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Dystonia Awareness Week: 4 -11 June, 2007

...Genetic factors seem to be the cause of primary or idiopathic dystonia. That raises the question Is dystonia inherited? The answer is, in all probability, Yes! If it develops in childhood, it is probably due to affected genes inherited from parents. Inheritance of generalized dystonia is due to the domin...

Viagra Helps Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Research finds that Viagra helps patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This disease is incurable and ...blood flow to the lungs. In this pilot study, 14 idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients initially took a standard six-minute walking test. All patients were the...

Pulmonary Hypertension Discriminates by Race, Gender

...American women have the highest mortality rate for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH), according ...ted States, an estimated 500 to 1,000 new cases of idiopathic pulmonary hypertension are diagnosed each year. “Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension is a serious il...

Using Hormone Therapy to Shape Children’s Height to Social Norm

...ment of short, but otherwise healthy children with idiopathic short stature. Although estrogen for tall stature and growth hormone for short stature are both used for altering height in children, Lee says there is one notable difference between the use of the two therapies: gender. “While the treatment of tal...

Deadly Lung Disease Sends Patients on ‘Quest for Breath

...ere realized last year, when he was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a progressive scarring of the lungs in which patients’ lung function declines and they develop shortness of breath with minimal activity, and even at rest during the late stages of the disease. There is no cure; IPF took the...

Proteins – A New Way to Treat Children's Muscle Diseas

...fic response has earlier been observed in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, but to date, little is known about the role of HSP60 in inflammatory myositis. Inflammatory myositis (IM) is the name given to a group of diseases that cause inflammation in the muscles of the body, which is mediated by the immune system o...

Abnormal Glucose Metabolism May Contribute to Chronic Nerve Disorder

...rmine the cause, the condition is known as chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy; a cause is eventually found...cutive patients (60 women and 40 men) with chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy who were evaluated between January 2003 and January 2005. Patients underwent ...

Is Nexium? beneficial for patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome?

...e patients suffering Zollinger-Ellison syndrome or idiopathic gastric acid hypersecretion (IGH). Zollinger-Ell...l acid output (AO) control in patients with ZES or idiopathic (of unknown cause) gastric acid hypersecretion (IGH). Patients (n=21) being treated with a PPI for Z...

Childhood Arthritis May Lead To Fracture At Later Part Of Life

...umatoid arthritis, which is also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), is the most common pediatric rheumatic disease, affecting approximately one in 1,000 US children. It was already known that low bone mass occurs in patients with JIA, because of risk factors such as chronic inflammation, delayed pu...

A New Technique For Treating Juvenile Arthritis

...ely into the affected, inflamed joint. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the new comprehensive term that replaces the American term of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis....

Hormone Can Foretell Presence Of Potentially Fatal Pulmonary Hypertension

...eased workload in the right heart originating from idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension," Dr. Behr said. BNP is a hormone found in the heart. Its level in the blood is usually on the lesser side, but rises if the heart has to work harder. In the current study, it was noted that 31 participants (18 percent...

Bifidogenic Growth Stimulator: A Non-Toxic Way To Treat Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an idiopathic inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Although the causes of UC remain incompletely understood, many experimental and clinical observations have suggested involvement of intestinal microflora in its pathogenesis//. In genetically sus...

Guidelines for treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis formulated

...ime with specific guidelines for treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), previously known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. To date, a clear approach for treating the different forms of the disease has not existed, despite many advances in the treatment of JIA. The guidelines in the JAMA study summarize...

Single gene analysis for diagnosis of a range of blood disorders

... thrombocythaemia, and in 50 percent of those with idiopathic myelofibrosis. None of the patients in the control had the mutation....

Vitamin E Could Restore Sudden Hearing Loss

...ts could reduce the damage and enhance recovery of idiopathic sudden hearing loss. Sixty-six participants were ...etter understanding of the role of antioxidants in idiopathic sudden hearing loss and determining the most effective antioxidant and its optimal dose....

The Drug Tetrathiomolybdate Found To Be Useful For Various Diseases

...are a result of cytokine overaction. Diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and kidney diseases are all dependent on certain chemical messengers, cytokines, that overstimulate, overreact to injury, and cause too much scarring, too much fibrosis, and it occurred to us that that pathway might be inhibited by...

Cholesterol drugs improve strange heart problem

...sease with an unknown cause. The disease, known as idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC), results in an enlarged heart that doesn't pump properly. Unlike the most common type of heart disease, IDC is not due to a blockage of the coronary arteries that feed the heart. Although less common than other heart prob...

Untreated Scoliosis patients found to lead productive and active lives

Adults who have late-onset idiopathic scoliosis(LIS), a curvature of the spine diagnosed after the age ten, have been found to lead normal, productive lives, contrary to earlier belief that the condition increases mortality rates in general or from cardiac or pulmonary conditions potenti...

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