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Breast Cancer Patients May be Spared Additional Surgery

NorthShore University HealthSystem Researcher reports in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Evanston, IL (Vocus) May 20, 2009 -- A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, authored by David J. Winchester , FACS, M.D., Chief of General Surgery and Surgical Oncol...

More Faces Being Spared in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Researchers point to safer vehicles as reason for fewer fractures MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- People injured in motor vehicle accidents these days are less likely to suffer facial fractures than they were in the past, thanks largely to better and safer automobile designs, resear...

Normal tissue not spared in new forms of breast cancer radiotherapy

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. − A five day course of radiotherapy to treat breast cancer may, in some cases, expose as much lung and heart tissue to potentially toxic radiation as does the standard six weeks of treatment, say researchers at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. That because the short treatment,...

Get stressed to be spared of breast cancer risk?

Contrary to popular belief new studies point in the direction that a dose of stress everyday can save women from developing breast cancer.// "High levels of daily stress are linked to a decreased risk of developing breast cancer". According to a study carried out at the National Institute of ...

Therapy should extend beyond childhood

...same deep regions of the brain are affected as in Huntington's disease, the children have similar movement disorders but their intelligence is usually spared by the neurodegenerative process. However, the children's prognosis is favourable if the disease is detected early by newborn screening, which -us...

Antidepressants aid electroconvulsive therapy in treating severe depression

...ose of unilateral ECT on the right side of the brain was as effective as or superior to treating depression with moderate-dose bilateral ECT and still spared memory loss. "We've been doing research for the last 10 years to find a way to make unilateral stimulation work as well as bilateral," McCall said....

Cell transplantation and cardiac repair

... was reduced by 62 percent and their total walking distance improved from zero to 40 meters. "This study found that after aBMC, in addition to being spared amputation, a critically ischemic leg can have increased blood flow and support wound healing while patients have reduced pain," concluded Dr. Amann. ...

Emory researchers announce Phase III study of progesterone for traumatic brain injury

...ersonnel impacted by blunt trauma traumatic brain injury has risen dramatically in recent years. While greater improvements in armored technology have spared many more lives, more soldiers are now facing the consequences of their brain injuries. The development of progesterone therapy could allow more of th...

Research Reveals How Down Syndrome Shields Against Cancer

...etter treatments, experts say WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of genes may explain why people with Down syndrome are largely spared from many types of cancer, Boston researchers report. The same genetic mechanism could be a potent target for new anti-cancer therapies, said the s...

Stem Cell Study Offers Hope for Targeting Tumors

... In mice, genetically engineered cells killed cancer but spared healthy cells TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically engineered adult stem cells, armed with a cancer-killing protein, have prov...
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Cancer Centers of North Carolina Offers HDR Brachytherapy for Treatment of Cancerous Tumors

...imize the dose distribution to the target. As a result of this precise delivery, the surrounding healthy tissue and critical organs are preferentially spared from high doses of radiation and side effects may be reduced. Unlike low dose rate brachytherapy treatment, HDR therapy can be delivered on an ...

Breast MRI Scan Could Determine Need for Radiation Therapy

...e lymph nodes? Our study showed that tumor characteristics as seen on an MRI scan may be the answer." The ultimate benefit is that some women can be spared radiation therapy, especially those with smaller tumors and tumors that have not spread to the lymph nodes, he said. A contrast dye used routinely i...

Leading Healthcare System Decreases MRSA Infection Rate by 53 Percent - Offers Protocol & Educational Materials Free of Charge to Other Organizations

...ction rates by 53 percent from 2005 to mid-year 2008 by implementing a hard-hitting, system-wide campaign that changed the health system's culture and spared an estimated 249 patients from the medical complications of MRSA. Executives at Novant Health feel so strongly about hand hygiene and improving the ...

AviaraDx Confirms That Combination of Two Molecular Biomarkers Improves Prediction of Disease Recurrence in Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients

...uthors conclude that these two markers together should enable oncologists to identify a large subgroup of women with low risk of recurrence who may be spared from toxic chemotherapy regimens. In addition, they may also identify a significant population of patients for whom intensive chemotherapy regimens or...

New Data Show Early Non-Response to Antipsychotic Treatment May Be Strong Predictor of Subsequent Non-Response for People with Schizophrenia

...These data strongly advocate evaluating the potential benefit of antipsychotic medications earlier in treatment, so patients with schizophrenia can be spared from unnecessary increased exposure to a drug that is very unlikely to help them," said Dr. Cherri Miner, Lilly U.S. medical director, neuroscience. "...

Rapid Response was Crucial to Containing the 1918 Flu Pandemic

... of the deadly 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic is why it struck different cities with varying severity. Why were some municipalities such as St. Louis spared the fate of the hard-hit cities like Philadelphia when both implemented similar public health measures? What made the difference, according to two ind...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Preclinical Trial Targeting System's Success in Mouse Model Reported in Cancer Cell

...cancer available worldwide. BikDD killed cells in all lines, with the VISA-delivered gene destroying more cells in all but one case. The C-VISA system spared healthy tissue while CMV-BikDD destroyed healthy cells. Subsequent tests compared the two methods in the mouse models. Hung's team continues researc...
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Athletes not spared from health risks of metabolic syndrome

COLUMBUS, Ohio College-age football players who gain weight to add power to their blocks and tackles might also be setting themselves up for diabetes and heart disease later in life, a new study suggests. Nearly half of a sample of collegiate offensive and defensive linemen who underwent a bat...

