Tag: "disease" at medical news
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
...studies by this group of UT Southwestern digestive disease
specialists suggest the alternate cells that eventually take over might be bone-marrow cells. There could be cells circulating from the bone marrow that wouldnt ordinarily end up in the esophagus. But if you shorten the telomeres enough and the eso...
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
...in the prevention and treatment of end-stage renal disease
(ESRD) in the United States give reason for "cauti... to the new report. An apparent increase in kidney disease
caused by atherosclerosis (narrowing or "hardening" of the arteries) among older adults is another a...
Reductive stress linked to heart disease
...gs can be developed to treat or even prevent heart disease
caused by reductive stress, according to Ivor J. B...e profound consequences on the treatments of heart disease
and other serious disorders. ...
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
...rculosis should be examined for evidence of active disease
and have a chest radiograph performed. Children ...tent tuberculosis infection or active tuberculosis disease
should be treated in accordance with the North American tuberculosis standards. If the child was pre...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...ociated or CAMRSA, has caused serious outbreaks of disease
over the past few years, said Talan, a professor of medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine and chief of emergency medicine and professor of infectious diseases at Olive ViewUCLA. We are hopeful to be able to identify the most effective antibiotic ...
Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
...nd breast density of women with MRI-only diagnosed disease
did not differ significantly from those of women with mammography-diagnosed DCIS. The higher sensitivity of MRI was not associated with an unduly high number of false positive diagnoses - the positive predictive value of both methods was comparable, ...
Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
...health care aims to delay the onset of illness and disease
and to prevent untimely and premature deaths, say ...and using linear models that use absolute risks of disease
rather than all cause mortality and morbidity. If we do, the only ones to benefit will be drug compa...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...halassemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, sickle cell disease
and other anemias. Tens of thousands of children and adults around the world have these diseases. For many, the need for transfusions and chelation are life-long. A single dose of Exjade works throughout the entire day, removing excess iron -- includ...
Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
...f $5 million in2002. Along with research in kidney disease
and development of imagingtechnologies, the center has served as an educational and researchresource for visiting scientists. About 60 researchers from across theU.S. and abroad have gone through the center's training programs. That'sin addition to I...
Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing 'good' cholesterol
...ssociated with variation in HDL-C levels and heart disease
risk. We hope to identify polymorphisms in the genes for PCs, EL, and its inhibitor that are associated with HDL-C levels, thus supporting that this pathway is relevant in humans, says Rader. ...
Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
For patients with chronic kidney disease
(CKD), the risk of elevated levels of parathyroid ...ties but also to increased rates of cardiovascular disease
and death. Although decreased kidney function is the main reason for hyperparathyroidism in CKD, ot...
Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
...gs; and macrovascular complications, such as heart disease
and stroke. The University of Warwick researchers, led by Professor Paul Thornalley, have shown conclusively that diabetic patients are thiamine deficient in blood plasma. They were also able to solve the mystery of what was happening to thiamine i...
Wireless technology shows promise in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease
...ngth of the bowel, helping us to identify signs of disease
and damage that would otherwise be impossible to view in children. The camera, encased in a capsule that can be swallowed or placed into the stomach, travels through the digestive system naturally and painlessly, reducing the need for invasive tes...
Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
...he United States, although researchers believe the disease
is highly underdiagnosed. The researchers reviewed the records of 80 patients who received high-dose chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplantation from July 1994 through July 1997. The median survival for all 80 patients was 57 months. Eighte...
Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters
...nt the way to therapies that protect against heart disease
by boosting concentrations of the beneficial high-...n blood vessel walls, increasing the risk of heart disease
or stroke. By contrast, HDL-C tends to carry cholesterol away from the arteries to the livera proces...
Parents' depression can weigh on children
...rs of developing type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease
dont motivate children, but factors such as bullying do, she said. It gives a kid language to be able to talk about what it would mean to them to be able to make lifestyle changes, she said, adding that Janickes research helps advance researchers ...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...ntable, causes of blindness," Irazoqui said. The disease
causes blindness from a buildup of fluid pressure in the interior chamber of the eye, killing fibers in the optic nerve. Glaucoma patients go to the doctor periodically to have their eye pressure checked. If it is high, the doctor prescribes medicati...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...patients during hospitalization. Coronary artery disease
(CAD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, and UA and NSTEMI are acute manifestations of this condition. In 2004, the National Center for Health Statistics reported 669,000 hospitalizations for UA and 896,000 for myocardial infarction...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue
...isk for heart attack and death from cardiovascular disease
is uncertain: Neither increased nor decreased risk...revalent as common chronic diseases, such as heart disease
and diabetes, and presence of geriatric conditions was strongly associated with disability. Most ...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...evention of the most common type of long-term lung disease
of very premature infants. Chronic lung disease
is a major source of morbidity in these infants. Neonatologists have been trying to figure out how t...
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