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Study finds cola boosts effectiveness of Tarceva for patients who are also taking a heartburn medicine
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This study supports the use of intravenous dexamethasone 10 mg before pemetrexed infusion in place of three days of oral dexamethasone 4 mg twice daily at UNMCCC,” the authors wrote. The post Alimta-Related Skin Reactions with and Without Oral Steroids appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients &Families.
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We present a case of a 76 year-old, non-smoking Honduran female who was referred to our clinic for years of persistent dry cough. Cardiac evaluation was unremarkable. She denied symptoms of heartburn, allergic rhinitis, and there was no personal or family history of asthma. Her physical exam demonstrated wheezing over the right mid-posterior chest. Spirometry was within normal limits. CT-imaging of the chest demonstrated right middle lobe bronchus and lingular segmental bronchus narrowing with bibasilar atelectasis and mild interlobular septal thickening with prominent mediastinal adenopathy. Bronchoscopy showed diffuse ai...
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A 23-year-old woman presented to the clinic with complaints of heartburn and dysphagia with solid foods. Her family history was remarkable for gastric and  lung cancer in first-degree relatives. Her physical examination and routine laboratory study results were normal. An upper endoscopy was performed and showed multiple polypoid lesions ranging in size from 3 to 11 mm, involving the entire esophagus (Figure A; Video). An endoscopic polypectomy of se veral of the larger polyps was performed. Histopathologic examination showed the lesions were squamous papillomas with areas of hyperkeratinization.
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Over onPete Earley's blog, there is a post titled:Senators ’ Letter To SAMHSA Is Misguided: Dr. McCance-Katz Is Doing What Congress DemandedPete is on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee,  a group operating under the Department of Health and Human Services. He is an extraordinary writer and a tremendous mental health advocate.  His post inspired me to rant at him (Me rant?  Shocking, I know...) and Pete and I are both posting my response.  I can't begin to capture the essence of his post on the controversy over the NREPP website, nor will you need to understand that...
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(Lawson Health Research Institute) While palliative radiation therapy is used to ease pain in patients with advanced lung cancer, it often has adverse effects on the esophagus which leads to symptoms like heartburn and difficulty swallowing. Through the PROACTIVE clinical trial, Lawson Health Research Institute scientist Dr. Alexander Louie is testing new palliative radiation techniques to spare these effects on the esophagus and improve quality of life for lung cancer patients.
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Summary Esophageal symptoms are common during radiation and chemotherapy. It is unclear how often these symptoms persist after therapy. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 320 adults treated for nonmetastatic breast cancer (84), lung cancer (109), or Hodgkin and non‐Hodgkin lymphoma (127) who were disease‐free at 10–14 months after therapy. Treatment included chemotherapy with or without nonmediastinal radiation therapy (150 patients), chemotherapy plus sequential mediastinal radiation therapy (MRT) (48 patients), chemotherapy plus concurrent MRT (61 patients), or non‐MRT only (61 patients). Proton p...
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Study finds cola boosts effectiveness of Tarceva for patients who are also taking a heartburn medicine
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February is American Heart Month, a good opportunity to learn the facts about heart disease. The following post was originally published February 2 on HuffPost. In 2015, approximately 370,000 Americans died from heart disease. That’s one in seven deaths. In the time it takes for you to read this article, two more people will die [1]. These statistics are alarming, so what can YOU do? We have an answer: Recognize American Heart Month this February by learning about the signs of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease. Find out whether that huffing and puffing you experience while walking u...
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