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Professor criticises medicine's 'blind spot'
...ted form of health care that will not only use the best
science to treat the patient's disease but will also use the best
science to treat their symptoms." The Science of the Art of Medicine, by Professor Michael Sharpe, C...
Two-thirds of patients brush off their dentist's advice, study suggests
efforts of dentists don't always mean people will ...e of health providers like dentists who have their best
interests at heart, they must accept the consequences." The Newcastle researchers are carrying out f...
Molecular testing in patients with rare cancer predicts response to Gleevec
...on for molecular testing that can predict who will best
respond to treatment with Gleevec. "Increasing...resence of an exon 11 type mutation was the single best
predictor of clinical response to Gleevec, irrespective of dose." The study also confirmed that n...
Mayo Clinic researchers report on effectiveness of treatments for hot flashes
...reatment options are available and what might work best
with the individual patient, says Dr Pockaj.DISCLOSURE: This trial was sponsored by a grant from the National Cancer Institute and conducted by a network of researchers led by the NCCTG. Drug supply for the study was provided by Hi Health. Based at ...
Breast tumor's biological traits guide hormone therapy
...t cancer. "The simulations we ran suggest that the best
treatment strategy is determined by the tumor's bi...e does not fit all.'" The model revealed that the best
treatment for an individual woman depended on whether her tumor was positive both for estrogen recep...
Popular procedures evaluated for diagnostic accuracy and treatment effectiveness
...e overall goal is to maximize the potential of the best
procedures for early detection and treatment." A Prospective Trial Comparing Wireless Capsule Endoscopy and Barium Contrast Series for Small Bowel Surveillance in Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes (Abstract M1368) Wireless capsule endoscopy, a procedu...
An alternative to prevent UC-associated colon cancer
...ncer at a reasonable cost, chemotherapy may be the best
alternative to frequent colonoscopy in patients with ulcerative colitis." In addition to Rubenstein and Higgins, the study was co-authored by Akbar Waljee, M.D., house officer, the Department of Internal Medicine at the U-M Medical School; Joanne Jet...
While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea
...scientific evidence, has been cited as part of the best
doctoral thesis produced by a student at the university's School of Medicine and Dentistry this year. The thesis by student Christine Palermo is part of a wider research project led by toxicologist Thomas A. Gasiewicz, Ph.D., whose decades-long stud...
60 per cent of first-time mums say prolonged labour will affect them for life
...ssed this view. A high percentage also felt it was best
to do what staff told them with 87 per cent of prolonged labours and 73 per cent of normal deliveries agreeing. Pain was a key issue for both sets of women. 62 per cent of prolonged deliveries agreed with the statement that "it was so painful I thou...
Study demonstrates longest reported survival rate for locally advanced lung cancer patients
...tigational chemoradiation regimen has achieved the best
long-term survival rates yet reported in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer, according to results of a Phase II Southwest Oncology Group study presented today at the 41st annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncol...
Combined MRI and mammography more effective at detecting breast cancer in high-risk women
...onance imaging (MRI) and X-ray mammography, is the best
way to detect breast cancer in women that have a high genetic risk of the disease, according to a study published online today (Monday May 16, 2005) by The Lancet. Women who have mutations in genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2 have a high risk of developi...
UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs
...note that a degree of uncertainly exists on how to best
initiate hepatitis B treatment due to a constant influx of newer, more expensive drugs that all have varying risks and benefits. "We need to develop a more calculated approach and establish guidelines for the most cost-effective treatment," said Dr. ...
New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery
...rmine which of the bariatric operations results in best
outcome for patients over the age of 50. Over a ...and BAND (70 pounds). This data suggests that the best
bariatric operation for patients older than 50 years of age is vertical gastrectomy because it achie...
CT colonography 'excellent' for colorectal cancer screening
...ent literature such as the one he conducted is the best
possible way at present to ascertain the usefulness of CT colonography for screening colorectal cancer, because the randomized controlled trials that are currently underway will not yield results for many years. "The results of my meta-analysis are ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 17, 2005
...nt of diarrhea, not antibiotic prophylaxis, is the best
recommendation for most travelers." 2. Guidelines Now Recommend Against HT for Women with Hysterectomy Updated recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommend against routine use of estrogen alone to prevent chronic dise...
Ablation therapy improves survival for patients with inoperable liver tumors
...emotherapy after surgery or ablation may offer the best
results. "Whether tumor ablation is equal to liver surgery in the long term will require further investigation," Shen said....
Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error
...gress we need to align the forces for change. The best
way to do that would be for the major national organizations, federal and private, to set explicit, ambitious, quantitative national goals and call for all health care organizations to meet them." He added, "We will not make health care safe until we...
Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening
...and fluorescent light. "Colonoscopy remains the best
way to detect colon cancer. However, we feel that fluorescent technology effectively enhances this standard diagnostic procedure and provides a useful tool for achieving greater accuracy," said Norman Marcon, M.D. of The University of Toronto and se...
Procedure setting, technique and cost are key for effective colorectal cancer screening
...dy confirms that standard colonoscopy is still the best
and most cost-effective option for an accurate diagnosis of colon cancer, based on the technologies that are currently available," said Don Rockey, M.D., of Duke University and senior author of the study. "However, because CTC technologies are rapid...
Expandable electrodes safe and effective for radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors
...ch, according to the authors, is comparable to the best
results of surgery. Disease-free rates were 32%, 28% and 18% at one, two and three years, respectively. Only one major complication occurred out of all the RFA procedures, and it was remedied with a transfusion. "RFA is a safe and effective technique...
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