Navigation Links
Hormone Could Ease Painful Lymphedema
Date:12/20/2007

Swelling in arms or legs can come after infection or cancer therapy, researchers note

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone called adrenomedullin may prove an effective drug target for treating lymphedema, a painful swelling of the limbs that can follow breast cancer or other cancer treatment, U.S. researchers say.

It may also help prevent the spread of cancer, according to a team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Adrenomedullin, which is secreted by cells throughout the body, is known to play a role in cardiovascular disease and other cell functions. In a new study, the UNC group found that adrenomedullin also plays an important role in the formation of the lymphatic system in mice.

They said it may be possible to develop drugs that target this hormone in order to help the more than 100 million people worldwide who suffer from lymphedema. The condition occurs when the lymphatic system fails to work properly. In rare cases, it is genetic, but millions suffer lymphedema due to parasitic infections or as the aftermath of cancer therapies.

Currently, the only treatments for lymphedema include massage and the use of low-compression stockings and other garments. But these aren't much help, the UNC researchers said.

"Our research also may lead to therapies to prevent cancer cells from traveling through these lymphatic vessels to infiltrate other parts of the body," senior study author Kathleen M. Caron, assistant professor of cell and molecular physiology and genetics, said in a prepared statement.

The study is published in the Dec. 20 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

More information

The Society for Vascular Surgery has more about lymphedema.


'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms
2. Researchers develop long-lasting growth hormone
3. One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High
4. Less than one-third of women aware of landmark hormone therapy study, Stanford researcher finds
5. Most Women Unaware of Hormone Replacement Study
6. Survival data presented from phase II study of hormone-resistant prostate cancer patients
7. Hormone May Play Key Part in Creating Memories
8. Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Linked to Heart Risks
9. Wyeth to Appeal Nevada Hormone Therapy Trial Verdict
10. New data on hormone therapy must lead to re-evaluation of official guidelines
11. From Hot Flashes to Breast Cancer: ZRT Labs Hormone Testing Catches On As Women Consider Safer, More Natural Options.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... Ohio (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Unveiled at ... new Strategic Direction Scorecard conservatively estimates member hospital ROI on ... spent on dues, The Center provides $12.50 in value to ... is (Member Value – Member Dues)/Member Dues. , “This ... at this number and we think the methodology is really ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Patronella ... innovative True Form Tummy Tuck® method as ... at The University of Texas Medical Branch in ... medical student. Patronella, who is a founding partner of ... in Texas, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The leading review website, Top10BestSEOHosting.com, has recently announced ... the best Dedicated Server Hosting suppliers. Their websites ... buy high quality hosting and save money at ... Top10BestSEOHosting.com says, “We believe that iPage and GreenGeeks ... lot of the global clients enjoy using their ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 This ... for Partial Seizure, complete with comparative analysis at ... of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and ... news and press releases. It also reviews key ... Seizure and special features on late-stage and discontinued ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Recently, Fancyflyingfox.com, an innovative company that ... announced its latest designs of 2014 mother of ... elegant outfits are offered with big discounts, up to ... October 30 can enjoy this special offer. , ... it has become one of the leading brands in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 2Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 3Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 4Health News:Plastic Surgeon Patronella Presents Artistically-Inspired Tummy Tuck Method to Future Generation of Plastic Surgeons in Texas 2Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com Considers iPage And GreenGeeks As The Best Dedicated Server Hosting Suppliers 2Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Fancyflyingfox.com Updates Its Website With New Mother Of The Bride Dresses For 2014 2
... But overall odds are still low and headache sufferers ... -- Migraines are more common in women with multiple sclerosis ... , The study looked at close to 117,000 U.S. women ... had been diagnosed with migraine at the start of the ...
... problem, researcher says , TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) ... computation method is highly accurate in detecting a ... a new study. , More than 2 million Americans ... chambers quiver instead of beating effectively. This causes blood ...
... of death, recurrence halved for those who took it, study ... study of more than 4,000 women who were diagnosed with ... survival and reduce the risk of recurrence. , "Women who ... breast cancer [during the study follow-up period] than those who ...
... Feb. 16 Twenty-nine Clear ... 11-12 raising $2,792,094 for St. Jude Children,s Research ... research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Despite ... these stations last year by 11 percent. , "Radio listeners have ...
... 16 In these difficult times in Washoe County ... services into the Reno area.   The Newton ... Programs Inc. is providing cutting edge educational and therapeutic services to ... represents a net investment into the area. This means outside ...
... researchers have developed a hands-free alternative to cell phone texting ... it, make it safer," said Juan Gilbert, professor and chairman ... He said one problem with banning texting while driving ... said it will be difficult for police to can,t enforce ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Migraine Tied to Raised Multiple Sclerosis Risk 2Health News:In Tests, Implanted Monitor Detects Atrial Fibrillation 2Health News:Aspirin May Boost Breast Cancer Survival 2Health News:Aspirin May Boost Breast Cancer Survival 3Health News:29 Clear Channel stations Nationwide Raise Nearly $2.8 Million to Help Save the Lives of Kids Fighting Cancer and Other Deadly Diseases 2Health News:29 Clear Channel stations Nationwide Raise Nearly $2.8 Million to Help Save the Lives of Kids Fighting Cancer and Other Deadly Diseases 3Health News:Reno Children With Disabilities Profit From a Little Known but Internationally Recognized Non-Profit Organization as it Quietly Crosses the $200,000.00 Mark in Service Investment Into the Reno Area 2
(Date:10/19/2014)... CTI BioPharma Corp. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: ... quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, ... the announcement, members of the management team will host ... provide a general corporate update at 4:30 p.m. EDT ... obtained as follows: Wednesday, October 29 ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014  Training market ... a critical success factor in today,s highly competitive ... market research organizations that effectively and efficiently produce ... or service area. Effective training ... and earn recognition from internal clients by developing ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced ... Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018" report ... the 2013 version, this update Report provides detailed ... and the relevant effect in recent three years, ... Moreover, it analyzes Chinese private-owned hemodialysis services. In ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CTI BioPharma to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on October 29, 2014 2Effective Training Programs for Market Research Groups can Boost Overall Organizational Success 2Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018 2Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018 3
... Philippines, Oct. 24, 2011 At the 10th Asian ... health care company Abbott and its philanthropic foundation the ... for Educational Improvement for advancing science education in the ... in 2010-2011 through creative, innovative events designed to spark ...
... Amex: CUR ) updated the progress of its ... stem cells in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS ... The company announced that, after reviewing safety data from the ... granted approval for the trial to advance to transplanting patients ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Abbott Honored With Asian CSR Award for Leadership in Science Education 2Abbott Honored With Asian CSR Award for Leadership in Science Education 3Neuralstem Receives FDA Approval to Dose Patients in Cervical Region in Ongoing ALS Trial 2Neuralstem Receives FDA Approval to Dose Patients in Cervical Region in Ongoing ALS Trial 3Neuralstem Receives FDA Approval to Dose Patients in Cervical Region in Ongoing ALS Trial 4
Marquette General Health System Reference Laboratory provides a full range of testing including, Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Microbiology, Cytology, Anatomic Pathology, Flow Cytom...
... The Johns Hopkins University Dermatology, ... Laboratory is a federally-(Clinical Laboratory Improvement ... that began operation in 1982. Its ... quality diagnostic allergy and immunology testing ...
... national reference laboratory and a laboratory ... an extensive test menu of highly ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... clients include university teaching hospitals and ...
Sharp tipped scissors angled 135 from the shaft with a horizontal cutting action. For cutting in the plane parallel to the retina and cutting membranes adherent to the retinal surface (delamination)....
Medicine Products: