Tag: "levels" at medical news
New Seroquel data show significant improvement in compliance and cognition in schizophrenia
...extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS), increased prolactin levels
leading to galactorroeha and sexual dysfunction, which makes complying with treatment a challenge many patients find too difficult to overcome" commented Dr Michael Riedel from the Munich University Hospital, Germany. "It is critical therefore that m...
Within six months, one in three patients fail to take medications as prescribed
...s to reduce high blood pressure and to lower lipid levels
can reduce risk for heart disease, but within six months, more than a third of patients fail to take one or both medications as prescribed, according to a study in the May 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ...
Relationships improve quality of life for prostate cancer patients
...p reported better mental health as well as greater levels
of spirituality. While no differences were reported in most disease-specific adverse effects, such as sexual dysfunction, partnered men did report significantly fewer urinary symptoms. Moreover, partnered men reported significantly fewer general canc...
Facial trauma may cause significant social and behavioral problems
... "Emotionally, these patients are reporting higher levels
of depression, anxiety, and discomfort regarding t..."Socially, they are reporting significantly higher levels
of marital conflict. Behaviorally, they are reporting significantly greater problems with alcohol co...
New Seroquel data support benefits in bipolar disorder
...) SEROQUEL was generally well tolerated, with low levels
of extrapyramidal side effects and minimal weight gain. Commenting on the results, lead study investigator Professor J Endicott, from the New York State Psychiatric Institute, US, said "Bipolar disorder patients are often highly capable individual...
Measuring hormone cuts antibiotic use in half in pneumonia patients
...ared with 12 days for patients whose procalcitonin levels
were not measured. Fifteen percent of patients whose hormone levels
were measured did not have to take antibiotics at all, said study co-author Michael Tamm, M.D., Chie...
Physical activity associated with improved survival for women with breast cancer
...rticle. Physical activity has been linked to lower levels
of circulating ovarian hormones, which may explain...hysical activity and breast cancer. Lower estrogen levels
among physically active women with breast cancer could potentially improve survival, although few da...
Psychologist: Make culture part of the new collaborative science
...ed with biological markers such as stress cortisol levels
and cardiovascular risk. Now, expanding the work through a proposed study called MidLife in Japan (MIDJA), Ryff wants to learn how varied cultures harbor different notions of well-being, and how those notions might interplay with biology. Well-being...
Bones don't pay a price when fat is lost through exercise
... men and women, measuring both fitness and fatness levels
at the start and end of the study. All of the participants were in general good health except for untreated, mild hypertension. Half were randomly placed in a widely recommended moderate exercise program, believed to improve fitness, heart health a...
Northwestern Memorial participates in trial to test effectiveness of drug to treat endometriosis
... drugs decreases the production of estrogen to the levels
a woman has after menopause, causing side effects such as bone loss, hot flashes, and mood swings." ERB-041 is an experimental medication that selectively works to target a recently discovered receptor, estrogen receptor-β (ERβ). Recepto...
Patients' favorite music during surgery lessens need for sedative
...nto a bowl in the operating room can produce noise levels
of up to 80 decibels, which is considered very loud to uncomfortably loud. What they found is that blocking the sounds of the operating room with white noise did not decrease sedative requirements of listening to operating room sounds. Playing music...
Researchers study natural products that may prevent certain cancers
...-damaged tumor cells, or may allow us to use lower levels
of radiation, reducing potential side effects. If our data from these preclinical studies are positive, they will create the basis for human patient studies on the safety and effectiveness of these agents."...
Studies suggest that donation criteria can be expanded
...y including being older than 70 years, having high levels
of a protein called creatinine, which is used to determine kidney function, dying from cardiac arrest prior to organ donation, or prolonged storage time for the organ. The researchers compared 32 kidney transplants involving conventional ECDs with 42...
Risk factors in contracting cancer of the endometrium
...ial cancer, apparently because it lowers oestrogen levels
- the reason why women smokers are more prone to osteoporosis and early menopause. Moreover, it has to be taken into account that tobacco increases the possibilities of other types of tumour pathologies and cardiovascular problems. Regarding the infl...
Personalized immunosuppression with leading organ transplant therapy may optimize patient care
...ity with robust information on monitoring CellCept levels
so that physicians can assess when to implement TDM strategies in their kidney transplant patients." Study Details: Personalized Dosing vs Fixed Dose of CellCept in Kidney Transplantation Prof. Le Meur and his colleagues reported results of a mult...
Severe sleep apnea may be a risk factor for liver damage
... and May 2001 to undergo evaluation for OSA. Blood levels
of liver enzymes were measured in the morning afte...sleeping at the clinic, and patients with elevated levels
underwent liver biopsies, also in the morning. Patients were categorized into groups according to th...
Emory study finds health care use, work productivity linked to health levels
...lts between the ages of 25 and 74, and how varying levels
of health correlated to healthcare use and work pr...ealthiest of those surveyed, and less than optimum levels
of productivity among the incompletely healthy (those who reported some physical or mental health pr...
Post-marketing analysis examines cholesterol-lowering drugs' side effects
...e strongest statins for patients whose cholesterol levels
resist standard treatment. Most people with moderately elevated cholesterol levels
respond to the time-tested drugs. "The risks of specific statins should be weighed for each patient...
Bad metabolism in blood vessels linked to high blood pressure and atherosclerosis
...cks and strokes." Smoking and elevated cholesterol levels
have been shown to increase vascular disease, but ...n the vessels made uncoupling protein-1 and energy levels
decreased, the result was more stress and inflammation in the blood vessel wall. "The cells in the ...
Increase in heart surgery mortality from SSRIs or depression?
...tes, high blood pressure and increased cholesterol levels
when compared to the non-SSRI group. "We also know that depressed patients are less likely to take their medications, go to the doctor or rehab program regularly, eat healthy diets or stop smoking," Xiong continued. "It is precisely for these reasons...
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