News tagged with aggressive treatment
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In the largest study of its kind, researchers have profiled genetic changes in cancer with drug sensitivity in order to develop a personalised approach to cancer treatments. The study is published in Nature on Thursday 29 Mar ...
Cancer Mar 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Antipsychotic medication was associated with a modest and time-limited increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) among older patients treated with cholinesterase inhibitors for dementia, according to a study ...
Cardiology Mar 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- A look at statistics stretching from 1935 to 2010 found significant improvements in Americans' expected lifespans, mainly due to factors such as better medical care and declines in smoking rates.
Health Mar 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that aggressive treatment of severe traumatic brain injury, which includes invasive monitoring of intracranial ...
Neuroscience Mar 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Even though a large clinical study demonstrated that radiation has limited benefit in treating breast cancer in some older women, there was little change in the use of radiation among older women in the Medicare program, ...
Cancer Mar 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Cells that die naturally generate a lot of internal debris that can trigger the immune system to attack the body, leading to diseases such as lupus.
Immunology Feb 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
For patients admitted to an emergency department with chest pain, use of a contemporary or highly sensitive test for levels of troponin I (a protein in muscle tissue) may help rule-out a diagnosis of heart attack, while changes ...
Cardiology Dec 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The presence of circulating tumor cells in the blood appears to have no relationship to survival in women who have just been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, according to new research from Fox Chase Cancer Center. ...
Inflammatory disorders Dec 09, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Surgery significantly improves short- and long-term outcomes in patients with heart failure caused by a bacterial infection known as endocarditis, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers.
Cardiology Nov 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
In geriatric medicine, the adage that age is just a number holds true. New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center uses a simple assessment tool to determine how well older adults diagnosed with acute myelogenous ...
Cancer Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A protein in the nucleus of breast cancer cells that plays a role in fueling the growth of aggressive tumors may be a good target for new drugs, reports a research team at the Duke Cancer Institute.
Cancer Oct 17, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Parents of children in the palliative stage of cancer favour aggressive chemotherapy over supportive care compared with health care professionals, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Health Oct 17, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Sports-related knee injuries in children and adolescents seem to be increasing at an alarming rate. Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia noted a more than 400 percent increase in these injuries at their ...
Health Oct 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Advanced imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans shows great promise in predicting which patients with inoperable lung cancer have more aggressive tumors and need additional treatment following standard chemotherapy/radiation ...
Cancer Oct 05, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Newly discovered subtle markers of heart damage hidden in plain sight among hours of EKG recordings could help doctors identify which heart attack patients are at high risk of dying soon.
Cardiology Sep 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |