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Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

...aging voice, speech, and swallowing, in many cases physicians and their patients are now opting for a combination of chemotherapy and radiation as a first line of treatment. However, there is no way to predict which patients will respond well to this treatment or whether a tumor will return later. Clinical exam...

Research shows cord blood comparable to matched bone marrow

...ansplantation and provide guidelines to transplant physicians on the selection of the best donor for children with leukemia. Remarkably, mismatched cord blood performed as well as matched bone marrow as measured by leukemia-free survival rates, providing the degree of mismatch was limited and the number of cor...

Women well informed about breast cancer, yet lacking knowledge about current treatments

... “Communication between the patients and their physicians is so important because it empowers them to take a...ssential information, patients can work with their physicians to achieve the best possible outcomes in the management of their diagnosis.” Key questions T...

Risk of stroke doubles if diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

...etes. Jeerakathil indicates it is possible that physicians are undertreating stroke risks because of a prevailing attitude among physicians and patients that the cardiovascular complications of diabetes occur long after diagnosis rather tha...

Adult stem cells from human cord umbilical cord blood successfully engineered to make insulin

...ed to create a needed organ. In this way, he said, physicians might avoid the usual pitfall involved in transplanting cells or organs from other people — organ rejection, which requires organ recipients to take immune-suppressing drugs for the rest of their lives. Huge numbers of stem cells are thought to be...

Avian influenza survivors' antibodies effective at neutralising H5N1 strain

...influenza pandemic, there were multiple reports of physicians administering blood taken from survivors to patients infected with the disease. A recent review suggested that this treatment was associated with a halving in mortality. However, directly administering blood carries a risk of infection with other blo...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

...hor on this publication. "They also suggest that physicians should pay more attention to the time of onset of symptoms, and to look for other signs that allow the identification of these rapid progressor patients". In this study the authors performed global gene expression analysis and other molecular stu...

Gene expression patterns predict rapid decline in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

...Research in Mexico City. "This study suggests that physicians should pay more attention to the time of onset of symptoms in their patients," Dr. Selman said. "Although preliminary, these results may allow investigators to identify biomarkers of disease progression and, more importantly, better evaluate the e...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

...lief from symptoms when their devices are tuned by physicians to deliver rapid pulses, Grill said. Patients' sym...ses underlying deep brain stimulation could enable physicians to better fine-tune electrical implants, Grill said. That could be particularly useful for zeroing i...

Novel system developed to turn data into real-time, interactive 3-D images

...s tissues and organs have become the primary tools physicians use to diagnose disease and make recommendations f...l setting and significantly improve the ability of physicians to make diagnoses from a variety of imaging techniques," Blank says. "Our approach allows the physic...

Nitric oxide: Key to cardiovascular and pulmonary function and drug effectiveness

... SNOs may be the key to a problem that has stumped physicians for years -- why specific drugs for such diseases as heart failure or asthma lose their effectiveness over time. Almost half of all drugs on the market today, as well as many hormone and neurotransmitters, target a specific family of cell surface ...

Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine

...the mid-19th century, showed that ancient Egyptian physicians treated wounds with honey, resins and metals known to be antimicrobial. The team also discovered prescriptions for laxatives of castor oil and colocynth and bulk laxatives of figs and bran. Other references show that colic was treated with hyoscya...

Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

... patients can be difficult to manage for emergency physicians and cardiologists alike," said cardiology fellow Richard Regnante, M.D. "They may be in cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, or severe heart failure. They may require advanced life support with airway management and medications to support blood pressur...

HIV survival improves if patients stay in care

...ter starting treatment that they visited their HIV physicians or health care provider. Sixty-four percent of the...se who had poorer retention in care or visited the physicians less during the year after starting treatment had a greater risk of dying than those who saw the phy...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

...l for two to three months after transplantation as physicians work to keep infections at bay as the child's immune system develops. In Dave'yana's case, Harding returned to the hospital in Missouri after about a month. She received treatment for a viral infection at the Children's Hospital of St. Louis for fou...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...hy research, says that this technique should allow physicians to identify cancer lesions and other abnormalities with higher sensitivity and specificity. Extensive tests of the VA imaging technique have been carried out at the Mayo Clinic. (3aBBa7) WORKPLACE SPEECH PRIVACY CALCULATOR Open-plan offices ...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...and evaluate flu transmission between patients and physicians in the hospital emergency room setting. Emory will also offer a training program for postdoctoral fellows and veterinarians interested in influenza and other research performed in a biosafety level 3 laboratory. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New...

Woven scaffolds could improve cartilage repair

...caffold" that could greatly improve the ability of physicians to repair damaged joints with the patient's own stem cells. "If further experiments are successful, the scaffold could be used in clinical trials within three or four years," said Franklin Moutos, a graduate student in the Orthopedic Bioengineering ...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

...chondral injury, or cartilage injury can ask their physicians about the use of allografts or other techniques now available for cartilage restoration. OHSU physicians are involved in several trials to assess the efficacy of these treatments and continue to pioneer ca...

Misusing vitamin to foil drug test may be toxic; plus, it doesn't work

... hope that our study will alert emergency medicine physicians and other health care providers to this hazardous practice." ...

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