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New test for heart attack

...blood test for three cardiac enzymes - troponin 1, creatine kinase-MB, and myoglobin - which are released into the circulation by damaged heart tissue. Along with a patient history and an echocardiogram this can rule out a heart attack in just 90 minutes, compared to six to 24 hours for existing methods. Th...

Mushroom and muscle loss

...toxicity by feeding extracts to mice and measuring creatine kinase, an enzyme produced during muscle breakdown, in the blood.// The study "raises as many questions as answers, at least in my mind," said Dr. Denis Benjamin, chair of the North American Mycological Association's toxicology committee.There are ...

Toxic effects common with AIDS treatments

...ferent compounds, including lipodystrophy and high creatine phosphokinase concentrations with stavudine, thrombocytopaenia with saquinavir, mood disorders with lamivudine and hyperlactataemia with didanosine and stavudine. However, the reported effects of a particular drug are associated with levels of its ac...

Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men

... the same weight training program. Half were given creatine and half were given placebos. Creatine is produced...week study, the elderly men who exercised and took creatine had more leg strength, endurance, power, and lean tissue mass than the men who just exercised. The s...

Heart test may detect death risk

...y, a new study shows.// Blood levels of the enzyme creatine kinase-MB rise after a heart attack. The rise indicates injury to the heart muscle. Measuring CK-MB is a standard diagnostic test for heart attacks. Foundation in Ohio found people with CK-MB levels more than five times higher than normal after ang...

Myostatin gene could hold the key to treatment for DMD

...ntreated mice. They also had lower blood levels of creatine kinase (CK) — a protein that leaks out of damaged muscle. While Kathryn believes that there is a real possibility for moving forward in clinical trials with myostatin inhibition, Khurana is more cautious, noting that the myostatin-blocking antibodie...

Clues To Identify Psychological Seizures

... IV drugs and had lower blood levels of the enzyme creatine kinase, which normally rise after epileptic seizures. “These characteristics can help guide the emergency doctor to the correct diagnosis, which is so critical in these cases, because the drugs can result in severe complications if it is in fact n...

'Diet Modifications' - less effective against Stress

... and an increase in amino acids, glucose, lactate, creatine and citrate. The stress caused by the water avoidance resulted in increased levels of O-acetyl glycoproteins. Giving the rats the LC-PUFA enriched diet did help to improve their metabolic profiles, an indicator of health, although the diet failed t...

Scientists Claim Encouraging Progress On Hereditary Diseases

...t research findings were presented using high dose creatine as a therapy for HD patients. At the mouse level, new intriguing findings were reported concerning BDNF, brain-derived neurotrophic factor. BDNF is a kind of support and survival factor without which brain cells can die - like a kind of food for brai...

Creatine Supplement May Help People With Muscular Dystrophies

...rom the studies “shows that short- and medium-term creatine treatment improves muscle strength in people with ...ing for short bursts of intense strength have used creatine in powders or pills for decades, but the supplement became more popular after the 1992 Barcelona Oly...

Energy Supplement Under Study for Parkinson's Disease

...e added to the mix to help slow the disease. The creatine study will enroll patients who have been on standa...w them for five years. Half the enrollees will get creatine and half placebo. The hope is for at least a 20 percent reduction in disease progression, so that at...

NIH Announces Phase III Clinical Trial of Creatine for Parkinson's Disease

...the progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). While creatine is not an approved therapy for PD or any other con...ove exercise performance. The potential benefit of creatine for PD was identified by Parkinson’s researchers through a new rapid method for screening potential ...

Emory Participates in Study to Slow Progression of Parkinson's Disease

...trials to determine if the nutritional supplement creatine can slow the symptom progression of this disorder....ng results of an earlier smaller clinical study of creatine in Parkinson's disease," says Dr. Jorge Juncos, primary investigator at Emory University. "If posi...

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