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For Some Kidney Patients, Home Dialysis Is Better

... disease. But science is beginning to show that nocturnal dialysis has significant advantages. In a ... assigned 52 patients to receive either frequent nocturnal hemodialysis, meaning five or six days a week for ... schedule. The other study will compare nocturnal hemodialysis administered six times a week for at ...

Researchers develop light-treatment device to improve sleep quality in the elderly

... collected at prescribed times to assess levels of nocturnal melatonin, a hormone used as a marker for the ... one hour of light exposure, the light-induced nocturnal melatonin suppression level was about 35 percent ... the higher level of blue light suppressed nocturnal melatonin more quickly, to a greater extent over ...

New Insight Into Primate Eye Evolution

... St. Jude study of the nocturnal owl monkey suggests that evolution needed only a ... has numerous adaptations to make it effective for nocturnal (active during the night) function. For example, ... effective for nighttime vision. The owl monkey's nocturnal retina is also larger and lacks a fovea, the ...

Maternal depression is associated with significant sleep disturbance in infants

... infants; the high-risk group had an hour longer nocturnal sleep latency, shorter sleep episodes and lower ... differ by risk group at eight two or four weeks, nocturnal total sleep time was 97 minutes longer in the ... conditions for entrainment of sleep to the nocturnal period. According to previous studies, untreated ...

Sleep disordered breathing and obesity: Independent effects, causes

... analyzed, those who were observed to have severe nocturnal hypoxemia also exhibited "ballooning" of their ... injury. "We demonstrated that the severity of nocturnal oxyhemoglobin desaturation predicted the severity ... there was no relationship between the severity of nocturnal hypoxemia and serum CRP. This suggests that that ...

Researchers to Present Additional Data on Soliris(R) (eculizumab) for the Treatment of PNH at the ASH Annual Meeting

... Consumption in Patients With Paroxysmal nocturnal Hemoglobinuria," Dr. Anita Hill, et al. ... Eculizumab in Japanese Patients with Paroxysmal nocturnal Hemoglobinuria: AEGIS Phase II Clinical ... Hemolysis in Patients with Paroxysmal nocturnal Hemoglobinuria," Dr. Richard Kelly, et al. ...

Nocturnal Dialysis: A Better Way to Kidney Health

... as well-functioning kidneys do. But, nocturnal dialysis -- a newer option -- is starting to change all that. nocturnal dialysis, not surprisingly, is dialysis performed ... nighttime treatments. The big benefit to nocturnal dialysis is that the blood is filtered for about ...

Alexion Pharmaceuticals to Present Data on Soliris(R) (Eculizumab) and PNH at the 2007 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

... today announced that data relating to paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), as well as to ... Insufficiency in Patients with Paroxysmal nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)" Dr. Peter Hillmen et ... with Eculizumab Treatment in Paroxysmal nocturnal Hemoglobinuria" Dr. Gerard Socie et al. ...

Nighttime Home Dialysis a Boon for Kidney Patients

... a six-month randomized trial comparing frequent nocturnal dialysis to standard dialysis therapy, ... Previous research had suggested that frequent nocturnal dialysis might improve heart health and other ... conventional dialysis group, compared with the nocturnal dialysis group. "These patients clearly did ...

The aye-ayes have it: The preservation of color vision in a creature of the night

... led to some surprising conclusions on how this nocturnal primate may have retained color vision function. ... or lose it, the prevailing theory suggested that nocturnal primates cannot use color vision to see, and so ... to how we had believed color vision evolved in nocturnal mammals. The authors plan to collaborate with ...

Alexion Pharmaceuticals and PDL BioPharma Resolve Patent Dispute

... and European Union in 2007 as a treatment for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria ("PNH"), a rare, debilitating and life-threatening blood ... Soliris is the first product approved for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) in the U.S. and Europe. PNH is a rare, debilitating, ...

New approach sheds light on ways Circadian disruption affects human health

... but remarkably similar to the patterns for the two parallel groups of nocturnal rodents," says Rea. "The marked differences within species, together with ... entrainment or disruption to be undertaken, not only in humans, but in nocturnal rodents as well which, until now, has been impossible," says Rea. ...

Sanofi-aventis Announces 2007 Earnings Ahead of Guidance Sharp Rise in Proposed Dividend

... significantly reduces WASO (Wake After Sleep Onset) and the number of nocturnal wakings reported by the patient at 6 to 12 weeks, compared with placebo. ... reduces WASO at 3 weeks (significant difference) and 6 weeks and nocturnal waking (significant difference at 3 to 6 weeks), versus placebo. In both ...

Survey Compares Aussie and English Barbeque Attitudes

... expert Judy James analyses the two nations' barbecue profiles: The English Barbecuer is relatively timid and status-modest alpha with nocturnal habits, preferring to barbecue in the evening and being no great fan of dressing up to do so - Aussies are much more aggressive and competitively ...

Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Announce Creation of Infantile Spasms Awareness Week

... to Acthar for the treatment of IS. Doral is indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and/or early morning awakenings. In recent years, Questcor has made significant business changes to provide comprehensive support ...

Too Much Computer Gaming Can Steal Your Sleep

... almost two hours of slumber a night, study suggests MONDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- The thrills and chills of computer games can be a nocturnal nightmare for some people, new research suggests. Excessive gamers get too little sleep at night, then spend their days struggling to stay awake. ...

AstraZeneca Studies Show Relief of Nighttime Heartburn and Reduction in GERD-Related Sleep Disturbances

... Abstract submitted to DDW 2009. (2) Data on File. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP. 271410. (3) Farup C, Kleinman L, Sloan S, et al. The impact of nocturnal symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease on health-related quality of life. Arch Intern Med . 2001;161:45-52. (4) Shaker R, ...

Recognizing signs and symptoms of acute HF

... heart failure patients peripheral oedema (in 35%) cough (in 33%) breathing difficulty when lying flat (orthopnea, in 30%) chest pain (in 29%) nocturnal dyspnea (in 28%) fatigue (in 17%) palpitations (in 7%) Shortness of breath, said Professor Follath, is by far the most common presenting ...

New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea

... "The mandibular advancement device is a simple, non-invasive, easy-to-manufacture and easy-to-use device and showed good treatment outcome in nocturnal respiratory function and sleep quality in Korean patients with obstructive sleep apnea," including those with a severe condition, the researchers ...

Jamaican Destination Spa Offers More Than Just a Magical Experience for the Body, Mind and Spirit

... to the Peppermint Restaurant, where scrumptious Jamaican meals are served. Come nightfall, another treat is in store: The crickets, frogs and other nocturnal creatures put on a choral recital that is out of this world. What about the magic? Besides the environment and being treated as royalty, guests ...

Problems Tied to Obesity Also Seem to Affect Sleep

... that each condition must be dealt with separately to also address the complications of both. "Our data suggest that patients with OSA and severe nocturnal hypoxemia should be screened for liver disease, and, conversely, patients with liver disease should be screened for OSA," Polotsky said. The ...

Bed Bugs, Nearly Eradicated, Make a Comeback

... according to a report in the current issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology . Such nervous system poisons normally would paralyze and kill the nocturnal blood suckers. Toxicologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Korea's Seoul National University found that the New York City bed ...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Promotes William Garbarini to Vice President of New Orthopaedics and Urology Business Unit

... diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome; DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE in injectable and rhinal tube forms for the treatment of diabetes insipidus and primary nocturnal enuresis; and PROSED(R) DS for the relief of discomfort of the lower urinary tract. The Ferring Group specializes in the research, development ...

Research Identifies Predictors for Successful IVF

... diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome; and DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE in injectable and rhinal tube forms for the treatment of diabetes insipidus and primary nocturnal enuresis. The Ferring Group specializes in the research, development and commercialization of compounds in general and pediatric ...

Bed Bugs on Thanksgiving Dinner Guest List

... of an inch in length and visible to the naked eye, bed bug nymphs are only 1/32 inch long, translucent and very hard to spot. Bed bugs are nocturnal and feed strictly on blood. Although they do not transmit diseases, they can cause itchy welts with their bites. Waking up with small, red welts is ...

Prix Galien USA Recognizes Biotech, Pharmaceutical Industries for Innovative Medical Treatments

... Best Biotechnology Agent -- Soliris(TM) (Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) -- This is the first and only FDA-approved drug to treat Paroxysmal nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, a rare disease that usually leads to a painful death by age 10. -- INFUSE(R) (Wyeth) -- Hidden List INFUSE is a ...

