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When HIV and liver disease co-exist

...uccessful antiretroviral therapies have made HIV a treatable condition, more HIV patients who are also infected with hepatitis B or C are experiencing the progression of their liver disease. In the face of this novel challenge, experts in the field convened to share information and opinions on the management o...

New research supports early testing for prostate cancer

...se of cancer deaths among American men and is most treatable when caught in its earliest stages. Research presented today during the 102nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association in Anaheim, Ca. provided further evidence supporting regular prostate-cancer screening and offered new insi...

Mortality rate increases for kidney recipients with anemia

...idney transplant patients suffering from anemia, a treatable blood deficiency, are more likely to die or suffer from organ failure than other transplant recipients. "During a four year period following kidney transplantation, we found that anemic patients were 70 percent more likely to die following their tr...

Drugs for Parkinson's disease may ease stroke-related disability

...patients, in the process revealing that one may be treatable with drugs for Parkinson's disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed that stroke damage in a brain region known as the putamen is strongly linked to motor neglect, a condition that makes patients slow to m...

March of Dimes, Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute launch prematurity prevention partnership

... education; access to screenings and referrals for treatable or preventable conditions; consistent clinical care during the prenatal period and appropriate care between pregnancies; and professional education. The primary goal of Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait is a 15 percent reduction in the rate of sing...

Many Americans at high risk of vision loss do not have access to eye care

...d blindness are often asymptomatic in their early, treatable stages," they conclude. "There is substantial inequity in access to eye care in the United States. Better targeting of resources and efforts toward people at high risk may help reduce these disparities." (Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125:411-418. Avail...

HIV dementia alarmingly high in Africa

...mers- and stroke-induced dementia, HIV dementia is treatable and potentially reversible with the same antiretroviral medication that is used to treat the infection. Treatment can even restore completely normal cognitive function to some of those affected. The study looked at 178 subjects in Kampala, Uganda,...

Worldwide Parkinson's cases will double in next 25 years

... and walking. Despite the fact that the disease is treatable with a combination of medications, therapy and exercise, many individuals in the developing world do not receive appropriate care and may not even be aware of their diagnosis. Dorsey and his colleagues noted that in door-to-door surveys in Bolivia, f...

Civil society movement calls for transparency in the WHO director-general elections

... deaths of children every day from preventable and treatable cause", state the authors. More people live in poverty today compared to the late 1980s according to conservative estimates produced by the World Bank. PHM also believe that the next Director-General needs to make human rights a pillar of WHO's work....

Penn critical-care physicians recommend strategies when facing requests to end supplemental oxygen

...family member's wishes, economic considerations or treatable depression. 3) Physicians should ensure that the patient has the capacity to make medical decisions by documenting that patients show consistency, understanding, and rationality in making such requests. 4) Physicians should ensure that patients and t...

Survey: Caregivers of people with mental illness say treatment disruption has serious consequences

...ide significant insight into these devastating but treatable illnesses." Survey findings and fact sheets on schizophrenia, schizoaffective and bipolar disorder and the caregiver perspective are available at www.wfmh.org ....

P.A.D. Coalition press briefing

...se P.A.D. is a relatively unknown and deadly - but treatable - disease, the federal government is launching a multi-year P.A.D awareness campaign on September 19. The new campaign will be unveiled in a launch event immediately following this media briefing. Come learn about the disease before you hear about...

Updated sleep apnea screening recommended for commercial drivers

...oms is also recommended. "Sleep apnea is a highly treatable disorder. The new return-to-work standards we suggest are more reflective of current clinical knowledge related to the treatment of sleep apnea," said Barbara Phillips, MD, FCCP, National Sleep Foundation. "With appropriate therapy and compliance, dr...

Previously approved drugs may be helpful in fatal pediatric disorder

... fatal within the first two decades of life may be treatable via a molecule already targeted by approved drugs, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and other institutions report. Scientists working with a mouse model for Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease showed that experimenta...

Cancer survivors at risk for suicidal thoughts, attempts

...uthors wrote, "because these represent potentially treatable conditions for which survivors may seek follow-up care." In revealing the complex relationships of physical and mental well being with suicidality, the study "underscores the need for a multidisciplinary approach to survivor care." With the growt...

REM sleep behavior disorder at young age linked to antidepressant use

...veloping RBD, but the condition is generally quite treatable once identified, he says. It is uncertain whether this younger group of patients possesses the same risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease later in life, as has been described in previous studies involving patients with older-onset RBD. Curre...

Launch of Nation-wide study for early detection of ovarian cancer

... tool to detect this disease early and while it is treatable (in stage 1 of the disease) must be developed without delay. We owe this to women and the DOVE team is determined to work on achieving this goal," she explains. Of the 2400 new women diagnosed each year more than 75% will die from the disease. Four w...

AIDS drugs have saved 3 million years of life in the US

...ras helped to shape the perception that AIDS was a treatable condition, notes Dr. Freedberg. Drs. Walensky and Freedberg subdivided the HAART era, which began in 1996, into four periods corresponding to increasingly effective HAART and other advances in HIV care. For each year of the six eras, the investigator...

Diabetes, heart disease can herald early GI cancers

...ic cancer occurs at a time when the tumor is still treatable by surgery. Thus, a new diabetes diagnosis can be a warning sign that pancreatic cancer may be present, leading to an early cancer diagnosis with potentially better outcomes. "Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat. By the time patients develop sy...

Women with COPD can fare worse than men

...as a person ages, so the disease has seemed poorly treatable and minimally reversible. But by doing a comprehen...e prolonging their lives. "We should see COPD as a treatable disease and be aggressive in the management of our patients. Maybe then we'll be able to impact surv...

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