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Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD

...KD)loss of kidney function that, in many patients, progresses to ESRD. "The interface between CKD and ESRD, which is very poorly understood, remains an unmet public health challenge," the authors write. Dr. Foley concludes, "If one accepts that healthcare resources are finite, prevention of ESRD has the potenti...

Honor for University of Nottingham professor

...earch is not unduly hindered, but at the same time progresses in harmony with society." The Academy Registrar, Professor Patrick Maxwell, Professor of Nephrology at Imperial College London, oversees the election. The expertise of the new Fellows announced this week spans cancer research, developmental biolo...

Correlation between bile duct obstruction and ductal cancer found

...preclinical model of how bile duct cancer in liver progresses that can be used to rapidly test and evaluate novel molecular treatment strategies. Such strategies are badly needed for this understudied cancer, adds Dr. Sirica. The incidence and mortality of cholangiocarcinoma, the primary cancer of the bile du...

Energy supplement under study for Parkinson's disease

...vely assess treatment for a disease that typically progresses slowly, Dr. Sethi says. In fact, the study may be extended five more years, based on preliminary results and funding, he says. Those who get creatine may have the added benefit of increased muscle, as is true of athletes, Dr. Sethi says, noting tha...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

... hobbies, family life and may become idle. As PPA progresses over a number of years, however, patients eventually lose their ability to function independently. Preliminary evidence from the study also seemed to connect another form of dementia to a vasectomy. In a smaller group of 30 men with a dementia call...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center collaborating to find new tools to fight leukemia

... States. It is called chronic leukemia because it progresses more slowly than acute leukemia, and lymphocytic because it affects a group of white blood cells (lymphocytes), an important component of the immune system which typically fights infection....

Researchers make progress against lung disease attacking women in childbearing years

...ldbearing years. It can be triggered by pregnancy, progresses rapidly, and often results in death within ten years. Vera Krymskaya, PhD, Research Associate Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has dedicated the last s...

'GreeneChip' -- New diagnostic tool that rapidly and accurately identifies multiple pathogens

...us causes an acute febrile illness that frequently progresses to liver failure, delirium, shock, and hemorrhage. From October 2004 through July 2005, a Marburg outbreak in Angola resulted in 252 cases of hemorrhagic fever, with 90% of the cases fatal. Although most of the cases were confirmed through PCR as c...

Pitt to receive $8.4 million from NIH to determine best treatments for sepsis

..., vital organs become compromised and the syndrome progresses to multiple organ failure and death. The trial, to be conducted at several leading hospitals around the country, will enroll up to 2,000 participants who present to the emergency department with septic shock. Participants will be randomized to rec...

Mediterranean neurosciences in Albania

... researchers' attention is also drawn to the great progresses made in the field of neurogenetic syndromes and epilepsy, areas in which the Albanian scientific community stands out for having started the first epidemiology research ever conducted in the country to evaluate the preponderance of epilepsy in the ch...

Digital cameras and Internet ease the pain of oral disease

...y fall out as the child ages. But when the disease progresses unchecked, invasive treatment is the only choice, including sedation and extraction of the tooth. One key to addressing this oral disease lies in the development of a cost-effective screening process, yet dentists have long struggled to find a bala...

A neural mosaic of tones

...uencies, that either increases or decreases as one progresses across a field. In certain neighbouring fields, the frequency develops in the exact opposite way revealing many mirror reversals of the mosaic pattern. Each sound frequency can thus be found in each ACF. Petkov explains that "in the context of such s...

How cow warts, clergy sex surveys moved along cancer vaccine

...known as dysplasias. In the most serious cases, it progresses to cervical cancer. Two types of HPV, type 16 and type 18, cause about 70 percent of cervical cancers, and those are the types that the new vaccine is designed to prevent. While the new vaccine is certainly great news, there are still millions of peo...

Preliminary study shows promise for treatment of renal cell cancer

... treatment is available for patients whose disease progresses after an initial response, or who do not respond to cytokine therapy. A better understanding of the genetic abnormalities associated with clear-cell RCC has helped identify new targets for therapy, and subsequently the development of a new therapy, t...

Advanced prostate cancer remains sensitive to treatment even after holidays from chemotherapy

...ed number of treatment cycles or until the disease progresses or until the side effects become intolerable. For patients who are responding to the chemotherapy, however, continuous chemotherapy may be exposing them to unnecessary toxicity. "More than one-third of advanced prostate cancer patients complete t...

Depression in MS patients clue to better treatment

...tt explained. However, the way in which depression progresses is still unclear because previous studies focused on a single measure of depression, rather than several symptoms such as mood, a negative outlook, and problems with sleep, fatigue, concentration, and appetite. "We have to understand the characteris...

Should older men be screened for prostate cancer?

.... While this form of cancer can be fatal, it often progresses so slowly that men are more likely to die from some other disease. Aggressive treatments such as radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy may eradicate the cancer but have negative effects on quality of life. More conservative treatments may preser...

Snoring can run in the family

...od snoring. "We would like to know how the snoring progresses as the child ages. Does it stop, continue or escalate? We will continue to follow these children through age 5 years to answer these questions," Dr. Kalra said. The studies co-authors include Grace LeMasters, Ph.D., and Linda Levin, Ph.D., of the dep...

Drug that switches on genes improves myelodysplastic syndrome treatment

..., and in about 30 percent of patients, the disease progresses to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). About three-fourths of MDS patients succumb to either MDS or to AML within about 2-3 years from diagnosis. MDS is difficult to treat, especially since it usually strikes the elderly. Ten years ago, there was little to...

Measuring artery repair cells could become new heart disease test

...n the development of atherosclerosis --the disease progresses as the body's loses its intrinsic ability to repair and rejuvenate itself. Current methods for measuring EPCs which can represent as few as one out of 10,000 cells in a given blood sample are subjective and time-consuming, the researchers said. As ...

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