Tag: "survive" at medical news
Brain Tumor Treatment In Multicenter Tests
..."On average, people with just one brain metastasis survive
onlyabout a year," Ewend says. "Many drugs cross the blood into the brain poorly,increasing the likelihood of brain tumor relapse," he explains. "In order to getchemotherapy into the brain, you have to choose drugs that have some ability tocross the ...
Timing Of Breast Cancer Surgery Doesn't Appear To Influence Survival Anymore
... shouldhave been ovulating were twice as likely to survive
than those who had surgeryat about the onset of me...at the onset of menstruationwere just as likely to survive
as those who had surgery at the time ofovulation. The study is published in the July issue of C...
University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Study: Parents' Wishes, Uncertainty Determine Resuscitation Of Premature Infants
... 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 how much treatment should begiven, all parents wanted more than physicians recommended and usually got it.To avoid unnecessary sufferin...
Hormone Therapy Increases Survival Of High Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
... way of determining how longpatients are likely to survive
prostate cancer and who will benefit from whattypes of treatment," Roach said. "Without this information, it is difficult toprovide an informed consent to a patient and for them to make the best treatmentdecisions." Informed consent is a required pa...
Now Is Time To Design Brain-Saving Drugs Specifically For Children, UCSF Neurologist Says
...illallow them to test not only whether infant rats survive
an incident of asphyxiabut whether they grow up with the ability to learn and remember. "It is notenough to save brain cells," Ferriero says. "We have to make sure those neuronscontinue to develop and function properly." Other labs are working on a ...
American Heart Association Comment: Results Of Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol Study II (CIBIS-II)
...were treated with beta-blockerswere more likely to survive
than individuals who did not receive the drugs,according to a study, CIBIS-II, published in the Jan. 2 issue of Lancet. Harlan Krumholz, M.D., an American Heart Association spokesperson, who wrote aneditorial that accompanied the study, says, "The CI...
T-Cell Memory Finding May Provide Key To Cancer, AIDS Vaccines
...erneeded and die off. A small percentage, however, survive
and stand guard in casethis particular invader com... But a smaller group of T cells ispreprogrammed to survive
and to remember the invader. B lymphocytes, the immunecells that secrete antibodies, follow this pat...
Novel Biological Interaction Found To Explain Blood Vessel Growth To Tumors
...enerator ofsorts to blood vessels so that they can survive
in the atmosphere of cell deathcaused by cancer. Cancer researchers have long wondered how these vessels stayvigorous enough to continue to grow to and feed tumors. Lead scientists Dr. Sal Pizzo and Tammy Moser said the discovery is "startling"becau...
Penn Researchers Find Chemoembolization Effective For Liver Tumors
...Typically, less than half of liver cancer patients survive
oneyear after undergoing systemic chemotherapy. Chemoembolization is performed while the patient is underconscious sedation, and is administered by an interventionalradiologist. The procedure involves making a small needlepuncture in the patient's g...
UCSF And Eight Other Medical Centers Chosen For National Cancer Institute's Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium
...oximately 60 percent of children with brain tumors survive
at least fiveyears, this figure has improved only slightly in the past quarter-century. However, new treatment possibilities are emerging for childhood brain tumors,said NCI director Richard Klausner, MD. "The Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortiumwill b...
New Research Points The Way To Restoring Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Mammals, Including Humans
...ision and proliferation of the"support cells" that survive
the damage inflicted by loud noise or other causes...se inhibitors are thought to prevent thecells that survive
damage from noise or other causes from re-entering the cellcycle and dividing and proliferating. ...
Study: Among Heart Failure Patients, Women Survive Twice As Long As Men
...asons, women with advancedcongestive heart failure survive
twice as long as men with the samelife-threatening condition, according to a new study. The increased lifeexpectancy among women cannot be attributed to differences between the sexes inmedical treatment, the research shows. Congestive heart f...
Researchers At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Develop Method To Detect A Deadly Complication Of Pediatric Transplantation
...t of the children who develop it.Most of those who survive
must endure long-term complications. "We think the way this disorder works is that patients, especially pediatricpatients who have not been exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus, have the virustransmitted to them when they receive the organs of adults," ...
UI Study Suggests Promising Treatment For Diabetic
... Unfortunately, the encapsulatedislet cells do not survive
for long periods of time because the isolatingmaterial decreases oxygen supply to the cells. However, in the case of arelatively short-term use, such as pregnancy, Hunter thought the approach mightwork. Hunter tested his hypothesis using mice. His re...
UCSF Study Shows That An Herbal Therapy Reduces PSA Levels By Half In Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
...lthough prostate cancer cells require androgens to survive
initially,tumors can become independent of these hormones. When this occurs, tumorsdevelop the ability to grow and spread regardless of the circulating hormones inthe body. This stage of disease is called androgen-independent orhormone-resistant pro...
Heart Attack Victims More Likely To Survive When Taken To High-Volume Hospitals
Patients are far more likely to survive
a heart attack if they areadmitted directly to a high-volume hospital rather than a smaller one, accordingto a study of nearly 100,000 patients by researchers at Johns Hopkins. Results of the study, published in the May 27 issue of The New En...
Early stroke treatment with t-PA has long-lasting benefit, according to NEJM report
...of the staggeringtoll stroke can take on those who survive
it," says third author MichaelFrankel, M.D., associate professor of neurology at the Emory University Schoolof Medicine and chief of neurology at Grady Memorial Hospital. "Since stroke isthe leading cause of adult disability in the United States, an...
...es of the other 80percent of lightning victims who survive
a strike. Says Gourbière, "The pathology of... both is cardiac or cardiopulmonary arrest. If you survive
a shock, you still have to deal with the consequences of theelectrical burns. Industrial shock burns...
Changes in allied and auxiliary health care workers' training needed for quality
of patient care, according to UCSF report
...ealth care deliveryorganizations are struggling to survive
in California's competitive health caremarket; workers are being asked to be more flexible, more tolerant ofuncertainty, and more capable team members; and educators are havingdifficulties preparing future workers with appropriate skills. The repor...
Combination immune therapy kills melanoma in mice
... see in the few humans with aggressivemelanoma who survive
the disease, whether through therapy or spontaneousremission," said <AHREF="http://www.hhmi.org/science/immuno/allison.htm">James Allison , aHoward Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of California,Berkeley. "This is a ver...
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