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Parkinson's Disease Plays Havoc With Common Orthopaedic Conditions

... the combination of decreased bone density and instability from tremors and rigidity caused by PD greatly increase a person's risk of: ... to increase bone density Optimizing therapies for gait and rigidity The author recommends that patients with PD who are being ...

Webinar on June 25 to Focus on Opportunity for Treating Chronic Pain, Migraine and Muscle Spasticity Through Inhibition of Neurotransmitter Glutamate

... of chronic pain such as neuropathic pain as well as muscle spasticity and rigidity secondary to spinal cord trauma, stroke and multiple sclerosis. Webinar ... of chronic pain such as neuropathic pain as well as muscle spasticity and rigidity secondary to spinal cord trauma, stroke and multiple sclerosis. Such ...

New photo 'op' for ovaries may solve some mysteries of infertility

... waves ("like the sub-woofer system of a car," Miller says) to measure the rigidity of the ovaries. Ovary rigidity is important to measure because it is one of the symptoms of polycystic ...

Compulsive Gamblers Don't Learn From Their Mistakes

... Study finds they have a mental rigidity that keeps them from folding their cards THURSDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- A form of mental rigidity that leads to compulsive behavior may explain why gambling addicts can't ...

Nunez Health Reform Bill Establishes Mandatory Purchase Without Linking to Subsidies for Middle Class and Poor

... the alternative for such families would be to remain uninsured. -- rigidity of Choice -- locking patients in low-benefit coverage. Five different ... families would be exempted from the mandate but left uninsured. -- rigidity of Choice -- locking patients in low-benefit coverage. Five different ...

ATS Medical Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

... of the new CryoMaze(TM) 10-S Surgical Cryoablation Probe, which offers increased support throughout the length of the ablation segment. The increased rigidity of the probe addresses the preference of some surgeons to have a cryoablation probe with the feel of a more substantial surgical instrument. The ATS ...

Naturally produced estrogen may protect women from Parkinson's disease

... disease. About 1.5 million Americans currently have Parkinsons, characterized by symptoms that can include tremor (shaking), slowness of movement, rigidity (stiffness), and difficulty with balance. The condition typically develops after the age of 60, although 15 percent of those diagnosed are under 50. ...

Patients starting Parkinson's drug rasagiline earlier do better

... from the start fared better as measured by the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. They experienced less worsening of motor symptoms, such as rigidity and tremor, and had fewer problems with activities of daily living than patients who began rasagiline six months later. The open-label extension ...

No-nose bicycle saddles improve penile sensation and erectile function in bicycling police officers

... function as assessed by the initial evaluation, but there were no significant changes noted in Rigiscan measures, a method used to record penile rigidity while the subject sleeps. With few exceptions, bicycle police officers were able to effectively use no-nose saddles in their police work and 97 ...

$1.3M NIH grant to fund Parkinson's disease study

... disease patients have trouble with movement," said Christopher Bishop, assistant professor of psychology. "They move more slowly. They have rigidity in their limbs. They have balance problems and tremors." The cardinal symptoms are a result of a deficit of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a ...

Elevated Urate Levels May Slow Parkinson's in Men

... laboratory studies about urate's protective qualities and offer hope for future disease therapies to delay Parkinson's symptoms such as tremors, rigidity and difficulty walking and talking. Urate is a salt derived from uric acid, and it is a normal component of blood; however, high levels can lead ...

Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure

... general anesthesia. During MH bouts, the acid content of a patient's blood and tissues becomes altered and heart rate increases, causing muscle rigidity and a rapid rise in body temperature that can result in kidney failure and potentially fatal heart arrhythmias. MH reactions can be treated with ...

BODY WORLDS 3 & The Story of the Heart Opens at the California Science Center, March 14, 2008

... reactive resins and elastomers such as silicon rubber and epoxy, through a vacuum process. After gas, heat, or light curing, the specimens assume rigidity and permanence. "The purpose of Plastination from its very inception was a scientific one, to educate medical students," said Dr. Gunther von Hagens. ...

Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms

... of Georgia. Parkinson's disease affects motor coordination and is characterized by symptoms such as tremors of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face; rigidity or stiffness of limbs and trunk; bradykinesia, or slowness of movement; and postural instability. The disease most often occurs in those over 50. ...

Gene Therapy for Parkinsons Disease

... step up to the operating table for relief from the tremors, stiffness and rigidity that characterize the disease. Decades ago, surgeons began to make ... develops the first symptoms of disease: tremors, slowed movement, muscle rigidity and problems with balance. The main medication used in Parkinson's is ...

