The majority of patients with cystic fibrosis may not achieve blood concentrations of antibiotics sufficiently high enough to effectively fight bacteria responsible for pulmonary exacerbations, leading to worsening pulmonary function, indicates a study led by researchers. Additionally, the study findings show that it's impossible to predict solely from dosing regimens which patients will achieve therapeutically meaningful antibiotic concentrations in their blood.
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More than 2 million Americans have hepatitis C—and the opioid epidemic is a major contributor to the problem, according to a new government study. The new findings were published online in the journal Hepatology.
Patients hospitalized with a cardiovascular event are more likely to die within one year if they have low health literacy, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study released in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
The incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing due to many risks factors, such as, food intake, increasing TV watching time and fewer activities. Children who are less active and have fewer physical activities and sports activities have been related to poor fitness and excessive weight gain.
More than half of US children are not getting the recommended amount of weekly physical activity . And most of those who do meet the recommendations are exercising longer and for fewer days, risking burnout or repetitive injury risk
Knee joint injuries are typically related to sports, such as football, rugby or ice hockey, but people often do not know that such injuries may lead to joint inflammation and post-traumatic osteoarthritis. In advanced post-traumatic osteoarthritis, joint cartilage breaks down completely, causing severe joint pain, lack of mobility and even social isolation. However, the mechanisms leading to osteoarthritis are not known
Kids who experiment with e-cigarettes end up smoking tobacco about as much as teen smokers who never used the devices, according to USC study in the Nov. 5 journal Pediatrics
More than six million people in Germany suffer from osteoporosis. The disease is characterized by chronic bone resorption, leading to frequent fractures as a consequence of bone loss. In many cases, treating the condition with drugs does not work well, and people with osteoporosis often suffer from cardiovascular diseases at the same time
A decade of data documenting live births in the United States links babies of older fathers with a variety of increased risks at birth, including low birth weight and seizures, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine
High blood levels of troponin, a protein released by injured heart muscle, can tell if someone recently experienced a heart attack. Measuring lower, but still problematic, levels of troponin can provide useful long-term information for cardiologists, research from Emory University School of Medicine reveals. The results are scheduled for publication in Annals of Internal Medicine