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Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen
...d co-lead author of the study. "When speaking with physicians
who have particular expertise in prostate cancer be they urologists, radiation oncologists, or medical oncologists men should seek a balanced perspective on the risks and benefits of all available therapeutic options." "The treatments for early s...
Exploring better ways to determine when to change the course of treatment
...ectal cancer because there are little data to help physicians
chose which treatment is best for which patients or to determine when a change in treatment is warranted. "If we had a way to know early on that a tumor isn't responding to a particular drug, we could switch to a different treatment before growth...
Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
...oups dose reached 900 mg/d. The study was blinded: physicians
and patients did not know which pills contained the active agent. Using a scale from 1 to 4, patients recorded the daily number of mild, moderate, severe, and very severe hot flashes. Researchers found that median hot flash frequency and score dec...
Shark cartilage shows no benefit as a therapeutic agent for lung cancer
...ients ask their oncologists about shark cartilage, physicians
can point to this large NCI-sponsored Phase III trial and tell patients that, at this point, the only studies that have been done with cartilage-derived products have been negative." ...
MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients
...ided biopsy can end up having mastectomies because physicians
there have no way to investigate the findings seen on the scan. New guidelines, issued in April by the American Cancer Society ( http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp ), recommend that women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer r...
Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes
...tes working with affiliate sites and participating physicians
in Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, a research group dedi...blood. The presence of these autoantibodies alerts physicians
to the destruction of insulin-producing cells up to 10 years before symptoms set in and indicates an...
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative
...lds leading professional organization representing physicians
of all oncology specialties, to positively impact ...O. This joint effort partners advocates and cancer physicians
to tackle the complex issues of how to significantly improve quality of care for patients everywhere...
FDA approves ZYFLO CR extended-release tablets for chronic treatment of asthma
...15,000 allergists, pulmonologists and primary care physicians
across the U.S. ...
Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome
...ess of LQTS and its potential lethality may prompt physicians
to think, If Im in doubt, Im going to diagnose LQTS because its the medically/legally safe thing to do. However, what may not be appreciated is that a diagnosis of LQTS has a huge ripple effect on these individuals and their families. It is vital tha...
New mothers often not asked about depression, UNC survey finds
...ity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Of the 228 physicians
responding to the survey who said they had seen wo...urnal. We believe that it is very important that physicians
work some type of depression screening into postpartum visits, said Betsy Sleath, lead author of the...
Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra
...y was undertaken with one purpose in mind: to give physicians
and patients solid information that would allow them to make informed choices when faced with a decision of how to treat their back condition," said lead author Dr. James N. Weinstein, professor and chair of orthopaedics at Dartmouth Medical School a...
Study: Who claims to be a pediatrician?
...of Pediatrics, found that as many as 17 percent of physicians
in a single state who claim to be pediatricians on...ard of Pediatrics (ABP). And another 12 percent of physicians
who report to be pediatricians did not complete a medical residency training program in pediatrics. ...
How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages
...lief from symptoms when their devices are tuned by physicians
to deliver rapid pulses, Grill said. Patients' sym...ses underlying deep brain stimulation could enable physicians
to better fine-tune electrical implants, Grill said. That could be particularly useful for zeroing i...
Doctors conclude temsirolimus is effective new treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma
...t amount of cancer," Hudes said. "Until recently, physicians
lacked effective drugs to control the disease." In the current study, the greatest increase in median survival was observed in patients randomized to receive temsirolimus (49 percent) compared with patients treated with interferon only. Patients tr...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...eterans Affairs hospitals. Finally, we suggest how physicians
and mental health providers can best care for patients with hepatitis C and pain. Overview of the relationship between pain and obesity: "What do we know. Where do we go next" pg. 245 Many veterans who struggle with being overweight also experi...
Increasing radiation dose shortens treatment time for women who choose breast sparing treatment
...l of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (Vol. 68), physicians
at Fox Chase demonstrated that treatment time can be shortened from six to four weeks using IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy), a highly sophisticated system of delivering external-beam radiation that allows for more even dose distribution ...
Researchers find deadly prescription drug effects 6 years before FDA
...ds of lives. He has also provided guidance to help physicians
more safely administer drugs. More than 100,000 people die each year from reactions to medications. The FDA is under attack for its passive and inefficient methods of learning about these problems. Why is RADAR so nimble? Bennetts network includes ...
Human antibodies protect mice from avian flu
.... During the flu pandemic of 1918-19, for example, physicians
took serum from recovered flu patients and gave it to new victims; recent historical research indicates that those blood transfusions, when given early in the illness, sometimes saved recipients' lives. In their study, Dr. Subbarao and her colleagu...
Hepatitis B patients' understanding of infection and treatment deficient
...tudy are very compelling and are a wake-up call to physicians
caring for hepatitis B patients that we need to ed...s important, though 27 percent didnt know if their physicians
took those measurements. 37 percent did not discuss treatment goals with their physicians, yet 88 p...
Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer
...es. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians
and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. A New Benchmark in the Colorectal Neoplasm Miss Rate During Colonoscopy: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Wide Angle View (170 degre...
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