Educating the public about how drugs are prescribed can help prevent overprescription and antibiotic resistance, advise researchers

(Natural News) Primary care physicians routinely over-prescribe antibiotics and contribute to the problem of antibiotic resistance. According to a 2016 report from the National Health Service, antibiotic resistance is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety worldwide.” A study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy presents a simple solution to this growing...
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Authors: Kim SE, Lee SJ, Cha JY, Yi SW, Kim TS, Cho IL, Kwak JY, Oh KH Abstract Colon cancer is very rarely accompanied by tumor thrombosis of the superior mesenteric vein (SMV). A 46-year-old patient had been diagnosed with SMV tumor thrombosis related to colon cancer without hepatic metastasis and underwent right hemicolectomy with SMV tumor thrombectomy. Tumor thrombosis was pathologically confirmed as metastatic colon cancer. There has been no recurrence for 12 months with 12 cycles of adjuvant-chemotherapy. PMID: 30992420 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Endosc Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): Dimitrios Nasioudis, Emily M. Ko, Ashley F. Haggerty, Robert Giuntoli, Robert Burger, Mark A. Morgan, Nawar A. LatifAbstractObjectiveThe aim of the present study is to investigate the patterns of use and prognostic significance of adjuvant chemotherapy (CT) for patients with stage IC ovarian granulosa cell tumors (GCTs).MethodsWe identified patients with stage IC GCTs diagnosed between 2004 and 2015 in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). Logistic regression was performed to identify variables independently associated with chemo...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe propose a novel and non-invasive method for detection of failure of first induction therapy in patients with de novo AML and “7 + 3” induction therapy. The MNR is free of cost since the required cell counts are performed routinely for each patient undergoing intensive chemotherapy.
Source: Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 115Author(s): Barbora Hanousková, Mikuláš Skála, Veronika Brynychová, Tomáš Zárybnický, Veronika Skarková, Petra Kazimírová, Andrea Vernerová, Pavel Souček, Lenka Skálová, Radek Pudil, Petra MatouškováAbstractCardiotoxicity is a serious adverse reaction to cancer chemotherapy and may lead to critical heart damage. Imatinib mesylate (IMB), a selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is sometimes accompanied by severe cardiovascular comp...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The current evidence suggests that DCVB6 injection combined with chemotherapy could increase objective response rate and Karnofsky performance score, improve clinical symptoms, and reduce side effects caused by chemotherapy in patients with NSCLC. However, these results should be carefully interpreted due to the low-quality methodology and the small sample sizes of the trials, and our conclusions should be verified by high-quality, large-scale, double-blinded RCTs. PMID: 30992710 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: XHP combined with chemotherapy in comparison with chemotherapy alone could significantly enhance the tumor response, improve KPS, and alleviate toxicity induced by chemotherapy in breast cancer patients. PMID: 30992708 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Intrahepatic infusion of oxaliplatin in 10 min with systemic 5-FU to patients with chemo-na ïve colorectal cancer is feasible and with low toxicity. A high response rate and long median overall survival were obtained.
Source: Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis screening tool identified geriatric syndromes requiring attention in many patients with breast cancer presenting for medical oncology appointments. In oncology practice, need for referral networks to address geriatric syndromes should be assessed.
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) is effective in monitoring tumor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with osteosarcoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-nine osteosarcoma patients (20 men and 9 women; mean age, 17.6 ± 7.8 years) who had undergone magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and DKI before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy were included. Tumor volume, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), mean diffusivity (MD), mean kurtosis (MK), and change ratio (ΔX) between pre- and post-treatment were calculated. Based on histologic response, the patien...
Source: Korean J Radiol - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
Researchers used an experimental gene therapy to develop a possible treatment for a rare and deadly immune disorder known as “bubble boy” disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Wednesday. Because of a gene mutation, babies who are born with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) do not develop immune cells properly, leaving them highly susceptible to infections. The condition, which strikes up to one in 50,000 newborns, primarily affects boys and requires extreme measures to prevent infection. In one famous case, a boy with SCID, David Vetter, lived in a sterile plastic “bu...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news
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