Tag: "survival" at medical news
Health clubs not fit for cardiac emergencies
...den cardiac arrest and defibrillation. Chances of survival
are reduced by 7-10 percent with every minute of delay. McInnis says these devices could save lives in gyms as well, enhancing safe exercise. McInnis was careful to say that the trend toward greater use of gyms by older individuals was by no means s...
Sustained use of anti-depressants increases cell growth and protects cells in the brain
...which indicate that anti-depressants influence the survival
or the number of neurons in the hippocampus. This study was intended to look at whether the anti-depressants increased the birth of neurons in the hippocampus. The researchers tested several different classes of anti-depressant drugs, as well as elec...
Other highlights in the October 15 issue of JNCI
...sity may contribute to the observed disparities in survival
between African American women and white women with breast cancer," the researchers write. Contact: Alicia Park, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 212-305-5587, firstname.lastname@example.org . SV40 Does Not Appear to Be a Prevalent Human Pathogen, Study Conclude...
Researchers at Cedars-sinai find four more genes that may play a role in the development of malignant brain tumors
...r. Survival time for one patient is one year while survival
time for the other patient is five years, and we dont know why, explained Dr. Ljubimova. But in the future, gene diagnostics will make it easy to predict, to follow and to plan better treatments for patients. The study published in the International ...
Small molecule found to mimic key nerve growth factors; May eventually be used in treatment of brain disorders
...New York University. Such growth factors serve as survival
agents for nerve cells, keeping them alive. Chaos study, funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health, appears in the March 13 issue of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This is important because although there are man...
Study: Ripped aortas kill often, but new knowledge may aid survival
...hat minimally invasive techniques may help improve survival
for those who can't endure surgery. The signi...allow doctors to make an accurate model of patient survival
that could guide future treatment of this type of dissection. That kind of decision-making pred...
Animal studies indicate new approach for treating end-stage skin and kidney cancers
...kidney cancer patients may have a better chance of survival
with drugs developed from a new synthetic enzyme that significantly improves the effectiveness of existing interleukin-2 (IL-2) cancer therapy, based on research presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research 92nd Annual Meeting. In ...
UPenn Cancer Center receives two-year $500,000 grant from Lance Armstrong Foundation to establish cancer survivorship program
...ter research studies aim to increase the length of survival
for cancer patients, prevent further disease and disability, as well as study clinical, psychological and social interventions and the economic effects of cancer. Patients in the program will benefit from the results of this ongoing research immediat...
Lack of prescription drug benefits seriously affects minority seniors, as well as those with low income, SFVAMC study says
... not measure the effect of skipping medications on survival
or other outcomes, but Steinman pointed out that there are risks with either decision. "Even if choosing the medications might help them to do better in terms of their survival, they may be suffering in other ways, for instance from not having a tele...
First effective treatment for gastrointestinal sarcoma seen with multi-center trial of STI-571
...t this will actually have an effect on the overall survival
of people with this sarcoma," von Mehren said. "This study has only been under way for less than a year now. Many questions remain, but for now we are hopeful." It is estimate that 5,000 Americans a year develop GISTs, usually in the stomach or sm...
Newer form of 'gold standard' drug helps kidney transplant patients do better in long term
...such as cyclosporine and tacrolimus, for long-term survival
of a transplanted kidney," Kaplan concludes. "This is important because nearly all transplant recipients in the U.S. rely on these drugs to improve their chances of maintaining their new organs."...
Wake Forest first in world to perform new brain tumor treatment
...tter. In addition, study results suggest that the survival
rate of these patients is favorable in comparison ...e than half had received chemotherapy. The median survival
rate of the patients is currently 14 months, with patients still being followed, a substantial impro...
NHLBI-VA study finds no increased survival from beta-blocker for moderate to advanced heart failure
...rall, the beta-blocker bucindolol did not increase survival
for moderate to severe heart failure. The results ... Center. "In BEST, there was a trend toward longer survival
for study participants treated with bucindolol who had less advanced heart failure," said Dr. Michae...
Beta-blocker shown to be ineffective in patients with advanced heart failure
...31, 2001- A promising beta-blocker did not prolong survival
of patients with advanced heart failure, according to a study conducted by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Bucindolol, an investigational medicine that is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration but in preliminary tr...
University of Pittsburgh leads major national study on treating patients who have diabetes and heart disease
...sease earlier than do non-diabetics and have lower survival
rates," said David Kelley, M.D., professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism and study co-principal investigator. "Some 90 to 95 percent of the worlds diabetic patients have type 2, and 80 percent of them are overweight. Obe...
Novel therapy shows promise to prevent recurrance of head and neck cancer
...id, interferon, and vitamin E may lead to improved survival
for patients with a locally advanced stage of the ...e head and neck (SCCHN), which has a low five-year survival
rate after standard treatment including surgery, radiation therapy or both surgery and radiation. Mo...
Annals of Internal Medicine, Tip Sheet, June 19, 2001
... and would not give 23 percent of the patients any survival
information at all. The study's authors were not a...e disparity exists between making an assessment of survival
time and giving the patient this estimate, but they point out that other studies show doctors' survi...
New study of first successful targeted therapy for breast cancer launched; Thousands of volunteers sought
...ine treatment offers the best chance at increasing survival
for those with a fast-growing form of late-stage b...to demonstrate significant improvements in patient survival
and cure rates, said Dr. Dennis Slamon, director of the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program ...
Landmark dialysis study findings could greatly simplify treatment of kidney disease with peritoneal dialysis
...r so many patients-yields no difference in patient survival
compared with the ranges of clearance more easily ...atients' individual needs while achieving the same survival
benefit. We thought this survival
benefit could only be achieved by pushing aggressively towards a ...
Drug protects infants with high-risk heart defect from neurologic and cardiac injury after heart surgery
...birth. Another study showed steady improvements in survival
rates for children receiving surgery for HLHS, based on 15 years of experience with the surgery at Childrens Hospital....
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