LegDisorders.org Launches a Dynamic Web-Based Series of CME Certified Activities Entitled: Recognizing and Managing Diseases of The Leg: A Self-Study Program

... that manifest in the leg. including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), restless legs syndrome (RLS), osteoarthritis, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, nocturnal leg cramps, fibromyalgia, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A methodology called Confidence-Based Learning™ (CBL) provides the foundation for ...

Combat Vets Display Severe Sleep Disorders

... adjustment disorders to 14 insomnia patients and 14 good sleepers, and found that the vets displayed significantly more severe disruptive nocturnal behaviors, such as nightmares and body movements, than people in the other two groups. Insomnia complaints among the vets were as severe as ...

The National Association For Continence and The HealthCentral Network Form Alliance to Develop New Online Resources for Patients Coping with Incontinence

... mission is threefold: 1) to educate the public about the causes, diagnosis categories, treatment options, management alternatives for incontinence, nocturnal enuresis, voiding dysfunction and related pelvic floor disorders; 2) to network with other organizations and agencies to elevate the visibility and ...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals' EUFLEXXA(R) to Serve as a Sponsor for the Babolat World Tennis Classic

... diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome; DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE in injectable and rhinal tube forms for the treatment of diabetes insipidus and primary nocturnal enuresis; and PROSED(R)/DS for the relief of discomfort of the lower urinary tract. The Ferring Group specializes in the research, development ...

NxStage Medical Reports First Quarter 2008 Results

... Company's five manufacturing facilities. -- In February 2008, the Company began patient enrollment in an FDA IDE study in support of a nocturnal indication for the System One. -- In February 2008, Emil Paganini, MD, formerly Section Head of Dialysis and Extracorporeal Therapy with the ...

Scientists from Europe, Israel and the US develop robotic rats to aid in rescue missions

... Weizmann Institute of Sciences Neurobiology Department, whose research team is one of the groups participating in the multinational project. 'In nocturnal creatures, or those that inhabit poorly-lit places, the use of touch is widely preferred to vision as a primary means of learning and receiving ...

FDA Approves ASMANEX (R) TWISTHALER(R) (Mometasone Furoate Inhalation Powder) for the Once Daily Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children Ages 4-11

... Brooke Army Medical Hospital, updated February 9, 2005, http://www.emedicine.com (accessed Tuesday, March 8, 2005). (7) "Epidemiology of nocturnal Asthma," Margaret Turner Warwick, DM, Ph.D., FRCP. The American Journal of Medicine, July 29, 1988. (8) "Asthma & Children Fact Sheet." ...

Evolution of human genome's 'guardian' gives people unique protections from DNA damage

... does not function in rodents. Some studies have suggested that rodents may have a reduced need for genetic protection from sunlight because they are nocturnal and have a fur shield. Although the full implications of these evolutionary points remain far from clear, our work demonstrates that there has ...

New study in the journal Sleep finds that catathrenia can be successfully treated with CPAP

... by family members. The subjects filled out questionnaires, underwent a standard clinical evaluation, a physical exam, craniofacial evaluations and a nocturnal polysomnogram. All seven were treated with CPAP and then offered surgical treatment if they were unable to tolerate or adhere to CPAP ...

People with Schizophrenia More Likely to Die of Heart Disease, Reports the Harvard Mental Health Letter

... Perils of perfectionism -- The high cost of children's mental health care -- Age-related macular degeneration and depression -- Writer's cramp -- nocturnal binge eating The Harvard Mental Health Letter is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, for ...

Ferring Announces $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of 2007 My Little Miracle Essay Contest

... diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome and DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE in injectable and rhinal tube forms for the treatment of diabetes insipidus and primary nocturnal enuresis. The Ferring Group specializes in the research, development and commercialization of compounds in general and pediatric ...

Antibody leads to repair of myelin sheath in lab study of multiple sclerosis and related disorders

... disease and also success of the treatment were largely defined by how naturally active the mice were, particularly during the night because mice are nocturnal and are especially active at this time. They received a single dose of the antibody. A minimum of 25 mcg/kg was needed to trigger remyelination, ...

Lack of sleep among new school-goers leads to behavioral, cognitive problems

... weekend for sleep loss occurring during the week, even in the group of short persistent sleepers. Short increasing sleepers, who had evidence of a nocturnal sleep consolidation problem before the age of 41 months, did not compensate their short nighttime sleep duration by more daytime sleep at 29 months, ...
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