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Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...ral thyroid hormone produced by the body. During initiation of replacement therapy with levothyroxine, blood tests are usually performed every six to eight weeks in adults to aid in dose adjustment. Once the optimal replacement dose of levothryoxine for an individual adult patient is determined, blood tests a...

Pregnant smokers could harm their child

... to tobacco may have a significant impact on early initiation of tobacco use in children." // The researchers q...oorer adjustment and a greater likelihood of early initiation of tobacco use." Spokeswoman Amanda Sandford said: "I would have thought if children live in an env...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...lled recanalization, within two hours of treatment initiation and "70 percent had a partial clearance of clots," Alexandrov said in an interview with United Press International. He cautioned, however, the pilot study was designed to test the safety not efficacy of the approach. "We did prove that ultrasound is...

Impact on Lung function based on exposure

...y smoking status, early diagnosis of asthma, early initiation of smoking, adult asthma, and cigarette smoking. Results showed smoking at an early age was related to a faster decline in FEV 1. Having family members who smoked led to early development of asthma, which may also be linked to faster declines in FEV...

Drug to Lower Cholesterol Underused

...ving the hospital. Researchers say they found that initiation of lipid lowering agents before discharge was the most important independent predictor of their use at follow-up and patients in whom lipid-lowering therapy was initiated before discharge were nearly three times as likely to be taking these agents si...

Foods Rich In Flavonoids Effective In Prevention Of Cough

...erience the respiratory condition. Preventing the initiation of smoking is still the most important primary prevention method for chronic respiratory symptoms , however researchers say that promoting a diet high in sources of fiber and flavonoids, such as fruit and soy, may be an important contribution to prim...

Using Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Effectively

...ving the hospital. Researchers say they found that initiation of lipid lowering agents before discharge was the most important independent predictor of their use at follow-up and patients in whom lipid-lowering therapy was initiated before discharge were nearly three times as likely to be taking these agents si...

Puberty may be due to GPR54 gene and KiSS-1 Molecule

...rotein molecule produced by KiSS-1, are key to the initiation of puberty, when GnRH (Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone) is released," Said Tony Plant, a lead researcher of the Pittsburg University. He also announced that it was unlikely the two genetic molecules would act alone....

Cholesterol in low levels are good

... arteries at six months and one year following the initiation of treatment. People taking pravastatin lowered their LDL, or "bad" cholesterol levels, on average, to about 110 mg/dL. Those on atorvastatin had levels that dropped to 76 mg/dL. The pravastatin group showed a slight thickening of their carotid arte...

Astrocytes Found To Cause Epilepsy

...at Astrocytes has been found to be involved in the initiation and propogation of epileptic discharges // , which was published in Nature Medicine. Epilepsy occurs when the brain chemical, glutamate, stimulates neurons to act in an uncontrolable way leading to seizures or loss of consciousness. Most of the rese...

Study holds promise for new way to fight HIV

...tion that has been haunting the world. Despite the initiation of a global research, AIDS still remains a puzzle to be tackled effectively. Approximately five percent of patients with HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, do not develop AIDS, or do so very slowly.// Past research suggested that such patients m...

Medicines Used In Antiplatelet Therapy Can Reduce Heart Attacks And Strokes

... complications. However, the optimal timing of the initiation of clopidogrel has been debated. The benefit of cl...angiography, which was performed 2 to 8 days after initiation of the study drug. The researchers found that pretreatment with clopidogrel significantly reduced ...

Risk of colon cancer to be assessed by simple blood test

...ased levels pf this protein is associated with the initiation and subsequent development of colon cancer. If the levels of IGF 2 are found to be linked to colon cancer and a blood test is developed to assess the levels to this protein, perhaps it could lead to a less invasive option for identification of high-...

Use of a fast-acting insulin analog to control diabetic ketoacidosis in Children

...skillful fluid and electrolyte adjustment, and the initiation of insulin therapy after the initial restoration of fluid volume has been achieved. Continuous low-dosage intravenous infusion of soluble insulin has been the procedure of choice for this because it provides direct control and results in a predictabl...

Depression May Be A Risk Factor For Cancer Initiation

...at clinical depression is a risk factor for cancer initiation due to oxidative DNA damag....

Lawmakers alerted on new tobacco control policies by research team

...ingly. “Our research shows that reducing smoking initiation in youth is likely to offer the largest public health impact during this new century,” said Daniel Stokols, UCI professor of planning, policy and design, who helped establish the consortium to spread awareness about smoking. The timing of the recom...

Lower doses of oral contraceptives helpful in treating acne

... OC in the treatment of acne should facilitate the initiation of OCs with the lowest effective hormonal dose....

The Polymicrobial Nature Of Diabetic Foot Infections

...n nature. Early recognition of lesions and prompt initiation of appropriate antibiotic therapy, as well as aggressive surgical debridement of necrotic soft tissue and bone, and a modification of host factors (i.e., hyperglycemia, concomitant arterial insufficiency) are important for successful outcome. ...

Sexes differ in response to burnout on the job and depression

...lammatory processes, which plays a key role in the initiation and progression of cardiovascular disease and other inflammatory-linked illness. Women who experience job burnout and men who experience depression were found to have increased levels of two inflammation biomarkers – fibrinogen and C-reactive prote...

Novel protein found to enhance effect of Vitamin E and suppress prostate cancer

...e Akt, both of which play an important role in the initiation and progression of prostate cancer. If research continues to show the important role of TAP, we could use TAP expression levels to better assess and predict the aggressiveness of the cancer. We may even be able to use TAP levels to predict whether ...

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