Tag: "stage" at medical news
AAN 2004 Public Leadership Award goes to Leon Fleisher, musician who overcame dystonia
...o let his hands speak for him when he takes to the stage
as keynote speaker for the American Academy of Neu... beginning at the age of four, Fleisher debuted on stage
at Carnegie Hall in 1944. Over the next 20 years, he performed in concert halls around the world en ...
OHSU researchers uncover genes involved in early stages of Alzheimer's disease
...its physiologic features indicative of a very late stage
in the degenerative process. To determine early cellular changes connected to Alzheimer's disease, the OHSU scientists studied mice that overexpress human mutated amyloid precursor protein. These genetically-altered mice produce heightened levels of...
Adding menthol to topical creams for osteoarthritis provides significant pain relief
...rch was for the topical cream in its developmental stage
and was only used with patients with knee osteoarthritis. A New Study Recently, menthol has been added to this topical cream. Menthol has been shown to possess analgesic properties thereby reducing the sensation of pain. A new study extends pre...
Protein promotes cancer metastasis and survival
...alled periostin promotes deadly spreading and late stage
progression of colon cancer. The research results ...gs identify periostin as a potent promoter of late stage
tumor progression. It is likely that periostin and similar types of proteins enable tumor cells to t...
Personalized treatment goal of IU breast cancer study funded by $10 million DoD grant
...y will have a direct impact on treatment for early stage
breast cancer, which was diagnosed in 267,000 women in 2003, according to American Cancer Society estimates. "In essence, we are developing the right recipe for matching the right drug to the right woman," explained Dr. Sledge. Women with pe...
Short course of Tibetan yoga improved sleep in cancer patients
...ait-list. There was an even distribution of cancer stage
across the participants, and 15 patients in each group were not currently receiving treatment for their lymphoma. Patients randomized to the yoga group were asked to attend seven weekly yoga sessions at M. D. Anderson, which were led by co-author Al...
DNA test shows promise for identifying patients with colorectal cancer
... be used to identify colorectal cancer at an early stage
remains to be shown."...
One in 12 diabetics over age 40 has vision-threatening eye disease
...persons with DM in this age group have reached the stage
of vision-threatening disease. Even though diabetic retinopathy is a disease occurring only among persons with DM, the prevalence of DM in the general population is high enough that diabetic retinopathy is highly prevalent in the general U.S. adult ...
Office spirometry significantly improves early detection of COPD
...um. "A predominant number of patients with early stage
COPD receive initial medical care through primary care physicians; however, many remain undiagnosed because their physicians do not regularly screen for the disease. Without the use of spirometry by primary care physicians, nearly half of our patien...
Breast cancer patients with BRCA 1/2 mutations twice as likely to choose double mastectomy
...y noted that such delays are frustrating for early stage
breast cancer patients who urgently want to initiate treatment. In addition, the high cost of genetic counseling and testing may not be covered by insurance a situation that Daly said "restricts the ability to make timely and informed breast cancer...
New calculator provides more accurate estimates of colon cancer survival
...individual patient's probability of being cured of stage
II or III colon cancer through surgery alone, and ...ta from 3,302 patients who had surgically-resected stage
II and III colon cancer and had participated in one of seven different clinical trials. All of these...
Two-stage weight loss surgery for high-risk, morbidly obese patients reduces surgical risk
...Nine patients thus far have successfully completed stage
II (Roux-en-Y) with no mortality, no major complication, and only one minor complication....
Gender bias leaves South Asia's women in poor health
...women, and children. Gender discrimination at each stage
of the female life cycle contributes to health differences in South Asia, write the authors. Sex selective abortions, neglect of girl children, death during pregnancy and childbirth, and poor access to health care for women and girls have all been ci...
Higher doses of cancer drug imatinib proven effective and safe
...g that higher dosages given in the earlier chronic stage
could be more effective than the standard treatmen...s of the study indicate that patients in the early stage
of this cancer may benefit from higher doses of the drug imatinib in their initial treatment to safe...
UCSF Medical Center palliative care experts mentor health care organizations in end-of-life care
... nursery. Palliative care is offered at any stage
of illness, simultaneous with all other appropriate medical treatment, and has been shown to improve quality of care, improve patient satisfaction and save money, said Pantilat. ...
Mayo Clinic researchers discover green tea component helps kill leukemia cells
...ave improved physicians' ability to identify early stage
patients who have a more aggressive form of the ca...ect profile and can be used in patients with early stage
disease to prevent progression. I think we're getting there." Why Green Tea? Mayo Clini...
Exercise improves cancer survival, reduces cancer risk, scientists say
...hever came first. Taking into account the stage
of disease, obesity and other factors, the relative risk of death from breast cancer was decreased with every level of physical activity compared with being sedentary. The risk of death from breast cancer was 19 percent less among women who undertoo...
Environmental and dietary influences on cancer risk
...presence of carcinogens in the fetus at this early stage
of development," said Steven R. Myers, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and lead author of the study. In all, more than 500 women participat...
Nanotech imaging, molecular fingerprints and signatures hold promise for cancer
...de a means to differentiate between early and late stage
ovarian cancer in women. Mehta and colleag...our opportunities for precise diagnostics of early stage
ovarian cancer in women at high risk and throughout the population in general." Ovarian cancer i...
Fetal heart monitoring ineffective at diagnosing cerebral palsy
...not find any signs from the last hour of the first stage
of labor in vaginal deliveries or the hour prior to delivery in cesarean deliveries. "We may need to go back to the drawing board," Althaus said. ...
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