Saturday, July 30, 2011

The ratio of sodium and potassium are good for health

Individuals with a ratio of sodium / potassium are lower in their diets have a lower risk of death compared with those with a ratio of sodium / high potassium in the diet significantly due to cardiovascular disorders. This finding was revealed after the patients were followed for 15 years, the results of a study conducted by dr. Yang and colleagues Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2011.

The main implication of the results of these studies is that the composition of these two micronutrients in the

Effect of statins against cancer

The use of statins was not associated with an increased risk of cancer. This is based on the results of retrospective analysis conducted by dr. Claudio Marelli et al. of S2 Statistical Solutions in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, and has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology July 2011 issue. While another study, conducted by Jenny Poyntern et al. from the Departments of Epidemiology University of Michigan, United States, showed that statin use is accompanied with a reduction in relative risk of colorectal cancer by 47%. There is also another study, conducted by dr. Elizabeth Platz et al. from the Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, showed that administration of statins is not associated with risk of prostate cancer and even reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Another study, conducted

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Benefits glukortikoid in major abdominal surgery

Giving glukortikoid before abdominal surgery reduced major complications and helping patients to get out of the hospital faster. Because glucocorticoid administration beneficial in reducing post-surgical inflammatory response. This is the findings of the meta-analysis. In a meta-analysis, data were collected from 11 randomized clinical trials with a total of 439 patients.

Prophylactic glucocorticoids significantly reduced the incidence of complications (odds ratio [OR] 0.37, p <0.01), with minimal heterogeneity. Prophylactic glucocorticoids also reduce infectious complications (OR = 0.35, p <0.01) with minimal heterogeneity. Long hospitalization with administration of glucocorticoids is

Effect of folic acid supplementation in adolescent

Elevated levels of plasma total homocysteine ​​(tyHcy) and inadequate folate status is particularly vulnerable to the teenagers. Folate status and homocysteine ​​metabolism related to cognitive function, but the relationship between folate status and homocysteine ​​metabolism in terms of academic achievement by teenage children have not been investigated previously.

With a background like the one above problems, a study conducted to assess whether there is a link between academic achievement in adolescents with elevated total plasma homocysteine, folate intake in dier, MTHFR 677 TT homozygosity and socioeconomic status. Research conducted by Nilsson TK., And team and published in the journal Pediatrics, involved 386 children in Swedish adolescents aged 15 years. Teenagers

Pancreatic cancer therapy with paclitaxel

Pancreatic cancer, including cancers that are difficult to treat. It is seen from at least the development of effective chemotherapeutic drugs for cancers. Gemcitabine is the standard therapy and has been recommended. The problem is, after progression with gemcitabine achieved, not many treatment options is recommended, even NCCN recommends to get therapy clinical trials are being conducted. In addition, the choice of second-line therapy, ie capecitabine, 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin/oxaliplatin, or a combination regimen of capecitabine / oxaliplatin.

A retrospective study conducted recently on 30 the subject of people with pancreatic cancer in order to assess the benefits and tolerability of weekly cycles of paclitaxel as second-line therapy for patients with pancreatic cancer refractory to gemcitabine. Paclitaxel administered in doses of 80 mg/m2 per week (for 3

Potential Metformin as an anti-cancer

Metformin, is one of the medications Diabetes Mellitus (DM) type 2, lately, through several pre-clinical studies are known to have anti-tumor effects. Metformin is the drug of first choice for all patients as DM therapy, unless contraindicated. It turned out that besides the drug is economical drug is also known to have diverse effects pleiotropik, one of which is as anti-cancer properties. As written in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, published in 2009 by Pamela J. Goodwin.

Nevertheless anti-tumor mechanism of metformin is not known with certainty. Several hypothesis: through activation of AMP kinase pathway (AMPK), which is a sensor of cellular energy and potentially a pathway

Monday, July 25, 2011

Signs of appendicitis

Not many people know the benefits of the appendix is in the stomach but very few know that these organs can become inflamed and cause health problems. Inflammation of the appendix or known as appendicitis is an acute inflammation which if not managed properly can lead to severe complications in the abdominal cavity.

The signs and symptoms of inflammation of the appendix should be wary:

     Often feel nausea and vomiting.
     It felt right lower abdominal pain and severe pain will increase when pressed.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Clopidogrel therapy Hulu (Upstream) Post-STEMI

The results of a large-scale observational study conducted recently strengthened guidelines updated in Europe and America to recommend the administration of clopidogrel as early as possible post-STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction). This finding revealed by dr. David Erlinge and colleagues from Sweden, published in European Heart Journal in early July 2011. These researchers found that clopidogrel therapy upstream (upstream) before patients undergo catheterization associated with a decreased risk of death or myocardial infarction (myocardial infarction, MI) in patients with STEMI who underwent PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) primer. Clopidogrel, which slow its effects, usually given shortly after the occurrence of STEMI (before primary PCI), although to date there is no definitive evidence regarding this practice.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Anaphylactic shock allergic

Anaphylactic shock is a serious allergic reaction. The causes can be various kinds ranging from food, medicines, materials chemicals and insect bites. Called serious because these conditions can cause death and requires immediate medical action.

