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Immune responses to flu vaccine are diminished in lupus patients

Patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased risk of infection, due to both disturbances in their immune responses and treatment with immunosuppressive drugs. Because morbidity and mortality related to influenza are increased in immunocompromised patien...

Soldiers Returning From Iraq Suffer From Diminished Mental Functioning

According to the researcher, Jennifer J. Vasterling of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and Tulane University Louisiana it was found that soldiers// returning from Iraq showed mild problems with mental functioning. They suffered from subtle lapses in memory and had difficulty...

Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus

... Certain medications could explain diminished protection, researchers say THURSDAY, ...s the immune system against the virus appear to be diminished in people with lupus, a new study finds. Accord...activity of those T-cells key to immunization were diminished in lupus patients who received the flu shot vs. im...

Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

...opulation will probably increase the demand for surgical procedures that fall under their purview, a new study predicts. The shortage could lead to diminished quality of care and delays in care for people needing heart and lung surgery, according to the study, which was done by the Center for Workforce Studi...

President Obama's Health Care Plan: Too Big, Too Expensive, Too Rushed

...ic growth, this is not the time to be fanciful or to play politics with our diminished tax base." Barreto additionally expressed TLC's rejection of any p...problems: Health care rationing to covered individuals diminished quality of care, or so called 'cost-benefit' care, to patients Univer...

Healthy Advice Networks Announces the Launch of PracticeWire; Technology to Deliver Real-time Healthcare Content to Physicians

... Vice President leading the PracticeWire business, added, "PracticeWire addresses one of the most critical unmet challenges facing our clients today: diminished physician access. Sponsorship of PracticeWire puts a pharmaceutical company's brand message, along with the vital information doctors seek, in front o...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...well as suppressed the growth of melanoma cells. Additionally, researchers intravenously injected cells in the lungs and found that cells were highly diminished indicating that the vaccine may also inhibit cancer from spreading. "In conclusion, we have demonstrated for the first time that immune response...

Three New Studies Give Clear Guidance on How to Better Recruit Volunteers for Alzheimer's Clinical Studies

...cipation in all age groups. Though 72% of respondents indicated a willingness to participate if blood samples were needed, enthusiasm for such studies diminished as age increased. "Large percentages of African Americans are willing participants for Alzheimer's genetic studies, if culturally sensitive ...

Drug Might Restore Sense of Smell

...st total protein analysis of saliva and mucous to learn what was in there, and found these growth factors and found that people who couldn't smell had diminished levels of the factors," Henkin explained. "Theophylline, in a sense, inhibits the breakdown of growth factors so more are going to stick around." H...

Soccer Injuries Differ by Gender

...p abductors of their supporting leg. "The hip abductor may be protective against ACL injury, and it is interesting that its activation was markedly diminished in women," said Brophy, who is now an assistant professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also h...
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FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Zyprexa for Two Adolescent Indications

...symptoms on various efficacy measures. Symptoms of schizophrenia include acute episodes of delusions, hallucinations and long-term impairments such as diminished emotion, lack of interest and depressive signs and symptoms(1). Manic symptoms of bipolar I disorder include long periods of euphoria, restlessness, b...

Trubion Announces Positive Data From a Phase 1 / 2 Study of TRU-016 for the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

...treatment or when used in combination with other therapies. These diseases are not curable presently, and eventually patients with these diseases show diminished response to current therapies. These patients and their physicians need more effective therapies with new mechanisms of action that address new target...

Bethesda-Based NHSi Wins $2M Grant for Blood Technology

... NHSi is also developing a microchip-based diagnostic device to evaluate the quality of red blood cells stored for transfusion. Red blood cells' diminished capacity to deform and perfuse narrow capillary networks in tissues is believed to be a major cause of transfusion side effects. Before dispensing a u...

CSL Behring Receives Orphan-Drug Exclusivity for RiaSTAP(TM), First and Only Approved Treatment of Acute Bleeding Episodes in Patients with Congenital Fibrinogen Deficiency

...eding of the umbilical cord at birth and from the site of the umbilical stump in a newborn, spontaneous bleeding and bone, joint or tissue hemorrhage. diminished concentrations of fibrinogen, also called Factor I (one), limit the body's ability to form a clot. Certain fibrinogen levels usually indicate normal b...

Got Pain?

