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Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients

...hts an important physiologic principal of exercise intolerance and identifies a novel marker to assign risk," said Vinay Thohan, M.D., associate professor of cardiology and director of the heart failure service at Wake Forest Baptist. "This measure has been validated in patients with systolic heart failure and t...

'Supersize me' mice research offers grim warning for America's fast food consumers

...eeks for liver enzymes to increase and for glucose intolerance the beginning of type II diabetes to begin." And unlike other studies, the mice were not forced to eat; rather, they were able to eat whenever they wanted and eat they did. Tetri says there's evidence that suggests fructose actually suppresses y...

No link found between autism and celiac disease

...d with autism may have no connection to the gluten intolerance experienced by people with celiac disease," said study author Samra Vazirian, MD, with Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. Autism is a developmental disability that impairs social interaction and communication. People with autis...

LIALDA -- the first oral once-daily mesalamine for ulcerative colitis -- now available

...zine. Mesalamine has been associated with an acute intolerance syndrome (three percent of patients in clinical tr..., and sometimes fever, headache and rash. If acute intolerance syndrome is suspected, prompt withdrawal is required. Mesalamine-induced cardiac hypersensitivity re...

Task force recommends greater use of exercise testing in chronic disease

...uffering from chronic heart and lung disease is an intolerance to exercise often to the point of struggling to get up out of a chair or to walk across a room without getting breathless. This inability to exercise leads to further problems, such as a loss of body mass and muscle wasting, and can mean a lower lif...

Study explores cause of exercise intolerance in heart failure patients

...lic failure. "This is important because exercise intolerance is the primary symptom of patients with diastolic failure," said Hundley. "It suggests that factors other than leg blood flow may be responsible for the severely reduced exercise tolerance in this increasingly important disorder." The researchers t...

New data reinforce safety profile of ENBREL (etanercept)

...ate. ENBREL can be given as monotherapy in case of intolerance to methotrexate or when continued treatment with methotrexate is inappropriate. ENBREL is also indicated in the treatment of severe, active and progressive rheumatoid arthritis in adults not previously treated with methotrexate. ENBREL, alone or in ...

Tibotec Therapeutics announces start of largest US study on HIV treatment in women

...oad of 1000 copies/mL or greater and have previous intolerance or failure to prior therapy consisting of a protease inhibitor and/or non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-based highly active antiretroviral treatment regimen of at least 12 weeks. All participants will receive PREZISTA/rtv (600/100mg twi...

Panel updates guidelines for treatment of adult HIV infection

...te that therapy should be changed when toxicity or intolerance mandate it or when treatment failure is documented. The virologic target for patients with treatment failure is now a plasma HIV-1 RNA level below 50 copies/mL, a goal that is now achievable in a substantial proportion of patients. Once antiretrovira...

Cincinnati surgeon's pediatric laparoscopic liver surgery a world first

...e disease often misdiagnosed as constipation, food intolerance or anorexia until it is in an advanced and difficult-to-treat stage. This patient's symptoms had been dismissed as such for several months before physicians confirmed he had hepatoblastoma of the liver, a type of cancer that starts in the organ's c...

Newsbriefs from the journal CHEST, June 2006

...test. Researchers conclude that patients with odor intolerance and upper and lower airway symptoms, such as cough, may suffer from a physiological disorder. The study appears in the June issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. INFANT EXPOSURE TO PETS NOT ASSOCIATED...

New research shows second-hand smoke raises diabetes risk

...en tracked how many participants developed glucose intolerance - where the body can no longer produce enough insu...ubject to second-hand smoke also developed glucose intolerance - higher than the 14% risk rate in the group who had previously smoked and given up. Those breathing...

New strategies help depressed patients become symptom-free

...tients and doctors with important information that intolerance or lack of efficacy with one SSRI seems not to predict the same with another." The 565 patients who received the augment medication were randomized to take either bupropion-SR (a non-SSRI antidepressant) or buspirone (a medication that enhances the a...

Civil partnerships likely to boost health of gay and lesbian people

...an straight people. Discrimination, prejudice and intolerance on religious grounds are likely to be partly to blame for this, say the authors. They suggest that civil partnerships are likely to break down some of this prejudice and promote greater understanding, including among staff working in the health serv...

New drug lets thyroid cancer patients avoid nasty side effects during treatment

...e, slowed thinking, depressed mood, muscle cramps, intolerance of cold temperatures and other symptoms. "This stu...eived thyroid hormone therapy and rhTSH, were cold intolerance (50 percent vs. 21 percent), weight increase (60 percent vs. 21 percent), constipation (43 percent v...

Insulin levels and resistance linked to risk of pancreatic cancer

...onal studies, type 2 diabetes mellitus and glucose intolerance are fairly consistent, albeit somewhat controversial, risk factors for pancreatic cancer, according to background information in the article. This is because it has been unresolved whether diabetes mellitus is involved in pancreatic carcinogenesis or...

New studies identify advances in treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia

...able for analysis. Imatinib resistance (n=127) or intolerance (n=59) was defined as a failure to respond to imatinib at maximum tolerated doses or the occurrence of BCR-ABL mutations associated with virtual insensitivity to imatinib. Dasatinib was administered to patients at 70 mg BID, based on phase I data an...

Breastfeeding may protect against gluten intolerance (coeliac disease)

Breastfeeding may protect children against gluten intolerance otherwise known as coeliac disease, suggests resea... research on breast feeding and the risk of gluten intolerance published between 1996 and 2004. Of the 15 studies, six matched the criteria set by the researchers...

Urban Britain is a recipe for heart disease

...n the work in Sandwell, added: "Diabetes and sugar intolerance were common in both India and Britain, but in Britain were more likely to occur in association with raised blood pressure and raised cholesterol." CVD has already been found to be the leading cause of mortality in people of Indian origin migrating t...

Doctors sue Safeway and other dairy retailers

... milk can cause serious digestive illness. Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest the milk sugar lactose,... someone figures out the problem is milk." Lactose intolerance is often unrecognized because it comes on gradually and occurs in individuals who were previously ab...

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