Increased Health Care Cost Associated with Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Malignant Glioma
This study represents the first assessment of VTE-associated health care burden specific to primary brain cancer. We confirm that VTE affects a large number of patients with MG (27%) and limits the time spent at home due to increased hospitalizations and emergency room visits. VTE may be a preventable complication and further studies are needed to investigate safe prevention strategies for patients with MG.DisclosuresNo relevant conflicts of interest to declare.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings support the protective effect a normal weight against advanced adenomas. Reduction of BMI value should be pursued in healthy programs. PMID: 32233893 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: There is a slightly increasing trend in the occurrence of esophageal perforations. Contemporary treatment is less invasive with similar results. Patients treated in high-volume hospitals have better prognosis. PMID: 32233883 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
More than one fifth of patients who are treated for gynecologic malignancies experience financial toxicity, results of a single-center study suggest.
Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis support a possible role for osimertinib in the management of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with intracranial metastatic disease, researchers say.Reuters Health Information
Authors: Montemurro F, Nuzzolese I, Ponzone R Abstract Introduction: The administration of chemotherapy before (neoadjuvant), rather than after surgery (adjuvant) in early breast cancer has been considered an optional strategy for patients with operable breast cancer. We reviewed this concept considering recent results in the field.Areas covered: Herein, the authors cover neoadjuvant chemotherapy with or without biologics in triple-negative and HER2-positive operable breast cancer with a focus on rates of complete pathological remission (pCR) in the breast and axilla. The impact of the CREATE X and KATERINE randomi...
One of the biggest challenges of this unsettling time is the isolation we feel as we’re separated from friends and family, all the people for whom we care most deeply. But just being alone is only part of the difficulty. Our sense of remoteness is intensified by a pall of unease we can’t define: Loss and sorrow are also in the air. We fear losing—or we may have already lost—people we love. And when we work up the courage to look beyond our individual personal spheres, we see that many people who have made our world better, in big and small ways, have vanished before we were ready to let them go. But...
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Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical JournalAuthor(s): Md. Salman Akhtar, Naseem Akhter, Mohammad Zeeshan Najm, SVS Deo, NK Shukla, Shaia Saleh R. Almalki, Raed A. Alharbi, Abdulmajeed Abdulghani A. Sindi, Abdulmohsen Alruwetei, Abrar Ahmad, Syed Akhtar Husain
Dr Mark Kris discusses the profound effect that the wait time between cancer being diagnosed and treatment being initiated has on both patients and physicians.Medscape Oncology
Abstract Ayurveda oil contains numerous source of biological constituents which plays an important role in reducing the pain relief caused during bone fracture. The aim of the study is to fabricate the polyurethane (PU) scaffold for bone tissue engineering added with ayurveda amla oil using electrospinning technique. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analysis showed that the fabricated nanocomposites showed reduced fiber diameter (758 ± 185.46 nm) than the pristine PU (890 ± 116.91 nm). Fourier Infrared Analysis (FTIR) revealed the existence of amla oil in the PU matrix by hydrogen bond formation. T...