Tag Archives: treatment

Seeing the signs: Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a rare disorder typically caused by a growth hormone (GH)-producing tumor in a small gland at the base of the brain: the pituitary. This organ is a “master gland”, controlling the production and release of

Can solar driven processes effectively control antibiotic resistance and cytotoxicity during drinking water treatment?

Antibiotics, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistant genes have been detected in various aquatic environments because of the disposal of both treated and untreated wastewater. Their occurrence in water is a threat for human and animal health

Are we being shortsighted about shortsightedness?

The number of people becoming myopic (short-sighted), has doubled over the last three decades across the world, reaching levels of 20-50% in Europe and America, and around 80% in East and South East Asia in certain age

Do doctors understand what helps patients with hepatitis C stay on and complete their treatment?

To be cured of hepatitis C, patients must take their medications as prescribed without missing doses and complete the full course of treatment. However, almost half of patients with hepatitis C find it difficult to take their

ADHD treatment: Does mindfulness matter?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorders of childhood. A significant number of individuals diagnosed with ADHD will continue to experience significant impairment into adolescence and early adulthood. Symptoms of ADHD include developmentally inappropriate

MSX1 sensitises cells to ovarian cancer treatment

Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease which in the majority of cases is diagnosed only at a very late stage. The majority of ovarian tumours are of a particular aggressive type, called high grade serous ovarian cancer.

Which methodology should be used to evaluate adherence to topical treatment?

Adherence to medication can be defined as “the process by which patients take their medications as prescribed”. Adherence to topical treatment has been less studied in comparison with systemic therapeutic regimens and is poorly understood. In topical

Washing microbes away

Microbial colonies that stick to surfaces or tissues are difficult to remove. The simplest way to try to detach them is to scrub them off, for example when brushing one’s teeth, but the exertion of mechanical forces

Psoriasis: New treatments can completely clear the rash

Psoriasis is a very common skin disease that affects around 3.2% of adults in the US. People with psoriasis develop itchy and often chronic rashes that can be difficult to treat. Psoriasis can be a debilitating disease

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of tinnitus

Millions of people experience tinnitus – the perception of ringing or other sounds in the ears/head that does not have an external source.  The most common cause of tinnitus is damage to/degeneration of auditory structures because of

BC007, first steps of this new drug on the way for future treatment of patients with cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the heart in which the heart chambers stretch and thin (dilate). Under this condition, the heart and cannot pump enough blood needed by the other organs need. DCM presents as

A new way for use of solar light in wastewater treatment

Acrylonitrile (CH2=CH-CN) is generally considered as hazardous pollutant since it is mutagenic, carcinogenic and teratogenic to human health. Traditional control technologies of acrylonitrile include adsorption and desorption, thermal and catalytic incineration at high temperatures and biotechnological abatement

Research from animal learning studies may help the elderly to follow medical recommendations

Adherence to treatment is how clinicians refer to the degree to which patients follow medical recommendations, and it is fundamental to improving health and quality of life. Lack of adherence to treatment may have dramatic consequences not

Chronic radiation proctitis: prevention better than cure?

Radiation therapy (RT) is common used in treatments for pelvic malignancies (prostate, urinary bladder, cervix, uterus, and anus). A feared complication of RT is called Chronic radiation proctitis (CRP). This is a relatively frequent late (3-6 months

Radiotherapy for prostate cancer: restrictions for the treatment of recurrent disease

Patients with prostate cancer who are treated with radiotherapy are not always cured. Depending on their pre-treatment risk factors (most importantly the stage of the tumour), they are at risk of recurrent disease. These recurrences often present

Radiotherapy in palliative treatment of metastatic NSCLC: not all one and the same

The role of an editorial is to incorporate the results of a new relevant study in the scientific scenario, shedding light on some particular results of the trial which can change the clinical practice. The starting point