Tag: "may" at medical news
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
... with these striking findings, and pleased that we may
have a better treatment for women with HER-2 breast cancer." They also found that it did not matter whether the patients' tumors were estrogen-receptor positive or negative - a distinction that usually demarcates which patients will respond to hormon...
Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
... status, high school education, and race/ethnicity may
play a larger role in patients' treatment decisions than previously believed. Prostate cancer is now detected earlier than ever because of the introduction of a simple blood test in 1987 called the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test. However, the...
Uric acid and heart disease
...iet, losing weight, and controlling blood pressure may
all contribute to reducing both one's risk of CHD and one's serum levels of uric acid, uric acid levels do not help to usefully predict the risk of CHD....
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
...ung adults and older adolescents with some cancers may
be partially explained by the lack of participatio...kemia, have also shown that age-dependent survival may
be linked to rates of participation in and availability of clinical trials. The 15-45 year age group...
Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy
... against later allergy - i.e., that early exposure may
somehow modify an individual's immune system to tolerate specific antigens. Various attempts to modify abnormal immune responses to specific allergens, such as those to cat dander, have been made. Investigators have previously treated patients with r...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
...evious research indicates that out-of pocket costs may
lead to cost-related failure to use prescribed med... barriers, physicians use multiple strategies that may
vary in efficacy to assist patients burdened by these costs," the authors write. The most common str...
Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study
...ent financial interest of pharmaceutical companies may
invoke a healthy degree of skepticism among viewer... of their advertisements, academic medical centers may
be viewed as more trustworthy sources of information. "We are concerned that when potential patient...
Economist: Cuba's state-run baseball doesn't go to bat for players
... players who make it to the top. So fans of today may
be more concerned with the degree of competitivene... Marlins and Orlando Hernndez to the Yankees. "It may
be," Baird said, "that defections and 'early retirements' in recent years have improved balance in t...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
... indicating their bones, although light in weight, may
be healthy. The study, published in the March 28 i...amin D, Fontana says the usual clinical parameters may
not apply. "For example, post-menopausal, frail women with osetoporosis have low bone mass and an i...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...earchers and colleagues suggests that inflammation may
be the key. "It is well known that obesity affects... that inflammatory proteins produced by fat itself may
play a role." The study, to be published in the April issue of the American Journal of Physiology E...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...en makes them feel bad. Even incidents that adults may
not consider severe can affect kids who see them h...n are reluctant to discuss bullying incidents, and may
visit the school nurse instead, she said. "They want to withdraw; they don't want to go back to clas...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
...ver the course of their usage. This recommendation may
concern physicians whose patients also have known ...aises the possibility that hyperlipidemic patients may
have spontaneous fluctuations in transaminases whether or not they receive statins," Chalasani sugge...
Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life
...D. Further, they caution, the vitality scale alone may
not capture all the key aspects of HRQOL in HCV. Still, their findings offer a number of important revelations about health-related quality of life in patients with HCV. "In conclusion," the authors report, "chronic HCV diminishes HRQOL across a wid...
Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
...s of how plaques develop and rupture. Someday OCT may
provide information that will guide treatments to prevent plaque rupture and its disastrous consequences." Jang is an associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Along with the study's senior author Bouma and Tearney, additional co-...
Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message
...ndings, described in the March 24 issue of Neuron, may
let researchers harness the process, perhaps one day using it to protect cells that die in Lou Gehrig's disease. Much as turning the television dial changes what comes into the living room, these brain cells are able to change what they allow in by s...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...lood vessels constrict and blood pressure rise, it may
also reduce the heart's ability to relax and fill ...h blood, researchers says. If they are right, this may
be one of the earliest changes that eventually lead to congestive heart failure, a disabling, someti...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
... main coronary vessels are clear of blockages that may
precipitate another heart attack. Eligible candidates must be able to safely travel to Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., be referred by a physician, be between 21 and 85 years old, and have no pre-existing heart condition that has been treated or r...
Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries
... countries mean that babies born in such hospitals may
be facing the same or even higher risk of infectio...dstream infections in babies in hospital nurseries may
not be treatable by the antibiotics ampicillin and gentamicin, which are currently recommended by th...
Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
...vention to diagnose these nodules is expensive and may
impact quality of life and mortality. According to...o hope that early detection of lung cancer with CT may
save lives, our results lead us to be very cautious, because there's a chance that we may
be doing m...
Improving access to healthy food has little effect on diet
...authors suggest that overall, retail interventions may
have either a small but important effect or no eff...ng access through improving retail provision alone may
not have a substantial impact on diet and health. An approach that changes knowledge and access simu...
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