Tag: "lung" at medical news
Experts call for re-focussing of COPD management to reduce hospital admissions and mortality
...own to be a major contributor towards worsening of lung
function. (7, 8)...
Air in Fallon, Nev. has elevated levels of tungsten and cobalt
...pational exposure to cobalt has been implicated in lung
and other cancers. The February 2004 final report of an expert panel ( http://health2k.state.nv.us/healthofficer/leukemia/FALLONexpertpanel022304.pdf ) concluded that "the cause(s) of childhood leukemia, including those from Churchill County, Nevada,...
New gene silencing therapy for cervical cancer
...re the cancer has moved to other sites such as the lung
or liver." Dr McMillan said the research also showed gene silencing enhanced the effect of chemotherapy by up to four times. He said the findings suggest a cancer-specific treatment for advanced cervical cancers will be possible either alone or in ...
Young cancer researchers honored
...hich is implicated in 30 percent of non-small cell lung
cancers, 90 percent of pancreas cancers, and 50 pe...especially crucial for tumors such as those of the lung
and pancreas, which in humans are usually diagnosed at a late stage when treatment is least effectiv...
Researchers zero in on the possible cause of Kawasaki disease
... likely to be taken up by white blood cells in the lung
and carried through the bloodstream, infecting other tissues, including the coronary artery, and leading to coronary artery aneurysms, the most important adverse outcome of Kawasaki disease," Rowley said. Results of the study provide new insights in...
Drug may combat weight loss during radiation treatments
...plague patients undergoing radiation treatment for lung
and head and neck cancer. "The drug clearly reduc...lem in patients undergoing radiation treatment for lung
cancer and cancers of the head and neck, such as cancer in the mouth or throat. The high doses of ra...
Research published in the NEJM challenges 30-year-old standard of care for lupus patients
...nt groups. Severe infections (e.g., pneumonia and lung
abscess, necrotizing fasciitis, gram-negative sepsis) occurred only in the IVC group. Pyogenic, or pus-producing, infections were significantly less frequent among patients receiving MMF. Hospitalizations for vomiting and dehydration occurred in fi...
U of MN study shows nicotine vaccine has promise for helping smokers quit
... linked to a number of diseases, the leading being lung
cancer which is the number one cause of cancer-rel...re than 170,000 people will be told that they have lung
cancer and 160,000 will die from it. In Minnesota, more than 2,600 residents will be diagnosed with ...
HRCT reveals asthmatic risk long after cat allergen exposure
...searchers have shown that cat allergens can impair lung
function in people with asthma for up to 22 hours ... million Americans with asthma. In many cases, the lung
changes triggered by allergen exposure do not produce symptoms but contribute to persistent inflamma...
'No sweat' CT-guided injection treats embarrassing hand condition
...complications, ranging from bleeding and collapsed lung
to partial paralysis and Horner syndrome, which affects movement of the eyelid. Minimally invasive treatments are available which effectively treat sweaty hands with varying degrees of effectiveness, cost and risk to the patient. Some physicians offe...
Liver transplants may not be indicated for cystic fibrosis patients with bleeding complication
...g has been used as a basis for non-eligibility for lung
transplantation. The authors suggest that the natu...g), which was presumably contributing to decreased lung
function. The current study examines more closely the need for liver transplants in these patients. ...
Endotoxins in house dust pose a significant risk for asthma
... Past studies have shown that exposure can cause lung
inflammation. Peter S. Thorne, Ph.D., of the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and five associates, evaluated 2,456 residents in 831 homes selected to represent the demographic characteristics of the ...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for December 2005
... (VATS) for early stage, localized, non-small cell lung
cancer. IBS STUDY SHOWS THAT TARGETED ANTIBIOTICS LEAD TO LONG-LASTING IMPROVEMENT IN SYMPTOMS Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have found that a nonabsorbable antibiotic one that stays in the gut may be an effective long-term treatment for irritable...
Mountainous plateau creates ozone 'halo' around Tibet
...els that are known to cause significant changes in lung
function at sea level. The presence of such higher levels of ozone at extreme altitudes may add to the medical dangers faced by mountaineers. "We can only imagine that hypoxia [lack of oxygen] and the rate of hyperventilation that people have at extr...
TLR4 gene found to protect against tumor development
...y also play a critical role in suppressing chronic lung
inflammation and tumor development in mice. "We...al Institutes of Health, report that mice prone to lung
cancer that had TLR4 removed or altered had 60 percent more tumors than mice that had intact recepto...
Mathematics used to discern immune response to infectious diseases
...l study the specific immune cells recruited to the lung
and identify the particular genes expressed and the molecules produced in response to infection. A combination of mathematical and animal models will be employed to test different vaccine and therapeutic strategies, including a novel approach that ai...
Magnet lab researcher exploring science behind commercial applications of liquid helium
...der to deliver respiratory medications to the deep lung
efficiently, careful engineering of the size and density of the microparticles in the drug is essential," said Neal Kalechofsky, technology development manager with Oxford Instruments, a global technology company that provides tools and systems for t...
Scythe balances life and death during development
...e. The scientists discovered that major defects in lung
development appeared late in the process of embryo...hat Scythe is required for development of both the lung
and kidney. The Scythe-/- model also often failed to develop a normal brain. In the absence of Scyth...
Race and gender affect lung cancer clinical trial participation
...race and gender in the enrollment of patients into lung
cancer clinical trials. Published in the January 1...ere least likely to enroll in treatment trials for lung
cancer, and identifies a need to improve educational and outreach efforts to make clinical trials av...
Vitamin D can play role in lung health
...r concentrations of vitamin D resulting in greater lung
health benefits. A study in the December issue of ...ncentrations of vitamin D had significantly better lung
function, compared with patients with lower concentrations of vitamin D. "Low levels of vitamin D h...
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