The Two-In-One Estrogen Therapy For Managing Menopause And Maintaining Healthy Skin

... has been found to be associated with fewer wrinkles and less skin rigidity in postmenopausal women, and may have cosmetic benefits according to a new ... of wrinkles by maintaining the elasticity of the skin. They found that rigidity was significantly decreased in hormone therapy users compared to nonusers ...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

... risk in COPD. The researchers noted that age was an important factor influencing arterial stiffness, a problem that reflects the increasing rigidity of the aortic artery. The average age of the study cohort was 63. The increased arterial stiffness in patients within each decade is similar to ...

Portable Splint When Injured Far Away from Medical Help

... in snow sports. It is estimated that 45,000 such injuries occur every year. The splint, which has won an international design award, applies rigidity and heat quickly to the limb via a special gel created by a chemically reactive metal strip and saturated sodium acetate solution. Paul ...

Tissue Engineering for Craniofacial Reconstruction

... rigid, biodegradable scaffolds with interconnected pores. These scaffolds are of particular interest in craniofacial tissue engineering, due to the rigidity of the resulting foams and the ease of fabrication. ...

Energy Supplement Under Study for Parkinson's Disease

... be surviving.” The goal is to slow progression of a disease that affects about 1 million people in North America. Hallmarks include tremors, rigidity and slowed movement. Late in the disease, the majority of patients also develop dementia and behavior disorders. Today’s therapies – including ...

Natural Brain Substance Linked to Parkinson's Symptoms

... movement. A shortage of the endocannabinoids, the scientists found, can knock the system out of balance to produce the characteristic tremor, rigidity and other mobility problems of Parkinson's disease patients. The shortage arises when another signaling system in the brain, driven by the ...

Gene therapy Beneficial in Parkinson's Disease

... and long-lasting or not. Each year around 100,000 Americans are affected by Parkinson’s each year, and is characterized by severe tremors and rigidity in the limbs with loss of muscle control. Its cause although unknown yet has been presumed to be the result of the death of brain cells that produces ...

Synthetic DNA Makes Better Hydrogels for Drug Delivery

... an assembly of scales. The researchers found that they could easily alter certain properties of the resulting gelatinous materials, including rigidity and absorbency, by adjusting the types of branched DNA used and the concentration of DNA in the mix. To demonstrate the ability of some of the ...

Japanese Encephalitis Epidemic Kills 15 in Assam

... peak breeding period from April to September. Encephalitis causes inflammation of the brain tissue, producing symptoms of high fever, headache, rigidity of the neck, and loss of voice and involuntary movement of the body. "The situation is bad, with no specific drugs available for treating the ...

Infant Formula With High Iron Content Packs Brain Disorder

... progressive neurodegenerative disorder which affects 1.5 million people in this country. The symptoms of PD include tremor, slowness of movement, rigidity and problems with balance. Epidemiologic studies suggest that there is not a clear correlation between dietary iron intake in adults and the ...

Efforts To Replace Reading Glasses Are In View

... reading glasses: ‘I got sick of wearing these things.’ The U-M tool uses bubbles, ultrafast optics and ultrasound to measure the thickness and rigidity of the lens during laser surgery, thus guiding the surgeon as they reshape the lens. It's a new application for microscale bubbles, which scientists ...

Parkinson's Disease Has Genetic Roots

... Susan Bressman led the study. The research may serve to solve the mystery that still shrouds the disease which results in mental decline, rigidity and tremors at a later age. There is as yet no way of preventing the onset of this disease which affects as many as half a million Americans, with ...

Exercising regularly can reduce the risk of Parkinson’s diseas

... Parkinson’s disease is a disease of the nerves that affect people in their middle ages. Some symptoms of the condition are muscle tremor, muscle rigidity and inability to maintain a posture. The disease affects the brain cells that produce a neural substance called dopamine. According to the ...

Stopping The Progression Of Parkinson's Disease

... by Parkinson’s disease. The condition is characterized by slowed motion, muscle rigidity, and tremors. Patients also suffer from loss of facial rigidity // and a shuffling walk. A drug already being used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may also be able to stop its progression say ...

Hope For Stiff-Person Syndrome

... off muscle spasms, and some patients are afraid to leave their house because of the spasms. High doses of antibodies may help relieve the muscle rigidity and spasms associated with stiff-person syndrome. Patients who had infusions of immune globulin - a collection of antibodies derived from donor blood ...

Collagen improves voice quality in Parkinsonism

... Parkinson's disease is the deterioration in voice quality experienced by some patients. This problem is known as hypophonia, and is caused by muscle rigidity and other abnormalities in the area of the voice box or larynx.// People with hypophonia sound very 'breathy' and it may be hard to understand ...
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