Tag: "patient" at medical news
Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
... Dr. Zincke. "It's significant because the average patient
is only 62 years old," he says. "So, a 15-year survival is a long time." In addition to a favorable survival rate for the cT3 prostate cancer patients studied, the Mayo Clinic researchers also found urinary incontinence rates and complications were a...
Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment
...ews with staff and patients. Kellogg remembers one patient
saying, "I felt like I was going down the drain with drug use, that I was going to die soon. This [intervention] got me connected, got me involved in groups and back into things. Now I'm clean and sober." "We did have some opposition at first from th...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
... study period, from January 1987 to December 1998, patient
survival at the seven French transplantation centers which were involved in the study ran 84.2 percent at day 30, 63.3 percent at 1 year, 45.9 percent at 3 years, and 38.1 percent at 5 years. The research study appears in the first issue for April 2...
Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies
...ese results indicate that leucocytes from the same patient
present different susceptibility to IL-5 and IL-13 production depending on the presence or absence of allergic rhinitis symptoms. Dr. Leal-Berumen says the group now plans to study cell response to more specific allergens similar to what was done w...
AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright
...-cancer agents, exploring the relationship between patient
and tissue culture response, and developing new techniques for administering cancer chemotherapy. She was among the first researchers to test chemotherapeutic drugs in humans which produced effective dosing levels and helped saved lives. Dr. Wright ...
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
...ractitioners, and the largest and most diversified patient
population in the nation, permitting us to knit th...erials, and prevention strategies under a range of patient
and clinical conditions. The networks also will perform anonymous chart reviews, as allowed by the H...
Bone SPECT superior to FDG PET for detecting bone metastases in breast cancer
...s special radioactive elements administered to the patient
by the physician. According to the authors, due to...is the best for a particular disease is crucial in patient
treatment, say the study authors. "Early diagnosis and treatment of bone metastases might improve ou...
BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound useful for differentiating benign from malignant solid masses
... more confidently advocate a biopsy in a reluctant patient
who has a mass with more worrisome features," said Dr. Baker....
Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
... "In the past, pediatricians focused solely on the patient
and the treatment of disease," said Jeffrey Kaczor...re uninsured. Although a pediatrician can refer a patient
to a nutritionist, the health foods that are recommended often cost more than junk food and may not ...
Pediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine
...ificant factor that determined whether a pediatric patient
would use CAM is whether an adult in the family used CAM. The effect of this covariate on the likelihood of a child's use dwarfed all others. This fact may guide professionals obtaining medical histories in the pediatric setting." "Insured pediatric ...
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
...in New York state were specifically related to the patient
education program. "This simple program costs less than $10 per infant and was designed to require less than 15 minutes," Dias said. "When compared to the initial hospitalization and ongoing medical costs for treatment that can average nearly $300,0...
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...y of the heart function was the length of time the patient
was on dialysis. The study was not large enough to...nce of scientific inquiry from laboratory bench to patient
bedside. Instead, astute observation at the bedside is prompting investigators to the laboratory, wh...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
... 2 clinical development of ALIMTA began collecting patient
vitamin deficiency markers and using operations research methods to identify severe toxicities, allowing researchers to quantify the relative risks. As a result, the safety of ALIMTA was profoundly improved. In 2004, ALIMTA was approved both in the ...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...of their serotonin receptors can predict whether a patient
will gain weight or not during treatment with clozapine." Another study being presented seeks to give physicians and patients information on which of the newer drugs are best for cognition. Impaired cognition problems with the ability to think, lea...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...nine had excellent outcomes, he says. The youngest patient
with a golf-related head injury was 10 months old. The popularity of the sport (Augusta is home to the Masters Golf Tournament) and MCG's designation as an adult and pediatric trauma center likely account for the number of serious golf-related injuri...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
...entific. This, in turn, will allow us to treat the patient
in a more biomarker-integrated approach. Only then will we be able to discover that elusive 'golden apple' of chemoprevention."...
2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease
... approach incorporates informant observations with patient
evaluations and results in the accurate identification of the earliest symptomatic stage of the disease. Current efforts focus on detection of preclinical Alzheimer's, prior to the onset of symptoms, using imaging modalities and assays of biological ...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...derly. "Many physicians assume that when an older patient
has insomnia, and is given a hypnotic drug to help induce sleep, the drug will make the patient
likely to fall and develop a hip fracture," says U-M sleep specialist Alon Avidan, M.D., MPH, first ...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
... interpretation and use of stress testing to guide patient
listing, as well as when and how to useinvasive ca...xplains that logically, the ideal formula is for a patient
to be placed on a waiting list when lifeexpectancy and quality of life without transplantation is co...
9th Annual Public Forum at AACR Annual Meeting
...al perspectives about cancer, cancer research and patient
advocacy. 12:30pm-2:00pm Meet prominent cancer s...zations to get information about support programs, patient
advocacy and survivor networking opportunities. Meet leaders in cancer research, ask questions and d...
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