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Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...o the ages of the patients, says 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 ra...
Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment
...hinking of giving people rewards when they reached significant
treatment benchmarks, such as holding a job for six months. Using the science of operant conditioning, we suggested to them that you could achieve a better outcome if you don't simply reward the attainment of goals, but, instead, you reinforce all of...
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
...d for life. "Findings from this study could have a significant
impact on how we are able to treat hypertensive patients in the future," Illig says. "We are honored that the University of Rochester can be at the forefront of this technology." Illig, Bisognano and Sloand are conducting the trial with vascular surg...
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
... pain and bloating. "This NDA submission marks a significant
product milestone in Sucampo's history. We believe lubiprostone could provide an important new treatment option for the millions of people who suffer from chronic constipation and its difficult symptoms," said Sachiko Kuno, Ph.D., president and chie...
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
...xidative stress. The scientists also identified a significant
increase in the frequency of several genetic polym...in the autistic children, indicating presence of a significant
level of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when the antioxidant system fails to counteract ...
Top anti-arthritis drugs cause skin disease
...itors family, when it was revealed that it poses a significant
risk of heart attack and stroke. Similar findings ...to the condition. "Dermatological conditions are a significant
and clinically important problem in rheumatoid arthritis patients on TNF-alpha blocking therapy" con...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
... road, our tracer gas measurements revealed that a significant
amount of the pollutants found inside the buses originated from the buses' own exhaust systems, especially when the windows were closed." The experiments included measures of exhaust from neighboring vehicles, but this new analysis focuses on the am...
Last call for Annual World of Children award nominations
...Company, acknowledges an individual who has made a significant
lifetime contribution to improving children's oppo...al Health, recognizes an individual who has made a significant
lifetime contribution to the health and well-being of children. $15,000 Founder's Award , underwr...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...sis. The meta-analysis demonstrated statistically significant
treatment effects for SAD, dawn simulation for SAD and bright light treatment of non-seasonal depression, the report said. "The effect size of the light therapy intervention in our meta-analysis was comparable to what has been described in the clini...
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
... author of the study. However, "our study found no significant
difference in the outcomes of patients ruled out for pulmonary embolism with MDCT vs. single-detector CT," he said. "It is possible that we missed small clots in the patients that had a single-detector CT examination, but at three and six months, th...
Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
...ratory and others has revealed that PI3K also is a significant
factor in insulin signaling and in immune cell signaling. As a result, pharmaceutical intervention in the PI3K pathway is being explored in a variety of diseases, including cancer, diabetes and immune diseases. "I am honored to have received...
AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists
... the world to discuss the latest findings and most significant
information in laboratory, translational and clinical cancer research. More than 6,200 scientific abstracts will be presented this year. "The AACR maintains a strong commitment to enhancing the educational and training opportunities available to the...
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume
.... "The principle new finding of this study is the significant
difference in the course and magnitude of these ch...omparison with healthy volunteers, which showed no significant
reductions in gray matter volume and a trajectory similar to that of the olanzapine group." "The ass...
Pediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine
...M," the authors write. "Not surprisingly, the most significant
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 histo...
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
...s and at least one half of the survivors suffering significant
neurological impairments," said Mark S. Dias, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon and associate professor of neurosurgery, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and director of the shaken baby syndrome education progra...
AACR celebrates 20th anniversary of minority scholar awards
...roduced to a broad spectrum of the most timely and significant
research being conducted worldwide in basic, clini...s well as other minority researchers who have made significant
contributions to cancer research. Prior recipients of Minority Scholar Awards who will receive spe...
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...ilure (about 20 percent of those studied) regained significant
cardiac function following the transplant, according to Dr. Wali. The investigators also observed major recovery in patients whose heart failure included blocked or narrowed heart arteries, a condition known as ischemic heart failure. "We showed tha...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...ychosocial factors are now recognized as playing a significant
and independent role in the development of IHD and its complications. Consequently, efforts to alter psychosocial risk factors, particularly in the setting of cardiac rehabilitation, have received increased attention. However, the effects of behavio...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...rease. Sex and pretreatment abstinence each showed significant
interaction with the medication group on treatment...trexone is well tolerated and is associated with a significant
reduction in heavy drinking in a population of actively drinking patients. The long-acting formulati...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...ical thinking and reasoning skills, but experience significant
short-term memory loss. For example, they may experience trouble remembering the names of people they meet or the flow of a conversation, or have an increased tendency to misplace things. Researchers said MCI is associated with a significantly higher...
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