Tag: "levels" at medical news
PSA screening for prostate cancer to be debated at annual meeting forum
...ually save men's lives. For example, elevated PSA levels
don't necessarily equate with clinically significant prostate cancer. Some men faced with high test results, however, may have undergone unnecessary treatments, with debilitating side effects such as infertility, incontinence and impotence. For othe...
OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function
...ly, we found that the decrease of synaptic protein levels
in the frontal cortex of the brains of Alzheimer's...nt. Furthermore, we noticed that synaptic protein levels
were even lower in the brains of patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. This suggests ...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
... sent from 31 rural trauma centers categorized as levels
III, IV or V to 15 level I and II trauma centers between 1991 and 1994. The study population included patients with everything from simple concussions to fatal traumatic brain injury, and mortality was based on death during hospitalization or within...
Exposed: Tobacco companies efforts to influence industry privatisation
...esent 'sanitised' information on future employment levels
to the Moldovans. Dr Gilmore comments: "It is evident from the tactics revealed here that countries undertaking tobacco industry privatisation and the organisations advising them need to ensure a transparent process and a truly competitive tender in...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...vestigators reported only one infant with abnormal levels
of bilirubin, a subsequent safety report issued by...rect upper limit of the normal range for bilirubin levels
in newborns. When the correct upper limit is applied, the trial data confirm the original HIVNET 01...
Liver may be source of 'good' cholesterol
...ay help scientists develop new treatments to raise levels
of this heart-protecting molecule in humans. In t...less severe cholesterol disorders, Parks said. Low levels
of HDL are associated with higher risk of heart attacks, even when total cholesterol levels
OHSU scientist helping explain basis of psychotic behavior
...nk between dopamine supersensitivity and increased levels
of a dopamine receptor with a particularly high affinity for dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter found in the brain that plays an important role in the regulation of behavior involved in movement control, motivation and reward, and the dopamine ...
Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients
...usetts General Hospital (MGH) finds that measuring levels
of a protein called NT-proBNP was significantly be...elihood assessment, but a combination of NT-proBNP levels
and physician judgement produced the most accurate method of diagnosis. "We also identified specifi...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
of exercise may not be enough to control mild hypertension in men and women over age 55, the age group most at risk of later developing potentially fatal heart failure, a new four-year study reports. The findings by researchers at Johns Hopkins, to ...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...s in patients' physiological variables such as the levels
of glucose, of carbon dioxide, and of cholesterol,...iseases would be able to monitor their cholesterol levels
constantly. 10. Disease vector and pest detection control: including nano-scale sensors for pest det...
Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes
... our understanding of how obesity causes increased levels
of insulin, sugar, and blood fats leading to disea...ndustrialized world, causing disturbances in blood levels
of insulin, sugar, and blood fats that lead to high blood pressure, type-2 (adult onset) diabetes, a...
Traditional risk factors best predictor of CVD death in kidney patients
...e patients, emerging risk factors such as elevated levels
of C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, and the blood clotting protein factor VIIIc were not as strongly associated with greater risk of cardiovascular death. "The message from this study is clear: to reduce heart disease and stroke deaths in older peo...
Study shows statin use before or after stroke improves recovery
...obably be treated with statins to reduce their LDL levels
to 60-70mg/dl," said study author Majaz Moonis, MD, MCRPI, DM, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and director of the Stroke Prevention Clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center. The study examined 1,618 people who experienced ischemic s...
Being too clean could be hazardous to your health and the environment
...n body tissues to cause a greater effect. Even low levels
of dioxin are a problem because of their tendency to accumulate along the food chain....
University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health
...ted experiences, African Americans reported higher levels
of alienation than did whites, the team found. "We reasoned that when one's group is the target of cultural bias, connections with one's countrymen may not be sufficient to reduce feelings of alienation. Reliance on a power that supercedes that of t...
New LASIK research reveals unexpected finding: Key to better-than-20/20 vision is in the flap
...y proven, which is that the rate of achieving high levels
of vision is better with the IntraLase laser than with the conventional metal microkeratome. On theoretical grounds we knew flap creation with IntraLase would be safer, and its performance bore that out. But we didn't anticipate seeing a difference...
Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life
...arkinson's disease and showed that those with high levels
of an anxious or pessimistic personality are at higher risk for developing Parkinson's disease up to several decades later," says James Bower, M.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist and the study's lead investigator. Although the study demonstrates an associ...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
...anding of possible treatment options for different levels
of asthma severity." NAEPP is expected to release updated guidelines in 2006. An expert panel will consider the results of IMPACT and other studies to determine if changes in treatment recommendations for adults with mild persistent asthma are warran...
Scientists identify protein that controls cancer cells
...hat controls this process. But, when they measured levels
of a protein that they thought might be involved, they found only very low levels. Instead, they discovered that a little-known protein called Fra-1 is present at large amounts in the tumor cells. "We were very surprised when we saw it for the firs...
Spirituality, religious practice may slow progression of Alzheimer's disease
...ivities. "We learned that the patients with higher levels
of spirituality or higher levels
of religiosity may have a significantly slower progression of cognitive decline," said study author ...
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