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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...’s disease and ulcerative colitis, both frequently disabling diseases that affect approximately one million people both in the U.S. and Europe. The conference examined the literature on monoclonal antibodies or antibody fragments currently approved by the FDA or likely to be approved in the near future. The p...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Have Adapted Real-time 3-D Ultrasound Imaging Devices

...ripheral nerve block placement -- the technique of disabling targeted nerves so that a patient doesnt feel pain from surgery. For example, their latest case study, reported in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, describes how they used 3-D ultrasound to find the sciatic nerve behind the thigh of a woma...

Childhood Cancer can Lead to Chronic Health Problems Later in Life: Study

...suffered at least one severe, life-threatening, or disabling event or condition. The most serious repercussions of their early struggles with cancer and its treatment with chemicals, radiation and surgery included secondary cancers, obesity, infertility, neurological problems, and learning, behavioural and ...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

Euthanasia for newborn babies with lethal and disabling conditions is illegal worldwide, but in reality, its acceptance and practice vary between different countries. An editorial in this weeks BMJ asks should it be available? In the Netherlands, about 200,000 live births occur annually; of these, 1...

Pain and Intensity Of Post-stroke Spasticity Decreased by Botox Treatment

...an Academy of Neurology in Boston. Spasticity is a disabling condition that leaves the muscles and tendons perm...tment with botulinum toxin type A can lessen these disabling symptoms without treatment-limiting side effects, which in turn improves the ability of stroke patie...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

...d her. Over a period of time she also developed a disabling knot in her back, the result of a nerve condition called dystonia. The girl has since recovered, but after discontinuing the atypical and opting for counseling. In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration received reports of at least 29 children dyin...

Gene Thought to Help Kill Cancer Cells may Actually Help Them Thrive

...s in cell cultures and mice. If it bears out, then disabling the gene in tumors, through medications or new genetic techniques during chemotherapy may help patients survive. The study appears in the May 16 edition of the open access journal PloS....

Innovative Education Scheme Sees Fewer Rugby Players Suffering Spinal Injuries

...s, although rare, are a major cause of permanently disabling injuries and death in rugby. In 2001 a wide-ranging injury prevention programme was introduced by the New Zealand Rugby Union in partnership with the Accident Compensation Corporation. Known as RugbySmart it focuses on educating participants about...

Link Between Gastric Bypass Surgery and Neurological Conditions

...ence affect the nervous system, and they are often disabling and irreversible. More than 150 patients who came to the UAMS Neurology Clinic following gastric bypass were included in the report. In 26 of these patients, a link between the surgery and their neurological condition was found. All of the patien...

Scientists Identify New Breast Cancer Gene

... in the protein fail to bind to the Rap80 protein, disabling BRCA1 to identify DNA damage sites in the genome. As a result of this, cancer-causing mutations accumulate, spawning the development of breast and ovarian malignancies. "With this current discovery, we have made significant new insights into the mo...

Domestic Violence in Australia Leads to Number of Suicides

...en heart disease as the leading cause of death and disabling illness, thanks to success in tackling cardiovascular disease. Tobacco caused 7.6 per cent of the total burden, calculated as the years of healthy life lost either to premature death or illness and disability. Other preventable risks include high b...

How Plague-Causing Bacteria Disarm Host Defense

...ers speculate that YpkA plays an important role in disabling the bodys immune system beyond its previously known role of disrupting the host cells normal structure, which interferes with the cells innate ability to engulf and destroy invading bacteria. The question now becomes, why is Gq targeted by YpkA?...

Rapid Syphilis Could Prevent Congenital Disease and Stillbirths in Haiti

...equently causing stillbirths or neonatal death and disabling children who survive. Often undiagnosed or untreated, syphilis is passed from mother to child -- even when mothers take part in prenatal programs to prevent the spread of HIV. Now, new research from Weill Cornell Medical College and the Groupe Hait...

Intensive Psychotherapy Provides Helping Hand in Borderline Personality Disorder.

...a premier psychiatry journal. BPD, a chronic and disabling condition affecting about 1% of the United States population, has long defied psychologists and psychiatrists seeking to treat the illness. Affecting day-to-day functions, symptoms of the illness include unstable relations with others, pervasive mood...

GAB2-A New Alzheimers Gene Identified

...4. Alzheimers disease is the most common form of disabling memory and thinking problems in older people. The progressive neurological disorder afflicts an estimated 5 million Americans, a number expected to triple by 2050. We have entered a new era in medical research. Todays technologies permit us to sur...

March of Dimes Praises Folic Acid Fortification

...prevent thousands of babies from being born with a disabling or fatal birth defect with such an easy means. There is no real basis to the suggestion made by some commentators today that folic acid fortification should be rolled back." There is no evidence that folic acid consumed through fortified foods caus...

OrthoGlide(TM) Medial Knee Implant Reports Over 200 Implants

...ally invasive implant designed to relieve chronic, disabling pain, due to moderate osteoarthritis of the medial compartment of the knee. "There has been a significant increase in the number of orthopedic surgeons interested in attending the surgeon training programs for the OrthoGlide," said Dr. Jeff Felt, C...

New Developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ure out what makes these people susceptible to the disabling inflammatory condition. Dr. Gregersen has finally closed the circle between key genes identified in his laboratory at the Robert S. Boas Center for Genomics and Human Genetics at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY and mo...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

Euthanasia for newborn babies with lethal and disabling conditions is illegal worldwide, but in reality, its acceptance// and practice vary between different countries. An editorial in this week’s BMJ asks should it be available? In the Netherlands, about 200,000 live births occur annually; of these,...

New Agent to Fight Genetic Disorders Found

...trands of a gene’s DNA simultaneously, effectively disabling that gene. This development has clinical implications for virtually every human condition caused by or worsened by dominant defective genes. Examples include: Huntington’s disease, familial high cholesterol, polycystic kidney disease, some instanc...

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