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New blood test for prostate cancer could help monitor patients

New blood test for prostate cancer could help monitor patients without invasive procedure and would reveal if they need urgent treatment Prostate cancer is most common among UK men with 50,000 diagnosed a year Study published in Journal of Clinical Investigation offers hope of a blood test At present the cancer is diagnosed through physical

Guidelines detail management of liver failure in ICU patients

(HealthDay)—In an executive summary of a new guideline from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, published in the March issue of Critical Care Medicine, a set of evidence-based recommendations are presented for the management of liver failure in critically ill patients. Rahul Nanchal, M.D., from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and colleagues developed

Elderly patients also benefit from kidney transplantation

People in industrialized countries are getting older and are very often in good health as a result of good nutrition, a healthier lifestyle and a higher level of education. More people nowadays know how to keep fit and prevent diseases. Screening programs have increased the survival rates of many illnesses such as cancer, national vaccination

Women Patients Still Missing in Heart Research

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 — Women remain underrepresented in heart disease research, even though it’s the leading cause of death among women worldwide, researchers say. Women accounted for less than 40% of all people enrolled in cardiovascular clinical trials from 2010 through 2017, according to a study published Feb. 17 in the journal Circulation. “One

Speech-disrupting brain disease reflects patients’ native tongue

English and Italian speakers with dementia-related language impairment experience distinct kinds of speech and reading difficulties based on features of their native languages, according to new research by scientists at the UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center and colleagues at the Neuroimaging Research Unit and Neurology Unit at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in

Glaucoma patients left to go blind due to delays for NHS appointments

NHS patients are being left to go BLIND because of year-long delays in getting appointments for glaucoma and other vision-robbing conditions, damning report warns Probe finds lengthy delays at NHS eye services caused by severe lack of staff Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch predicts 22 people a month go blind Investigation launched after mother-of-three went blind

Public insurance tied to lower cancer survival in young patients

(HealthDay)—Young, low-income patients with bone or soft tissue sarcomas have decreased overall survival (OS), regardless of disease stage at presentation, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in Cancer Medicine. Neela L. Penumarthy, M.D., from Seattle Children’s Hospital, and colleagues used data from the University of California San Francisco Cancer Registry to identify patients

Poorest patients most at risk from emergency surgery

The risk of dying as a result of emergency surgery is significantly higher for patients living in the most deprived areas, a new UCL-led study finds. The research, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, examined the outcomes of nearly 59,000 patients who underwent an emergency laparotomy—one of the most commonly performed major emergency surgical

Air pollution slashes survival chances for heart transplant patients

Air pollution slashes the survival chances for heart transplant patients, finds study Experts at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio tracked 22,000 people All of the patients had received a donor heart between 2004 and 2015  They compared patients’ home address against levels of PM2.5 pollution  Air pollution slashes the survival chances for people who