Tag: "chronic" at medical news
Molecular marker may help identify pancreatic cancer, and possibly predict survival time
...molecule) may be useful in differentiating between chronic
pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer and may be able... ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas (n = 65) or chronic
pancreatitis (n = 42) (January 2000-December 2005). RNA was harvested from resected pancreatic cance...
Jefferson pharmacologist says biomarker discovery bodes well for better cancer diagnostics
...genetic marker that could help distinguish between chronic
pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer and gauge who w... material may be useful in distinguishing between chronic
pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer and may be able to tell which pancreatic cancer patients will liv...
$1.5 million awarded for palliative care research
...ciplinary field focusing on patients with multiple chronic
illnesses, functional impairment, and a high burden of family caregiving responsibilities. It is not dependent on prognosis. The new collaborative initiative between the American Cancer Society and the National Palliative Care Research Center is de...
Medicaid patients with lupus travel farther to see specialists
...ecialists. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic
autoimmune condition whose sufferers face lifelong...cess may be particularly pronounced for those with chronic
illnesses who depend on the care of a specialist," note the authors. Between 2002 and 2004, led by J...
Your brain and hormones may conspire to make you fat
...eives from hormones. But prolonged food shortages, chronic
stress, prenatal nutrition, early exercise pattern...gical need. Under conditions of inadequate food or chronic
stress, glucocorticoids prompt a craving for comfort foods foods high in sugar or fat. Glucocortico...
More research needed to involve families in psychosocial interventions
...ntal and physical well-being of both patients with chronic
illness and their family members, but the results ... behavioral therapies are integrated into care for chronic
illness, the patients health is greatly improved. A patients chronic
illness also has been shown t...
Teens with migraine at greater risk of suicide
ST. PAUL, Minn Teens who have chronic
daily headache, especially those with migraine hea...ch as depression and panic disorder. "Teens with chronic
daily headache should be screened for psychiatric disorders so they can get the treatment and help t...
Significant rise in proportion of chronically ill children dying in intensive care
... course of acute bouts of illness in children with chronic
problems may not always be clear, suggest the authors. "It is equally possible that parental and societal expectations regarding childrens good health and long life spans prompts them to seek aggressive curative care despite the benefits of such a...
Study finds role of mid-brain in integrating heart and respiratory response to exercise
...ductal grey (PAG) stimulation for the treatment of chronic
neuropathic pain. Patients were excluded if they were considered unable to exercise for any prolonged length or time, or took medication likely to affect heart rate. Fully informed consent was obtained and the study conformed with the Declaration of ...
UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor
...lso revealed the #1 reason behind buying a system: chronic
grid power failures and shortages. The typical home system comprised a roof-mounted solar photovoltaic module, storage battery, charge controller, interior wiring and switches and electric lighting fixtures. The solar panels have generally been in ...
Fish oil may help kidney disease sufferers
...rcher will test its health benefits in people with chronic
kidney disease. Dietitian Rachel Zabel, from QUT...ence a range of complications thought to relate to chronic
inflammation," she said. "They can have poor nutritional status, disturbed appetite and a lower qu...
Costs of treating arthritis on the rise nationwide, study finds
...United States, which is equivalent to a low-grade, chronic
recession," Murphy said. "However, the growing economic toll is a result of the increase in numbers of people affected, rather than an increase in mean expenditures and earnings losses." That economic toll threatens to continue to escalate, she sai...
Depression among retired NFL players: Rates mirror the general public, but pain compounds symptoms
... of these symptoms is compounded by high levels of chronic
pain," says lead author Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., G... the hypothesis that the physical disabilities and chronic
pain experienced by retired players cause significant difficulty with maintaining their fitness leve...
Drug therapy can reduce preterm births and decrease lifetime medical costs
...ntal retardation. It is also an important cause of chronic
lung disease, visual impairment, and other chronic
illness in children." That statement, from an editorial authored by Joanne Armstrong, MD, MPH, of Ba...
Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities
...ld encourage the coverage of care needed to manage chronic
health conditions. Overall, policymakers should increase support for research on disability, which is seriously underfunded, considering the impact of disability on individuals, families, and communities. To improve health care coverage for worki...
Simple system accurately predicts weight-loss surgery risk
...gh blood pressure, typically have heart disease or chronic
inflammation of blood vessels that can add to the risks of surgery. Pulmonary embolus risk. Patients who have had a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lungs, or are at risk for developing an embolism are at elevated risk. "When talking ...
Chronic family turmoil and other problems cause physical changes
...ly turmoil, violence, noise, poor housing or other chronic
risk factors show more stress-induced physiologica...ardiovascular systems of youths who are exposed to chronic
and multiple risk factors are compromised, regardless of their mothers' responsiveness. The study, l...
Don't use drains in uncomplicated open cholecystectomy
...bladder. It is performed mainly as a treatment for chronic
gallstones. Although many operations are now carried out by laparoscopy, some are still done by open surgery. In these operations there is an ongoing debate about whether drains should be used. Some argue that it will prevent fluid build-up and infec...
Eating cured meats frequently can lead to lower lung function and potential COPD
...n test scores and increases the odds of developing chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to... estimated to suffer from COPD, which results from chronic
bronchitis and emphysema, two inflammatory lung diseases that frequently co-exist and interfere with...
UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results
...urvival rates are typically 25 to 26 weeks, into a chronic
disease with extended survival and improved quality of life for patients, Parsa said. Although our survival data are encouraging, a larger phase 2 study will be required to determine the benefit of vitespen for patients with recurrent glioma. The con...
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