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Last call for Annual World of Children award nominations

... major role in developing and running programs for dying and bereaved children at Island Hospice and Bereavement Service, Africa's first hospice. Marie de la Soudiere, New York, USA , established emergency care for children in war torn countries. She has directly impacted nearly 1 million children by...

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

...of breast cancer metastasis. Up to 90% of patients dying with distant breast cancer have bone metastases. Bone is also the most frequent recurrence site after treatment for primary breast cancer," said Takayoshi Uematsu, MD, lead author of the study. Figuring out which imaging method is the best for a part...

Consumers not getting accurate information about smokeless tobacco

...h cigarettes. Estimates typically put the risk of dying from snuff use in the range of 1% or 2% of that from cigarette smoking, though some experts put the estimate at or near zero since snuff use has not been definitively linked to any fatal disease....

Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome

...nts are serious, with about one quarter of infants dying from their injuries and at least one half of the survivors suffering significant neurological impairments," said Mark S. Dias, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon and associate professor of neurosurgery, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. ...

Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists

...ffective dose of streptokinase can cut the risk of dying by over a quarter. A heart attack can strike suddenly, unpredictably, indiscriminately, in one's own country or when travelling abroad. Regardless of whereabouts, it would be a pity if emergency treatment were useless. Getting this right is a global ...

Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death

...rvive a crisis may actually increase their risk of dying in the first month after they leave the hospital, according to a new study that will be published April 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association . In fact, the analysis shows, patients treated with the intravenous drug nesiritide were 8...

New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke

...e patient's brain are dead, and which portions are dying but capable of being salvaged. Once a ratio of dead to dying brain is calculated, doctors can determine the best course of treatment. Only those patients whose b...

American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting

...such a hemorrhage, with about half of all patients dying within the first year, and less than 20 percent surviving 10 years or more. Comparing figures from 1998 to those from 1998 to 2003, researchers found no difference in overall mortality or the risk per year after the hemorrhage. These data point out t...

Color doppler sonography speeds detection of serious illness in premature infants

... It means that particular area of the intestine is dying or is dead. When you see free gas in the x-ray, it may be too late. The babies are very sick by then." Dr. Faingold said CDS can also be used to measure intestinal blood flow in adults, a procedure that could benefit patients with a variety of bowel...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)

...r respiratory illness, of childhood asthma, and of dying from sudden infant death syndrome....

Physician assisted suicide and why patients are motivated to seek death

...fects of the illness, including the quality of the dying experience with their patients." Physician-assisted suicide, where doctors prescribe medications to patients for them to self-administer to cause death and end suffering, is widely practiced throughout the United States but currently only authorized...

Morphine for chest pain increases death risk

... were given morphine had 48 percent higher risk of dying and 34 percent higher risk of suffering another he...le patients with acute STEMI are at higher risk of dying within 30 days of their hospital stay, patients with non-STEMI actually have a higher risk of dying ...

End-of-life care involves a more holistic approach

...nderstand and deal with the issues surrounding the dying patient. Dr. Dorasamy is one of five physicians fr...g all the complex issues surrounding death and the dying patient. "I can envision that this will ultimately lead to a better model of care in Ontario, for d...

Regular vigorous physical activity could slow progression of prostate cancer

...vels of physical activity may reduce their risk of dying from prostate cancer and slow the progression of the disease, according to a study in the May 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. "Some studies have suggested that more physically active men may have a lower risk of prostate cancer, but the as...

News briefs from the journal Chest, MAY 2005

...mbers to capture their views on the quality of the dying process. Significant differences were found betwe...pectively. For example, when asked if a patient's dying was unnecessarily prolonged, 18% of family members, 30% of nurses, and 20% of resident physicians an...

Black children more likely to die from traumatic injury than white children

...mes as likely to drown; and Had a greater risk of dying from a traumatic injury, because their injuries te...be more severe. (The overall risk of a black child dying was 2.2 times greater than that of a white child.) The researchers also found that suicide rates be...

The Lancet calls for higher tax on cigarettes

...i-smoking messages. Within 20 years, 75% of people dying from cancer will be in the developing world. What is really needed, to reduce the demand for a product that causes 5 million deaths globally a year--almost 10% of the world's all-cause mortality--are aggressive tobacco taxation policies, states the e...

Substantial 15-year survival gains from standard breast cancer treatments

...ple, if a 50-year-old women had a one in 5 risk of dying from her hormone-sensitive breast cancer, then this risk could be halved, to about one in 10. For middle-aged women with breast cancer, 6 months of anthracycline-based chemotherapy reduces the breast cancer death rate over the next 10 or 15 years by ...

Mayo researchers to announce new findings about promising early-stage breast cancer treatment

...cer had a high risk of the cancer returning and of dying from breast cancer. This intervention -- chemotherapy plus trastuzumab -- essentially changes the natural history of the disease," says Dr. Perez. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored two large, multicenter clinical trials studying more than...

Exercise reduces risk of recurrence and death in early stage colon cancer patients

.... A person's risk of having a cancer recurrence or dying was lowered by 40 to 50 percent in the 2 1/3 to 3 years following surgery and chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer, reported a team headed by Jeffrey Meyerhardt, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The data (abstract 3534) is from the Cancer...

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