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The experimental drug ibrutinib (PCI-32765) shows great promise for the treatment of elderly patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to interim findings from a clinical trial.
Cancer May 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Barcelona, Spain: New research showing that almost half of 13,000 patients with head and neck cancers had other health-related problems at the same time is one of the presentations in a special session at the 31st conference ...
Cancer May 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- The widely used class of cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins may help elderly patients with high blood pressure avoid developing atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm abnormality ...
Cardiology May 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Hemiarthroplasty with the cemented Exeter implant provides pain relief comparable to hemiarthroplasty with the uncemented Alloclassic implant in elderly patients with a displaced femoral neck ...
Surgery Apr 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Commonly prescribed anti-depressants appear to be doing patients more harm than good, say researchers who have published a paper examining the impact of the medications on the entire body.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (19) | 10 |
Sheffield researchers are investigating ways to improve the treatment and survival rate of elderly patients diagnosed with breast cancer.
Cancer Apr 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Low nutritional assessment scores, poor mobility, and advanced disease predict early death after chemotherapy initiation among elderly patients with cancer, according to a study published online ...
Cancer Apr 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New findings, imaging may aid diagnosis of concomitant AD in patients with Parkinson's disease dementia
Dementia is a frequent complication of Parkinson's disease (PD), but it is clinically impossible to distinguish PD dementia (PDD), which develops from the progression of the Lewy body pathology that underlies PD, from PD ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Apr 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- To provide elderly, hospitalized patients with the best care possible, the medical community needs to reevaluate its reliance on medical technologies, says Bruce J. Naughton, MD, associate professor of ...
Health Apr 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Elderly patients who undergo thyroid surgery are at a much higher risk than their younger counterparts for serious cardiac, pulmonary and infectious complications, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The ...
Surgery Mar 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a multicenter team of investigators have found that carotid artery stenting (CAS) is safe and effective in patients age 70 and older.
Cardiology Mar 26, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
You might have heard of warming up for a football match, but researchers from the University of Sydney are hoping that warming up for a flu vaccine could improve its effectiveness and reduce illness and death in the elderly.
Health Mar 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The majority of institutionalized elderly female patients are vitamin D deficient and there is an inverse association of vitamin D deficiency and mortality, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine ...
Health Mar 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The risk of serious side-effects associated with a common blood-thinning medication are related to elderly patients misunderstanding medical instructions, according to new research.
Medications Mar 01, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Over the past few decades, doctors have noted a surprising trend in cancer of the tonsils and base of the tongue. Though oral cancer previously appeared predominantly in elderly patients with a history of tobacco and alcohol ...
Cancer Mar 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0