Tag: "function" at medical news
M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution
... as determined from blood and saliva samples, lung function
tests and goniometric (joint motion) measurements. A follow-up study that will be funded by the National Cancer Institute in July 2005 will measure the benefits of yoga on similar outcomes including more objective measures of sleep quality as measure...
Patients with pituitary gland tumors are often misdiagnosed
...treatments and surgery because of the location and function
of the pituitary. The pituitary is a small, pea-sized gland located at the base of the brain that functions as "The Master Gland." It releases stimulating hormones that signal the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, ovaries and testes, directing them to ...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)
...PD), as well as directly related to decreased lung function
if used daily, according to an article in the firs... next day, the infant monkeys were given pulmonary function
tests. The problem of human mothers smoking during pregnancy is a dangerous one, according to the re...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 3, 2005
... therapy has a small beneficial effect on pain and function
in adults with chronic low back pain but no effect on pain that lasts less than six weeks (Review, p. 765). A systematic review finds that the two features of the most successful exercise therapy for chronic low back pain are close supervision and an...
ASU researchers team with Kinetic Muscles, Inc. to develop robotic arm for stroke rehabilitation
...al needs it," said He. As the individual's motor function
improved, RUPERT would adapt to allow the user fas...t use of their arms by performing repetitive motor function
exercises over a period of time. This labor-intensive physical therapy is expensive, however, claimi...
Morphine for chest pain increases death risk
...explain the worse outcomes in patients whose heart function
has already been compromised by disease." For their analysis, the researchers consulted the nationwide quality improvement initiative named CRUSADE (Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes with Early Implem...
Health benefits of quitting smoking could be improved by controlling weight gain
...s a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Lung function
normally declines with advancing age, and smoking ...d decline. Stopping smoking is beneficial for lung function
but may lead to weight gain. Previous studies have reported the effects of quitting smoking and weig...
Children with autism have distinctly different immune system reactions compared to typical children
...lled cytokines in the group with autism. Cytokines function
as mediators of the immune response, carrying messages between B, T and other immune cells. They also are known to be capable of having profound effects on the central nervous system, including sleep and the fever response. Immune system responses to...
Atorvastatin shows promise in small trial for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease
...fect on the progressive deterioration of cognitive function
and behavior anticipated in mild to moderate AD," the authors write. "As a pilot proof-of-concept study, significant differences were not expected, but benefits identified tend to support the trial's rationale based on the hypothesis that excess brai...
Green laser pointer can cause eye damage
... did not cause a measurable decrease in the visual function
of the patient's eye. Dr. Robertson believes that longer exposures could harm vision, however. He also warns about potential damage from higher-powered green laser pointers. "With the use of laser pointers that are more powerful than five milliwatts...
Researchers consider possible mechanistic links between obesity and asthma
...ommented, "Obesity has the capacity to impact lung function
in a variety of ways. None of them are good and all of them are poorly understood. More research is needed to explain the relationship between asthma and obesity." Research on the link between obesity and asthma in the authors' labs is supported th...
Your heart could indicate whether you have kidney problems
...isk factors appear to indicate deteriorating renal function
in all adults. Researchers discovered various indi...f heart or vascular disease can signal that kidney function
is on the decline in the general population, as published in the May issue of Kidney International. ...
Novel stem cell trial in heart failure patients to begin
...inary results have shown that blood flow and heart function
improve in patients receiving the stem cell therapy. However, to date, there has been no research in humans that helps explain why such improvements are seen, raising questions that have become the crux of scientific debate about the mechanism and ac...
Sex differences in the human brain
...ces between men and women with respect to cerebral function
and structure. Special focus will be paid to the p... 11.45 - 12.15 Jan-ke Gustafsson: ERbeta and CNS function
Department of Bioscience, Karolinska Institute, NOVUM, SWEDEN 12.15 - 13.30 LUNCH Session II...
Melbourne trailblazer scoops medical research award
...F medal was presented to Professor Mendelsohn at a function
at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem in Melbourne on 12 May. The Medal was accompanied by a $5,000 prize, which Professor Mendelsohn has donated to the Howard Florey Institute. At the same function, the Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation announced r...
Targeted cancer drug combined with low-dose chemotherapy shrinks tumors, slows ovarian cancer
... a monoclonal antibody that targets and stalls the function
of a substance made by cells called the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which stimulates the growth of blood vessels that nourish cancer tumors and cause them to grow a process called angiogenesis. Currently, bevacizumab has been approve...
Researchers prevent post-traumatic brain damage
...idol, were nearly intact, with cognitive and motor function
recovered, Faden said. "These rats were no different from the ones that had not experienced brain injury," he said. The approach that Faden and his research team have taken was suggested by findings from extensive gene studies conducted at Georgetow...
Too stressed to think?
...his explains why some older adults show poor brain function
whileothers perform very well. Perhaps, throu...odify the cortisol levels and enhance brain function
of the at-riskindividuals. " Lupien and her research team also looked at the affects of stress on y...
Testicular cancer gene in mice may offer clues to origins of cancer in men
...l of course require further research regarding the function
of this gene in human cancers." Although the connection is more tenuous, the researchers add that their finding also could offer a clue as to the link between male infertility and testicular cancer, since loss of the dead end gene in a laboratory fis...
New kidney function test better than standard at predicting death and cardiovascular outcomes
...tigators found that 60 percent had abnormal kidney function
putting them at medium or high risk for cardiovasc...ney function, and that even a small loss of kidney function
can double a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease. "This study affirms the important ...
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