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Rituximab safely treated RA patients in long-term follow-up

Prolonged treatment with rituximab was well tolerated with no increased safety risk or adverse events for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to study results.Roy M. Fleischmann, MD, clinical professor in the internal medicine department at the U ...

News - louisebradley - 06 Sep 2013

$67 Million Awarded to Groups Helping With Health Law

The administration had initially planned to spend $54 million on the effort, but transferred an additional $13 million from another fund.   ...

News - louisebradley - 19 Aug 2013

Warning about dangers of taking drugs

As the summer continues and people head out to live music at festivals and concerts, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is warning about the dangers of taking drugs. It is stressing that the only way to avoid all risks is to not take any drugs which are not pr ...

News - louisebradley - 28 Aug 2013

Melanoma experience differed for elderly, younger patients

Age-related variations were observed throughout treatment for patients with melanoma and might contribute to poorer prognoses for the elderly, according to recent study results.In a retrospective population-based study in France, researchers evaluated 1,62 ...

News - louisebradley - 27 Aug 2013

TRILOGY ACS: Angiography plus prasugrel benefited patients with ACS

Patients with ACS who underwent coronary angiography and were assigned prasugrel had lower rates of CV death, MI and stroke compared with patients who underwent angiography and were assigned clopidogrel, according to a subgroup analysis of the TRILOGY ACS ...

News - louisebradley - 22 Aug 2013

Henry Ford Hospital site of first TAVR via transcaval route

Physicians at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have created a new route for transcatheter aortic valve replacement called transcaval and have treated the first patient with that approach. The procedure was performed on a 79-year-old patient, Viola Waller ...

News - louisebradley - 22 Aug 2013

Melanoma experience differed for elderly, younger patients

Age-related variations were observed throughout treatment for patients with melanoma and might contribute to poorer prognoses for the elderly, according to recent study results.In a retrospective population-based study in France, researchers evaluated 1,62 ...

News - louisebradley - 11 Sep 2013

Rothman Index uses EHR to identify health risks, unplanned readmissions

Researchers evaluated the Rothman Index, a calculator that uses information from electronic health records to identify health risks, and concluded it can be successfully used to predict the likelihood of unplanned hospital readmissions, according to recent ...

News - louisebradley - 11 Sep 2013

New model weights life expectancy outcomes to personalize preventive care guidelines

A model successfully ranked and integrated preventive care guidelines with simulated gains in life expectancy, creating a more dependable individualized preventive care recommendation, according to recent findings.Researchers said the demonstration project ...

News - louisebradley - 01 Sep 2013

Number of acetabular fractures in geriatric patients continues to rise

Although researchers at the University of Pennsylvania discovered the number of hip fractures in geriatric patients have declined in the last 10 years, they found the incidence of acetabular fractures in this population has risen 58%.“Our ability to preven ...

News - louisebradley - 01 Sep 2013

No impact from gluten in self-reported cases of nonceliac gluten sensitivity

Patients with nonceliac gluten sensitivity and IBS benefited from diets low in fermentable, poorly absorbed, short-chain carbohydrates but did not experience symptom changes after gluten introduction in a recent study.In a double blind crossover trial, res ...

News - louisebradley - 27 Aug 2013

Faldaprevir/deleobuvir combination, with ribavirin, effective for chronic HCV

An interferon-free regimen of faldaprevir, deleobuvir and ribavirin effectively treated patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 in a recent study.In a multicenter, phase 2b, open-label trial, researchers randomly assigned 362 patients with HCV genotyp ...

News - louisebradley - 27 Aug 2013

Simple fracture risk prediction tests as useful as FRAX

The Fracture Risk Assessment Tool failed to predict risk for fracture any better than simpler tools, results from a 3-year prospective study show.“In this study, we found that Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) and simpler screening tools, such as OST, O ...

News - louisebradley - 23 Aug 2013

Specific preoperative characteristics found for obese patients undergoing TKA

Patients who undergo total knee arthroplasty with a high body mass index are more likely to be female, of a non-white race and not insured through Medicaid, according to researchers of this study.“Obese [total knee arthroplasty] TKA candidates in our insti ...

News - louisebradley - 23 Aug 2013

Gestational hypothyroxinemia associated with autism occurrence

Children born to mothers who had severe, early gestational hypothyroxinemia are nearly four times more likely to have autism, according to researchers. Although their results do not demonstrate causality, researchers said they lend support to the connectio ...

News - louisebradley - 23 Aug 2013

Hospital education program improved patient outcomes, spared costs

PHILADELPHIA — Research presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting and Exhibition suggests that continuous education of staff may improve rates of hyperglycemia in hospitals.By decreasing the rates of wound infections, cathe ...

News - louisebradley - 22 Aug 2013

Finasteride linked to reduced prostate cancer risk, no effect on OS

Finasteride was associated with a reduction in the risk for prostate cancer, but not with improved OS over 18 years, according to study findings published in TheNew England Journal of Medicine.“Analyses [from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial] showed th ...

News - louisebradley - 21 Aug 2013

Apatinib shows promise in metastatic gastric cancer

Apatinib was associated with significantly improved survival in a cohort of treatment-experienced individuals with metastatic gastric cancer.Researchers from several sites in China conducted the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of apatinib (YN ...

News - louisebradley - 21 Aug 2013

Melanoma experience differed for elderly, younger patients

Age-related variations were observed throughout treatment for patients with melanoma and might contribute to poorer prognoses for the elderly, according to recent study results.In a retrospective population-based study in France, researchers evaluated 1,62 ...

News - louisebradley - 21 Aug 2013

Liver allografts donated after cardiac death reduced survival in transplant recipients with HCC

Patient and graft survival among liver transplant recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma were poorer with the use of donation after cardiac death allografts in a recent study.Researchers evaluated data collected from the Scientific Registry of Transplant ...

News - louisebradley - 21 Aug 2013

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