Smartphone ECG Can Spot AF in Acute Stroke, Add to Holter Data
6 monthes ago - By Medscape
However, using a smartphone for electrocardiography in hospitalized stroke patients 'is only one of several methods, and it's probably not going to be a gold standard,' but rather an add-on, says an expert.
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Use of targeted treatments for advanced cancer increasing in community setting
6 monthes ago - By Healio
MUNICH - Nearly one-quarter of patients with metastatic cancer who underwent comprehensive genomic profiling at National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers in the United States received a genomically matched treatment, according to study results presented at European Society for Medical Oncology Congress.
The findings show precision medicine is moving beyond highly specialized centers, Ricardo H. Alvarez, MD, MSc, medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Atlanta, and colleagues concluded.
“We have shown that we can perform large-scale tumor profiling and use
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Cancer Patients can Now Use Skin Creams Before Radiation Therapy
6 monthes ago - By Medindia Health
Cancer patients can use topical agents just before radiation therapy, says a new study. However, very thick application of topical agents should still be avoided.
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