Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Meningitis outbreak toll now 23 dead, 297 sickened: CDC

(HealthDay)—Twenty-three people have now died and 297 have been sickened in the nationwide meningitis outbreak apparently tied to contaminated steroid injections, U.S. health officials reported Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Steroid-related meningitis cases now total 91, CDC says

(HealthDay)—The number of meningitis cases linked to apparently contaminated steroid injections has risen to 91 in nine states, and the number of deaths remains at seven, U.S. health officials reported Sunday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US clinics rush to warn of tainted steroid; 5 dead

(AP)—Health providers scrambled to notify patients in nearly two dozen U.S. states that the steroid injections they received for back pain may have been contaminated with a deadly fungal meningitis. Five people have died.

Immunology

Free light chains identified in chronic rhinosinusitis

(HealthDay) -- Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) have increased free light chain (FLC) concentrations, particularly those with CRS with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), according to a study published online July 5 in Allergy.

Oncology & Cancer

Cabazitaxel can offer an advantage in certain patients

Cabazitaxel (trade name: Jevtana) has been approved since March 2011 in men with metastatic prostate cancer who no longer respond to conventional therapy with hormone blockers and have already been pre-treated with the cytostatic ...

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