Researchers demonstrated the combined positron emission tomography / computed tomography ( PET / CT ) scanning early in treatment could identify whether the therapy will benefit a particular patient. As the therapy has potentially serious side effects, early determination of ineffectiveness could avert unnecessary risk exposure and provide the option of a different treatment.
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An unusual autoimmune disease that causes skin and lung damage can be treated effectively by stem cell transplant, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found. The approach could represent the first new treatment to improve survival in patients with severe scleroderma in more than four decades.
According to new data published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults who follow a Mediterranean diet are less likely to become frail. The meta-analysis shows that greater adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with significantly lower risk of incident frailty in community-dwelling older people.
According to a new study, researchers showed “large outbreaks” of measles in Europe that is cause for concern. United Kingdom in 2016 had achieved a World Health Organization (WHO) measles elimination status says the PHE and the general population is safe if vaccinated. They told without getting the measles vaccine (MMR) are at a greater risk of getting the infection.
The study was led by the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide showed preterm births in South Australia have increased by 40% over 28 years and early intervention by medical professionals has resulted in the majority of the increase. The study findings were published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology
The results from the largest ever study of septic shock could improve treatment for critically ill patients and save health systems worldwide hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Researchers at The George Institute for Global Health studied whether the use of steroids as an additional treatment for septic shock – a severe life-threatening infection – would improve survival.
A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , showed that proton therapy is not superior in reducing serious lung toxicity compared with intensity-modulated (photon) radiotherapy ( IMRT ).
A new study reported that physicians at Johns Hopkins, along with experts from several other institutions across North America, compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement blueprint to reduce repetitive lab testing for hospitalized patients. The findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian have identified two new breast cancer genes . Having one of the genes- MSH6 and PMS2 -approximately doubles a woman's risk of developing breast cancer by age 60. The study was published in the Genetics in Medicine .
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According to a new government report, though drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are typically taken by children and young teens, scores of women of childbearing age are now using the medications. That's important, health experts say, because the exact effects on the fetus of ADHD meds such as Ritalin or Concerta simply aren't known.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) need improved access to care for a variety of reasons, most notably because there is a shortage of healthcare professionals in the field, according to the survey published in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Nurse practitioners (NPs) could provide that access, the researchers wrote.