Tag: "markers" at medical news
Life or death can depend on teenage cancer patients taking their treatments properly
...ured in blood and urine, and measurements taken of markers
added to drugs. However, these methods themselves can be fraught with difficulties, with teenagers either making sure they take their medication just before a blood or urine test, or vomiting, spitting out or simply discarding drugs. Dr Gesundheit a...
Factor stimulates cartilage growth from stem cells
...reased the production of two important biochemical markers
of cartilage cell proliferation. Specifically, hADAS cells treated with BMP-6 increased by 205 times the expression of aggrecan, a component of articular cartilage, and they increased by 38 times the production of a type of collagen uniquely present ...
Predicting successful outcomes in living-donor liver transplants
...ation capacity (GEC), and lidocaine elimination as markers
for the quality of liver regeneration in 22 donors and their recipients in the first 3 months following LDLT. They found that ICG elimination and GEC remained significantly altered in donors and improved significantly in recipients during that period...
Thinner and younger
... six months of calorie restriction reduces two key markers
of aging: fasting insulin levels and body temperat...- that calorie restriction does change some of the markers
we associate with aging." Holloszy and Fontana are getting ready to launch a second phase of the CA...
JCI table of contents, April 6, 2006
...ere vGPCR-positive also expressed endothelial cell markers
and angiogenic factors, proving that they were endothelial cells. Next the authors transferred vGPCR-expressing cells from the ears of mice to the tails of immune-suppressed mice, resulting in the formation of tumors in the recipients, and observed t...
Newsbriefs from the journal Chest, April 2006
...years) living in western New York State. Adiposity markers
included weight, BMI, abdominal height, waist-to-h...ly associated with FEV1%, while all five adiposity markers
were negatively associated with FVC%. In men, all adiposity markers
were inversely associated with F...
Mount Sinai launches combination therapy trial to treat Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
...mportantly, this study may allow identification of markers
that may be useful in distinguishing which MS patients may respond to specific treatments. According to Dr. Henry McFarland, Clinical Director, NINDS, "As with the data from the CombiRx Trial, the implications of the Biomarkers in MS Study could be e...
Markers of PCOS inherited, persist and raise risk for heart disease, diabetes
...id not differ between the groups. The mothers had markers
of insulin resistance. They also had an increased prevalence of the metabolic syndrome, compared with nationwide prevalence in normal women of similar age. The strongest predictor of LDL levels in mothers was their daughters' LDL levels. The rese...
Blocking key protein reduces inflammatory markers in metabolic syndrome
...d tests for levels of glucose, insulin and various markers
including CRP. At the end of the study period the CRP levels of participants who received etanercept were 34 percent lower than those of participants receiving the placebo. Levels of Interleukin-6 and fibrinogen, other inflammatory factors associat...
Heart attack patients do better at hospitals following guidelines
...ings on an electrocardiograph or elevated chemical markers
of cell death. The groups adopted the guidelines after large-scale clinical trials demonstrated the effectiveness of these therapies in saving lives. The guidelines focus on giving suspected heart attack patients antiplatelet medications, heparin, gl...
Combined contrast enhanced MRI shows promise
...erimental techniques rely on surrogate or indirect markers
of fibrosis. CCE MR attempts to directly visualize fibrosis by using two contrast agents with complementary mechanisms, iron particles to darken the background liver and gadolinium to brighten the fibrosis," said Dr. Sirlin, "Gadolinium alone and iro...
Middle-aged English people are healthier than their American counterparts
...d samples from participants to look for biological markers
of disease showing that the differences were not just a result of Americans' increased willingness to report illness. Professor James Smith, of RAND and one of the study's authors, says: "You don't expect the health of middle-aged people in these tw...
Americans less healthy than English
...ngland (n = 5,526 residents) to compare biological markers
of disease. The study was limited to non-Hispanic whites in both countries. The researchers found that U.S. citizens in late middle age are much less healthy than their English counterparts for diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, heart attack, str...
Long airplane flight does not appear to increase risk of blood clots
...ered during commercial air travel, on a variety of markers
of activation of the hemostatic (blood clotting) s...o significant difference in the overall change for markers
of coagulation activation (clot formation), fibrinolysis (the normal breakdown of small, naturally o...
Study finds stool testing novel technique for detecting colon cancer
... buffer and gel-capture technology, as well as new markers
of colon cancer, increased test sensitivity for ca...ct that the new version of the test includes fewer markers
makes the new test even easier to perform." Patients in this prospective multi-center study were enr...
New biomarkers for improving treatment of spondylarthritis
... cell growth in the lining layer, vascular growth, markers
of cellular infiltration, and metalloproteinases (MMPs) in the lining and sub-lining layers. In both the anti-TNF treatment groups, patients experienced significant improvements in disease activity, pain, and swollen and tender jo...
Calorie restriction appears better than exercise at slowing primary aging
... T3, improve their heart function and change other markers
of aging, as Fontana and Holloszy have observed in...ther calorie restriction can reverse some of these markers
of aging in healthy people," Holloszy says. "It's going to be many years before we know whether calo...
Exercise reverses unhealthy effects of inactivity
...style leads to a gradual decline in many important markers
for cardiovascular health," said Jennifer Robbins,...d of the trial, we were surprised to see that many markers
of cardiovascular health declined in participants in the control group, who did not exercise," Robbi...
Researcher develops better way to detect shock
...currently depend on the tried, true and inadequate markers
of blood pressure and heart rate. Soller is a spectroscopist, a scientist who studies the interaction between light and matter. Her device works by letting providers see how much oxygen a patient's tissues are getting because when blood flow to the ...
Launch of Nation-wide study for early detection of ovarian cancer
...m will work on identifying genetic and proteonomic markers
that may allow detection of the disease even before symptoms set in....
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