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Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable

...cific Antigen Testing: 15-Year Outcome." The first author is a former Mayo Clinic urology fellow, John F. Ward, M.D., Division of Urology, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va. Other Mayo Clinic authors include Jeffrey Slezak, Eric Bergstralh, and Michael Blute, M.D....

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer

...treatment," said Nancy Baxter, MD, PhD, lead study author with the University of Minnesota Cancer Center. "This is the first time rectal cancer risk associated with prostate radiation has been quantified, and these findings may also have implications for patients treated with radiation for other pelvic can...

More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study

...ia, Berkeley's Energy and Resources Group and lead author of the study, which is scheduled to appear in the April 15 issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology, but is available now online. "Diesel is the last big source of air pollution that has yet to be reigned in," said Marshall. "As a p...

Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD

...r non-seasonal forms of mood disorders," said lead author Dr. Robert Golden, professor and chairman of psychiatry at UNC and vice dean of the medical school. "But when you throw out all the studies that are methodologically flawed and then conduct a meta-analysis of those that are well-designed, you find t...

Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment

...dent at University Hospitals of Cleveland and lead author of the study. However, "our study found no significant difference in the outcomes of patients ruled out for pulmonary embolism with MDCT vs. single-detector CT," he said. "It is possible that we missed small clots in the patients that had a single-d...

Bone SPECT superior to FDG PET for detecting bone metastases in breast cancer

...y breast cancer," said Takayoshi Uematsu, MD, lead author of the study. Figuring out which imaging method is the best for a particular disease is crucial in patient treatment, say the study authors. "Early diagnosis and treatment of bone metastases might improve outcomes in breast cancer patients, and the a...

Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes

...ellow Satoshi Hirakawa, MD, PhD, the study's first author developed a strain of transgenic mice in which skin cells express a green fluorescent protein and also produce elevated levels of VEGF-A. The researchers then induced the development of benign and malignant skin tumors in both the transgenic mice an...

Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure

...tients with systolic heart failure," says the lead author of the study, Ravinder K. Wali, M.D., a nephrologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. "We were surprised to find that, in fact, many of those people wit...

Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery

...erra, professor of statistics at Rice and the lead author of the paper. "Our study found no independent relationship between plasma levels of Lp(a) and coronary calcium in either whites or African-Americans, which indicates that some other mechanism is at work." The Dallas Heart Study is a groundbreaking mu...

Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity

...r. Scott Y. Rahimi, neurosurgery resident and lead author on the study published in the March issue of Journal of Neurosurgery. Seventeen bicycle-related head injuries during that period barely beat out golf as the major cause of sports-related head injuries in these children. Seven of the golf injuries we...

Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients

...medical psychologist James Blumenthal, Ph.D., lead author of a study appearing in the April 6, 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Society. The trial was supported by a $4.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. "Our results suggest that exercise and stress management training ...

Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find

... group was clinically significant," said Lai, lead author of the study. "The music group reported a 26 percent overall improvement in the first week and this figure continued to rise as they mastered the technique of relaxing to the sedative music." Participants in the study were older adults with sleep dif...

Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes

...D, of the Magee-Womens Research Institute and lead author of the study. "Because hormonal contraceptives are used by millions of people throughout the world, even a modest association with HSV-2 shedding would provide a significant contribution to the burgeoning genital herpes epidemic," he said. Dr. Cherpe...

Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment

...ive colitis," said Douglas Seidner, MD, lead study author with The Cleveland Clinic. "This supplement will provide yet another treatment option to alleviate symptoms for patients suffering from this debilitating disease." Researchers at The Cleveland Clinic conducted a randomized controlled clinical trial ...

Scientists discover way to control allergic reactions

...ege London and Royal Brompton Hospital, and senior author comments: "This discovery is a hugely important st...al College London and Royal Brompton Hospital, and author on the paper, adds: "This is an important step in our understanding of how to treat allergic disease...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...U-M sleep specialist Alon Avidan, M.D., MPH, first author of the study published online by the Journal of th...ugs themselves, might be the problem," says senior author Ronald Chervin, M.D., M.S. "Our results should encourage older people and their caregivers to pay at...

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...tually for most of us, money matters," says senior author Peter Ubel, M.D., a U-M professor of internal medi...ciated with a decline in health status," says lead author Dylan Smith, Ph.D., a research specialist at the VA Health Services Research & Development Center an...

Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men

...efore the men's first heart attacks. However, lead author Christine Arcari, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin cautions that the research is still preliminary, and much more data will be needed to confirm the link. "We don't understand how chlamydia fits into the pathogenesis of [heart attacks]," she said....

Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting

...and saves more lives of women than men," said lead author Alexandra J. Lansky, M.D. "For every 1,000 patients treated with percutaneous coronary interventions, an estimated 56 deaths are prevented for women compared to 42 deaths prevented for men. There is a larger absolute benefit for women because of th...

Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter

...ologist at the Medical College of Georgia and lead author on the study published in the April American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. "We could not show that the amount of minutes spent in moderate activity such as walking to school was related to how fat they were, although it did have some impact on car...

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