...xins on patients with nerve pain. The results of this type of less invasive procedure are very favorable. Additionally, Koman said, "nerve pain may be diminished by environmental changes and newer biological materials." Dr. Osterman concluded that "injuries, arthritis and aging affect hand mobility and the...

Implantable Defibrillators Lower Risk of Death in Older Heart Patients

...ents who have damaged heart muscle that results in diminished pumping action --- called left ventricular systoli...n study recruited 986 consecutive patients who had diminished left ventricular function --- meaning the pumping ...survival benefit remained intact. But the benefit diminished when age was combined with multiple disease condit...

Video: Prognosis Split for Hip Fracture and Hip Replacement in the Elderly

...atients in the study did have more: -- recurrent dislocations, because of diminished muscle strength -- fractures around the artificial joint, known as peripr..., and after the operation and rehabilitation, coupled with already somewhat diminished demands of physical activity at that age." The other study focused on the...

Synapse Biomedical Receives FDA Approval of NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)(TM) For Spinal Cord Injury Breathing Applications

...even travel. Speech patterns, often laborious and strained in ventilator-dependent patients, return to normal. The senses of taste and smell, severely diminished in ventilator-dependent patients, return. Controlled through a four-channel battery-powered external pulse generator, the NeuRx DPS(TM) eliminates t...

QRxPharma Releases Additional Phase 3 Data for Q8003IR 'Dual Opioid' Pain Therapy

... drugs, nausea and vomiting were the most common adverse events. Of patients receiving the 12mg/8mg dose, 56% experienced mild to moderate nausea that diminished over the first few hours of treatment; no incidences of severe nausea were reported. 32% of patients reported vomiting with initial dosing (18% mild t...

St. Jude Finds 'Dancing' Hair Cells Are Key to Humans' Acute Hearing

...s to the brain's auditory center. Without such amplification, hearing would be far less sensitive, since sound waves entering the cochlea are severely diminished as they pass through the inner ear fluid. In their studies, Zuo and his colleagues have sought to establish the mechanism by which outer hair cell...
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Intra-Aortic Balloon (IAB) / iPulse

Description:...-aortic balloon (IAB); an easy-to-insert, minimally invasive technology designed to enhance blood flow to the heart and other organs for patients with diminished heart function....
Company:ABIOMED, Inc.

Dorsi-Flexion MPO

Description:... the plantar flexors, treating neuromuscular involvement conditions such as diminished foot and ankle range of motion, pressure sores and hip rotation. Medial/lat...ls hip and leg rotation to maintain functional alignment. Indicated for diminished foot and ankle range of motion, Achilles tendon rupture, cerebral palsy or ...
Company:Restorative Care of America
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Scotoma

... Hubert Airy (1838–1903). Information about scotoma in the free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. ... scotoma - an isolated area of diminished vision within the visual field ... What is scotoma ? Meaning of scotoma medical term. What does scotoma mean? ... central scotoma an ar...

Presbyopia

...t; or "elder", with Latin root "-opia", meaning "eye" ) describes the condition where the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects with age. Presbyopia 's exact mechanisms are not known with certainty, however,... More about Presbyopia : ...

Oliguria

... patient due to ... The etiology of oliguria may result by neurohormonal, pre-, post or intra ... oliguria ( ′älə′gyu̇rēə ) ( medicine ) diminished excretion of urine. ... Oliguria is defined as a urine output that is less than 1 mL/kg/h in infants, ... List of 106 disease causes of Oli...

Moro reflex

...e possibility of a broken ... function on one side of the body may also produce an asymmetrical Moro reflex . ... List of 4 disease causes of diminished Moro's reflex , patient stories, diagnostic guides. Diagnostic checklist, medical tests, doctor questions, and related signs ... Ask a question...

Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome

...pages of encyclopedia entries, essays, summaries, research information, and more. Infant respiratory distress syndrome is characterized by diminished oxygen ... This type of infant respiratory distress syndrome follows autosomal recessive ... Acute respiratory distress ... Atelec...

Hormone levels

...blood calcium levels are high. ... levels will fall, stimulating continual secretion of parathyroid hormone to ... Many physicians accept diminished hormone levels as an inevitable consequence of ... hormones, measuring your hormone levels before supplementation is critical. ... ... wan...

Glucose

...ce test (IGTT) is rarely used. In this test, glucose is ... Glucose tolerance tests are one of the tools used to diagnose diabetes. ... This diminished level of blood glucose is recognized by ... Insulin induces the uptake of glucose from the blood into the ... Thus the glucose level of the ...

