To feel better faster, a dose of reassurance might be just what the doctor ordered. According to a new study, when a health care provider offers a few encouraging words about their patient's recovery time from an allergic reaction, symptoms are significantly reduced.
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Recently published results of phase 2 clinical trial have shown the best outcomes to date for newly diagnosed older Hodgkin lymphoma patients treated with brentuximab vedotin given before and after doxorubicin, vinblastine and dacarbazine (AVD) chemotherapy, which is the standard of care.
One of the most common complications of sickle-cell disease occurs when deformed red blood cells clump together, blocking tiny blood vessels and causing severe pain and swelling in the affected body parts.
Frail female nursing home residents who undergo breast cancer surgery suffer high rates of mortality and hospital readmission, as well as loss of functional independence, a study of US nursing home data that spans more than a decade has revealed.
Patient satisfaction after plastic surgery is most affected by surgeon-related factors, such as taking the time to answer questions and including patients in the decision-making process, reports a study in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®.
Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and recommended that screening begins at age 45 for those at average risk for the disease.
The adult critical care unit at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust was over maximum safe capacity at the end of June, according to NHS England. critical care beds in the unit were occupied. Guidelines recommend that units run at no more than 85% capacity any higher and they say patient safety could be compromised. The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) has warned that many units across the country are either experiencing or approaching a ‘capacity crisis’.
Researchers have developed a novel tool for determining the sensitivity of bone healing to inhibition of the Wnt signaling pathway and have validated its use in a study of bone regeneration in mice. The tool, which is based on a lentivirus encoding a ß-catenin shRNA model, is described in an article published in Tissue Engineering.
The DNA in the cell nucleus is highly condensed, and genes must be rendered accessible before they can be activated. A team has now described the action of a protein complex that serves as a yardstick to measure lengths of exposed DNA. The new findings have just been published in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.
The technique puts patients in a 'sleepy' state but doesn't render them unconscious. TWILIGHT sedation is a medical term you may have heard of, but probably know little about. Here's the lowdown on the method, what it feels like when you're under the anesthetic and when it's used.