Tag: "chronic" at medical news
Revlimid data presented at ASCO stands to change the way physicians treat multiple myeloma
...combined with the model of changing myeloma into a chronic
disease process is making us rethink our traditional treatment paradigm, where therapy is decided on if or if not the patient qualifies for high dose therapy and bone marrow (stem cell) transplant. With the current knowledge of disease biology and ne...
May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ovided by primary care physicians to patients with chronic
illness is a strength of primary care, it also is ...ay of thinking about the structure and delivery of chronic
care. The author suggests that the central claim of chronic
care can be summarized as what the pati...
Aussie research goes global through new grants
...lier program of work which examined mental health, chronic
illness and multidisciplinary teams to take their ... Professor Nicholas Zwar last year which looked at chronic
disease management. She will travel to universities in the United Kingdom; Julie McDonald, Univer...
Medical management of another condition may not lead to early cancer diagnosis
...lar contact with healthcare providers because of a chronic
illness such as diabetes or heart disease doesnt necessarily mean a person is more likely to have a cancer detected early, according to a study led by Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. "We speculated that patients who were b...
Dasatinib shows high early response rate as first treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia
CHICAGO - An established second-line drug for chronic
myelogenous leukemia has high response rates when given to newly diagnosed patients as their first therapy for the disease, according to early results from a Phase II clinical trial at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. "Patients...
World first medical treatment announced by researchers
...ion of corticosteroids and iron supplement. Both chronic
inflammation, and the presence of iron, released following bleeding into the lungs, can lead to a condition known as oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when the production of free radicals, highly reactive chemicals, outweighs antioxidant def...
Wide range of sleep-related disorders associated with abnormal sexual behaviors, experiences
...eviant sexual arousal and behaviors B. Severe chronic
insomnia 1. Increased libido, genital arousal, compulsive sexual behaviors C. Restless legs syndrome 1. Masturbation, rhythmic pelvic/coital-like movements IV. Special Clinical Considerations A. Narcolepsy 1. Compelling sexual...
Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes
...sociated with poorer survival in HCC patients with chronic
HBV infection, and this association is independent of an individuals hepatic reserve, tumor and clinical factors, the authors report. Though the study was limited by a small patient cohort, and the fact that all had advanced disease, the authors c...
When HIV and liver disease co-exist
...s B (HBV) while 4 to 5 million people have HIV and chronic
hepatitis C (HCV). The natural history of coinfection, particularly for HCV/HIV in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapies is still a matter of debate, and is important as it influences intervention strategies, the authors report. However, ...
FDA approves ZYFLO CR extended-release tablets for chronic treatment of asthma
...riene synthesis inhibitors for the prophylaxis and chronic
treatment of asthma in adults and children 12 years of age and older. ZYFLO CR and ZYFLO are not indicated for use in the reversal of bronchospasm in acute asthma attacks, but can be continued during acute exacerbations of asthma. Leukotrienes are ...
Survey shows asthma not controlled in majority of patients
...ed asthma also had gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), chronic
sinusitis, or high blood pressure, which may contribute to the severity of their asthma. Also likely contributing to poorly controlled asthma was the fact that only a minority of patients reported having received a personalized asthma action plan ...
Study: Who claims to be a pediatrician?
...Freed says. 3. Ability to care for children with chronic
diseases. Is the pediatrician experienced in caring for children with chronic
diseases such as asthma or diabetes" The American Lung Association estimates that 6.2 million childr...
Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh
... TRPM8 -- provides a target for studying acute and chronic
pain, as can result from inflammatory or nerve inj...ve injury, and how these changes may contribute to chronic
pain," says senior author David Julius, PhD, chairman and professor of physiology at UCSF. The me...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...osttraumatic stress disorder: "What about comorbid chronic
pain" pg. 153 In veterans who were being treate...sorder (PTSD), many (66%) were also diagnosed with chronic
pain problems by their doctors. This is the first study to show that people with PTSD have pain-rela...
The general public lacks basic medical knowledge
...l medical knowledge (MMK) of heart attack, stroke, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease and HIV/AIDS. This included questions such as: "How can one protect oneself from HIV infection"" and "What are the symptoms of a heart attack"" It was tested on 185 adults. The average score was just 32%, and no one s...
New insights into chronic inflammation and atherosclerosis
...on of vessels? To shed light on the link between chronic
inflammation and atherosclerosis, a team of resear...re evaluated, by light microscope, for evidence of chronic
inflammatory cell infiltration in the aortic wall. This was achieved by counting and measuring the ...
Why Good Things Happen to Good People
... been shown to bring health benefits to those with chronic
illness, including HIV, multiple sclerosis, and heart problems. And studies show that people of all ages who help others on a regular basis, even in small ways, feel happiest. Why Good Things Happen to Good People tells the stories of lives transfo...
Complications of type 2 diabetes in young people -- a ticking bomb
... begin to understand this coming challenge." The chronic
complications associated with type 2 diabetes explored in the Review include hypertension, nephropathy, retinopathy, dyslipidaemia, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and neuropathy. Psychiatric disorders can also be associated with type 2 diabetes ...
Hepatitis B patients' understanding of infection and treatment deficient
Many patients with chronic
hepatitis B are deficient in their understanding o... The study was based on responses from 301 adult chronic
hepatitis B patients on antiviral therapy. Of those, 24 percent were on interferon treatment. Most o...
Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer
...nts. "These findings support the crucial role of chronic
inflammation in the development of colorectal cancer," said Han-Mo Chiu, M.D., of the National Taiwan University Hospital, and senior author of this study. "These data warrant further investigations that will continue to evaluate C-reactive protein ...
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