Two presurgery checklists from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Strong for Surgery (S4S) program that incorporates best practices for engaging patients in preparing for their upcoming operations significantly improved lifestyle factors.
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New findings from a large clinical trial suggest that patients with stage III colon cancer who drank one or more 12-oz servings of an artificially sweetened beverage each day had 46% reduction in the risk for death when compared to patients who did not consume these drinks.
The study published inFrontiers in Physiology found that proteins in saliva reflect high blood sugar and associated disease processes in young patients with type 1 diabetes, long before the appearance of clinical symptoms.
A new study led by researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center finds many patients are concerned about the financial impact of their diagnosis and treatment, and that they feel their doctor's offices are not helping with these concerns.
The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) unanimously approved this week two grants worth more than $2.2 million to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers.
A deadly feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is its invasion of the central nervous system. It is tough to treat because the organ system blocks most drugs due to a "blood-brain barrier" designed to protect the brain.
When resident physicians visit the homes of their former hospital patients they are better able to assess patient needs and understand the important role that community services play in keeping them at home, suggests study by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).
In adults over 70, exposure to general anesthesia and surgery is associated with a subtle decline in memory and thinking skills, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The results appeared in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.
Patients with cancer using complementary medicine (CM) were more likely to decline potentially curative conventional cancer treatment, which in turn increased their risk for death, concludes a new study.
Glucose abnormalities in cystic fibrosis (CF) are common, but there is limited evidence to guide their dietary management. Progressive impaired glucose tolerance eventually leads to cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD), the most prevalent complication of CF, which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality.