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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Stroke Care: Randomized Penumbra 3-D Trial of Next Generation Stent Retriever Meets Primary Endpoints

July 27, 2016 — The Penumbra 3D Trial successfully met the primary trial endpoints, demonstrating non-inferiority in both safety and efficacy of the company's next-generation stent retriever, Penumbra 3D ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis -- a condition leading to heart failure for which ... read more

Updated Testing Guidelines Make More Women Eligible for Herceptin, Yet Benefit Uncertain

July 27, 2016 — Changes to HER2 testing guidelines for breast cancer in 2013 significantly increased the number of patients who test HER2-positive, according to a new study. Cancers that have an excess of HER2 ... read more

Stroke Patients Heading Directly to Endovascular Centers Could Get Treatment Faster

July 27, 2016 — Time is critical when it comes to ischemic stroke treatment: Patients need to receive certain treatments within six hours to maximize their chances of the best possible outcome. A new study assessed ... read more

Excluding High-Risk Cardiac Patients from Public Reporting Linked to Improved Outcomes

July 27, 2016 — A number of states – including Massachusetts and New York – mandate public reporting of mortality outcomes following certain cardiac procedures. While such reporting was originally intended to ... read more

ADHD Medication Reduces Risky Behavior in Children, Teens, Research Finds

July 27, 2016 — New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder offer long-term ... read more

Gene Therapy in a Droplet Could Treat Eye Diseases, Prevent Blindness

July 27, 2016 — Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are among the leading causes of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide. Currently, gene therapy can be ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that suppress the propagation of the hepatitis C virus with the potential of improving pathological liver conditions. Using model mice, they confirmed that ... read more

New Type of Cancer Therapy Described

July 27, 2016 — A new study has found that a new chemotherapy is effective against both pediatric and adult cancers, and that it allows other chemotherapies to more readily reach their ... read more

'Screen-and-Treat' Scheme for Hepatitis B May Prevent Deadly Complications

July 27, 2016 — Research into Africa’s first ‘screen-and-treat’ program for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus. The hepatitis B virus infects around 250 million ... read more

July 27, 2016 — A new study of patients who survive the once-nearly fatal Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome finds their subsequent quality of life has more to do with lifestyle factors than how sick they were in ... read more

Monitoring Cell Fates

July 27, 2016 — Scientists have been studying the factors influencing the development of different blood cells. Their research shows that certain molecular mechanisms are not as relevant as previously assumed. This ... read more

Vitamin D Levels Predict Risk of Brain Decline in Chinese Elderly

July 27, 2016 — Low vitamin D levels has been associated with increased subsequent risk of cognitive decline and impairment in the Chinese elderly, a new study ... read more

Study Uncovers Novel Genetic Alterations Contributing to Development of Leukemia

July 27, 2016 — Novel genetic alterations contributing to development of leukemia have been discovered by a team of scientists. The findings from the international study involving about 220 newly diagnosed and ... read more

Recommendation for Better Counseling Access to Be Offered to Women Preferring Cesarean Births

July 27, 2016 — A study involving over 6,500 pregnant women from 6 countries in northern Europe highlights a clear need for appropriate support and advice when cesarean section (c-section) is elected for non-medical ... read more

Discovery of Biomarkers for the Prognosis of Chronic Kidney Disease

July 27, 2016 — Currently, there is no effective method to predict the prognosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Researchers have now found that measuring D-amino acids, which present only trace in human, ... read more

Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction: Study Shows Promise of Non-Drug Pain Management

July 27, 2016 — A new study shows the potential for patients who have both addiction issues and chronic pain to get relief from an approach that combines behavioral therapy and social support to help them manage ... read more

EEG Scans Could Help Diagnose Awareness in Patients With a Disorder of Consciousness

July 27, 2016 — New research suggests that an electroencephalogram could be a strong indicator of the level of awareness of patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain ... read more

Early and Late Menopause Can Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

July 27, 2016 — Women who begin menopause before age 46 or after 55 have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study of more than 124,000 women enrolled in the Women's Health ... read more

Combining Ipilimumab With Local Treatments Improved Survival for Patients With Melanoma

July 27, 2016 — Among patients with melanoma, those who received both ipilimumab (Yervoy) and local peripheral treatments such as radiotherapy or electrochemotherapy had significantly prolonged overall survival ... read more

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