Tag: "increased" at medical news
Study finds prostate cancer in 25% of high-risk men with 'normal' PSA levels
...did not evaluate if earlier diagnosis of these men increased
Trampoline injuries on the rise
...injuries serious enough to require hospitalization increased
dramatically jumping from 1,400 annually in the first study to 2,128 annually in the current study. In both studies, fractures or dislocations remained the predominant reason for hospitalization. However, by 2002, emergency rooms were seeing an incr...
Study finds maternal exposure to parasitic infection may increase risk of schizophrenia in offspring
...ion between maternal exposure to toxoplasmosis and increased
risk for developing schizophrenia in adult childre...vels of maternal toxoplasmosis gondii antibody and increased
risk for schizophrenia among adult offspring. Dr. Brown noted, "While it's as good an idea as ever ...
Study compares stomach acid control of three proton pump inhibitors in chronic NSAID users
...It is well known that long-term NSAID users are at increased
risk for stomach ulcers, which is often a deterrent to long-term treatment. Acid control can reduce this risk and proton pump inhibitors have been shown to reduce the incidence of ulcers associated with chronic NSAID use," said Jay L. Goldstein, M.D...
Babies' cries linked to their health
...ty problem in the respiratory system as well as an increased
tension and instability of neural control of the vocal tract. "Given the results of earlier studies relating cry characteristics to known neurological compromise, these findings suggest that at-risk infants have undetected neurological damage and tha...
Anti-depressant use linked to increased GI bleeding
...uptake inhibitor (SSRIs) may be associated with an increased
risk of bleeding disorders and hemorrhages. Resea... using more than one medication associated with an increased
risk of GI bleeding than control patients. "While more research needs to be conducted to examine th...
Study demonstrates longest reported survival rate for locally advanced lung cancer patients
...oradiation without docetaxel. Median survival also increased
from 15 months in SWOG-9019 to 26 months in SWOG-9504. "The long-term survival data are particularly promising because they exceed the results of all other treatment approaches in this group of patients with locally advanced, Stage IIIB disease," sai...
High levels of estrogen during pregnancy associated with improvement in psoriasis
...10 to 20 weeks' gestation compared to controls and increased
significantly six weeks post partum. Although 65 percent of the pregnant patients reported worsening, their psoriatic body surface area only returned to pre-pregnancy levels, the authors report. In pregnant women with 10 percent or greater psoriatic ...
Obesity linked to colorectal and esophageal cancers
...with numerous illnesses, has now been linked to an increased
risk of developing colorectal and esophageal cance...k lifestyle behaviors have been associated with an increased
incidence of colorectal neoplasm. Researchers at the University of Tokyo conducted a two-fold study...
New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery
...urgeries performed annually for severe obesity has increased
from about 16,000 in the early 1990s to about 103,000 in 2003. The frequency of these procedures has been fueled by the rise in the number of people who are extremely obese, the failure of diets, exercise and medical therapy; and the advent of lapar...
New class of drugs may treat lung tumors resistant to Iressa and Tarceva
...growth factor, fueling tumor growth, but they also increased
tumors' sensitivity to Iressa. Subsequent research found that similar mutations were associated with sensitivity to Tarceva. Although results for those patients who did respond to these EGFR inhibitors were often rapid and dramatic, they were also...
Biologic therapies for bowel disease show promise in clinical trials
... disease. Results show that adalimumab's efficacy increased
over time, while maintaining a strong safety profi... findings show that the rate of clinical remission increased
from 5.5 percent at baseline to 33.2 percent after six months of treatment and the rate of clinical ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 17, 2005
...g glucose levels of 5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L) do not have increased
risk for CHD (Article, p. 813). 4. Study of Five Strategies to Treat HBV Identifies Two Strategies Cost-Effective, Depending on Health Resources (Article, p. 821; Editorial, p. 863)....
Too stressed to think?
... recent issue ofPsychoneuroendocrinology, show increased
stress hormones lead to memoryimpairment in the elderly and learning difficulties in young adults. "Stress has become more commonplace and accepted in our everyday lives,"says Sonia J. Lupien, PhD, lead author and director of the Laboratory o...
Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening
... that were missed at WL examination, suggesting an increased
detection rate of 18.3 percent (19 of 104 adenomas). Accuracy of endoscopic diagnosis for atypical lesions improved from 57 to 83 percent and hyperplastic lesions from 59 to 70 percent with the use of both white and fluorescent light. "Colonoscop...
Several factors can increase risk for recurrent blood clot
...ment, and treatment strategies in circumstances of increased
risk. Sverre C. Christiansen, M.D., of the Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands, and colleagues conducted a follow-up study of 474 patients aged 18 to 70 years who had a thrombotic event to determine the risk of recurrence and th...
Breast cancer chemotherapy regimen associated with life-threatening complications
...cancer in a clinical trial, was associated with an increased
risk of serious complications, resulting in the pr...ubicin-docetaxel combination is associated with an increased
risk of severe sepsis and life-threatening complications. Clinicians should be aware of the potentia...
Other highlights in the May 18 JNCI
...drostenedione or low levels of progesterone had an increased
risk of breast cancer. Sex steroids have been impl...enal and/or ovarian origin or of estrogens have an increased
risk of breast cancer. Studies of premenopausal women, however, have produced unclear results. To ex...
Timing of introduction of gluten into infant's diet associated with appearance of celiac disease
...d with HLA-DQ8). These gene variations also confer increased
risk for type 1 diabetes; thus, individuals with t...e 1 diabetes and their first-degree relatives have increased
risk of celiac disease. However, few genetically susceptible individuals develop celiac disease, eve...
Iodine deficiency, supplements affect thyroid cancer risk in children exposed to radioactive iodine
...ne 131 (I-131), in childhood is associated with an increased
risk of thyroid cancer. Importantly, both iodine deficiency and supplementation appear to modify this risk, according to a new study in the May 18 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power pl...
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