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Response to chemotherapy could be measured by Prostate-Specific Antigen Doubling Time

...onally measurable metastases in the lymph nodes or visceral organs. The investigators calculated PSA doubling time among the patients who had a rising PSA during chemotherapy. Patients' objective best response for any of the chemotherapeutic regimens they were taking was partial remission in 6 patients (15%),...

Unfavourable Lipid-Lipoprotein profiles in older adults has been linked to abdominal visceral fat

...over 60 years of age, elevated levels of abdominal visceral fat are associated with unfavourable plasma concen... lipoproteins and their relationships to abdominal visceral fat, fat mass, growth hormone release, fitness and also insulin and glucose concentrations in 19 wom...

A Combination Of Drugs Effective In The Treatment Of Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer

.... One patient had lymph node metastasis, and 1 had visceral disease. Three patients had significant ischaemic heart disease. Each treatment cycle consisted of 10 to 12 mg/m2 of mitoxantrone on day 1, followed by 20 mg/m2 of vinorelbine on days 1 through 8. This cycle was repeated every 3 weeks. The patients...

Can your bulging abdomen lead to cancer?

...e //tissues are of two types- subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Researchers have found that a higher level of visceral fat may make the people more at risk to prostate cancer. When 63 prostate cancer patients were com...

Drug Keeps The Weight Off

...mference -- a marker of cardiovascularly dangerous visceral fat. It also improved HDL (good) cholesterol, triglycerides, and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in overweight/obese patients. The drug also exhibited similar results at the end of two years study and patients lost and kept off an average of ...

Three Tropical Parasites Genetic Code Unravelled

...") to an ancient disease that later was known as visceral leishmaniasis. It is also mentioned in texts of the 15th and 16th centuries during the Spanish colonization. It was also called "valley sickness" or "Andean sickness".Disfigurements of the nose and mouth led to it being called "white leprosy". In...

Children's Waistlines A Predictor Of Future Heart Disease

...an independent indicator of metabolic syndrome and visceral obesity is regarded as an important risk factor for insulin resistance syndrome in children. Waist circumference serves as a readily available means to estimate abdominal obesity in the office setting. Children with abdominal obesity, as determined ...

Concerted Effort Imperative For Elimination Of Tropical Diseases: WHO

...cal diseases - leprosy, lymphatic filariasis (LF), visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar), soil transmitted helminths (STH) and yaws (contagious non-venereal infection) - as priority diseases, which are amenable to elimination or eradication. A high-level meeting of policy makers, national and international ag...

Effective Vaccine for Leishmaniasis in the Pipeline

...erious side effects and are expensive. Symptoms of visceral leishmaniasis include fever, weight loss, and abnormalities of the liver and spleen. As there is no effective vaccine for the visceral, or internal, form of leishmaniasis till date there is an increase in the death rate due to the disease. Peter H. S...

Researchers Hopeful About Vaccine For Leishmaniasis

...ts. 'There are about half a million new cases of visceral leishmaniasis occurring each year. Leishmania-ende... this situation, a safe, effective vaccine against visceral leishmaniasis would prevent a great deal of suffering and death due to a disease, which, if untreate...

Lack of STAT1 -an Immune Protein, Pack Liver Infection Cure

...ough the bite of a sand fly. The parasite causes visceral leishmaniasis which, if left untreated, is almost ...1 activation should be stopped in order to prevent visceral leishmaniasis. However, they want to figure out how this protein’s absence keeps macrophages from fl...

Kala-azar Outbreak In Kenya

...te district of Isiolo. The disease also known as visceral Leishmaniasis is the most severe form of the disea...he spleen and liver, and anemia. About 90% of all visceral Leishmaniasis cases occur in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Sudan and Somalia. Ahmeddin Omar, Regiona...

US, India Firms Develop New Cure for Black Fever

...new lifelong cure for kala-azar, or black fever as visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the second most deadly// paras...his is an important milestone in the fight against visceral leishmaniasis, and it demonstrates the potential for public-private partnerships to develop new solu...

You are Slim.. But are You Sure You are Healthy?

...aneous fat(fat beneath the skin) but instead it is visceral fat(surrounding vital organs and in the abdominal ... other health problems.' Reasons for developing visceral fat : Lack of exercise/Sedentary Lifestyle. Following high fat diets/ constant dieting without ...

Shedding Pounds from Diet or Exercise—Take Your Pic

...f their fat mass and 27 percent of their abdominal visceral fat, which is fat buried deep in the abdomen and l...ascular disease, but the precise influence of this visceral fat is not yet understood. Despite the fact that weight loss can be achieved equally through diet...

Study Finds Fat Type That can Protect Against Weight Gain and Diabetes

...ited under the skin, around internal organs and as visceral fat – one of the most harmful forms of abdominal fat. Brown fat, on the other hand, contains small lipid droplets tucked behind tiny energy factories called mitochondria. These cells are most prevalent in the necks of infants and between the shoulder...

IDRI and Chembio to Develop Tests for Leishmaniasis and Leprosy

...t is estimated that about 500,000 new cases of the visceral form (kala-azar or 'the killing disease') occur ea...llion new cases per year, 500,000 of which are the visceral form. Leishmaniasis causes hundreds of thousands deaths per year (70% are children). About Lepros...

A Non-profit Drug Firms Injection to Fight Kala Azar Included in WHOs Model List

...cin IM Injection is a cost-effective treatment for visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the worlds second most deadly ...ly 500,000 new cases occurring annually worldwide, visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala azar, primarily afflicts the rural poor. Left untreated, VL is n...

Afghan Children Fall Victim to a Disfiguring Disease

...maniasis is not fatal although a less-common form, visceral leishmaniasis, can cause organ failure and death. "Leishmaniasis is one of the top neglected diseases, certainly outside Africa, and it just doesn't attract the funding that's needed," Leslie said. Doctor Faquir Amin says he's been treating lei...

Gene Study Throws Up New Targets for Leishmaniasis

...d L. braziliensis, which cause the more dangerous, visceral form of the disease, also called kala-azar. What s...n of more expensive treatment that, in the case of visceral leishmaniasis, can cost up to 150 dollars for a four-week course. Cutaneous and mucosal leishmaniasi...

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