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Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

...ardiff University in the United Kingdom, and eight associates studied 75 clinically stable COPD patients who had various levels of airway obstruction, and 42 smoker or ex-smoker control subjects who did not have cardiovascular disease or COPD. All participants in the study underwent spirometry to determine lu...

Now, FISH on a Chip for Quicker, Cost-effective Cancer Diagnosis

...st fraternity. "The work of Dr. Pilarski and her associates will have great impact, and quite quickly - on the diagnosis of patients with a broad spectrum of diseases," said Dr. Roderick McInnes, Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Genetics. The work is being publi...

Web-based Asthma Program Improves Disease Management for Black Students

...or the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, and 10 associates studied 314 mostly black students at six high schools in Detroit. Of the group, 162 students took part in four tailored web-based asthma intervention educational sessions. By contrast, a control group of 152 students had access to generic asthma webs...

Vitamins may Not Ward Off Pneumonia

...-nourished women. To investigate, Neuman and his associates studied data from more than 80,000 women participating in the Nurses Health Study to see if vitamin intake altered the risk of pneumonia over a 10-year period.After accounting for the effects of such factors as smoking, body-mass index, alcohol use, ...

Four Cups of Coffee a Day may Cut Down the Risk of Gout

...ears of follow-up, Hyon K. Choi, MD, DrPH, and his associates evaluated the relationship between the intake of coffee and the incidence of gout in this high risk population. Their findings, featured in the June 2007 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism (http: www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis), provide co...

Treatment Outcomes of Patients With HIV and Tuberculosis

...ifornia, San Francisco General Hospital, and eight associates reviewed TB cases reported to the San Francisco Tuberculosis Control Program from January 1, 1990, through December 31, 2001. As a rationale for their study, the researchers state that the optimal duration of TB therapy in HIV-infected subjects is...

High Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

...und Health Care System in Seattle, along with five associates found that among 10,474 patients with COPD, 517 were considered regular users of ICS. Among users of more than 1,200 micrograms of ICS per day, the relative risk for lung cancer was lowered to 0.39. For users of less than 1,200 micrograms per day, ...

High-dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

...und Health Care System in Seattle, along with five associates found that among 10,474 patients with COPD, 517 were considered regular users of ICS. Among users of more than 1,200 micrograms of ICS per day, the relative risk for lung cancer was lowered to 0.39. For users of less than 1,200 micrograms per day, ...

A New Test Kit to Detect Spoilt Food

...nt of the extent of food spoilage. Lavigne and his associates developed special polymers that change color in the presence of these biogenic amines. In lab studies, they tested these polymer biosensors against a variety of fish samples, including fresh salmon, fresh tuna and canned tuna. The polymers change c...

Eat Berries, Prevent Colon Cancer

...Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Reddy and his associates conducted a small pilot study to determine the eff... in comparison to the control group, Reddy and his associates say. Pterostilbene also reduced colonic cell proliferation and inhibited certain genes involved in i...

Jogi Hospitalized With Chest Pain After Arrest

...er 2003. The CBI arrested Amit and his two close associates in 2005 on charges of plotting the murder. He was kept for 10 months at the Raipur central jail and released on bail in May 2006. Source-IANS...

NCPAP Decreases Cerebrovascular Risk in OSA Patients

...a University School of Medicine in Tokyo, and nine associates studied silent brain infarction, brain tissue death from lack of blood supply, in 50 male patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The researchers also examined the effects of three months of treatment with nasal continuous positive airway pressu...

Higher Physical Activity Level Slows Lung Function Decline in Smokers

...’Investigació Mèdica in Barcelona, Spain, and four associates assessed the physical activity, smoking history and lung function of 6,790 persons over 11 years. The investigators excluded individuals with COPD at the study’s start. “Prior to our study, the extent to which regular physical activity could reduc...

Primary Graft Dysfunction Is Risk Factor For Lung Transplant Problem

...versity School of Medicine in St. Louis, and eight associates examined the impact of primary graft dysfunction on the development of BOS in 320 lung transplant recipients. BOS, a chronic scarring process that affects the small airways of the lungs years after transplant surgery, results in the progressive obl...

Erectile Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer Surgery can Be Remedied With Nerve Grafts

... prostate cancer. Dr. Fernando P. Secin and his associates in The Journal of Urology have confirmed that patients reported satisfactory erections after the nerve graft implant. The researchers used both the sural nerve and the genitofemoral nerve, yet they felt the latter is a better option, due to less hass...

New Treatment For Psoriasis Is Highly Effective

...d polymorphism in the receptor for IL-23 that also associates with psoriasis. These results were recently published in the American Journal of Human Genetics (Cargill et al. 2007). Duerr and colleagues (2006) have reported that the same variant in the IL-23 receptor is associated with IBD. The common forms of t...

NO Linked With Increased Survival in ALI/ARDS

... University of California, San Francisco, and five associates measured NO in the urine of 566 patients enrolled in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network trial, which was designed to look at several different levels of respiratory support. In humans, NO is...

Aspirin and Asthma: Study

...th, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and associates examining data from the Physicians' Health Study have found that low doses of Aspirin may reduce the risk of 'new-onset' asthma in adults by 22%.// The study also shows that Aspirin may not be helpful in treating symptoms - It may, of course, caus...

Combo Therapy Reduces Exacerbations in Severe COPD

... Hospital in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and three associates treated patients with moderate to severe COPD from 92 respiratory centers across Germany. All had less than a 50 percent predicted lung function capability for their age group. The researchers treated 487 patients with salmeterol, a long-acting bro...

People With Depression Could Be Prone to Stroke

...ls older than 65.// Margaret Kelly-Hayes and her associates at Boston University studied 4,120 people for up to eight years. At the start, scores on a standard depression scale called the CES-D averaged six, reported Independent online. However, nearly 11 percent scored 16 or greater, indicating the presenc...

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