Tag: "survival" at medical news
Children's receives one of only two national pediatric rheumatology training grants
...irsch said the NIH-funded grant is critical to the survival
of experts in the field of pediatric Rheumatology. Since there are a very limited number of certified pediatric rheumatologists in the United States, without properly training young medical professionals, the number of specialists will continue to de...
Productivity Commission confirms value of medicines
... account for more than half of the gains in cancer survival
rates since 1975. Over that time, the overall survival
rate has increased from 50 to 63 percent, saving hundreds of thousands of lives. These figures woul...
Implant-supported overdentures are a successful solution for edentulous people
...iodontology, researchers found that the cumulative survival
rate of implant-placed overdentures was 95.4 percent for 10 years. The success rate for the maxilla (upper jaw) implant supporting overdentures was 87.3 percent and the mandible (lower jaw) was 99.5 percent. "My implant-placed overdentures have mad...
Pfizer unites cancer care leaders to introduce novel tool to improve cancer outcomes
...ents in screening and treatment. While cancer survival
has increased significantly overall, the survival
rate of poor individuals is 10 to 15 percent lower than that of other Americans. African Americ...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives SPORE grant for breast cancer research from NCI
... to reduce cancer incidence and mortality, improve survival
and enhance patients' quality of life. Laboratory and clinical scientists work collaboratively to plan, design and implement research programs focused on cancer prevention and control, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and survival....
Yale procedure cuts recurrence of aggressive uterine cancer
...ram developed at Yale School of Medicine increases survival
from the aggressive uterine papillary serous carci...educing recurrence, we are helping to increase the survival
rates of women with this form of uterine cancer. Once the disease recurs, virtually no one is cured....
Drug resistance testing in treatment-nave HIV patients is cost-effective
...Quality-adjusted measurements of time reflect that survival
with an illness is presumed to be of lower quality than healthy survival.) "For the approximately 90 percent of patients with no resistance, the testing provides no benefit," said lead author Paul Sax, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital. "However, ...
Fever of unknown origin: a marker for occult cancer?
...ence in the general population. They also compared survival
of these patients with cancer patients without fever, but matched for cancer site, age at diagnosis of cancer and year of cancer diagnosis. Within the first year of follow-up after discharge from hospital, patients with fever had an increased risk o...
Scientists show that tick-borne flaviviruses use a novel mechanism to evade host defenses
...f RML expertise--and because it possesses the same survival
mechanisms as the more serious tick-borne encephal...nd many scientists thought they would use the same survival
mechanism and respond to the same vaccines and therapies, but the RML work shows otherwise. "NS5 pre...
Cancer treatment illustrates UI, private sector partnership
...LC) demonstrating improved anti-tumor response and survival
benefit. Phase III clinical trials are being planned by Pfizer for NSCLC and other types of cancers. Since its development, CPG 7909 has been evaluated in multiple clinical studies involving more than 400 cancer patients worldwide. A portfolio of CpG...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October 2005 (first issue)
...atient's blood was associated with a much improved survival
rate for those hit by a devastating cause of respi...jury (ALI). According to the authors, the improved survival
rate among 45 patients with ALI correlated with higher colony counts of a stem cell subtype called e...
Annual report to the nation finds cancer death rates still on the decline
...e strategy for reducing death and improving cancer survival
is to ensure that evidence-based treatment service...eferable to mastectomy because it provides similar survival
but preserves the breast. The authors also report findings of a separate study on use of chemothe...
Low-cost alternative drugs can help patients with problems controlling blood pressure
...f holding on to sodium, which was important to the survival
of our early ancestors who lived in a salt-poor world, but today there's so much salt in the food we eat that the kidneys end up holding onto too much sodium," said Dr. Pratt. The result, he said, can be high blood pressure also known as hypertensio...
Pulmonary artery catheter use neutral for patient outcomes
... there was no significantly increase in mortality, survival
or days spent in the hospital...
Use of kidney paired donation for incompatible donors could expand donor pool
... recipient receives a compatible kidney, had graft survival
rates equivalent to compatible live donor transpla...s. At a median follow-up of 13 months, the patient survival
rate was 100 percent and the graft survival
rate was 95.5 percent. Twenty-one of the 22 patients ha...
Other highlights in the October 5 JNCI
...most of them will die from the disease. The 5-year survival
rate is less than 5%. Identification of risk factors for the disease has become a part of prevention efforts. Some dietary studies have identified meat, dairy product, and egg consumption as potential risk factors, but the results have been mixed. To...
Use of pulmonary artery catheterization does not show benefit for severe heart failure patients
...ized for heart failure with low EF, and the 1-year survival
rate after hospitalization may be as low as 50 per...dvanced heart failure express willingness to trade survival
time for better health during the time remaining. How patients value their daily lives should help g...
US cancer mortality continues decline but incidence rises slightly for women
...reducing the number of cancer deaths and improving survival
among those diagnosed with cancer is to ensure that evidence-based treatment services are available and accessible, the authors suggest. A review of studies on trends in cancer treatment suggested that because the dissemination of guidelines for canc...
Model predicts risk of breast cancer for young women treated for Hodgkin lymphoma
...should always be noted that the gains in long-term survival
provided by successful radiotherapy and chemotherapy outweigh the associated risks of breast cancer and other late sequelae. Moreover, current modifications in treatment will likely result in lower risks of breast cancer in the future," the authors w...
Trauma victims' survival may depend on which trauma center treats them
... patients had a nearly 20 percent better chance of survival
in level 1 centers than level 2 centers. "We also found that patients at level I facilities had significantly better functional outcomes at discharge than those at level II facilities," Demetriades says. About 20 percent of patients discharged from ...
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