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Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity

...a golf ball, Dr. Rahimi says. Uncontrollable brain swelling resulted in the death of one child in a golf-cart accident and six of the 15 children needed surgery. Five of the six children who needed surgery did well and the remaining nine had excellent outcomes, he says. The youngest patient with a golf-relate...

Researchers determine two arthritis medications are safe and effective for children

... a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness and swelling in more than one joint. It affects approximately one out of every 1,000 Canadian children....

Study finds moderate hypothermia a safe treatment for traumatic brain injury in kids

..." Lowering body temperature can help control brain swelling and intracranial pressure, which can also exacerbate secondary injury if left unchecked. Induced hypothermia can be accomplished using several methods. Surface cooling methods such as cooling blankets placed under and on top of patients and ice packs...

Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems

...he brain. The influx of these cells contributes to swelling and inflammation known as encephalitis. The other protein, p38, helps trigger a series of events that result in a cell's programmed death, called apoptosis. Only one of the five treated monkeys showed any signs of encephalitis, and that monkey's cond...

NIAID awards first $27 million using new bioshield authorities

...tion of anthrax edema toxin, which produces severe swelling in human cells MaxThera Inc., Reading, MA, Ania Knap, Ph.D. Focus: identification of new antibacterial agents against a broad spectrum of potential bioterror pathogens Veritas Inc., Rockville, MD, George Oyler, M.D., Ph.D. Focus: development of sev...

Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose

... inhaled corticosteroid drugs that decrease airway swelling and irritation in asthma patients. Fluticasone is sold under the brand name Flovent and is an ingredient in the combination asthma medication Advair. Beclomethasone is sold under the brand names Beconase, QVAR and Vanceril. Budesonide is sold under t...

Disease progression model of pancreatic cancer developed by Penn researchers

...d in pancreatic cancer patients, such as abdominal swelling and muscle loss. Similarly, the progression of pancreatic cancer metastases paralleled that seen in the human disease. "In this model, pancreatic cancer metastasizes to the liver, lungs, diaphragm, and adrenal glands, all the same places that human p...

JAMA study finds whooping cough vaccine effective, safe for teens and adults

...versions of the pediatric vaccine caused excessive swelling in adults, precluding their use in booster shots u...l vaccines, but with the potential for less severe swelling reactions at the site of the injection. Virtually all second-generation vaccines are now acellular. ...

Arm swelling common among young breast cancer patients

... surgical removal of the breast or the tumor. This swelling was persistent among nearly one-third of the women...te University . "When a breast cancer survivor has swelling in her arm, she may immediately think that her cancer has come back," she continued. "And the swelli...

Antibiotic treatment successful against elephantiasis

...a disease characterised by severe and debilitating swelling of the limbs. The search for compounds active against the causative organism, Wuchereria bancrofti adult worms, has so far failed to deliver a radical curative treatment. The antifilarial drugs currently used, diethylcarbamazine and ivermectin, are p...

Takeda submits new drug application for combination type 2 diabetes medication

...may experience flu-like symptoms, mild to moderate swelling of legs and ankles, and anemia. When taking ACTOS with insulin or sulfonylureas, you may be at risk for low blood glucose. About glimepiride Glimepiride is a prescription blood glucose-lowering drug of the sulfonylurea class. Side effects seen with...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3

...adalimumab and methotrexate had decreased pain and swelling and an increased ability to perform normal daily activities compared with those given methotrexate alone or no disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). X-ray damage to the joints is also slowed. Side effects in the short-term are well-tolera...

Implantable pacemaker-like device sends pulses to the brain to treat chronic depression

...n site redness/itching, pain around the device and swelling and tenderness. Zajecka says that in clinical studies of VNS Therapy, more than half of the patients who had experienced an average of 25 years of major depressive disorder and multiple treatment trials realized some clinical benefit, one third of t...

Researchers discover how malaria parasite disperses from red blood cells

...burst like a balloon containing too much air. "The swelling was an artifact of too much light from the microscope," Dr. Zimmerberg said. "The cell membrane was light sensitive. When we turned the light down, we didn't see the swelling." Rather, he said, upon release of the merozoites, the cell membrane app...

Study provides guidelines for treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

...accounts for 50 per cent of cases and involves the swelling of less than five joints; polyarthritis, with swelling of more than five joints; systemic arthritis, characterized by high fevers and a rash with swelling ...

Consensus panel calls for expanded role of needle biopsies, MRI and less invasive procedures

...y and a lower probability of lymphedema, a painful swelling of the arm. The panel also looked at the emerging role of magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, in diagnosing breast cancer. The panel concluded that evidencesupports MRI's use in diagnosing disease among young patients at high risk for breast cancer a...

Camryn Manheim speaks out about rheumatoid arthritis

...a rheumatologist who finally diagnosed the painful swelling and stiffness in my joints as rheumatoid arthritis...early two million Americans. It can cause painful swelling and stiffness to the joints of the hands, feet and wrists that can make simple tasks such as getting...

Can bench pressing reduce or prevent lymphedema symptoms in breast-cancer survivors?

...a. Lymphedema, which is characterized by a painful swelling of an affected arm and resulting loss of arm funct...te the fluid in their affected arm which leads to swelling that can range from mild to extensive (bordering on elephantitis) and quite disfiguring. "Statistica...

Scientists show how thinking can harm brain cells

...n to neuron. Injury to dendrites characterized by swelling or beading, loss of dendrite spines, and reduction in size is seen in HIV-1-associated dementia and Alzheimer's. In laboratory studies, brain cells and slices were exposed to platelet-activating factor, or PAF, a compound that promotes inflammation ...

Expert dispels bird flu paranoia

...s, unable to fly or walk properly, facial and comb swelling and mouth and comb turning blue and report any worries to your local government biosecurity officer. Don't eat raw or undercooked chicken. Don't use untreated water, use clean town water or bore water. "Consumers of poultry meat and egg produc...

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