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  1. Needle biopsies for noninvasive breast cancer: Routine analysis wastes millions

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    For patients with the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer, routine testing for estrogen and progesterone receptors in tissue taken at the first 'needle' biopsy is both unnecessary and wasteful, ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  2. Economic burden of undiagnosed sleep apnea in US is nearly $150 billion per year

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new analysis has been published that reveals the staggering cost of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. The new work summarizes the results of an online survey completed by patients currently being ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  3. Low oxygen, high risk: How tumors adapt to become more aggressive

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... showed how the activation of this pathway leads to an unfavorable prognosis for patients with gliomas – a type of brain tumor – and how the pathway could be a valuable therapeutic target in cancer.  ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  4. Two classes of medications linked to similar results in peritoneal dialysis patients

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new study examined two classes of medications commonly prescribed to prevent cardiovascular events in dialysis patients and found no significant difference in outcomes. Posted: 2016-08-08 18:49: ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  5. Dormant copies of HIV mostly defective, new study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    After fully sequencing the latent HIV 'provirus' genomes from 19 people being treated for HIV, scientists report that even in patients who start treatment very early, the only widely available method to ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  6. Higher ICU usage led to increased invasive procedures, costs

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Patients admitted to ICUs underwent more costly and invasive procedures but didn't have better mortality rates than hospitalized patients with the same medical conditions who weren't admitted to the ICU, ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  7. Drug targeting BRAF mutation slows thyroid cancer, too

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers found that treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with the targeted therapy vemurafenib -- originally approved for melanoma patients with the mutation -- showed ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  8. Designer protein gives new hope to scientists studying Alzheimer's disease

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... in the brain. It's believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to the cognitive decline in patients suffering from the disease. Posted: 2016-07-22 13:29:40 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  9. Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma. Posted: 2016-07-22 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  10. Gastrointestinal disorders involve both brain-to-gut and gut-to-brain pathways

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  11. Adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage colon cancer may improve survival

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers and physicians have grappled with the role of 'adjuvant,' or post-surgery, chemotherapy for patients with early-stage colon cancer, even for cancers considered high risk. Now researchers have ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  12. Simple method developed to characterize immune cells in tumors

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Despite recent achievements in the development of cancer immunotherapies, only a small group of patients typically respond to them. Predictive markers of disease course and response to immunotherapy are ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  13. Repeated stimulation treatment can restore movement to paralyzed muscles

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new patient study could open a new opportunity to rehabilitate patients with spinal cord damage, say investigators. This study represents the first time that attempts were made to rehabilitate patients ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  14. How can medical centers transform their patient safety culture?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... patients. In a new study, a training program focusing on team communication, leadership, and decision-making practices, known as Crew Resource Management, was found to improve perceptions of the safety ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  15. Cell research could help with heart tissue transplants

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new technique could make tissue regeneration cheaper and safer for health-care systems and their patients. The study has identified new ways in which proteins and various biological molecules -- known ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  16. Prevalence of diagnosed sleep disorders has risen among US veterans

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among US veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with post-traumatic ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  17. Discovery of the genes responsible for esophageal cancer common among Japanese

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... cancer patients, the largest of its scale so far. The study findings are expected to contribute to the development of new medical treatments with fewer side effects and tailored drug therapies. Posted: ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  18. Are we giving up on cardiac arrest patients too soon?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... patients to regain consciousness varies widely and is longer than many had thought. Thousands of lives each year across the country could be saved by simply giving cardiac arrest victims more time to awaken ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  19. Breathing in a Cure: Inhalable Ibuprofen on the Horizon

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... help patients with cystic fibrosis. Posted: 2016-07-01 16:13:54 ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  20. Gene mutation 'hotspots' linked to better breast cancer outcomes

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Using a database of human tumor genomic data, researchers discovered that mutation hotspots known as kataegis are a positive marker in breast cancer -- patients with kataegis have less invasive tumors ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
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