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Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous

...ichigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Ann Arbor, removal of fibroids is the largest single reason hysterectomies are performed in the United States. More than 500,000 are performed each year.According to Teng, doctors who say there is no way of telling whether a fibroid tumor is benign or cancerous until i...

Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...itions such as thyroiditis, goiter, or on surgical removal of the thyroid gland. Other or previously-used medications, such as Synthroid, Cytomel, Euthyroid, Thyrolar, and Armour Thyroid, are often difficult to control, and sometimes results in symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Levothyroxine sodium (Unithroid...

Lose stomach for Life....Preventive removal of stomach saves the risk of cancer

...fter thorough counselling they underwent surgical removal of stomach. "The somehow surprising and medically fascinating observation was that all five cases had small gastric cancers in the removed stomach, which were detected after very thorough pathological examination," said co-author Dr. Carlos Caldas...

WORM! WORM! all the way

...udy of 50 people who had undergone a colostomy, or removal of part of the colon, to treat severe ulcerative colitis. They developed infections in the remaining area of the colon. Doctors got the infections under control and then gave 30 patients a mixture consisting of four different strains of bacteria. Th...

Shock it to Heal!!

...ric stimulation every night for 8 hours as well as removal dead tissue weekly, topical treatment and rest for 3 months, it was found that the ulcer healing rate was about 65%. Though it is not clear, electric stimulation works in enhancing the blood flow to the affected area and hence enhance the immune sys...

Eye Saver

...halmology and investigator of COMS, Ohio said that removal of the eye is the only option for bigger tumours. The study looked at 1,317 patients with cancer of the choroid,the thin layer of vessels beneath the retina, which contains most of the eye's melanocytes .All the patients had medium sized tumou...

Surviving surgery

...oke. But various kinds of cancer surgery, such as removal of the lung or oesophagus, are linked with 8.6 per cent to 13.7 per cent mortality. However, without this surgery the patient might die of their disease. So it's a matter of the doctor and the patient weighing up the risks and benefits of different k...

A crude custom

...en. The different types of circumcision are:- The removal of the tip of the clitoris; Total removal of the clitoris and surrounding labia; The removal of the clitoris and labia and the sewing up of th...

Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer

...y. The majority of patients had undergone complete removal of their tumor. All the patients had 50Gy radiation to the whole breast and were randomised to receive either a 16Gy boost localised to the tumour bed area or no further radiotherapy. After a follow-up of over five years, only 109 patients in the boo...

Laser to help in root canal treatment

...oot canal and covers all enamel, dentin and pulpal removal as well as shaping of the root canal. The Waterlase is not a direct laser, the but alternatively furnishes optical energy to water, and the water particles themselves provide the cutting of dental hard tissue. Use of the Waterlase may reduce the ne...

A question on study of Adult Stem Cell

...pponents of the creation of stem cells through the removal of an inner cell mass from a 5-to-7-day-old embryo, which is killed in the process, have pointed to adult stem cell research as a viable, less morally offensive alternative to stem cells extracted from embryos. Still in a blank state, embryonic stem ...

New hope for eye cancer

...halmology and investigator of COMS, Ohio said that removal of the eye is the only option for bigger tumours. The study looked at 1,317 patients with cancer of the choroid,the thin layer of vessels beneath the retina, which contains most of the eye's melanocytes .All the patients had medium sized tumou...

Acoustic neuroma in older patients to be treated

...and problems with balance.// Standard treatment is removal by surgery - but there's some debate as to whether this is worthwhile in older people with limited life expectancy. For any brain surgery can lead to adverse effects, such as further loss of hearing. The researchers, from Santa Clara, USA, studied ...

Laser technique assists beard problem

...ology has been inventing new techiques. Laser hair removal is a useful remedy for ingrowing hairs that develo...e problem. They had 40 men with PFB try laser hair removal on one part of the skin and compared this with an untreated area. After 80 days, the incidence of ...

Comparing Breast surgery techniques

...ive breast surgery. The radical mastectomy - total removal of the breast and the nodes under the armpit// - i...with radiation or - if the nodes became positive - removal of the nodes. They also studied 502 women with lymph node involvement - who received similar treatm...

Screening bypasses radical breast surgery

...east screening programme, the rate of mastectomy - removal of the breast - for cancer came down by 50 per cent. There has been a lot of such changes happening all round the plave. At the same time, the rate of breast conserving surgery went up by 50 per cent. In this operation, the lump from the breast is ...

Flesh-eating virus

...ibiotics, but more serious surgery can involve the removal of skin and even limbs to halt the spread of the bacteria....

Conserving the larynx

...box. Treatment for laryngeal cancer often includes removal of the larynx or voice box.// The patient has to learn to speak through an opening made in the throat. It may be a life-saving option, but it's one that has a drastic impact on the quality of that life. Researchers at the University of Dallas have ...

Survival rates in breast cancer patients improved with "Dose Dense Chemotherapy"

...cancer and no other metastases. Following surgical removal of their tumors, the women were assigned to one of four treatment regimens involving the standard chemotherapy drugs doxorubicin (A), paclitaxel (T), and cyclophosphamide (C): Sequential administration (A followed by T, followed by C) in three-week ...

New way to control hospital infection

...f these infections are treated with antibiotics or removal of a device like a catheter, while others lead to ...patient has a urinary catheter and that default is removal than continuation, and using antiseptic-coated catheters, though more expensive, will save hospitals...

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