- Medical Treatment for Stroke Prevention. Matchar, David B.; McCrory, Douglas C.; Barnett, Henry J. M.; Feussner, John R. // Annals of Internal Medicine;7/1/94, Vol. 121 Issue 1, p41
Examines the effectiveness of medical treatments for stroke prevention in patients who are at elevated risk for stroke. Risk factors of stroke; Symptoms of stroke; Information on atrial fibrillation.
- Peripheral neuropathy during treatment with almitrine. Chedru, F.; Nodzenski, R.; Dunand, J.F.; Amarenco, G.; Ghnassia, R.; Ciaudo-Lacroix, C.; Said, G. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);3/23/1985, Vol. 290 Issue 6472, p896
Examines the development of polyneuropathy during the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders with almitrine bismesylate. Improvement of gas exchange in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in high doses of almitrine; Development of paresthesia and pain in distal lower extremities; Termination...
- Role of NMDA receptorâ€“dependent activation of SREBP1 in excitotoxic and ischemic neuronal injuries. Taghibiglou, Changiz; Martin, Henry G. S.; Lai, Ted Weita; Cho, Taesup; Prasad, Shiv; Kojic, Luba; Jie Lu; Yitao Liu; Lo, Edmund; Shu Zhang; Wu, Julia Z. Z.; Yu Ping Li; Yan Hua Wen; Joon-Hyuk Imm; Cynader, Max S.; Yu Tian Wang // Nature Medicine;Dec2009, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p1399
Excitotoxic neuronal damage caused by overactivation of N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate receptors (NMDARs) is thought to be a principal cause of neuronal loss after stroke and brain trauma. Here we report that activation of sterol regulatory element binding protein-1 (SREBP-1) transcription...
- Fast Stroke Treatment Saves Lives. Zipes, Douglas // Medical Update;2003, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p5
Reports on the effectiveness of thrombolytics in reducing the risk of death or disability in people who suffer a stroke in which a clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain. Requirements for hospitals to be considered stroke centers; Significance of computerized axial tomography scans in...
- Chronic disease and the healthcare crisis. Holman, Halsted R. // Chronic Illness;Dec2005, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p265
The article focuses on the medical issues related to chronic diseases. Chronic disease differs from acute disease in onset , duration, and diagnostic tests. This type of disease has a gradual onset, the disease unfolds over time with an undulating course, and diagnostic technologies are often...
- Towards Optimal Health. Kidd, Parris M. // Total Health;Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p16
Discusses the improvements in medical practices combined with improved techniques for disease detection. Definition of optimal health from the American Holistic Medical Association; Issue of genes and individual susceptibilities; Factors causing diseases and illnesses.
- A New Look at Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Sanna, Mark // American Chiropractor;Apr2009, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p18
The article discusses the adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), which is an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebrae column. The author explains that most types of scoliosis are sorted out into classes and notes that this type of deformity of the spine is not yet known. Assumptions on the...
- A Truer Measure of CME. Smith, Stephen // Pharmaceutical Executive;Feb2005, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p100
Focuses on the significance of the continuing medical education program in enhancing the quality of medical care. Awareness on the causes of various diseases; Views of several healthcare personnel on the program; Details on the objectives of the program.
- Non-volitional assessment of skeletal muscle strength in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Man W D-C; Soliman M G G; Nikoletou D; Harris M L; Rafferty G F; Mustfa N; Polkey M I; Moxham J // Thorax;Aug2003, Vol. 58 Issue 8, p665
BACKGROUND: Although quadriceps weakness is well recognised in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the aetiology remains unknown. In disabled patients the quadriceps is a particularly underused muscle and may not reflect skeletal muscle function as a whole. Loss of muscle function is...