Tag: "survivors" at medical news
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...s was found to best discriminate between long-term survivors
and nonsurvivors. The median time for the entire group in the transplant study was 240 minutes. Results were unaffected by the organ preservation fluid used. The investigators believe that expected graft ischemic time should be incorporated into t...
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
...g from their injuries and at least one half of the survivors
suffering significant neurological impairments," said Mark S. Dias, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon and associate professor of neurosurgery, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and director of the shaken baby syn...
Physicians, researchers to talk about new treatments for oral, head and neck cancers
...ersons or high-profile events, in part because its survivors
are often left with no voice--literally. Patients, their family members and physicians often see this disease as "the cruelest cancer" because its effects are sometimes disfiguring and cannot be hidden. Many patients feel as if their sense of identit...
9th Annual Public Forum at AACR Annual Meeting
...portunity for Southern California cancer patients, survivors
and their families to learn about emerging cancer research in everyday terms. 10:00am-12:15pm Hear experts in the oncology field describe the latest progress in cancer detection, treatment and prevention. Survivors will share their personal pers...
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
... the data demonstrate that virtually all long-term survivors
following the diagnosis of lung cancer were those who had undergone complete surgical removal of the tumor. In addition, the authors noted that innovations in imaging technologies in the past decade, such as CT scanning and more advanced chest X-ray...
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...iagnosis, and gender. The investigators found that survivors
of pediatric soft tissue sarcomas had a six-fold increased risk of developing a second cancer, as compared to the general population. However, the authors noted that while the relative risk appears high, the absolute risk is quite low. The NCI study...
Babies show ripple effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma
...levels observed in the adult children of Holocaust survivors
could be attributed to mostly environmental factors, such as the stress of living with a parent who is depressed or anxious, or the experience of vicarious traumatization based on hearing stories of how parents suffered, rather than a 'transmitted' b...
ASU researchers team with Kinetic Muscles, Inc. to develop robotic arm for stroke rehabilitation
... Inc., have developed a robotic arm to help stroke survivors
regain the ability to perform basic tasks, such as...tly has a device for hand rehabilitation in stroke survivors
on the market. There are two key benefit phases for stroke victims in the project development timet...
Earlier treatment of perinatal HIV associated with decreased HIV progression, better outcomes
...portant to continue to prioritize research for the survivors
who are now living with a chronic disease. The notion that the problem of HIV in children has been resolved is false--indeed, 15,000 to 20,000 perinatally-infected children and adolescents still need answers to problems such as salvage therapy, long-...
Tamoxifen shows no benefit, risk for breast cancer survivors' heart health
..., or how recently the drug was used. Breast cancer survivors
who smoked, had diabetes or had high blood pressure requiring medication all had higher risk of heart attack. Radiation, too, was associated with higher heart attack risk. Although the association between radiation and heart attack risk must be furt...
Lower doses of chemotherapy equally effective in most children
...l reduce the number of long-term side effects that survivors
experience as they grow into adulthood. Allen Chau...4 percent of patients were described as event-free survivors
at the end of 10 years. And 95.9 percent were overall survivors
at the end of the 10-year period. Ev...
Exercise reduces risk of recurrence and death in early stage colon cancer patients
...an do in addition to chemotherapy for colon cancer survivors
to reduce the likelihood that the disease will recur," says Meyerhardt. "Until now, when doctors were asked by their patients whether they should exercise, some of them probably said it would be a good idea, but it wasn't a firm recommendation withou...
Studies on HRT for breast cancer patients can give false hopes
...n the recurrence of breast cancer in breast cancer survivors
undergoing HRT are unreliable. There are two mai...of breast cancer in a total of 1,316 breast cancer survivors
who used HRT and 2,839 who didn't. Out of the ten studies, the eight qualitative studies were positi...
Long-term outcomes studied for stem cell transplant recipients
...are have resulted in a growing number of long-term survivors
of stem cell transplants, though little is known a...onnaire. The researchers found that the transplant survivors
were more likely to report a health problem preventing them from holding a job when compared to the ...
Physical activity associated with improved survival for women with breast cancer
...men, and that less than one third of breast cancer survivors
participate in levels of activity recommended by government agencies. Women with breast cancer who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for all individuals in the United States to exercise at moderate intensity for 30...
Medical privacy vs. health care quality?
...to 34 percent -- in the proportion of heart attack survivors
and chest pain patients who take part in follow-up surveys after they leave the hospital. The changes have also dramatically increased in the cost of performing the surveys, and skewed the data because certain kinds of patients are more likely to agr...
New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery
...ew applications. Some are designed to make stroke survivors
stack, push or pour liquid out of three-dimensional objects in immersive environments, while other tasks force them to pick up objects and move them through cyberspace corridors without bumping into walls or falling into booby traps. "Haptics, which ...
Cancer patients have increased risk of cognitive dysfunction, study finds
...es, and colleagues conducted a study of 702 cancer survivors
from Sweden and their cancer-free twins using data...cted through the Karolinska Institute. All cancer survivors
and those who had survived cancer for 5 or more years were twice as likely as their cancer-free twin...
New complicated grief treatment holds promise for millions, Pitt researchers report
...on average, five grieving survivors. Many of these survivors
more than a million people each year develop a chronic, debilitating condition known as complicated grief that is more intense than normal grief, yet differs from clinical depression. Despite complicated grief being so prevalent, it has been under ...
Home-based intervention increases physical activity in breast cancer survivors
...hers in behavioral medicine say that breast cancer survivors
who receive weekly phone calls and direct mail pro...n Medical School. "In addition, some breast cancer survivors
report somatic complaints such as chronic fatigue, weight gain and difficulty sleeping that linger...
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