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Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...t cancer, leukaemia, colon cancer, lung cancer and renal cell carcinoma. When they compared two of these immune signatures with corresponding human tumours thereafter, they found that the immune signatures of each of the human breast cancer cases nearly matched that of mice. Dr. Epstein says that all cas...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...edical in-patient facilities, general medicine and renal medicine. Titled, The Case for Change report outlines widespread problems, including: INFECTION control represents a critical risk "as a result of the outdated and poor condition of the current facilities and infrastructure". The risk stems from...

New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

...nk starting early on in childhood often leading to renal failure before the age of 30. So far, kidney transplantation in early age has been the only way to save patients suffering from NPHP. With a new mouse model Mathias Treier and his group at EMBL have shed new light on the molecular mechanisms under...

New Cancer Therapy in Clinical Trial

... was recently approved by the FDA for treatment of renal cancer and is currently undergoing investigation in over 30 clinical trials for use against a wide range of human cancers, including melanoma, prostate, ovarian, pancreatic, lung cancers, and others. Like c-Myc, sorafenib appears to work through a ...

Yo-yo Dieting Increases Kidney Cancer Risk in Women

...isk of developing a type of kidney cancer known as renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Researchers noted that it was safer for women to gradually put on weight with growing age rather than shred weight through strict dieting. The authors suggested many reasons relating yo-yo dieting and large waistlines to kid...

Fortis Plans Multi-speciality Hospital in Jaipur

...tion in cardiac care, orthopaedics, neurosciences, renal sciences and gastroenterology. Though refusing t...rdiac care, orthopaedics, neurosciences, oncology, renal care and gastroenterology among others....

Nephrologists Reassess Disaster Response Strategies

... need of the hour, so that patients with end-stage renal failure undergoing regular dialysis are not in dir... lessons, especially in terms of the risk of acute renal failure (ARF). This is a special concern in earthquakes or other causes of building collapse, becaus...

Radio-frequency Ablation Offers Hope for People With Inoperable Kidney Tumours

...explained Bershad, who was diagnosed with stage II renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer that begins in the cells that line the small tubes within the kidney. In comparison with the surgical removal of kidney tumours that results in hospital admissions of 7 to 10 days and postopera...

Patients With Alcohol Problem Need Mechanical Ventilation

...ness have multiple comorbidities such as diabetes, renal failure, heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and chronic obstructive lung disease. These comorbidities make it more difficult to recover from critical illness. Furthermore, said de Wit, certain critical illnesses such as acute respiratory distre...

Back to Basics in Health in Advanced Countries Now

...isits should have been to a GP. It reveals that renal dialysis to treat lifestyle-induced diabetes is the single most frequent reason for visits. Treatments for other preventable conditions, such as heart attacks, also soak up huge resources. Rudd said Labor would give central priority to preventiv...

Early Indicator of Kidney Disease May Also Predict Risk of Pre-Diabetes

...wereconsidered, he noted. "Pre-clinical signs of renal impairment may occur before or coincidentwith pre-diabetes," Donahue said. "These findings may suggest thatthose who have pre-diabetes also should be screened for early signs ofkidney impairment, which itself is a major chronic illness and cause of m...

Cause of Gender Differences in Blood Pressure, Kidney Damage Under Study

...es. There are also differences in development of renal injury in the human population and chronic renal disease seems to be worse in men and I see the same thing in my animal model. Shes looking at the...

Once-a-year Drug Reduces Fractures from Osteoporosis

...other side effects of zoledronic acid, such as the renal damage and bone deterioration that has been seen at much larger doses in oncology treatments. The HORIZON study showed no such findings at the lower dose required for osteoporosis treatments. The study did observe a small increase in the incidence ...

Health Budget Must Focus On Access To Medical Services, Fitness And Nutrition

...cialised services in geriatrics, general medicine, renal medicine, paediatrics, rheumatology, haematology, endocrinology, respiratory medicine, and cancer medicine - all of which are experiencing workforce shortages at a time of increased demand for them in the community. In times of economic prosperity...

Study Evaluates the Incompetence of Blacks as Living Kidney Donors

...e women than men did not donate because of reduced renal function, at 7.9 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively. Also, more women (6.4 percent) than men (1.8 percent) were excluded due to not completing the process. "I did find this kind of surprising because more women successfully donate than men, at ...

Poisoned Workers of Hindustan Lever Demand Treatment

...isorders, tremors, bleeding gums, heart disorders, renal malfunctions and high levels of abortions among women during their work at the thermometer factory. To highlight the intensity of the problem, 5 children born to the ex-workers were also present, these children suffer from various known mercury indu...

Quality Improvement Effort Pays Off in Diabetes Care

...ncidence of major complications, such as end-stage renal disease, which can cost $44,000 per patient each year. "In this setting, we found that the economic value of improving the delivery of existing diabetes care was roughly equal to the benefits of developing a new treatment, such as a novel diagnosti...

Quality Versus Quantity: Transforming Kidney Transplant Policy

...r kidneys are allocated to patients with end-stage renal disease on a first-come, first-serve basis, rather... that there is little risk of immediate death from renal ailments. As a result, donated kidneys in excellent condition may be given to patients who are alm...

Moderate Drinking may Lower Risk of Kidney Cancer

...wer the risk of a type of kidney malignancy called renal cancer according to a study . The researchers at...a day were about 30 percent less likely to develop renal cell cancer than non-drinkers. This reduced risk they found in people who drank beer, wine or liquor...

FDA: New Drug for Advance Kidney Cancer

... a certain type of advanced kidney cancer known as renal cell carcinoma. Torisel was approved based on a s...se of the drug prolonged survival of patients with renal cell carcinoma. The drug is an enzyme inhibitor, a protein that regulates cell production, cell grow...

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