Tag: "duct" at medical news
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...lk ducts. The tumour initially remains in the milk duct
and is therefor called " intraductal cancer" or DC...atively inert and may never spread beyond the milk duct
(and thus may never pose a threat to the women affected), high-grade DCIS will virtually always brea...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
...rom the main pancreatic duct, a 10-centimeter-long duct
located in the pancreas that perforates the duoden...ortest part of the small intestine. The pancreatic duct
is difficult to reach and if attempted, it is a risky procedure with a 20 percent chance of signific...
Correlation between bile duct obstruction and ductal cancer found
When bile duct
cancer cells were placed in the liver of animals with bile duct
obstruction, they grew more rapidly than identical cells placed in animals without bile duct
Dua anti-reflux stent relieves GI upper cancer distress
...tients also has been shown to help those with bile duct
obstruction, according to Kulwinder S. Dua, M.D., ... of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy journal. This bile duct
stent with the "Dua Anti-Reflux Valve," named after its inventor, was cleared for use by FDA last ye...
'Dua Anti-reflux Valve' found to improve quality of life for bile duct/pancreatic cancer patients
This bile duct
stent with the "Dua Anti-Reflux Valve," named afte... approved for use in Europe and Canada. The bile duct
carries bile from the liver to the intestines. When this duct
is obstructed from cancers of the panc...
Cincinnati surgeon's pediatric laparoscopic liver surgery a world first
... 18,000 new cases of primary liver cancer and bile duct
cancer will be diagnosed in the United States during 2006. Because of a higher incidence rate of hepatitis B and C, liver cancer is more common in developing countries in Africa and East Asia than in the United States. ...
Liquorice cancer care
...t 18,510 new cases of primary livercancer and bile duct
cancer will be diagnosed in the United States during2006, and around 16,200 people will die of liver cancer. Studies in mice by Zhi Yuan and his team at Nankai University, China, revealed that the liquorice compounds, glycerrhetinic acid and glycerrh...
Skin rash in patients treated for liver cancer determines survival
...patients with advanced liver, gallbladder and bile duct
cancers who were not candidates for surgery and who received a new agent called lapatinib that prevents two epidermal growth factors receptor (EGFR) pathways from becoming activated in cancer cells. The EGFR pathway has been implicated in the growth ...
Diabetes, heart disease can herald early GI cancers
...he patient's pancreas no changes, some pancreatic duct
narrowing or blockage, early, small tumors, or advanced tumors. The 20 patients had undergone a total of 23 CT scans six or more months prior to their diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. All scans done more than six months prior to diagnosis showed no...
A new math model finds that the cochlea's spiral shape enhances low frequencies
...hat everyone was modeling as if it were a straight duct
and I asked the obvious question." Chadwick informed her that it was well established that the spiral shape did not affect the way that the cochlea functions. In order to motivate her, however, he proposed that they review the papers that came to thi...
Study: Local TV news covers health a lot, but not always well
... in the study was about the removal of warts using duct
tape, a topic which has questionable public health value, and that the story originated in a press release from a renowned medical journal, shows that we in the health community have work to do," says Pribble. "The onus is on health care providers, o...
Breast ducts: A new site for cancer treatment?
... inflammation, and changes in the structure of the duct
network. Other areas for study include image-guided injections that could be rigged as "duct-detectors" to help pinpoint early lesions, as well as different chemotherapy drugs and dosing schedules. More than 200,000 cases of breast cancer are diagn...
What the public needs to hear during a disaster
...dness involved purchasing items like batteries and duct
tape. Yet, what experts say is the most important action--making a family plan--was only completed by 31 percent of respondents. Finally, when asked which potential events concerned them most, the biggest concern was surprisingly, intentional conta...
Radiation treatment prolonged liver cancer patients' lives, U-M study finds
...earchers looked specifically at patients with bile duct
cancer, liver cancer or colon cancer that had spre...cancer patients lived an average 15.2 months, bile duct
cancer patients lived 13.3 months and colon cancer patients lived 17.2 months. "The patients with m...
Use of laparoscopic procedure for gallbladder removal varies widely
...ny surgeons--mainly because of concerns about bile duct
injuries and an excessively high conversion rate (a procedure that begins using the laparoscopic technique, but then requires "converting" to an open laparotomy for gall bladder removal). "The application of LC in the emergency condition is technical...
Study sheds light on why diabetes drug causes edema
...erator-activated receptor gamma, in the collecting duct
in the kidney, it serves as a mechanism for fluid retention, or edema. The researchers suggest that the distal nephron, for example the collecting duct, is crucial for regulation of sodium balance and blood pressure. The research is published this we...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
... the result of a congenitally malformed pancreatic duct
that closed down following removal of his gallblad...veral procedures to place stents in the pancreatic duct
failed to provide relief. The pain of chronic pancreatitis is known to be constant and extremely deb...