• Study links unexpected hospital stays to negative outcomes in head and neck cancer patients

    12 days ago - By News Medical

    Patients who were unexpectedly hospitalized for dehydration, fever or other ailments while undergoing radiation treatment for head and neck cancers were at a higher risk for less favorable outcomes, a new study from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center reports.
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  • In-home portable air cleaners reduce particulate exposure for cardiac patients

    12 days ago - By News Medical

    Using an in-home portable air cleaner can significantly reduce exposure to fine-particle air pollutants - a major risk factor for cardiovascular events in people with pre-existing heart disease, reports a pilot study in the July issue of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.
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  • Risk for nonfatal CVD events 27% higher in patients with SLE vs. diabetes

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus demonstrated a 27% higher risk for nonfatal cardiovascular events compared with patients with diabetes, and twice the risk of the general population, according data published in Arthritis Care & Research.
    “Cardiovascular disease risk is elevated in systemic lupus erythematosus and is the leading cause of death,” Medha Barbhaiya, MD, MPH, of the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College, in New York, and colleagues wrote. “... Diabetes is also associated with premature atherosclerosis, conferring
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