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Measurement of Brain Natriuretic Peptide (Bnp) for The Prediction of Heart Attack

Measurement of Brain Natriuretic Peptide (Bnp) for The Prediction of Heart Attac Blood returning to the lungs is pumped through the lungs by the right ventricle of the heart. Blood pressure in the lungs is ordinarily rather low, for example 20/10, in contrast to body blood pressure which is usually around 110/70. Resistance to blood flow through the lungs puts a strain on the right ventricle. At early stages, the right ventricle is able to compensate but as the resistance...

Importance of Clinical Trial for Drug Development

Importance of Clinical Trial for Drug Development Scientists all over the world are in a continuous effort to develop new; drugs although drug development is an extremely arduous, highly technical and enormously expensive operation. Among the scientist, pharmacologists and chemists are more concerned with drug development who work jointly in evaluating new chemical entities (NCE) and gaining better understandings of active agents. Until about...

Post Operative Anxiety and Pain: Managed by Combination (Acupuncture, Massage) Therapy

Post Operative Anxiety and Pain: Managed by Combination (Acupuncture, Massage) T The diagnosis of cancer can be as catastrophic as the news of the death of a loved one. The initial reaction of the individual is shock and denial, which is generally followed by anxiety, depressed mood, poor concentration, and impairment of daily activities. Such an emotional reaction is normal and expected, and with social support it is usually resolved within a few weeks; however, studies on...

T Wave Test: for The Prediction of Heart Rhythm Disorders (Arrhythmia) Risk

T Wave Test: for The Prediction of Heart Rhythm Disorders (Arrhythmia) Risk The heart is a four-chambered pump with two upper chambers and two lower chambers. The upper chambers are called the atria and the lower chambers are called the ventricles. In order for the heart to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs, these chambers need to maintain a healthy rhythm. They need to contract on time, to relax on time, and they need to do this in a coordinated way. Each...

Effectiveness of Drug Vs. Angioplasty for Stable Heart Condition/ Coronary Artery Disease/ Chronic Stable Angina

Effectiveness of Drug Vs. Angioplasty for Stable Heart Condition/ Coronary Arter Cardiovascular diseases are killing more and more people around the world, striking rich and poor alike. Those who survive a heart attack or stroke often need to take long-term medical treatment. If you have ever had a heart attack or stroke, or had to care for someone who has, you will know that these diseases can seriously affect the life of both the patient and his or her family. Heart attacks...

How much Psyllium or Ispaghula Need for Weight Loss?

How Much Psyllium or Ispaghula Need for Weight Loss? More than 17 million Americans took over-the-counter (OTC) weight loss products (‘96-‘97), more than ¼ of young obese women and 8% of normal-weight women use nonprescription weight loss products, and more than 1/3 of women and 1/10 of men who use prescription weight loss products also use OTC products. Direct-to-consumer advertising has dramatically increased the sales of products for weight loss...

Bacterial or Pyogenic Meningitis

Bacterial or Pyogenic Meningitis Most central nervous system infections in infants and young children are meningoencephalitis, although one or the other aspect (meningitis or encephalitis) may be more marked. Acute infection of the meninges may be bacterial (Acute purulent meningitis), or viral (aseptic meningitis). Meningitis may also be due to tuberculosis and rare pathogens such as fungi and protozoa. The term meningitis...

Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis Definition: Bronchiectasis is a dilatation of the medium sized bronchi with destruction of bronchial elastic and muscular elements.It is destruction and widening of the large airways. A person may be born with it (congenital bronchiectasis) or may develop it later in life. Cylindrical or tubular bronchiectasis is characterized by dilated airways alone and is sometimes seen as a residual effect...

Chinese Martial Art: Tai Chi May Potentiate The Immunity of Virus

Chinese Martial Art: Tai Chi May Potentiate The Immunity of Virus The number of vaccines currently in development is unprecedented and that progress in this area is keeping pace with the growing threat of emerging and re-emerging diseases.Among new candidates in the pipeline are vaccines against HIV/AIDS, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), West Nile virus, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, dengue and anthrax. Vaccines — which protect against disease by inducing...

Pet Rodents May Spread Bacteria and Tips to Keep Away

Pet Rodents May Spread Bacteria and Tips to Keep Away Contaminated food or water caused many epidemics in earlier times. Even today some foods frequently contain bacteria that cause diarrhea. (For example, over 50% of raw turkey or chicken contains Campylobacter or Salmonella bacteria. By contrast, only 1% of raw eggs are contaminated with Salmonella.) Ground beef may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Like people, all animals carry germs. Some...

For Chronic Rhinosinusitis /Sinusitis Need More Effective Treatment

For Chronic Rhinosinusitis /Sinusitis Need More Effective Treatment Chronic sinusitis can be a miserable condition that significantly impairs your quality of life.It may or may not be as a result of infection, from bacterial, fungal, viral, allergic or autoimmune issues. Viruses or bacteria - or a combination of both - can cause sinusitis.Newer classifications of sinusitis refer to it as rhinosinusitis, taking into account the thought that inflammation of the...

Allergic Reaction by Cold Air, Perfumes, Smoke etc. Triggers More than Seasonal Allergen

Allergic Reaction by Cold Air, Perfumes, Smoke etc. Triggers More than Seasonal Allergies are abnormal immune system reactions to things that are typically harmless to most people. When you're allergic to something, your immune system mistakenly believes that this substance is harmful to your body. Allergic reactions are sensitivities to a specific substance, called an allergen , that is contacted through the skin, inhaled into the lungs, swallowed, or injected. The most...

Graviola: its Effectiveness and Precautions

Graviola: its Effectiveness and Precautions Graviola extract contains chemicals called Annonaceous acetogenins. Different research groups have established that these chemicals have antitumorous properties.1-12 Acetogenins are inhibitors of enzyme processes that are only found in the membranes of cancerous cells and this is why they destroy cancer cells but not healthy cells. Local populations have used the tree for thousands of years to...

Cow's Milk Allergy (Intolerance) and Its Management

Cow's Milk Allergy (Intolerance) and Its Management This syndrome is caused by cow's milk protein and needs to be distinguished from lactose intolerance, lactose also being present in cow's milk. The incidence shows striking inter-racial variation. The onset occurs by 6 months and spontaneous remission can be expected by 18 months. There is no test to distinguish it from other enteropathies. A milk allergy occurs when the child's immune system...

Environmental Change Due to Greenhouse Effect and Impact on our Health

Environmental Change Due to Greenhouse Effect and Impact on our Health The term "global warming" is a specific case of the more general term "climate change" (which can also refer to "global cooling," such as occurs during ice ages). In principle, "global warming" is neutral as to the period or causes, but in common usage, "global warming" generally refers to recent warming, and implies a human influence. However, the UNFCCC uses "climate change" for human-caused...