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Doctors advice early anemia tests

...alking. Eight-month-old infants with low levels of hemoglobin are significantly more likely to have deformities ..., 12 and 18 months old. These were compared to the hemoglobin levels with the children's development when they were 18 months old.Children with levels of hemoglob...

A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle

...nd ways of getting red blood cells to produce more hemoglobin as a treatment for such diseases as sickle cell anemia, while not forcing other blood cells to make the substance. That hurdle was overcome last year, by researchers....

Effect of drug on Renal Cancer

... shows survival was longer in patients with higher hemoglobin levels but shorter in patients with multiple organ involvement and previous treatments. Renal cancer is an incurable disease that responds sickly to systemic treatment. Thalidomide is one of several drugs that inhibit angiogenesis, the development o...

Alternative to blood Transfusions

...ith acute anemia. The new drug, polymerized bovine hemoglobin (HBOC-201),// is delivered intravenously and supplies oxygen to the blood of the recipient. The structure of the HBOC-201 is smaller and more mobile than blood cells, therefore allowing the HBOC-201 molecules to effectively distribute oxygen througho...

Epilepsy Drug Helps Diabetic Nerve Damage

...dy shows the drug reduced triglycerides, decreased hemoglobin A1C levels (a measure of long-term blood sugar control), lowered LDL or "bad" cholesterol, and lowered total cholesterol. Since about 65 percent of people with diabetes will die of heart disease, these are significant benefits for patients....

Anemia may Lead to Physical Decline

...physical declines than those who have normal blood hemoglobin levels.// Investigators followed 1,146 people, ages 71 and older, for more than four years. Researchers assessed participants' standing balance, a timed eight-foot walk, and the ability to rise from a chair. Each activity was scored on a scale (a ze...

Poor Preventive Measures Taken By Diabetics

...than a decade.They examined levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (blood glucose levels), blood pressure, and cholesterol and discovered that many patients with diabetes were not proactively managing these factors. The research showed 37 percent of patients were above the recommended HbA1c level of 8 percent or g...

Diabetics Should Adopt Better Preventive Measures

...than a decade.They examined levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (blood glucose levels), blood pressure, and cholesterol and discovered that many patients with diabetes were not proactively managing these factors. The research showed 37 percent of patients were above the recommended HbA1c level of 8 percent or g...

Elevated Blood Sugar Levels A Risk Factor Of Heart Disease

...in HA1c above 5 percent. The level of glycosylated hemoglobin was associated with these events even in people who did not have diabetes and who had HA1c levels within normal range. An analysis of previous studies shows the risk for cardiovascular disease increased with increasing levels of glycosylated hemoglo...

Better Control Of Sugar Levels

...stimated that for every 1-percent rise in glycated hemoglobin levels, there is an 18-percent rise in the risk for developing large-vessel cardiovascular disease. Researchers recommend monitoring blood sugar levels along with close monitoring of the usual markers for cardiovascular disease, such as cholesterol ...

Gene to identify risk of stroke in sickle cell anemia

...he condition where there is anemia and sickle cell hemoglobin is produced. Scientists have analyzed 235 variant...fied are genes in the pathway TGF-beta, as well as hemoglobin levels of the patients. The current study shows that stroke is complex phenomena will strong genet...

Study links diabetics to increased risk of urinary tract infections

...hers have done two annual follow up of testing for hemoglobin A1c, urine culture, residual bladder volume and diabetes and other characteristics. This was supported by self-reports given for UTI checks that were followed up by microbiologic culture and medical record review. The incidence of urinary tract inf...

New treatment for babies with sickle cell anemia

...he condition where there is anemia and sickle cell hemoglobin is produced. Sickle cells can block small blood ve... treatment the concentrations of fetal hemoglobin, hemoglobin and red blood cells have improved significantly in these children. Reference: Blood, June 2005...

Scientists Unveil Mechanism Behind Resistance to Severe Malaria

...e to malaria//. The people with a specific type of hemoglobin — the oxygen-carrying molecule that gives red bloo...ies of experiments, the researchers determined how hemoglobin type C impairs the ability of malaria parasites to cause disease symptoms. “This research gives us ...

Geriatric Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease May Not Be Treated Properly

...ne-fourth of diabetic CKD patients did not undergo hemoglobin A1C testing to assess long-term diabetes control. Rates of other key tests and preventive measures for CKD patients were low as well, including screening tests for various types of cancer. Just half of the CKD patients underwent recommended tests fo...

New Blood Test To Detect Iron Level In Infants

...ogresses to anemia (clinically identified as a low hemoglobin level). The study, done at Children’s Hospital B...to compare the test, called CHr, with the standard hemoglobin test as a screen for iron deficiency in infants. Hemoglobin is the iron-containing, oxygen-carrying ...

Initiation Of New Study To Help Children With Sickle Cell Anaemia

...late production of enough red cells carrying fetal hemoglobin to reduce SCA symptoms. The study will also compare the efficacy of daily at-home injections of Desferal with the less painful and more convenient monthly removal of blood (phlebotomy) at a medical facility. Half of the children in SWiTCH will rema...

Sodium nitrite salt intake found to increases blood flow

...tissues is depleted. Sodium nitrite interacts with hemoglobin in a way that it is released only where it is required. Scientists at the National Institute of Health, NIH are studying the effect of sodium nitrite in diseases caused by low oxygen; they are recruiting human volunteers to test the effect of sodiu...

Hydroxyurea Treatment For Children With Sickle Cell Disease

...o adverse effects. Increasing and sustaining fetal hemoglobin production was accomplished by the drug in all study participants. Patients treated with hydroxyurea also weighed more and were taller than untreated children with the disorder – their growth rates were even comparable to those of normal children. A...

Optical Imaging Added To Ultrasound To Improve Imaging Of Breast Cancer

...tage invasive cancers have a two-fold higher total hemoglobin concentration compared with benign lesions, the findings which demonstrate that the technique has great potential for distinguishing malignant and benign masses to reduce benign biopsies in a non-invasive way. In the study, 65 patients with a total...

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