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Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death

...current smoking, and total diabetes (diagnosed and undiagnosed combined) according to BMI group (lean, less than ... prevalence of total diabetes (i.e., diagnosed and undiagnosed combined) did not decrease within BMI groups. This was accompanied by a 55 percent increase in total...

FDA approves Boostrix a new US vaccine for adolescents against pertussis

...and symptoms of pertussis are often absent, may go undiagnosed and be the source of infection for susceptible family members. "GlaxoSmithKline is proud to introduce Boostrix in the United States," said Barbara Howe, M.D., vice president, Clinical Research and Development and Medical Affairs, Vaccines North Ameri...

Mayo Clinic first to use pharmacogenomics to treat inherited kidney disorder of children

...yperoxaluria. The disease is uncommon, but if left undiagnosed and untreated, at least half of those affected will suffer kidney failure. Patients most often develop the first symptoms -- usually kidney stones -- during infancy or childhood. However, the disorder may go unrecognized until age 30 to 40. In some c...

Many HIV patients are not diagnosed early enough

...ted medical conditions should reduce the number of undiagnosed HIV infections, they conclude....

UCLA researchers find common gastrointestinal condition keeps patients up at night

...cation for the condition at some time and 924 were undiagnosed had heartburn/acid reflux more than two times in ... of patients diagnosed with GERD and 45 percent of undiagnosed patients reported being awakened by GERD symptoms. 1 Among participants who did not experience pro...

OTC treatments for reflux fail to match relief of prescriptions

...e more likely to improve their symptoms than those undiagnosed GERD sufferers using OTC medicines. In face-to-fac... were either diagnosed with GERD (984 patients) or undiagnosed (924 patients). Approximately 65 percent of undiagnosed sufferers taking OTC medicines reported imp...

Bad teeth may signal risk for heart attack

...y. Because arrhythmias can signify other possibly undiagnosed diseases in older people, researchers stress the importance of taking dental diseases seriously. The advanced age of those who participated in the study may have been a factor in determining an association between overall periodontal disease and arr...

Dartmouth study reveals flaws in screening for TB; Cases in 3rd world HIV patients may go undetected

... examined and had normal chest x-rays. "Previously undiagnosed tuberculosis was common, often asymptomatic, and difficult to detect on the basis of a single evaluation," the authors reported. In addition the authors noted that the HIV-infected patients with subclinical tuberculosis had a much better prognosis t...

Arthritis of the spine often overlooked in children

...pondylitis), which researchers report can often go undiagnosed for years and years, leading to serious problems in adulthood. The findings, generated from a national life impact study and reported in the June 15 issue of Arthritis Care and Research, highlight a need for increased awareness and earlier treatment ...

Asthma research sounds warning for older Australians

...a third of people +55 years old may be living with undiagnosed asthma and that a high prevalence of asthma in an ageing population will impose an increasing burden on the health system and the Australian economy in the future. Titled: "Asthma and the Older Australian: What we know and what we need to do," the 13...

VCU researcher leads international team in developing guidelines for treating hydrocephalus

...ebilitating condition in the brain that often goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. The international advisory panel led by Anthony Marmarou, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and director of research in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine's Department of ...

Loss of body mass linked to development of Alzheimer's disease

...rst 4 years of follow-up--and might have had mild, undiagnosed AD early in the study--were excluded from the analysis. The investigators found a similar relationship between changes in BMI and rate of cognitive decline, which is the clinical hallmark of AD. Even when controlling for baseline cognitive function,...

Chromium picolinate linked with reduced carbohydrate cravings in people with atypical depression

...ms of atypical depression, a common but frequently undiagnosed depressive disorder affecting up to 42 percent of the 19 million Americans diagnosed with depression. "These results suggest that the use of chromium picolinate may be beneficial for patients with atypical depression who also have severe carbohydrat...

WA team uses baby tooth to solve death mystery

...ve investigation, the little girl's condition went undiagnosed by doctors all through her life, so the fact that the cause of her illness and death was finally pinpointed, gave the family the information they needed to understand what had happened," said Professor Ravine. The mother contacted Dr Helen Leonard af...

CHEST 2005 abstract highlights

...inner city were found to have a high prevalence of undiagnosed obstructive lung disease (OLD), according to researchers from Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (BC, Canada), Charles Sturt University (Australia), and the University of British Columbia (BC, Canada). Of 300 adult cigarette smokers, 10.7 percent had...

Diabetic blacks have less coronary artery disease than diabetic whites

...aid 14.9 percent of all blacks have diabetes some undiagnosed and an additional 6.3 percent have impaired glucose tolerance, which means that the body is processing carbohydrates much more slowly. "On average, an African-American individual is twice as likely to have diabetes as his or her white peer. The prev...

Study provides first estimate of US population affected by Barrett's esophagus

...n't show symptoms of the disease and it often goes undiagnosed for years. While the exact cause of Barrett's is not clear, people with chronic GERD, obese people, men and Caucasians are at greater risk of developing the disease. Barrett's is the primary cause of esophageal cancer, one of the most rapidly incre...

Role of nervous system in fatal heart rhythm under study

... While the condition is more common in people with undiagnosed heart problems, those who've had a previous heart attack and those with coronary artery disease, it also happens to seemingly healthy people when the body is under stress and secreting adrenaline, says Dr. Schumacher, a physiological and technologica...

Treating glaucoma early lowers economic burden

... the disease and have a normal IOP. Many people go undiagnosed during early stages of the disease because symptoms are virtually undetectable without an eye exam. In their study, the team sought to determine whether the costs of managing glaucoma varied as the disease progressed in order to understand the relati...

Atherothrombosis patients world-wide often have undertreated, undercontrolled risk factors

...percent with elevated blood pressure at baseline), undiagnosed hyperglycemia (4.9 percent), and impaired fasting glucose (36.5 percent in those not known to be diabetic) were common. "The REACH Registry demonstrates a substantial gap between recommendations in guidelines and actual clinical practice in the care...

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