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Astrocytes Help Separate Man From Mouse

... are not present in rodents. Another difference concerns the end feet of protoplasmic astrocytes, which wrap around blood vessels throughout the ... are thought to play a role in the brain's blood flow. In humans, these end feet cover the walls of blood vessels much more completely than they do in mice ...

As Summer Heats Up, New Survey Reveals Need for Effective Sweat Treatments

... the humidity can be unbearable. Hyperhidrosis affects underarms, palms, feet and head, among other areas, and though not caused by heat, is aggravated ... Absorbent foot powders and antiperspirants can also be used on feet to minimize sweating and moisture buildup. Ask your dermatologist or ...

Mayo Clinic Finds Capsule Endoscopy Can Detect Intestinal Damage Caused by Celiac Disease

... the disease. "Capsule endoscopy allows us to look at the entire 30 feet of the small intestine, not just the first one to two feet that can be visualized with other types of endoscopy," says Joseph Murray, ...

10 Million Square Feet of Turf Set to be Treated in 2008 in Response to MRSA Outbreaks Nationwide

... -- CSG/SportsCoatings, today announced approximately 10 million square feet of synthetic turf will be treated with its industry-leading antimicrobial coating, TurfAide(TM), in 2008 -- up from 1.5 million square feet in 2007. The exponential increase in demand for TurfAide has been ...

New Powder Speeds Healing of Difficult Foot Wounds

... time and reduce the amount of pain that a patient suffering from a serious foot ulcer would normally experience. This includes open sores on the feet as a result of inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes or skin cancer. The study results will be released at the American Podiatric Medical ...

Spirus Medical Announces Complete Examinations of the Small Intestine by Physicians Using Endo-Ease(TM)

... practice due to the difficulty in maneuvering an endoscope through the long, tortuous path in the body. The small intestine is about 20 to 23 feet long and other methods for reaching and studying its full length, whether starting through the mouth (antegrade) or the colon (retrograde), have ...

Arcion Therapeutics' Topical Pain Candidate, ARC-4558, Significantly Reduces Pain Caused by Diabetic Neuropathy

... to receive 0.1% or 0.2% topical clonidine gel or placebo gel, and remained on their existing pain management treatments. The gel was applied to both feet twice daily for the first two weeks and three times a day for six weeks. Participants rated their pain throughout the study. About Painful ...

Video: ev3 Inc. Announces First Patient Enrollments in DEFINITIVE LE Post-Market Study

... leg ischemia, a condition where not enough blood is being delivered to the leg to keep the tissue alive. Total loss of circulation to the legs and feet can cause gangrene and lead to amputation. About the SilverHawk Plaque Excision System The SilverHawk Plaque Excision System is a ...

Observational Study Finds Changes in Medicare Reimbursement for Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents Associated With Increased Need for Blood Transfusion

... cardiovascular disease. In studies, the most common side effects included fever (pyrexia), diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of hands or feet (edema), lack or loss of strength or weakness (asthenia, fatigue), shortness of breath, high blood pressure, headache, joint pain (arthralgias), ...

Data From Investigational Use of PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Presented at American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting

... cardiovascular disease. -- In studies, the most common side effects included fever (pyrexia), diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of hands or feet (edema), lack or loss of strength or weakness (asthenia, fatigue), shortness of breath, high blood pressure, headache, joint pain ...

New Findings Show Efficacy of REMICADE(R) Compared With Azathioprine in Treatment of Crohn's Disease According to First-of-its Kind Study

... Tell your doctor right away if you develop new or worsening symptoms of heart failure (such as shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet or sudden weight gain). Reactivation of hepatitis B virus has been reported in patients who are carriers of this virus and are taking TNF blockers, ...

Behavioral Modification Programs Help Obese Children Manage Their Weight

... adjusted for the height, age and sex of a child) at or above the 95th percentile for their age and sex. For example, a 16-year-old girl who is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 168 pounds or more is considered obese. Obese children and adolescents are at higher risk for asthma, type 2 diabetes, fatty ...

