FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 — The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Heart Rhythm Society have released guidance for the evaluation and treatment of bradycardia and cardiac conduction disorders, according to a guideline, review, and executive summary published online Nov. 6 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Fred M. Kusumoto, […]Continue Reading ...
When mental illness hijacks Margaret Rodgers’ mind, she acts out. Rodgers, 35, lives with depression and bipolar disorder. When left unchecked, the conditions drive the Alabama woman to excessive spending, crying and mania. Last autumn, Rodgers felt her mind unraveling. Living in Birmingham, she was uninsured, unable to afford treatment and in the throes of […]Continue Reading ...
Targeted tumor radiation provides a feasible treatment option for children with difficult-to-treat liver cancer, according to a new study published today in the journal Pediatric Blood and Cancer. The treatment, known as Transarterial Radioembolization with Yttrium-90 (TARE-Y90), shows promise for patients with liver cancer that is resistant to chemotherapy and cannot be surgically removed to […]Continue Reading ...
A study published in The Lancet HIV shows that HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously demonstrated. The new findings indicate that early treatment should be applied to all patients with HIV, not only to those with HIV-1. “The study is unique in that we have followed cohort of study participants frequently over a long period, […]Continue Reading ...
Psychiatrists and GPs increasingly combine mirtazapine with an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or SNRI (serotonin-noradenaline reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant for patients whose depression does not respond to a single antidepressant. A large clinical trial led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Exeter, Keele, Manchester and Hull York Medical School, and published in the British […]Continue Reading ...
Men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer say they would trade some improvement in their odds of survival for improvements in side effects and quality of life, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease in men but in […]Continue Reading ...
In 2016, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) became the first state correctional system in the U.S. to screen all incarcerated individuals for opioid use disorder and provide medications for addiction treatment (MAT) for those who need it. A 2018 study led by researchers from Brown University found that the program significantly reduced post-incarceration […]Continue Reading ...
What treatments are available for patients with the rare inflammatory disease known as urticarial vasculitis? How effective are these treatments? Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin embarked on a systematic review and meta-analysis to address these questions. Recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the results of this meta-analysis reveal which of […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for the polio-like illness causing paralysis in children, called acute flaccid myelitis. But a new study shows no signal of efficacy for one potential treatment, the antidepressant fluoxetine. The study is published in the November 9, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy […]Continue Reading ...
ICAP launched the world’s first multi-country HIV treatment program in 2003 and has helped bring life-saving treatment to nearly 1.5 million people in resource-poor regions around the world.Continue Reading ...
John Adler, MD, is a neurosurgeon and innovator whose desire to help patients has led him down an entrepreneurial path multiple times. Speaking recently at the 20th Annual Fogarty Lecture, an event co-sponsored by the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Adler said that bringing new medical technologies from an idea into patient care is the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit : Susanna M. Hamilton, Broad Communications A study of gut microbes from more than 400 children points to how the microbiome behaves in this inflammatory bowel disease. The gastrointestinal tract hosts a complicated set of relationships involving a variety of host cells (e.g., epithelial cells, immune cells) and the array of microbes that make […]Continue Reading ...
Pfizer Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LORBRENA [lor-BREN-ah] (lorlatinib), a third-generation anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for patients with ALK-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has progressed on crizotinib and at least one other ALK inhibitor for metastatic disease; or whose […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists led by Newcastle University have been able to identify the group of children needing more intensive, aggressive chemotherapy treatment for the most common form of brain cancer. The chromosome signature they have identified in medulloblastoma could allow medics to adapt treatment so that each child is targeted individually, improving the 60% survival rate for […]Continue Reading ...
Quadrant Biosciences, Inc., an emerging life science company based in Syracuse, N.Y., today announced its collaboration with the Autism Speaks® Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and its university research partners on research into the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The ATN is a collaboration of Autism Speaks and some of the finest children’s hospitals and […]Continue Reading ...
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