Could better mangrove habitats have spared lives in the 2004 tsunami?

Accounts of the tsunami that killed over a quarter of a million people in Southeast Asia on the 26th of December, 2004, slowly disappear from the media, but the event is nevertheless heavily burned into the memories of those who are directly involved. In the aftermath of the disaster, academics and...

Early detection and quick response are key to defense against anthrax attack

... hours to a week or more after the attack. With appropriate and timely administration of an antibiotic treatment program, exposed individuals would be spared from developing inhalational anthrax infection. ...

Gene expression findings a step toward better classification and treatment of juvenile arthritis

...ld enable doctors to target more aggressive treatment to children at risk of more severe arthritis, while those likely to have milder disease could be spared the stronger treatments that carry a greater risk of side effects. The researchers were supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculosk...

Bad mix of bacterial remnants and genetics leads to arthritis

...p is to find treatments that either rid the body of this inflammatory signal or mask it. Either way, the net effect would be the same: people would be spared from a very crippling disease. " According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more that 40 million American say that they have b...

Two from one: Pitt research maps out evolution of genders from hermaphroditic ancestors

...t of separate sexes stemmed from a genetic mutation in hermaphroditic genes that led to male and female sex chromosomes. With the ability to breed but spared the inbred defects of hermaphrodites, the separate sexes flourished. "This is an important test of the theory of the early stages of sex chromosome...

Urea tanks on diesel trucks -- that's the law in the United States starting in 2010

...e has saved customers more than 280 million liters of diesel and nearly half a billion dollars in fuel spending. At the same time, the environment was spared about 800,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide. A Trucker's Concerns "We're concerned because we don't know enough about the new urea technology,"...

Census of Marine Life lists 122,500 known species, over halfway to complete inventory by Oct. 2010

...a crassa (1882), Microciona tumulosa (1882), Menanetia minchini (1896), Trachyopsilla glaberrima (1931) and 44 other names. No researcher's work is spared not even Carl Linnaeus, who in the 1750s overcame an international scientific Tower of Babel when it came to naming species. He instituted the two-w...

UCLA researchers develop new PET scanning probe that will allowing monitoring of the immune system

... than necessary. If the new PET probe can monitor immune response and response to treatment much more quickly within a week or two patients would be spared from therapies that aren't working. One frustrating aspect for many cancer researchers is understanding the role of the immune response in fightin...

Aging gracefully requires taking out the trash

... scientist from the University of Oslo, Norway. When the researchers kept the neuronal levels of Atg8a high, the genetically engineered flies were spared the ravages of time. Promoting the pathway not only prevented the accumulation of protein aggregates but also significantly extended the average lifes...
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Study Finds Noninvasive Blood Test for Liver Fibrosis May Alleviate Need for Liver Biopsies for Some Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C

...ct, the present study suggests that a unique Hepascore-based algorithm we developed that incorporates results of FIB-4 and APRI assessments would have spared 103 of the 391 study participants with chronic HCV the need for liver biopsy, with advanced fibrosis missed in one patient. We look forward to longitu...

Clarient Granted Exclusive License to Commercialize Breast Cancer Biomarker by Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation

...-negative breast cancer patients, researchers found that FOXA1 expression identified the same low risk, ER-positive, node-negative patients who can be spared toxic chemotherapy (P=0.002). Researchers concluded Oncotype Dx and the FOXA1 marker can potentially be used interchangeably if further validation stu...

YM BIOSCIENCES' NIMOTUZUMAB SELECTED FOR MULTINATIONAL PHASE III TRIAL BY NATIONAL CANCER CENTRE OF SINGAPORE

...ver, what is likely to set nimotuzumab apart is its low toxicity and favourable safety profile," said Dr. Rikrik Ilyas, Director of IGK. "Patients are spared the discomfort of severe skin rashes and may benefit from an enhanced quality of life. Both patients and physicians may also benefit from lack of hypo...

Cancer Care of Western New York Becomes First Center in Western New York to Treat Cancer with RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

...ach day instead of ten." Dr. Shah's clinical team compared a RapidArc treatment plan with one for conventional IMRT and found that the RapidArc plan spared more of Kelver's salivary glands and the rest of his oral cavity. "Prior forms of radiation therapy might have severely compromised his salivary funct...

Ipsogen Launches MapQuant Dx(TM) Genomic Grade Test to Identify Breast Cancer Patients who Benefit From Chemotherapy

... hormonotherapy. It is expected that MapQuant Dx(TM) Genomic Grade test downgrades 70% of grade 2 tumors to grade 1. This would represent about 50,000 spared chemotherapies in Europe and USA annually," said Dr. Jean-Marc Le Doussal, Director of the Breast Cancer Program at Ipsogen. "MapQuant Dx(TM) Genomi...

A Screen of shRNAs Targeting Tumor Suppressor Genes to Identify Factors Involved in Paclitaxel Sensitivity

...s administered. If patients who are likely to positively respond to paclitaxel as a single agent could be identified prior to treatment, they may be spared the unnecessary pain associated with combination regimens. One potential way to do this is through employment of pharmacogenomics. The ...
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