Tag: "syndrome" at medical news
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
...stone for constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS-C). The company expects the agent to enter Phase III trials soon. Lubiprostone also is being evaluated for other GI indications. About Constipation and Chronic Constipation Constipation, defined as infrequent and difficult passage of stool, ...
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
...nce of abusive head injuries caused by shaken baby syndrome
by nearly 50 percent, a Penn State Milton S. Hersh...ey Medical Center, and director of the shaken baby syndrome
education program. "Our study shows that an effective prevention campaign could potentially save the...
Study finds that women with PCOS are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
Women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome
(PCOS), one of the most common causes of female in...ciety. The findings also report that the metabolic syndrome
is more prevalent in women with PCOS, and that women with both conditions would exhibit more hormona...
Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome
...ed ESCO2, by studying samples from just 15 Roberts syndrome
families from Colombia, Turkey, Canada and Italy a...noticed an unusual number of patients with Roberts syndrome
in the clinic at the University of Bogot. Fairly quickly, he tracked down seven families with Robert...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...s obtained from 31 patients diagnosed with Sjgrens syndrome
(on the basis of conventional tests) and compared the results to protein markers obtained from the tears of 57 subjects who did not have the syndrome. Using a new analytical technique called surface enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight...
Location of body fat associated with cardiovascular risk even at normal body weight
... pattern of distribution of body fat and metabolic syndrome
in 3,035 men and women aged 70 to 79. The distribu...ere examined and characterized as having metabolic syndrome
if they met at least three of the following criteria: waist circumference greater than about 40.2 in...
Restless legs syndrome has complex genetic involvement
...onfirmed that a gene associated with restless legs syndrome
(RLS) susceptibility is located on chromosome 12q ..., one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Restless legs syndrome
is one of the leading causes of insomnia, affecting more than five to 10 percent of the white popula...
Obesity common among Chinese adults
... in this week's issue of THE LANCET. The metabolic syndrome
is characterised by a clustering of cardiovascular...on, and abnormal blood lipid levels. The metabolic syndrome
and obesity are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is already the...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)
...e coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS). The disease itself differs from other non-SARS viral infections that cause no increase in IP-10. The researchers believe that levels of the protein could make a difference in both diagnosis and the development of an effective treatment for...
American Heart Association telephone news briefing
...iovascular risk in women compared to the metabolic syndrome
criteria in this Danish study. Fat is bad even for the fit: Study links body fatness and increased cardiovascular risk factors in aerobically fit men Fatness was a better predictor of cardiovascular risk factors compared to levels of aerobic fitn...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 19, 2005
...ound that in the group that did not have metabolic syndrome
at the beginning of the study, both the drug and lifestyle intervention reduced development of the syndrome
(Article, p. 611). Among those that already had metabolic syndrome, both lifestyle change and the dr...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...use of the association between sudden infant death syndrome
(SIDS) and stomach sleeping positions. The review appears in the April issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based c...
Brain imaging study explains Williams syndrome language gifts
...te the first detailed images showing how Williams syndrome
affects the cerebral cortex. The study finds sharp...areas is remarkable because patients with Williams syndrome
show marked strengths in language and related abilities. The ability to map these abnormalities in l...
Study finds possible mechanism for link between sleep disturbances and metabolic syndrome
...th excessive weight gain and the onset ofmetabolic syndrome
in some people, according to investigators support...nal CholesterolEducation Program defines metabolic syndrome
as having at least 3 of thefollowing risk factors: high blood pressure, high glucose (sugar) level...
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...rlying genetic syndromes, particularly Li-Fraumeni syndrome
and neurofibromatosis type 1. The authors concluded, "both treatment effects and genetic factors contributed to the increased risk of second cancers in this series of children with soft tissue sarcomas."...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
... of the study. [S49.001] Epilepsy Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
is a severe form of childhood epilepsy that is difficult to treat with standard medications. Researchers in Maryland and New Jersey showed that in treatment-resistant patients, the novel drug rufinamide reduced monthly seizure frequency by 33 percent...
Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population
... the possible alterations related to the metabolic syndrome
(i.e. anti-hypertensive, lipids lowering, antidiabetic)." Cittanova is involved in the epidemic of obesity, with nearly 17 percent of the population having a BMI above 30, however, that rate is still far below other parts of the world, like the U.S. ...
ENDO 2005 press conferences
...cement therapies, risk factors of polycystic ovary syndrome
and treatment for atherosclerosis. These four new studies will be presented in a press conference on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 10:00 a.m (PST)....
The World Congress on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome in Italy
... the scientific secretariat. The Cornelia de Lange syndrome
(CDLS) is a multi-malformation pathology described...ediatrician, Dott Cornelia de Lange, in 1933. The syndrome
is a rare condition - the most recent estimates by English authors (M. Ireland) refer to percentages...
Lipoprotein abnormalities found in severely obese children
...iencing the dyslipidemia associated with metabolic syndrome
than obese black children. Fifty-three percent of...blood lipoprotein levels associated with metabolic syndrome
(small LDL, low numbers of large HDL and increased VLDL) compared to 21 percent of black children. ...
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