Tag: "dysfunction" at medical news

Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats

...e development of diabetes-induced endothelial cell dysfunction in vessels of the heart, kidney, and eye. Dr. Guoc...the underlying vascular smooth muscle. Endothelial dysfunction is characterized by an imbalance between these vasodilators and vasoconstrictors and appears early i...

Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection

...g obese population is at increased risk for immune dysfunction during influenza infection, which may lead in humans, as it did in the mice, to increased mortality," Beck said. "Influenza virus currently is responsible for 36,000 deaths and 114,000 hospitalizations in the United States each year." Mice are a comm...

Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find

...ncluded better and longer nighttime sleep and less dysfunction during the day. The only element that did not improve after listening to music was sleep disturbance. "Music is pleasant and safe and the technique we used in our study is quick and easy to learn is low cost, and could be used readily by nurses," Goo...

It's not all in your head

...lent disorder." PE is the most common male sexual dysfunction affecting men and their partners. However, available data suggest that only 1-12% of males self-reporting receive treatment for their dysfunction. According to The Journal of Sexual Medicine editor Irwin Goldstein, most physicians do not inquire abo...

Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death

...a vasodilator after open-heart surgery, but kidney dysfunction is a major concern post-operatively," Sackner-Bernstein says. "In addition to this mortality risk in patients with acutely decompensated heart failure, the meta-analysis we reported last month contradicted the perception that nesiritide protects the ...

Comprehensive treatment improves cognitive impairment in heart failure patients

...Among older patients with heart failure, cognitive dysfunction has been associated with a fivefold increase in th...he activities of daily living." Treating cognitive dysfunction independently may yield benefits. Dr. Zuccal continues, "Our data indicate that normalization of glu...

New GP contract may not improve treatment for heart failure patients

...ance indicators for patients with left ventricular dysfunction caused by coronary artery disease and does not include heart failure caused by other causes. Of the doctors responding, most (89%) said they were aware of a national guideline on the subject, but as many as 41% had not read it. The report s...

Girl juvenile offenders exhibit more problems, risks than boys

... girls are being detained precisely because of the dysfunction within their families." These results highlight several problems with the current juvenile justice system, according to Gavazzi. For one, it shows how important it is to assess juvenile delinquents early to see the risks they face. Before GRAD, few...

PENN researchers use robotic surgery

... treatment, often leading to speech and swallowing dysfunction and external scarring. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, have completed two studies the most comprehensive and largest to date that demonstrate the effectiv...

Mayo Clinic: Biomarker that may improve quality of life during treatment for colorectal cancer

...r colorectal cancer, can include progressive nerve dysfunction with tingling, numbness, sensiti vity to cold -- a... genetic makeup that predicts early onset of nerve dysfunction to either seek alternative treatment options right away, or to receive agents that protect the nerve...

Improvements in critical care decrease risk of post-injury multiple organ failure

... and cardiac. Single organ failure is defined by a dysfunction grade of one or greater on a scale of zero (best) to three (worse). Post-injury multiple organ failure is defined by a total score for the four organ systems of four or more within 48 hours after injury. Of the 1,244 severely injured patients admitt...

Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort

...hy volunteers and 18 volunteers with balance organ dysfunction during a stepping task. Compared to healthy volunteers, volunteers with balance dysfunction displayed more irregular head and body motion. Although neither head nor body motion was relatively ...

As morphine turns 200, drug that blocks its side effects reveals new secrets

... of MNTX include treatment of post-operative bowel dysfunction (a serious impairment of the gastrointestinal tract following surgery), opioid-induced itching, urinary retention, and possibly HIV. Opiates appear to increase the ability of HIV to infect certain immune system cells. In 2003, Moss reported that ver...

Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment

...pirituality, stress created by urinary function or dysfunction and adverse affects caused by their treatment. The partnered men were less depressed and less bothered by emotional problems such as anxiety and fear about disease recurrence. They were less upset about urinary problems and less distressed by the nau...

Female lung transplant recipients at greater risk of acute lung injury

...jury to the transplanted lung called primary graft dysfunction than male lung transplant patients, according to a...injury to the lung may become apparent. Lung graft dysfunction is associated with a high death rate, prolonged hospital stay and other serious complications. "We n...

New insight into potential cause of sexual dysfunction in women

... College of Medicine have found that female sexual dysfunction (FSD) affects 48.2 percent of women in a new study... one form of sexual dysfunction. Those with sexual dysfunction had decreased sensation in the clitoris compared to asymptomatic women....

Cancer patients have increased risk of cognitive dysfunction, study finds

...r patients may have an increased risk of cognitive dysfunction compared with individuals who have never had cance...apparent in older age--when the risk for cognitive dysfunction is higher--is not known. To determine the extent of cognitive deficits in cancer patients, Beth E. M...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for June 2005 (first issue)

...ying to test the association between primary graft dysfunction with individual short- and long-term mortality aft...er transplantation. They said that primary graft dysfunction occurs in the first hours to days after transplantation and that the clinical course and pathophysio...

Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage

...at occur all over the body. Vestibular-auditory dysfunction -- problems with balance, hearing or dizziness. Mild cognitive impairment -- concentration impairment characterized by a lack of attention. This is different from the mild cognitive impairment which is a precursor condition to Alzheimer's disease. ...

New data show low testosterone more likely in men with diabetes

...ch screened more than 2,000 men, also found sexual dysfunction to be the most common symptom experienced by men w...T may include diminished interest in sex, erectile dysfunction (ED), increased fat mass, reduced muscle mass and strength, decreased bone mineral density, depresse...

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