Tag: "residual" at medical news
MRI better than current standard in assessing neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer
...s) 71% of the time. It overestimated the amount of residual
tumor in 6% and underestimated the amount of residual
tumor in 23% of patients. Sonography, on the other hand, was right only 35% of the time, overestimat...
Vaccine may complement conventional treatment for chronic leukaemia
... on imatinib showed progressive reduction of their residual
disease after three and six doses of the vaccine w...al treatment might favour further reduction of the residual
disease and increase the number of patients who reach a molecular response, the best surrogate of cu...
Rehabilitation can restore some vision after stroke
...tions are presented on the monitor to the areas of residual
vision. Through repetitive use of damaged areas, ...ffective in most patients. The larger the areas of residual
vision, the better the outcome with VRT, he said. "We had some patients train for many years and co...
Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research
...ch elastomeric liners (stretchy socks worn between residual
limbs and prosthetic sockets) with the needs of pa...)Pg. 535 Shoe choice impacts soft tissue damage to residual
limb of people with amputations Investigators quantify the structural properties and energy dissip...
Adding radiation therapy to chemotherapy improves survival in patients with high-risk breast cancer
...rom other groups, confirm that in situations where residual
disease remains, adjuvant chemotherapy alone in high-risk breast cancer patients is suboptimal and that the addition of locoregional radiation therapy is important to achieve the highest cure rate," the authors write. In an editorial, Timothy Whelan,...
Residual tumor cells are a barrier to targeted cancer therapeutics
...cers were still able to grow. They also found that residual
cancer cells persisted in all animals even those that were seemingly cancer-free. These residual
cells quickly recovered their malignant properties either spontaneously or after the researchers rea...
Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus
...e This study compares pressure applied to the residual
limb with pin and suction suspension systems to identify causes of residual
limb skin problems. Eight transtibial amputees performed three walking trials with the pin and sucti...
Poor response to chemotherapy does not mean poor outcome for patients with rare breast cancer
...ents; 41 percent of women with lobular cancers had residual
lymph node disease compared to 26 percent of women with ductal disease. Yet, five years after treatment, breast cancer had not come back in 80 percent of women with lobular carcinoma, compared with 66 percent of ductal carcinoma patients. And five-ye...
American Thoracic Socety journal news tips for December 2004 (first issue)
...the predicted formula group had a higher number of residual
apneas and hypopneas. The study is published in the first issue for December 2004 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. IMPROVING DIAGNOSIS BY MOLECULAR METHODS FOR DIFFICUL...
Surgery without the scapel: U. Va. Health System marks fifteenth anniversary of Gamma knife
...The instrument may also be effective treatment for residual
or recurrent lesions after conventional surgery. Patients with malformed blood vessels in the brain, a condition called arteriovenous malformation (AVM) are also experiencing high success rates-- about eighty percent. Patients may also be poten...
Exercise for special populations, sensory research, factors impacting rehabilitation top issues
...y and ease of swing with the prototype. Most residual
limb changes occur within minutes of removing pros...hesis, pg 683 This research determines how much a residual
limb changes volume and shape after prosthesis removal. A custom optical scanner was used to image t...
Studies examine risk factors and potential consequences associated with prehypertension
...del to estimate the effects of prehypertension and residual
hypertension (hypertension controlled by medicatio...cipants aged 65 to 74 years had prehypertension or residual
hypertension. The researchers also found that "Together, prehypertension and residual
Gender and sex hormones affect the brain's pain response and more, according to new studies
...utes of completion of the experiment and causes no residual
damage.) The studies are double-blind and placebo-controlled. In a study involving 14 men and 14 women, Zubieta found significant differences in how the brains of men and women respond to pain. The men experienced an increase in the amount of endorp...
Certain components of the brain's 'executive functions' are compromised early in abstinence
...ave just stopped drinking, there may still be some residual
effects from their acute consumption as well as cumulative effects from their chronic drinking. All of the study participants were male veterans receiving treatment at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Researchers administered memory and ...
Women exposed to frustrating noise stress snack more afterwards
...s used as a measure of the person's persistence or residual
frustration level after the earlier math problem-solving session. The researchers found that women who demonstrated low persistence on the unsolvable puzzle and were, therefore, highly frustrated by the earlier math problem-solving session, ate mo...
Childhood vaccination coverage affected by temporary suspension of hepatitis B vaccine
...a, and colleagues evaluated both the immediate and residual
impact of the suspension of the birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine on vaccination coverage. The study included an analysis of vaccination status of 41,589 U.S. children born before, during, and after the recommendation to suspend the birth dose. "In ...
Botox helps ease symptoms of enlarged prostate according to Univ. of Pittsburgh study
...ant increase in flow rate, and a small decrease in residual
urine and prostate size. Patients did not experience any significant side effects including stress urinary incontinence, retrograde ejaculation or erectile dysfunction. BPH is one of the most common diseases affecting men. More than half of all men o...
Most household cleaners remove peanut allergens, Hopkins study shows
...eria tables, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer left residual
allergen on half of the hands tested. "It's possib... soap all removed the peanut allergen. Water left residual
Ara h 1 on 3 of 12 hands, and hand sanitizer left residual
allergen on 6 of 12 hands. Researchers al...
Trials launched to test treatment of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia
... illness. Consequently, many patients have serious residual
symptoms and only one in five are able to recover sufficiently to work," said Thomas R. Insel, M.D., director of NIMH. The NIMH approach is built on the assumption that progress in developing new treatments will require collaboration between the best...
Minimally invasive breast cancer treatment shows promise
...ved preoperative chemotherapy to shrink the tumor, residual
microscopic cancer that did not show up on imaging was found around the ablated target. Although the results of the feasibility and safety study were positive, this minimally invasive procedure is currently limited as a treatment because surrounding...
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