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Targeting the Adrenal Gland Could Be Key Against Heart Failure

Scientists have staved off heart failure in animals by using gene therapy to shut down the adrenal gland’s excessive// output of fight or flight hormones such as epinephrine and norepinephrine. By blocking GRK2, an important regulatory enzyme, they cut the hormone production that forces the heart t...

Swelling of Prostate Gland Prevented with New drug

Estrogen regulating drugs might aid in prevention of enlargement of the prostate gland in older men according to Australian scientists. // Results of animal studies that were presented at a medical conference in London showed that an experimental estrogen-regulating drug prevented the swelling o...

Gene Responsible For Mammary Gland Function, When Mutated Results in Leukemias

According to the investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital it was found that a gene responsible for regulating the normal mammary gland function during nursing can also initiate leukemias. // This gene results in leukemia only if it undergoes mutation and fuses with another gene. Th...

Indian Surgeon Conducts 70 Surgeries During His Holidays In England

A doctor with dedication and diligence in Britain of Indian origin hit headlines after conducting 70 //operations during his holiday period. NHS in the UK is well known for its long waiting lists and sometimes patients have to wait for years before getting a routine operation. This has brought N...

Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne

...ribute to the formation of acne include excess oil gland production, skin inflammation, abnormal maturation... acnes . However, hormones also influence both oil gland production and the maturation of skin cells thereb...ally mimic the activity of testosterone on the oil gland and thereby worsen acne. Therefore, Dr. Schlosser ...

Men Who Have Prostate Cancer Surgery Do Well

...who had a radical prostatectomy -- surgical removal of a cancerous prostate gland -- between 1987 and 2005 found that only 12 percent of them died of the can...e Gleason score, a measure of how much of its normal structure the prostate gland has lost; and blood levels of prostate-specific antigen, a protein produced...

Brookhaven Lab and Hybridyne Imaging Technologies Inc., win R&D 100 award

...nt that can localize cancer tissue in the prostate gland in detail at an early stage, which is important fo...s the levels of a protein produced by the prostate gland called prostate-specific antigen, or PSA. Elevate...stance between the imaging system and the prostate gland is minimized, allowing urologists to obtain better...

New Anesthesia May Be Safer for Critically Ill

...OC-etomidate, a chemically altered version of the anesthetic etomidate, found the drug does not cause blood pressure to drop suddenly or slow adrenal gland activity, common side effects that can be fatal to the elderly or certain critically ill patients. "We have shown that making a version of etomidat...

Scientists discover key event in prostate cancer progression

... published in the July 24, 2009, issue of the journal Cell , focuses on androgen receptors, molecules located in the nucleus of cells of the prostate gland and other tissues. Male sex hormones androgens bind with these receptors to activate genes that control cell growth. The researchers show that in...

Study provides documentation that tumor 'stem-like cells' exist in benign tumors

... the brain behind the nose, is stimulated by hormones from the hypothalamus gland to produce a variety of hormones that control other glands throughout the body. About half of all pituitary adenomas which arise from pituitary gland tissue also have this hormone-producing capability. In these studies, ...

Mass. General team develops potentially safer general anesthetic

...ersion of an exiting anesthetic which does not cause the sudden drop in blood pressure seen with most anesthetics or prolonged suppression of adrenal gland activity, a problem with the original version of the drug. "We have shown that making a version of etomidate that is broken down very quickly in...

Dry mouth linked to prescription and over the counter drugs

...general dentists who responded, 89 percent believe prescription medications are the primary contributor to dry mouth. Aging, dehydration and salivary gland disease were also cited as major contributors. The survey of AGD members also revealed that: Approximately two-thirds consider dry mouth to be...

Misonix Announces Participation in 2nd International Workshop on Focal Therapy

...f the kidney. For several years, Sonablate's Visually Directed(TM) HIFU has been successfully used in Europe, in an outpatient setting, for whole gland ablation of prostate carcinoma, with minimal incidences of urinary incontinence and reduced reports of erectile dysfunction. Additional studies for t...

Diabetes: It's Connection to Oral Health

...and even the mouth. Because diabetics are more prone to several oral health problems, including tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, salivary gland dysfunction and infection, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) reminds diabetic patients of the importance of maintaining optimal dental health....

