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Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

...rchers conducted a pilot study of 10 patients with recurrent glioblastoma, a rapidly growing type of brain tumour, to test the effectiveness of the treatment. The researchers use specific alternating electric fields, called Tumor-Treating Fields (TTF) that home in on the unusual geometry of dividing cells. ...

BioCryst Receives Special Protocol Assessment for Fodosine

...ho have disease that is persistent, progressive or recurrent during or after treatment with at least three systemic therapies. The study's primary endpoint is to determine the objective response rate, defined as either complete response or partial cutaneous response, achieved with a once-daily oral regimen of ...

Ginger Spice Determined to Win Bulimia Battle

...an eating disorder in which the subject engages in recurrent binge eating followed by intentional purging....

Analysis of Hemoglobin Level Control in Dialysis Patients

...levels to help dialysis patients One of the most recurrent problems of hemodialysis is anemia. In order to live a better quality life, dialysis-dependent patients, needs to have an adequate hemoglobin level. Thus anemia correction is a very significant part of the dialysis process. One significiant treatmen...

Daily Antibiotics may Not Prevent Future Urinary Tract Infections Risk in Kids

...n had a first urinary tract infection and 83 had a recurrent UTI. Children between ages three and five, Caucasi...vere vesicoureteral reflux had the highest risk of recurrent UTI. Receiving a daily dose of preventive antibiotics was not associated with a lower risk of rec...

Protein Interaction is a Drug Target for Blood Clot Prevention

...ctivation have not proved beneficial in preventing recurrent blood clots. In a study appearing online on July 12 in advance of publication in the August print issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Mark Ginsberg and colleagues from the University of California San Diego show that the binding of the ...

Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

...use they may: shed light on why some women have recurrent vaginal yeast infections, while others have never had one; partly explain differences in susceptibility to infection in the two racial groups, based upon the relative frequency of different kinds of bacterial communities in women. Forney also sa...

Boffins Find Evidence for Novel Brain Cell Communication

...pilepsy, a group of disorders characterized by the recurrent occurrence of spontaneous seizures, is usually regarded to reflect a disparity between the ability of nerve cells to excite one another, on the one hand, and to inhibit one another, on the other hand. The excitation and inhibition take place becaus...

Breast Cancer Risk is not Reduced by a Diet Rich in Fruit and Vegetables

...uit, and fiber and low in fat reduces the risks of recurrent and new primary breast cancer and all-cause death among women with previously treated early stage breast cancer. The randomized controlled trial included 3,088 women who were previously treated for early stage breast cancer (18 to 70 years old at di...

Manic Depression Linked With Shrinking Brain

...lar disorder is a psychiatric condition defined as recurrent episodes of significant disturbance in moods. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Andrew McIntosh at the University of Edinburgh. As part of the study, researchers examined the grey matter in the brain of people with bipol...

Preimplanted Genetic Screening Should Be Interpreted With Caution

...reted with caution. PGS is offered to women with recurrent IVF failures as well as repeated miscarriages. It is based on the concept that the entire chromosomal constitution of an embryo can be represented by a single cell, which is removed from the embryo. If one biopsied cell is found to be abnormal, there...

It is Men, and Not Women, to Be Blamed for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Instead of holding a woman responsible for recurrent pregnancy loss, try blaming unhealthy sperms, say ... miscarriage more than twice in a row, it's called recurrent pregnancy loss. In around 80 percent such cases, imperfect and inefficient sperms lead to a weak emb...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Initiates Patient Enrollment In New Cotara(R) Brain Cancer Trial

...ival time in a group of 28 patients suffering from recurrent late stage glioblastoma multiforme. This was considered a promising development in this serious and deadly disease, which kills half of its victims within 14 months of diagnosis. Peregrine believes that combined positive data from this new study in...

New Innovation in Clubfoot Treatment

...ace less than had been prescribed, which can allow recurrent clubfoot deformities that may require extensive surgery. In fact, past studies had shown that about 30 percent to 40 percent of families do not use the traditional brace as prescribed. In contrast, the new brace has a soft, custom-molded interface ...

HCV Patients Survival After Liver Transplantation is Not Improving

...ut the cumulative probability of developing severe recurrent disease remained unchanged," the authors report. They pinpointed the combination of a female recipient receiving an old graft as a strong risk factor for a severe recurrence. An accompanying editorial by Marina Berenguer of Hospital La Fe in Valenc...

Is It Worth Having Surgery to Remove Your Tonsils?

Adults with recurrent sore throats may benefit from having a tonsillectomy in the short term, but the overall longer term benefit is still unclear, and any benefits have to be balanced against the side effects of the operation. A small study of adults from Finland sho...

Premature Birth Linked With Increased Use of Pesticides

...rths in the United States vary month to month in a recurrent and seasonal manner. Pesticides and nitrates similarly vary seasonally in surface water throughout the U.S. Nitrates and pesticides can disrupt endocrine hormones and nitric oxide pathways in the developing fetus," he said. "I believe this work may...

Bipolar Spectrum Disorder may Be Under-recognized for Spectrum Disorder: Study

...form of the illness, in which a person experiences recurrent episodes of mania and depression. People with bipolar II experience a milder form of mania called hypomania that alternates with depressive episodes. People with bipolar disorder not otherwise specified (BD-NOS), sometimes called subthreshold bipolar...

Combined Molecular-targeted and Hormonal Therapies Offer Promise in Treating Ovarian Cancer

...ials have confirmed the role of hormone therapy in recurrent ovarian cancer treatment, especially in patients w...apy has proven to be generally ineffective against recurrent ovarian cancer, which has led researchers to investigate novel treatments. While a cure is unlikel...

New Laser Offers Alternative to Surgery in Treating Voice Disorders

..., lawyers and constant cell phone talkers who have recurrent voice conditions because of voice overuse. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 7.5 million people have diseases or disorders of the voice. Last year, the pulsed KTP laser was used to treat Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler at Massac...

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