Clinical and microbiological effects of Lactobacillus reuteri probiotics in the treatment of chronic periodontitis: a randomized placebo-controlled study

Aim The aim of this randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the effects of Lactobacillus reuteri-containing probiotic lozenges as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP). Material and Methods Thirty chronic periodontitis patients were recruited and monitored clinically and microbiologically at baseline, 3, 6, 9 and 12 weeks after therapy. All patients received one-stage full-mouth disinfection and randomly assigned over a test (SRP + probiotic, n = 15) or...
Authors: Wim Teughels, Andac Durukan, Onur Ozcelik, Martine Pauwels, Marc Quirynen, Mehmet Cenk Haytac

When cancer spreads to the brain

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Several cancer types can spread to the brain including lung, breast, melanoma, renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal tract cancers such as colon and rectal. Secondary brain cancer (cancer that has metastasized to the brain) is more prevalent than cancer beginning in the brain (primary cancer). Ivo Tremont, M.D., assistant professor in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how cancer migrates to the brain, how it differs from primary brain cancer, as well as secondary...

Use it or lose it: Eating and swallowing exercises show benefit in throat cancer patients

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Kate Hutcheson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, discusses a new study examining the benefits of swallowing and eating exercises for patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma basics

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/non-hodgkins-lymphoma-basics/id43184... Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the seventh most common cancer in men and women in the United States and often misdiagnosed by primary care doctors. Symptoms may include headaches, confusion, nausea and fatigue. Jason Westin, M.D., assistant professor in Lymphoma/Myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and...

Healthy aging for the cancer patient

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“Being a senior does not necessarily mean that you’re old,” says Beatrice Edwards, M.D., associate professor in geriatric medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center. “Yet, it’s important for elderly cancer patients to have their functional status evaluated in order to achieve successful cancer treatment outcomes.” In this podcast, Edwards shares tips on healthy aging for older adults and explains the role that a geriatrician can play in cancer treatment and survivorship.

Doctors and veterinarians work together to cure cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/doctors-veterinarians-work/id431848... . Dogs share similar characteristics and lifestyles to human beings since both have been cohabitating for thousands of years. Because of this, canines have also developed cancers much like those of humans. Laurence Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., professor in Pediatrics at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas A&M’s veterinary school, have teamed up to study oncology across species with hopes of...

Cancer and teeth

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Attentive dental care is critical for cancer patients. Before beginning cancer treatment, patients should address pre-existing oral conditions and infections. During treatment, conditions may arise, such as chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis (mouth lining breaks down forming ulcers); xerostomia (dry mouth); and poor blood flow which may result in bone rot causing jaw fractures. It’s important for cancer survivors to see their dentists regularly, too. Mark Chambers, D.M.D., professor in...

Male breast cancer: patient and doctor discuss experience and treatment

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Male breast cancer accounts for approximately one percent of all breast cancer cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Listen to male breast cancer patient, Oliver Bogler, Ph.D.and his MD Anderson Cancer Center oncologist, Sharon Giordano, M.D., talk about male breast cancer, including the research, treatment, and Bogler’s experience as a “man in pink.”

Desmoid tumors – dangerous when not treated as cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/desmoid-tumors-dangerous-when/id4318... . Desmoid tumors, also known as "aggressive fibromatosis," develop from fibroblasts which are found throughout the body. Desmoid tumors may become life threatening when they constrict vital organs such as kidneys, lungs or intestines. Some physicians consider desmoid tumors non-cancerous since they do not metastasize, but there is a danger of undertreating. Raphael Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.,...

Environmental Engineer - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What’s it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What does an environmental engineer do all day? You’re about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Tamar Losleben shows us how environmental engineers research and plan the best ways to satisfy both human and environmental needs. Find out what it’s like to be an environmental engineer.