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Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month
... kick-off Colon Cancer Awareness Month and educate patients
about the risks, symptoms, prevention, early detec...'s Feinberg School of Medicine, believes that many patients
avoid screenings because they think having colon cancer will mean having a colostomy bag for the res...
Combining PET and CT scans leads to more accurate radiation therapy for lung cancer patients
...Radiology and Oncology. The study, conducted on 21 patients
with non-small cell lung cancer, created two three-dimensional conformal radiation treatment plans, one with CT-based planning and the second with a combination of PET and CT-based planning. The researchers found that, in general, the size of the rad...
Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management
...Merhige said. "False readings from SPECT often put patients
through angiograms that turn out to be normal. PET...d colleagues compared cost and outcome data of 102 patients
who were imaged with SPECT with data from 2,159 patients
who had PET and were matched by extent of c...
Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure
...epression and a higher long-term risk of death for patients
with chronic heart failure. Additionally, and just...viously considered to be sub-depressive puts these patients
at higher risk of death. While it has been known that depression is associated with higher short-ter...
Gender gap for lung cancer rates narrowing
...nd Wayne State University analyzed data of 228,572 patients
(81,843 women and 146,729 men) with lung cancer wh...of diagnosis was 66 years. Women made up 40.9% of patients
under the age of 50 but only 35.4% of patients
over the age of 50. "The fact that women appear to b...
Stroke warning signs often occur hours or days before attack
...amage to the brain, according to a study of stroke patients
published in the March 8, 2005 issue of Neurology... we haven't been able to determine is how urgently patients
must be assessed following a TIA in order to receive the most effective preventive treatment. This s...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, March 2005
...udy on anemia frequency and its pathophysiology in patients
with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...perial College, London, UK, examined data from 101 patients
with COPD (35 men and 66 women) and found that 13 patients
(13%) had anemia. When researchers compa...
Severe injuries on the rise among children and adolescents riding motorbikes
...alized between 1995 and 2001. Of the 85 percent of patients
in which events surrounding the injury were documented, 35.5 percent rode in streets, and 53.9 did not wear helmets. One died. Those who did wear helmets sustained significantly less severe injuries. Nine of 10 injured were boys. Most of those injure...
Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients
...vices intended to optimize the cardiac function of patients
with heart failure have provided new insights into which patients
might be at higher risk of dying suddenly from their disease, according to researchers at Duke Unive...
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
...er scientific papers, misleading physicians, their patients
and researchers about the risk of secondhand smoke exposure. "Undermining people's understanding of the link between secondhand smoke and SIDS places infants everywhere at increased risk," according to Stanton Glantz, PhD, director of the Center for ...
Cognitive behavioral therapy and medication is effective in the treatment of panic disorder
...ore effective than the usual care offered to these patients
in a primary care setting, according to an article... and colleagues randomly assigned 232 primary-care patients
meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria...
Beta-blockers may help broader group of patients with heart problems
...tion of certain hormones on the heart, can benefit patients
with certain serious heart problems such as diasto...esented two reports on the use of beta-blockers in patients
with chronic severe mitral regurgitation, or MR, and congestive heart failure, CHF, at the American ...
Serum sodium level is a major predictor of a poor prognosis for heart failure patients
...yponatremia, which is found in almost a quarter of patients
with severe heart failure, doubled death rates wit...risk assessment tool in the clinical management of patients
hospitalized for heart failure," says Dr. Gheorghiade. The good news is that a separate study presen...
Study finds drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis
...ology (ACC) Scientific Sessions today showing that patients
with ISR treated with a sirolimus-eluting stent (S...ed with vascular brachytherapy (VB). Moreover, the patients
who received the drug eluting stent had fewer cardiac events afterwards. "The efficacy of ...
Study says rare allergic reactions to drug-eluting stents may raise risk for heart attack
...rs examined data collected from a U.S. registry of patients
implanted with the Cypher SES. Out of 2067 patients
who received the Cypher stents between August and December of 2003, 39 patients
(1.9%) had what appe...
University of Manchester awarded 826k for brain science and mental health research
...ys of caring for patients. These grants will help patients
by speeding up the translation of research from laboratory to the clinic."...
Portable system offers dialysis patients 'liberating' changes
... School of Medicine is making life easier for some patients
undergoing rigorous dialysis for kidney failure. ...he NxStage System One, a portable unit that allows patients
to conduct their own dialysis at home or on the road. And the preliminary results are promising, say...
New data on Orqis Medical's Cancion CRS to be reported at ACC
...ando, Florida (March 6-9). The data suggests that patients
with acutely decompensated chronic heart failure m...t it to the point where it begins to atrophy. "The patients
we analyzed clearly benefited from the Cancion CRS therapy," said Michael Zile, M.D., who analyzed t...
Common schizophrenia symptoms often overlooked by physicians, according to expert panel
...ther set of symptoms that are equally important to patients
is frequently overlooked by physicians, according ...cus and tackling a broader range of symptoms, many patients
do steadily improve so that they can function better, and live fuller, more complete lives." While m...
Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations
... BRCA2," said Claus. "As such, this subset of DCIS patients
should be screened and followed according to highrisk protocols as are similar women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer."...
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