Tag: "survival" at medical news
Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference
...e on high-resolution scans patients have a median survival
of about 70 weeks. But when surgical removal is less than image complete, median survival
drops to less than 19 weeks. The technology to be described at CLEO is based on the fact that when m...
Greater risk of death for cardiac surgery patients with long ICU stay
...rolonged stay in the intensive care unit had lower survival
rates and lower quality of life. Dr. Vinayak Bapat atSt. Thomas' Hospital, London and his team looked at a study group of 89 patients who had undergone various cardiac procedures and survived the following 30 days, and a control group with similar ...
Visual screening could prevent 37,000 deaths from mouth cancer worldwide
...vasive oral cancer. Follow-up revealed that 5-year survival
was substantially increased in the intervention group (50%) compared with control (34%). The researchers also found that mortality among tobacco/alcohol users was reduced by 34% in the screening group compared with similar controls, 9-years after the...
Pacemakers and defibrillators for the survival of patients suffering from heart insufficiency
...y using pacemakers and defibrillators improves the survival
and quality of life of patients suffering from hea...the symptoms, especially fatigue, and in a greater survival
rate for patients. Cardiac resynchronisation therapy can be carried out in an isolated manner (with ...
Cancer killing virus shows early promise against colorectal cancer
...fore regional therapy." So far, the overall median survival
time of the 12 patients is 23 months with one pati...ery promising," Professor Kemeny says. "The median survival
time we saw among our patients was higher than you might expect among this group of patients. Howeve...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
...ns. The Michigan project, for example, has boosted survival
and reduced complications greatly by pooling data and giving doctors guidance on how best to minimize the risks of the procedure for different patients. But a few states have opted to make those kinds of data public, in an effort to help patients as...
Use of high hydrostatic pressure to inactivate Hepatitis A virus in oysters studied
...n two months, but can linger as long as six. While survival
rates for Hepatitis A are above 99 percent, the disease can be very dangerous for infants, the elderly, immunosuppressed people, and those with existing liver disease. Bivalve shellfish, such as oysters, have been demonstrated to concentrate pathogen...
Patients with disease, cancer of the esophagus benefit from new technique developed by OHSU surgeons
...opic esophagectomy. In addition, they explain, the survival
rate with LIE may be greater than that of traditional open surgery. Charles Kim, M.D., resident in surgery (general surgery), OHSU, PVAMC, also participated in the research. "We have now accumulated a large experience with this procedure and believe ...
Arm swelling common among young breast cancer patients
...breast cancer survivors in the United States , and survival
rates continue to increase for patients with this disease. But the flip side is that survival
can present its own set of little-known complications. Researchers found that slightly more than hal...
Obese women with breast cancer may be undertreated
...mproves the likelihood of overall and disease-free survival
and the lack of data supporting dose reductions in overweight and obese women, it is likely that the practice variations we have observed represent 'unwarranted variation' in the adjuvant treatment of patients with breast cancer," the authors write. ...
Delaying radiation for prostate cancer does not affect outcome
...der men. However, treatment is still important for survival
and includes surgery and radiation. The forms of available radiotherapy include external beam radiation 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy, or brachytherapy. Treatment delays of several months are quite com...
Increasing the success of liver transplants by managing levels of anti-rejection drugs
... the risk of liver rejection and increased patient survival
rates. While these medications can aid positive outcomes, high levels of CNIs can cause seizures and kidney damage, and low levels increase the risk of rejection of the transplanted liver. A study in the June issue of The Journal of Pediatrics disc...
Chemotherapy for brain tumors is boosted after vaccine targets resistance-related antigen
...ignificantly slowed tumor progression and extended survival
of patients suffering from these deadly tumors. Th...her could achieve by itself. The average length of survival
was extended to about 26 months, compared to 18 months for patients who received vaccine alone and 1...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for June 2005 (second issue)
...tages in which curative surgery is an option. The survival
rates for early stage disease are quite high, appr...g 80 percent in some series. However, the overall survival
rates at 5 years are approximately 15 percent. At the start of the study, all patients who participa...
Good friends, rather than close family ties, help you live longer in older age
...nsidered the impact of factors likely to influence survival
rates, such as socioeconomic status, health, and l...t with children and relatives had little impact on survival
rates over the 10 years. But a strong network of friends and confidants significantly improved the c...
Fine tuning drug levels in neuroblastoma patients is effective, St. Jude researchers show
...ite PK-based dosing's potential has to improve the survival
rate of children with neuroblastoma, the technique is not appropriate for routine use in most institutions, Stewart said. Many hospitals do not have the resources to repeatedly monitor topotecan levels in individual children and fine tune doses to ma...
MRI can help predict breast cancer recurrence
...he best way to predict a patient's recurrence-free survival
is to review the initial MR examination (before th...amination to the last had a better recurrence-free survival
rate (87% remained disease-free after two years) than those with less tumor shrinkage during chemoth...
10-year survival after minor stroke established
... Utrecht, Netherlands) and colleagues assessed the survival
status and occurrence of vascular events in over 2...ienced at least one new vascular event. Event-free survival
after 10 years was 48%. The risk of a vascular event was highest shortly after the ischaemic event, ...
Restoring flow to all blocked areas of the heart improves 5-year survival rate, study says
...s of the heart have consistently better long-term survival
rates than those who have "incomplete revasculariz...ation, and we were looking not only at in-hospital survival
but five-year survival," said Wen Cheng, M.D., the cardiothoracic surgeon who led the study. "Althou...
Study examines characteristics of cancers of the esophagus
...had a better five-year survival. "Although overall survival
in the two groups was significantly different, survival
by tumor stage was similar," the authors write. "This suggests that adenocarcinomas without detectab...
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