Tag: "significant" at medical news
New procedures more accurate in early diagnosis of GI cancers
...maging technique that illustrates intact tissue in significant
detail by scanning a laser and restricting the lig...geted biopsies of relevant lesions and may lead to significant
improvements in the clinical management of UC patients. "Precancerous lesions and colorectal carcino...
Popular procedures evaluated for diagnostic accuracy and treatment effectiveness
...echnologies in gastroenterology that are providing significant
improvements in quality of life for patients," sai...ced a relapse within the first year, indicating no significant
difference in time of relapse between the groups. Thus EGP appeared to provide no clinical benefit ...
Trampoline injuries on the rise
...injuries to children," Linakis says. "It's still a significant
problem, and the problem is growing compared to the early '90s."...
Those at high-risk for skin cancer burnt by own behaviour
...ter diagnosis for melanoma, however, patients made significant
changes to reduce their sun exposure. After diagno...ed to 31% pre-diagnosis). "Malignant melanoma is a significant
cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide," says Dr. Wang. "Prevention is the key to reducing death...
Presence of high-risk prostate cancer can be predicted without a biopsy, new study says
...y, pain, bleeding and infection, and can lead to a significant
increase in medical and nonmedical costs to health care systems and patients. Three out of 4 prostate biopsies are negative for cancer. In men with a PSA less than 10, only 9% have aggressive cancer. Gleason score is used to define tumor grade. Th...
Blocking the Odc gene is effective in preventing cancers
...e link between Odc and Myc in tumor development is significant
because Myc genes are activated in up to 70 percent of human cancers. Therefore, a drug that disrupts their activity by disabling Odc might prevent or slow the development of a wide variety of cancers, including breast, colon, lung and prostate cance...
Minority youths self-esteem grows, not shrinks over time
...age was found for the sample as a whole there were significant
ethnic differences in the rate of change over time" the authors explain. The results highlight the important individual differences in self-esteem and challenge one of the most common assumptions about adolescent development....
UCLA researchers find common gastrointestinal condition keeps patients up at night
...enings from sleep due to acid reflux may result in significant
sleep complaints and daytime consequences. These consequences may result in safety issues at home, at work, and on the road." "NSF's recent Sleep in America poll shows that sleep problems can cause a bed partner to lose sleep. Relationships, par...
Targeted cancer drug combined with low-dose chemotherapy shrinks tumors, slows ovarian cancer
...mors and may delay progression of the disease in a significant
number of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer," Garcia said. "These early results may lead to a new use of this monoclonal antibody in the treatment of ovarian cancer." Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer among women and ranks fourt...
Chemo-radiation therapy treatment gives head-and-neck cancer a 1-2 punch
... Severe side effects, which traditionally pose a significant
quality-of-life issue for those with head-and-neck cancer, varied depending on the institution conducting the therapy. About 14 percent of patients at experienced institutions reported severe side effects compared to 51 percent of patients at inexper...
Vitamin D, taxotere combination promising for advanced prostate cancer
...-tumor potential of vitamin D, toxicity has been a significant
issue to be overcome in making it a successful par... showed ASCENT's survival data to be statistically significant
(p=0.035) with a hazard ratio of 0.67. This means that subjects receiving DN-101 in combination with...
Antibody combined with cancer drug shows promise against breast tumors
...he instability and mutability of cancer cells is a significant
problem with conventional therapies that target tumor cells, cells targeted by VTAs do not mutate to become drug resistant, Dr. Thorpe said. Tarvacin itself has shown promise in mice against cancers in the fibrous tissues, brain cancers and Hodgkin's...
Heart scan surprises: CT reveals many non-heart problems, too
... look for clogged arteries were also found to have significant
or potentially significant
signs of problems with their lungs, blood vessels or organs. These discoveries ranged from possible...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2005 (second issue)
...ric oxide level of 22 ppb or greater were the most significant
predictors of failed inhaled corticosteroid reduction in children with apparently well-controlled asthma. The study appears in the second issue for May 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical...
Study finds ADHD improves with sensory intervention
...ings or working with an exercise ball. "We found significant
improvement in sensory avoiding behaviors, tactile sensitivity, and visual auditory sensitivity in the group that received treatment," said Koenig. "The children were more at ease. They could better attend to a lesson in a noisy classroom, or more ...
Mayo Clinic: Biomarker that may improve quality of life during treatment for colorectal cancer
...ed, its possible applications to patient care have significant
potential for improving the quality of life during treatment. For example, identifying which patients are most vulnerable to these side effects before treatment would allow physicians to prescribe alternative treatments or take measures to counteract...
Improvements in critical care decrease risk of post-injury multiple organ failure
...nt) died. Over the course of the study there was a significant
increase in the age of patients admitted and the s...thors were able to determine that there had been a significant
decrease in the rate of multiple organ failure; multiple organ failure in 1992 was almost twice the ...
New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery
...n followed for three, six and nine months, with no significant
complications reported. Patients were able to ret...ring is safe and effective. All patients achieved significant
weight loss, ranging from 15 to 49 kilos at month nine. Researchers also observed a clinically sign...
Statin use associated with reduced risk of pancreatic and esophageal cancers
.... "We've known for some time that statins provide significant
benefit to patients at risk for heart related conditions," said Dr. John Johanson, of the University of Illinois. "The research presented today suggests that these compounds may have health benefits that extend well beyond the heart and may affect t...
Lower doses of chemotherapy equally effective in most children
... have considerable long-term side effects, such as significant
drops in IQ scores, growth failure and infertility," he said. "We wanted to identify patients whose cancer we could cure, while minimizing the long-term effects of the treatment." Chauvenet and his colleagues used relatively limited amounts of chemot...
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