Young breast cancer patients with early-stage disease may undergo unnecessary testing when diagnosed

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/young-breast-cancer-patients/id4318... . More than one third of younger, early stage breast cancer patients undergo unnecessary imaging procedures – including position emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine bone scans (NMBS) and tumor markers (TM) -- at the time of staging and diagnosis. Carlos Barcenas, M.D., assistant professor, Breast Medical Oncology and Sharon Giordano, M.D., professor, Breast...

New Lung Cancer Screening Offered At MD Anderson

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Results from national clinical trial mobilizes a team of experts to develop Lung Cancer Screening Program. For appointment contact AskMDAnderson 877-MDA-6789 https://www2.mdanderson.org/sapp/contact/selfreferral/index.cfm

Iodinated Contrast Agents: Clinical Pharmacology, Uses, and Adverse Reactions: A Primer for the Non-radiologist

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Dr. Jeffrey Pasternak, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he describes the science and techniques behind contrast imaging medications emphasizing risks, side effects, and best practice options. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00253-4/fulltext

Pericardial Disease: Diagnosis and Management: Part 2

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Dr. Masud H. Khandaker, a Fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses the diagnosis and management of pericardial disease. In Part I, he discusses acute pericarditis and relapsing pericarditis. In Part II, he discusses cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis.

Pericardial Disease: Diagnosis and Management

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Dr. Masud H. Khandaker, a Fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses the diagnosis and management of pericardial disease. In Part I, he discusses acute pericarditis and relapsing pericarditis. In Part II, he discusses cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis.

Sodium Channels and Pain

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S. Waxman, MD, PhD. - Medical need for new analgesics is discussed by S. Waxman (Yale University) who evaluated the role of selective subtypes of sodium channels, particularly 1.7 and 1.8 subtypes, in the perception of pain. There is an unmet medical need for drugs to treat chronic pain and inhibitors of
selective sodium channels are in development as novel analgesics.