Unrelated Donor Bone Marrow Transplant for Sickle Cell Disease

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Jennifer Jaroscak, M.D., of MUSC Children's Hospital discusses bone marrow transplant (BMT) as a cure for patients with sickle cell disease. She describes a new reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) regimen being trialed at MUSC for BMTs from well-matched unrelated donors in the SCURT study. RIC is safer for unrelated donor transplant because, unlike myeloablative BMTs, it suppresses but does not destroy the patient's bone marrow. Find out more about the SCURT study and reduced-intensity...

Adherence to a Vegetable-Fruit-Soy Dietary Pattern or the Alternative Healthy Eating Index Is Associated with Lower Hip Fracture Risk among Singapore Chinese

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Data on overall dietary pattern and osteoporotic fracture risk from population-based cohorts are limited, especially from Asian populations. This study examined the relation between overall diet and hip fracture risk by using principal components analysis (PCA) to identify dietary pattern specific to the study population and by using the Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI) 2010 to assess dietary quality. The Singapore Chinese Health Study is a prospective population-based cohort that...
Authors: Zhaoli Dai, Lesley M. Butler, Rob M. van Dam, Li-Wei Ang, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon-Puay Koh

Soft tissue wound healing around teeth and dental implants

submitted by: zmkbern
Abstract Aim: To provide an overview on the biology and soft tissue wound healing around teeth and dental implants. Material and Methods: This narrative review focuses on cell biology and histology of soft tissue wounds around natural teeth and dental implants. Results and conclusions: The available data indicate that: (a) Oral wounds follow a similar pattern. (b) The tissue specificities of the gingival, alveolar and palatal mucosa appear to be innately and not necessarily functionally...
Authors: A Sculean, R Gruber, DD Bosshardt

3/3/14 Special External Webinar: Cardiac Atlas Project

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Cardiac Atlas Project Alistair Young School of Medicine, University of Auckland Andrew McCulloch University of California San Diego Abstract: Cardiac malformations are the most common type of birth defect. Improvements in the management of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) have resulted in >90% of those born with CHD now able to survive into early adulthood. In the U.S. alone, there are more adults with CHD (~1 million individuals) than children. Many of these patients...

How can yoga benefit women with breast cancer?

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New study shows yoga can regulate stress hormones and improve quality of life for women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy. For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The preliminary findings were first reported in 2011 by Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson, and are now...

MD Anderson addresses when women should get mammograms

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Therese Bevers, M.D., professor and medical director of MD Anderson's Cancer Prevention Clinic, urges women over the age of 40 to continue to have an annual mammogram, noting that studies show women are less likely to die from breast cancer if they stick to the annual schedule. Bevers notes that the heavily publicized Canadian National Breast Screening Study was flawed from the beginning, both in the technology used and the way women were allocated to the arms of the clinical trial.