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Prevalence of concussion effects linked to 'pot of gold' lawsuits, researcher says

...n of lawsuits driven by claims of postconcussional syndrome means more physicians are being asked to make high...al syndrome. The vast majority of postconcussional syndrome symptoms -- like headache, dizziness and memory loss -- are subjective, which makes it hard for doct...

Tools for diagnosing heart attack could be inaccurate in some populations

... accuracy of ACI-TIPI in predicting acute coronary syndrome (ACS). ACS is an umbrella term used to cover any group of clinical symptoms compatible with chest pain due to insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle resulting from heart vessel disease. Out of 11,991 patients in the study, 1,120 were diagnosed...

Babies show ripple effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma

...relationship between maternal posttraumatic stress syndrome disorder (PTSD) symptoms and salivary cortisol levels in 38 women and their infants. Mothers who experienced symptoms of PTSD in response to 9/11 had lower cortisol levels compared to mothers who did not develop this condition. Moreover, approximat...

Treat depression and chronic pain separately, U-M researchers say

...o determine that in patients with the chronic pain syndrome fibromyalgia, their level of depression has little...conditions, such as low-back pain, irritable bowel syndrome and vulvodynia, the researchers say....

BMI just part of ischemic heart disease risk picture

...n resistance syndrome, also known as the metabolic syndrome and syndrome X, carries a risk of ischemic heart disease and may be present in people with a normal body mass ind...

Mayo Clinic study determines surgery is best remedy for hammer hand

...ns. "In the past, treatment of hypothenar hammer syndrome has been controversial, and physicians have been s... "From our study, it's clear that people with this syndrome shouldn't be treated with medication or other treatments, but with surgery." Dr. Johnson explains t...

Professor criticises medicine's 'blind spot'

...th controversial syndromes such as chronic fatigue syndrome or ME. He says this 'blind spot' is a result of relegating aspects of medicine not associated with diagnosing and treating disease to the pre-scientific 'art of medicine', or even to complementary and alternative medicine. He says: "If we are to trea...

Babies' cries linked to their health

...y's nervous system, as well as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In addition, they cite the importance of how parents react to their squalling offspring. "The cry signal has enormous potential diagnostic value; for example, very high pitched cries can tell us that something may be wrong with the infant,...

Cognitive function and compliance with Seroquel examined in separate studies in schizophrenia

...are condition referred to as neuroleptic malignant syndrome has been reported with this class of medications, including SEROQUEL. Hyperglycemia, in some cases extreme and associated with ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma or death, has been reported in patients treated with atypical antipsychotics, including SER...

UCLA study tackles aging issues of adults with developmental disabilities

...ility," she added. "For example, people with Down syndrome often age prematurely and are at higher risk than the general public of developing cataracts and Alzheimer's disease." "We found that an in-home prevention program may play an invaluable role in identifying and addressing these issues before they bec...

Breastfeeding as good for children's blood pressure as exercise and salt restriction

...pact of breastfeeding on elements of the metabolic syndrome in over 2000 randomly chosen children from Denmark... and Estonia, aged between 9 and 15. The metabolic syndrome comprises a constellation of conditions that predispose to a high risk of coronary artery disease. T...

Metabolic syndrome prevalent in heart attack patients

...cine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors in an individual that m...ation in the article. The definition for metabolic syndrome includes thresholds for waist circumference, concentrations of triglycerides, high-density lipoprote...

Data further examines Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) treatment for bipolar depression

...are condition referred to as neuroleptic malignant syndrome has been reported with this class of medications, including SEROQUEL. Hyperglycemia, in some cases extreme and associated with ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma or death, has been reported in patients treated with atypical antipsychotics, including SER...

Patients with metabolic syndrome, moderate coronary calcium have greater risk of blocked arteries

...cal Center have found that patients with metabolic syndrome and a moderate level of calcium in the coronary ar...tive treatment measures can be taken. "Metabolic syndrome is very similar to diabetes in accelerating heart disease," said Daniel Berman, M.D., the director o...

Psychosocial aspects of genetic testing for hereditary cancers meeting at Jefferson June 9-10

...at risk for a hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome can be evaluated at the Jefferson Hereditary Cancer Center, which offers risk assessment, genetic counseling and gene testing, for example. I think that eventually, everyone will have an individual gene-testing kit, Dr. Kash says. If a person finds...

Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX

...dical evaluation. Spontaneous reports of serotonin syndrome associated with co-administration of ZYVOX and ser...osely observed for signs and symptoms of serotonin syndrome (e.g., cognitive dysfunction, hyperpyrexia, hyperreflexia, incoordination). If any signs or symptom...

Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes

...y as the general population to have acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a condition characterized by blockages in coronary arteries that prevent oxygen-rich blood from nourishing the heart, which can lead to chest pain and possibly heart attack. Additionally, diabetic patients with ACS have twice the death rate as...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, June 7, 2005

...hat the four conditions do not constitute a unique syndrome (Editorial, p. 938). But the writer notes that similar symptoms have been reported "after every armed conflict since the Civil War," and no systematic investigation has been made. "A country that sends its young people to war has an obligation to stu...

Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage

...d in the Mayo Clinic analysis are: Parkinsonian syndrome -- a form of parkinsonism, a group of diseases cha...movements and difficulty maintaining balance. This syndrome can look like Parkinson's disease, yet is distinct. Multifocal myoclonus -- lightning-fast twitche...

Veterans of first Gulf War have more chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia

...r veterans are more likely to have chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome.The proportion of Gulf W...ave them 10 years later," Eisen says. Fibromyalgia syndrome afflicts sufferers with persistent, widespread pain. Chronic fatigue syndrome leaves sufferers with ...

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