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New FDA Approved Drug NATRECOR For Heart Failure Patients

...rt failure suffer flare-ups in which they gasp for breath and need hospitalization. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an injection of Natrecor as a way to treat these acute flare-ups. Natrecor, known chemically as nesiritide, is a biologically engineered version of a natural hormone that hel...

Emphysema surgery - unbeneficial

...ssively destroyed, leaving the patient so short of breath that they cannot do everyday activities like climbing stairs or carrying their shopping. In the mid-1990s, studies seemed to suggest that lung reduction surgery was beneficial for people with emphysema. It appeared to leave them with a smaller, but m...

Fructose cause digestive problems

...roduce.// The researchers carried out a fructose breath test on 190 patients with unexplained gas, bloatin...0 per cent, methane and hydrogen were found in the breath analysis - both markers for fructose intolerance. More research is needed to confirm the link betwee...

Gas Masks Don't Always Fit an Emergency

...ask at the nearest army surplus store, take a deep breath and brace yourself for what experts say about them -- most of it is not good. One could never know where the exposure is; you'd have to wear the mask at all times. //Even if you could stand to do that, the risks to your health would probably be highe...

Alcohol within the body

...re fed on a diet that did not contain alcohol, and breath samples were taken as they aged. Obesity-related fatty liver disorder usually develops in older animals and people. The scientists found that older obese mice produced roughly five times as much ethanol as older lean mice, and all the obese mice deve...

Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time

...find out whether patients with severe shortness of breath are suffering from congestive heart failure. This test is the most significant improvement in the diagnosis of heart failure in the past 20 years. Tens of millions of people go to the emergency room each year because of trouble breathing. Heart fail...

New pacemaker reduces risk of heart failure

...tating illness in which people suffer shortness of breath because their hearts do not beat strongly enough. Overall, an estimated 5 million Americans have heart failure, and it is considered to be the only major form of heart trouble that is growing in prevalence. The new pacemakers deliver an electrical i...

Fructose cause digestive problems

... produce. The researchers carried out a fructose breath test on 190 patients with unexplained gas, bloatin...0 per cent, methane and hydrogen were found in the breath analysis - both markers for fructose intolerance. More research is needed to confirm the link betwee...

Fructose may cause uninterpreted abdominal pain

...sting showed an abnormal amount of hydrogen in the breath - a telltale sign of fructose malabsorption. So pe...estinal symptoms should always be given a fructose breath test, say the researchers....

Emphysema surgery - unfavourable

...ively destroyed,// leaving the patient so short of breath that they cannot do everyday activities like climbing stairs or carrying their shopping. In the mid-1990s, studies seemed to suggest that lung reduction surgery was beneficial for people with emphysema. It appeared to leave them with a smaller, but m...

Untreated Scoliosis patients found to lead productive and active lives

...t 22 patients out of 98 complained of shortness of breath during everyday activities compared to 8 out of 53 in the control group. About 66 scoliosis patients out of 109 reported chronic back pain compared to 22 out of 62 control participants. Among patients with pain, 48 out of 71 scoliosis patients and 12...

Gene defect linked to dilated cardiomyopathy(DCM)

...th DCM may suffer with tiredness, and shortness of breath whilst exercising or even whilst resting. They may have heart palpitations and notice their ankles becoming swollen. Scientists used tests on mice to determine if a defect in this gene is enough to trigger DCM. They found that a mouse with a defect ...

Germs to blame for bad breath

...uary issue of the Journal of Microbiology that bad breath or halitosis is caused by certain types of bacteria that dominate the back portion of the top of your tongue. The study was based on gene sequencing to compare bacteria found on the tongues of those with halitosis and those with fresh breath. Researc...

Asthma is not just a childhood condition

... at night or in the early morning, or shortness of breath are also common symptoms that indicate poorly controlled asthma. There seems to be a commonly held misconception that asthma only affects children. The condition not only affect all ages, it can start for the first time at any age. It may be the ca...

Asthma not just a childhood condition

... at night or in the early morning, or shortness of breath are also common symptoms that indicate poorly controlled asthma. It is vital people recognise the symptoms early in order to get appropriate treatment. If the condition goes untreated, it can lead to poor health and an increased risk of long-term lun...

Electronic nose by Italian scientists

...a sterilized bag which is connected to a tube. The breath is then pumped inside the cube and hence into the ... identify the various substances by// sniffing the breath and then by sending the real time data to a computer. The computer then identifies specific odor by ...

Age Affects Lung Disorder

...lungs. Patients with ARDS have severe shortness of breath and often are on life support. //A new study finds the age of a patient affects his chance of developing ARDS after a trauma. ARDS is not a specific disease; instead, it is a lung dysfunction that is associated with a number of diseases including pn...

‘Protein’ Produced By Overstressed Heart Muscle a Strong Indicator Of Heart Diseae

...f the peptide in patients with severe shortness of breath to determine whether they have congestive heart fa... peptide's levels in ER patients with shortness of breath helped doctors more quickly decide whether patients had heart failure. It was also found to reduce t...

Accuracy Of Lung Function Test Questioned

...tiveness // of treatment. The patient takes a deep breath and breathes out with force into a spirometer to the best of their ability. The spirometer measures both the amount of air expelled and how quickly the air was expelled from the lungs.New research brings to light some common problems with a spirometr...

Risks Of An Enlarged Heart

...erty. The symptoms may include chest pain, loss of breath on exertion, and a family history of sudden death in young adults. Signs of this condition, known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, can be seen on an electrocardiogram, but formal diagnosis requires more specialized imaging. Treatment to correct this ...

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