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Combining hormones with external, internal radiation helps high risk prostate cancer patients

...ate cancer patients with high risk cancers who are treated with both internal and external radiation and horm...better chance of beating the disease than patients treated with radiation alone, according to a new study published in the January 1, 2005, issue of the Intern...

Cervical cancer treatment depends on patient age

...alyzed medical records of more than 1,500 patients treated for invasive cervical cancer at Barnes-Jewish Hosp...erwent surgery. The remainder of the patients were treated with radiation without surgery. For women treated with radiation therapy alone, the chances of survi...

Triple-drug therapy promising against African HIV subtype

... second increase--a pattern also noted in patients treated for subtype B infection. The investigators concluded that their findings suggest that treatment of C-subtype HIV-1 infections with regimens that have been used against B-subtype infections "will have significant virological and immunological benefit,...

Study investigates value of 'center of excellence' designation

...er patients who underwent cancer surgery. Patients treated at one of the 51 NCI cancer centers were compared ...t difference in mortality was observed in patients treated with cystectomy or pancreatic resection at either type of institution. Among patients surviving sur...

Patients with cancer detected on screening mammography undergo less toxic treatment

...cal examination were three times more likely to be treated with chemotherapy than those who had their cancer ...l examination were more than twice as likely to be treated with mastectomy rather than breast conservation, Dr. Barth added. Women in the 70 and older age grou...

MDCT angiography can potentially help determine which patients are at greater risk of stroke

...entify which patients need surgery and whichcan be treated with less invasive procedures. The study reviewed ...ymptoms and calcified plaques could potentially be treated lessaggressively, possibly with just medicine, although larger prospectivestudies need to be done to...

Breast reconstruction with implants after mastectomy doesn't hurt survival chances

...lected during the study. All of the women had been treated with mastectomy and followed over a period of about 12 years after their cancer diagnosis. The analysis revealed that, out of the 21% of women who had had an implant after mastectomy for breast cancer, there was a 12.4% mortality rate due to breast c...

FDA approves Enablex for treatment of overactive bladder

...an 7,000 patients with a mean age of 58 years were treated with varying doses of Enablex. In these studies, ...re low. The majority of adverse events in Enablex treated subjects were mild or moderate and mostly occurred during the first two weeks of treatment. As with...

Patients with moderate or severe hand dermatitis responsive to drug therapy

...mptoms and was reported for 53 percent of patients treated with the highest alitretinoin dose of 40 mg/d."(Arch Dermatol. 2004; 140:1453 1459. Available post-embargo at www.archdermatol.com )...

Timing appears essential to combining antiangiogenesis and radiation therapy

... human brain tumor tissue into mice that were then treated with various combinations of an angiogenesis inhibitor called DC101 and radiation therapy. DC101 alone produced a minor delay in tumor growth, and radiation alone produced a more significant growth delay. But of five different schedules of combine...

Moving admitted ER patients into inpatient beds faster could significantly increase hospital revenue

...erage payment collected for each emergency patient treated in an urban emergency department--about 30 cents to the dollar--as opposed to the average amount billed. They found hospitals are potentially losing in excess of $168,000 in potential revenue because admitted chest pain patients waiting for telemetry...

Few Americans are aware they have chronic kidney disease

... so that more than 400,000 Americans are now being treated for kidney failure at a cost of $25 billion annually. In contrast to these dramatic increases, the study also found that the number of people with earlier stages of kidney disease remained stable. About 7.4 million people have less than half the kidn...

Novartis announces collaboration with Bayer for EMSELEX

...n 10,500 subjects and patients, of whom 7,146 were treated with darifenacin. Across a range of pivotal endpoints, EMSELEX has been shown to significantly improve all other key symptoms of OAB, including the number of times patients had to visit the bathroom each day, bladder capacity, frequency of urgency, s...

Few Americans aware they have chronic kidney disease

... so that more than 400,000 Americans are now being treated for kidney failure at a cost of $25 billion annually. In contrast to these dramatic increases, the study found that the number of people with earlier stages of kidney disease remained stable, with 7.4 million people having less than half the kidney f...

Major step forwards for vaccine against cervical cancer

...als which had already developed a tumour, could be treated with the vaccine. Cervical cancer is caused by a ...als which had already developed a tumour, could be treated with a vaccination. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the virus responsible for cervical cancer. More t...

Requip tablets treat symptoms of primary RLS

...week one. At week 12, significantly more patients treated with Requip (78/131, 59.5 percent) responded "much...h improved" on the CGI-I scale compared with those treated with placebo (53/134, 39.6 percent; p = 0.001). In addition, patients taking Requip showed significa...

Researchers describe how human blood stem cells transform themselves to repair injured animal hearts

...that two months after mice with ailing hearts were treated with human stem cells, about two percent of cells ...h can occur in up to 10 percent of cancer patients treated with such drugs, he says. "Deriving stem cells from bone marrow is a complicated matter. It would be...

ZYVOX(R) demonstrates high success rate for patients who develop MRSA surgical site infections

New York, Dec. 15, 2004 Surgical patients treated with Pfizer's novel antibiotic ZYVOX (linezolid; i...ss (documented or presumed eradication) than those treated with intravenous (IV) vancomycin for surgical site infections (SSIs) caused by methicillin-resistant...

Certain high blood pressure combination therapies elevate risk for death from cardiovascular disease

... blocker, or diuretic, and 4,493 (23 percent) were treated at baseline with a combination of diuretic plus either ACE inhibitor, beta-blocker, or calcium channel blocker or ACE inhibitor plus calcium channel blocker. The researchers found that among 2-drugclass combinations, diuretics plus calcium channel b...

To help your mind, take steps to help your heart, study says

...roup of patients with high blood pressure who were treated over four years with a calcium-channel blocking blood pressure drug. And patients who received the blood pressure drug had a lower chance of developing Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia. This corresponds with observ...

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