Tag: "weeks" at medical news
'Big picture' of brain changes may be crucial to recovery from stroke injury
...worldwide, is typically most acute in the days and weeks
immediately following a stroke but can become a chronic problem. Approximately 90 percent of all cases of spatial neglect are linked to right-brain injuries and lead to difficulty paying attention to the left side; however, the condition can also res...
Radiation, chemotherapy before surgery controls rectal cancer
...roups the first received radiation alone for five weeks
before undergoing surgery to remove the cancer. Th...nd group received chemotherapy in addition to five weeks
of radiation therapy prior to surgery. "The standard treatment for rectal cancer has been radiation...
New one week radiation treatment for breast cancer patients offers promising results
...nt of time required for radiation therapy from six weeks
to only one. Brachytherapy is one of several methods of accelerated partial breast irradiation, which treats only the area surrounding the tumor, instead of the whole breast. The multi-center prospective trial involves 43 breast cancer patients who ...
CT scan can spare some head and neck cancer patients surgery
...criteria doctors can use to evaluate CT scans four weeks
after patients undergo initial treatment. If these criteria are met, there is a 94 percent likelihood a patient's lymph nodes are cancer free, said Stanley L. Liauw, M.D., a resident in radiation oncology. Using a CT scan was found to be much more ac...
Steroids and chicken pox not a good mix
...ients whose chicken pox was diagnosed within three weeks
of taking steroids, 70 percent had severe infectio... who had not received steroid therapy within three weeks
had severe infection. Although the study was limited to patients with leukemia, the findings may app...
Antipsychotic drugs linked to increased risk of death for some elderly Alzheimer's patients
... colleagues examined 15 trials, generally 10 to 12 weeks
in duration, in which 3,353 patients were randomly assigned to take a study drug and 1,757 were randomized to placebo. Outcomes were assessed using standard methods to calculate risk differences. Rabins cautioned that the short-term data used for Sch...
Atypical antipsychotic drugs for dementia may be associated with small increased risk of death
...unpublished) that met criteria, generally 10 to 12 weeks
in duration, including 16 contrasts of atypical an...lar adverse events can be observed within 10 to 12 weeks
of initiating medication, coupled with observations from individual clinical trials results that the...
Treatment regimen offers greater survival advantage for recurrent head and neck cancers
...ation therapy (twice a day for five days every two weeks
for four cycles). They also received chemotherapy with cisplatin (daily every two weeks
for four cycles) and paclitaxel (daily every two weeks
for four cycles). The median follow-up for...
Hopkins emergency physician warns of post-hurricane disease and illness
...opkins emergency physician who spent the past five weeks
working on public health issues in the Gulf Coast region following hurricane Katrina warns that the disaster's potential for wreaking havoc and damage to people's health may continue for months after the hurricane has passed. In an editorial publish...
Herceptin treatment lowers recurrence rate in early breast cancer
...p of 1,694 patients received Herceptin every three weeks
for one year; another 1,694 received it for two years. No Herceptin was administered to the third group of 1,693 patients. Recurrences in HER2-positive breast cancer tend to happen in the first year or two. When the statisticians took their first loo...
Rapid restoration of immunity in immune-suppressed cancer patients using T-cell vaccines
... to a new autologous T-cell-based vaccine only two weeks
after transplantation. Indeed, protection develope...d T-cells are then given back to the patient a few weeks
later via an infusion. The newly grown T cells continue to grow in the patient, which is different t...
Flavonoids may inhibit prostate cancer
...Gupta and his team orally fed apigenin to mice two weeks
before implanting a prostate tumor, then continuin...In a second protocol, apigenin was fed to mice two weeks
after tumor implantation. The first protocol mimicked prevention regimens, while the second followe...
Medical community recognise significance of Herceptin results in early HER2-positive breast cancer
...evaluates observation versus Herceptin every three weeks
for 12 months or 24 months in women with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer. The HERA study allowed for the use of a wide range of chemotherapy regimens, and both lymph node-positive and lymph node-negative patients were eligible for entry into ...
Inhaled nitric oxide may help sickle cell disease
...nts who might end up breathing the gas for days or weeks
at a time without apparent ill effects, that he first considered how it also might benefit sickle cell patients. Previously published studies by Dr. Head and his colleagues in a hypoxic animal model for sickle cell disease showed the animals who brea...
Slacker or sick?
...alaise, appear in injured nerves as early as three weeks
after the first signs of cell stress -- much earli... slack off from completing their tasks." By five weeks
to eight weeks, when cytokine production reached "peak" levels, some rats curled up in a ball and sl...
Simple tests may help predict patients' pain after surgery
...uled to have elective cesarean sections. About two weeks
before surgery, the women answered questionnaires to measure anxiety, their expectations about pain and the levels of pain they were having during pregnancy. In addition, a small heat element was applied to their arms and backs and the women were ask...
PLoS Medicine publishes first trial of effect of male circumcision on HIV infection
...e instructed to abstain from sexual activity for 6 weeks
after the operation. The plan was to follow the pa...participants were asked to not to have sex for six weeks
after the operation). A further concern is that circumcised men, considering themselves to be "prote...
Couples share sexual problems and solutions
...on scores in the two groups at baseline. After 12 weeks
and approximately 20 intercourse experiences, the untreated women who were with men assigned to placebo were observed to have their sexual function scores fall in all domains. The untreated women who were with men assigned to effective erectile dysf...
New analysis supports starting with VFEND for life-threatening fungal infections
...ul if the infection improved or was cured after 12 weeks
of total therapy. Therapies that were used as salvage therapy included lipid formulations of amphotericin B, itraconazole, a dose reduction in amphotericin B, and other systemic antifungal therapy. Results of the Analysis Patterson et al retrospect...
Doctors call for urgent review of cancer initiative
...should be seen by a hospital specialist within two weeks
of being referred to their GP. "It's not surprising that the two-week wait hasn't had an impact on survival because the delay between the referral from primary care and the first specialist appointment is only a small part of the cancer pathway" sa...
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