The effects of perioperative probiotic treatment on serum zonulin concentration and subsequent postoperative infectious complications after colorectal cancer surgery: a double-center and double-blind randomized clinical trial

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Background: Zonulin is a newly discovered protein that has an important role in the regulation of intestinal permeability. Our previous study showed that probiotics can decrease the rate of infectious complications in patients undergoing colectomy for colorectal cancer. Objective: The objective was to determine the effects of the perioperative administration of probiotics on serum zonulin concentrationsand the subsequent effect on postoperative infectious complications in patients...
Authors: Zhi-Hua Liu, Mei-Jin Huang, Xing-Wei Zhang, Lei Wang, Nan-Qi Huang, Hui Peng, Pin Lan, Jun-Sheng Peng, Zhen Yang, Yang Xia, Wei-Jie Liu, Jun Yang, Huan-Long Qin, Jian-Ping Wang

African American women less likely to receive improved surgical procedure for breast cancer

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African American women with early stage, invasive breast cancer were 13 percent less likely than Caucasian women with the same diagnosis to receive a minimally invasive technique, axillary sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, years after the procedure had become the standard of surgical care, according to research from MD Anderson Cancer Center. The older technique, axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), is associated with a higher rate of lymphedema and worse outcome. Dalliah Black, M.D.,...

Expanded umbilical cord blood shortens perilous wait for transplant recovery

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A team led by MD Anderson researchers finds that growing cord blood stem cells on a bed of supportive cells in the lab results in faster establishment of a new blood supply in patients who receive blood stem cell transplants, reducing the time when patients lack white blood cells, platelets.

Combined urology-radiation oncology treatment for prostate cancer patients

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/combined-urology-radiation/id431848... Deborah Kuban, M.D., professor, and Benjamin Smith, M.D., assistant professor, both in Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson, discuss a study examining the emergence of integrated urology-radiation oncology practices in Texas. They discovered prostate cancer patients generally travel further for treatment at the radiation oncology facility owned by their urologist, as opposed to traveling to the...

Incidence of MGUS and Estimation of Duration Before Recognition

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Dr. Terry Therneau, a Professor of Biostatistics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing online first and in the November 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, placing the surprising outcome among the statistics discovered in the study into perspective. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/ S0025-6196(12)00634-9/fulltext

Incidence of MGUS & Estimation of Duration Before First Clinical Recognition

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Dr. Robert Kyle, professor of medicine, laboratory medicine and pathology, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing online first and in the November 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he defines MGUS and explains its role in the development of multiple myeloma and other blood disorders.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00634-9/fulltext