Medical radiation dose dips 20% in U.S., NCRP reports
Is medical imaging making headway in its efforts to reduce patient exposure...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist leadership cuts CT lung screening radiation New study links medical imaging radiation to cancer risk Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones 3 ways to lower CT radiation dose across the hospital CT radiation dose levels vary widely, new study finds
ConclusionThe immune microenvironment is an important factor influencing the relapse of PC. The intratumoural density of CD3+, CD8+, CD45+, and CD163+ immunocytes was correlated with disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with PC. Immunotherapy based on T lymphocytes or tumour-associated macrophages may be a promising treatment strategy.
Authors: Matsumoto K, Murakami Y, Shimizu Y, Hirayama T, Ishikawa W, Iwamura M Abstract BACKGROUND: No study has yet investigated the use of electronic nose (eNose) technology to reveal pattern recognition of urological diseases, including bladder cancer. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the diagnostic performance of the eNose in recognizing urinary odour in patients with bladder cancer. METHODS: The eNose is a commercially available model equipped with two sensors. The angle of the two sensors (θ) depends on the kinds of chemical substances, thus defining θ as the feature of odour. Quantity of...
Radiation dose from medical imaging has fallen 20% over the past decade, according...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Low-dose CT produces no detectable DNA damage Medical radiation dose dips 20% in U.S., NCRP reports New study links medical imaging radiation to cancer risk Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones CT radiation dose levels vary widely, new study finds
The debate over the potential harms of CT radiation carries on in a new study...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT radiation increases risk of thyroid cancer, leukemia Medical radiation dose dips 20% in U.S., NCRP reports Radiologist leadership cuts CT lung screening radiation New study links medical imaging radiation to cancer risk Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones
In conclusion, ADT patients had approximately one-third lower risk of subsequent renal calculi. Further studies are warranted to evaluate the clinical significance.
CONCLUSIONS: Well-designed RCTs have shown no beneficial effect of supplements for the prevention of lung cancer and lung cancer mortality in healthy people. Vitamin A supplements increase lung cancer incidence and mortality in smokers or persons exposed to asbestos. Vitamin C increases lung cancer incidence in women. Vitamin E increases the risk of haemorrhagic strokes. PMID: 32130738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The surgical outcomes of patients with single ureteral stones who had undergone ureteroscopic Holmium laser lithotripsy as outpatients and compare them with those of patients who had received the same procedure as inpatients. Records were obtained from January 2012 to December 2016 for selected patients who had undergone the above mentioned procedure at our institution. Patients were excluded if their ECOG performance status was ≥2, presented with multiple stones or concomitant renal stones, had histories of cancer or congenital urinary system abnormalities, or had undergone urinary system reconstruction surgery. Patien...
ConclusionsLMICs lack enough training opportunities and urologists to care for their population. There is disconnect between the needs identified by local and visiting urologists. International collaborations should target broader interventions in LMICs to address local priorities such as diagnostic studies, support staff and financial support.
ConclusionHere we showed that ergolide could be considered as a potent natural compound against leukemic cells by inducing cell cycle arrest followed by dose-dependent cell death. Based on results, Autophagy response in a result of ROS accumulation acted as a survival pathway and blocking this pathway could noticeably increase ergolide cytotoxicity on ALL cell lines.Graphical abstract
Publication date: Available online 23 December 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Anthony A. Kosiba, Yanwei Wang, Dongfeng Chen, Chris Kong Chu Wong, Jie Gu, Haifeng ShiAbstractThe kidney is a vital organ responsible for regulating water, electrolyte and acid-base balance as well as eliminating toxic substances from the blood in the body. Exposure of humans to heavy metals in their natural and occupational environments, foods, water, and drugs has serious implications on the kidney's health. The accumulation of heavy metals in the kidney has been linked to acute or chronic renal injury, kidney stones or even renal cancer,...