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Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

...ring the two to three hours required to administer intravenous treatments. The center is one of only a few pediatric IBD centers in the North America that conducts research activities and provides education and treatment all at one campus. Dubinsky explained that Cedars-Sinai wants to ensure that patients re...

Smoking Speeds Up Muscle Loss

...the synthesis of muscle protein they were given an intravenous infusion of blood with a tagged amino acid (one of the building blocks of protein). Samples of muscle were taken from their thighs before and after the infusion to follow how much had "stuck" in muscle protein. This measured the rate of synthesis ...

Thousands Gather in Sydney for HIV Conference

...ing in remote areas and vulnerable groups, such as intravenous drug users. "There's a problem of infrastructure, there's a problem of human capacity -- nurses, doctors, researchers," she said, adding that the social stigma associated with the disease remains an obstacle. Since the beginning of the AIDS pande...

Singapore's HIV/AIDS Cases Rise by Record Levels in 2006

... risk behaviour such as unprotected casual sex and intravenous drug abuse to test themselves for HIV," it said. ...mitted largely through unprotected sex and sharing intravenous needles. There is no cure for AIDS. It breaks down a person's immune system, rendering them vulnerab...

Risk of Water Intoxication in Endurance Athletes

...pect, the condition can be rapidly reversed by the intravenous administration of hypertonic saline. The issue remains controversial, however. Some trainers and sports physiologists contend that by the time youre actually thirsty, you have lost enough fluid to already be dehydrated, so they say you need to drin...

Huge Rise in AIDS Cases Among Nepal Housewives

...eficiency Syndrome (AIDS) among migrant labourers, intravenous drug users and sex workers, housewives have become one of the most vulnerable groups in the country with the rate of infection rising by more than 100 percent. According to Nepal's National Centre for AIDS and STD (sexually transmitted disease) Co...

Jail Authorities Warning Makes Paris Start Eating Prison Food

...horities warned Paris Hilton to be prepared for an intravenous drip if she continued to refuse prison food, as th...ate, as saying. They threatened to put her on an intravenous drip to rehydrate her and give her some nourishment unless she started eating, the inmate added. T...

Keep a Cool Head on Hot, Humid Days to Avoid Heat Stroke

... of 100/70. Fortunately, she was resuscitated with intravenous fluids and then hospitalized. The Pennsylvania Medical Society believes you're more likely to avoid this scenario and win the battle against the heat when armed with a little knowledge. Heat stroke is an injury to internal organs caused by an exc...

Abbott's RealTime Hepatitis B Viral Load Test Receives CE Marking in Europe

...ction is usually acquired during adulthood through intravenous drug use or high-risk sexual activity....

Patient Confidentiality Must Be Ensured-UNAIDS

...ick blood test,' she said, noting that traditional intravenous needle testing will also be available at the health department. Nationwide, the largest number of HIV/AIDS cases occurred among persons aged 35-39 years and accounted for 16% of all cases diagnosed in 2005. However, from 2001-2005, a significant in...

US Officials Urge Testing for HIV as Health Crisis Intensifies

...ick blood test," she said, noting that traditional intravenous needle testing will also be available at the health department. The traditional blood tests will be offered at health departments in Bamberg and Calhoun counties as well. South Carolina reported a total of 21,010 HIV cases, which includes a total n...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Initiates Patient Enrollment In New Cotara(R) Brain Cancer Trial

...ration in local therapy exposure than conventional intravenous drug administration, while minimizing unwanted exposure to healthy tissue. This delivery method is expected to further enhance the tumor-killing efficacy of Cotara. Mr. King continued, "We are launching this Cotara clinical program in India to take...

Oral Treatment as Effective as Injections in Treating Kids With Pneumonia

...l and were able to go home sooner than those given intravenous (IV) treatment. The findings suggest that such injections, endured by generations of children, may be unnecessary and could be replaced with oral doses of the medicine in the majority of cases. As a part of the study the researchers looked over ...

Cord Blood may Hold Potential Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

...lood at birth, and gave seven patients ages 2 to 7 intravenous infusions of stem cells isolated from their own cord blood. Researchers evaluated the patients for the next two years to measure how much insulin they were making on their own and to assess blood sugar levels and the function of key immune system c...

Bisphosphonate Increases the Risk of Jaw Bone Deterioration

Patients treated with intravenous bisphosphonates are at an increased risk of jaw or...udies have found an association between the use of intravenous bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the jaw or facial bones, a condition in which poor blood supply...

Preterm Labor Drug Causes More Side Effects

...r to receive either magnesium sulfate, which is an intravenous treatment, or nifedipine, an oral treatment. They found that magnesium sulfate was more effective in achieving the study's primary outcome - preventing delivery for 48 hours with uterine quiescence. But there were no significant differences in the ...

Infertility is Seen in Men With SLE

...le SLE patients. In addition, the study identified intravenous treatment with the immunosuppressant cyclophosphamide (IV CYC) as the major factor in permanent damage to the testes. Led by Polyanna Maria , Brazil, the study included 35 men with SLE and 35 healthy controls, who underwent an exam of the genitalia...

India AIDS Cases Due to Drop, Spending Up

...h high-risk groups such as commercial sex workers, intravenous drug users and homosexual men said their work will go on as before. "We will continue doing the work we do because that's what we believe is important," said Anjali Gopalan, who heads the Naz Foundation, which works with gay men. NACO's director ...

Research Reveals Way to Speed Up Treatment of Deadly Malignant Hyperthermia

...he American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the intravenous administration of life-saving dantrolene sodium (DS) can occur significantly faster thanks to a new method of warming the diluent that is used to prepare the DS for use. Malignant hyperthermia is a silent, inherited metabolic disorder of the muscle...

Hundreds of Children Exposed to Pesticide in US

...t heart rate as a symptom of dehydration, gave her intravenous fluids and sent her home. Three weeks later, it happened again. "I was at a track meet and all of a sudden I felt really, really tired," said Elena, now 18. "I made it to the finish line and just fell over." Investigators found her clothes were...

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