Tag: "stage" at medical news
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...with chemotherapy and used before surgery in early stage
breast cancer the drug proved so beneficial - elim...e of the drug combination in patients with earlier stage
breast cancer, defined as stage
II to IIIa. In order to immediately see if it had an effect on cance...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
... the body should fill with blood during the early stage
of relaxation. Scientists such as Dr. Kapuku say the true dysfunction of congestive heart failure occurs when that begins to change. When the heart muscle relaxes, differences in pressure between the upper and lower chambers should move the blood int...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
...lf," notes Hare. "Because they remain in an early stage
of development, mesenchymal stem cells do not trigger an immune response, unlike what would happen if more developed stem cells were used. "While the bone marrow adult stem cells do not have the same potential to develop into different organ tissue...
Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
...anced liver fibrosis (scarring) and cirrhosis (end stage
scarring of the liver). Currently, we have no effective treatment for liver cirrhosis which is associated with internal bleeding, liver failure and the development of primary liver cancer. There is a huge imperative to develop new approaches to the t...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
... reducing amyloid burden even at a relatively late stage
in this animal model. Pass the fish oil, please....
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
...tant risk factors for insomnia until the very last stage
of the disease, when AIDS-related illnesses may have been a contributing factor to sleep disturbances. Although HIV patients taking antiretroviral therapy often describe insomnia as a side effect of the medication, the reviewers found few published s...
New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
...e. For African Americans and whites with the same stage
disease (Stage II or III), survival is lower for African Americans, except in the Veterans Administration system, where access to care is equal. According to the U.S. Census Department there are 2.6 million African American men and women between age...
Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival
...the study examined 195 transplantations due to end stage
cirrhosis related to hepatitis C that took place between 1989 and June 2003. The median donor age was 41.5 years and 47 patients had a donor who was 30 years old or younger. Donor age was not associated with the development of severe fibrosis, wherea...
Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans
...s are also more likely to be diagnosed with higher stage
disease i.e., estrogen receptor-negative, high-grade tumors that are node-positive. This clinical pattern is similar to that identified in the Ashkenazi populations that led to the discovery of BRCA-1 and -2 gene mutations, prompting many scientists...
Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer
...se enrolling in Medicaid after diagnosis have late stage
cancers. The authors say their findings have far r... Only 27 percent of these late enrollers had early stage
cancers compared to 54 percent and 40 percent in the non-Medicaid insured and the patients already e...
Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer
...er," Dr. Ghamande says. Despite the advanced stage
of their disease at diagnosis, many women go into ...vival rates are about 30 percent to 35 percent for stage
three disease and 5 percent to 10 percent for the more-advanced stage
four. Patients in remi...
Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
...on can lead to receiving a mammography at an early stage
or even genetic testing, and avoid discovering breast cancer at already advanced stages. The American Cancer Society suggests breast cancer screenings for women at age 30 who are at increased risk for the disease. The lack of documentation suggests ...
Gender gap for lung cancer rates narrowing
...ad significantly higher rates of survival at every stage
of the disease. From 1975 to 1987, the five-year ... heart disease or severe emphysema. Aside from the stage
of disease, being a man was the factor that most negatively impacted survival among patients. "Lung...
Portable system offers dialysis patients 'liberating' changes
... at IU and Clarian Health. Kidney failure, or end stage
renal disease, affects some 400,000 Americans, which cause a person to experience a total and irreversible loss of kidney function, leading to the eventual need for dialysis or transplantation. It can be caused by a number of conditions such as nephr...
Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations
...part of a fiveyear study of a common form of early stage
breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Led by Elizabeth B. Claus, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) at Yale School of Medicine, the Yale team examined genetic and environmental risk fac...
New treatment options for some difficult cancers improve survival and quality of life
...s treatment. High grade and low grade refer to the stage
of malignancy. A study of patients with advanced ovarian cancer showed that it is responsive to a combination of surgery and IPHC. The treatment plan could also include systemic chemotherapy. Additional IPHC treatment was feasible during subsequent ...
New trials for counseling caregivers and patients with Alzheimer's begin
...g people who are caring for a parent in the middle stage
of the disease, when behavioral problems are most ...t difficult time for caregivers. "A parent at this stage
is in many ways different from the person you used to know. This is tough on their adult children," ...
Honorary doctors, 2005
...perative and interventional disciplines. The first stage
of the creation of this new interventional unit involved the purchase of a surgical robot, which allowed surgeons and patients alike to benefit from this access to hypermodern medical technology. The robot has enabled surgeons at Karolinska Institute...
Acting techniques may help doctors empathize with their patients
...that equates service workers' labor to the work of stage
actors, Larson and co-author Xin Yao, a doctoral student in the UW Business School, describe a model for applying acting techniques to the delivery of empathy in doctor-patient interactions. They suggest that doctors use two techniques separately or ...
Studies address issues of risk and survival in rapidly increasing GI cancers
...ed to traditional prognostic factors such as tumor stage
or grade. In addition, age, education, cigarette ...th stomach cancer are diagnosed at an early enough stage
to bring about significant survival benefit. In 2005, approximately 21,860 people will be diagnosed...
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