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Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

...ement after neoadjuvant treatment. Interestingly, pretreatment clinical stage had no predictive value on histomorphological response. The authors concluded that because the study suggests nodal status after neoadjuvant treatment is the strongest determinant of outcome, there is no evidence that an assessment o...

Clinical Outcomes of Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Patients can Be Classified by New Algorithms

... of patients with known outcomes then tested it on pretreatment serum for independent validation and control groups. Patients who were predicted to have good outcomes survived for a median of 306 days, while those in the poor group survived a median of 107 days. In the clinical development of biomarkers for the...

Researchers Improve Soy Processing by Boosting Protein and Sugar Yields

...essors and the food industry. Adding ultrasonic pretreatment to soy processing boosts and improves the yield of protein that can be added to foods, said Samir Khanal, an Iowa State research assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering. In Iowa State laboratory tests, exposing ground...

Ramifications of Widespread Use of Tamiflu

...astewater systems, such as biological and chemical pretreatment in the toilet. Source-IANS<BRSRM...

New Technique to Identify Bacteria for Food Safety

... in a lengthy series of steps. DESI eliminates the pretreatment steps, enabling researchers to take "fingerprints"...cteria using a mass spectrometer without any prior pretreatment within a matter of seconds," Cooks said. New findings show how the Purdue researchers used the met...

Highly-Concentrated Botulinum Preparation Can Result in Severe Illness

...to 21 to 43 times the estimated human lethal dose; pretreatment serum from the fourth epidemiologically linked case-patient was not available. A 100-μg vial of toxin taken from the same manufacturer's lot as toxin administered to the case-patients contained a toxin amount sufficient to kill approximately 14,286 a...

Complaints Against US Federal lab Over-ruled by Panel

...atment plant and remove the solid waste left after pretreatment of wastewater before it's discharged to the lab's sanitary sewer. "Things were in pretty good shape to start with, but any system can be tweaked, any system can be improved," said Steve Shafer who is the regional director of the USDA's Agricultural...

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Appears Safe for Prostate

...as once believed, especially if the results of the pretreatment biopsy are negative. However, establishment of prostate safety for large populations of older men undergoing longer duration of TRT requires further study," the researchers conclude. Source-Newswise...

Is Radiation or Chemoradiation Best for Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

... better assess this, a prospective study utilizing pretreatment studies, post-treatment studies and quality of life measurements is needed. Source-Newswise SR...

African-Americans Have A Reduced Response To Hepatitis C Treatment

... the usual predictors such as patient age, gender, pretreatment serum HCV concentrations, amount of fibrosis in the liver biopsy nor amount of medication taken." Study results showed that sustained virologic response (SVR), the primary endpoint, was significantly lower in African Americans compared with Caucas...

Marijuana Abuse Responds to Psychotherapy, Overall Is Hard to Treat

...ercent reported use at 50 percent or less of their pretreatment levels. --A smaller CBT-MET study rewarded users for staying clean. Some of the 60 participants received vouchers exchangeable for retail items contingent on them submitting negative urine specimens. However, results showed no clear benefit with ei...

Antibiotic Proved Protective against Heart Tissue Damage and Cell Death – Research Find

..., researchers demonstrated for the first time that pretreatment with a clinically relevant dose of rapamycin induces a protective effect against heart attack injury and reduces programmed cell death. Researchers believe through the opening of the mitochondrial KATP channel of heart cells, rapamycin enables cell...

Decline in Paternity Rates Following Treatment for Testicular Cancer

...after treatment. Dry ejaculation, treatment group, pretreatment fatherhood, and marital status were statistically significant independent predictors for post-treatment fatherhood, with dry ejaculation as the most important negative factor. The authors conclude that post-treatment paternity rates in all treatmen...

No link between type II diabetes and aggressive prostate cancer

...ressive prostate cancer. "We looked at several key pretreatment factors used to stage the prostate cancer. These factors include the initial PSA, Gleason score and T-stage. The men with type II diabetes didn't have a significantly different initial profile for their prostate cancer than the men without diabetes,"...

Medicines Used In Antiplatelet Therapy Can Reduce Heart Attacks And Strokes

...ogrel has been debated. The benefit of clopidogrel pretreatment started hours to days before PCI compared with tre... had conducted a study to determine if clopidogrel pretreatment hours to days before PCI is superior to clopidogrel treatment initiated at the time of PCI in preven...

The Benefits of abciximab with clopidogrel for percutaneous coronary intervention Questioned

...ing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after pretreatment with 600 mg clopidogrel for less than 2 hours offered no clinically measurable benefit at 30 days. The trial included 2159 patients undergoing PCI for stable or unstable angina without marked ST-segment changes or positive biomarkers, who were rand...

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