• New AGA guideline steers early treatment for acute pancreatitis

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    A new clinical guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association provides up-to-date recommendations for early treatment decisions in acute pancreatitis.
    Aiming to promote consistent practices and quality care, the new guideline focuses on clinical decisions made within the first 48 to 72 hours of hospital admission for acute pancreatitis, which can “alter the course of disease and duration of hospitalization.” It includes recommendations on goal-directed fluid resuscitation, early oral feeding, enteral vs. parenteral nutrition, routine prophylactic antibiotic use and
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  • Percutaneous heart pumps now approved to treat cardiomyopathy

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    Abiomed announced the FDA approved its percutaneous heart pumps for treatment of HF associated with cardiomyopathy leading to cardiogenic shock.
    The pumps (Impella 2.5, Impella CP, Impella 5.0 and Impella LD) were previously approved to treat acute MI with cardiogenic shock and post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock.
    The company also announced the launch of a new Women's Initiative focusing on heart recovery education and awareness in conjunction with the new indication.
    In conjunction with a controller, the pumps are intended to provide temporary short-term ventricular support (4 days or less
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  • Cannabis over chemo: Woman says the oil cured her aggressive breast cancer in 5 months

    Cannabis over chemo: Woman says the oil cured her aggressive breast cancer in 5 months

    6 monthes ago - By Natural News

    When Dee Mani, now 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer last March, her doctors suggested chemotherapy. She originally agreed to undergo one year of the treatment for her triple negative breast cancer - the deadliest type - but later had second thoughts. After seeing her sister suffer and die after undergoing chemotherapy for...
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  • Warning from the American Heart Association: Breast cancer treatments, such as radiation and chemo, can cause heart failure

    Warning from the American Heart Association: Breast cancer treatments, such as radiation and chemo, can cause heart failure

    6 monthes ago - By Natural News

    Sometimes the cure is worse than the ailment, the saying goes, and a new warning from the American Heart Association is shedding light on the quandary many women face when weighing breast cancer treatment against the potential side effects. According to the group, some of the most popular breast cancer therapies can actually...
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