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Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

... the brain with blood actually expands when deadly plaque builds up, but two other sections don't, and that ... on average, to keep blood flowing when complex plaque -- made up of cholesterol, calcium and fibrous ... as 16 percent when people have atherosclerotic plaque in their blood. The artery wall also grows an ...

Oral/body inflammatory connection explained

... As the main cause of gum disease, bacterial plaque (sticky, colorless film, which forms on the ... called scaling and root planning, which removes plaque and tartar around the tooth, smoothing the root ... the form of cutting the gums to remove hardened plaque build-up and refiguring the bone. Both Drs. ...

Winners of the Addressing Psoriasis(TM) Contest Selected to Walk the Runway in New York City Fashion Show Hosted by Tim Gunn

... which recognizes people with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who have tried not to allow the ... awareness campaign designed to help people with plaque psoriasis get more information about managing ... March, hundreds of people with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis have submitted video testimonials or ...

Over 2 Million U.S. Adults at Risk of Heart Attacks from Vulnerable Plaque

... Potential U.S. Market for Vulnerable plaque Screening and Treatment: $3.7 Billion ... In 2008, the potential market for vulnerable plaque screening and treatment was valued at $3.7 ... to strokes or sudden cardiac arrest. Vulnerable plaque is currently regarded as a key factor in ...

FDA Extends Review Timeline for STELARA(TM) (ustekinumab) Biologic License Application by Three Months

... of adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or ... the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis," said Jay P. Siegel, M.D., Chief ... in Canada for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates ...

VIA Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase 2 Results of VIA-2291 in Cardiovascular Patients Using Serial MDCT Imaging of Coronary Plaque

... ATVB Conference Shows Reduction in Non-Calcified plaque Volume and Fewer New plaque Lesions in Treated Patients WASHINGTON and ... placebo showed significantly more evidence of new plaque lesions at follow-up than VIA-2291 treated ...

Study Results Published in CUTIS Demonstrate Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Vectical(TM) (calcitriol) Ointment 3 mcg/g in the Management of Mild-to-Moderate Plaque Psoriasis

... long-term management of mild-to-moderate chronic plaque psoriasis. Of those patients that completed the ... the United States for treating mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis in adults. It fulfills an important ... for the topical treatment of mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in patients 18 years and older. The ...

New head-to-head clinical studies reveal Reach Ultraclean toothbrush and floss deliver superior plaque removal compared to leading competitive products

... ULTRACLEAN Toothbrush and Floss deliver superior plaque removal. The five studies conducted by Johnson & ... ULTRACLEAN Floss removes up to two times more plaque than Glide* floss products. i REACH ULTRACLEAN Toothbrush removes more plaque and provides improved gum health versus the ...

Video: Astrazeneca Calls on All Americans to Join US AGAINST ATHERO to Fight the Nation's Number One Killer

... (athero), the progressive buildup of plaque inside the arteries. The Artery Explorer kicks ... see what happens when you allow the build-up of plaque to progress, and more importantly, what they can ... out of three Americans will have some degree of plaque build-up in their arteries.(1) However, athero ...

Galderma Wins FDA Approval for Vectical(TM) Ointment, a Novel Topical Therapy for Mild-to-Moderate Plaque Psoriasis

... D3 product for the treatment of mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis in adults. Psoriasis is a ... the first study, improvements in mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis severity began to be seen at week 2, ... long-term treatment options for mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis," said Albert Draaijer, President, ...

FluoroPharma Obtains US Patent for Imaging Cardiovascular Plaque using FDG

... covering methods of imaging cardiovascular plaque formation using F18 labeled ... claims that cover imaging of atherosclerotic plaque inflammation and rupture. "The use of ... atherosclerosis, for tracking inflammation within plaque and for monitoring the response to drug therapy ...

Scientists develop new tool to improve oral hygiene

... have developed a new dental product to identify plaque build-up in the mouth before it is visible to the ... through yellow glasses with a red filter, allows plaque to be seen easily as a red glow. The device, ... agents in tablet form to uncover tooth decay and plaque but these often stain the mouth and taste ...

