In a new study, researchers have developed updated guidelines for classifying a serious form of skin cancer called invasive melanoma. The American Joint Committee on Cancer, an organization that provides information on "cancer staging," or the severity of individual cases of cancer, recently updated its guidelines for melanoma. The researchers found that when pathologists used the new guidelines for cases of early-stage invasive melanoma, they agreed with an expert-defined diagnosis 10% more often. The study was published in the JAMA Network Open.
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Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates the asthma symptoms and improves patients' ability to breathe better than standard therapies.
Recent updates in evidence-based recommendations have led to changes in the use of steroid and hyaluronic acid injection for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, reports a study in the May 16, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has found a surplus of pathogenic bacteria in placentas from premature births, supporting the hypothesis that maternal infection may cause preterm birth. The research is published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
Babies with inherited intolerance of fructose face a risk of acute liver failure if they are fed certain widely available formulas containing fructose, pediatricians and geneticists are warning. Baby formula manufacturers should remove fructose or sucrose, or explicitly label their products to allow parents to avoid those sweeteners if necessary, the doctors say
Adding chiropractic care to standard medical management of low back pain (LBP) in a military population reduced patient-reported pain and disability and improved satisfaction scores compared with standard treatment alone, new data show
A study led by scientists from King's College London, University College London, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School has identified 133 genetic variants that could help predict the risk of developing glaucoma, the world's leading cause of incurable blindness
The healthcare systems in the United States and other industrialized countries have outgrown many of the childbirth-related injuries that are still very problematic in poor countries
Quantitative analysis of glucose consumption measured by maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in lung adenocarcinoma (LA) remains in discussion and metabolic information provided by FDG-PET is not included in cancer staging
Recent research from Houston Methodist Hospital showed that a new immunotherapy was safe for patients with ALS and also revealed surprising results that could bring hope to patients who have this relentlessly progressive and fatal disease
Nephrons are the microscopic blood-filtering units inside our kidneys that convert waste products into the urine, regulate our electrolyte levels and our blood pressure. Unfortunately, the nephron formation process can be interrupted when babies are born preterm, which places them at higher risk of developing kidney disease later in life
According to the research, bacteria have long been thought to develop antibiotic resistance largely due to repeated exposure through over-prescribing. But could much bigger environmental pressures be at play?