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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

ASTRO Issues Guideline on Definitive and Adjuvant RT for Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

May 5, 2015 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology is issuing a new guideline, 'Definitive and adjuvant radiotherapy in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: An American Society for Radiation ... read more

Redesigned Systems May Increase Access to MRI for Patients With Implanted Medical Devices

May 5, 2015 — New technology may extend the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging to many patients whose access to MRI is currently limited. A redesign of the wire at the core of the leads that carry signals ... read more

Treatment Reduces Risk of Recurrence of C. Difficile Infection

May 5, 2015 — Among patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) who recovered following standard treatment with the antibiotics metronidazole or vancomycin, oral administration of spores of a strain of C. ... read more

Connecting Uninsured Patients to Primary Care Could Reduce Emergency Department Use

May 5, 2015 — An intervention to connect low-income uninsured and Medicaid patients to a reliable source of primary health care shows promise for reducing avoidable use of hospital emergency departments in ... read more

One in Five People Will Develop Heart Failure

May 5, 2015 — One person in five is expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely ... read more

Study Finds Inhibitor for COPD Lung Destruction

May 4, 2015 — Newly published observations in patients and experiments in mice provide evidence that cigarette smoke reduces expression of the protein NLRX1 in the lung, taking the restraints off a destructive ... read more

Racial Differences in Male Breast Cancer Outcomes

May 4, 2015 — While black and white men under age 65 diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer received similar treatment, blacks had a 76 percent higher risk of death than whites, research shows. Male breast ... read more

Primary Care Visits Available to Most Uninsured, but at a High Price

May 4, 2015 — Uninsured people in the United States don't have any more difficulty getting appointments with primary care doctors than those with insurance, but they get them at prices that are likely ... read more

Bystander CPR Helps Cardiac Arrest Survivors Return to Work

May 4, 2015 — In Denmark, more bystanders performing CPR contributed to more cardiac arrest survivors returning to work, a study concludes. Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may ... read more

Recurrence of Prostate Cancer Detected Earlier With Innovative PSMA-Ligand PET/CT

May 4, 2015 — A recent study compared use of the novel Ga-68-PSMA-ligand PET/CT with other imaging methods and found that it had substantially higher detection rates of prostate-specific membrane antigen in ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Kinesiology research offers encouraging information for cancer patients: A brisk walk or a slow jog on a regular basis may be the key to improved cancer treatments. Research also has shown that ... read more

Cost-Effective Expert Recommended Asthma Test Underutilized by Physicians, Study Shows

May 4, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have found that spirometry was underutilized for asthma diagnosis and management in US adults from 2001 to 2011, despite its accuracy, cost effectiveness and the ... read more

Prominent Role for Pharmacies in Reducing Asthma-Related Illness, New Study Suggests

May 4, 2015 — A new study shows how pharmacies might collaborate with physicians and families to reduce asthma-related illness. The study found that pharmacies in neighborhoods with high rates of asthma-related ... read more

Shell-Less Chicken Eggs for Multiple Myeloma Research

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have grown miniature tumors on eggshell membranes. The EU project succeeded in developing an urgently needed drug screening system for bone marrow cancer, the scientists say. Multiple ... read more

How Chickenpox Virus Can Cause a Stroke in an HIV Patient

May 4, 2015 — Varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox in children and shingles in older adults. The virus typically remains dormant in patients with healthy immune systems, but can reactivate if the immune system ... read more

Researchers Find Clues That May Predict Recovery Outcomes Following Total Hip Replacement

May 4, 2015 — A cross-institutional team of researchers has identified a signaling substance (MuIS) that may predict patients who will have poor muscle regeneration outcomes following hip surgery. Testing patients ... read more

Generic Transplant Drugs as Good as Brand Name, Experts Say

May 3, 2015 — Scientists have found that generic formulations of tacrolimus, a drug used post-transplant to lower the risk of organ rejection, are just as good as the name-brand ... read more

Comprehensive Look at Brain Cancer Treatments

May 1, 2015 — A comprehensive genetic review of treatment strategies for glioblastoma brain tumors covers how these highly invasive and almost-always-deadly brain cancers may be treated, reviews the continuing ... read more

Frailty Among Older Heart Patients Helps Predict Severe Outcomes

May 1, 2015 — Frailty among older people with cardiovascular disease appears to be more predictive than age for gauging their risk of heart attack, stroke and death, according to an international study. The ... read more

US Clinics Avoiding Government Oversight of 'Stem Cell' Treatments

May 1, 2015 — Clinics across the United States are advertising stem cell treatments that attempt to take advantage of what they perceive as exceptions in FDA regulations, according to ... read more

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