Tag: "cycles" at medical news
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
...aecological age), and who had infrequent menstrual cycles
(oligomenorrhoea) were significantly less likely to have any of the infections. After taking account of age, number of sexual partners, and behavioural risk factors, young gynaecological age remained a strong predictor of infection risk. The autho...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...ents enrolled in the study were randomized to four cycles
of paclitaxel followed by four cycles
of fluorouracil, epirubicin and cyclophosphamide alone or the same regimen with 24 weekly, simultane...
Bevacizumab combined with chemotherapy prolongs survival for some patients with advanced lung cancer
...e patient group received standard treatment -- six cycles
of paclitaxel and carboplatin. The second group received the same six-cycle chemotherapy regimen with the addition of bevacizumab, followed by bevacizumab alone until disease progression. Patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung were not ...
Brain tumor with dismal prognosis in infants can be cured in older children
...apy followed by tandem (given one after the other) cycles
of high-dose chemotherapy. This finding, from researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is published in the March 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). The tumor, called atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (ATRT), is a rare agg...
High-intensity ultrasound creates hollow nanospheres and nanocrystals
...e. Ultrasound consists of sound waves above 18,000 cycles
per second, toohigh-pitched to be audible to human ears....
New study finds kelp can reduce level of hormone related to breast cancer risk
...ve shown that Japanese women have longer menstrual cycles
and lower serum estradiol levels than their Wester...cles. The researchers found that the rats' estrous cycles
increased from an average of 4.3 to 5.4 days for the low dose kelp group, and to 5.9 days for the hi...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...ctrical pulses with low frequencies, about 2 to 20 cycles
per second, help control incontinence by calming i...am found that frequencies in the range of 20 to 40 cycles
per second work best for bladder emptying. "It was a surprise that no one had figured this out yet. ...
Researchers hope monkeys can provide new insights into depression
...m period and perimenopause. Monkeys have menstrual cycles
that are very similar to those of women. "Further studies of monkeys may inform us about the nature of the relationship between reproductive function and mood in females," said Shively. In addition, depression is higher among people with low levels o...
PENN study emphasizes need for national guidelines for assisted reproductive technology programs
...a ART: and, in one year alone (2000), some 100,000 cycles
of ART were attempted, resulting in 60,253 live births. Beyond the factors of infertility and a candidate's ability to afford treatment, little is known about the qualifications that ART programs use to determine a candidate's eligibility for parent...
Decreased sensitivity in the brain to estrogen may help explain menopausal changes
...roductive hormones are needed for normal menstrual cycles
and to prepare the body for pregnancy. In this study, the hormone levels in some of these middle-aged women reflected a likely insensitivity to estrogen in the brain. The data showed three different patterns of hormone fluctuations in women who di...
New data sets survival benchmark for Pfizer's ELLENCE
...er an adjuvant chemotherapy regimen containing six cycles
of only FEC 100 or three cycles
of FEC 100 followed by three cycles
of docetaxel. G-CSF was not administered prophylactically but w...
Paclitaxel chemotherapy for breast cancer not associated with serious radiation pneumonitis
...al. The patients had been treated with either four cycles
of paclitaxel followed by four cycles
of 5-fluorouracil, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide (FAC) and then radiation therapy or with eight ...
No link found between pneumonitis in breast cancer patients and taxane-based chemotherapies
...mized trial. The patients had received either four cycles
of paclitaxel (Taxol) followed by four cycles
of 5-flourouracil, doxorubicin and clyclophsphamide (FAC) and then radiation therapy; or eight cycle...
Study pinpoints schizophrenia brain glitch
...ency. Different frequencies, measured in hertz, or cycles
per second, indicate different levels and types of activities. Delta waves, below 4 hertz, occur during sleep. Alpha waves, 8 to 13 hertz, occur at relaxed, quiet times. Beta waves are the next fastest, occurring when we are actively thinking. Gamma...
Women's reproductive factors and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis
...f oral contraceptives, and regularity of menstrual cycles
and in older women studied the use of estrogen aft...ddition, women who experienced irregular menstrual cycles
between the ages of 20 and 35 were shown to have an increased risk of subsequent RA. Women who had b...
Lung function regulated by circadian rhythms
...y. "Circadian rhythms regulate our biological cycles
for sleep, activity level, metabolism, and many other processes through our body's exposure to sunlight and darkness," said Boris I. Medarov, MD, FCCP, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY. "Our study finds that lung function has its...
NIA establishes new demography centers to enhance knowledge about older americans
...health status of populations and the expected life cycles
of individuals (co-funded by OBSSR). Stanford University, Alan M. Garber, Ph.D., M.D. -- Stanford's focus on individuals and the health care system will examine the effects of medical technology on health and well-being of older people; look at me...
Ovarian cancer rates across Europe
...e when menstruation began, the number of menstrual cycles
she has had, and reaching menopause at a late age, In addition, nulliparity (never having children) or a low parity (e.g. having only borne children 1-2 times) has also been associated with increased risk of this type of cancer, while use of oral con...
Soy likely doesn't affect fertility, according to research in monkeys
...y. In a study of monkeys, which have menstrual cycles
similar to those of women, Kaplan and colleagues t...ple, reduced levels of estrogen can make menstrual cycles
more variable and affect fertility. In the current study, subordinate monkeys had reductio...
Concerns about fertility affect treatment decisions in one-third of young breast cancer patients
...y, and women who continue to have normal menstrual cycles
may go through menopause earlier or may be less fertile following chemotherapy than their peers. In addition, while standard hormone-based cancer therapies do not typically cause permanent infertility, they often require years of treatment during wh...
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