Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for lung cancer

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Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), also called stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), is a type of radiation therapy in which a few very high doses of radiation are delivered to small, well-defined tumors. The goal is to deliver a radiation dose that is high enough to kill the cancer while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy organs. Barbara Pool is one of six lung cancer patients per day who go through stereotactic body radiation therapy and she is the 1000th patient to...

Safety of Clopidogrel in Hip Fracture Surgery

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Dr. Molly Feely, a consultant in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the February 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where no Perioperative complications were found when comparing outcomes between patients with hip fractures using and not using Clopidogrel. The Rochester Epidemiology Project provided the patient data. Available at:

Stratifying Risk of Urinary Tract Malignant Tumors in Patients With Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria

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Dr. Ronald Loo, Regional Chief of Urology at Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Pasadena, CA, shares results of a prospective study appearing in the February 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the detection of the risk for bladder cancer based on levels of blood found in the urine. Available at:

Osteotome sinus floor elevation with or without grafting: a 3-year randomized controlled clinical trial

submitted by: Lai Hongchang
Aim: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic results of dental implant placed using osteotome sinus floor elevation (OSFE) with and without simultaneous grafting. Materials and Methods: Forty-five patients were randomly assigned into two groups: ?Group1: OSFE with deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) mixed with autogenous bone chips; ?Group2: OSFE without grafting. The endo-sinus bone gain (ESBG) was assessed on radiographs at 6, 12, 24, 36 months following surgery as primary outcome...
Authors: Mi-Si Si, Long-Fei Zhuang, Ying-Xin Gu, Jia-Ji Mo, Shi-Chong Qiao, Hong-Chang Lai

Medical hypnosis assists with surgery and medical procedures

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Hypnosis is an artificially produced state of consciousness which allows for greater responsiveness to suggestion. Ian Lipski M.D., associate professor in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center, uses medical hypnosis to help patients manage cancer treatment side effects like anxiety, fear and pain. Medical hypnosis shifts the focus of power away from the medical staff and gives the patient control over his/her cognizance. Learn how Dr. Lipski helps patients...

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