Tag: "calcium" at medical news
'Magic formula' accurately predicts fracture risk in osteoporotic women
...al bones, due to larger pores in the bone, reduced calcium
levels and fewer blood vessels. The equation dev...ent therapy, non-hormonal medicines, vitamin D and calcium
supplements, and additional therapies such as calcitriol--an active form of vitamin D that improves ...
Researchers seek to design first treatment for neuroAIDS
...man trials. These include antioxidant medications, calcium
channel antagonists, NMDA antagonists like the Alzheimer's drug Memantine, platelet activating factor (PAF) inhibitors, and in the case of the new grant, drugs that inhibit glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK-3b) and mixed lineage kinase (MLK). "Th...
Jefferson Orthopaedic surgeons leading international study of timing of spinal surgery
...is, or programmed cell death as electrolytes like calcium
and sodium become out of balance. This secondary cascade of spinal cord injury, he says, can be reduced. "There's not much we can do about the initial injury that's already occurred," he says. "But how we handle the secondary injury may determine w...
Statement released on the assessment of coronary artery disease by computed tomography
... Center (LA BioMed), "Essentially, EBCT identifies calcium
build-up or a plumbing problem in your heart. Our ...screening. But there is evidence that CT scans for calcium
can play a significant role in predicting cardiac deaths and making treatment decisions for the mill...
Bone research that grows on you
...spheres made from polymers that can be loaded with calcium
phosphate compounds known bone growth facilitator...n bone defects. "As the microspheres degrade the calcium
phosphate compounds are absorbed and encourage the bone to grow quickly into the area and build new ...
Drug prescribed for migraines and seizures increases risk of kidney stones
...migraine headaches, can increase the propensity of calcium
phosphate kidney stones, researchers at UT Southwe...n. "These changes increase the propensity to form calcium
phosphate stones," Dr. Sakhaee said. In the short-term study, urinary calcium
and oxalate a chemica...
Fosrenol data show evidence of trends towards improved bone formation in CKD stage 5 patients
...measured for statistical significance. "The lower calcium
and higher PTH levels in patients treated with FOSRENOL may allow health care professionals a greater window for use of vitamin D analogs to improve bone health in patients on dialysis," added Dr. Malluche. Additional Data Demonstrate FOSRENOL as M...
New treatments prevent brain injury hours after stroke in rats
...portant role in basic biological processes such as calcium
metabolism and aging. He speculates that it might become "a novel class of drug" for a variety of brain diseases and conditions including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, and hypoglycemic brain injury. Ying says t...
Improved adherence to certain medications associated with longer survival following heart attack
...lled a prescription for statins, beta-blockers, or calcium
channel blockers. Patient adherence was subdivided...r beta-blockers. There was no relationship between calcium
channel blocker adherence and mortality. "Our study has important clinical and policy implications....
FSU study: Can prunes reverse bone loss after menopause?
... groups will be required to take 500 milligrams of calcium
and 200 units of vitamin D daily; undergo blood an... largest, longest study to-date on the efficacy of calcium
through dairy products, supplements or both for weight reduction and bone preservation in overweig...
Study finds differences between blood pressure medicines and newly-diagnosed diabetes
...mpared to either placebo (inactive sugar-pills) or calcium
channel blockers according to a study published in... occurred with ARBs or ACE-inhibitors, followed by calcium
channel blockers or placebo (both of which were relatively neutral), and highest with beta-blockers ...
New dopamine brain target discovered
...of a Gq/11-coupled signalling unit that triggers a calcium
signal, which is turned on by stimulating D1 and D...ith dopamine or specific drugs triggered a rise in calcium
in the brain. As calcium
has a profound effect on almost all brain function, this rise in calcium
Better strategies for osteoporosis prevention and therapy
...human skeleton with 41Ca to assess changes in bone calcium
metabolism" discusses a technique which could be u... technique for osteoporosis research. By labeling calcium
in the bone matrix isotopically, changes in bone metabolism could be detected directly via changes i...
Highlights from the February 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...ll African-Americans are not meeting standards for calcium
and magnesium and the dairy recommendations from t...unities, in which less-than-recommended intakes of calcium
and other essential nutrients is widespread." The study was funded in part by the National Dairy C...
Multislice CT speeds the diagnosis of chest pain in the emergency room
... there are fatty blockages or pockets of rock-hard calcium
in the arteries of the heartclues that coronary ar...lice CT first uses x-rays to measure the amount of calcium
in the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Then, after injection of high-contrast intravenous dye...
Updated guidelines advise focusing on women's lifetime heart risk
... coronary events, the relationship between dietary calcium
and cardiovascular events is uncertain. Researcher... the Women's Health Initiative randomized trial of calcium
plus vitamin D supplementation. The women were 50-79 years old. Half took 500mg calcium
Good vibrations: Aging bones may benefit from a good shaking
... factors such as low body weight, a history of low calcium
intake, andlittle or no physical activity. This is a simple, low intensity alternative that is perfect for people who cant do morestrenuous physical activity, Dr Beck said....
Researchers hot on the trail of brain cell degeneration
...lls be over-stimulation depends on excess entry of calcium
into the cells. Researchers have long been trying ...s to reduce the cell destruction signals caused by calcium
entry. Finding new targets for medicine development is also significant in terms of the economy, owi...
Pairing medical therapy with coronary intervention fails to reduce heart disease deaths
...elets, nitrates, ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers and calcium
channel blockers, as well as lifestyle programs such as smoking cessation, exercise and weight control and nutrition counseling. A majority of the patients in the study were men (85%) and had experienced chest pain for about two years, with an aver...
Contrast agent puts new light on diagnosing breast cancer
...tumors contain a higher proportion of a particular calcium
salt called hydroxyapatite. In benign tumors, the predominant calcium
salt is calcium
oxalate. By homing in on hydroxyapatite, we can target these malignant cells with ...
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