Tag: "death" at medical news
Exercise reduces risk of recurrence and death in early stage colon cancer patients
...led that regular aspirin use reduce recurrence and death
risks by about the same magnitude as exercise....
Breast cancer chemotherapy regimen associated with life-threatening complications
...-free survival rate at 5 years. "The rate of toxic death
has decreased far below 0.10 percent in more recen...rs write. "We observed a much higher rate of toxic death
(0.63 percent) with the doxorubicin-docetaxel regimen. The higher rate of febrile neutropenia observ...
Other highlights in the May 18 JNCI
...nthetase may be a novel strategy for inducing cell death
in p53-defective tumors, according to a new study....ease. Triacsin c induced apoptosome-mediated cell death
in tumor cells and suppressed the growth of lung tumors in a mouse model. The authors conclude that...
New kidney function test better than standard at predicting death and cardiovascular outcomes
...test for kidney function, is a better predictor of death
and cardiovascular risk among the elderly than the...and the standard test creatinine, as predictors of death
from all causes, death
from cardiovascular causes, and incidence of heart attack and stroke among 4,...
Long-term outcomes studied for stem cell transplant recipients
...fifth anniversary of their transplant, the risk of death
lessened each year thereafter. Only eight deaths w...er analysis highlighted the most likely causes for death
in those patients that did not survive and hinted at ways that such deaths might be minimized. For t...
Stanford bioethicists want stronger protections for women donating eggs for stem cell research
...will necessarily have a benefit. If the women risk death
and receive no benefit, what's the incentive for donation? Magnus argues that the women who donate eggs should be advocates of research without any expectation of a reward. Only in this situation would the egg donation be ethical. In order for all eg...
Study finds benefits, less organ rejection using immunosuppressive combination for heart transplants
...an. Rejection is one of the most common causes of death
in the first year after heart transplantation. "Until now, there has been a lack of definitive clinical trial data comparing commonly used immunosuppressive agents, and this has caused some debate over what is the most advantageous combination ther...
Patients at high risk of stroke may need to continue warfarin after heart rhythm is controlled
...ontrol therapy, found no difference in the risk of death
for patients treated with either of the two therapies. Treatment with the anticoagulant, warfarin, was included in both therapies, although patients in the sinus rhythm control group could stop warfarin after at least four weeks of maintained sinus r...
Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment
...state cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death
in men. UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is made up of more than 240 cancer researchers and clinicians engaged in cancer research, prevention, detection, control, treatment and education. One of the nation's largest comprehensive cancer cen...
Tobacco use persists after liver transplant for alcoholic liver disease
...ipients, but researchers had previously found high death
rates from lung cancer and oropharyngeal cancers among patients who had received a liver transplant due to alcoholic liver disease and they believed tobacco to be the cause. To test this hypothesis, researchers, led by Andrea DiMartini, M.D. of the...
Decreasing death anxiety
... IU Center for Aging Research. People facing their death
may feel many pressures: Spiritually (What was the...ere able to improve depression symptoms and lessen death
anxiety, which led to better spiritual well-being in support group participants," says Dr. Miller. "...
Female lung transplant recipients at greater risk of acute lung injury
.... Lung graft dysfunction is associated with a high death
rate, prolonged hospital stay and other serious complications. "We need further investigation into what it is about women that increases the risk," Dr. Kuntz said. "We need to look at factors such as whether the women have gone through menopause, and...
Little change in suicidal thoughts, plans or attempts in US
...e of JAMA. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death
worldwide, according to background information in the article. As a result, the World Health Organization and the U.S. surgeon general have highlighted the need for more comprehensive data on the occurrence of suicidal thoughts and attempts, with the...
Computed tomography has potential to offer accurate, safer method for detecting artery disease
...te bleeding (total complication rate, 1.8 percent; death
rate, 0.1 percent). Furthermore, angiography catheterization induces some discomfort and mandates routine follow-up care. Guidelines recommend that conventional invasive diagnostic angiography be restricted to stringent clinical indications. A recen...
Physical activity associated with improved survival for women with breast cancer
...tween 1984 and 1998 and who were followed up until death
or June 2002, whichever came first. Physical acti...f physical activity, the adjusted relative risk of death
from breast cancer was 20 percent lower for 3 to 8.9 MET-hours per week; 50 percent lower for 9 to 1...
Risk factors associated with elderly hospital deaths: Dependence on others and being too thin
... to care for yourself puts you at greatest risk of death
in a hospital," said David R. Thomas, M.D., profes...onnections between the many factors that influence death
in the hospital. "Previous reports have examined individual factors that influence hospital outcomes...
Researchers study natural products that may prevent certain cancers
...mpounds is that they have been shown to cause cell death
in tumor cells but not in normal cells," said Costas Koumenis, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at Wake Forest Baptist and lead investigator of the new study. "Based on these interesting properties of CAPE and curcumin and their goo...
Studies suggest that donation criteria can be expanded
...n an interview. "Even organs donated after cardiac death
can be suitable in some cases, which has been tabo...ied after their heart stopped. People with cardiac death
are often considered inappropriate for pancreas donation because their organs may become damaged fro...
Post-marketing analysis examines cholesterol-lowering drugs' side effects
...s. Fatalities occurred in only a few cases, with death
rates in patients taking rosuvastatin and simvastatin being lower than the other statins (pravastatin and atorvastatin). Karas said post-marketing analyses like this one can help identify safety concerns that might be missed by pre-marketing trials ...
Increase in heart surgery mortality from SSRIs or depression?
...ry artery bypass surgery have significantly higher death
and rehospitalization rates up to five years after the procedure than patients who were not on SSRIs. The researchers said that, based on the results of their analysis of more than 4,700 heart patients, that physicians treating heart surgery patients...
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