APTA Supports Surgeon General's 'Call to Action' to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

... pre-existing back problems. If you have brought along hand luggage or a rolling case that fits under the seat, use them as foot rests to elevate your feet so that your knees are slightly higher than your hips when you are sitting," suggests Moffat. Another consideration while flying is the dehydration ...

Shire to add New Orphan Drug to its HGT Portfolio - EU Launch Imminent

... It is estimated that approximately 10,000 patients in the US and Europe have been diagnosed with HAE. HAE attacks affecting the face, hands, and feet can be disfiguring, while attacks in the gastrointestinal tract result in severe pain caused by swelling in the intestinal wall. Attacks that affect ...

Observational Studies Assess the Potential Impact of Limiting Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agent Availability on Frequency of Blood Transfusions

... cardiovascular disease. -- In studies, the most common side effects included fever (pyrexia), diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of hands or feet (edema), lack or loss of strength or weakness (asthenia, fatigue), shortness of breath, high blood pressure, headache, joint pain ...

New Analysis Shows Efficacy of REMICADE(R) in Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis in Patients with Recent Disease Onset or Long-Standing Disease

... Tell your doctor right away if you develop new or worsening symptoms of heart failure (such as shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet or sudden weight gain). Reactivation of hepatitis B virus has been reported in patients who are carriers of this virus and are taking TNF blockers, ...

New Data Highlighting Possible Impact of ESA Reimbursement Policies on Patient Care, Nation's Blood Supply, to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

... cardiovascular disease. -- In studies, the most common side effects included fever (pyrexia), diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of hands or feet (edema), lack or loss of strength or weakness (asthenia, fatigue), shortness of breath, high blood pressure, headache, joint pain ...

New Lacosamide Data Provides Evidence for Long-Term Efficacy in Diabetic Neuropathic Pain

... pain is a painful and potentially debilitating complication of diabetes often characterized by a stabbing or burning sensation in the legs, feet and/or hands. It is caused by damage or dysfunction to the peripheral nervous system as a result of diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. Diabetic ...

Data Presented at AAN Show That Lacosamide Significantly Reduced Pain and was Generally Well Tolerated in Patients With Diabetic Neuropathic Pain

... pain is a painful and potentially debilitating complication of diabetes often characterized by a stabbing or burning sensation in the legs, feet and/or hands. It is caused by damage or dysfunction to the peripheral nervous system as a result of diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. Diabetic ...

Data From Ortho Biotech-Sponsored Studies to be Presented at National Kidney Foundation 2008 Spring Clinical Meetings

... cardiovascular disease. -- In studies, the most common side effects included fever (pyrexia), diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of hands or feet (edema), lack or loss of strength or weakness (asthenia, fatigue), shortness of breath, high blood pressure, headache, joint pain ...

Family of Three Americans Become Pain Free and Improve Their Quality of Life With Stem Cell Treatment in Mexico

... it any more. The pain in his knees, particular the right knee, was getting unbearable. He was limping and having a hard time walking and being on his feet while servicing his customers. He went to his doctor who told him he couldn't find anything wrong with Steve's knees and didn't know what was ...

Ortho Biotech Statement on U.S. Food and Drug Administration Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee Vote

... cardiovascular disease. -- In studies, the most common side effects included fever (pyrexia), diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of hands or feet (edema), lack or loss of strength or weakness (asthenia, fatigue), shortness of breath, high blood pressure, headache, joint pain ...

Totality of Available Data Reaffirms PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Is Safe and Effective When Used Appropriately as Labeled to Treat Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia

... cardiovascular disease. -- In studies, the most common side effects included fever (pyrexia), diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of hands or feet (edema), lack or loss of strength or weakness (asthenia, fatigue), shortness of breath, high blood pressure, headache, joint pain ...

NeurogesX Announces Preliminary Results from Second Phase 3 Clinical Trial in HIV-DSP

... the immune system's fight against the infection, and the drugs administered to treat HIV. Painful HIV-DSP is characterized by significant pain in the feet and hands. According to Frost & Sullivan, neuropathic pain affects approximately 15% of the HIV infected community. According to the CDC, in 2005 ...

