Tag: "unexplained" at medical news
Surgical Repair of Athletic Hernia Speeds Return to Play
...egion and pubic bone. Typically this pain has been unexplained
for a period of time, and there are few indications of the condition in the patients personal history, physical exam, or imaging scans. Making an accurate diagnosis often involves excluding other reasons for pain and identifying the few subtle find...
New Analysis Puts Cot Death Under Scrutiny Once Again
...unnatural, they believe that when a family has two unexplained
deaths this possibility at least has to be conside...ge professionals to keep an open mind in assessing unexplained
infant deaths, to be aware of the difficulties in diagnosis, and to try to keep a balance between th...
Neurological Disorder Gene Identified
... These probably represent about 5 percent of the unexplained
30 percent of cases, preliminary testing suggests. With genetic knowledge, Family members can make decisions about reproduction, Meisler says of the discoverys implications. It also opens up directions for developing therapies. Now pharmacologists an...
New Reforms Could Cut the Number of Unexplained Infant Deaths
... could lead to a halving in the number of cases of unexplained
infant deaths and a positive legacy emerging from tragedy, says a feature in this weeks BMJ. Sally Clark was arrested in 1998 for the murder of her two infant sons. She was imprisoned but won her appeal in 2003. She died in March this year. The co...
Capsule Endoscopy is Effective in Diagnosing GI Problems Children
...sity Hospital for more than five years to diagnose unexplained
abdominal bleeding in adults. By using the devic... subjects qualified because they were experiencing unexplained
abdominal pain, GI bleeding, diarrhea, anemia and weight loss. All were able to swallow the capsu...
New Bacterium Discovered - Related to Cause of Trench Fever
...artonella infections if someone with a persistent, unexplained
high fever has a cat, has been homeless or has been in the Andes Mountains. As we continue to discover new pathogens and how humans get infected with them, we improve our ability to diagnose, prevent and treat our patients, Koehler notes. This enab...
Recurrence of SIDS Overestimated: Study
...including an autopsy, tests for familial causes of unexplained
death and determining possible homicide. However, all eight studies failed to meet these three criteria. This failure, the researchers state would have resulted in the risk of SIDS recurrence being overestimated. All eight studies failed to meet ...
Unexplained Weight Loss may Be Early Predictor of Alzheimer's
... PhD, reported that the most probable cause of the unexplained
weight loss is the severity of the Alzheimer changes in the brain rather than an eating disorder or other condition associated with declining cognition. Dr. Mortimer presented the findings at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on th...
Rejection in Lung Transplants Due to Elevated Pepsin Level
...ipients, 17 subjects with normal lung function but unexplained
cough who served as disease controls for the study... control groupthose with normal lung function, but unexplained
coughdid not have pepsin in their lungs, even when 10 of 17 were diagnosed during the study as havin...
Primary Urinary Tract Infection in Infants
...ract infection is one of the most common causes of unexplained
fevers in infants with an overall reported prevalence of approximately 10%. All the patients in this study underwent renal ultrasonography, voiding cystourethrogram, and a DMSA scan during the hospitalization before treatment. Their treatment consis...
Patient of Alzheimer’s Disease Still At Larg
...60 percent of Alzheimer's patients who wander - an unexplained
behavior that appears disoriented and aimless, although some experts say it indicates need for stimulation. Wandering accounts for the institutionalization of around 33 percent of Alzheimer's patients, Dobbs says. The behavior causes anxiety among...
Gene Variants Linked to Preterm Birth in Hispanic Women
...ed DNA samples from 102 mothers with a spontaneous unexplained
preterm birth and 408 mothers who delivered at term with no complications. They then compared the distribution of 128 well-known genetic variations, known as single nucleotide polymorphisms, in 77 genes between the two groups. The patients in the stu...
Steroid Use Fails to Boost Pregnancy Rates in Infertility Treatments
...patients, the authors say. For example, women with unexplained
infertility, endometriosis, recurrent implantation failure or certain immunological issues may benefit from the hormonal effects on uterine receptivity. None of the studies included in the review focused specifically on these patient groups. Sorce-...
Young People Who Died Suddenly, Inexplicably Had Genetic Heart Defects
... the standard of care for the evaluation of sudden unexplained
death must now change. Surviving members in a fami.... “Families who have lost a loved one to sudden unexplained
death should now know that they can do more if the coroner or medical examiner is unable to provide ...
Outwardly Expressed Anger Affects Some Women’s Heart Arterie
...the concerns of women who must cope with atypical, unexplained
symptoms and the psychological effects accompanying them,' said Bairey Merz, who is available to provide additional information about the study. Source-Newswse SRM...
Jefferson Physicians Report on Potentially Fatal Complication of Heart Attack
...d man who had a silent heart attack and subsequent unexplained
chest pain. Unexplained chest pain after a heart ...searchers recommend that when a patient experience unexplained
pain after a heart attack, physicians should consider the possibility of a subepicardial aneurysm. ...
Sugars in Liver Found to Clear Fats from the Bloodstream
...overed a factor that could be responsible for many unexplained
cases of elevated triglyceride levels. In humans, this condition can be diabetes-related, diet-induced, or caused by drug interactions or chronic alcohol consumption. The problem can also run in families. But it turns out that another important fac...
Surgery, the Best Option for Kids With High Blood Pressure
... failing to gain weight at a normal pace or having unexplained
fatigue. For some kids, the diagnosis comes only after a stroke. The condition, which is the third most common cause of serious hypertension in children, often develops as a result of developmental narrowings in the renal arteries, the name for ves...
For Kids With High BP, Surgery Can Help When Medicines Fail
... failing to gain weight at a normal pace or having unexplained
fatigue. For some kids, the diagnosis comes only after a stroke. The condition, which is the third most common cause of serious hypertension in children, often develops as a result of developmental narrowings in the renal arteries, the name for vess...
Researchers Discovered the Gene Responsible for Brittle Bone Disease
...itutes of Health have discovered that a previously unexplained
fatal form of Osteogenesis //Imperfecta--a disorde...families that have lost a child to this previously unexplained
form of Osteogenesis Imperfecta," said Duane Alexander, Director of the NIH institute that conducted...
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