Tag: "system" at medical news
Removing the spleen may help fight leukemia, mouse model suggests
...mong them MCP and VEGF, which relate to the immune system
and promote formation of new blood vessels. Secretions of these factors cause leukemic cells in the spleen to multiply. In this study, Dr. Ben-David's team showed that these factors might contribute to the progression of breast and other types of ca...
Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX
...SA, such as an acute illness, a compromised immune system
or previous antibiotic use." Study Results...ed patients were noted more often in the digestive system
and in lab tests documenting thrombocytopenia. Rash, anaphylaxis, drug-related allergic reaction an...
Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study
...ers and six clinical research sites outside the VA system
coordinated through NIAID. Between November 1998 and September 2001, the multicenter research team enrolled more than 38,500 men and women age 60 or older into the study. Half of the participants received a single injection of the zoster vaccine--a l...
Despite alternatives, addictive drugs most often prescribed for sleep problems
...ds to be a move toward a more uniform prescription system
at least for certain types of medications. "One possibility is to create guidelines that say let's reserve the most addictive benzodiazepines for patients for whom every other kind of treatment has been unsuccessful." While the study did not look at...
Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes
...propriate medications and the health care delivery system
must also play leading roles in improving outcomes. "These findings indicate that we may need to shift some of our focus in managing diabetes and its complications," said Newby. "Much of the diabetes efforts tend to focus on the microvascular changes...
Loyola employs high-tech software to target irregular heartbeat more accurately
...a three-dimensional cardiac mapping and navigation system
to locate more accurately the abnormal electrical...with the company's electrophysiological navigation system
to merge computed tomography (CT) scan images onto 3-D electro-anatomical maps to achieve a more rea...
JAMA study finds whooping cough vaccine effective, safe for teens and adults
...dults receive booster shots to "remind" the immune system
to be on watch for a given disease. The original c...e (e.g. a virus or bacterium). Ideally, the immune system
would recognize the vaccine agent as foreign, then destroy and "remember" it. When harmful versions ...
Is there a link between childhood cancer and overhead power lines?
...on, and electromagnetic fields. The electric power system
produces extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields, and since 1979 there has been concern that these fields may be associated with cancer. In 2001, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified extremely low frequency magnetic...
IBM and EPFL join forces to uncover the secrets of cognitive intelligence
.... "Blue Gene is by far the fastest supercomputing system
in the world, giving scientists access to unpreced...be done in a matter of seconds on Blue Gene." The system
that will be installed at EPFL will occupy the floor space of about four refrigerators, and will hav...
Mental illness exacts heavy toll, beginning in youth
...e study indicates that the U.S. mental health care system
is not keeping up with the needs of consumers and that improvements are needed to speed initiation of treatment as well as enhance the quality and duration of treatment. For instance, over a 12-month period, 60 percent of those with a mental disorder...
3D atlas will help navigate the spinal cord
...(chemoarchitecture). Many pathways in the nervous system
contain a particular protein which can be demonstrated in tissue sections using a technique called immunohistochemistry that involves the use of specific antibodies. The often distinct distribution of these chemicals in the rat spinal cord is like a...
Mutation in mouse circulatory gene mimics a form of congenital heart disease
...cal junction in the development of the circulatory system
regulates how tissues unfold downstream."...
African-Americans more prone to higher heart weight than whites, study shows
...c pressure represents the pressure in the arterial system
caused by the heart as blood is being pumped out. High blood pressure causes the heart to pump harder to push blood throughout the body. As a result, the left ventricle which pumps oxygen-carrying blood from the lungs to the rest of the body become...
Goals for TB control reachable for most of world
...treatment (including directly observed therapy); a system
to ensure regular drug supplies; and a standard reporting system, including treatment outcomes evaluation. Countries were grouped into nine different regions: African countries with a high HIV infection rate (four percent or greater in adults), Afric...
Multi-drug resistant TB persists in California
...ceptibility data in the California TB surveillance system
to describe the magnitude, trends, geographic distribution, clinical characteristics, risk factors, and outcomes of drug-resistant TB cases to better understand the impact of resistance to multiple drugs on TB control in California and to plan public...
Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage
...ociated with toxic damage to the brain and nervous system
from manganese fumes generated during welding. The...e clinic between 1999 and 2005 for various nervous system
complaints. All of their MRI scans showed an area of increased T1 signal intensity in the basal gang...
Johns Hopkins team finds 'ancestral' hepatitis-C virus at the root of evolution in infections
...liver disease, allow it to evade the body's immune system
during infection. Hepatitis C infection can lead ...re reproductively "fit" in the face of each immune system
it encounters, changing what is must to evade the immune system
in one host, then restoring itself w...
Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting
...ncer; the role of exercise in restoring the immune system
after chemotherapy; and correlating genetic change...xercise can help a breast cancer survivor's immune system
bounce back after therapy." She noted that during the recruitment phase, some women said that their...
New technology can boost bottom lines for US hospitals
...eimbursed from insurance companies. A new software system
launched today at the University of Pittsburgh Med....com/). Some 60 physicians and nurses will use the system
with patients to document care. Initially, Compliance+ TM documents will be printed and scanned in...
Mayo collaboration: Discovery blocks breast cancer growth, stimulates immunity
...herapy to remove the block did not harm the immune system
-- in fact, it boosted it. Mice that received the toxic injections that killed the immune system
blockages had tumors that were one-tenth the size of mice that did not receive the injections. ...
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