Two patients with mycosis fungoides (MF) can appear to have identical diseases upon first diagnosis but can have radically different outcomes. MF in an unusual cancer of the T lymphocyte that begins in the skin rather than in the lymph nodes, with the first sign often being a rash. Most patients with MF, the most common type of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL), have a very slow-growing disease and often have normal life expectancies.
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Patients who need frequent hospitalization account for a disproportionate amount of health care spending in the United States. In 2012, the University of Chicago Medicine funded by a Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation began enrolling patients in a clinical trial designed to test an imaginative way to reduce such hospital stays.
A study examined community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older who were asked about sleep disturbances, 56% were estimated to be at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but only 8% of the high-risk individuals had been tested for it. Of those tested, 94% were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The study was published in The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Researchers determine that Complications, including death, are more common after hysterectomies performed by surgeons who do only one such procedure per year. Complications, including death, are more common after hysterectomies performed by surgeons who do only one such procedure per year. For some patients, targeted referral strategies may be warranted.
Elligo Health Research, which improves clinical trial access by engaging the 97% of physicians currently not offering clinical research to their patients, has launched a Research Ready program for physician practices interested in becoming a study site.
Around 5,000 Austrians a year develop a colorectal carcinoma. Around 5% of these are genetically predisposed and develop Lynch syndrome, the most common genetic form of bowel cancer, equating to approx.
Prescription drug commercials are getting longer and providing less factual information. A study published in the Annals of Family Medicine finds that the majority of these ads focus on lifestyle improvements.
In the present study, researchers successfully detected subfamily 3 group C nuclear hormone receptors and the pharmacodynamic measurement of receptor occupancy by cognate drugs in vivo using PET imaging
In unveiling Rheumatoid arthritis's (RA) epigenome—the proteins and molecules that decorate DNA and help turn genes on and off—scientists made a surprising discovery: an overlap between the causes of RA and Huntington's disease, a fatal and incurable genetic brain disease
For the first time, the researchers have now discovered antibodies that are capable of disarming not only one specific bacterium but a whole variety of microorganisms at once
A new study by CU School of Medicine researchers has determined that choices of protein intake from solid foods have a significant impact on infant growth during the first year of life.