Tag: "chronic" at medical news
New guideline for treating Lyme disease
...iotics does not improve the outcome in people with chronic
symptoms after customary treatment of Lyme disease... long-term use of antibiotics doesnt help to treat chronic
symptoms that persist after treatment for Lyme disease, the symptom complex will remain problematic ...
Ireland Cancer Center researcher lays out benefits of aspirin to prevent colon cancer
...ing colon cancer. "The compelling evidence that chronic
use of aspirin or certain NSAIDS can substantially lower the risk of colon cancer has important implications, especially because colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death," writes Dr. Markowitz, the Francis Wragg Ingalls Professor of C...
New Mayo Clinic MRI technology enables noninvasive liver diagnoses
...y involved MRE examinations of 57 individuals with chronic
liver disease and 20 healthy volunteers. The resea...dy involved 35 individuals with varying degrees of chronic
liver disease and 12 healthy volunteers. Researchers studied MRE examinations of liver and spleen st...
Data showed improved quality of life and patient satisfaction with SYMBICORT
...nce held in San Francisco, May 18-23. "Asthma is a chronic
disease that can have a significant effect on patients' day-to-day routine, including participating in activities, such as walking to the store or even playing with their children," said Dr. Kevin R. Murphy, Clinical Professor, University of Nebraska...
Novel treatments may help alleviate constipation, IBS in women
...tone is a novel therapy indicated for treatment of chronic
idiopathic constipation in adults. Two twelve-week, independent studies showed patients who received lubiprostone were nearly twice as likely as those who did not receive the treatment to report moderate or significant relief of IBS symptoms. Endpo...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...rience some form of IBD every year, which is often chronic
or recurring. Research presented today at Digesti...nections between the anal canal and the skin, is a chronic
and highly debilitating condition affecting primarily young people and seriously compromising their ...
Persistent smokers may have higher risk to become depressed than never smokers
...heir symptoms. According to the second assumption, chronic
persistent smoking may have a role in the etiology...tion. The results suggest that first, persistent chronic
cigarette smoking predicts depressive symptoms. However, when adjusted for other factors associated ...
Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment
... on the rise in part due to the high prevalence of chronic
hepatitis C infection, which increases the risk for the disease. Surgery is the only potential curative treatment for HCC and this study sought to determine the patterns of use for this treatment. Researchers from the University of Michigan Health...
New study demonstrates that Lubiprostone may improve symptom relief rates in adults with IBS-C
...f well-controlled clinical trials in patients with chronic
idiopathic constipation. Lubiprostone is marketed ...IZA, a 24-mcg gelcap that was approved for use for chronic
idiopathic constipation in adults on January 31, 2006. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals expects to submit...
Scavenger cells may have role blocking obesity, Stanford study shows
...normal cellular processes and leads to many of the chronic
conditions that plague modern society, including heart disease, obesity and type-2 diabetes. Chawla's group investigated the opposite effect - the macrophage's resolution of inflammation. They wanted to figure out what flipped the cells into that m...
Erectile dysfunction -- the canary in the mineshaft?
...r treatment had been stopped. It was observed that chronic
sildenafil treatment improved endothelial function and oxidative stress, suggesting that this treatment could be a benefit for cardiovascular indications as well as erectile dysfunction. This study will be presented in Moderated Poster Session 20 o...
Marijuana worsens COPD symptoms in current cigarette smokers
...worsens breathing problems in current smokers with chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference, on Tuesday, May 22. The study found that among people 40 and older, smokers were two-and-a-half times as likely as n...
Cure for hepatitis C announced by VCU researcher
...y reviewed 997 patients, either mono-infected with chronic
HCV or co-infected HCV and HIV, who achieved a sustained viral response (SVR) following treatment with either Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a) monotherapy or combination therapy with Pegasys and ribavirin. After successful treatment, researchers mon...
Chronic gum disease associated with tongue cancer
Men with chronic
gum disease may have an increased risk of tongue c...the article. "Considerable evidence indicates that chronic
infections and persistent inflammation are associated with increased cancer risk," the authors write...
Blood-thinning drugs need closer monitoring
...le, blood clots in veins, artificial heart valves, chronic
heart rhythm disturbances. The dosage of these drugs must be carefully gauged to avoid causing the blood to be too thin (which permits hemorrhages) and not thin enough (permitting clot formation, which can lead to strokes and heart attacks). Treatmen...
Healthy body weight throughout adulthood may help delay disability
...r, reduced exercise capacity, and a higher rate of chronic
diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes,...nd middle adulthood may result in earlier onset of chronic
diseases and lower physical activity, contributing to decreased muscle strength and cardiovascular f...
Transplanting human gut bugs into mice helps understanding of metabolic system
...rms, to identify which bugs which might be causing chronic
health problems, and investigate what effects different foods and probiotics can have on improving overall health," he added....
Cigarette use may explain asthma epidemic in children, says Mailman School of Public Health study
... strategies can help control symptoms, asthma is a chronic
condition with no known cure. Asthma most frequently begins in childhood. The cause is unknown, but allergies are a factor in the majority of children with asthma. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) inhaled unintentionally by nonsmokers has a highe...
To get blood pressure under control, combination of medicines may be best
...ed a mean systolic BP of 131 mmHg while those with chronic
kidney disease were at 136 mmHg. These groups also saw sustained blood pressure control. There were few side effects in the study volunteers, despite the fact that doses were increased steadily. Only 1.8 percent of patients had an episode where the...
Clinical trial data for Perforomist Inhalation Solution presented at International ATS Conference
...nt option for patients suffering from emphysema or chronic
bronchitis, otherwise known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). "Nebulized Formoterol is an Effective Bronchodilator and Improves the Quality of Life for COPD Patients" presented results of the Phase III pivotal clinical study, a 12-wee...
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