Intestinal transplantation is the life saving procedure which can increase survival rates for those with irreversible intestinal failure.
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A wireless device allows patients to avoid some of the nose pain and throat discomfort associated with the conventional wired monitor used to manage hard-to-treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Doctors have developed a revolutionary treatment plan that will allow primary care physicians to more effectively treat people who suffer from medically unexplained symptoms.
The finding that children with Down syndrome are living longer means we need to ensure that appropriate medical, residential, social and community services are available for adults with Down syndrome.
A vaccine, developed a few years ago against one antigenic variant of the avian influenza virus H5N1, may protect humans against future variants of the virus.
Bioinformatics can play an important role in the development of diagnostic tools and ultimately vaccines.
Regional differences in the survival of Hodgkin disease (HD) can be partially explained by the type of HD.
Orange and grapefruit juice regularly given to lab rats prevented osteoporosis, long considered an unavoidable aging disease in which bones become more likely to break.
A drug used to treat tuberculosis apparently cures patients of a Parkinson's like illness suffered by thousands of mineworkers, welders and others exposed to high levels of the metal manganese.
Although fatigue is common in end-stage liver disease and can even contribute to the need for a liver transplant, few studies have been conducted on fatigue after liver transplants take place.
Atorvastatin may increase new blood vessel formation.
Despite the significant number of people suffering from hepatitis, treatment options have been lagging in comparison to other major diseases.
Doctors may soon start using smell to detect the early warning signs of different illnesses thanks to technology that replicates the human olfactory system thanks to tiny bioelectronic sensors.
models predicting the transmission of West Nile Virus and other mosquito borne diseases may have been a bit too simplistic, relying on factors such as total rainfall to estimate disease risk.
Ultrasound guided, intra tendonous injection of a dextrose solution is a very effective treatment for certain chronic tendonoses in the leg.
Rapid lung function decline significantly increases the risk of death and hospitalization for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
In managing inherited kidney disease this discovery provides a potential new strategy.
The traditional treatment to remove excess iron is so onerous that many patients choose to forgo it, putting their own lives at risk.
Many patients report even greater improvement from the disease.
Symptoms of visceral leishmaniasis include fever, weight loss, and abnormalities of the liver and spleen.
All bacteria, anthrax included, have natural predators called bacteriophage. Just as viruses infect people, bacteriophage infect bacteria, reproduce, and then kill their host cell by bursting out to find their next target.
Among pulmonary risk factors related to the surgical procedure, he adds, location of the surgical site was of greatest impact.
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