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Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test

...75 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who were candidates for either lumpectomy or mastectomy treatment. The genetic testing and counseling changed the view of the patients and made them take up the surgery eagerly. This way, women were more willing to take up the painful decision of undergoing a mastectom...

Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care

... that patients with elevated levels of IL-6 may be candidates for early surgical intervention. Overall, patients with higher levels of IL-6 were more likely to die than those with lower levels. And while surgery reduced mortality by about 5% in the patients with high IL-6 levels, it had no effect on mortality a...

Caution On Use of Cholesterol Drugs

...the ages of 20 and 79 would have// been considered candidates taking statin group of drugs for the primary prevention of cardiovascular problems. But the guidelines revised last year expand the number of potential patients to 36 million, an increase of 140 percent. "We're urging caution," say Donald Fedder, a...

Fresh approach to TB treatment

...onfirm which of the family of azole drugs could be candidates for fast-tracking the drug discovery programme.Professor Steven Kelley, of the Institute of Biological Sciences at University of Wales Aberystwyth, said:“The sterol biosynthesis pathways are commonly found in fungi, animals and plants but this was th...

Heart and dental care

... routinely tell doctors whether their patients are candidates for antibiotics. The problem now is that many doctors who refer patients for echocardiograms are not experts in reading them and are unclear when the heart association guidelines call for antibiotics, said Dr. Warren J. Manning of Harvard and Beth ...

New surgery in head and neck cancer

...ad and neck cancer. The group of patients were not candidates for standard surgery and, in some, the tumour size was so large they could not close their mouths. After treatment, there was a considerable decrease in pain and discomfort. Radiofrequency ablation was able to control the cancer locally, with minim...

New genital gel could empower women against the AIDS epidemic

...dity to oust the virus. However, some of the other candidates in this category like the spermicide nonoxynol-9 have been found to increase HIV infection as attack and weaken vaginal cell walls, as well as the target virus. In the new study, researchers used a human antibody called b12 that binds an HIV coat pr...

Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines

... percent of patients who suffer from migraines are candidates for preventive treatment, but only about 5 percent actually use any. A recent study of patients who switched from acute treatments to a combination of preventive and acute therapies shows office visits declined by more than 50 percent, emergency room...

New Medication May Decrease The Frequency Of Angina Attacks

...cularly important” for angina patients who are not candidates for revascularization....

Improving Survival Rate Of Lung Cancer Patients

...ch year and about 75 percent of those patients are candidates for adjuvant chemotherapy. Researchers say their results indicate that roughly 7,000 deaths from non-small-cell carcinoma would be averted annually with the use of adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy....

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tolerated Well by Elderly Patients

...chers say not all elderly cancer patients are good candidates for radiation, such as those who are severely ill. However, they say if patients are otherwise healthy, radiation therapy may be a safe treatment. Thus researchers conclude,” why not give elderly patients the benefit of the doubt? There’s a good cha...

Another Treatment Option for Benign Tumors

...option for patients with benign tumors who are not candidates for surgery or whose tumors are not amendable to surgery ....

Reducing The Frequency Of Angina Attacks While Exercising

...cularly important” for angina patients who are not candidates for revascularization....

Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Be Effectively Treated With Chemotherapy

... are otherwise in good health, may be dismissed as candidates for treatment // with chemotherapy. Studies in the past have shown that secondary treatment chemotherapy in women with early stage breast cancer significantly improves survival for women in their 50s and 60s, but there is little data among women ages...

Artificial Heart , Gives Hope For Patients Awaiting a Heart Transplant

...death in critically ill patients and those who are candidates for a heart transplant . The artificial heart impl...not improve with standard therapy and who were not candidates for the use of a left ventricular assist device. The artificial heart also helped promote end-organ ...

Leading Biotech Companies Are Interested In Acquisition Of Smaller Companies

... Scherring-Plough). With most late stage product candidates are not interested by the alliancing partner as late stage alliance are very expensive, and does not give an optimal ratio between price and probability of success. Thus at Pfizer “We tend to go earlier because we have good productive tools, to be ab...

Dermaseptins: Potent vaginal contraceptives

...perties of these peptides should be studied as new candidates for human use as a barrier contraceptive agent with additional protection against STDs....

MRI can predict risk of cardiac arrhythmia by identification of scar tissue

...vasive heart surgery or identification of the best candidates for bypass surgery. Another potential application is in the identification of the characteristic scar pattern that could potentially improve existing procedures to ablate, or burn off, regions of the heart muscle that trigger arrhythmia. The non...

Phase II trails of new HIV vaccine to be held in South Africa

...has taken a leading role in the testing of vaccine candidates given the medical and humanitarian promise a preve... estimates that around 30 preventative HIV vaccine candidates are in human trials in six continents. The South African trial follows positive safety data receive...

Roller-Coasters Isn’t The Perfect Place For Cardiac Patients To Be

...c disease or irregular heart rhythms are not ideal candidates for a roller coaster ride. It is generally advisable to consult with your family physician or cardiologist regarding your suitability for such rides. So the next time you see a sign board adjacent to an adventurous ride in a theme park, give it a s...

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