Tag: "standard" at medical news
Researchers improve lung cancer survival rates
...se of chemotherapy after surgery should be the new standard
of care around the world," says Canadian Cancer So... when post-operative chemotherapy was adopted as a standard
of care in breast and colon cancer, it was based on data demonstrating much less benefit to what we ...
Young athletes' post-concussion migraine may signal greater neurocognitive impairment
...re not always straightforward and there is not one standard
concussion severity grading scale or return-to-play protocol that has been scientifically validated as the best one to use. In fact, there is notable variability in the several injury severity scales and return-to-play guidelines that are in use toda...
Vaginal cancer detected more often with PET than CT scans
...e researchers hoping to encourage a change in that standard
report their comparison of the two methods in the July 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. Like cervical cancer, vaginal cancer advances predictably, spreading to lymph nodes increasingly higher up in the b...
New report calls for recovery units to boost surgery survival rates
...iac output. At present, while these procedures are standard
in some hospitals, many others do not make use of them. Nutritional supplements can also improve patients' outcome along with exercise. Overall the report recommends: Assessing patient fitness at a much earlier stage prior to surgery with greater ...
Jefferson neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists wrap radiation around spine for cancer pain relief
...ausing considerable pain. Treating the tumors with standard
radiation was impossible because she had already received spine radiation more than 20 years earlier for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. According to one of her physicians, neurosurgeon Ashwini Sharan, M.D., assistant professor of neurosurgery at Jefferson M...
Special scalpel reduces blood loss, facial nerve trauma in salivary surgery
...ubricate the mouth and tongue and digest food. The standard
approach is making an incision in a skin fold in f... showed the harmonic scalpel worked as well as the standard
approach and suggested a trend toward some of the same improvements seen with less extensive surgery...
The impact of weight loss on osteoarthritis of the knee
...ht and body mass index (BMI), as well as scores on standard
scales of function and pain, were obtained at baseline and again at 6-months and at 18-months. At baseline and both follow-up visits, each subject also underwent gait analysis and a battery of biomechanical tests to assess changes in knee-joint forc...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
... the garbanzo-sized tumors that can be caught with standard
mammography, while not requiring painful breast co...expose the patient to about as much radiation as a standard
mammography. (Paper SU-EE-A2-3, Sunday, 2:15 PM; for more information, see http://www.ucdmc.ucdavi...
The diagnosis of tumours in children
... to carry out this analysis were differential PCR, standard
PCR, MSP and RT-PCR. The profile of gains and losses of genetic material at a global genome level was also studied by means of CGH. Once the genetic alterations are determined, it was observed that no statistically significant relationship existed b...
Weight-loss surgery produces unexpected drop in heart disease risk, Stanford researchers find
...tric bypass surgery, adding three new tests to the standard
panel of cholesterol and triglyceride assays. They saw improvements in all cardiac risk factors, with the most significant improvements for triglycerides and one of the new tests: C-reactive protein. "Medication with statins - the most effective non-...
New drug is effective in reducing rejection in heart transplantation
...plantation, all patients in the study received the standard
anti-rejection therapy, a combination of cyclospor...nts were treated with up to five different drugs - standard
triple-drug therapy, daclizumab and cytolytic drug therapy - that may have predisposed them to bacte...
Johns Hopkins scientists uncover clues to 'disappearing' precancers
...h high-grade, precancerous cervical lesions before standard
surgery to remove the abnormal tissue. Some of the lesions about 28 percent -- regressed by themselves before surgery within a time period considered within the bounds of care standards. But among patients whose pre-cancers lingered, Trimble disco...
One-drug therapy works for bipolar disorder
...trial, these preliminary findings should shape the standard
of care for bipolar disorder going forward," says Dr. Calabrese, professor of psychiatry at Case and a nationally renowned researcher in bipolar disease. The Center, which he co-directs with pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Robert Findling, is the first N...
Snoring now, hyperactive later?
... a long-term randomized controlled trial, the gold standard
of medical research, might never be done because i... to withhold treatment that has become an accepted standard
of care. The new paper is the first to show that sleep problems come before hyperactive behavior, a...
Dieting linked to increased wealth, study finds
...n who dropped their body mass index score (BMI) a standard
measure of obesity by 10 points saw a wealth increase of $11,880. White men saw an increase of $12,720 for a similar drop, while black women increased wealth by $4,480. The study appears online in the "Articles in Press" section of the journal Econo...
Nutritional info helps teens make better choices
...archers displayed the nutrition information in the standard
U.S. Food and Drug Administration's style for Nutrition Facts Labels found on all packaged foods. "We used the Nutrition Facts Label because students might already be familiar with nutrition information in this format," says Conklin. Supplying nut...
Melanoma research receives a massive funding boost
...age group - people in the prime of their life- yet standard
cancer treatments are often ineffective. The Sydney Melanoma Unit is a group of cancer researchers and clinicians drawn from Westmead Millennium Institute, Newcastle Mater and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. It runs the largest melanoma treatment cent...
Australia to develop world leading internet cancer trials technology
... Ackland, said the proposed system would set a new standard
for clinical trials technology and ultimately save and extend human lives, by expediting the "business end of biomedical research into cancer treatments". "Almost all new discoveries of potential benefit to cancer patients are put through a rigorous ...
Acupuncture offers short-term benefit for arthritis
...e, both in comparison to sham interventions and to standard
treatment." In an accompanying Comment, Andrew Moore (Pain Research, University of Oxford, UK), states: "The bottom line from Witt and colleagues' large, long, and high-quality study of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis is that doing something is b...
New study: Many local health directors unsure of authority to curtail smoking
...a third of states operate under a tobacco industry standard
limiting local governments from passing comprehensive smoke-free laws," said Dr. Adam O. Goldstein, associate professor of family medicine. "North Carolina has such 'preemptive' legislation, but exceptions exist, including local health departments, w...
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