Tag: "affected" at medical news
Evidence of a new hereditary joint disorder
...the researchers examined blood samples of both the affected
family members and unaffected relatives MM1's par...ge development. Two SNPs were identified in all 4 affected
family members. Yet, because the same SNPs were also present in MM1's unaffected mother and 2 of 4 ...
Chronic arthritis pain and the disappointment of u-opioid therapy
...was injected into the arthritic knee joints of all affected
rats. Therapeutic effectiveness was assessed by measures of joint edema formation and sensory nerve activity associated with pain. In rats with acute arthritis, endomorphin 1 worked to significantly reduce the hypersensitivity of joint n...
Health experts urge counseling patients about dangers of second-hand smoke
...HS might hurt their children. Yet more people are affected
by second-hand smoke than directly use tobacco: The authors estimate that a broader counseling could apply to 60% to 70% of the U.S. population, whereas about 22% of the population actually smokes. The 5As of the current counseling guidelines includ...
Amoxicillin use during infancy may be linked to tooth enamel defects
... chemical analysis and histological examination of affected
teeth, and additional well-designed epidemiological studies--are needed to confirm the results. "The findings suggest that amoxicillin use in infancy could carry some heretofore undocumented risk to the developing teeth," they conclude. "While the r...
Low-cost alternative drugs can help patients with problems controlling blood pressure
...pressure. African-Americans are disproportionately affected
by high blood pressure, and tend to retain more sodium in their bodies, which is linked to high blood pressure. Amiloride and spironolactone are diuretics, or "water pills," that have been available for many years but no longer get much attention fro...
Children and adolescents with advanced cancer can make complex end-of-life care decisions
...20 patients (95 percent) said their decisions were affected
by caring for others (family, hospital staff and future patients), the preferences of others, and the desire to benefit others. One 14-year-old girl noted that, "If I can help someone else, that's wonderful, I think." A 19-year-old female who decided...
A molecular basis for selective therapeutic intervention in Alzheimer's disease
...ks the presence of senile plaques in the brains of affected
individuals. These senile plaques are rich in a t...xic amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing was affected
by cellular stress. The research was carried out in the recently established Neuroscience Laboratory...
Stroke patients with mild symptoms may still need clot-dissolving drug
... early in the course of a stroke could reflect the affected
area of the brain "borrowing" blood from nearby areas. But if the initial blockage affects the primary blood supply and is not removed, symptoms may eventually worsen. "Right now we can only recommend that physicians be a little more cautious in de...
UCSD leads team to build Geographic Information System to assess toxic hazards from Katrina
...or Marye Anne Fox. "The situation in the Gulf has affected
thousands of people, and we have a responsibility to apply our research capabilities towards helping to understand the long-term impact on human health of the recent devastation." In the aftermath of Katrina, the need for a user-friendly web-based po...
Researchers call for better public health campaigns to control and eliminate river blindness
...tter public health campaigns to reduce the numbers affected
by river blindness. River blindness is a disease t...g effective health campaigns to reduce the numbers affected
by river blindness. Currently there are at least 18 million people worldwide affected
by this parasi...
March of Dimes receives federal grant to help meet needs of pregnant women and infants in Louisiana
...n Louisiana to deal with premature births in areas affected
by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The March of Dimes and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health have partnered to provide services for high-risk pregnant women and families of infants now living in the Baton...
End-stage renal disease incidence, prognosis improving for patients with diabetes
...time period for the diagnosis of diabetes strongly affected
survival: patients with diagnosis in 1975-1979 had 48 percent lower risk of dying than those with diagnosis in 1965-1969. "In conclusion, our data indicate improved prognosis of type 1 diabetes with regard to both ESRD and death," the researchers w...
Researchers disprove 'fat redistribution syndrome' among men taking HIV drugs
...uring fat, "you can't adjust for something that is affected
by the very thing that you're studying." Instead, the researchers used MRI data to determine and then adjust for lean body mass for each subject. Currently, Grunfeld and his fellow researchers are analyzing data from the same study for women. For th...
Radical surgery best option for most ovarian cancer patients with cancer in diaphragm
... Mayo Clinic, the rate of diaphragm procedures for affected
patients increased from 22.5 percent in the first ...upon our ability to remove cancer disease from all affected
areas," said Dr. Cliby. "With each operation, our surgeons become better equipped to handle the mos...
Researchers call for better recognition and pain management of endometriosis
... as irritable bowel syndrome. "This significantly affected
the women's quality of life. As well as causing them severe pain, endometriosis also had a negative impact on other areas of their life, such as their ability to work, family relationships and self-esteem. "However, once the women were referred to a ...
National and regional leadership needed to coordinate response to avian flu pandemic
...emic. The Lancet comments: "The pandemic of 191819 affected
20% of the world's population and killed 2050 million worldwide Last month, the UN appointed David Nabarro, a senior public-health expert at WHO, to lead the coordination of the UN response to avian influenza. What is also urgently needed is strong n...
Heredity plays big role in heart disease risk factors
...ied with body mass index: heavier people were more affected
by the gene. Those under age 18 with the same ApoB variant had a higher total cholesterol. The effect of that variant wasn't seen in adults, making researchers suspect its activity might be tied to puberty. Also, a variant of TNF gene was linked to a...
Fox Chase study: Radiation then tamoxifen after lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer pts
...ality-of-life issues such as the appearance of the affected
breast after treatment is important to women," said Anderson. "We continue to recommend sequential sequencing of tamoxifen and radiation, but concurrent administration has acceptable outcomes if required by a clinical trial or delay in the time of r...
Cervical cancer has profound psychosocial impact on affected women, as well as male partners
...t prognosis concerns, but not sexuality. Further, affected
women and their partners experience illness and tr...cology clinicians are reminded to include both the affected
woman and her partner, if both wish, in treatment-related discussions and psychosocial support. Acc...
CT scan can spare some head and neck cancer patients surgery
...radiation therapy, doctors often operate to remove affected
lymph nodes. But UF physicians say in some cases surgery is unnecessary, and can increase recovery time, lead to infection and possibly compromise a patient's quality of life. The current study builds on previous research involving 95 head and neck...
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