Tag: "chronic" at medical news
Drug treatment slows decline in lung function in COPD patients, TORCH study finds
...lows the decline in lung function in patients with chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to results from the TORCH (TOwards a Revolution in COPD Health) study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference, on Tuesday, May 22. The study of 6,112 patients from 42 c...
The hepatitis C link: Diagnose, treat, transplant
...nal surgery. "Almost four million Americans have chronic
hepatitis C infections and are at risk for of cirr...icine in clinical development for the treatment of chronic
hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Researchers tested this new antiviral medicine and measured its ...
GPs should lead chronic disease fight -- Top doctor
Professor Chris van Weel, a GP and expert in chronic
disease management, said that GPs should be capitalising on their role in the prevention of chronic
disease and the subsequent savings to health systems. "General practice needs to stop complaining...
New treatment offers relief from chronic back pain
...ency thermolesioning is a widespread treatment for chronic
back pain, but because of its neurodestructive nat...t known as pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) in treating chronic
back pain. It finds that the treatment yields significant improvements for herniated disc patients a...
Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care
...ely on an ongoing societal commitment to providing chronic
care for vulnerable patients." The researchers studied how diabetes care changed at 17 Midwestern FQHCs that participated in the Health Disparities Collaborativesa national, federally funded quality-improvement initiative launched in 1998. The ...
Blood transfusions from precancerous blood donors do not increase risk of cancer
...atively easy to identify, possible transmission of chronic
diseases with unknown causes and long induction or latency periods has been far more difficult to address." They conclude: "Our data provide no evidence that blood transfusions from precancerous blood donors are associated with increased risk of ca...
Chronic pain can drive you to distraction
Anyone who has experienced chronic
pain knows that it affects the ability to work, sl...s at the University of Alberta have confirmed that chronic
pain doesnt just cause physical discomfort; it can impair your memory and your concentration. In ...
Ulcerative colitis sufferers find UC quite disruptive to many aspects of daily life
...al Center who helped design the surveys. UC is a chronic
autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the...to the survey responses of people with three other chronic
health conditions migraines, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and asthma, who were also surveyed as part o...
New study: Pycnogenol reduces heart failure
...ive collagen matrix of cardiac tissue. Whereas the chronic
hypertension in mice led to a significant loss of connective collagen fibers, Pycnogenol significantly increased the collagen presence, resulting in stronger cardiac chambers. According to the American Heart Association nearly five million Americ...
Clinical trial data for Perforomist Inhalation Solution to be presented at ATS on May 20, 2007
...treatment of bronchoconstriction for emphysema and chronic
bronchitis, also known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). For those attending ATS, the two presentations are available as follows: "Nebulized Formoterol is an Effective Bronchodilator and Improves the Quality of Life for COPD Pat...
Aspirin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia
...eclampsia in more than one pregnancy or women with chronic
hypertension and pre-eclampsia in a previous pregn...the more usual setting of risk at about 20%, as in chronic
hypertension, multiple gestations, pre-pregnancy diabetes or pre-eclampsia in one previous pregnancy...
Smokeless cannabis delivery device efficient and less toxic
...l Neurology that smoked cannabis can alleviate the chronic
pain caused by HIV-related neuropathy, but a concern was expressed that smoking cannabis was not safe. This study demonstrates an alternative method that gives patients the same effects and allows controlled dosing but without inhalation of the toxi...
Low physical activity can improve fitness levels for sedentary, overweight postmenopausal women
...to improve physical fitness, a strong predictor of chronic
disease and premature mortality. This may be succinctly summarized for patients and clinicians as Even a little is good; more may be better!" (JAMA. 2007;297:2137-2138. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org ) Editors Note: Please...
Exercise may lead to improvement in patients with Parkinson's
...arning and execution. Parkinson's Disease is a chronic
and degenerative disease that leads to slowness, balance disorders, tremors and difficulty in walking. The disease results from the loss of dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. It is critical as a stimulator of motor system nerves in the bod...
Neglected epidemic of chronic lung disease; childhood conditions affect adult progesterone levels
The neglected global epidemic of chronic
obstructive lung disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major and increasing global health epidemic that has received insufficient attention from the health-care profession, governments, and the pharmaceutical industry, argues P...
Psychosocial support for cancer survivors needs strengthening
...tend a support group compared to people with other chronic
conditions, but there is little active support for... Support groups for a variety of cancers and other chronic
conditions are widely available across the United States. They often are the only mental care and ex...
Weill Cornell researchers use 'Virtual Iraq' simulation to study post-traumatic stress disorder
...SD during their lifetime, potentially resulting in chronic
distress and debilitation. Exposure to aversive events evokes the release of stress hormones and neurotransmitters that, in animal models, have been shown to facilitate the learning of highly persistent conditioned fear associations and responses. ...
Annals of Internal Medicine Tip Sheet for May 15, 2007
...ents with the condition, which is characterized by chronic
muscle pain and stiffness, have a lower pain threshold than healthy individuals (Review, p. 726). The cause and treatment of the syndrome are not well understood. The review provides an overview of the mechanisms currently thought to be partly respon...
Mediterranean diet halves risk of progressive lung disease
...ructive pulmonary disease) is an umbrella term for chronic
progressive lung disease, such as emphysema and bronchitis. It is expected to become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2020, with cigarette smoking the primary factor in its development. The researchers tracked the health of almost 43,0...
Unfair treatment boosts heart attack risk
...ase, as well as socioeconomic status, gender, age, chronic
job stress unfair treatment at work, and personality traits, such as hostility. But the results still showed that the higher the sense of injustice, the greater was the risk of a heart attack or angina. People in the "high" category were 55% mor...
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