Tag: "load" at medical news
Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes
...sent study has shown that a pre-chemotherapy viral load
higher than 10(5.65) copies per milliliter is asso...ration of anti-viral therapies to reduce HBV viral load
should be considered as part of management for HCC patients undergoing chemotherapy. ...
What exactly is repetitive strain injury?
...nuous contraction of muscles from long term static load
with insufficient breaks could result in reduced local blood circulation and muscle fatigue. Consequently, pain sensors in the muscles could become over-sensitive, leading to a feeling of pain at lower-than-normal thresholds. Another theory is that o...
UPMC begins study of heart support device as a bridge to transplantation
...Assist LVAD investigational study will help reduce load
on the patient's heart while awaiting transplant, improve blood flow and circulation and overall quality of life. In some cases, the patients with earlier model LVADs demonstrated recovery of their own heart. As a result, they were able to be wean...
The hepatitis C link: Diagnose, treat, transplant
...og10 IU/mL. The observed difference in mean viral load
between the PRC and PR treatment groups provides evidence that the combined effect of celgosivir with peginterferon alfa-2b and ribavirin provides a clinically significant treatment benefit for difficult-to-treat chronic HCV infected patients. "Thi...
Low-glycemic load diet may be more effective for dieters with certain insulin response patterns
...ce greater weight loss by selecting a low-glycemic load
diet, compared to a low-fat diet, according to a s...of JAMA. The researchers also found a low-glycemic load
diet to have beneficial effects on HDL cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations. "With prevalen...
Resistant HIV quickly hides in infants' cells
...tors (PIs), was effective in controlling HIV viral load
and NNRTI-resistant virus strains for all infants studied. These findings have important implications when it comes to choosing among available treatments. As Persaud summarized, "The initial transmitted drug-resistant virus will likely never be c...
Study finds role of mid-brain in integrating heart and respiratory response to exercise
...h, with a pedal ergometer attached to one end. The load
was fixed at 15 watts. After resting for approximately four minutes, subjects were alerted orally to an exercise cue. The patients were then given a signal to start exercising. Patients performed light exercise for at least 30 seconds at which time a...
Chronic family turmoil and other problems cause physical changes
...ive strain puts on organs and tissues. "Allostatic load
may very well turn out to be the primary mechanism of how risk, stress and other sources of environmental demands get under the skin and into the body," said Evans. In some studies, he noted, high allostatic loads are correlated with a greater incide...
Obese patients run higher risk of post-operative complications
...ng and may be partly due to an increasing surgical load
and the growing elderly and obese populations," he says. Other studies, he notes, have projected that these factors will to lead to a 25 percent increase in the number of surgeries, a 50 percent increase in surgery-related cost and a 100 percent incr...
How T lymphocytes attack
...r cell, they bind to it and target it with a fatal load
of enzymes. When T lymphocytes infiltrate a tumour Before this work by Alexandre Boissonnas and Luc Fetler, no-one had ever observed at the cellular scale what happens when activated T cells arrive in a solid tumour. The novel experimental mode...
Editorial: Pay more attention to genital herpes infections in HIV-infected persons
...that daily anti-HSV-2 therapy can reduce the viral load
by this amount is thus of direct importance for treatment," Corey wrote.Corey urges clinicians to incorporate more routine testing for HSV-2 into the initial evaluation of HIV-positive patients. The Nagot paper "has direct clinical implications, sugg...
MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions
...ze of a hand-held power tool, can lift a 250-pound load
more than 600 feet into the air at nearly 10 feet per second, all on a single battery charge. Ingenuity, creativity and passion seem to course through Nates blood, said Merton Flemings, director of the Lemelson-MIT Program, which sponsors the annua...
Selenium supplements may contribute to reduced HIV viral load
...he blood and may suppress the progression of viral load
in patients with HIV infection, according to an ar...elop secondary infections or illnesses), HIV viral load
(the number of copies of the HIV virus in the blood) and screening for hepatitis C. Participants we...
Darunavir with FUZEON provides HIV patients a better chance to reach undetectable viral load
...ncrease the chances of reaching undetectable viral load
the new treatment goal in HIV. However guidelines issued by major health associations such as the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the International AIDS Society (IAS-USA Panel), the French Ministry of Health and Solidarity and t...
Mayo Clinic -- Collaborating to move treatment research forward
...ent) compared to placebo/Dex (46 percent). A tumor load
reduction (lessening of cancerous cells) of 90 percent or greater was seen in 44 percent of Thal/Dex patients versus 16 percent in placebo/Dex-treated patients. Additionally, the time it took for the myeloma to progress was substantially longer in th...
Malaria may fuel spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
...ce, found that because malaria increases the viral load
of an HIV-infected person on the order of 10 times...rst assessment of the role of "blips" in HIV viral load
seen during HIV co-infection with some other diseases. They estimate that tens of thousands of HIV i...
Important factors in compliance with HIV regimens identified; and more
...boratory is inversely related to a patient's viral load
during acute infection suggest that the complement system contributes to the control of HIV at the early stages. But, because complement levels vary during HIV infections, future work is needed to determine the importance of this form of humoral immu...
New study indicates Invirase results in similar levels of viral suppression to lopinavir
... is the number of patients with an HIV-1 RNA viral load
of The first interim analysis show similar rates of viral suppression and improvement of CD4 counts throughout the first 24 weeks of treatment, for the first 150 patients enrolled. Invirase 500/r demonstrated no significant increase in incidence o...
Mental health problems threaten the knowledge economy
...s perspective, but which adds substantially to the load
and pressure of the worker." In the modern knowledge economy in which increasing numbers of people are working in the services sector - workers need to be autonomous, flexible, adaptive, and able to continuously deal with new circumstances, tasks ...
Bone research that grows on you
... be used to fill bone defects or cavities, to coat load
bearing implants, and to make scaffolds for the r...l engineering student Achi Kushnir has developed a load
bearing ceramic material capable of carrying the same bone growth enhancing chemicals and of being a...
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