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Ruben Studdard, American Idol Winner and R&B Pop Star, Spreads the Word about Sickle Cell Disease and the Dangers of Iron Overload

... and under-recognized condition called iron overload WHAT: The Be Sickle ... sickle cell disease (SCD) about the risk for iron overload due to blood transfusions. The event ... and Spanish) -- Free, on-site iron overload screenings (serum ferritin tests) ...

Study finds iron levels not predictive of survival for form of blood cancer

... iron), which is often used as a proxy for iron overload in the blood. "Although iron chelation ... However, there is no evidence that iron overload affects survival or morbidity." The findings ... defect. "Unfortunately, the recent focus on iron overload as a priority and not the stem cell defect is ...

Once-Daily Exjade(R) Shown to Remove Toxic Iron From the Heart and Liver, According to Data Presented at ASH

... in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Patients With Iron overload Showed Continued Safety and Efficacy ... in Atlanta, 8-11 December 2007.(1) Chronic iron overload is a potentially life-threatening condition ... for use in patients with transfusional iron overload who have a wide range of underlying diseases such ...

Iron overload: An important co-factor in the development of liver disease in alcoholics

... heavy drinkers with and without liver disease. A high prevalence of iron overload was found in alcoholics, which appeared to be related to the development ... 2.17 (95% CI 1.42-3.32)]. Based on these findings, it appears that iron overload is an important co-factor in the development of liver disease in ...

Exjade(R) Benefits Chronically Transfused Patients by Significantly Reducing Toxic Iron That Can Damage Key Organs, According to Landmark Trial

... the heart in beta-thalassemia patients with mild to severe cardiac iron overload -In a subgroup analysis of 341 patients with myelodysplastic ... About Exjade EXJADE is indicated for the treatment of chronic iron overload due to blood transfusions (transfusional hemosiderosis) in patients 2 ...

UCLA and biotech company develop first blood test to measure key hormone that regulates iron

... conditions affecting millions of people worldwide such as anemias and iron overload diseases. IMPACT: The new test will measure the amount of hepcidin ... leading to iron toxicity and conditions like hemochromatosis or iron overload disease. The current tests do not measure hepcidin but instead measure ...

People with Disabilities Seek Ways to Manage Higher Healthcare Costs

... prices, higher costs for food and healthcare are triggering a financial overload for families, according to http://allsup.com/Home.aspx [Allsup], which ... [Social Security Disability Insurance] benefits (SSDI). The financial overload is especially difficult for adults who have the added burden of no longer ...

BMP Sunstone Announces Official Launch of Ferriprox in PRC

... throughout Guangdong and Guangxi provinces. Ferriprox(R) treats iron overload in the bloodstream which is often associated with thalassemia, a disease ... Ferriprox has been approved in 54 countries for the treatment of iron overload in thalassemia and was the first oral iron chelator to be approved in ...

Samplify Systems Announces Next Generation Signal-Compression Technology, Prism 3.0

... feedback gain control techniques adapt the signal level too slowly to reduce dynamic range without losing signal quality for weak signals, or risking overload for strong signals. SignalTrak eschews these feedback techniques to provide optimum signal quality over a block-size of as few as four samples. ...

Madzone Marketing LLC Taps TransMedia Group to Provide Publicity Lift to Knife and Forklift(TM)

... it off," said TransMedia publicist Adrienne Mazzone. It also gets eaters to slow down so the message "I'm full" gets to the brain in time before an overload of calories. TransMedia plans to promote Knife and Forklift together with another TransMedia client, the calorie-burning beverage Celsius ...

CNCB Post Graduate Studies in Clinical Nutrition (PGSCN) Program is Now Available Online

... Human Nutrition Environmental Health Issues Drug Induced Nutritional Deficiencies Session II - Cognition and Sensory overload Free Radicals & Antioxidants Biochemistry of Fats and Oils The Human Microflora Cognitive Enhancing Drugs ...

Data Overload May Complicate Insurance Choices

... when faced with a larger number of plan choices. The findings appear online in the journal Health Services Research . "There is information overload when there are too many drug plans for seniors to choose from," study co-author Thomas Rice, vice chancellor at the University of California, Los ...

