Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel therapy helps ease pain and suffering for sickle cell patients

Chronic, debilitating pain and potential organ failure are what approximately 100,000 sickle cell patients in the United States live with each day. Yutaka Niihara, M.D., M.P.H. - lead investigator at The Los Angeles Biomedical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Has osteoporosis treatment failed when a fracture occurs?

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has published practical guidelines to assist clinicians in assessing treatment efficacy in patients who experience a fracture while on medication for osteoporosis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Azathioprine may benefit pediatric atopic dermatitis

(HealthDay) -- For pediatric patients with refractory atopic dermatitis (AD), oral azathioprine is associated with clinical improvement, and measurement of thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) activity seems useful for monitoring ...

Cancer

Biomarker predicts chemo response for osteosarcoma

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have found that a protein expressed by some cancers is a good predictor of how the cancer will respond to standard chemotherapy for osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer in children. Knowing ...

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