Tag: "tract" at medical news
USC study identifies factors attributed to later stage cancer diagnosis
...what primarily language was spoken at home. Census tract
measures the percentage of the population who do not speak English well, uses public transportation, percentage who are below the poverty level and other measures were correlated with the percentage of cancers diagnosed at a later stage. "Communi...
Penn study on lung-infecting bacterial enzyme suggests new approach to cystic fibrosis treatment
...r. However, SMase, secreted by certain respiratory tract
bacteria, breaks down lipids surrounding CFTR and thereby suppresses CFTRs chloride-passing function. To make matters worse, the products of the lipid breakdown are also known to trigger inflammation and cell death. Together, these facts compellin...
Largest ever grant for University of Copenhagenhagen
...e system, the brain, the metabolism, the digestive tract
and the vascular system. "Recent years mapping of the human DNA is a fantastic achievement, but its practical value is still quite limited. We can read the individual letters in the genetic code, but we don't understand what the words mean. Thats w...
Researchers identify new therapy for patients with Crohn's disease
...s an inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract
that affects an estimated 500,000 people in the United States. Symptoms include abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and diarrhea. Crohns disease has no known medical cure. One common therapy is a series of intravenous infusions of in...
Urologic diseases cost Americans $11B a year
Bladder, prostate and other urinary tract
diseases cost Americans nearly $11 billion a year,...or $9.1 billion--are, in descending order, urinary tract
infections, kidney stones, prostate and bladder cancers and benign prostate enlargement, according t...
Early onset of poor bone mineralization revealed in children with cystic fibrosis
...duce abnormal secretions that affect the digestive tract
and plug the lungs with mucus. About 1 in every 2,500 white babies is born with this difficulty. The disease is much less common in Blacks and Asians. The authors believe that their observations of a reduction in bone mineral density, even in healt...
Smoking influences Crohn's disease
...smoking may determine which part of the intestinal tract
is attacked in those who suffer from Crohns disease. Where the disease is located often determines whether the patient will eventually require surgical treatment. "In patients who smoke, Crohns disease tends to appear more frequently in the small i...
UQ research heralds vaccine technology breakthrough
...ead to severe and lifethreateninglower respiratory tract
infection or bronchiolitis. About one in 1000 die from the illness. However, the vaccine that is being developed isexpected to treat the illness in infected people as well as prevent against it. Those most at risk from RSV are children aged two and u...
$2.6M grant awarded to New York University College of Nursing
..."For example, while a younger adult with a urinary tract
infection may have symptoms such as frequent urina.... In an older adult, the first sign of a urinary tract
infection might be confusion or a fall. If the nurse does not have the knowledge and skills to eval...
AGA Institute takes leadership role in exploring obesity and its complications
...sity, the role played by the gastrointestinal (GI) tract
is becoming more defined. This understanding will lead to novel endoscopic, pharmacological and nutritional therapies for obesity as well as changes in policies and societal practices related to obesity. Due to the widespread effects of obesity on ...
NYP/Weill Cornell Urologists present at 2007 AUA Conference
... p.m. Increasing evidence has identified urinary tract
symptoms or sexual dysfunction as a reflection of ...nd urology Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract
symptoms General urology Bladder health Infertility Kidney health Prostate health Sexual healt...
Erectile dysfunction -- the canary in the mineshaft?
... had benign prostatic hyperplasia or lower urinary tract
symptoms. In this group, eight men had not yet bee... suggested between these factors and lower urinary tract
symptoms (LUTS). This study from researchers in Chicago and New York analyzed a multi-center, double...
Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
...procedure. The most common side effect was urinary tract
infections, which occurred in 63 percent of women with a sling and 47 percent of the Burch group. Women with a sling also had more voiding problems (14 percent versus 2 percent) and persistent urge incontinence, the loss of urine just before feeling ...
Nationwide study compares surgeries to treat urinary incontinence in women
...age may be offset by complications such as urinary tract
infections and difficulty voiding. "Only by comparing these surgical procedures in properly designed trials can we offer patients clear, accurate, and honest recommendations about the various treatment options," said Michael E. Albo, M.D., lead aut...
Developments in tissue engineering offer new sources for stem cell treatments
... be a valuable source for cell harvest for urinary tract
tissue reconstruction. This abstract will be presented during Podium Session 23 on Monday, May 21 starting at 8:00 a.m. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CLINICAL TRIAL OF MUSCLE-DERIVED CELL INJECTION IN WOMEN WITH STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE (Abstract 1...
Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms
...plored a possible connection between lower urinary tract
symptoms (LUTS) and erectile dysfunction (ED) and... correlation between the severity of lower urinary tract
symptoms (LUTS) and the severity of erectile dysfunction (ED). Researchers from the United States ex...
Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care
...y of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the GI tract
and surrounding areas is constantly improving due ...nslates into both increased knowledge about the GI tract
and related diseases and safer and more effective care for patients." Early Clinical Experience w...
Efficacy and safety of Aripiprazole as adjunctive therapy in major depressive disorder
... (14.3 percent vs. 3.4 percent), upper respiratory tract
infection (8.2 percent vs. 4 percent), and blurred vision (6.6 percent vs. 1.7 percent)....
Botox: More than cosmetic
...t, experienced a 30 percent improvement in urinary tract
symptoms and quality of life. Patients did not exp...ms, which include more frequent urination, urinary tract
infections, the inability to completely empty the bladder and, in severe cases, eventual damage to t...
Investigational nonstimulant Guanfacine XR significantly improved child, adolescent ADHD symptoms
...rcent), headache (19.7 percent), upper respiratory tract
infection (15.1 percent), fatigue (12.4 percent) and sedation (11.2 percent). The incidence of syncopal events was less than 2 percent. As in the 303 open-label study, potential contributing factors were noted in some of the patients who did experi...
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