Women who are classified as having dense breasts are more likely to have a higher recall and biopsy rates, more lymph node-positive disease on screening mammography compared with women who do not have dense breasts, a study from Norway indicates.
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The addition of fluorine-18 (18F)-fluciclovine positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) to the diagnostic workup of patients with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer locates previously undetected lesions and changes treatment management for the majority of patients, according to a clinical trial report
A new study has found that a common e-cigarette flavoring that has chemical characteristics similar to toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke disrupts an important mechanism of the lungs' antibacterial defense system. The study was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.
When trauma spills the contents of our cell powerhouses, it can evoke a potentially deadly immune response much like a severe bacterial infection. A drug that cleaves escaped proteins called N-formyl peptides appears to reduce resulting dangerous leakage from blood vessels and improve survival. The study was published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
Prentice and next-door neighbor Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago together treat more than 2,000 of the most fragile of infants in neonatal intensive care each year
According to a new study by Scripps Research scientists, activating a receptor found in brain cells may help treat alcohol addiction and ease some withdrawal symptoms. The researchers studied the effects of activating the receptor in alcohol-addicted rats and reported the results today in the journal eNeuro.
Following an extensive analysis of published studies, researchers have found that while suicide rates are higher at higher altitudes, they are unlikely caused by hypoxia, (low oxygen) at these elevations.
The study was published this month in the journal High Altitude Medicine & Biology, says suicide victims at high altitudes differ significantly from those at lower elevations in demographics, mental health, and suicide-related characteristics.
A new study led by researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington has shown that a simple, new diagnostic test helps predict whether early-stage bladder cancer will become invasive.
A new study of injured athletes carried out by the University of Kent found they can benefit from using mindfulness as part of the sport rehabilitation process to improve their pain tolerance and awareness. The paper, "Effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in Increasing Pain Tolerance and Improving the Mental Health of Injured Athletes," has been published in Frontiers in Psychology.
A new study reports that hospital at home (HaH) care provides a shorter length of stay; reductions in hospital readmissions, emergency department visits, and transfers to skilled nursing facilities; and, improved patient experience versus traditional inpatient care.
The study, which spans nearly three years, includes patients with the broadest set of admitting diagnoses ever to be researched, thus strengthening the evidence base for the hospital at home care. The study was published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.