Tag: "chronic" at medical news
Researchers from the University of Navarra analyze new kinds of cancer-fighting antibodies
...l family with practical applications in cancer and chronic
viral illnesses. Specifically, the article discusses using monoclonal antibodies in order to stimulate the immune system. In this therapy the antibodies are directed to the immune system cells in order to provoke a stronger reaction against cancer...
Joint Principles of PC-MH released by organizations representing more than 300,000 physicians
... includes care for all stages of life; acute care; chronic
care; preventive services; and end of life care. Care is coordinated and/or integrated across all elements of the complex health care system (e.g., subspecialty care, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes) and the patients community (e.g.,...
Severe PTSD damages children's brains, Stanford/Packard study shows
... say much about function. But we know that PTSD is chronic
and pervasive. Hopefully with further research we can develop more effective, targeted interventions to help these kids."...
Hot tubs hurt fertility, UCSF study shows
...ifferentiating factor. Five of those patients were chronic
tobacco users with a significant smoking history, in contrast to only three occasional smokers in the responder group. No other potential gonadotoxic factors harmful to the male gonad were identified. For the purposes of this study, wet heat exp...
Chronic disease management quality improvement efforts yield better care delivery
...lity of care in health centers for three prevalent chronic
conditions has improved processes of care for thes...health benefits for patients as they struggle with chronic
diseases, which this study confirms. The interventions teach health center personnel quality impro...
Residents in disaster areas face medication adherence dilemmas
...with their medications, particularly patients with chronic
diseases like high blood pressure. Access to heal... barriers to medication adherence in patients with chronic
conditions for several years prior to the disaster, and had received a $2 million grant from the Nat...
Addiction breakthrough may lead to new treatments
... addiction because of these chemical changes or if chronic
drug use itself caused the chemical changes in the brain. Dr Jeff Dalley and colleagues, at the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, may have resolved this debate by demonstrating that changes in a neurotransmitter receptor in a particu...
Diabetes will be a bigger burden than predicted
...s, making it one of the most costly and burdensome chronic
diseases of our time. WHO predicts that the global diabetes prevalence in adults will reach 6.4% by 2030a 60% increase since 1995, and a 39% rise from 2000 to 2030. Lorraine Lipscombe (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada) an...
Task force recommends greater use of exercise testing in chronic disease
...cise testing can be a powerful tool for diagnosing chronic
heart and lung conditions and measuring responses ... sensitive to changes in performance important in chronic
conditions where improvements can be small and very slow. Professor of Sports Science at the Unive...
The link between rheumatoid arthritis and cancer
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic
inflammatory autoimmune disease, have a high risk of death from disease at least double the risk of the general population, studies overwhelmingly show. Evidence has been less clear on whether RA patients are exceptionally vulnerable to dying from c...
Aspirin reduces esophageal-cancer risk in people with most-aggressive form of Barrett's esophagus
...irin and other NSAIDs may fight cancer by reducing chronic
inflammation, which is a driving force behind the development of many cancers and other diseases. Specifically, NSAIDs have been shown to inhibit the production of the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme. Disruption of this pathway slows the growth of ab...
AHA statement recommends doctors change approach
...d change the way they prescribe pain relievers for chronic
pain in patients with or at risk for heart disease.... We are turning that around and saying that, for chronic
pain in patients with known heart disease or who are at risk for heart disease, these drugs should b...
Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows
... PhD, found that it approached normal levels after chronic
PTZ treatment and remained comparable to that in wild-type mice for up to three months after PTZ was discontinued. PTZs history of use in humans is an advantage when planning a clinical trial. However, the compound is not currently approved by the ...
Penn researchers find that chronic dizziness may be caused by psychiatric and neurologic illnesses
...sity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that chronic
subjective dizziness (CSD) may have several common...eatment recommendations for the many patients with chronic
dizziness who have not found a cause for their symptoms and those who have been given diagnoses that...
Diabetes risk factors develop earlier in women than men
...blood, such as markers of endothelial dysfunction, chronic
sub-acute inflammation and blood clotting factors,... risk factors [markers of endothelial dysfunction, chronic
sub-acute inflammation and blood clotting factors] are elevated among women even earlier than previo...
CRP liver protein induces hypertension, UT Southwestern researchers have found
...sms that link a circulating factor that rises with chronic
inflammation, obesity and aging to the regulation of blood pressure," said Dr. Philip Shaul, professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern and the study's senior author. "Doing so provides a new perspective on how these conditions have a negative impact...
UCLA expert to discuss medical consequences of meth abuse at AAAS
...revolutionized our understanding of addiction as a chronic
disease. The addiction symposium will be preceded by an AAAS news briefing highlighting key speakers, including London, and their findings. WHO: Edythe London, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology with the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Bio...
Slow-release morphine reduces level of intractable cough
...up of patients with long-term, treatment-resistant chronic
cough reduce their daily cough score levels by 40 ...o this research, the use of opiates in intractable chronic
cough had never been studied. "Although acute cough is benign and self-limiting, chronic
Drug reduces unscheduled trips to doctor for childhood asthma attacks
...thing difficulties. The disease is the most common chronic
disorder of childhood and affects an estimated 6.2 million children under age 18 in the U.S. Intermittent asthma is the most common pattern of the disease in children, accounting for attacks in 75 percent of affected youngsters. Montelukast sodiu...
Extra cortisol protects women's mood under stress
... positive effects in certain situations. Although chronic
stress, which brings long-term elevations of corti...e difference between acute cortisol elevations and chronic
cortisol hyperactivity appears to be important." Prior research has suggested that low-dose trea...
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