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Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections invade bladder cells

... samples were either suffering from an active, symptomatic infection or had previously suffered infections. ... in 41 percent of samples from patients with symptomatic UTIs. Neither indicator was detected in urine ... suggests that when women are between episodes of symptomatic infection, intracellular E. coli may be in ...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

... the uterus performed by a gynecologist, is the most common treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids. In fact, more than 200,000 women in the United States ... of Uterine Artery Embolization Versus Hysterectomy in the Treatment of symptomatic Uterine Fibroids: Results From the Randomized EMMY Trial" and "Payer Costs ...

NARSAD announces 2008 Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Research on Mental Health Disorders

... Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, whose research has focused on the symptomatic and biological characterization of bipolar disorder, as well as the ... Sciences Center at San Antonio, has focused his research mainly on the symptomatic and biological characterization of bipolar disorders, as well as the ...

UT San Antonio researcher wins $917,000 from NIH to study memory

... new neurons to episodic memory is the focus of this four-year grant." Although memory loss is most commonly associated with aging, it is also symptomatic of more debilitating diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease, which collectively afflict 9.3 million ...

Jefferson receives $1.7 million grant to study stem cells in intervertebral discs of the spine

... Several surgical procedures are available to pacify the pain associated with the degenerative disc, but the most common procedures often only provide symptomatic relief. No current therapy can completely restore the function of a degenerated disc nor prevent its further deterioration. Historically, ...

Mass Biologic Labs/UMass Med School and Medarex license C. difficile monoclonal antibody to Merck

... provided evidence of a statistically significant reduction in the rate of recurrence of CDI compared with placebo. In the study, 200 patients symptomatic with an acute episode of CDI receiving standard of care antibiotics (metronidazole or vancomycin) were randomized to receive intravenous CDA-1/CDB-1 ...

Research uncovers promising target to treat chronic abdominal pain

... a good candidate for a therapy specifically designed to treat visceral pain. "The drugs we have now aren't good. Really, all that's available is symptomatic treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. We just don't understand enough about what has gone wrong in these patients," he said. The antibiotic ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 28, 2009

... ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Evaluation of Urine Proteome Pattern Analysis for Its Potential To Reflect Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis in symptomatic Patients" DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE: http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/pr800615t CONTACT: Karlheinz Peter, MD, ....

The heart disease mutation carried by 60 million

... mutation, the odds ratio is almost off-scale, a staggering 7.0. Carriers usually show few symptoms until middle age, but after that age most are symptomatic and suffer from a range of effects, at worst sudden cardiac death. "The mutation leads to the formation of an abnormal protein," explained the ...

Is there a relationship between sleep-wake rhythm and diabetes?

... the sleep-wake rhythm and the fasting glucose level. The finding could open up new possibilities of treatment which go far beyond the primarily symptomatic therapy approaches to diabetes that have been practised until now. Diabetes mellitus and diabetes-associated late complications are among the most ...

Pain is in the eyes of the beholder

... the appearance of a chronically achy hand, researchers have found they could increase or decrease the pain and swelling in patients moving their symptomatic limbs. The findingsreported in the November 25th issue of Current Biology , a Cell Press publicationreveal a profound top-down effect of body image ...

Positive results in Phase 2 trial of treatment of C-difficile-associated diarrhea

... Phase 2 trial indicated a statistically significant reduction in recurrences of CDAD when compared with placebo. In the study, 200 patients symptomatic with CDAD receiving standard of care antibiotics (metronidazole or vancomycin) were randomized to receive either intravenous placebo or intravenous ...

12-month ATLANTA trial data show sustained benefit of Catania Stent

... study involving 55 patients (76 lesions) treated with the CATANIA™ Coronary Stent System with NanoThin Polyzene®-F surface modification for symptomatic ischemic heart disease due to de novo, obstructive lesions of native coronary arteries. The trial was sponsored by CeloNova BioSciences, Inc., maker ...

Burnham researcher awarded $8 million grant

... They suffer from progressive impairments in motor control and in some cases cognition and memory. Although available therapies may provide limited symptomatic relief or delay in the disease, to date no sure means of curing, halting or slowing the progression of disease has been identified. Neurodegenerative ...

Michael J. Fox Foundation PD Therapeutics Conference

... will bring together academic and industry scientists to focus on novel research advances impacting development of improved disease-modifying and symptomatic interventions for the diagnosis and treatment of PD. Select MJFF-funded investigators will present research on topics including novel ...

Gaining ground on sickle cell disease

... to adult hemoglobin production -- consistent with clinicians' observations that newborns diagnosed with sickle cell disease usually do not become symptomatic until they are about a year old. Population studies in Saudi Arabia and parts of India had identified groups of sickle cell patients with very high ...

Tigers disappear from Himalayan refuge

... Nepal's endangered tigers are increasingly vulnerable to this despicable trade that has already emptied several Indian tiger reservesclearly, this is symptomatic of the larger tiger crisis in the region. We need a stronger, more sustained response to this issue in order to protect the future of tigers in the ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 23, 2008

... of long-term survivors of childhood and adult cancer more than 10 million people in the United States alone also suggest an increased risk of symptomatic cardiac events. Their review found that newer, targeted drugs can damage the heart, particularly when combined with old-generation ...

