Tag: "survival" at medical news
Timing Of Breast Cancer Surgery Doesn't Appear To Influence Survival Anymore
...ta has shown that the timing of surgery influenced survival
for womendiagnosed with breast cancer in the late ...ast cancer patients, as theyare known to influence survival
in other kinds of cancer. Some previous studies have shown that surgery during the first half o...
Tiny Pellets Could Deliver Alzheimer's Drugs
...ls called neurotrophins that are essential for the survival
of the nervous system. About two decades ago Alzheimer's patients were found to have a pronounced loss of nerve cells in the forebrain. These cells, it was discovered, could be regenerated with NGF. Since then, the problem has been how to deliver t...
University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Study: Parents' Wishes, Uncertainty Determine Resuscitation Of Premature Infants
...he said."When physicians thought the prognosis for survival
was greater than 10 percent,those babies also were apt to be resuscitated. The more certain they were thatthe baby would not survive and be healthy, the more willing they were towithhold treatment." When doctors and parents disagreed about ho...
Better Survival For Women With Breast Cancer -New Evidence On Chemotherapy
...l-killing drugs ("chemotherapy") improveslong-term survival
even if the cancer has not already spread to the l...bstantial for women aged under 50at diagnosis, but survival
is also improved for women in their 50s and 60s. Even after successful surgery, breast cancer cells ...
Hormone Therapy Increases Survival Of High Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
...igh risk of dying of the disease have an increased survival
rate if they takehormonal therapies for longer tha...STRO). "Our study showed a 20 percent increase in survival
after eight years for highrisk prostate cancer patients who continued to receive hormonal therapy in...
Liver Rejection Can Be Managed Long-Term In Children Switched To Tacrolimus
...rgh,will report Sunday, Nov. 8. Patient and graft survival
six years after beingconverted to tacrolimus was 9... But for children with chronic rejection, patient survival
was67 percent, and graft survival
was 57 percent at six years. The advantages oftacrolimus (formerl...
Infants To Seniors: Seven Years' Follow-Up Of 1,000 Liver Transplant Patients Taking Tacrolimus Indicates Children Have Best Survival
Children between the ages of 2 and 18 had the best survival
rates among 1,000liver transplant patients whose i...between 1989 and 1992, to determinetheir long-term survival
using the anti-rejection drug developed at the UPMC. With 84 percent of the patients being hospital-...
Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery
...Thoracic Surgery. The study looked atthe five-year survival
rates for early stage lung cancer among patients who weretreated by thoracoscopy, compared with those who underwent the traditional"open" operation, thoracotomy. The results were essentially the same. "It's thesame operation, accomplishing the same t...
Get Me To The ER On Time
...al awareness of heart attack symptoms;heart attack survival
plan; symptom recognition; bystander response to heartattack; and the importance of contacting EMS/911. Luepker says denial and confusion about heart attack symptoms are major reasonswhy many individuals delay seeking emergency care. "People may rat...
Maternal Tissue Typing Could Improve Selection Of Kidney Transplant Donors
...urlinghams research team compared transplant survival
rates of kidneys donated by HLA-identical ...gens. The researchers found that long-term survival
rates of HLA-identical kidneys were the same as HLA-mismatched kidneys, provided the donors&...
Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients
...ute leukemia in adults, and prospects forlong-term survival
are poor for the majority of patients. There area...(IL-2) to prevent relapseand prolong leukemia-free survival
while maintaining a good quality of life forthe patients during treatment. Maxamine Improvement in ...
USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients
...ant difference. Researchers found no difference in survival
in the two groups. "We see this study as proof of principle, that photopheresis works to change the complicated immune response of transplant patients," said Barr, who first began studying the use of this novel therapy for transplantation 12...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV
... be essential to develop approaches to improve the survival
and theduration of the antiviral activity." Cytotoxic, or killer, T cells (CTLs) that function to eliminate virally infectedor malignant cells are part of the normal, healthy immune system. For thoseinfected with HIV these CTLs are present, but are ...
Halmstad Prize Honors 3 Actuarial Researchers For Annuity Study; Biomedical Mathematical Function Used
... based on factors including the probable length of survival
of thosecovered by the annuity. The length of one .... In the article, the researchers noted that joint survival
has typically beenestimated assuming independence of the lives covered -- that is, the death of onep...
Study Indicates That Medicare Costs Are Higher -- And Survival Rate Is Better --At Major Teaching Hospitals Survive Climate Change
...d other conditions atmajor teaching hospitals, the survival
rate is also higher among peopleinitially treated ...f The New EnglandJournal of Medicine, examines the survival
rates among patients initiallytreated in five different types of hospitals: major teaching, minor te...
Duke Doctors Can Now Cure Most Babies Born With Fatal Immune Disease
...r their transplants, thereport said. Their survival
is largely due to Buckley's novel approach toadministering bone marrow transplants. By cleansing the donor marrow of itsT-cells, Buckley has diminished the potentially fatal complication calledgraft-versus-host disease, in which the donor marrow rise...
Women Who Have Invasive Cervical Cancer Benefit From Addition Of Chemotherapy To Radiation Treatment
...n-week regimen of radiation treatment affected the survival
of womenwho had locally advanced cervical cancer. ...se given only radiation treatment had a 58 percent survival
rate. The firstgroup of women also were less likely to have died of their cancer or to have hadfurth...
Standardization Of Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Offers Hope To Patients Nationwide
...e. "We are very pleased with the dramatic survival
and quality of lifebenefits that have been observed in our clinical trials initiated in 1991,"Loggie said. "IPHC is now offered at our medical center as a standard of care.Ongoing research is a commitment to improvement in patient care and safety. Ou...
UI Study Finds Social Support May Increase Longevity Of People With Schizophrenia
...and cause ofdeath for each individual. The study's survival
rate analysis adjusted for eachindividual's age at time of admission. "We found that the quantity of support significantly predicted the longevity ofthe patients," Christensen said. "The frequency of daily interactions withsupport providers or confid...
New Drug For Recurrent Brain Tumors In Tests At UNC
...ncology at the UNC-CH School of Medicine. "Average survival
for patients with glioblastoma multiformae is abou...nts may be eight to 10 years younger with a median survival
of a few yearsrather than one year. But it's a high-grade tumor, and people with anaplasticastrocyto...
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