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2008-07-05 21:00:05

By Melissa Evans After years of clinical trials and research, Dr. Yutaka Niihara came up with a treatment for sickle cell anemia that was so simple he almost didn't believe it. L-Glutamine, one of the most common amino acids produced in the body and found abundantly in protein-rich foods, bloated the sickle- shaped cells that cause immense pain for thousands of people who suffer from the disease. "It's such a simple and safe treatment," said Niihara, who made the discovery while...

2008-01-16 03:00:12

By Hauenschild, Annette Ewald, Nils; Klauke, Thorsten; Liebchen, Ariane; Bretzel, Reinhard Georg; Kloer, Hans-Ulrich; Hardt, Philip Daniel ABSTRACT. Background: In some diseases, patients require high- calorie tube feeding with standard enteral formulas usually administered via temporal feeding tubes. One frequent pathophysiological condition in a relevant number of these patients is exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Patients unable to swallow capsules might benefit from a liquid...

2005-09-16 14:04:03

LIVERPOOL, UK "“ 16 September 2005: Scientists at the University of Liverpool believe gaps in the intestinal barrier could be a cause of inflammatory diseases of the gut such as Crohn's Disease. Their research, led by Professor Alastair Watson in the University's Faculty of Medicine, could have important implications for the treatment of patients with diseases like Crohn's "“ an inflammatory bowel disorder that causes severe ulceration in the intestine, leading to pain, bleeding...

2005-07-15 10:16:58

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In young children, particularly those under age 5, injuries to the small intestine are more likely to be caused by child abuse rather than a fall or other accident, a study shows. Half of children with abdominal injuries due to abuse have damage to the small intestine, new research indicates. By contrast, with accidental abdominal injuries, the small bowel is affected in no more than a fifth of cases. Abuse should be considered in young...

2004-11-25 03:00:18

Jaydin was a 7-month-old female who was transferred to our facility from an outside hospital by ambulance after her father brought her into the emergency department (ED) for fever of 105, irritability, and epistaxis. At the outlying hospital blood cultures and a complete blood count (CBC) were obtained. She was ashen and having some difficulty breathing and the decision was made to admit her to the pediatrie intensive care unit (PlCCJ) for observation. Her initial labs were significant with a...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.