Tag: "cause" at medical news
Spot on treatment for acne
...t gold standard for acne treatment, Roaccutane can cause
a wide range of side effects, including teratogenicity which leads to abonormalities in the unborn foetus of pregnant women, and has also recently been linked to depression and (inconclusively) to teenage suicides. The market for acne treatments is ...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...ges to other neurons, is eventually destroyed. The cause
of MS is unknown, but evidence points to the involvement of immune cells and antibodies that recognize and attack specific substances in the myelin, such as myelin basic protein. Certain cytokines, small proteins produced by cells that trigger inflam...
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
... the central portion of the retina] is the leading cause
of blindness in the Western world, according to background information in the article. In addition to smoking, AMD is postulated to share other risk factors with cardiovascular disease, such as elevated cholesterol level and hypertension. Smoking may...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
...uations in IOP have been pinpointed as a potential cause
for glaucoma and a factor in worsening the eye dam...e in glaucoma, but no single cellular or molecular cause
satisfactorily explains the condition in all patients, Dr. Caprioli writes. Long-term variability ma...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...he level of glucose in the blood. The disease can cause
many severe problems, including heart and kidney d...vision problems. The illness was the sixth leading cause
of death in the United States in 2002. ...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...less often. COPD is currently the fourth leading cause
of death in the United States, and the economic burden of this disease is measured in the billions of dollars but, despite this, it is so often underdiagnosed or misclassified, said Dr. Han. Prior to this study, I did not truly appreciate the magnitu...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...ne (AASM). Underlying health issues are often the cause
of these disturbances. Arthritis and pain can cause
frequent awakenings and interfere with falling asleep. Cardiovascular, neurologic, urologic and psy...
Stomach cancer rate set to fall further 25 percent over next decade
... fourth most common cancer, and the second leading cause
of cancer related death, in the world. The findings are based on the long term monitoring of the three types of cell changes indicative of subsequent stomach cancer. The authors tracked all new cases of atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia, ...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...se, an inherited disease that is the third-leading cause
of chronic kidney failure. The other major project headed by Dr. Roman and Howard J. Jacob, Ph.D., director of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center, focuses on identifying the genetic basis of susceptibility to develop glomerular disease, a condit...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...increasingly used to prevent cluster headaches can cause
heart problems, according to a study published in the August 14, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Those taking the drug verapamil for cluster headaches should be closely monitored with frequent elect...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...e the cholesterol can glom onto a blood vessel and cause
problems with blood flow; in the same way, LRP-IV lowers amyloid-beta and indirectly lowers levels of amyloid-beta in the brain. It was more than a decade ago that Zlokovic first identified LRP, a molecule that acts like an escort service in the br...
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
...nsation. Over time, the persistent acid bath can cause
normal skin-like cells in the esophagus to change into tougher, more acid-resistant cells of the type found in the stomach and intestine, a condition called Barretts esophagus, explained Dr. Stuart Spechler, professor of internal medicine and senior ...
Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
...iller) continue living under conditions that would cause
normal cells to undergo programmed cell death or apoptosis. What is less well understood, is why lymphocytes missing these key proteins are unable to trigger a strong immune response and do not proliferate as normal in response to stimulation. We s...
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
...this trend. Still, diabetes remains the leading cause
of ESRD. In particular, rising rates of diabetic ESRD among younger African-American adults suggest "a looming public health crisis," according to the new report. An apparent increase in kidney disease caused by atherosclerosis (narrowing or "hardeni...
Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control
...rol. When ATM and ATR are themselves damaged, they cause
genome instability and fuel cancer growth. "We found that one of the proteins phosphorylated was a unit of a chromatin remodeling complex we call INO80," Shen says. "We subsequently found that phosphoryllation of this subunit regulates checkpoint ...
Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children
... serious injury. Car accidents, the most common cause
of injury and death in children, are also the most common cause
of spinal cord injury in children and adolescents. Boys are more affected than girls, and the incide...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...f Medicine that CA-MRSA had become the most common cause
of skin and soft tissue infections among patients presenting to a geographically diverse group of 11 emergency departments across the nation. Researchers tested MRSA resistance to antibiotics in a test tube and found that in 57 percent of cases, doct...
Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
...treatments in elderly people may simply change the cause
of death the manner of our dying, say doctors in ...elderly aimed at reducing the risk of a particular cause
of death, we are simply changing the cause
of death without the patients informed consent" This is...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...any other atypical antipsychotics, Geodon does not cause
weight gain on long-term therapy, which is a significant advantage. Also marketed under the trademark Zeldox, Geodon is available in more than 85 markets. It became the fastest growing atypical antipsychotic in the U.S. market in 2006 and had worldwi...
Drug-eluting stent controversy explored in the American Heart Hospital Journal
... stent implantation. These data indicate that DESs cause
both substantial impairment in arterial healing characterized by lack of complete re-endothlialization (the re-healing of the inner surfaces of vessels after stenting) and persistence of fibrin, a protein that indicates blood clotting, when compared ...
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