Tag: "report" at medical news
Mayo researchers to announce new findings about promising early-stage breast cancer treatment
...erez, from Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., will report
results from the NCCTG trial (N9831) on Monday, May 16, at the 2005 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. The NCCTG trial is the only study that will offer new data comparing whether trastuzumab is more effectiv...
Obesity linked to colorectal and esophageal cancers
... Researchers found that patients with BE did not report
a higher BMI than normal controls five years prior...sophageal cancer were more likely than controls to report
a higher BMI five years prior to the study interview date. In addition, patients with EAC were twic...
New class of drugs may treat lung tumors resistant to Iressa and Tarceva
...geted therapy drugs like Iressa and Tarceva. In a report
to appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center and colleagues from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals research division describe finding how drugs called irreversible EGFR inhibitor...
OTC treatments for reflux fail to match relief of prescriptions
... 68 percent taking prescription drugs continued to report
symptoms. "Our study indicates that proton pump inhibitors and other prescription medicines for GERD are more effective than over-the-counter remedies in relieving symptoms of the disease," said Roger Jones, M.D., of Guy's King's and St. Thomas' Scho...
Aspirin use may protect against colon cancer recurrence, reduce risk of death
...th by half compared to non-users, researchers will report
at the annual meeting of the American Society of C... Cancer Institute in Boston, is lead author on the report
by researchers from the Cancer and Leukemia Group B, a national clinical research group. The data (a...
Over-feeding in infancy might set the stage for childhood obesity
...ies each day. This might explain why investigators report
that it takes up to two years before a noticeable gain of body fat is observed in young children," say the authors. They add, "all these data suggest that maternal influences on infant body composition may not appear initially as obvious physical di...
Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error
...he release of the Institute of Medicine's landmark report
on medical errors, "To Err is Human." What progres... has been made to improve patient safety since the report
found that nearly 100,000 deaths occur annually as a result of medical error? Two of the authors of ...
Other highlights in the May 18 JNCI
..., of the National Cancer Institute, and colleagues report
on a 2004 workshop sponsored by the NCI in which experts identified the strengths and limitations of cancer and genetic susceptibility prediction models, including those currently in use and in development. Participants also identified research prior...
Research shows upbringing affects discipline choices
...ildren. In the survey, parents were also asked to report
the type of discipline used most when they were children. The results included: removal of privileges (31 percent), yelling (22 percent), being sent to their room (19 percent), and spanking (17 percent). Time-outs were rarely used -- only five percen...
Pilot studies to look at how mind drives or prevents disease
...ne system. Patients with severe, chronic psoriasis report
that stress and sleep loss trigger flares of skin lesions. Sleep disruptions may be more common in patients with particular personality traits or a history of depression, suggesting a mind-body connection. Are disease flares related to personality, s...
Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose
...e, patients taking fluticasone were more likely to report
hoarseness. Fluticasone patients did not have an increased likelihood of other steroidal side effects like oral thrush or sore throat, however. Although the Cochrane reviewers did not do a cost comparison of the drugs, University of Iowa asthma exper...
Disease progression model of pancreatic cancer developed by Penn researchers
... that observed in pancreatic cancer patients. They report
their findings in the May issue of Cancer Cell. The disease that develops in the Kras and p53 mutant mouse model demonstrates distinct similarities to human pancreatic cancer at multiple levels. "In terms of clinical presentation, metastatic burden, ...
Long-term outcomes studied for stem cell transplant recipients
... that the transplant survivors were more likely to report
a health problem preventing them from holding a jo.... Transplant participants were also more likely to report
difficulty in obtaining or retaining health or life insurance (around 30 percent versus 5 percent). ...
Boys, too, suffer long-term consequences of childhood sexual abuse
...l in men and women, according to a broad-based new report
in the June 2005 issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Among participants in the study of more than 17,000 California adults, 25 percent of females and 16 percent of males reported experiencing childhood sexual abuse. Moreover, say the a...
Red delicious, Northern Spy apples have most antioxidants, chemists find
... apples that pack a heftier antioxidant punch. The report
appears in the June 29 issue of the American Chemical Societys peer-reviewed Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry . ACS is the worlds largest scientific society. Researchers have long known that apples are a good source of antioxidants, a grou...
Federal NIH office clears Ohio State research program
...National Academies of Sciences, released a massive report
calling for a national strategy to help physicians and scientists improve recovery from spinal cord injury. The report, "Spinal Cord Injury: Progress, Promise, and Priorities," cited the Ohio State program as a model to be emulated: "These courses pr...
Children need better cancer drugs, says expert panel
...eeded for children with cancer, according to a new report
by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Faced with "a ...earch in pediatric cancer drug discovery," the IOM report
recommends forming new public-private partnerships among government, industry, researchers, advocacy...
Relationships improve quality of life for prostate cancer patients
...men with prostate cancer who are in a relationship report
significantly better psychosocial and spiritual we...cts, such as sexual dysfunction, partnered men did report
significantly fewer urinary symptoms. Moreover, partnered men reported significantly fewer general c...
Students who get drunk weekly have higher risk of injuries
...heir own drinking than student drinkers who do not report
getting drunk at least once a week. They were twice as likely to fall from a height and need medical care, and 75 percent more likely to be sexually victimized. Getting drunk was defined as being unsteady, dizzy or sick to your stomach. "When you dri...
Tobacco use persists after liver transplant for alcoholic liver disease
...national Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS), the report
found--after a prospective study of 172 such patients--a need for more stringent monitoring of tobacco use in liver transplant populations and call for more intervention. The journal is available online via Wiley InterScience at http://www.interscie...
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