Tag: "survival" at medical news
Mayo Clinic Study Finds Costs For Cancer Clinical Trials Comparable To Costs For Standard Treatment
...ients. This access in turn should lead to improved survival
and quality of life forpatients, and faster advancements in the search for new treatments for allcancers." The study, to be published in the May 19, 1999, edition of Journal of theNational Cancer Institute, finds that the costs of treating patients i...
Abgenix Reports Positive Survival Data From A Phase II Trial Of ABX-CBL In Graft Versus Host Disease
...BX-CBL. This compared favorably to a 22% (2 of 9) survival
ratein the low dose cohort. Robert Rivkin, M.D. o...ican Society of Clinical Oncology. "We believe the survival
data reported today strengthens the preliminary safetyand response rate data reported earlier," stat...
Heart Attack Victims More Likely To Survive When Taken To High-Volume Hospitals
...m appeared to be thekey advantage in the increased survival
rate, says David R. Thiemann, M.D., leadauthor of ... and angioplastyaccounted for about a third of the survival
benefit. "We estimate that more than 5,000 lives each year potentially could besaved by taki...
UI Study Yields Encouraging Results For New Breast Cancer Treatment
...nt along with a bone marrow transplant may improve survival
for somewomen with stage IV breast cancer -- cance... strategy. Preliminary results indicate an overall survival
rate of 38percent. At an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting last week in Atlanta,...
Early stroke treatment with t-PA has long-lasting benefit, according to NEJM report
...-PA." In the current study, neither survival
rates nor recurrent stroke ratesdiffered significantly between the t-PA and placebo groups 12 months afterstroke. Stroke or brain attack occurs when parts of the brain become starvedfor blood. Ischemic stroke, which comprises 85 percent of s...
ILEX Oncology & LeukoSite report results from pivotal Phase II CAMPATH (R) trial; Results suggest new hope for refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
...5 (59%) patients had disease stabilization. Median survival
time has not yet been reached at about 10 months after the last patientwas enrolled. The safety profile of CAMPATH was consistent with that seen in previous studiesand was judged by the investigators to be acceptable in this group of endstage CLLpati...
Faculty research contributes to new cervical cancer treatment
...tors have found a weapon that actuallyimproves the survival
rate of cervical cancer patients. Upon rev...latinum-based chemotherapy and radiation increased survival
rates by 50percent. Rose also noted that side effects from the treatments were acceptable,an...
One of the nation's top cardiologists available to discsuss findings of study
related to Medicare patients and high-volume hospitals
...ated at "high-volume" hospitals had better odds of survival
thanthose taken to hospitals that treat a relatively low number of heart attacks. Prediman K. Shah, M.D., Director of the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-SinaiMedical Center -- one of the most respected heart programs in the nation -- saysthe result...
Hope protects bereaved, HIV-positive men
...tudes about their illness had significantly longer survival
timesthan their more pessimistic counterparts, regardless of bereavement status....
Medical tip sheet from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...ated at "high-volume" hospitals had better odds of survival
than thosetaken to hospitals that treat a relatively low number of heart attacks. Vaccine against hepatitis A protects kids and families now; hepatitis B vaccineprotects kids as they become adults Hepatitis B is believed to be the most common caus...
Keck Foundation funds research to repair the injured spinal cord
...nt project, which will explore ways to enhance the survival
andfunctioning of precursor cell transplants. Twe... of cultured embryonic stem cells also promote the survival
of the cellsafter transplantation," he says. "Then we will determine whether increasedsurvival trans...
Wake Forest first to apply innovative brain cancer treatment
...hafter initial treatment. Studies indicate survival
for patients with recurrent malignant braintumors is approximately three months without therapeutic measures, five monthswith surgery alone, eight months with surgery and chemotherapy and 15 monthswith surgery and internal radiation. Clinical...
Religious attendance linked to lower mortality in elderly
...elationshipbetween religious attendance and longer survival
found in the current study orothers recently conducted around the nation, Koenig said. In one of the largest studies to date on the subject, researchers at theUniversity of California at Berkeley, produced similar results in a 28-yearstudy o...
New clinical trial to test promising U-M heart valve reconstruction operation for patients with serious heart failure
...partment, and his colleagues havereported dramatic survival
improvements in 118 pilot patients operated on dur...ftertwo years, compared with a 20 percent one-year survival
for similar patients onmedication alone. Called mitral valve reconstruction, the operation is simil...
Mayo Clinic study reports that centenarians do well following surgery
...ement tocataract surgery. They then compared their survival
rates with people of thesame age and gender who hadn't undergone surgery. They found that the survivalrate for centenarians undergoing surgery and anesthesia was comparable to thatof the general population. Note: This study was published in the Augu...
Physical fitness isn't the only activity to help prolong survival in older people
... social and productive activities as predictors of survival
among elderly Americans) Social and productive a...social and productive activities confer equivalent survival
advantages compared with fitness activities. They say that this observation is important because it...
Emergency angioplasty or bypass surgery saves lives of heart attack patients with cardiogenic shock
...lledcardiogenic shock experience an improvement in survival
at 6 months when treatedwith balloon angioplasty o...res performed early had a 35 percentimprovement in survival
over patients who received intensive medical therapy,including clot-busting drugs. The improvement i...
'Revolutionary' treatment for birth defect improves survival of newborns
... treatment strategy thatdramatically increases the survival
chances of affected newborns, University ofFlorida...avid Kays, the report's lead author, the 92percent survival
rate among those 25 affected babies "is revolutionary" whencompared with the national survival
UT Southwestern to study lipodystrophy syndrome in HIV-infected patients
...hibitors, have dramatically improved the long-term survival
ofpatients infected with HIV. The lipodystrophy syndrome has been reported inabout 65 percent of HIV-infected patients who have taken protease inhibitors formore than a year. Although most reported patients have been men, women may alsobe affected. ...
Brain chemical mellows male mice, but makes mouse moms tough
...perfectly good atnest-building, and the weight and survival
rate among their pups was actuallyhigher." Researchers also analyzed the brains of the mice for citrulline, a chemicalbyproduct created when brain cells make nitric oxide. The number of brain cellsmaking the compound significantly correlated with the...
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