According to the new study, accelerating radiation courses can help patients get on the road to recovery sooner. At present, about half of people with cancer are treated with radiotherapy. This treatment, which was developed at the turn of the 20th century, harnesses the power of radiation to kill cancer cells while trying to avoid harming nearby healthy tissue.
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According to a new study published in the BMJ Open, general practitioners (GPs) appear to over-rely on headache to identify giant cell arteritis (GCA) and marked geographical differences in management, with conflicting referral pathways and difficulties in accessing appropriate services exist in the UK.
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) launched ortho.agscocare.org, a site providing resources and tools for hospitals interested in implementing the AGS CoCare: Ortho model. By helping health systems integrate geriatric and orthopedic expertise as soon as possible, AGS CoCare: Ortho seeks to improve care and lower health costs for the 260,000 older adults hospitalized annually with hip fractures.
In a study, published in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP), revealed structural and dynamic differences between selective and non-selective ion channels.
According to a post hoc analysis of a randomized trial, in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), aflibercept and ranibizumab are more effective than bevacizumab in preventing disease persistence, but each drug can lead to substantial gains in vision. The findings were published in JAMA Ophthalmology.
New research on why the influenza vaccine was only modestly effective in recent years shows that immune history with the flu influences a person's response to the vaccine.
In this study, researchers developed a novel neurologic approach to tinnitus, an often-debilitating condition that is difficult to treat. The neural desynchronization strategy presented here offers a new and accessible treatment possibility for tinnitus sufferers. The study has published in Science Translational Medicine.
Researchers estimated the effects of intravenous dexmedetomidine during spinal anesthesia on hemodynamics, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, sedpain, and compared them with those of saline infusion. Postoperative hemodynamic measurements, oxygen saturation, sedation, pain scores were obtained.
A new study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, has shown that both moderate and severe exacerbations in COPD patients are associated with a decline in their physical activity level. The study was led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation.
A study determines that the membrane protein phospholipid environment determines its structure and function. There are two types of membrane proteins inside the phospholipid environment. Hydrophilic (water-loving) are exposed on the membrane surface where they stably interact with the aqueous environment surrounding membranes, and hydrophobic (water-repelling) are exposed to the interior of membranes.
A new study, published in Epidemiology, has found that the intake of one or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day — by either partner — is associated with a decreased chance of getting pregnant. The study was led by researchers at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH).