(HealthDay) -- Medicare patients who have advanced non-small cell lung cancer appear to get no survival benefit from adding the drug Avastin to standard chemotherapy, researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer ...
Cancer Apr 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Kidney cancer patients who had only their tumor removed had better survival than patients who had their entire kidney removed, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Cancer Apr 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study that tracked what Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) costs Medicare during three distinct stages of patient care suggests that the government insurer could realize substantial savings ...
Health Apr 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Higher-spending hospitals do have better outcomes for their emergency patients, including fewer deaths, according to a Vanderbilt study released as a working paper through the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Health Apr 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- In the past decade there has been a decrease in prolonged length of stay following radical cystectomy in the United States, while rates of transfer to a facility have remained stable, with insurance ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Telephone motivational counseling sessions did not result in a statistically significant improvement in adherence to an osteoporosis medication regimen, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Me ...
Health Feb 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Treatment is not always warranted for older men with prostate cancer and a short life expectancy, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the Feb. 27 Archives of Internal Medicine.
Cancer Feb 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The American Heart Association has launched the online-only open-access Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease (JAHA) -- packed with free peer-reviewed research on heart dise ...
Cardiology Feb 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Stroke-related language impairment adds about $1,703 per patient to medical costs the first year after stroke, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Cardiology Feb 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study has found that many older lung cancer patients get treatments that may not help them live longer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that p ...
Cancer Feb 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
No previous research has quantified and compared the costs and outcomes between total knee replacement (TKR) patients who have differing lengths of hospital stay following surgery.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Feb 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New research presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) highlights the benefits of total knee replacement (TKR) in elderly patients with osteoarthritis, including a lower probability ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Feb 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Although minimally invasive (endovascular) treatments for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) result in shorter hospital stays and the potential to save Medicare millions of dollars each year, a new study reveals ...
Cardiology Jan 03, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Demographics and clinical factors appear to be associated with survival in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), and the presence of dementia is associated with a significant increase in mortality, according to a report in ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Jan 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Bill Dunphy thought his colonoscopy would be free.
Health Dec 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 8