Central sleep apnea

...erview: The term central sleep apnea encompasses a heterogeneous group of sleep -related breathing disorders in which respiratory effort is diminished or absent in ... Patients with central sleep apnea (CSA) fall into 2 categories. ... This type of central sleep apnea may also complic...

Cardiac Failure

...RT - for heart failure ... Cardiac resynchronization therapy - CRT. This new heart failure treatment also reduces mortality ... ... by diminished cardiac output (forward failure ) or stagnation ... Left-sided cardiac failure : Causes: 1. Systemic hypertension (most ... cardiac failure...

Breath sounds

...tructures of the lungs during breathing. ... provider usually discovers abnormal breath sounds . You may not even ... ... disease causes of diminished breath sounds , patient stories, diagnostic guides, ... Absent breath sounds in an intubated patient should make you ensure that the ... ...
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Flowers' fragrance diminished by air pollution, University of Virginia study indicates

Air pollution from power plants and automobiles is destroying the fragrance of flowers and thereby inhibiting the ability of pollinating insects to follow scent trails to their source, a new University of Virginia study indicates. This could partially explain why wild populations of some pollinato...

Vitamin B-12 function may be diminished by excessive folate

BOSTON (December 18, 2007) In a study of adults aged 20 and over, researchers at Tufts University showed that homocysteine and methylmalonic acid are at much higher levels in individuals who have a combination of vitamin B12 deficiency and high blood folate levels than in individuals who are als...

Herbicide diversity needed to keep Roundup effective

...the effectiveness of products such as Roundup, the most widely used herbicide on the market. It is Roundup's popularity that is contributing to its diminished effect. Johnson said farmers have come to rely on Roundup Ready crops that resist glyphosate as an easy way to control weeds. But overuse of any herbi...

1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity

... still pressing as hard as they could they moved their fingers against the surface to the beat of a metronome. "As expected, maximal downward force diminished when motion was added to the task," the researchers wrote. "But remarkably, there were no significant differences between slow, and fast movement sp...

Hurricane Katrina: Phone home

...earch in the April 2009 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . Information the weather girl can use Cell phone towers emit radio waves that are diminished by moisture in the air, a factor that can be used to improve model warnings on flood levels. In addition, the researchers measured the rainfall distri...

Mouse model provides clues to human language development

...in which one of the normally two copies of the Foxp2 gene is missing. This loss leads to serious changes: The ability of the mice to hear and learn is diminished in comparison to their healthy littermates; they have more fat and less muscle, and they eat more and consume more energy. Moreover, they have altered...

Yale team identifies key to potential new treatment for allergy-induced asthma

...dt, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine, "When compared to normal mice, those lacking the gene for TRPA1 had greatly diminished inflammation, airway mucus and bronchoconstriction." Furthermore, when the Yale-Hydra team administered a pharmacological agent, HC-030031, that i...

ACLU -- Myriad Genetics lawsuit will become landmark case

... the health of thousands of patients. On the other side are biotech companies who maintain that without gene patents research incentives are seriously diminished and innovation is smothered." Kenneth I. Berns, M.D., Ph.D., Editor in Chief of the peer reviewed journal, Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarker...

Scientists learn why the flu may turn deadly

...also found a decreased response of toll-like receptors, which activate immune cell responses as a result of invading microbes. This suggests that the diminished response of these receptors may be responsible for the paralysis of the immune system, leading to secondary bacterial infections. The influenza patie...

Lab study shows THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults

...estrogen loses its protective effect. When these rats were again exposed to THC as adults, they performed more poorly on tests of learning and memory diminished response time, increase in errors -- than did similar rats that had not been exposed to THC when younger. Dr. Peter Winsauer says these results...
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SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) Meets Primary Endpoint in Long-Term Extension Study in Patients With Predominant, Persistent Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

...s, delusions and disordered thinking (often termed positive symptoms), and cognitive deficits, as well as negative symptoms such as apathy, avolition, diminished social drive, poverty of speech or curbing of interest, which are frequent disabling symptoms. About 24 million people worldwide (or seven in every 1...

Trubion Announces Acceptance of Three Presentations on Its TRU-016 Product Candidate at the 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting

...L and NHL," said Peter Thompson, M.D., FACP, president, CEO and chairman of Trubion. "Patients with relapsed or refractory disease often show steadily diminished response to current therapies. The preliminary data from the Phase 1 study are very encouraging as TRU-016 shows the potential to produce promising si...

