Tag: "lethal" at medical news
Largest study of unrelated bone marrow transplantation for leukemia serves as benchmark
...nt graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD), a potentially lethal
complication, might result in improved survival. While the trial demonstrated similar survival rates, the study was the most comprehensive to date, evaluating various clinical outcomes, resource utilization, costs, and health quality of life. The ...
...ivating chemicals deployed by neutrophils that are lethal
to most bacteria. The UCSD team used a molecular genetic approach for their studies, knocking out the genes for carotenoid synthesis to generate a mutant strain of Staph that appeared white in color instead of the normal gold. "We found that the no...
A promising candidate for a Lassa fever vaccine
...n protected all four vaccinated macaques against a lethal
dose of a particular Lassa strain (i.e. a dose big enough to kill them), while two control monkeys that had received empty vector died after injection with the same dose of virus. These are encouraging results, but future larger studies will ne...
Cancer drug slows poxvirus in mice
...elatively new cancer drug can survive an otherwise lethal
dose of vaccinia virus, a relative of smallpox vir...for CML. Next, they exposed the mice to ordinarily lethal
amounts of vaccinia. All of the Gleevec-treated mice survived, while 70 percent of the untreated mic...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for June 2005 (second issue)
...untries, it is the most common cancer and the most lethal
because the majority of patients are diagnosed in late stages of disease. Less than 20 percent of individuals who suffer from this illness are diagnosed in stages in which curative surgery is an option. The survival rates for early stage disease ar...
Mental illness exacts heavy toll, beginning in youth
...work disability, or a suicide attempt with serious lethal
intent, or psychosis. The serious group reported a mean of 88.3 days -- nearly 3 months of the year -- when they were unable to carry out their normal daily activities. Unfortunately, say the researchers, individuals with one mental disorder are ...
Variant prion protein causes infection but no symptoms
...mbrane--may be unable to signal cells to start the lethal
disease process, according to scientists at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health. "This work provides novel insights into how prion and o...
Disease progression model of pancreatic cancer developed by Penn researchers
...ease. Advanced pancreatic cancer is among the most lethal
of cancers, with a one-year survival rate after chemotherapy of only 17 to 28 percent of patients, according to the National Cancer Institute. Sunil R. Hingorani, MD, PhD, and David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, both in the Departments of Medicine and Cance...
Presence of high-risk prostate cancer can be predicted without a biopsy, new study says
...egan searching for a way to predict which men have lethal
prostate cancer before a biopsy. What they came...le prognosis. High-grade prostate cancer, the most lethal
type, has a Gleason score of 7 or greater. "Our nomogram identifies the men who are most likely t...
New blood test for ovarian cancer screening
...erdeaths in the United States and three times more lethal
than breast cancer. It is usually not diagnosed until its advanced stages and has come to be known as the "silent killer." "Early diagnosis can help prolong or save lives, but clinicians currently have no sensitive screening method because the dise...
Burden of parasitic worm infection greater than previous estimates
...cases schistosomiasis is unlikely to progress to a lethal
outcome, it is a prominent, chronic, recurring infection in endemic areas, and its effect on health status of infected individuals is clearly not negligible." In an accompanying comment Lorenzo Savioli (WHO) and colleagues state: "King's results shou...
UQ develops West Nile virus treatment
...ct using monoclonal antibodies for the potentially lethal
West Nile virus, which causes seasonal epidemics around the globe. The mosquito-borne virus affects the central nervous systems of humans, horses and birds in North America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Dr Roy Hall, from UQ's School of Molec...
Lessons to be learnt from life at the very limit
... to climb this mountain. But how in this seemingly lethal
hypoxic environment is it possible? For a molecule upon which all human life depends our understanding of oxygen and its physiological role is far from complete. This conference will explore extreme physiology and critical care, covering the history...
Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study
...th and disease. "Anthrax has been weaponized; it's lethal
and it's available," said Owens. "As we point out in our paper, a serious anthrax attack could be catastrophic." If inhalational anthrax is left untreated, the mortality rate approaches 100 percent. A report from the World Health Organization estimat...
Execution by lethal injection is not humane or painless suggests study
Prisoners executed by lethal
injection in the US may have experienced awareness...ssue of THE LANCET. The authors believe the use of lethal
injection should cease in order to prevent unnecessary cruelty and a public review into anaesthesia ...
Belgium doctors treating critically ill infants favour legalising euthanasia
...s in Flanders, Belgium, favour the legalisation of lethal
drugs to end the life of some critically ill babie...ntion of shortening the patient's life. The use of lethal
drugs in minors is illegal in Belgium. However, the study found that lethal
doses or lethal
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