Aung FootHealth Clinics & Advanced Wound Care Center Enrolling Patients With Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers for Matrix Clinical Trial

... individualized treatment to patients. Please visit our website at http://www.healthy-feet.com for additional information on "Keeping your feet Healthy for the ... to be Made." ...

Observational Data Show Transfusion Patterns in Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia Patients Receiving Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents

... cardiovascular disease. -- In studies, the most common side effects included fever (pyrexia), diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of hands or feet (edema), lack or loss of strength or weakness (asthenia, fatigue), shortness of breath, high blood pressure, headache, joint pain ...

PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin Alfa) Data to be Presented at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

... cardiovascular disease. -- In studies, the most common side effects included fever (pyrexia), diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of hands or feet (edema), lack or loss of strength or weakness (asthenia, fatigue), shortness of breath, high blood pressure, headache, joint pain ...

NeurogesX Completes Enrollment in Confirmatory Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Painful HIV Distal Sensory Polyneuropathy

... the immune system's fight against the infection, and the drugs administered to treat HIV. Painful HIV-DSP is characterized by significant pain in the feet and hands. About NeurogesX, Inc. NeurogesX (Nasdaq: NGSX ) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel pain management therapies. ...

NeurogesX Completes Enrollment in Confirmatory Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Painful HIV Distal Sensory Polyneuropathy

... the immune system's fight against the infection, and the drugs administered to treat HIV. Painful HIV-DSP is characterized by significant pain in the feet and hands. About NeurogesX, Inc. NeurogesX (Nasdaq: NGSX ) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel pain management therapies. ...

Ortho Biotech Reiterates Confidence in PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Safety and Efficacy When Used According to Label

... stimulated by PROCRIT. * In studies, the most common side effects included fever (pyrexia), diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of hands or feet (edema), lack or loss of strength or weakness (asthenia, fatigue), shortness of breath, high blood pressure, headache, joint pain ...

Results from Study Evaluating PROCRIT(R) in Intensive Care Unit Patients Published in New England Journal of Medicine

... stimulated by PROCRIT. -- In studies, the most common side effects included fever (pyrexia), diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, swelling of hands or feet (edema), lack or loss of strength or weakness (asthenia, fatigue), shortness of breath, high blood pressure, headache, joint pain ...

NeurogesX Announces Positive Results from Second Phase 3 Clinical Trial in Postherpetic Neuralgia

... the immune system's fight against the infection, and the drugs administered to treat HIV. Painful HIV-DSP is characterized by significant pain in the feet and hands. According to Frost & Sullivan, neuropathic pain affects approximately 15% of the HIV infected community. According to the CDC, in 2005 ...

Three Studies Suggest Abbott's Humira (adalimumab) May Improve Work Productivity in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

... 55 -- are currently living with RA, which most often affects the hands, feet and wrists. Typically, joint damage can occur within two years of the ... during the beginning of the disease are the smaller joints of the fingers, feet and wrists. The elbows, knees, ankles and hips can be affected, but less ...

First-of-its-Kind National Report Reveals Estimated High Prevalence and Heavy Cost of Type 2 Diabetes Complications in America

... with diabetes vs. 6.1 percent without diabetes - Foot problems such as foot/toe amputation, foot lesions and numbness in the feet occur in 22.8 percent of people with diabetes vs. 10 percent without diabetes - Eye damage(2) occurs in 18.9 percent of people with ...

Lab Automation Networks Proliferating

... Inc. Omaha, Neb., founded in 1993. The companys system, which it characterizes as software driven, consists of several testing stages along over 100 feet of dual conveyor track. The systems robotic arm takes specimens from the lab racks and places them in centrifuges. After testing is complete, the ...

Bench-Top Centrifuges--Basic Tools for the Small Lab

... container temperature increases during operation, helping to protect specimen analytes The 13-pound device rests on three rubber suction feet for good stability on the bench-top, where its small size (diameter 11, height 15) allows it to fit easily. For labs that sometimes require ...

New Advances in Gastric Diagnostics: Smaller is Better

... viewing The Given system, approved by the FDA in August, 2001, allows physiciansfor the first timeto directly view past the first few feet of the small bowel. It can provide valuable diagnostic information, and patients no longer need to undergo traumatic procedures such as push ...
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