Crest and Oral-B Challenge America to See The Difference in Their Smile and Make A Difference in Children's Smiles Around the World

... power toothbrush experienced up to 7X better plaque removal(2) to help fight cavities and ... results show that people can have dramatic plaque reduction in just four weeks, showing major ... in the first two weeks. While mechanical means of plaque removal, such as toothbrushing and flossing, are ...

Growth Hormone Boost May Not Slow Alzheimer's

... held theory that hormones may attack beta-amyloid plaque in the brain," Sevigny added. "That was the ... disease progression might be due to the fact that plaque build-up can begin as much as 10 years before an ... More information For more on the role of plaque in Alzheimer's, visit the Alzheimer's ...

The Results From a Clinical Trial Led by the Montreal Heart Institute Demonstrate That Drug Reduces Inflammation in Patients With Serious Cardiovascular Disease

... of chronic inflammation and the build-up of plaque in arterial blood vessel walls. plaque consists of inflammatory cells, cholesterol and ... vessels and can cause a rupture of inflamed plaque tissue, leading to MACE such as heart attack and ...

'Healthy' individuals may be at risk for heart disease

... correlation to the amount of hard, calcified plaque they had. Calcified plaque itself is not considered risky, but it is ... (pericardial fat) is associated with calcified plaque in the arteries and therefore may be worse than ...

Ultrasound used to predict heart attack risk

... artery disease, as determined by the amount of plaque built up in the two vessels that supply blood to ... to nine months later to measure changes in the plaque lining the arteries. "Determining the degree ... measurements to determine the density of the plaque lining the carotid arteries. Plaques that appear ...

Polished to perfection

... and gets uneven ?and the problem is that dental plaque adheres particularly well to a rough surface. ... offer professional cleaning services, removing plaque and discoloration with abrasive prophylactic ... says Jaeger. "Teeth with particularly heavy plaque or discoloration will need a more abrasive ...

SpectraCell Laboratories Offers Additional Test for Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

... process that could lead to the rupture of plaque and cause a heart attack or stroke. Lipid ... cannot identify which patients have rupture-prone plaque with thin fibrous caps. Therefore, finding serologic markers with high specificity for advanced plaque is a useful diagnostic tool in cardiovascular ...

Study indicates grape seed extract may reduce cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease

... A compound found in grape seed extract reduces plaque formation and resulting cognitive impairment in ... exposure reduced amyloid beta accumulation and plaque formation in brains of Alzheimer's mice and also ... the grape seed extract may prevent or postpone plaque formation and slow cognitive deterioration ...

New Class of Drugs May Fight Alzheimer's

... of some NSAIDS, it could prevent buildup of plaque in the brain, study says WEDNESDAY, ... drug that could fight the development of amyloid plaque in two ways. "This is interesting and ... expert thinks this avenue of attack on amyloid plaque looks promising. "Chronic intake ...

Green Tea Antioxidant May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

... disease, a new study finds. Amyloid plaque is commonly seen in the brains of Alzheimer's ... Strategies to prevent the development of amyloid plaque are one avenue being explored in the prevention ... Biology . The accumulation of amyloid plaque in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative ...

New method effective in detecting dangerous coronary plaque

... heart disease. The importance of quantifying plaque is critical because total plaque burden is considered the most important predictor ... Furthermore, the rupture of soft noncalcified plaque has been implicated as the cause of heart attack. ...

New Calcium Measure Better Predictor of Heart Risks

... amount, but also the distribution, of calcified plaque build-up in the coronary arteries, new research ... a prepared statement. A build-up of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries causes cardiovascular ... examined CT images of 3,252 people with calcific plaque and 3,416 people without ...

Coronary calcium distribution tied to heart attack risk

... into account not only the amount of calcified plaque build-up in the coronary arteries, but also its ... which is caused by a build-up of calcific plaque in the coronary arteries leading to the heart. ... image data for 3,252 participants with calcific plaque to data collected from 3,416 patients without ...

New Psoriasis Pill Appears Effective

... promise for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis," said lead researcher Dr. Kim Papp, ... an autoimmune skin disease. The most common form, plaque psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches or ... Papp's team randomly selected 451 patients with plaque psoriasis that affected at least 10 percent of ...

