Tag: "patients" at medical news
Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears
...l Health. Hegmann and his U colleagues studied 515 patients
who underwent meniscal surgery between 1996-2000 a...lley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. These patients
were compared to a control group of 9,944 other Utahns enrolled in the National Cancer Institute's P...
Clinical trial of gefitinib for advanced lung cancer closes early
.... placebo following chemotherapy and radiation for patients
with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that had s...rogression-free survival as compared to placebo in patients
with stable or responding disease. These patients
had inoperable stage III NSCLC and already had co...
Number and quality of kidney transplants much greater if national matching program adopted
.... Kidney paired donation (KPD) provides organs to patients
who have a willing, designated donor who is not co... Medical Association. "Even if only 7 percent of patients
awaiting kidney transplantation participated in an optimized national KPD program, the health care s...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...hysiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis in paediatric patients
between 0 and 24 months old. The Cochrane Database...ist memantine can slightly reduce deterioration in patients
with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease, but the effect in less severely affected people is unkn...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...e physicians recommend a stomach position to adult patients
with acute respiratory problems as a noninvasive way to increase their oxygen levels. But since stomach sleeping is associated with SIDS, Wells and colleagues decided the benefits of stomach positioning should be evaluated specifically in children. N...
NSAIDS okay for tonsillectomy, new study finds
...cotic painkillers decreases tremendously, and many patients
can go home in less than three hours. He believes that rather than turning to NSAIDs, it's preferable to rely on "medications and techniques that do not potentially increase post-op tonsillectomy bleeding."...
Combination chemotherapy shows small survival benefit in advanced stomach cancer
... large part because the majority of stomach cancer patients
are diagnosed at a late stage of the disease when ...and colleagues compared survival rates among 1,338 patients
receiving combination versus single-drug care, they found that half the patients
Some Alzheimer's patients can benefit from drug memantine
...ve deterioration and loss of everyday functions in patients
with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease, accor...ffects are small but "clinically noticeable" after patients
take 20 milligrams of the drug daily for 28 weeks, according to Dr. Rupert McShane of the University...
Kidney donation program may provide more matches for previously incompatible recipients and donors
... as the treatment of choice for medically suitable patients
with end-stage kidney disease, according to background information in the article. More than 60,000 patients
await kidney transplantation and are listed on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) recipient...
No improvement in overall survival with lymph node removal in treatment of advanced ovarian cancer
...er surgery and chemotherapy, but only about 30% of patients
with advanced ovarian cancer survive 5 or more yea...colleagues conducted a clinical trial in which 427 patients
with advanced ovarian cancer were randomly assigned to undergo either primary cytoreductive surgery ...
Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death
...NN ARBOR, Mich. -- A drug that helps heart failure patients
survive a crisis may actually increase their risk ...Medical Association . In fact, the analysis shows, patients
treated with the intravenous drug nesiritide were 80 percent more likely to die in the next month th...
Researchers develop 'genetic blueprint' to predict response to esophageal cancer treatments
...t gene variants can predict an improved outcome in patients
treated with two different chemotherapy drugs and/...say that a combination of several gene variants in patients
treated with one type of chemotherapy (5-FU) more than doubled survival to 51 months, compared to 25...
CML found to wield 'death factor' that kills normal blood marrow cells
... that could disable 24p3 might prove useful to CML patients
when combined with traditional treatment, such as with Gleevec. "We don't yet have a therapy that can be tested in humans, but our hope is that this work can lead to development of such a one-two punch," says the study's principal investigator, Ralph...
Increasing benefit seen in novel drug that treats Gleevec resistance
...tigational drug is producing powerful responses in patients
resistant to Gleevec, the targeted therapy that he...D. Anderson. Additionally, more than 70 percent of patients
with the advanced "accelerated" and terminal "blast" stages of the disease have similarly benefited,...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...and causes brain damage and suggests that for some patients
the side effects of shock therapy may be more tole...iversity School of Medicine, has used ECT to treat patients
with depression but views its use in schizophrenia as a last resort. "I would worry that in some of ...
Early detection of lung cancer
...ct will continue to review, by means of CAT, those patients
who have not developed the illness. What is wanted is a better definition of the use of this technique in order to judge its efficacy in the detection of new cancers amongst this population at risk. Moreover, the effect of this monitoring on the wean...
Study links cigarette smoking with progression of multiple sclerosis
... has been identified, providing a new strategy for patients
hoping to control neurological damage from the dis...atabase (GPRD), researchers identified 179 British patients
who were originally diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS, a form of the disease in which symptoms f...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
... risk of a heart attack or other cardiac event for patients
with stable coronary artery disease, according to ...ria Chlamydia pneumoniae in the arterial plaque of patients
with coronary artery disease. Some doctors have reasoned that removal of C. pneumoniae from the syst...
Researchers determine two arthritis medications are safe and effective for children
...the University of Toronto. "A higher percentage of patients
responded to methotrexate, so this would be the me...hildren, but leflunomide is a good alternative for patients
where methotrexate doesn't work or isn't tolerated. Importantly, we have identified a new, safe, eff...
Trusts perform better on chemical incidents but protective suits and tents still imperfect
Trusts are far better prepared to deal with patients
injured in chemical incidents following national t.... Tests showed that staff failed to decontaminate patients
adequately and staff decontamination was poor due to leaks in the boot area of the protective suits....
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