Tag: "recurrence" at medical news
Long-term antidepressant therapy best treatment for depression in old age
...ant treatment is the most effective way to prevent recurrence
of depression in people over the age of 70, accord...apy. To determine the best approach for preventing recurrence
of depression, the researchers randomized the participants into four treatment groups in which they ...
Single dose of azithromycin prevents recurrence of inturned eyelashes
...n the hands of well-trained individuals trichiasis recurrence
can be below 10 percent. These results set a new standard for trichiasis surgery and are applicable throughout the world."...
Getting patients to swallow their medicine
...tive in reducing depression symptoms, relapse, and recurrence
when taken in accordance with treatment guidelines. Yet many patients do not continue taking medication for the recommended minimum six-month regimen. Using real-time pharmacy information to alert physicians regarding patient non-adherence to antidep...
New test to detect rare proteins in blood
...lready-diagnosed breast cancer patients to monitor recurrence
or treatment effectiveness. "The critical issue a...lly reoccur," says Greene. Detection of very early recurrence
is important and Greene feels the power of this technology will facilitate recognizing early phases ...
Course of bipolar disorder in youths described for the first time
... their initial episode, half had at least one full recurrence
of a manic or depressive episode. Participants with BP-I and BP-II experienced faster recovery, but also experienced a shorter time to recurrence, while the BP-NOS group had more protracted illness. Those with BP-I had more manic and mixed episodes, ...
Prescription painkillers effective in patients with dormant inflammatory bowel disease
...-2 inhibitors, previously thought to cause symptom recurrence
in IBD patients, significantly reduce the likelihood of disease relapse. To date, this is the most comprehensive study to address the effects of NSAIDs on disease activity in patients with IBD. "Our findings suggest that patients with 'silent' infl...
Stopping antidepressants during pregnancy may lead to symptom recurrence
...ing pregnancy are at a five times greater risk for recurrence
of depression than are women who continue taking t...those who maintained their prepregnancy dosage had recurrence
of symptoms. "We know that women who become depressed during pregnancy may not take appropriate ca...
Warning of risk to breast cancer patients from vaginal oestrogen
...o be used for a maximum of three months at a time, recurrence
of symptoms often means repeat courses are prescribed. The manufacturers'  patient information sheet does state that Vagifem should not be used in women with a history of breast cancer, but it also states that although there are reports of increas...
For some, aspirin doesn't increase risk of recurring hemorrhagic stroke
...pirin use had no significant effect on the rate of recurrence
after a hemorrhage in either location, according to the study. In a related editorial, Larry B. Goldstein, MD, a neurologist at Duke University and the Duke Center for Cerebrovascular Disease and also a fellow of the AAN, wrote, "Despite the lack of ...
Aspirin therapy may be safe for some survivors of brain hemorrhage
... by telephone every six months and asked about any recurrence
of hemorrhage or other neurologic disorders and wh... The only factor associated with increased risk of recurrence
was the location of the original hemorrhage, with greater risk associated with hemorrhage in the cer...
Measurement of urinary protein can help detect recurrent bladder cancer
...igher than that of lung cancer. The probability of recurrence
ranges from 50 percent to 90 percent, depending on...stoscopy, the NMP22 test improves the detection of recurrence
in patients with a history of bladder cancer."...
Urine test helps detect 99 percent of recurring bladder cancers
...re not seeing with the scope. If we say there's no recurrence
of cancer, we want to be right," says author Barry Stein, MD, a professor of urology at Brown Medical School and surgeon-in-chief of urology at Rhode Island Hospital, a participating site in the study. The BladderChek test which requires four drop...
Point-of-care test proves more effective for recurrent bladder cancer than conventional lab test
... initially discovered and treated, but the rate of recurrence
is very high," Grossman says. "Current recommendat...th a history of bladder cancer, the probability of recurrence
can be as high as 50 percent depending on the stage, grade and number of primary tumors. Risk factor...
OHSU researchers discover protein fragment that helps predict breast cancer outcome
...tes closely with lymph node metastasis and earlier recurrence
of the disease, suggesting that p95HER-2 is a marker and perhaps even involved in metastasis. "By studying this marker we have a better chance to identify the patients who are more likely to have a longer disease-free survival," said Edward Keenan, ...
Antibiotics do not prevent recurrent myocardial infarcts in subjects with periodontitis
...nth course of treatment with antibiotics decreased recurrence
of cardiovascular events in patients without perio...). The double-blind trial involved registering the recurrence
of new cardiovascular events over one year of observation following the administration of a three-mo...
Hopkins researcher links gene mutation with poor outcomes in people with most common thyroid cancer
...F mutations, initial tumor characteristics, cancer recurrence
and clinical outcomes was analyzed. Results showed... of patients with BRAF mutations experienced tumor recurrence
compared to 9 percent without evidence of BRAF mutations. BRAF mutation was also an independent pred...
Faults in newly discovered breast stem cells may lead to tumours
... eliminated by chemotherapy sometimes experience a recurrence
of their cancer. A cancerous stem cell could provide one possible explanation for such a recurrence. Chemotherapy works by targeting cells that are dividing rapidly, which is typical behaviour of cancer cells. But an errant stem-like cell may be mor...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...ates through earlier detection, thereby preventing recurrence
and death. Prevention also encompasses preventing ... one evaluated the role of the agent in preventing recurrence
of precancerous colon polyps and Levin is co-principal investigator. After consultation with ...
New microchip technology for medical imaging biomarkers of disease
...e the extent of cancer throughout the body, detect recurrence
of cancerand to help select the right therapy for individual patients. In Alzheimer's disease, PET has been shown to have a 93% accuracy indetecting Alzheimer's about three years before the conventional diagnosis of"Probable Alzheimer's", when inte...
Radiotherapy improves 15-year survival after breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy)
...avoided. The main effect of radiotherapy on local recurrence
is seen during the first few years after treatment...e side-effects of radiotherapy, and partly because recurrence
in a conserved breast can usually be removed by further surgery, but it may also be because there wa...
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