affected
by secondhand smoke exposure when compared to white collar workers; and Lexington's law is helping to change that." The study also showed that workers were less likely to report colds and sinus infections after the law went into effect (84 percent pr...
Availability of vascular surgeons impacts amputation rate
...nd feet. About 8 million to 12 million people are affected
by PAD. The disease accounts for about half of all amputations among diabetics and is the major cause of amputation for nondiabetic patients. Treatment often entails lifestyle changes and medication. Sometimes amputations can be avoided through bypas...
News briefs from the journal Chest, July 2005
...e that African-Americans and Caucasians are either affected
differently by the same exposures or that they come into contact with different exposures. The study appears in the July issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians....
Strong magnetic fields aid severe depression
...nt: with psychotherapy or medication most patients affected
can be assisted out of their depressive phase. About five per cent of all patients, however, fall into such profound depression that they do not respond to these methods. Because depression is one of the most frequent psychological diseases every si...
Swamped city: New Orleans and nature
...virtually surrounded by water, has been profoundly affected
by its precarious location and the wetland environment from which it emerged. "It basically tells the story of New Orleans as a place that was an ill-suited site to become a major metropolitan area, and how, for centuries, humans have struggled to...
Understanding and diagnosing an inherited pain syndrome
... effective treatment for erythromelalgia. All 17 affected
members of this family carried a mutation in the g... possibility of rational therapies that target the affected
channel. Also, because other pain syndromes, including acquired disorders, involve altered sodium ch...
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