Tag: "survival" at medical news
Breast cancer chemotherapy regimen associated with life-threatening complications
... the primary end point, which was the disease-free survival
rate at 5 years. "The rate of toxic death has decreased far below 0.10 percent in more recent trials," the authors write. "We observed a much higher rate of toxic death (0.63 percent) with the doxorubicin-docetaxel regimen. The higher rate of febrile...
New specially coated 'non-stick' tips stents help keep blood vessels open for cirrhosis patients
...hree months and 87% at one year. In addition, the survival
rates for severely ill patients were better for those treated using coated TIPS stents. "Our results show that centers should use these coated stents in TIPS procedures to keep these shunts open with less interventions," said Erik Bos, a medical stud...
Expandable electrodes safe and effective for radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors
...in 68 liver tumors in 59 patients. They found that survival
rates for the patients were 94%, 65% and 43% at one, three and five years, respectively, which, according to the authors, is comparable to the best results of surgery. Disease-free rates were 32%, 28% and 18% at one, two and three years, respectively...
Mayo Clinic researchers develop new treatment for incurable recurring form of adult brain cancer
... type of cancer are extremely poor: median patient survival
is 12 to 16 months, and recurrent disease has a di..., radiation therapy and chemotherapy -- and median survival
is 12 to 16 months. For patients in whom the disease recurs, the prognosis is indeed dismal: there a...
New kidney function test better than standard at predicting death and cardiovascular outcomes
...ween kidney function and cardiovascular health and survival
in the elderly. If these findings are confirmed in other studies, cystatin-C could be a useful prognostic tool for evaluating older people at risk for not only kidney disease, but cardiovascular disease as well," said Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., NHLBI ...
Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder
...nfants had survived for a median of 41 months. The survival
rate among the newborns was better than among untreated control patients and the symptomatic infants. In addition, six of the newborns outlived their affected siblings by eight to 48 months. Escolar demonstrates that the newborns had better neurologi...
Disease progression model of pancreatic cancer developed by Penn researchers
... among the most lethal of cancers, with a one-year survival
rate after chemotherapy of only 17 to 28 percent of patients, according to the National Cancer Institute. Sunil R. Hingorani, MD, PhD, and David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, both in the Departments of Medicine and Cancer Biology, and colleagues, engineered...
Study finds benefits, less organ rejection using immunosuppressive combination for heart transplants
...ignificant differences between treatment groups in survival
or incidence of treated cellular rejection. Importantly, there was a significant reduction in any treated rejection in the TAC-treated groups. The category of any treated rejection included both cellular and humoral rejection. Therefore, these res...
Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation
...oid-containing regimens in organ survival, patient survival
and incidence of adverse events (infections, malignancies, hyperlipidemia and diabetes). Additional Study Underway "With transplant physicians around the world using CellCept for more than a decade to prevent organ rejection in their transplant pat...
Children need better cancer drugs, says expert panel
...researchers and clinicians have achieved long-term survival
for most children and adolescents with cancer," said pediatric oncologist Peter C. Adamson, M.D., chief of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and an editor of the report. "However, our t...
Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment
...s important because studies have shown that cancer survival
is impacted by a patient's quality of life. Some studies have suggested that improved quality of life might translate into improved survival, although that has not yet been confirmed. However, only about 13 percent of prostate cancer patients attend ...
Relationships improve quality of life for prostate cancer patients
...ase and treatment. Studies have shown that cancer survival
is impacted by a patient's quality of life. Some studies, focusing on the impact of support groups, have even suggested improved quality of life might translate into improved survival, although that is uncertain. Meanwhile, only 13 percent of men wit...
Risks outweigh benefits of shark cartilage as anti-cancer treatment
... Society, finds there was no difference in overall survival
or quality of life between patients who received s... shark cartilage caused any improvement in overall survival
nor any significant improvement in quality of life. In fact, some quality of life measurements tende...
University of Pittsburgh study shows using expanded critera donors is safe
...HCV) positive donors had similar graft and patient survival
compared to patients who received HBcAb negative o...at received HCV positive livers. Patient and graft survival
and recurrence of the HBV and HCV infections were compared between the various groups of patients. T...
Physical activity associated with improved survival for women with breast cancer
...ent to walking 1 or more hours per week had better survival
compared with those who exercised less than that o...son to believe that physical activity might extend survival
in women with breast cancer, according to background information in the article. Physical activity h...
Studies suggest that donation criteria can be expanded
...nors. The researchers found that patient and organ survival
rates in transplants involving extreme donors were...th a mean followup of 17 months, the average organ survival
rate in patients who received a pancreas from an extreme donor was 89 percent. The organ survival
Personalized immunosuppression with leading organ transplant therapy may optimize patient care
...iopsy-proven acute rejection and patient and organ survival
was similar in both dosing groups. In addition, the personalized dose (TDM) group showed no increase in bacterial infections, CMV infections, gastrointestinal adverse event, leucopenia or anemia. Patients in the personalized dose (TDM) group receive...
Transplanting kidneys which have stones poses little risk to organ's viability
...ss of kidneys from obstruction. The grafted kidney survival
rate was 97 percent -- the same as the national survival
rate for living kidney donation. That's relatively safe." In the Mayo study, a retrospective chart...
Increase in heart surgery mortality from SSRIs or depression?
...rior to surgery. When the researchers then checked survival
rates four years later, they found that 75.1 percent of patients taking SSRIs were still alive, compared to 84.9 percent who weren't taking SSRIs. "However, when we looked at the 30 days mortality following the operation, both groups were about the s...
Cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries not being adequately addressed
...to effective cancer therapy," Pui said. "And their survival
rates are very inferior to rates in countries with advanced health care systems. However, the World Health Organization and many international charities don't even list chronic diseases, including cancer, as health priorities on their agendas." The ...
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