Aspirin intake may stop growth of vestibular schwannomas/acoustic neuromas
(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have demonstrated, for the first time, that aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas (also known as acoustic neuromas), a sometimes lethal intracranial tumor that typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus.
Conclusions: Transtympanic resurfacing with bone cement, reinforcing the dehiscent JB to reduce focal turbulent flow, is a simple and effective surgical treatment option in patients with PT due to HJBD. In patients with HJBD, the objective measurement of PT by TSR/STA may be of help in selecting appropriate surgical candidates and objective evaluation of the treatment outcome.
Introduction to the Theme "New Therapeutic Targets". Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol. 2019 Jan 06;59:15-20 Authors: Insel PA, Amara SG, Blaschke TF, Meyer UA Abstract "New Therapeutic Targets" is the theme of articles in the Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Volume 59. Reviews in this volume discuss targets for a variety of conditions in need of new therapies, including type 2 diabetes, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, obesity, thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy, tinnitus, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, pain, depre...
Conclusion: Carboplatin AUC10 is a safe and effective treatment for stage II/III seminoma with better health-related quality of life than experienced with combination cisplatin-based chemotherapy.
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AbstractThis systematic review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the effectiveness of internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) on anxiety and depression among persons with chronic health conditions. A systematic database search was conducted of MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycInfo, EMBASE, and Cochrane for relevant studies published from 1990 to September 2018. A study was included if the following criteria were met: (1) randomized controlled trial involving an ICBT intervention; (2) participants experienced a chronic health condition; (3) participants ≥ 18 years of age; and (4) effects of ICBT on anxie...
Conclusion: The studies have shown hearing loss in higher frequencies, but in our study, we have observed hearing loss at speech frequency in 22.2% of patients receiving cisplatin, who also had low serum albumin levels. Periodic audiometric monitoring and serum albumin level may be helpful to provide timely intervention to prevent further hearing loss and deterioration in the quality of life.
Conclusion.Pantoprazole did not ameliorate cisplatin ototoxicity or nephrotoxicity. The decrease in GFRcysC and increase in N‐acetyl‐ß‐glucosaminidase (NAG) and creatinine demonstrate that these biomarkers can quantify cisplatin glomerular and proximal tubular toxicity. OCT2 inhibition by pantoprazole did not appear to alter antitumor response or survival.
CONCLUSIONS: Since only one eligible RCT evaluating the use of a continuous cisplatin infusion versus a one-hour bolus cisplatin infusion was found, and that had methodological limitations, no definitive conclusions can be made. It should be noted that 'no evidence of effect', as identified in this review, is not the same as 'evidence of no effect'. For other (combinations of) infusion durations and other platinum analogues no eligible studies were identified. More high-quality research is needed. PMID: 29975402 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: In summary, we found a significant association between a larger Pt decline and a reduced risk of second cancers and deterioration of paresthesias in hands and tinnitus. PMID: 29775128 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers hope to launch mid-stage trials of a drug commonly used to induce chemical abortion, called mifepristone, to treat a rare type of brain tumor. Researchers had been looking for a drug to treat the growth of a potentially lethal brain tumor called vestibular schwannoma. The cancer usually causes hearing loss and tinnitus, but can also cause dizziness and facial nerve paralysis. Because of where such tumors grow – often on the vestibular, or balance, nerve —…