Tag: "condition" at medical news
Eye muscles -- those go-getters of the anatomical world
...cles dont work together, it can affect vision. One condition
that can arise when these muscles dont work together is strabismus, a condition
that affects about 5% of children and arises when the eye muscles dont work together properly. This ...
Medicaid patients with lupus travel farther to see specialists
... lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune condition
whose sufferers face lifelong periods of disease flares and inflammation of numerous organ systems. Few studies to date have examined the effect of insurance status on access to care for rheumatology patients, and no studies have examined this questi...
Costs of treating arthritis on the rise nationwide, study finds
...eriod, the cost of prescription drugs to treat the condition
nearly doubled, from $897.60 per patient per year to $1,638, Yelin said. The change was due to both an increase in the mean number of prescriptions each patient received (from 18.7 per year to 25.2) and a rise in the cost of each prescription from $4...
Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities
...lity insurance because they have a serious medical condition
that precludes working. Officials also should test modifications in SSDI and other policies that would encourage people who are able to return to work to do so without losing their Medicare or Medicaid coverage, the report says. Regarding access to...
$7.5 million NIH grant to Yale for Autism Center of Excellence
...rs have found that it is the most strongly genetic condition
among all developmental disorders. The Yale Child Study Center has led the way in research of autism for several decades, said Volkmar, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, and Director of the Yale Child S...
ISHLT membership explores expansion of computer modeling system for organ allocation
... survival without the transplant and the projected condition
of the patient post transplant. The computer program then generates a list of patients that are ranked according to preset organ allocation policies. Once selected, there are a number of tests that must be performed in order to evaluate whether the...
Did drug reps encourage doctors to prescribe gabapentin for nonapproved uses?
... "indication" (i.e. the treatment for a particular condition
and group of patients), it has to be approved as safe and effective for that use by a government agency, the Food and Drug Administration. Once a drug is approved, doctors are allowed to use it for whatever non-approved indications they think are app...
Hebrew University research shows developmental problems for siblings of autistic children
...aracteristic that is normally associated with some condition
but is not a direct symptom of that condition). "Siblings of children with autism are likely to inherit genes that will cause a weakened expression of autistic symptoms," she explained. These can take the form of delayed linguistic abilities, difficu...
UQ researchers identify thousands with curable high blood pressure
...the condition. They have narrowed the cause of the condition
in some cases to a single chromosome which could lead to a more streamlined diagnosis and even a cure by silencing the gene responsible....
Clinical studies evaluate potential treatments for mouth ulcers
...ral erosive lichen planus is a severe inflammatory condition
that causes painful wounds in the mouth. Approxim...are affected by psoriasisand those who develop the condition
may lose weight because of pain during eating. Few effective treatments are available for either co...
Obesity may be linked to middle ear effusions in children
Childhood obesity may be associated with a condition
known as otitis media with effusion, which consist...Archives journals. Otitis media with effusion, a condition
in which fluid is retained in the middle ear space, but without earache, fever or other symptoms, ha...
Sporting research aims to reduce childhood obesity
...role in preventing or reducing the severity of the condition
but little is known about how to increaseand maintain childrens involvement in organised sporting activity, said Dr Christine Paul from the Centre forHealth Research and Psycho-oncology (CHeRP)* and the University of Newcastle. This research will inv...
Help the Aged funds the University of Nottingham to research pain affecting older people
A little-understood medical condition
which affects millions of older people in Britain...caused by diverticular disease can be reduced. The condition
is formed by pouching in the lower gut which can be painful, and, if infection sets in, can also be...
Poor diet puts teenagers' health at risk
...r health-related consequences associated with this condition
such as diabetes," he said. The study found that only one third of teenagers ate at least one food from each of the five food groups everyday and just over half ate from each food group most days. From the five food groups, bread and cereals were...
Drugs for Parkinson's disease may ease stroke-related disability
...the putamen is strongly linked to motor neglect, a condition
that makes patients slow to move toward the left s...the brain between the ear and the temple develop a condition
known as spatial neglect that hampers their ability to notice things on their left side. Patients ma...
Combined imaging approach may provide better identification of difficult-to-diagnose brain clots
...analized chronic dural sinus thrombosis. This is a condition
in the membrane surrounding the brain where blood ...le to recognize the imaging characteristics of the condition
earlier may help us explain patient symptomslike persistent headachethat otherwise cannot be explain...
Weak immune response critical to disease that causes most infant hospitalizations
...medical science thought it knew how this dangerous condition
arose from such a common virus. Scientists blamed an overreaction in the lungs by specific immune-system cells, T lymphocytes (also known as "T cells"), for the most severe symptoms of infection. But now, researchers at the University of Texas Medi...
Study recommends universal newborn screening for cystic fibrosis
...n diagnosed. Babies are routinely screened for the condition
in Scotland (since 2003), Wales and Northern Ireland, but this is not yet the case for all areas of England including London. Dr Erika Sims (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK) and colleagues from the University of Dundee, UK, used data from t...
Children's Hospital Boston presents at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
...ypoplastic left heart syndrome, a life-threatening condition
in which most of the structures on the left side of the heart are small and underdeveloped). The intervention was successful in 79 percent of fetuses. Although 43 percent developed unstable cardiac function during the procedure, all regained normal h...
Mayo Clinic study shows drug-eluting stent use in heart patients determined more by insurance type
...tent than would a patient with the similar medical condition
seeking care in a rural or Midwest hospital. Mayo Clinic also found that: If you carry private third-party health insurance, you are more likely than a Medicare/Medicaid patient is to receive a drug-eluting stent for similar medical conditions...
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