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New grant program helps create radiation therapy programs

...nagement team who accurately record, interpret and administer radiation therapy treatments prescribed by radiation oncologists for the healthcare of cancer patients. Radiation therapists have contact with patients throughout the treatment course, educating them about treatment procedures and potential radiation...

Public forum on breast cancer issues 'call to action'

...on, these core features allow a single operator to administer multiple patient scans simultaneously from a central location and transmit the data in real time to a designated location. "We saw a tremendous need in our area for improved imaging and detectionmethods that were more responsive to the needs of our p...

Successful tests of new treatments in mice for eye disease causing irreversible blindness in humans

.... They noted that the oral treatment was easier to administer compared with injecting the gene therapy directly into the eye, but a disadvantage of the oral treatment was a potential for long-term systemic toxicity compared with the gene therapy. However, toxicological data gathered in this and previous studies...

Lung-sparing treatment for cancer proving effective

...rrounding tissue. The mapping allows physicians to administer higher doses of radiation while safeguarding uninvolved tissue and organs. Patients received three treatments in seven to 10 days versus standard therapy of 35 treatments over a six-week period. Physicians treated patients in this study with escala...

Five questions that need to be addressed at international flu meeting

...ir and zanamavir, is an urgent priority. 4) How to administer antivirals? The efficacy of antivirals in pandemic human influenza remains unknown. The summit should address ways to avoid resistance to antivirals. 5) How to deal with a pandemic? Current preparedness plans in many developed countries are well adv...

Cannabis-based medicine relieves the pain of rheumatoid arthritis and suppresses the disease

... of an easy-to-use mouth spray that patients could administer themselves up to a maximum of six doses a day. The CBM consisted of a blend of whole plant extracts, standardised for content, that delivered approximately equal amounts of two key therapeutic constituents from the cannabis plant: delta-9-Tetrahydro...

Fentanyl patch safe and effective alternative to oral opioids for pediatric pain patients

...njectable routes of drug delivery are difficult to administer or add further distress."...

'Curing' depression?

...w, no tests have been available that are simple to administer in a doctor's office. Roger McIntyre and colleagues developed a brief 7-item questionnaire to determine if a patient with depression has recovered, and have now evaluated it for use in primary care. In a randomized controlled trial involving 454 pat...

European Science Foundation warns nanomedicine benefits will be lost without major investment

...s, diagnose disease before there are any symptoms, administer drugs that are precisely targeted, and use non invasive imaging tools to demonstrate that the treatment was effective. The ESF report notes that Europe is particularly strong in many areas of nanotechnology needed for advances in nanomedicine and tha...

Immunosuppressive drug appears effective in reducing new brain lesions in MS patients

...osuppressive agent that is well tolerated, easy to administer and monitor, and has been used for many years in the treatment of transplant rejections and autoimmune diseases. Azathioprine reduces relapse rates in MS patients, but its effects on the frequency and accumulation of new brain inflammatory lesions h...

Researchers develop portable 'vein finder' for faster, more accurate injections

...itions often make it difficult to locate veins and administer lifesaving drugs or solutions. In response, a team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers is developing an inexpensive, handheld device that uses Doppler ultrasound technology to find veins quickly. "Depth and angle are the critical issues f...

Electroconvulsive therapy improves quality of life for at least six months

... is used to produce a generalized seizure. Doctors administer ECT after the patient has been given both an anesthetic and a muscle relaxant. Before the ECT treatment, the authors said, health-related quality of life was very low. The team measured quality of life with a tool called Medical Outcomes Study Short...

Diuretics reduce risk of death from congestive heart failure

...dney disorders. "Diuretics are effective, easy to administer and inexpensive," said Clyde W. Yancy, M.D., with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. "Excessive use of diuretics provokes renal [kidney] insufficiency. Importantly, changes in renal function do impart an additional risk fo...

New study shows xenon gas safe in surgery and could help stop nerve damaging illnesses

...dous importance as it shows that it is feasible to administer xenon safely to a population of patients at risk f...d medical treatment, with paramedics being able to administer it to stroke and brain-injured victims to stop ongoing nerve cell death."...

Senate RadCARE Bill would improve quality of patient care, says SNMTS

... technologists work with physicians to prepare and administer radioactive substances and monitor equipment to trace the movement and concentration of these materials in the body. Members of SNMTS have collaborated with representatives from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to promote passage of t...

Emergency departments score poorly in child-saving drills, Hopkins study finds

.... For example, of the 35 EDs studied, 34 failed to administer dextrose properly to a child in hypoglycemic shock (a life-threatening sharp drop in blood sugar). Also, 34 of 35 failed to correctly warm a hypothermic child. Thirty-one of the 35 also failed to order proper administration of IV fluids, and personne...

Very high-intensity statin therapy shows promise for inducing regression of coronary atherosclerosis

.... These observations support the recommendation to administer very intensive statin therapy for high-risk patients with established coronary disease," the researchers conclude....

Study finds incidence of hypertension reduced with early intervention

...tment of prehypertension with an ARB. "We chose to administer a low dose of the ARB medication candesartan cilexetil because it has qualities that suggest it changes characteristics of the blood vessel an effect that may be maintained beyond the period of treatment," Dr. Nesbitt said. "As hypertension develops...

Oxford Immunotec welcomes UK NICE guideline on tuberculosis as disease incidence continues to rise

...Mantoux technique is technically more difficult to administer and the purified protein derivative which is injected is not licensed in the UK. This change has increased the training needed for the technique and requires additional paperwork as the Mantoux test is not licensed. Dr Wrighton-Smith commented: "Thi...

Method for avoiding sudden death

...ops. Given a case of sudden death, it is vital to administer treatment immediately. If it is not administered within ten minutes, death is certain. On the other hand, if the treatment takes place within two minutes, there is a 100% survival rate. An electrical discharge with a defibrillator makes the differen...

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