Better treatment selection and improved therapies -- key to improving prognosis in acute HF

... as a heterogeneous condition and recommend that different therapies are used on the basis of clinical presentation; for example, patients with fluid overload should undergo fluid removal through diuretics or other means, patients with high blood pressure should receive mainly vasodilators, and patients ...

First 100 Patients Treated in Europe with the MitraClip(R) System for Percutaneous Mitral Repair

... these patients undergo surgery each year. Many higher risk surgical patients and non-surgical patients continue to be affected by the chronic volume overload caused by MR, which requires the heart to work harder, and may ultimately lead to heart failure. "We have seen that the MitraClip(R) therapy ...

Penn State plays integral role in $35 million stress project

... the information technology. Information technology is known to have non-standard employee schedules and the nursing home industry is known for work overload -- both characteristics are common sources of work stress. "Not only are we trying to understand how work and family responsibilities are important ...

Upside-down world: DNA protecting protein helps cancer drug to kill cells

... modification to leave DNA after doing its job, and its turnover is very slow. When large amounts of 5FU are present in DNA the slow turnover can overload the entire repair system. Under those circumstances, an abasic site (a site where a base is missing) is left unrepaired, and so the DNA damage ...

PHR: After Senate Report, Psychologists Who Tortured Must Be Held to Account

... forced nakedness exposure to extreme temperatures exploitation of phobias sleep deprivation sensory deprivation and sensory overload prolonged isolation threats of imminent harm Physicians for Human Rights has repeatedly called for an end to the use of Survival, Evasion, ...

Innovative Decision Support Tool Introduced at AMCP Annual Meeting

... and Showcase by Dymaxium, Inc. and a Steering Committee of prominent healthcare decision makers (HCDMs). Today, HCDMs can be overwhelmed with an overload of information, including binders upon binders of paper-based dossiers, an abundance of economic models, and other content that may be used in ...

First Patients Enrolled in the Access-Europe Study of The MitraClip(R) Therapy

... patients undergo surgery each year. Non-surgical patients and many of the higher risk surgical patients continue to be affected by the chronic volume overload caused by MR, which requires the heart to work harder, which may lead to heart failure and hospitalization. The first patients were enrolled in ...

Surprising Allergy Triggers May Be Making Your Spring Sniffles Worse

... Your h ome. Your house contains a variety of allergens--from mold and pet dander to cleaning products and scented candles--that can easily overload a sensitive immune system. Clean the house frequently and invest in a HEPA air filter. Antibiotics. Taking antibiotics can throw the ...

Vocollect Expands Voice-Assisted Care Into Acute Care Settings

... focus on direct care-related activities Decreasing the number of devices or charts clinicians have to carry, results in reduced cognitive overload Enhance Quality & Regulatory Compliance Improving adherence to established guidelines for care using checklists ...

Peer-to-peer heart monitoring

... response to changes in the patient's symptoms. However, as tele-monitoring is set to become widespread, there will inevitably be an issue of data overload with which a centralized computer will not be able to cope. Computer scientists Hanh Le, Nina Schiff, and Johan du Plessis at the University of Cape ...

Video: The MDS Foundation Says Published Data Confirms VIDAZA(R) Significantly Extends Survival in Patients with the Malignant Condition MDS

... drug to achieve transfusion independence in more than 40% of patients. Transfusions can be time consuming, debilitating and run the risk of iron overload that can be fatal. MDS patient Bob Urbanski notes, "I needed blood transfusions as often as twice a month, but with VIDAZA I haven't needed a ...

DRE Veterinary Unveils Line of Surgical and Exam Tables

... a flush stainless steel top. It comes with a precise scale that includes a metric conversion display, a motion weight average function and a positive overload stop. It also features four full extension drawers and a large cabinet, measures 42” in length and 24” in width, and is 36” tall. ...

PA Governor Rendell Announces $94 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure

... Borough received a $695,000 loan to construct new sewer collection lines and upgrade a pump station to handle wet weather water flows that currently overload the system and result in the discharge of untreated sewage into the Ohio River. Beaver County Freedom Borough Conveyance ...

UT Southwestern researchers discover brain's memory 'buffer' in single cells

... Dopamine is normally needed at an optimal level for an individual to focus attention and engage in fast decision-making memory, but drugs of abuse overload the brain with a surge of dopamine. In the study, researchers found that an experimental drug that activates a specific type of dopamine receptor ...