Abbott Announces HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab) Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

... spondylitis (AS), Crohn.s disease and plaque psoriasis (Ps) in the United States and Europe. ... of adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy ... for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis in adult patients who failed to respond ...

Best use for popular CAD assessment procedure is misunderstood

... angiography, or coronary CTA, to see if plaque deposits are accumulating in their arteries. ... inexpensive way to see exactly how much plaque has accumulated in arteries that supply blood to ... only noninvasive test that shows what kinds of plaque are building up either the hard, calcified type ...

Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs

... Toxic byproduct of plaque formation wreaks havoc on heart, lungs and liver, ... "Atherosclerosis is usually associated with plaque formation in arteries," said study author Rita K. ... prevent atherosclerosis. Certain substances in plaque remove NO and create a toxic substance known as ...

Cavities in Children Reduced Over 60 Percent by New Experimental Chewable Mints

... of saliva, by neutralizing harmful plaque acids and simultaneously promoting the ... acid arginine, which when metabolized by certain plaque bacteria, results in elevation of dental plaque pH by alkali generation. It also ...

Obesity Drug Shows Mixed Success Against Atherosclerosis

... help slow atherosclerosis, a buildup of arterial plaque that's connected with carrying too much weight. ... although it did show a decrease in one measure of plaque build-up in arteries. Acomplia also showed a ... disease or disease related to the build-up of plaque in the arteries. Not for lack of effort, ...

Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues

... not reduce buildup of potentially artery-blocking plaque deposits any more than simvastatin alone. ... to the same conclusion: Vytorin did not reduce plaque buildup any more than statin treatment alone in ... of HDL cholesterol, the "good" kind that prevents plaque formation. Pfizer stopped tests of the drug in ...

Mayo Clinic finds retired NFL players at increased risk for heart problems

... of the carotid artery. They also assessed plaque deposits which can block blood flow. The most ... less than 50 years old, 82 percent had either plaque or carotid narrowing greater than the 75th ... population. In addition, the high incidence of plaque found in players vessels suggests that the ...

Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke

... -- Hispanic Americans with even a small amount of plaque build-up in their carotid artery -- the vessel ... and that 25 percent of them had maximum carotid plaque thickness (more than 1.9 millimeters of plaque). ... with the thickest amounts of carotid artery plaque were three to four times more likely to suffer a ...

Abbott Receives FDA Approval for HUMIRA(R) (Adalimumab) for Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

... psoriatic arthritis, Crohn's disease and plaque psoriasis, the safety profile for adult patients ... In the placebo-controlled clinical trials in plaque psoriasis, the incidence of arthralgia was ... of adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy ...

News Briefs from Preventive Medicine 2008

... Atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries due to plaque build-up) -- plaque formation -- plaque vulnerability In the short-flight carrier, 178 ...

Alzheimer's Plaques Can Form in One Day

... done first weekly and then daily, found that plaque formation was a relatively rare event. But ... risk for developing Alzheimer's. "Knowing that plaque occurs quickly implies that something initiates ... within days. The results confirm suspicions that plaque formation is a primary event in the abnormal cell ...

Ustekinumab Phase 3 data show long-term improvement of chronic plaque psoriasis

... in the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis through one year. According to ... These findings show that ustekinumab may control plaque psoriasis with as few as four injections a year, ... in the treatment of 766 patients with chronic plaque psoriasis. Patients were randomized to receive ...

New findings show Enbrel significantly reduced levels of C-reactive protein

... inflammation, in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis following 12 weeks of treatment. ... 80 percent of psoriasis patients have plaque psoriasis, which is characterized by painful and ... findings of the analysis of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis patients without psoriatic arthritis ...

Inspector Hector(R), National Children's Oral Health Foundation Kick Off Events for National Children's Dental Health Month

... self-confidence in kids -- Inspector Hector, a plaque detection and anti-cavity fluoride rinse tooth ... free toothbrushes, floss, and Inspector Hector plaque Detector and Tooth Protector. "We want children ... to and encourages them to brush regularly." The plaque Detector, a pre-brush rinse, gently turns teeth ...
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