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Therapeutic Uses Of Iodine-131

Therapeutic Uses Of Iodine-131 This translation from Austria (International Atomic Energy Agency) presents and discusses the therapeutic uses of Iodine-131, its application, and proper procedures regarding its use. (Order this LIFE SCIENCES & BIOTECHNOLOGY UPDATE reviewed report from InfoTeam Inc., P.O. Box 15640, Plantation, FL 33318-5640; Phone (954) 473-9560, Fax (954) 473-0544: Report No. L980928; […]

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Maximal Microvessel Density In Breast Tumor Metastasis

Maximal Microvessel Density In Breast Tumor Metastasis This (Georgetown University) report addresses maximum microvessel density (MMVD) in primary tumors, which is a sensitive prognostic indicator for many solid tumors, including breast. The data imply functional significance for the `hot-spots’ of microvessels which are quantitated in MMVD determinations. Since prognosis is determined by metastasis, functional significance […]

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Treatment Outcome Effects Of Conservative Surgery And Radiation Therapy For Patients Having An Inherited Susceptibility To Breast Cancer

Treatment Outcome Effects Of Conservative Surgery And Radiation Therapy For Patients Having An Inherited Susceptibility To Breast Cancer This (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) paper addresses treatment outcome effects of conservative surgery and radiation therapy for patients having an inherited susceptibility to breast cancer. The recent ability to test for an inherited susceptibility to breast cancer raises […]

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Cholesterol Lowering In Patients Having Coronary Heart Disease

Cholesterol Lowering In Patients Having Coronary Heart Disease This (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) monograph addresses recent clinical trials that have proven conclusively that lowering of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in patients with established coronary heart disease (CHD) sharply reduces the risk of myocardial infarction (MI), death from CHD, and death from […]

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Uniform Labeling Of Blood And Blood Components: Guidance For Industry

Uniform Labeling Of Blood And Blood Components: Guidance For Industry This (FDA) document has the following Table of Contents: Introduction; Background; FDA Review and Conclusions; Reporting Requirements for Licensed Establishments; Summary; and Supplementary Information. (Order this LIFE SCIENCES & BIOTECHNOLOGY UPDATE reviewed report from InfoTeam Inc., P.O. Box 15640, Plantation, FL 33318-5640; Phone (954) 473-9560, […]

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Analysis Of Data Regarding Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease

Analysis Of Data Regarding Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease This extensive (University of Michigan) report collects and analyzes data on at least 93% of patients treated for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the U.S. in 1997. The data cover: incidence; prevalence; treatment modality; cost; morbidity and mortality; and survival data — in narrative chapters, charts, […]

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Oral Health: Measurement Of Health Status And Quality Of Life

Oral Health: Measurement Of Health Status And Quality Of Life This (University of North Carolina) report presents abstracts and summaries of a conference on assessing oral health (1996, Capel Hill, NC). The conference aimed at evaluating existing measures of oral-health- related quality of life, in order to recommend new directions for oral-health outcomes research. Background […]

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Bone Marrow Transplantation Patients: Symptom Severity And Perception Of Health

Bone Marrow Transplantation Patients: Symptom Severity And Perception Of Health This (Air Force Institute of Technology) thesis addresses autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) management, which involves providing complex care for severely ill and immunocompromised patients. It examines the relationship between health perception and symptom severity in post ABMT patients. A secondary analysis is performed on […]

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Ocular Melanoma Collaborative Study – Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study Coordinating Center report

Ocular Melanoma Collaborative Study – Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study Coordinating Center report – Technology Information This (Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study Coordinating Center) report focuses on the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS), which is a multicenter investigation designed to evaluate therapeutic interventions for patients who have choroidal melanoma. Two randomized controlled trials are currently being conducted. […]

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Cell Cycle In Normal And Malignant Breast Epithelial Cells

Cell Cycle In Normal And Malignant Breast Epithelial Cells This (Scripps Research Institute) report addresses the cell cycle in normal and malignant breast epithelial cells. Breast cancer is a disease where breast epithelial cells become refractory to appropriate growth and differentiation signals. It is likely that numerous genetic changes can contribute to malignant transformation, including […]