Tag: "levels" at medical news
ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care
... non-English speakers, and those with low literacy levels
-- groups for whom existing diabetes education materials are particularly limited. "Internists provide most of the care of people with diabetes in the United States," said Charles K. Francis, MD, FACP, FACC, president of ACP. "We believe this intens...
Steady rise in allergic diseases over quarter of a century
...se dust mite. Positive samples were re-tested for levels
of specific IgE (an immune system response) to three inhaled allergens grass and tree pollen, and cat dander. The samples were also tested for antibodies to hepatitis A and to H. Pylori infections. The team found highly significant increases over ti...
Prostate cancer therapy - study suggests new molecular screening theory
...o cause cell death. This finding suggests that the levels
of Smad7, and other proteins in this molecular pat...more work is now needed to investigate whether the levels
of Smad7 correlate with patients' responses to different therapies. "If we can determine which patie...
College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do
...timate volumes, over-pour drinks, and under-report levels
of consumption. Educational feedback appears to im...timate volumes, over-pour drinks, and under-report levels
of consumption. However, educational feedback regarding definitions of standard drinks appears to i...
Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer
...h-grade tumors. Because HOX genes are sensitive to levels
of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone p... organs, Naora speculates that abnormal changes in levels
of these hormones could explain how the HOX genes come to be turned on in ovarian tissue. Indeed, mo...
Northwestern's cancer genetics program finds gene variants that greatly increase breast cancer risk
...antly, the results show that women with the lowest levels
of TGF-beta activity have a 69 percent higher risk of breast cancer than women with the highest levels
of TGF-beta activity as predicted by the combination of the two variants TGFBR1*6A and TGFB1 T29C. ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)
...o increase in IP-10. The researchers believe that levels
of the protein could make a difference in both diagnosis and the development of an effective treatment for the disease. The investigators screened 14 cytokines/chemokines (immunoregulatory proteins) in the blood of 23 patients with SARS and 25 non-SA...
Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia
...rmacogenomics techniques to assess gene expression levels
in ALL cells, researchers identified 45 genes closely linked with leukemic cells' ability to resist treatment by at least two of the most widely used antileukemic drugs. The drugs tested were prednisolone, vincristine, asparaginase and daunorubicin. ...
Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men
...ks. The study found that there is no difference in levels
of restenosis with the use of drug eluting stents the angiographic measurement of how narrow the vessel becomes after treatment between women and men. And yet, contrary to previous reports, the study also showed that doctors re-intervene in female...
Tea may help prevent diabetes and cataracts
... composition of the rats' blood and eye lenses. At levels
that would be equivalent to less than five cups of tea per day for a human, both teas significantly inhibited cataract formation relative to a control group which did not get tea, they say. The researchers found that both teas decreased glucose level...
American Heart Association telephone news briefing
...edictor of cardiovascular risk factors compared to levels
of aerobic fitness in this University of Colorado study. Obesity and insulin resistance in teens Teens who have insulin resistance combined with obesity were more likely to have cardiovascular risk factors, such as higher blood pressure, and "bad...
Long term outcomes for children who undergo ear tube placement surgery
...ars as a treatment for ear infections have hearing levels
comparable to normal children 14 years later, although children with more serious disease may require repeat procedures or other ear surgery, according to two studies in the April issue of Archives of OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, one of the JAM...
More evidence suggests statins help cut risk for advanced prostate cancer
...ng statins during the time that we saw the highest levels
of risk-reduction, we believe that statins more than any of the other cholesterol-lowering drug may have the biggest risk-reduction effects, but more studies are necessary to validate this," says Platz. Statins lower cholesterol by blocking an enzyme...
Researchers identify marker of heart disease in low-birthweight babies
... percent of the babies were found to have enriched levels
of apolipoprotein C-1 bound up in the high density... three weeks earlier than those who had normal HDL levels
of the suspect particles. Results are published in the April 20 issue of the Journal of the Americ...
Spice it up or just veg out, either way you may be helping to defend against cancer
... concentrations of PEITC used in the study were at levels
that may be achieved through dietary intake....
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...e placed on their stomachs had higher blood oxygen levels
and slower breathing rates than those placed on their backs, the review found. Blood oxygen levels
in the stomach-placed infants were about 2 percent higher than in the back-sleeping infants, a small...
Mercury levels and cognitive function investigated in adults
...of 50 and 70 years. They found that blood mercury levels
were not consistently associated with adverse perf... these studies, they determined that blood mercury levels
should not exceed 5.8 g/L. The median mercury level in study participants was 2.1 g/L and only appro...
No strong evidence linking mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults
...quency questionnaire to determine fish consumption levels
"In summary, the study provided no compelling evidence that blood mercury levels
were adversely associated with neurobehavioral test scores. There were some consistent associations ...
Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death
...ative risks of mortality associated with different levels
of BMI (calculated as weight in kilograms divided ...40 years and examined whether long-term changes in levels
of key cardiovascular risk factors have been different in overweight or obese persons compared with ...
Propensity for obesity, diabetes, may occur in utero
...ad increased plasma insulin levels, increased mRNA levels
of preproinsulin, a precursor of insulin, and incr...present findings support this prediction." Plasma levels
of rat pups (2-HC) born to HC mothers returned to normal during the suckling period, results showed,...
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