Evoke Pharma, Inc. Initiates Phase 2b Metoclopramide Intranasal Trial (MINT) in Patients With Diabetic Gastroparesis

...nfection. Symptoms associated with gastroparesis include: fullness after eating a small amount of food, nausea, vomiting, and bloating. In addition to diminished quality of life for all sufferers, gastroparesis symptoms increase a diabetic patient's risk of life-threatening complications from malnutrition and e...

Under the Microscope: 'Micro IVF'

... risk of complications such as multiple pregnancy, hyper-stimulation syndrome or producing financial hardship. Its lower cost and risk should outweigh diminished pregnancy rate which for young high responders and older poor responders will be minimal. The reason these groups would see a minimal decrease in suc...

Stemedica Signs Scientific Advisory Board Agreement with Leading Pediatric Burn & Wound Care Researcher

...t." said Dr. Applegate. "This is not the case when we apply our proprietary technology. Patients participating in our trials also reported diminished pain compared to other treatment applications that are available today. These clinical trials provide clear and compelling evidence that the natural ...

Further 100 Million Euros Allocated to Netherlands-Based R&D Targeting the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease

...ed treatment for oncology, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and infectious/auto-immune disease - the four main areas of disease causing mortality and diminished quality of life in the western world. CTMM operates by inviting, assessing and funding multidisciplinary projects that involve active participation by...

Sirion Therapeutics Partners With Advanced Vision Research (TheraTears(R)) to Promote Products for Retinal and Meibomian Gland Health

...ds, and loss of normal meibomian gland anatomy and function. This leads to diminished quality and diminished quantity of meibomian lipids, tear-film lipid layer deficiency and increase...

OmegaGenesis Announces Angiogenesis Application Collaboration

... the human body. "Our goal is to supplement natural human body management and re-enable where some natural processes have stopped or diminished. These diminished capabilities lead to dysfunction of human body. Our approach provides for early and pre-disease intervention in most cases," said Mr. Raza, CEO of Ome...

STC.UNM Signs License Option Agreement With GeneThera for E. coli O157:H7 Vaccine

...ibits the carrying and shedding of bacteria that are known to induce food borne illness such as E. coli O157:H7. Vaccinated cattle will have a greatly diminished ability to carry and shed these pathogenic bacteria. The result will be the reduced contamination of meat and water sources with these potentially dea...

Getting Ready Corporation and Winston Laboratories, Inc. Announce Completion of Merger

...ibers. Civamide causes an initial release of the neuropeptides, substance P (SP) and calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP). Pain transmission is then diminished by the subsequent depletion of SP and CGRP from the neuron, coupled with suppression of the synthesis and transport of neuropeptides along the neuron....
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Extinction

... , or indirectly, by limiting a species' ability to compete effectively for diminished resources or against new competitor species. Habitat degradation through ...on from direct sunlight can no longer survive with no forest to house it. diminished resources or introduction of new competitor species also often accompany ha...

Infertility

...syndrome Hypothalamic dysfunction Hyperprolactinemia Hypopituitarism Ovarian factors Polycystic ovary syndrome Anovulation diminished ovarian reserve Luteal dysfunction Premature menopause Gonadal dysgenesis ( Turner syndrome ) Ovarian tumor Tubal/peritoneal factors...

Thermoregulation

...uction of heat. Both catabolic and anabolic changes share in the depression, and though less energy is used up, still less energy is generated. This diminished metabolism tells first on the central nervous system, especially the brain and those parts concerned in consciousness. Both heart-beat and respiration...
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Sperm cells

...The sex cells , sperm and ova, are produced by meiosis in special tissues of male ... The number of sperm cells produced can be significantly diminished by ... Adult stem cells extracted from human bone marrow have been coaxed into becoming male reproductive cells . ... understand more about ...

Interference

... When two light waves are added together, the resulting wave has an amplitude value that is either increased through constructive interference , or diminished through ... Information about interference in the free online English ... interference ... This is called constructive interference . ... F...

Hemoglobin

...und only during fetal development, called gamma, ... Structural defects in the hemoglobin molecule. ... hemoglobin exemplifies this phenomenon. diminished production of one of the two subunits of the hemoglobin ... A low hemoglobin count can have many causes. Learn more. ... The normal range of h...
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