Tag: "hardened" at medical news
Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa
...t of oral pain, the team found a high incidence of hardened
plaque (calculus) and gingival bleeding. Ninety-five percent of the people they examined had significant dental erosion because of the presence of sand in their food as a result of the arid environment and lack of water for rinsing crops. We were s...
Seven-point system gauges seriousness of heart failure in elderly
...arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle are hardened
and narrowed) peripheral vascular disease (similar to coronary artery disease but involving blood vessels outside of the heart and brain) low sodium in the blood (an indication of neurohormonal imbalance) high urea in the blood (a reflection of po...
Inflammatory processes in arteriosclerosis revealed
...terial from patients who have received surgery for hardened
arteries has been collected. Three enzymes that have increased levels in arteriosclerotic tissue have been identified in the study; the levels of two of these enzymes are particularly highly increased in patients who are experiencing or who have ...
Mayo Clinic pioneers new method of jaw reconstruction for oral cancer patients
...f cancer recurrence. As the soft tissue healed, it hardened
into bone. The investigators found that the radiation therapy, which they had suspected could interrupt the bone consolidation prior to the study, had no ill effects on the bone's healing. "Patients with large oral tumors should have radiation thera...
Unfavourable blood fat levels predict rheumatoid arthritis up to 10 years later
...sease, in which the artery walls are thickened and hardened
by fat deposits. This might help to explain the link between an increased risk of cardiovascular disease among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, say the authors. And they speculate that a poorer blood fat ratio might make a person more susceptib...
Bioactive cement scaffold may improve bone grafts
...ent samples. In addition to creating pores in the hardened
cement, the natural polymer beads protect the cells during the 30 minutes required for the cement to harden. Future experiments will develop methods for improving the material's mechanical properties by using smaller encapsulating beads that biodegra...
UCLA finds cancer drug may improve progeria; genetic disease causes accelerated aging in children
...a that can result in dwarfism, baldness, wrinkles, hardened
arteries, and osteoporosis. Most children with progeria die from heart disease before age 15. In a new study, published Feb. 16 online in the journal Science, two UCLA researchers, Drs. Loren Fong and Stephen Young, tested a farnesyltransferase inhi...
Stanford researcher says new data confirms they help women avoid hip fractures
... 10,000 women taking a placebo). Kidney stones are hardened
mineral deposits that form in the kidney and often cause pain when discharged from the body. Calcium and Vitamin D have long been staples in the effort to improve bone health among older women, who are four times more likely than men of the same age ...
New UK guidelines significantly widen criteria for heart disease and stroke prevention
...re consistent treatment for all those with already hardened
and narrowed arteries - namely, heart attack, stro...dults under 40 with a family history of developing hardened
and narrowed arteries earlier than expected (under 65 for women and under 55 for men) For those at h...