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“Impressive results” in stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis

Aggressive immunosuppression followed by autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) halted clinical relapses and the development of new brain lesions for a prolonged period in most patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) taking part in a small early stage trial, results published in the Lancet have shown.1  
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10 months ago
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“Impressive results” in stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis

Aggressive immunosuppression followed by autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) halted clinical relapses and the development of new brain lesions for a prolonged period in most patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) taking part in a small early stage trial, results published in the Lancet have shown.1  
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10 months ago
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Should Patients With MS Get Vitamin D Supplements?

Several ongoing studies may help provide answers soon, said a prominent vitamin D trialist.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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Are NPs 'Canaries in the Coal Mine' of Healthcare?

Tom Bartol reviews an article that proposes that effective NP integration is a sign of the health of the healthcare system.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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PEM Currents podcast on swallowed foreign bodies - PEM Blog

Kids eat stuff they’re not supposed to. Most of the time foreign bodies pass harmlessly through the GI tract. Occasionally they will get stuck. It is your job to figure out who has an impacted foreign body, and how to diagnose and manage it.  
pemcincinnati.com
10 months ago
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Schizophrenic Brain Tries to Heal Itself

A novel neuroimaging study suggests that the schizophrenic brain has the ability to repair itself, a finding that may point to new avenues of treatment.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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Evidence Backing Approval of Drug for Alcohol Misuse 'Weak'

An in-depth look at studies on the alcohol-dependence drug nalmefene raises questions about efficacy and the approval process, researchers say.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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Racial Disparities in Stroke Death Reflect Risk, Not Care

New REGARDS data show that differences in stroke mortality between black and white stroke patients are driven by stroke risk profiles, not inferior care, underlining the need for primary prevention.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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Largest Global Survey: Where Are Cancer Drugs Affordable?

Cancer drug prices vary widely around the world, but despite overall lower price tags, drugs might be less affordable in low-income countries.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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Breath Analysis Normalizes After Lung Cancer Resection

The levels of exhaled carbonyl compounds decrease to normal after lung cancer resection, researchers report.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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Prescription Habits Predict Compliance With Breast Cancer Pills

The likelihood that a woman will take pills to keep her breast cancer from coming back is higher if she tended to consistently take medications as directed in the past, a new study found.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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Woman denied abortion in Northern Ireland was subjected to cruel treatment, says UN

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10 months ago
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Obamacare: Retain, Revise, Repeal, or Replace? Final Part

In the final segment of a 5-part discussion, Dr George Lundberg speculates about the future of the American healthcare system.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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TAVI, SAVR Outcomes Not Significantly Different in Short Term

Early and midterm outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are not significantly different from those of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in patients treated for severe aortic stenosis, according to a new meta-analysis.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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Bariatric Surgery Outcome Better in Early-Onset Diabetes

Bariatric surgery is associated with better and more long-lasting glycemic control in patients with early-onset type 2 diabetes than in those whose disease starts later, researchers have found.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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Technique to eliminate mitochondrial disease carries very small risk of failure, researchers find

A team of researchers from Newcastle, UK, have described a new technique that may reduce the risk of serious inherited diseases, although they warned of a small risk that the procedure will fail.  
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10 months ago
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Technique to eliminate mitochondrial disease carries very small risk of failure, researchers find

A team of researchers from Newcastle, UK, have described a new technique that may reduce the risk of serious inherited diseases, although they warned of a small risk that the procedure will fail.  
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10 months ago
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FIRE and ICE Strengthens Case for Cryoballoon in Paroxysmal AF

Secondary analyses showing fewer rehospitalizations and repeat ablations led the author to proclaim the demise of radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Others aren't so sure.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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Rapid HIV Tester Kit Wins European Award for Innovation

A blood diagnostic kit that can detect infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B in less than two hours won a European Inventor Award on Thursday for its developer.  
medscape.com
10 months ago
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Response to 'Cure for Mantle Cell Lymphoma Within Reach'

Researchers not involved in the current research contest the characterization of bendamustine and rituximab as a "salvage" therapy, among other concerns.  
medscape.com
10 months ago