Tag: "hemoglobin" at medical news
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
...hropoietin-treated patients with very low baseline hemoglobin
levels were more likely to have a hematologic resp...d routinely outside of clinical trials to increase hemoglobin
levels and to reduce the need for transfusion in patients with falling hemoglobin
Comprehensive treatment improves cognitive impairment in heart failure patients
...cate that normalization of glucose, potassium, and hemoglobin
levels during hospital stay is associated with increased cognitive performance at discharge. This confirms the need for a comprehensive approach to heart failure in older populations."...
Sickle cell and protection against malaria
...most afflicted by malaria the gene for sickle cell hemoglobin
(HbS) occurs very frequently. The protection against malaria occurs in people who are heterozygote (HbAS), i.e., have one normal and one sickle gene, and previous work has suggested that there is an immune component to this protection. To discover...
Increased Vitamin B consumption reduces women's risk of colorectal cancer
...ucose levels, fighting off infections and creating hemoglobin
to ensure that oxygen gets to important organs and tissues. While the study shows that consuming high amounts of vitamin B6 reduces the risk of colorectal cancer in women who drink, researchers say findings need further confirmation in large prospe...
Oral liquid hydroxyurea promising for long-term use in babies with sickle cell anemia
... a genetic mutation causes oxygen-carrying protein hemoglobin
(Hb) to form rigid cords in red blood cells, causi...ans. Hydroxyurea increases the production of fetal hemoglobin
(HbF), the main oxygen transport protein in fetal red blood cells. Because HbF prevents red blood ce...
Tight glucose control lowers CVD by about 50 percent in diabetes
... blood glucose. Intensive treatment meant keeping hemoglobin
A1c (HbA1c) levels as close as possible to the normal value of 6 percent or less. (The HbA1c blood test reflects a person's average blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months.) Conventional treatment at the time consisted of one or two insulin injecti...
NIAID scientists unveil mechanism behind resistance to severe malaria
...ies of experiments, the researchers determined how hemoglobin
type C impairs the ability of malaria parasites to...fourth of the population has at least one gene for hemoglobin
C. Children with at least one hemoglobin
C gene are less prone to deadly cerebral malaria, in which ...
Delivery of routine preventive services suboptimal for medicare beneficiaries
...of 6 preventive services: diabetic monitoring with hemoglobin
A1c measurement, eye examinations, screening for c...ic eye examinations (48.9 percent vs. 43 percent), hemoglobin
A1c monitoring (61.2 percent vs. 48.4), mammograms (52.1 percent vs. 38.9 percent), colon cancer scr...
Adult sickle cell drug proves effective in young children
... of the disease by increasing and sustaining fetal hemoglobin
production, was achieved in all study participants. Patients treated with hydroxyurea also weighed more and were taller than untreated children with the disorder their growth rates were even comparable to those of normal children. Another measure o...
Optical imaging added to ultrasound improves breast cancer diagnosis
...tage invasive cancers have a two-fold higher total hemoglobin
concentration compared with benign lesions," Dr. Z...e cancers and 73 benign lesions. The average total hemoglobin
concentration within the malignant group was more than twice that of benign group. To perform the ...
Physician pay-for-performance programs may produce little gain in quality
...ality: cervical cancer screening, mammography, and hemoglobin
A1c testing. The researchers found that clinical q... mammography, 1.9 percent vs. 0.2 percent; and for hemoglobin
A1c testing, 2.1 percent vs. 2.1 percent. Compared with physician groups in the Pacific Northwest, t...
New study: Drug combo against AIDS-related infections also prevents malaria
...gastrointestinal illnesses and had slightly higher hemoglobin
levels than those in the control group. The authors pointed out that such benefits did not mean that routine TS prophylaxis should be used in healthy children but that they did "mitigate concerns about TS use in HIV-exposed children whose HIV status...
Inhaled nitric oxide may help sickle cell disease
...c oxide may help normalize a sickle cell patient's hemoglobin
by restoring the natural charge and shape to the o...edicine. In fact, their test-tube studies of human hemoglobin
show nitric oxide not only prevents unhealthy clustering of hemoglobin
S molecules but can melt exis...
Near infrared laser device can measure brain oxygen levels
...r-infrared light absorption characteristics of the hemoglobin
in red blood cells are known, the system can calcu...s through the scalp and skull to examine levels of hemoglobin
and other light absorbing compounds of the brain was made at Duke by Frans Jobsis, Ph.D., in 1977. "...
Anemia associated with higher risk of death in the elderly
...HICAGO Elderly people with the lowest and highest hemoglobin
concentrations (the component of red blood cells t...efined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a hemoglobin
concentration of less than 12 g/dL (grams per one tenth liter) for women and less than 13 g/dL for m...
Neurological disease raises risk of complications from flu
... chronic lung disease, heart disease, disorders of hemoglobin
such as sickle cell disease, and chronic kidney disease. The Children's Hospital study considered all those conditions, in addition to neurological and neuromuscular disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and history of prematurity. The researche...
US heart patients receive more transfusions than international patients
...oxide is essential for delivery of oxygen from the hemoglobin
in red blood cells to tissues. However, according to Rao, nitric oxide has a short half-life, so by the time stored blood has been transfused, the essential nitric oxide may have been depleted. It is also possible, he continued, that transfused blood...
Tight glucose control cuts heart disease by half in type 1 diabetes
... to normal as possible. That meant trying to keep hemoglobin
A1c (HbA1c) readings at 6 percent or less with at least three insulin injections a day or an insulin pump, guided by frequent self-monitoring of blood glucose. (HbA1c reflects average blood glucose over the past 2 to 3 months.) Researchers announced...
Stroke risk returns when children with sickle cell disease stop transfusions
...dren tended to do well on transfusion, with higher hemoglobin
levels, fewer pain crises and cases of acute chest syndrome, better liver function and just generally growing and feeling better. However, transfusions are not without problems. No transfusion-related infections were reported but there were nine tran...
Perinatal complications linked to eating disorders
...e mother--including maternal anemia (low levels of hemoglobin
in the blood), diabetes mellitus and placental infarction (death of part of the tissue of the placenta)--increased a child's risk of developing anorexia nervosa. Neonatal heart problems, hypothermia (low body temperature), tremors and hyporeactivity...
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