NEW YORK (ASRN.ORG)- Researchers led by specialists at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute have found that injecting a corticosteroid, triamcinolone, directly into the eye may slow the progression of proliferative diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that frequently leads to blindness.
SAN ANTONIO (ASRN.ORG)- If swine flu Using Herceptin with chemotherapy, instead of after, clearly improves treatment of women with HER2+ breast cancer, and should be the new standard of care, says a Mayo Clinic researcher who led what is regarded to be a key clinical trial determining the best use of Herceptin.
BOSTON (ASRN.ORG)- Even though prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States, some patients may wonder whether treatment is worse than the disease. The three primary therapies—prostatectomy, external-beam radiation, and brachytherapy—cause life-altering sexual, urinary, and rectal side effects that can linger for years. But what if a simple test could differentiate an indolent prostate cancer from a highly aggressive one?
HAMMOND, IN (ASRN.ORG)- A survey found that with a shortage of nurses looming nationwide, Indiana nursing programs rejected about 2,500 qualified applicants because the schools didn't have the full-time faculty needed to teach them.
NEW YORK (ASRN.ORG)- Many people are fans of generic drugs. They save Americans billions of dollars each year and give us access to wonderful drugs at affordable prices.
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