Medical News Today: Potential skin cancer danger for lung transplant recipients with antifungal drug

Researchers suggest that a common drug prescribed to treat fungal infections could put lung transplant recipients at a higher risk of skin cancer.
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Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: NeurocomputingAuthor(s): Junjie Zhang, Yong Xia, Haoyue Zeng, Yanning ZhangAbstractDetection of pulmonary nodules on chest CT is an essential step in the early diagnosis of lung cancer, which is critical for best patient care. In this paper, we propose an automated pulmonary nodule detection algorithm, denoted by NODULe, which jointly uses a conventional method for nodule detection and a deep learning model for genuine nodule identification. Specifically, we first use multi-scale Laplacian of Gaussian (LoG) filters and prior shape and size constraints to detect nodul...
Source: Neurocomputing - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionLow PNI predicts poor survival in LC patients.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that IHC with the tested antiserum increases the sensitivity of the diagnosis and may be recommended for routine use in EMB analyses of cardiac transplant patients with Chagas disease.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
There's a big survival gap between white and minority children when it comes to some childhood cancers. It turns out growing up in poverty explains a lot of the difference.(Image credit: FS Productions/Blend Images/Getty Images)
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The findings by Columbia University add to the large body of evidence linking factors like education, income and access and affordability of care to worse survival rates for cancer.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Integrative medicine, bogus cancer treatment, antiaging, low T, and more -- what do you need to know about the proliferation of these clinics in medicine?Medscape Public Health
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention Article Source Type: news
Publication date: 1 December 2018Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 275Author(s): Girija Gaur, Shuren Hu, Raymond L. Mernaugh, Ivan I. Kravchenko, Scott T. Retterer, Sharon M. WeissAbstractHighly sensitive detection of heat denatured Herceptin® (trastuzumab), an important monoclonal antibody used in breast cancer therapeutics, is demonstrated using transverse magnetic (TM) mode suspended microring resonators (MRRs). The suspended MRRs are surface functionalized with a single chain fragment variable (scFv) recombinant antibody molecule (designated 2B4) that enables selective capture of denatured Herceptin...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
AbstractOrgan transplant recipients (OTRs) are a population at high risk for cutaneous adverse events. Their early recognition and appropriate treatment is an important component of the clinical management of OTRs and should be optimally dealt with by dermatologists working in the context of a transplant dermatology clinic. Skin examination should be a standard procedure before performing organ transplantation to assess conditions which may be difficult to manage after the transplant procedure has been performed or which may represent a contraindication to transplantation, e.g., malignant melanoma. It also offers an opport...
Source: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
If you want to know the state of your health, try looking down. “There’s no question it’s extremely important that people pay attention to their feet,” says Terry Philbin, D.O., spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a foot and ankle specialist at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Westerville, Ohio. The condition of your feet can give you clues to a host of medical issues, such as diabetes, arthritis, and even heart disease. Read on to find out what to look for and what it may mean. 1. Pain “There’s no pain that should be ignored,” says Jane ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract: Acral melanoma has been reported to be associated with poorer outcomes than melanoma occurring on other cutaneous sites. It has been suggested that part of this disparity in outcomes may be related to delay in diagnosis. Therefore, we have analyzed the rate of misdiagnoses in patients with melanoma located on the foot and have characterized the influence on the clinical course and survival of the patients. A prospective, computerized melanoma database at the Skin Cancer Center of the University Hospital Essen, Germany was used to identify patients with histologically confirmed melanoma located on the foot between...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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