Tag: "aggressive" at medical news
OHSU researchers demonstrate how white blood cells cannibalize virus-infected cells
...lls, often called "helper" T-cells, which are less aggressive
T-cells but also an important aspect of the immune system. "Another interesting finding for our lab is that in some ways, T-cells can be picky eaters," explained Slifka. "Although they will destroy almost any infected cell, they prefer to eat certa...
Foodborne pathogens hard to remove from produce, research is ongoing
...eassuring tone makes the scientist sound less than aggressive
toward E. coli 0157:H7 and other foodborne pathogens, you're mistaken. Martin and fellow U of I professor Hao Feng are dedicated to discovering ways to keep these microorganisms out of the food supply. Martin's research is focused on finding ways to...
Long-term outcomes for prostate cancer show IMRT Curative: 89 percent disease-free 8 years later
... years. Despite the fact that some patients had an aggressive
form of their disease with high Gleason scores and PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels, the overwhelming majority of patients had good tumor control with neither recurrence of their original cancer nor development of second cancers, which one migh...
September/October Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...early screening for diabetes. They recommend more aggressive
use of screening based on risk stratification for diabetes is in order and should be appropriately reimbursed.Evidence of Nephropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy in United States Adults with Undiagnosed DiabetesBy Richelle J. Koopman, M.D., M.S., et al ...
Elevated testosterone kills nerve cells
...ids, is known to cause hyperexcitability, a highly aggressive
nature, and suicidal tendencies. These behavioral changes could be evidence of alterations in neuronal function caused by the steroids, said the senior author, Barbara Ehrlich, professor of pharmacology and physiology. "Next time a muscle-bound guy...
Blacks with bladder cancer have more aggressive tumors, worse survival, U-M study finds
...e advanced disease and were more likely to have an aggressive
type of tumor, compared to white patients. In addi...an white men or women and black men to have a more aggressive
tumor. Results of the study appear in the September issue of the Journal of Urology. Using data fr...
Improvement seen in fetal survival following preeclampsia
... preterm deliveries in recent years resulting from aggressive
obstetric management of preeclampsia. Modern medical management of preeclampsia appears to have been effective in preventing fetal death without causing an increase in infant or maternal death," the authors conclude....
Newly discovered behavior in cancer cells signals dangerous metastasis
...c they would be," Garcia-Blanco said. "In reality, aggressive
cancer cells are not homogenous, but are extremely versatile in their ability to adapt as their survival needs shift." The researchers discovered this transition in cancer cells when they observed an error in "alternative splicing," a key element of...
Cartoons help measure hostile assumptions, risk of aggression in urban girls
... studies will concentrate on techniques to prevent aggressive
behavior. Those techniques, he said, teach children to "slow down, recognize their emotional arousal, cool down and analyze social situations" and to do problem solving when faced with a challenging situation. "For children who may be prone to misint...
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors antidepressants and risk of violent behavior
...er healthy volunteer study had previously reported aggressive
behaviour in one volunteer taking sertraline. In adverse drug event monitoring there were violent events in 56 of 13,741 (0. 41%) patients taking paroxetine and 60 in 12,692 patients ( 0.47%) taking fluoxetine. In the emails from 1,374 patients aft...
High chemical levels in blood stream indicate need for action to avoid heart attack, death
... of having potentially fatal heart attacks. Taking aggressive
action to treat their blocked arteries will reduce...oBNP levels were elevated, patients benefited from aggressive
treatment to clear their coronary arteries. But if either level was low or non-existent, patients di...
Improved treatment raises medulloblastoma survival rate
...fferentiate between children whose tumors are very aggressive
and require novel experimental treatment and those children whose tumors are less aggressive
and who could benefit from further reduction in treatment. "These additional studies suggest that we...
Bone mass continues to increase in liver transplant patients, despite early loss
...ing health problems seen with liver disease. Early aggressive
bone loss occurs in almost all patients following ...levels of vitamin D. The authors note that the aggressive
bone loss that occurred during the first 4 months did not change over time despite changes in immuno...
More aggressive treatment warranted in patients with metabolic syndrome
treatment with statins is necessary to lower LDL (...abetes also have a much higher risk. By focusing aggressive
statins therapy (80mg a day instead of 10mg a day) on patients with metabolic syndrome or diabetes i...
The lower the blood pressure the better
...n drug classes, the most important finding is that aggressive
treatment to drive blood pressure down to really low levels provides the greatest protection. The number of drugs, not the choice of drugs, is more important for most people." Worldwide, high blood pressure (or hypertension) is responsible for arou...
Combined therapies may boost immune response and long-term protection against brain tumors
...'s effectiveness against gliomas, which are highly aggressive
cancers. "Interleukin-23 promotes the function of dendritic cells and memory T-cells, important components in providing an initial response and long-term immunity against tumor cells," said John S. Yu, M.D., neurosurgeon, co-director of the Compreh...
Preoperative brain mapping alters tumor surgery
...ndings. Eighteen of the 19 patients underwent more aggressive
approaches than originally planned. Additionally, the fMRI findings helped decrease surgical time by an estimated 15 to 60 minutes in 22 patients. In six patients who had surgery, the neurosurgeon specifically commented that knowledge of the fMRI r...
Obesity leads to more aggressive ovarian cancer
...study provides evidence that obesity leads to more aggressive
types of ovarian cancer. Writing in the October 1,...lity associated with obesity may be caused by more aggressive
tumors rather than delays in diagnosis. Andrew J. Li, M.D. of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and ...
Study shows aggressive students often lack psychological evaluations and effective treatment
...ict who were referred by school staff due to their aggressive
behavior. The participants' ages ranged from 5 to...dentify potentially dangerous behavior patterns in aggressive
students so that proper evaluations and diagnoses can be provided and subsequent treatments be made ...
Largest review of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome to date
...gement of the body's blood vessels, in addition to aggressive
swelling of the aorta. In these patients, the aort...iovascular surgery, highlighting the importance of aggressive
surgical intervention for this disorder." "Because Loeys-Dietz shares so many symptoms with other...
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