Cancer and infertility medication 'show promise as new antibiotics'

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign scientists found current drugs can work as antibiotic agents against staph and tuberculosis infections - and are harder for bacteria to resist.
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Conclusions: Sensitivity of thoracentesis for solid tumors varies significantly depending on the type of tumor and is lowest in those with sarcomas, head and neck malignancies, and renal cell cancers.Respiration
Source: Respiration - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Substantial variation exists among US surgeons in how likely they are to omit axillary lymph node dissection in early breast cancer despite recommendations to do so under well-defined circumstances.Medscape Medical News
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Primary pulmonary lymphoma is a relatively uncommon disease in both the thoracic and lymphoproliferative spectrum of cancers, accounting for only up to 1% of primary pulmonary malignancies and fewer than 1% of all lymphomas.1 Diagnosis requires pathologic confirmation of the lymphoproliferative disorder in the lungs, with no detectable extrathoracic manifestations of the disease for at least 3 months after the initial diagnosis to avoid accidental inclusion of lymphoma that has secondarily progressed to involve the lungs.
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Conclusions: The findings of the study convincingly suggest the presence of a stromal component in RB tumours. The interactions between stromal cells and tumour cells might be of profound importance in RB progression.Ocul Oncol Pathol
Source: Ocular Oncology and Pathology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
We present the first case in the literature of a patient with recurrent vulvar cancer who was treated successfully with pembrolizumab. Caris next-generation testing revealed a PD-L1 and PD-1 mutation (PD-L1 positive, 2+, 100%). She attained a complete clinical remission after 2 cycles, and a CT scan after 6 cycles revealed a significant response by RECIST criteria. After completing 10 cycles, treatment was stopped due to complications of severe malnutrition related to narcotic abuse. A CT scan 10 weeks after the final treatment revealed no adenopathy. Pembrolizumab is a safe and effective chemotherapeutic agent to treat re...
Source: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
PROSTATE cancer symptoms include having a sudden urge to pass urine, and using the toilet more often than normal. But do you do this when you pee? Signs and treatment for prostate cancer revealed.
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Transoral robotic surgery has shown significant promise in the management of oropharyngeal cancer since its description in 2007. The oncological efficacy of this procedure has been proven in several single-centre studies, multicentre collaborative publications and systematic reviews. The rapid take-up of transoral robotic surgery shows greater acceptance by professionals and is associated with a relatively short learning curve. This overview discusses the rationale and principles underlying the use of transoral robotic surgery in primary and recurrent oropharyngeal cancer and the emerging role for this technique in diagnos...
Source: ORL - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusion: To address the many challenges posed by EDCs, we argue that Africans should take the lead in prioritization and evaluation of environmental hazards, including EDCs. We recommend the institution of education and training programs for chemical users, adoption of the precautionary principle, establishment of biomonitoring programs, and funding of community-based epidemiology and wildlife research programs led and funded by African institutes and private companies. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1774 Received: 16 February 2017 Revised: 22 May 2017 Accepted: 24 May 2017 Published: 22 August 2017 Address correspond...
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We describe a case of a 39-year-old woman suffering from peri-umbilical pain and increased abdominal size for one year, anorexia, asthenia, weight loss, occasionally dysuria and dyspareunia, and four months amenorrhea. Laboratory data revealed cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) level of 132.3 U/mL, erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 42 mm/h, and gamma-globulins of 2.66 g/dL. Computed tomography scan showed loculated ascites. It was initially suspected a carcinomatous origin, but ascites evaluation was negative for malignant cells. Magnetic resonance imaging from another hospital showed endometrial heterogeneity. Therefore, an endo...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: Journals (General) Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
A number of drugs already approved to treat parasitic infections, cancers, infertility and other conditions also show promise as antibiotic agents against staph and tuberculosis infections, according to a new study. Because these agents act against multiple targets within the bacteria, it may be harder for bacteria to develop resistance, say the researchers.
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