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Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer

...rs after treatment." She further advises that men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer ask their doctor about the approved screening methods, regardless of their age. Researchers used data from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Registry to evaluate t...

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer

...option has advantages and disadvantages. Patients undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer are advised to ask their doctor about one of the approved screening methods, regardless of their age. More information about colorectal cancer screening is available at www.gastro.org ....

Top anti-arthritis drugs cause skin disease

...agents, trigger skin conditions in 25% of patients undergoing treatment. TNF-alpha blocking agents are used to h...followed a population of 289 patients who had been undergoing treatment for rheumatoid arthritis with TNF-alpha blocking drugs for a period of one to ten years. T...

Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting

Female heart attack patients undergoing angioplasty have a higher risk of death than men, but stenting may improve their outcomes, according to a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. A new analysis of the CADILLAC (Controlled Abciximab and Device Inves...

Abnormal lung cancer screening results may help smokers quit

...three years. Because up to 70 percent of smokers undergoing screening say they want to quit, many researchers have been interested in using cancer screening results as an opportunity to motivate smokers to quit. Previous studies have found smokers recently diagnosed with medical conditions are more interested...

Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery

...ery in the country with more than 300,000 patients undergoing the procedure every year. The system, made by Novadaq Technologies, has been used successfully for several years in Asia, Europe and Canada, where Pelletier had used it on a number of occasions as a cardiac surgeon at the University of Toronto. Fitzg...

Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life

...inson's disease. We did not look at people who are undergoing some acute, stressful life event or people who have very stressful jobs." They also found that many subjects who later developed parkinsonism were both anxious and pessimistic at the time of personality testing many years before. This observation sug...

Study shows surprising decreased surgical infection risk after age 65

...ata on thousands of patients in multiple hospitals undergoing various surgical procedures, found that the infection risk increased by about 1 percent per year between the ages of 17 to 65 years but then decreased by about 1 percent per year after age 65; indeed, there were no surgical site infections in patient...

Scientist works to reduce side effects of radiation therapy

...mer's disease as potential treatments for patients undergoing radiation. He has worked for more than 20 years on the effects of radiation in normal tissue. Robbins' project is part of $4.5 million in research grants recently awarded to the Brain Tumor Center of Excellence. The goal of the center, which was form...

Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases

... in reducing the rate of complications in patients undergoing this type of surgery. Eighty-five percent of the patients were female, with a mean age of 41 years. Their body mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) ranged from 32 to 86 (a BMI greater than 29.9...

Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears

...k--with hundreds of thousands of overweight people undergoing surgery every year because the extra pounds they pack are leading to tears in their meniscal cartilage. In the first major study of its kind, University of Utah School of Medicine researchers found the likelihood of tearing the meniscus, the cartila...

10 years before malaria vaccine is ready for widespread use

...2004; 364: 1411-20) Other promising candidates are undergoing clinical trials. Professor Greenwood states: "Malaria vaccine research has progressed rapidly over the past few years, helped by the availability more funds and by improved organisation mediated through organisations such as the Malaria Vaccine Initi...

Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries

ST. PAUL, Minn. Among patients undergoing evaluation for coronary artery bypass surgery, stroke neurologists are frequently consulted when the patient also has severe carotid artery stenosis (blockage of an artery that supplies blood to the brain). In a small number of these cases, a carotid...

CABG in elderly patients

...ople over the age of 80 represented 5% of patients undergoing CABG, had more comorbid conditions, a higher acuit... is a clinical need for it and that older patients undergoing elective procedures may experience outcomes equivalent to those of younger patients....

UQ develops West Nile virus treatment

...h UQ's Associate Professor Alex Khromykh, which is undergoing preclinical trials. A West Nile diagnostic reagent also developed by Dr Hall has been licensed for sale in the U.S. and will be used to track the spread of the disease in animals and birds in North America. Dr Hall said it was very satisfying to see...

ASGE Foundation to hold first Crystal Awards Dinner

...he McGill University Health Center, Montreal After undergoing a vigorous peer-review process, ROE grants are awarded to physicians who received the highest scores for projects in basic and clinical endoscopic technology research and outcomes and effectiveness of endoscopy research. The objective is to foster re...

M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution

...cts of Indian-based yoga on breast cancer patients undergoing radiation treatments. They are exploring whether participating in a yoga program diminishes patients' fatigue and sleep disturbances, while improving overall quality of life, mental health, stress hormone levels, and aspects of immune function. The r...

Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study

...eir local hospitals' patient-safety records before undergoing a procedure. Methodology The study is based on 13 of AHRQ's patient safety indicators, applied to the most recent MedPar file of Medicare admissions at nearly 5,000 hospitals covering 2001, 2002 and 2003. Teaching hospitals and non-teaching hospita...

Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers

...little is known about their prevalence in patients undergoing surgery. Now, researchers have shown that nearly ... drug use and in as many as 71 percent of patients undergoing a soft-tissue abscess procedure or lymph-node biopsy. While the patients in this study tend towa...

Scientists report strong evidence of alterations in blood samples of children with autism

...ring the first few years of life when the brain is undergoing tremendous development." Amaral along with pediatric neuropsychologist Blythe Corbett and other M.I.N.D. Institute colleagues took blood samples from 70 children with autism who were between 4 and 6 years old and from 35 children of the same age who ...

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(Date:8/21/2014)... A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech ... using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials ... contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted ... doctoral students and research faculty from Louisiana ... collaborated to create filament extruders that can ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... developed a novel and versatile modeling strategy to simulate ... materials as well as for studying polyelectrolytes, including DNA ... model much larger and more complex polyelectrolyte systems, and ... lead author of a paper on the work and ... Science and Engineering. "This is a big step forward ...
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