Painkillers May Be Good for the Prostate

...is below the bladder and surrounds the urine-carrying canal or urethra. The gland often enlarges in older men, making urination difficult. But men in St. ...ecommend: Prostatectomy, surgery to remove all or part of the prostate gland Radiation, either via an external beam or implanted radioactive seeds ...

Dad Offers Personal Father's Day Message on Importance of Prostate Cancer Screenings

...tions." Prostate cancer is an abnormal cell growth in the prostate gland - the gland that produces some of the fluid that protects and nourishes sperm cells in ...

Slightly Underactive Thyroid May Be a Plus

... thyroid. The centenarian's children also had slightly elevated levels of TSH, compared with that of their spouses. The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck, helps regulate metabolism. Though researchers aren't sure why, a slightly slower metabolism might promote longevity. "Thi...

Researchers identify 4 new targets for breast cancer

...ic strains, each strain expressing one of the receptors or autotaxin. At 24 months, none of the 44 original cancer-resistant mice developed mammary gland cancer. Only one case of inflammation and two cases of a potentially precancerous accumulation of cells known as hyperplasia were noted. Cancer in...

Longer Hormone Treatment May Improve Prostate Cancer Outlook

...rwitz said. "These studies support that belief." The results apply to men whose cancer shows signs of growth but has not spread beyond the prostate gland -- perhaps a quarter of all cases of prostate cancer, Horwitz said. Earlier studies in the United States and Europe established the value of radiat...

Researchers identify four new targets for breast cancer

...ic strains, each strain expressing one of the receptors or autotaxin. At 24 months, none of the 44 original cancer-resistant mice developed mammary gland cancer. Only one case of inflammation and two cases of a potentially precancerous accumulation of cells known as hyperplasia were noted. Cancer in...

Low T Specialist, reNEW MAN Promotes National Network of Doctors

...e: 1. They typically under treat patients 2. They do not always test for estrogen conversion 3. They do not protect glands, including the pituitary gland and testicles from atrophy 4. They focus too much on prescribing medications for individual symptoms, such as depression or ED Risk of Overtreatm...

New blood test greatly reduces false-positives in prostate cancer screening

...y 31, 8-11 a.m., Level 2, W230A. Men who are found to have elevated levels of PSA in routine screening tests are often referred for a biopsy of the gland to check for tumors. Nearly two-thirds of biopsies performed -- a painful procedure with some risk of complications -- do not find any cancerous cells...

Protein that suppresses androgen receptors could improve prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment

...edicine. With increased numbers of androgen receptors, prostate cancer can make use of the limited testosterone available after a diseased prostate gland is removed or after testosterone production is blocked by drug therapy. In fact, the increased number of androgen receptors may mutate so they can sta...

Researchers identify key proteins needed for ovulation

...inside a covering of cells, known as the ovarian follicle. The follicle is made largely of cells known as granulosa cells. Each month, the pituitary gland releases follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone which cause the egg and the ovarian granulosa cells surrounding it to grow and develop i...

A feasible, simple and convenient model for study of rectal carcinoma

...taging in imaging. Many studies have described the implantation of the VX2 cell strain into the muscle, kidney, lung, pleural, ossature, and mammary gland of rabbit in order to produce an in situ tumor model that mimics the human condition for research of possible treatments. The implantation technique u...

VIDEO from Medialink and the Society of Interventional Radiology: Prostate and Kidney Cancer - New Life-Changing Developments

... through the skin that circulates extremely cold gas to freeze and destroy the cancerous tissue. Treating only the tumor instead of the whole prostate gland is a major and profound departure from the current thinking about prostate cancer. Additionally, the use of a 3-D mapping biopsy provides superio...

Surgery improves survival for prostate cancer patients younger than 50

...f Henry Ford's Vattikuti Urology Institute, strongly recommend retropubic radical prostatectomy a surgical procedure that removes the entire prostate gland plus some of the tissue around it as the treatment of choice for prostate cancer patients under the age of 50. Prostate cancer affects one in six ...

Novel gene predicts local recurrence in early onset breast cancer

...he terminal ductal lobular units (TDLU) in the breast. TDLUs are structures present at the ends of a branching network of ducts in the normal mammary gland which also are thought to be the site of origin of many breast cancers. Mutations in DEAR1 lead to cellular disorganization, lack of cell differentiat...

Ajou University Hospital Becomes First in Korea to Treat Using RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

...py that potentially enables doctors to improve outcomes while extending modern care to more patients. A 17-year-old female with cancer in her salivary gland was the first patient in the country to be treated using RapidArc(TM) technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). Clinicians at Ajou U...

Novel gene predicts local recurrence in early-onset breast cancer

...he terminal ductal lobular units (TDLU) in the breast. TDLUs are structures present at the ends of a branching network of ducts in the normal mammary gland which also are thought to be the site of origin of many breast cancers. Mutations in DEAR1 lead to cellular disorganization, lack of cell differentiat...

Type of connection procedure after pancreatic surgery influenced rate of pancreatic fistula

...ic fistula was 24%. In the invagination cohort, the fistula rate was 12%. The greatest risk factor was pancreatic texture: 27% of patients with a soft gland developed pancreatic fistula, compared with 8% of patients with hard glands. "There currently is no standard PJ performed after surgery, since the ...

Living and Loving with Prostate Cancer: Men Deserve Better

...t cancer in the world. Each year, 679,000 men are diagnosed with the disease worldwide, and it kills 221,000 men globally annually. The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system, and the growth and function of the prostate depends on the male sex hormone testosterone. In men, testosteron...

MRI: Effective tool for determining pathologic stage of prostate cancer

... patients with prostate cancer undergoing prostatectomy, MR imaging plays an important role in determining if the cancer is restricted to the prostate gland or if it has spread beyond the capsule, according to a study performed at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. The study i...

Lumenis Introduces the HoLEP Simulator and the PolyScope Disposable Ureteroscope at American Urology Association 2009 Annual Meeting

...nce of clinical evidence suggests that HoLEP provides superior outcomes and long term durability in treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) of all gland sizes(2). There has been increasing interest from physicians to learn HoLEP. Dr. James Lingeman, Clinical Professor of Urology, Indiana University Sc...

Drug May Be Dangerous for Kids With Graves' Disease

...re liver disease in children and should no longer be used as a first-line treatment for children with Graves' disease, a disorder in which the thyroid gland produces more thyroid hormone than the body needs. Liver damage has not been seen in children treated with the other thionamide derivative, methima...

Melatonin is an effective treatment for sleep problems in children with autism

...rs hypothesize that difficulty sleeping in these children is increased due to abnormal levels of melatonin, a natural hormone secreted from the pineal gland that is believed to promote sleep at night. The study included information from 12 children between the ages of 2 to 15.25 years. Sleep quality a...

Fox Chase is first cancer center in the nation to use MRI-guided biopsy to detect prostate cancer

...psy establishes its own frame of reference from an initial set of images. The endorectal MR images are used to locate suspicious areas in the prostate gland and then are correlated with the new images obtained at the time of biopsy for targeting. This type of biopsy requires less sampling because it is ta...

GlaxoSmithKline and Shire Enter Agreement to Co-Promote Vyvanse(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII for Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

...ild has advanced disease of the blood vessels(arteriosclerosis); symptomatic heart disease; moderate to severe high blood pressure; overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism); known allergy or unusual reactions to drugs called sympathomimetic amines (for example, pseudoephedrine); seizures; glaucoma; a his...

Steroid Concoction May Ease Sinusitis

...oms of chronic sinusitis without affecting adrenal gland function, according to a small U.S. study. Chro... of nasal wash, noting that suppression of adrenal gland function is a known complication of budesonide. ...ent in their sinusitis symptoms, and their adrenal gland function was not affected, the study found. The r...

'Male Lumpectomy' May Help Some With Prostate Cancer

...nvolves freezing tumor rather than removing entire gland TUESDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- ...prostate cancer that destroys only the part of the gland that is cancerous results in fewer side effects th...k said, just the cancer -- not the entire prostate gland -- needs to be removed. "You will get as good, if ...
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