Tag: "progression" at medical news
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...AM found no good evidence for an effect on cancer progression
or quality of life. However, advice on palliative/supportive care fared better with at least some evidence to back meditation for improving quality of life, acupressure and acupuncture for preventing chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting, and mas...
World's Alzheimer's disease experts to showcase latest research
... treated plus possible strategies for slowing its progression
and delaying or preventing its onset. Presentation topics will include: Treatments: current interventions and approaches to future therapies Risk factors and how lifestyle changes may impact risk for the disease Genetics and genetic testing Di...
New drug prevents arrhythmias that cause sudden cardiac death
...By fixing the leak, you could potentially slow the progression
of heart failure and allow patients to live their lives more normally, not in and out of hospitals," Dr. Marks says. "Our idea is to take a pill instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on implants and heart transplants."...
Advanced small-cell lung cancer patients
...erferes with the division of cancer cells, slowing progression
of the disease. "All patients, regardless of their... similar benefits related to tumor growth, disease progression
and symptom relief." Perhaps most significantly, Treat added, the drug helped the sickest patients i...
Increasing the risk of cancer
...ngful worldwide risk factor for the initiation and progression
of cervical cancer. "Confirming this relationship elsewhere may be important, because whatever risk is conferred by sunlight is, in principle, behaviorally avoidable," said Hrushesky. Modulation of gene expression in murine lung ti...
Jefferson researchers discover novel gene profile that may identify colon stem cells
...h as STAMP1, a gene implicated as a marker for the progression
of prostate cancer. They also found a gene called HOXD4, which is a developmental gene involved in the formation of the gut. Stem cells in the normal colon produce daughter cells that proliferate and make their way to the crypt top, where they differ...
March/April 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ns, moderate physical injury from a procedure, and progression
of a disease. The authors point out that there was great variation in the rate and types of errors identified by physicians in their practices, which is an indication of the challenge in studying error incidence and severity. The authors conclude tha...
First national sleep conference March 29-30 explores sleep's role in public health
...ychiatric conditions including depression, and the progression
of other chronic medical conditions such as breathing disorders and lung diseases, arthritis, and neurological disorders. Populations at risk for the detrimental effects of sleep problems, such as children and adolescents, older adults, women, and i...
Human studies show feasibility of brain-machine interfaces
...sthetic device," he said. According to Turner, the progression
to human clinical studies presents a number of challenges. For example, he said, the data with monkeys were obtained from electrodes attached to the surface of the cerebral cortex. "We initially used subcortical electrodes, because they are more stab...
HIV-infected have thicker carotid artery wallspredictor of heart attack & stroke
...t associated with thicker carotid IMT. Carotid IMT progression
over one year was greater among the 121 HIV patients with follow-up measurements. IMT progression
was associated with older age, Latino race, and a history of a low CD4 cell count. In order to addre...
Exemestane beats tamoxifen in first phase III head to head trial in advanced breast cancer
...ed disease is control of symptoms in other words, progression
free survival with the fewest possible side effects as qualify of life in incurable disease is essential. Aromatase inhibitors do induce hot flushes and menopausal symptoms like tamoxifen does and they may elicit more muscular and joint aches. But th...
Radiation therapy effective for some patients with recurrent cancer after radical prostatectomy
...ths, 250 patients (50 percent) experienced disease progression
after treatment, 49 (10 percent) developed distant...r of males] were significant predictors of disease progression
despite salvage radiotherapy. Yet we demonstrated that subsets of patients with high-grade disease a...
A new hypothesis about Alzheimer's disease
... is no cure for Alzheimer's and no way to slow the progression
of the disease. German doctor Alois Alzheimer discovered the disease in 1906, when he examined a post-mortem patient who had died with an unusual mental illness. Alzheimer found unusual clumps of protein or plaques in her brain. These plaquesmade up...
Loss of smell linked to key protein in Alzheimer's disease
...s tau, we may well be able to assess the degree of progression
of selected elements of Alzheimer's disease and re... to smell," said Doty. "We next plan to study the progression
of the disease entities in the brain as it relates to smell dysfunction. These experiments are part...
2004 Oral Medicine/Pathology Research Award to Gutkind
... knowledge to develop molecular markers of disease progression
and novel therapeutic approaches in oral malignancies. Dr. Gutkind has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Institute of Dental Research Director's Exemplary Service Award and the National Institutes of Health Merit Award. H...
Multi-center trial compares three medications in patients with heart failure
... thus reducing blood pressure and also prevent the progression
of heart dysfunction. The WATCH investigators examined this question by comparing aspirin with clopidogrel, which has similar effects as aspirin but works by a different mechanism. "The bottom line is that the jury is still out on the role of these t...
Progenitor cells predict heart disease severity
...lar cells is critical to determining the onset and progression
of atherosclerosis, which causes arteries to clog and become less elastic. For the current study, the researchers measured the levels of EPCs in 122 patients undergoing diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures at Duke and correlated those findin...
Detecting vitamin B12 deficiency prevents anaemia and memory loss
...ely helpful for us, since it allowed the important progression
from pure research to the work needed to make the assay ready for clinical testing."...
Harmless virus associated with longer life for some HIV-positive men
...archers to examine various factors that affect the progression
of HIV infection and AIDS. Blood samples preserved...tions and offer new insights on how to control the progression
of AIDS. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, University of Pittsburgh,...
Intensive statin therapy reduces amount of plaque buildup in arteries compared to moderate treatment
...ceived intensive lipid-lowering treatment had less progression
of coronary atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in the...nsive therapy group also showed significantly less progression
of coronary atherosclerosis in comparison with patients who received a more moderate regimen. The ch...
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