Elsevier Launches SciTopics, the Expert-Generated Information and Collaboration Web Resource

... information that has been made possible by the Internet has opened up a new fast-paced content channel, however, it has created a sense of data overload as well as significant concerns over quality and accuracy," commented Dr. Garry Corthals, SciTopics Subject Editor, Biochemistry & Genetics. ...

How to Avoid a Holiday Trip to the ER

... fireplaces and make sure all fireplaces, heaters and stoves have proper ventilation. Install and frequently check carbon monoxide detectors. Don't overload your electrical outlets with decoration plugs. Doing so could start a fire or cause a serious electrical shock. Ensure that Christmas trees and ...

Women with mitral valve prolapse are treated less aggressively than men and may be at high risk

... cardiac size appeared smaller than men, but when their smaller body size was taken into account, cardiac enlargement (a measure of the severity of overload due to regurgitation) was at least as serious, Dr. Enriquez-Sarano says. Such underestimation of cardiac enlargement may have been the main reason ...

Brain's Magnetic Fields Reveal Language Delays in Autism

... healthy control subjects. "This delay indicates that auditory processing is abnormal in children with autism, and may lead to a cascade of delay and overload in further processing of sound and speech," said Roberts. "Further research may shed light on how this delay in processing sounds may be related to ...

Helping children and teens deal with stress in an uncertain time

... headlines carry daily updates on the global economic crisis and broadcast news of possible recession, children and teens may be facing an information overload even if not directly affected. Dr. Thorne suggests that parents investigate what is being presented in their children's classrooms for guidance on ...

NxStage Applauds Array of Studies To Be Presented at American Society of Nephrology Meeting

... or More Frequent HD." Bhupinder Virk of Satellite Healthcare concludes that home daily hemodialysis patients appear to have less volume overload and less evidence for myocardial injury based upon significant reductions in cardiovascular (CV) markers Troponin T (cTnT) and proBNP in ...

National grants further WA Medical Research

... reversing blood vessel growth in cancer tumors. Deputy Director Professor John Olynyk to study the genetics of hemochromatosis, a common iron overload condition. Deputy Director Professor Peter Thompson for research aimed at easing the burden of atherothombotic disease. ...

First Patients Treated in Italy With the Percutaneous MitraClip(R) System

... Both in Europe and the United States, the vast majority of patients are untreated, which leaves their hearts affected by the chronic volume overload caused by MR, requiring the heart to work harder, and ultimately leading to heart failure. The first patients in Italy were treated by the team led ...

Important Health Issue From Be Oyster Aware

... especially at-risk. Most commonly, these pre-existing conditions include alcoholism, liver disease, diabetes, cancer, stomach disorders, iron overload disease or any other illnesses that can weaken the immune system. A coalition of public and private sector health agencies, medical professionals, ...

The 'Net: A Tangled Web of Health Information

... information -- whatever ails you, someone is sure to have posted something about it somewhere on the Web. But all that information can lead to overload -- or worse. You might end up heeding the wrong voice and getting some fairly bad advice. "There's a lot of quackery on the Web," said Don Powell, ...

Cancer prevention: stopping cancer before it can start

... Research at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Suh said that Gemini 0097 likely did not cause the most common vitamin D toxicity, an overload of calcium in blood known as hypercalcemia, because the compound has an extra side chain of chemicals. It is quite different from the natural ...

Lung Capacity Declines Faster With Diabetes

... diabetes, impairment of lung capacity could worsen the risks of adverse outcomes should the elderly diabetic develop pneumonia, heart failure, volume overload or vascular complications, he added. "Traditionally, the lung is not treated as a target organ for diabetes complication. Based on the current ...

Correction: Evalve Announces CE Mark Approval of the World's First Percutaneous Valve Repair System

... Both in the United States and Europe, the vast majority of patients are untreated, which leaves their hearts affected by the chronic volume overload caused by MR, requiring the heart to work harder, and ultimately leading to heart failure. CE Mark approval gives Evalve the ability to train and ...

Evalve Announces CE Mark Approval of the World's First Percutaneous Valve Repair System

... Both in the United States and Europe, the vast majority of patients are untreated, which leaves their hearts affected by the chronic volume overload caused by MR, requiring the heart to work harder, and ultimately leading to heart failure. CE Mark approval gives Evalve the ability to train and ...
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