The following signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock must be known:

     Reddish spots on the skin accompanied by itching.
     Swelling of the throat and or other organs.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cancer can strike a man

A man is more difficult to see a doctor than women. And if a man regularly went to the doctor then some dangerous diseases can be detected early, including one cancer. The sooner known to the possibility of treatment and cure of cancer patients will be even greater.
Not all cancers will be dangerous though to give specific symptoms, but there are some symptoms that warrant concern that men can lead to cancer. Although it is not certain cancers but could at least be encouraged to come to the doctor.
There are several symptoms of cancer that should not be ignored by men, namely:
Lumps in the breast
Every man anyone would not be expected to suffer from breast cancer. Although not common, but the

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Due midazolam Ketamine Reduces Agitation

Ketamine is an IV anesthetic that is often used for short surgical procedures. However, induction with ketamine can often cause agitation events. It is no fun for patients, nurses, and patients' families so as to make ketamine less acceptable, unless there are specific indications. Various drugs have been studied to reduce the incidence of agitation. Benzodiazepine is the most satisfactory drug as an adjunct in reducing the problem. Lorazepam, diazepam, flunitrazepam and ketamine has been studied as an adjunct. Unfortunately, flunitrazepam was found to cause disorders of mental activity and amnesia longer, give lorazepam onset and recovered more slowly realize that, and diazepam increased the incidence of nightmares.

Midazolam is a water soluble benzodiazepine with a short work. A randomized trial showed that

The balance of Anesthesia with sevoflurane, Maintaining Lung Function

 In animal studies the use of sevoflurane has shown protective effects against lung, as shown by the results in which sevoflurane reduce lung damage and can maintain lung function in acute lung injury.

W. Tiefenthaler and his colleagues have done one of these studies, and has been published in the British Journal of Anesthesia in 2010. The study was conducted to examine the effects of total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA or induction and maintenance of anesthesia with intravenous anesthetics) and balanced anesthesia (induction of anesthesia with intravenous anesthetics, maintenance of anesthesia with inhalation anesthetics) with sevoflurane on postoperative pulmonary function.

Friday, July 8, 2011

All about E.coli bacteria

 By Institutions of Germany, Robert Koch Institute as many as 11 people were killed because of suffering from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) caused by E. coli bacteria outbreak that hit Germany.
This type of E. Coli bacteria outbreak in Europe is a Shiga toxin-producing strains of Escherichia coli O104: H4 (STEC O104: H4).
Although the specific food that caused the outbreak has not been definitely known, for those who want to go to Germany to avoid eating tomatoes, lettuce and raw cucumber.
E. coli is a bacteria that is very much a group of its kind, but most are harmless but some can be painful.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Things about HIV, AIDS

In 2008, a total of 1,178,350 people in the United States living with HIV suffer, but in fact 20% of them do not know and did not realize that he is infected and the disease.
Provision of ARVs early after the diagnosis was able to reduce HIV transmission to sexual partners as much as 96%.
Antiretroviral drugs are drugs to treat infections caused by retroviruses, including one of which is HIV. However, these drugs can only inhibit the growth of viruses, not curing.
Until now, HIV has infected more than 60 million people worldwide, half dead and only one person who identified healed.

Tips to reduce acne

 Acne is very annoying. For some people acne is like Jelangkung, acne can come without being invited on the contrary can go away without treatment.
Treatment of acne a little difficult, acne can also cause sufferers to lose their confidence. However, it does not mean acne sufferers there is no hope at all to be able to obtain a clear face acne free.
Here are some tips that can be done to at least reduce the acne is stubborn.
• Always diligent in cleaning the skin, especially in the prone skin with a gentle cleanser every morning and night or after each sweat. Try to avoid the use of abrasive, harsh soaps and scrubs.
• Always wash your hair regularly especially if your hair is oily.
• If you're acne prone, avoid the habit of touching his face with his hands in dirty conditions. Do not attempt to try to squeeze pimples in any way.

Monday, July 4, 2011

What is anorexia

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Anorexia or full-called anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening disorder caused by famine and drastic weight loss. Diagnosis be established if a person loses at least 15% of normal or ideal body weight. Extreme weight loss in people with anorexia are very dangerous for your health and can even be deadly.
The term anorexia literally means loss of appetite. This definition is a bit misleading because people with anorexia actually feel hungry but refuses to eat. People with anorexia are very afraid of getting fat even they

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Health & Fitness: Addiction, How to stop

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Health & Fitness: Addiction, everyone would not want to become an addict. It all started with trial and error. What if talking about the addiction problem, which usually comes to mind immediately is a drug, alcohol, and psychotropic substances. But the actual addiction can vary.
The problem is how to overcome the addiction, because usually people who have experienced addiction is difficult to control the levels of addiction so reluctant to treat it and will be even worse.

Effect of Beta-blockers in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure and COPD

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A study conducted by dr. Christopher Hayward and colleagues from St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia, showed that patients with an unstable hemodynamic condition has a better tolerance with carvedilol therapy and patients with a history of respiratory disease (which need inhalation therapy) are more able to tolerate treatment with bisoprolol and metoprolol. This conclusion is the result of research conducted by Dr. Christopher Hayward and colleagues from St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia. The results of this study have also been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2010, edition 27.
Carvedilol, which is included in the class of nonselective beta-blocker bisoprolol and / metoprolol, which include beta blockers selective and has long been used as a therapy for patients with chronic heart failure.