Tag: "potentially" at medical news
Report describes details of four transplant recipients who contracted rabies from donor
...t organs from patients with acute progressive, and potentially
infectious, neurological diseases."...
Doctors argue for new ways to resolve health treatment choices
...ascribed the same low value-for-money rating - and potentially
not be funded as a treatment that gives three months to those with, for example, diabetes or high cholesterol, when these patients may live for decades with standard care." A pilot study at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital showed that when resou...
Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics
...al changes seen in cirrhosis of the liver are also potentially
reversible if treated. Furthermore, thiamine deficiency can be treated easily with oral or injected thiamine. Patients with acute deficiency respond very quickly but some permanent damage can occur if patients are not treated and particularly if th...
Design of neonatal intensive care units critical to infant health
...ure at Texas A&M, says properly designed NICUs can potentially
result in a number of health-related benefits for the infants in them, but the design of NICUs should be handled appropriately because these infants are exceedingly vulnerable. Some of the benefits, she says, include infants conserving energy, improv...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for June 2005 (second issue)
... an early diagnosis in a high proportion of cases, potentially
increasing the chances for a cure. Spanish investigators pointed out that after the initial screening with CT, a possible second step included positron emission tomography (PET) for nodules detected by computerized tomography that were 10 mm or large...
Arthritis of the spine often overlooked in children
...-can experience significant relief of symptoms and potentially
minimize or avoid disease-related disability later... can experience significant relief of symptoms and potentially
impact the long-term effects of this disease."...
MRI can help predict breast cancer recurrence
...nlike pathology, early changes in tumor volume can potentially
be assessed by MRI at a time when chemotherapy regimens can still be modified. Our study showed that MRI measurements of breast tumor volume can help predict recurrence-free survival. We are encouraged by these results and anticipate that monitoring ...
Study sheds light on why diabetes drug causes edema
...monary edema and chronic heart failure, both being potentially
life-threatening conditions. TZD works by activating PPAR-gamma, a receptor that helps sensitize the body to insulin. PPAR is found in muscle, fat, kidney, and heart and controls fatty acid and lipid metabolism. In the kidney, PPAR is found in the co...
Children who are prone to ear infections have high rates of potential disease producing bacteria
... frequent ear infections may have a high number of potentially
infectious bacteria and a relatively low number of... in adults and also with oral colonization by some potentially
pathogenic species of bacteria, according to background information in the article. In children, exp...
A virus-like hitchhiker may trigger bacterial meningitis
...ream and then into the brain, where they trigger a potentially
fatal immune response (meningitis). Tinsley and colleagues have now discovered that many hyperinvasive stains of N. meningitidis contain a bacteriophage (a virus-like organism that infects bacteria) inserted into their genetic material. The research...
Therapy may not be necessary for autoimmune hepatitis with no symptoms
...ins unclear--therapy with immunosuppressants could potentially
slow progress of the disease but involves side effects that are sometimes toxic. In order to determine if immunosuppressive therapy is indicated when no symptoms are present, researchers led by Jordan J. Feld, M.D. of the Departments of Medicine an...
Genetically modified cells migrate to brain and treat neurodegeneration in St. Jude model
...d it to break down excess GM1, thus correcting the potentially
fatal buildup of this molecule. The monocytes homed in on the brain by following a trail of signaling molecules that were released by cells adjacent to the degenerating neurons, according to Alessandra d'Azzo, Ph.D., a member of the St. Jude departm...
Chiropractors aim to slash waiting times
...establish as a result of this spin-off will become potentially
one of the most significant research tools, both from a scientific point of view but also in terms of proper patient management, so we're very excited."...
Researchers shed new light on cause of bedsores and other chronic wounds
...c wounds, which include bedsores, are a common and potentially
life-threatening problem, typically occurring in people with diabetes or poor circulation, the elderly, and anyone who is bedridden or wheelchair-bound. Bedsores -- also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers -- have been estimated to affect abou...
Look to the future: Preparing for baby boomer dementia epidemic
...eening results indicated that 434 were possibly or potentially
suffering from dementia. "Dementia is common and ...help older adults with asymptomatic dementia, they potentially
will not benefit from the medical management of their other health problems and thus, become big use...
Johns Hopkins scientists use gene therapy to prevent heart arrhythmias from stem cell transplants
...aged hearts, but 11 of 18 patients later developed potentially
fatal heart rhythm disturbances, including one who...we can go a long way to prevent the development of potentially
fatal arrhythmias in patients who will have these myoblast transplants," says Marbn. According to t...
New food allergy research consortium focuses on peanut allergy
...octors can give to the 4 percent of Americans with potentially
life-threatening food allergies is to avoid the culprit food, often nuts or shellfish. But that may change as researchers in a new Food Allergy Research Consortium, announced today, strive to develop therapies to treat and prevent food allergy. The c...
Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say
...propriate dosages of pain medication when it could potentially
hasten death contributes to widespread under-treat...ierarchy). The struggle with responsibility for a potentially
life-altering or life-ending decision is greatest when the patient has given no guidance on his or h...
A step forward in stem cell research
...artilage, bone, and skeletal muscle cells, and may potentially
be used for regenerative stem cell therapy in bone, cartilage, or muscle replacement. The new study, demonstrating the specialized techniques for isolating mesenchymal precursors and generating, purifying, and differentiating those cells in culture,...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...t from the healthy (non-tumor-containing) lung and potentially
damage it. On the other hand, positively charged, subatomic protons only travel a limited distance through the body; they never make it to the other lung, and they also are more likely to spare nearby organs such as the esophagus and heart. In any...
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