WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — For patients with multiple myeloma in whom treatment with lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor has failed, progression-free survival is longer in those receiving the immunostimulatory monoclonal antibody elotuzumab in addition to pomalidomide and dexamethasone versus pomalidomide and dexamethasone alone, according to a study published in the Nov. 8 issue of […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—A first-of-its-kind surgery has restored the ability to walk in a boy paralyzed by acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Brandon Noblitt was struck by the disease in 2016 and could no longer walk. He was eventually seen by Amy Moore, M.D., of Washington University in St. Louis. “My goal with the children with AFM was to […]Continue Reading ...
Two weeks ago, while I was helping with an emergency medicine course that I’m a teaching assistant for, I started feeling extremely light-headed, and the chest tightness that I had dismissed as heartburn earlier that morning got worse. I was tended to by the emergency medicine doctor who I was teaching with, admitted to the […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have found that within one and half hour of taking an energy drink the internal diameter of the blood vessels is reduced by half on an average. As the blood vessels narrow, the vital blood supply to the organs also reduces and this can lead to several problems – heart attacks and strokes being […]Continue Reading ...
For retired Santa Rosa businessman Michael Stornetta, it was one of his best days and one of his worst days. After failing multiple treatments over many years for his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he was going to Stanford to get the first results indicating whether an experimental therapy was working or not. As detailed in a paper […]Continue Reading ...
The year is 1918. Millions around the world are dying from a new flu strain. Oddly, young, healthy people seem to be at particular risk. The world is at war, but before the disease epidemic is over, more will die from the flu than on the battlefield. The life expectancy in the United States will […]Continue Reading ...
From major heart surgery to a course of minor drugs, people overestimate the benefits and underestimate the risks of a variety of medical procedures, according to new research. Published in the journal Risk Analysis, the study of 376 adults was led by Professor Yaniv Hanoch from the University of Plymouth School of Psychology, together with […]Continue Reading ...
Nancy Dudley, PhD, RN, saw firsthand how the chronically ill often fell through cracks in a medical system not prepared to deal with them. Typically these were older patients living for five to 10 years with advanced illnesses such as cancer, heart failure, dementia or end-stage renal disease. They often visited the emergency department, when […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) — After stepping out of his golf cart on the 18th fairway, Andrew Lask Jr. felt dizzy and wobbled a bit. He was playing a charity event at Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, Conn., where, at age 25, Lask was their youngest teaching professional. He tried to focus, […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have developed a new nuclear medicine tracer that could improve diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Research published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that the new tracer, 99mTc-HYNIC-cMBP, produced clearer images in less time than currently used tracers and was more rapidly eliminated from the body, […]Continue Reading ...
Three paralyzed men were able to take their first steps after their accidents due to the spinal implants from doctors in Switzerland. These implants were electrical devices that would send signals to their legs from their brains and help them walk. They were implanted into the base of spines of the men. The devices also […]Continue Reading ...
Inflammation, which is the root cause of autoimmune disorders including arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease, has unexpected effects on body clock function and can lead to sleep and shiftwork-type disorders, a new Northwestern Medicine study in mice found. The study was published in the journal Genes & Development. The study […]Continue Reading ...
Last Christmas Eve, Justine Bradford-Trent slipped on ice, slamming to the ground. Her elbow swelled. Was it broken? She couldn’t tell. Because Bradford-Trent was uninsured, she weighed her options. She could go to the emergency room, the immediate but more costly option. The urgent care center cost less, but it was closed for the holiday. […]Continue Reading ...
My heart lurched when I saw four missed calls and a text from my husband’s caregiver. “Perry is in the hospital…pls call me.” I had been in meetings all morning without my cell phone. I called the caregiver in a panic. “What happened?” I asked. “I couldn’t get him to walk after lunch,” The caregiver said. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 — For patients with chronic sciatica (CS), gabapentin (GBP) is superior to pregabalin (PGB), with fewer and less severe adverse events (AEs), according to a study published online Oct. 15 in JAMA Neurology. Kelvin Robertson, from The Townsville Hospital in Australia, and colleagues conducted a preplanned interim analysis of a randomized, […]Continue Reading ...
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