Carbon-11 PET detects brain inflammation after Lyme disease

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Sacituzumab, is an antibody that zeroes in on cancer cells. Like a homing missile, it delivers a 'warhead' in the form of a potent chemotherapy drug.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: Our case showed good response to primary tumor and gingival metastasis but not to intestinal obstruction. ALK inhibitor often shows high response rate and long survival for ALK rearrangement NSCLC, however ALK rearranged positive NSCLC with gingival metastasis may have poor prognosis.Case Rep Oncol 2019;12:171 –177
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe found no consistent association between pre-chemotherapy PIM defined by STOPP and outcomes.
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study supports the association between involuntary smoking and the risk of HNC. The association may be stronger for oral cavity cancer than for other HNC subsites.
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In this study, we revisited this claim by independently evaluating the proposed marker haplotype using 2 different patient cohorts recruited in different research settings. Meta-analysis of these new postmastectomy cohorts and the original cohort confirmed significant association of the CACNG2 haplotype with PMP. In addition, we tested whether the same markers would predict chronic postsurgical pain in men who underwent surgery for inguinal hernia repair, and whether there is significant genetic association with cutaneous thermal sensitivity in postmastectomy and postherniotomy patients. We found that the biomarker is sele...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
In this study, we report that daily treatment with decitabine (2 µg/g, intraperitoneally) attenuated nociceptive behavior in the 4T1-luc2 mouse model of bone cancer pain. We hypothesized that the analgesic mechanism of decitabine involved activation of the endogenous opioid system through demethylation and reexpression of the transcriptionally silenced endothelin B receptor gene, Ednrb. Indeed, Ednrb was hypermethylated and transcriptionally silenced in the mouse model of bone cancer pain. We demonstrated that expression of Ednrb in the cancer cells lead to release of β-endorphin in the cell supernatant, which r...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Our recent work has shown that the early-life administration of vincristine (VNC), commonly used to treat pediatric cancers, evokes mechanical pain hypersensitivity in rats that emerges during adolescence and persists into adulthood. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear, as nothing is known about how neonatal VNC treatment influences peripheral and central nociceptive processing at the cellular level. Here, we used in vitro intracellular microelectrode and whole-cell patch-clamp recordings to evaluate the consequences of early-life VNC administration on the intrinsic membrane properties of adolescent dorsal ro...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Pain in combination with dementia is a common condition that makes pain recognition significantly more difficult. This results in undertreatment of pain in those suffering from dementia. The Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) scale currently represents one of the best approaches to pain detection in dementia. In a pilot study, strong inter-rater and retest reliability of the German version (PAINAD-G) was proven. However, the available data concerning the validity of this instrument were insufficient. The aim of the study was to validate the PAINAD-G scale by a double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial in ...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
A novel targeted therapy provided an incremental improvement in response rate among breast cancer patients with poor prognoses -- those with heavily pretreated metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).Medscape Medical News
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00:00 to 02.26—Dr. Bihari gives his background and credentials. Dr. Bihari: My medical training started at Harvard Medical School. I graduated in 1957. Then I trained in Internal Medicine at one of the Harvard teaching hospitals in Boston, Beth Israel, and then in Neurology at Massachusetts General in Boston. Then I went to the National Institutes of Health for two years doing brain physiology—brain research. I did another residency training in Psychiatry in New York, at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and then, over the following five or six years, I got very involved in working in Drug Addiction. By 197...
Source: HONEST MEDICINE: My Dream for the Future - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anecdotal Treatments HONEST MEDICINE Integrative Medicine Low Dose Naltrexone Obituaries Source Type: blogs
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