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Socioeconomic Factors Affect Odds of Death After a Lung Cancer Operation

April 17, 2015 9:13 am | by Journal of the American College of Surgeons | Comments

For the study, Dr. Fernandez and his colleagues sought to determine the specific clinical and socioeconomic factors that lead to disparities in 30-day survival for patients undergoing operations for lung cancer.

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Socioeconomic Factors Affect Odds of Death After a Lung Cancer Operation

April 17, 2015 9:13 am | by Journal of the American College of Surgeons | Comments

For the study, Dr. Fernandez and his colleagues sought to determine the specific clinical and socioeconomic factors that lead to disparities in 30-day survival for patients undergoing operations for lung cancer.

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Science of Sterile Scrubs

April 16, 2015 10:57 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Developing the science behind the germ-zapping attire is a challenge a few manufactures have taken on, which includes picking the right antimicrobial agent.

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Studies Advise Cancer Survivors to Keep Moving

April 16, 2015 10:54 am | by SPRINGER | Comments

Three or more hours of walking per week can boost the vitality and health of prostate cancer survivors.

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Botox Can Reach Nervous System

April 16, 2015 10:46 am | by UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND | Comments

 Botox - best known for its ability to smooth wrinkles - has been extremely useful for the treatment of over-active muscles and spasticity as it promotes local and long-term paralysis.

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'4-D' Lung Cancer Model Could Quicken Discoveries

April 16, 2015 10:41 am | by HOUSTON METHODIST | Comments

"Our model truly captures the phenomenon of cancer metastasis," said Houston Methodist thoracic surgeon and scientist, Min P. Kim, M.D., the report's principal investigator.

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ACS Supports Repeal of Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

April 16, 2015 10:37 am | by American College of Surgeons | Comments

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Senate’s landslide 92-8 vote Tuesday to stabilize the Medicare program. 

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After Lung Transplant Return to Work, Feel Better

April 15, 2015 10:18 am | by DEUTSCHES AERZTEBLATT INTERNATIONAL | Comments

Returning to everyday life and resuming work in one's regular occupation are common goals of transplant patients, yet not all who undergo lung transplantation can go back to work.

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Researchers Find Precise Heat to Boost Immune System Against Tumors

April 15, 2015 10:14 am | by THE GEISEL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT DARTMOUTH | Comments

The immune system recognizes and usually eliminates small tumors, but other tumors become clinical problems and are known to block the antitumor tendencies with a natural system for immunosuppression. Recently, scientists have worked to learn how to reverse this tumor-mediated immunosuppression. 

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Blood Test Can Predict Future Breast Cancer

April 15, 2015 10:10 am | by FACULTY OF SCIENCE - UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN | Comments

He stressed the method has been tested and validated only for a single population (cohort) and needs to be validated more widely before it can be used practically.

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Surgeon Gives Patch Stamp of Approval

April 14, 2015 11:14 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

His facility was one of the first two or three given it to try out and see how it worked realistically. “The surgeons who are out there need to once use it, and they will always use it,” he said.

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Biomarker Discovered for Uterine Cancer

April 14, 2015 10:19 am | by UPPSALA UNIVERSITY | Comments

Endometrial cancer of the uterus is the most common form of gynecologic cancer in Europe and North America. The treatment primarily consists of removing the uterus and in some cases offering chemotherapy if the risk of recurrence is deemed high.

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Study Provides Insight Into Public Interest in Medicines Research

April 14, 2015 10:02 am | by UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER | Comments

Increased engagement and involvement of patients in research has been shown to increase study recruitment/retention and improve patient experience, supporting the delivery of better healthcare through the development of new diagnostics, medicines and devices.

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Stem Cells Could Slow, Reverse Age-Related Macular Degeneration

April 14, 2015 9:51 am | by CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER | Comments

Age-related macular degeneration affects upward of 15 million Americans. It occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates. 

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Study: Less Doctors Think EMRs Improve Outcomes, Reduce Errors

April 14, 2015 9:43 am | by Accenture | Comments

However, despite doctors increasing their use of technology over that time, fewer physicians believe that EMR has improved treatment decisions (46 percent in 2015 vs. 62 percent in 2012), reduced medical errors (64 vs. 72 percent) and improved health outcomes for patients (46 vs. 58 percent).

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