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Autologous rib cartilage use in rhinoplasty associated with low rates of overall long-term complications

Using a patient's own rib cartilage (autologous) for rhinoplasty appears to be associated with low rates of overall long-term complications and problems at the rib site where the cartilage is removed, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. [More]
Care lags for people who have stroke in hospital, study finds

Care lags for people who have stroke in hospital, study finds

At the first sign of a stroke, time is of the essence. For every minute of delay in treatment, people typically lose almost two million brain cells. Yet a new study presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress reveals that those delays - in getting the right tests and the right drugs - can be longer when people experience a stroke in a hospital. [More]
Biomarkers help resolve differential diagnosis between MPM and non-cancerous pleural tissue

Biomarkers help resolve differential diagnosis between MPM and non-cancerous pleural tissue

Scientists have identified four biomarkers that may help resolve the difficult differential diagnosis between malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and non-cancerous pleural tissue with reactive mesothelial proliferations (RMPs). [More]
UTHealth to host intensive two-week course on critical care

UTHealth to host intensive two-week course on critical care

An intensive two-week course on critical care will be hosted by the Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School. [More]
Bronchial thermoplasty effective in long term

Bronchial thermoplasty effective in long term

Researchers have shown that the asthma-control benefits of bronchial thermoplasty remain for as long as 5 years following treatment. [More]
Collaborative research yields a wiring map on how TB responds to changes in environment

Collaborative research yields a wiring map on how TB responds to changes in environment

Despite decades of research on the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB), scientists have not had a comprehensive understanding of how the bacterium is wired to adapt to changing conditions in the host. [More]
Lung Volume Reduction Coil may play key role in treatment of emphysema, study finds

Lung Volume Reduction Coil may play key role in treatment of emphysema, study finds

A small, easily implantable device called the Lung Volume Reduction Coil may play a key role in the treatment of two types of emphysema, according to a study conducted in Europe. Results of the study indicate the beneficial effects of the device persist more than a year after initial treatment. [More]
Tell the whole truth about implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

Tell the whole truth about implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

Consent discussions regarding the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in elderly individuals rarely include the device's implications at the end of life, indicate US study results. [More]
Ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration complication rate ‘reassuring’

Ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration complication rate ‘reassuring’

Multisite findings support the use of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for mediastinal lymph node sampling. [More]
Fit elderly NSCLC patients should be considered for salvage targeted therapy

Fit elderly NSCLC patients should be considered for salvage targeted therapy

Until there are more validated biomarkers to direct treatment decisions, many physicians use patient age to decide what therapy to give their patients. Literature data report that older patients often go undertreated because of concerns for limited tolerance to toxic therapies. [More]
Important data from Pfizer’s lung cancer and RCC portfolios to be presented at ESMO Congress

Important data from Pfizer’s lung cancer and RCC portfolios to be presented at ESMO Congress

Pfizer Oncology today announced that important data from its lung cancer and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) portfolios will be presented at the upcoming European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Vienna, Austria, September 28 - October 2, 2012. [More]
EC grants marketing authorization for Pfizer’s INLYTA to treat renal cell carcinoma

EC grants marketing authorization for Pfizer’s INLYTA to treat renal cell carcinoma

Pfizer Inc. announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for INLYTA (axitinib) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer, after failure of prior treatment with sunitinib or a cytokine. [More]
Combination of Chartis system and Zephyr EBV treatment effective in treating emphysema

Combination of Chartis system and Zephyr EBV treatment effective in treating emphysema

Pulmonx, an emerging leader in interventional pulmonology, announced today that the European Respiratory Journal has published the results of the Chartis Multi-Centre study. The study is the first to combine the Chartis Pulmonary Assessment System and Zephyr EBV treatment for patients with advanced emphysema. [More]
Synta announces results of ganetespib, docetaxel Phase 1 combination study on solid tumors

Synta announces results of ganetespib, docetaxel Phase 1 combination study on solid tumors

Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. announced that results of a Phase 1 study of ganetespib in combination with docetaxel in solid tumors were presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Medical Oncology in Stockholm, Sweden. [More]
Diagnostic delay in women with tuberous sclerosis complex increases mortality risk

Diagnostic delay in women with tuberous sclerosis complex increases mortality risk

Women with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) are often misdiagnosed because the condition, commonly recognized in early childhood when it presents with seizures, manifests differently later in life, typically with renal angiomyolipomas - a benign tumor of the kidney - and pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) - a rare lung disease that affects almost exclusively women. [More]
Little evidence supporting effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing pain

Little evidence supporting effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing pain

Although acupuncture is commonly used for pain control, doubts about its effectiveness and safety remain. Investigators from the Universities of Exeter & Plymouth (Exeter, UK) and the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (Daejeon, South Korea) critically evaluated systematic reviews of acupuncture as a treatment of pain in order to explore this question. [More]
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center earns HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center earns HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center was identified as a recipient of the 2011 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, indicating that its patient safety ratings are in the top 5% of U.S. hospitals. [More]
Pediatric physicians present 12 research abstracts, posters at Cardiology 2011

Pediatric physicians present 12 research abstracts, posters at Cardiology 2011

Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians gather this week in Scottsdale, Ariz. for Cardiology 2011, the 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, sponsored by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Original research from more than 30 cardiac programs in the U.S. and abroad is being presented throughout the meeting. [More]
FDA grants marketing clearance to Accuray's CyberKnife VSI System Lung Optimized Treatment

FDA grants marketing clearance to Accuray's CyberKnife VSI System Lung Optimized Treatment

Accuray Incorporated, a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company 510(k) clearance to market Lung Optimized Treatment, a new component of the CyberKnife® VSI™ System. The 510(k) clearance enables Accuray to provide physicians with greater flexibility in delivering radiosurgery treatments to patients with lung cancer, the most common and deadly cancer worldwide. [More]
New blood test eliminates need for surgical lung biopsy for LAM diagnosis

New blood test eliminates need for surgical lung biopsy for LAM diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have found that a certain blood test can successfully identify lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) in some patients, eliminating the need for surgical lung biopsy to make a diagnosis. [More]