Items Tagged ‘MD’

March 24, 2010

SNP Linked to Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

By Mystery User

A gene variant may be associated with susceptibility to lung cancer in patients who don’t smoke, researchers have found.   Downregulation of the GPC5 gene may increase the risk of adenocarcinoma among never-smokers, Ping Yang, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues reported online in Lancet Oncology. “This is the first […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer, MD, nonsmokers, Ping Yang


March 23, 2010

Gene is Linked to Lung Cancer Development in Never Smokers

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A five-center collaborative study that scanned the genomes of thousands of “never smokers” diagnosed with lung cancer as well as healthy never smokers has found a gene they say could be responsible for a significant number of those cancers…   “This is the first gene that has been found that is specifically associated with lung […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer, MD, never smokers, Ping Yang


March 18, 2010

Telemedicine Leads to Better Stroke Evaluations in Rural Areas

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A growing number of medical centers that have access to stroke specialists are transmitting their expertise to rural communities via audio/video telemedicine consultation, with significant clinical results, according to a new clinical study that examined trials conducted in Arizona and California…   According to Bart Demaerschalk, M.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist and principal investigator of the […]

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Tags: Bart Demaerschalk, MD, stroke evaluations, Telemedicine


March 17, 2010

Medco, Mayo Clinic study finds reduced hospitalization rates with genetic testing

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A simple genetic test can reduce hospitalization rates by almost a third for heart patients taking warfarin, the world’s most-prescribed blood thinner, according to a study released today by researchers from Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (in association with the Medco Research Institute) and the Mayo Clinic…   “The test provides the information a physician needs […]

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Tags: blood thinner, Genetic testing, MD, Medco, Thomas Moyer


March 17, 2010

H. pylori often to blame for stomach problems

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Bloating. Pain. Nausea. Fullness. All are symptoms of stomach dyspepsia and ulcers. For years, people thought these issues were sometimes caused by stress…   It turns out that Thompson’s symptoms (bloating, pain and nausea) were caused by bacteria called H. pylori.“It’s bacteria that you acquire as a child, and once you acquire the bacteria, it […]

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Tags: H. pylori, MD, Medical Edge, Nicholas Talley


March 11, 2010

Obesity and Colon Cancer a Deadly Combination

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Obese patients with colon cancer may have a greater chance of dying from the disease compared to those at a normal weight.   “Obesity has long been established as a risk factor for cancer, but our study in colon cancer patients shows that obesity predicts a poorer prognosis after the cancer is surgically removed,” Frank […]

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Tags: colon cancer, Frank Sinicrope, MD, Obesity


March 8, 2010

Major Bleeding Uncommon After Imaging-Guided Percutaneous Core Needle Biopsy

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Major bleeding is uncommon after imaging-guided percutaneous core needle biopsy, even with recent use of aspirin, according to the results of a retrospective review reported in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.   “Percutaneous biopsy using ultrasound or CT [computed tomography] guidance is an important means of diagnosing disease in organs and […]

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Tags: MD, needle biopsy, Thomas D. Atwell


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