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Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer

...s and patients when considering the individualized course of treatment and surveillance for patients with prostate cancer," said Baxter. "Additionally, we recommend that men who have had prostate radiation should be monitored for rectal cancer starting five years after treatment." She further advises that...

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

...s and patients when considering the individualized course of treatment and surveillance for patients with prostate cancer," said Baxter. Since the study results are based on men who were treated for prostate cancer prior to 1995, the risk of developing cancer may be reduced by the evolution of radiation del...

Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices

...re or disease? Is it necessary to use a particular course of antibiotics? "Is an over-the-counter medication as effective as a prescription?" The NIDCR awarded three seven-year grants, totaling $75 million, to create three regional networks dedicated to expanding the evidence base in dentistry. The NYU Coll...

Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume

...of this study is the significant difference in the course and magnitude of these changes between patients tr...her antipsychotics can neurobiologically alter the course of the disease."...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005

...dy of 11 healthy adult volunteers given a one-week course of ibuprofen, the volunteers' platelet functions returned to normal by 24 hours after stopping ibuprofen (Brief Communication, p. 506). Patients are often asked to discontinue nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, for at least one ...

West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind

... shows that changes in the wind speed index in the course of these seasons are concomitant with the rise in the number of people infected with meningitis, the start of the epidemic coinciding with the Harmattan winter maximum. The end of the epidemics is usually signalled by a recession in the sixteenth wee...

Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis

...ly impaired women were kept in the study. Over the course of the trial, 1,637 women dropped out. At the end of the study, the remaining 5,386 were evaluated for dementia. In those women, the 120 milligram dose conferred a 33 percent lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment when compared with the 6...

Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection

...a heterosexual intercourse is highest early in the course of HIV infection, before most infected people know...al HIV transmission per coital act varies over the course of HIV infection. The investigators found that the risk of transmission was highest early in infecti...

Lupus and the role of Epstein-Barr virus

... the disease earlier, and often have a more severe course of disease," notes the study's leading author, Christine G. Parks, Ph.D., who performed the study as a post-doctoral fellow at the NIEHS, one of the National Institutes of Health, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Dr. Parks is presently empl...

Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis

... traced each subject's functional decline over the course of two years.Over the two-year period, nearly 14 percent of the patients experienced a measurable decline in their ability to carry out daily activities. Functional ability deteriorated more frequently among women (15 percent) than men (11 percent),...

ACP releases 5th Edition of its respected ethics manual

...the ACP ethics and human rights committee over the course of two years. Sections were reviewed by more than 24 experts. The manual was approved by the ACP Board of Regents in July 2004. For further information about the ACP Ethics Manual, call Lois Snyder, JD, director of the ACP Center for Ethics and Prof...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005

...ing the equipment. The program included a one-day course in bronchoscopic and IP equipment, including half day of lectures and questions-and-answers and a half day of hands-on lab work. Following the educational program, repair costs dropped 84 percent, to $8 per procedure. The average yearly cost of imp...

Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors

...at sicker patients with an unstable early clinical course could be more likely to receive incorrect doses. Rajendra H. Mehta, M.D., M.S., of Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and colleagues conducted a study to determine how much of the association between in...

Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events

... at every water station and take a drink. Over the course of a long race, they can dilute themselves." In addition popular sports drinks don't always include enough sodium to offset the body's loss of the mineral during exercise. The drinks often carry more water with smaller concentrations of salts than ar...

Delay in Alzheimer's disease onset seen for first time

...ng the progression to Alzheimer's disease over the course of the study. The study found one subset of patients for whom the effect of the donepezil treatment lasted longer, up to two to three years: those possessing a particular genotype called Apolipoprotein E4. Previous studies have shown those with Apoli...

ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care

...tes prevention and treatment, thereby changing the course of the disease for good," said Alan C. Moses, MD, the company's associate vice president for clinical research and medical affairs in endocrinology. He added, "We strive to be the preferred partner for patients, healthcare providers, associations and...

Ibuprofen may lower risk of Parkinson's disease

... and women. The participants were tracked over the course of an average 8.5 years. The risk seemed to decrease depending on the weekly dosage. For people who took a daily ibuprofen tablet, the risk was 38 percent lower, compared to people who did not regularly take ibuprofen. The reason ibuprofen has an eff...

Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers

...ly one or two drinks per occasion over a slow time course in order to avoid sharp rises in cigarette craving...his year to study actual smoking behavior over the course of the BAC. We will be examining how alcohol affects preference for nicotine-containing versus non-...

NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers

...d caregivers) to help them access and then chart a course through the healthcare system and overcome any barriers to quality care. A patient navigator can be a registered nurse or a social worker who functions as a "guide." Navigators help their patients move through the complexities of the healthcare syste...

Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs

...other indications of respiratory distress over the course of several hours, making it difficult to say whether stomach positioning has any long-term benefits or drawbacks, says review lead author Deborah Wells, a clinical nurse specialist at The Children's Hospital in Westmead, Australia. Although the findi...

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