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Researchers Scale to assess the Severity of Epilepsy in Kids

...factors that may increase a child's risk of having intractable epilepsy - a form of the disease that does not res...ogram (EEG) tests, were also at increased risk for intractable epilepsy. These three factors would help the doctors to predict which of them will need more aggress...

A need for new stem cell lines

..., they could grow cells afresh, offering cures for intractable diseases like Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes. One issues is that many of the existing lines were "cultured with animal cells and serum" creating the fear that pathogens in mice or cows could be transmitted to humans if the stem cells ...

Snail venom Found To Ease Pain In Cancer Victims

...lieve thousands of cancer patients who suffer from intractable pain and who don't respond to the normal, conventional treatments. Federal approval for the drug is still being sought and researchers say they expect it to become commercially available within the year....

New Stem Cells lines will be required

...t, could multiply cells afresh, offering cures for intractable diseases like Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes. But that decision permits federal funding only on the some 50 existing stem cell lines that have already been derived. While stem cell providers the world over are looking to the National ...

Children With Epilepsy Can Be Treated With Nerve Stimulation

...l patient morbidity. For families of children with intractable epilepsy, less time spent in the hospital has a si...tivity that leads to seizures. It was approved for intractable partial epilepsy (epilepsy that does not improve with medication) of adults (children greater than 1...

Gum disease is beatable by Grapefruit

... which is reversible. But a significant amount has intractable gum disease, which is the biggest cause of loss of teeth in adults. This is a small-scale, short-term study but it reinforces the message that if you have enough vitamin C in your diet then it tends to promote healing." Each grapefruit contains app...

Intractable Seizures Can Be Handled By A Three-Stage Brain Operation, Neurosurgeon

...s sclerosis//, a genetic disorder characterised by intractable seizures. Sadly, none of the treatments for epilepsy—anti-seizure medications, a procedure called vagus nerve stimulation, a special diet —could quell the electrical storms in the young boy’s brain. Caused by a rare genetic disease called tuberous ...

Gene Mutations Causing Rett Syndrome Occur in Both Sexes

... or respiratory insufficiency; abnormal movements; intractable seizures and abnormal tone. Three of the four cases had definitely pathogenic mutations and the fourth was potentially pathogenic. Acute observations and knowledge of the clinical picture of RTT prompted suspicion of MECP2 mutations in the four newly...

Emergency Heart Patients Do Better With Invasive Approach

... term. They also looked at differences in rates of intractable angina and rehospitalization during the first six to 12 months after the initial event. The early invasive approach was superior to the conservative approach for all of these outcomes. In the early invasive approach, a cardiologist looks for narr...

Cancer Stem Cells Could Hold Key to Brain Tumor Therapy

... could be a target for new therapies against these intractable brain tumors. Gliomas are the most common type of brain tumor, making up about half of all diagnosed primary (or non-metastatic) brain tumors. About 17,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary brain tumor each year. Patients wit...

Chronic Sinusitis Resulting From Weakene Immune System

...y - head and neck surgery at Hopkins. 'But for the intractable cases, surgery may fail because the problem is not so much about plumbing as it is inflammation, and for this we need research at the molecular level to find a solution.' Source-Eurekalert NLA...

For Kids With High BP, Surgery Can Help When Medicines Fail

...liam Fry, M.D. was one of the first to report that intractable hypertension in children could be a cause of mental developmental delays — a finding that led to more routine blood pressure testing of children during well-baby doctor visits. Recent national guidelines call for children to have their blood pressu...

Surgery, the Best Option for Kids With High Blood Pressure

...liam Fry, M.D. was one of the first to report that intractable hypertension in children could be a cause of mental developmental delays -- a finding that led to more routine blood pressure testing of children during well-baby doctor visits. Recent national guidelines call for children to have their blood press...

Fast-Multiplying Lawsuits Can Stymie Medical Science, Authors Warn

...riously consider such a step. "To cure or prevent intractable disorders like the one I focus on, Parkinson's disease, scientists need to be free to investigate many different potential causes, including environmental factors produced by industry," he says. "We hope to get a national dialogue going about how we ...

New Drug Promises Prolonged Survival in Prostate Cancer Patients

... the for studies involving patients with advanced, intractable prostate cancer who have limited treatment options. The next step for researchers is to test the pertuzumab on a larger group of patients in a randomized fashion, and to analyze data that is not retrospective. Prostate cancer is the most common t...

New Drugs Shows Promise in Slowing the Progression of Prostate Cancer

... the for studies involving patients with advanced, intractable prostate cancer who have limited treatment options. The next step for researchers is to test the pertuzumab on a larger group of patients in a randomized fashion, and to analyze data that is not retrospective. Prostate cancer is the most common...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Pilot Study for Chronic Angina

...vasive treatment option for patients with chronic, intractable angina.” Angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart muscle does not get as much oxygen as it needs. The pain is often described as a squeezing pain in the chest, shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back and is sometimes described as fe...

Experts in Istanbul Seek Nature and Measure of Happiness

...talks in Istanbul devoted to two of mankind's most intractable questions: what is happiness and how do you measure it? Experts attending a forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development acknowledged that the indices used in the past, which depended basically on economic data such as nation...

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