Osteoarthritis risk linked to finger length ratio

... 2,049 case subjects were recruited from hospital orthopaedic surgery lists and a rheumatology clinic in Nottingham. All had clinically significant symptomatic OA of the knees or hips, requiring consideration of joint replacement surgery. Recruited from hospital lists of patients who had undergone ...

HIV isolate from Kenya provides clues for vaccine design

... HIV produce antibodies against the virus within several weeks following infection, these antibodies rarely prevent the infection from progressing to symptomatic AIDS. While studying a group of women at risk of HIV in Mombasa, Julie Overbaugh and colleagues noticed that one woman carried an AIDS virus that ...

University of Pittsburgh cardiologists identify new cardiac arrest gene

... 12 print issue of Circulation is available at http://circ.ahajournals.org/ Brugada syndrome is a rare inherited arrhythmia, which is more commonly symptomatic in males. It can present with an abnormality on the electrocardiogram (ECG), fainting or sudden death. In about 20 percent of cases with Brugada ...

Immune cells promote blood vessel formation in mouse endometriosis

... the most effective treatment for endometriosis is surgically removing the lesions, but this does not prevent them from growing backas large and symptomatic as before. If dendritic cells are indeed ringmasters and not sideliners in new blood vessel growth, locally knocking them out just after an initial ...

Meth exposure in young adults leads to long-term behavioral consequences

... in the study. The new work examines the idea that methamphetamine puts young users at risk of developing deficits later in life that are symptomatic of Parkinsons disease in individuals with depletion of glial derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), a protein that protects and repairs dopamine in ...

Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women

... in the United States age 25 to 50 suffer from symptomatic uterine fibroids. Fibroid symptoms can include ... The researchers studied 160 women with symptomatic fibroids. The women received pre-treatment MR ... fibroid volume, which results in even greater symptomatic relief at clinical follow-up," Dr. Fennessy ....

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

... preventative approach is likely to be more cost-effective than treating symptomatic patients alone and may be an effective and cost-saving measure for ... is increased so that there is an unlimited supply of Tamiflu for treating symptomatic patients and for preventing infection in people exposed to these patients ...

Monoclonal antibody reduces exacerbations in asthmatics

... Patients with symptomatic moderate asthma who were treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha, an ... corticosteroids for their asthma. Study protocol required them to be symptomatic during a two- to four-week run-in period. After the run-in phase, ...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

... In the new study, eleven asymptomatic newborns (ages 12 to 44 days) and 14 symptomatic infants (ages 142 days to a year) were treated with unrelated donor ... asymptomatic newborns survived transplant, whereas only 43 percent of the symptomatic babies survived, the study showed. While the child's age and symptom ...

Canada approves marijuana-based pain spray

... sativa L. extract) a new drug developed as adjunctive treatment for the symptomatic relief of neuropathic pain in adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). Canada ... is the first product indicated in Canada as adjunctive treatment for the symptomatic relief of neuropathic pain in MS. Its principal active cannabinoid ...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

... In the new study, eleven asymptomatic newborns (ages 12 to 44 days) and 14 symptomatic infants (ages 142 days to a year) were treated with unrelated donor ... asymptomatic newborns survived transplant, whereas only 43 percent of the symptomatic babies survived, the study showed. While the child's age and symptom ...

Antivirals effectively curb influenza virus

... This study shows that there is a clear benefit to be gained by giving antivirals to people who have been exposed to the virus to prevent the onset of symptomatic illness," said lead author M. Elizabeth (Betz) Halloran, M.D., D.Sc., a Hutchinson Center-based biostatistician. "While the efficacy of ...

Anti-herpes treatment reduces HIV levels in women infected with both viruses

... in genital secretions and, in addition, reduces the quantity of HIV in the plasma. As expected, there was also dramatic reduction in the detection of symptomatic and asymptomatic presence of HSV-2. The effects appeared to gradually increase over the 3 month follow-up period, with no sign of abating.' These ...

Access to antiretrovirals unlikely to reduce HIV infection rates

... of AIDS, the outcome on HIV prevalence depends critically on the behavior of these individuals. These results suggest that provision of ART to symptomatic AIDS patients and/or those at the earlier stages of the disease is not likely to prevent many new infections. It could even increase transmission of ...

Scientists at Galileo Pharmaceuticals confirm inflammatory response linked to glucose levels

... inadequate," said Kosik. "There are a couple of FDA-approved drugs that help a little, but don't modify the disease. They give a little bit of symptomatic relief, but don't change the inexorable progression of the disease." He said that new insights made over the past decade help to understand the ...

Scientists discover that three molecules may be developed into new Alzheimer's drugs

... inadequate," said Kosik. "There are a couple of FDA-approved drugs that help a little, but don't modify the disease. They give a little bit of symptomatic relief, but don't change the inexorable progression of the disease." He said that new insights made over the past decade help to understand the ...

Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease

... novel virus indicated by their findings the New Haven coronavirus, then used probes specific for the virus to screen respiratory specimens from 895 symptomatic children under age 5 who had tested negative for other viral infections. They found 79 (9 percent) who were positive for the new virus, nine of whom ...
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