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Obese women with early-stage breast cancer more likely to die than women of normal weight
...arly-stage breast cancer treated with conservation surgery
(lumpectomy) and radiation therapy. "We have demonstrated a significant association between obesity and adverse breast cancer outcome in patients with early-stage breast cancer," explained Penny Anderson, M.D., a radiation oncologist at Fox Chase a...
Support groups aid women with 'breast cancer gene mutations'
...altering decisions, such as whether or not to have surgery
or chemotherapy in hopes of preventing the disease... have helped women decide whether or not to pursue surgery
by giving them an opportunity to fully examine their feelings and perspectives about treatment choic...
Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms
... Gilbert Upchurch, M.D., an associate professor of surgery
in the U-M Medical School, who studies factors responsible for gender differences in abdominal aortic aneurysms. "Earlier studies have demonstrated that increased estrogen systemically inhibits the development of AAAs," Upchurch says. "Dr. Woodrum's ...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...essive treatment possible, including chemotherapy, surgery
and radiation." Capecchi says the studies provide evidence that the cancer may originate in mature or nearly mature skeletal muscle fibers. That is controversial because satellite stem cells cells that become new muscle long have been suspected o...
UCSD medical researchers use brain cell transplants to correct muscle spasms after aneurysm surgery
...hundred patients each year in the U.S. who undergo surgery
to repair an aneurysm, or sac-like widening of the...The ischemic spinal cord injury that occurs during surgery
is usually due to clamping of the blood flow to the spinal cord, to permit repairs of the aorta, Mar...
To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork
.... Badylak, research professor in the department of surgery
at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine...calm comportment in human care allowed the initial surgery
and weeks of groundbreaking intensive regenerative therapies without anesthesia or administration of...
Neurosurgeons identify growth of new adult brain cells, possible treatment for epilepsy
...ically intractable epilepsy who underwent epilepsy surgery
to see if new cells were developing post-operatively. They found such cell generation and believe that may be the cause of the recurring seizures that are typical of epilepsy. Dr. Bingaman believes the discovery of this cell generation may provide ...
Babies born after surgery on eggs
... born after doctors performed a kind of transplant surgery
on the eggs of their mothers, for whom normal IVF had failed. But other experts are concerned about the long-term safety of the technique. The technique, developed by Chii-Ruey Tzeng's team at Taipei Medical University in Taiwan, involves adding more...
Warning from new SLU research: Usual test for vitamin deficiency can mislead doctors
... a public health problem in the elderly undergoing surgery
or dental work who may have undiagnosed and untrea...easuring both serum B12 and MMA in patients before surgery
and to test patients who are over 65 for the problem every two years. Nitrous oxide abuse resulting ...
Genetically endowed worm may substitute for rodents in some toxicology testing
...in ways that can be investigated normally through surgery
or necropsy. As with laboratory rats and mice, Freedman and his workers can even produce "knockout" varieties of C. elegans to evaluate how the animal's physiology changes if specific genes are excluded from its genome through biochemical m...
Fat buildup found in hearts of obese or diabetic heart failure patients
... obese patients who have elected to have bariatric surgery
(surgical reduction of stomach size). Patients in...'s team will then assess whether weight loss after surgery
results in improved heart function and decreased levels of lipids in muscle tissue. Earlier research...
Study reveals genetic link to colon cancer
... researcher and surgeon. He is also a professor of surgery
at the University of Toronto. The study suggests this information to be used in the identification of potential high risk cases to see if screening and further testing of the patient and family members is required. This research builds on previ...
UNC Lineberger researchers identify molecular markers of aging
...ion, to predict how well a patient will heal after surgery
and, by being able to characterize the regenerativ... idea that short-term caloric restriction prior to surgery
would improve post-operative wound healing," Sharpless said. The work has strong implications for st...
Link between immune protein and longer survival in melanoma patients identified
... U.Va. "With lung disease for example, where surgery
may not be an option, vaccines offer a treatment a... Last year, Dr. Craig Slingluff, professor of surgery
at U.Va. and director of the HITC, reported that using molecules called peptides to treat melanoma ...
National Eye Institute funds search for genetic key to corneal disease
...nsplantation, Thiel-Behnke is now treated by laser surgery
but can still result in loss of vision, Yee said. ...l, Yee is an innovative practitioner of refractive surgery
to repair visual defects and serves as director of Corneal and External Diseases and Refractive Surg...
Pediatric cardiology researchers describe findings in neurologic outcomes, heart devices
...ave dramatically increased for newborns undergoing surgery
for life-threatening heart conditions, doctors hav...kely to have worse neurological outcomes following surgery
if they also had a genetic syndrome or a particular variant of a gene. Children with tetralogy of Fa...
Tiny exosomes extracted from donor cells may be 'magic bullet' for drug-free transplants
...ce," explained Dr. Morelli, assistant professor of surgery
at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine...thor, Angus W. Thomson, Ph.D., D.Sc., professor of surgery
and immunology at the Starzl Transplantation Institute and the University of Pittsburgh School of Me...
System lowers breast augmentation re-operation rate by 17 percent
...making it the second most popular cosmetic plastic surgery
procedure for women, according to the ASPS. Since 2000, the procedure has grown in popularity by 20 percent....
New gene target found for common brain tumors in children
... detectable protein, only six died. Standard surgery
and radiation for medulloblastoma cures approximately 60 percent of children, but often results in many neurological and learning disabilities. "We'd like to develop a drug that only affects the Notch2 pathway, since blocking other members of...
U. Va. Health System to develop new approaches to treat type 1 diabetics with islet cell transplants
...rapy," explained Dr. Kenneth Brayman, professor of surgery
at U. Va. and co-investigator of the grant. "We're trying to improve results and make this procedure more efficient and durable. This consortium allows us to move islet cell transplantation forward much faster and in a more meaningful way." The ...
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