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Any information on myeloid sarcoma?

Any information on myeloid sarcoma?

Leukemia Tumor: To understand this, you need to understand acute leukemia, which is the abnormal proliferation of white blood cells. This usually happens in the bone marrow. These millions of leukemia cells usually spill into the blood. Rarely, however, they can clump together to form a solid mass somewhere else in the body, like in a muscle or skin. This is called a myeloid sarcoma. ...Read more

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Information on Parkinson's stem cell therapy?

Information on Parkinson's stem cell therapy?

In clinical trial: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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For myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) patients, how does genome sequencing help?

For myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) patients, how does genome sequencing help?

Diagnosis: For certain patients, genomic sequencing can help establish a diagnosis of mds, especially those without large chromosomal abnormalities. In addition, sequencing can be used to help monitor for response to treatment. There are also limited data to suggest that certain mutations can be useful in prognosis. This is an emerging field of medicine and hopefully your oncologist can help guide you. ...Read more

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Interested in information on stem cell treatment for congestive heart failure?

Interested in information on stem cell treatment for congestive heart failure?

Be careful: This is an experimental treatment that is showing a lot of future promise. The overall efficacy and side effects are still being evaluated That being said there are a LOT of quacks out there selling this as a treatment to hopeless patients for a huge amount of money. Don't blow your life savings on one of these overseas clinics, it will be a waste of time/money and dangerous. ...Read more

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Where to find information on patient safety for elders?

Where to find information on patient safety for elders?

Internet: While the internet has its drawbacks, it also has its advantages. If you can be more specific about what you mean buy "patient safety" it can help refine the search. I do suggest looking at www.Mercola.Com as a beginning place for information and expand out. Most states have a council on aging so the dept of health website may also have some useful information. ...Read more

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Information on surgical oncology and cancer research?

Information on surgical oncology and cancer research?

NIH or ACS website: The nih/nci website can give you a lot of information of surgical oncology, clinical trials available for certain cancers. The american cancer society website has information on all types of cancers including the surgical and nonsurgical treatments available. ...Read more

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What is myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

Bone marrow disease: MDS is a disease of bone marrow that causes blood precursor cells to have an abnormal appearance ("dysplasia"), and prevents normal production of mature RBC or WBC. This can cause seriously low blood cell counts. It arises from gene mutations acquired during your lifetime, in bone marrow cells. There is a risk that, with additional mutations, it can evolve into acute leukemia. ...Read more

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Where can I find information on clinical trials for alzheimer's disease?

Where can I find information on clinical trials for alzheimer's disease?

Several web sites: Clinicaltrials.Gov , the alzheimers disease website has a research link where you can find clinical trials. Also if there is medical school near you, check the web site for research or call the school and ask for the officeof research. They should be able to direct you to the correct department that is running the study. ...Read more

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How does exchange transfusion benefit sickle cell patients?

How does exchange transfusion benefit sickle cell patients?

Removes sickle cells: Acute red cell exchange is useful in acute infarctive stroke, in acute chest and multi-organ failure syndromes. The process replaces sickled red blood cells with normal red blood cells. This procedure can also benefit certain patients on chronic transfusion plans by replacing sickled cells without increasing the viscosity of blood. ...Read more

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Online site relating to hellp syndrome?

Online site relating to hellp syndrome?

Yes I wil: Her it is>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hellp_syndrome good luck.

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Information site on infectious disease?

Information site on infectious disease?

Cdc: is an excellent site for infectious diseases. Additionally, the program for monitoring emerging diseases is a good place to follow outbreaks all over the world. ...Read more

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What ar ethe specific nutritional needs of dementia patients?

What ar ethe specific nutritional needs of dementia patients?

Careful monitoring: A balanced diet with plenty of protein, dark leafy vegetables, and variety the loved one prefers. Keep in mind the signalling center of the brain may also be effected by the same pathology thus reducing the hunger/thirst drive. It's often subtle. More stimulating food smells(fresh baked bread?) and tastier foods are often better. Watch for choking. This may represent a need for a swallowing study. ...Read more

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Information on surgical oncology and cancer doctors?

Information on surgical oncology and cancer doctors?

Surgical oncology: You can find out information about surgical oncologists at this website:www.Surgonc.Org. This site will even help you find a cancer surgeon near you. ...Read more

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Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms treatments?

Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms treatments?

Infantile spasm: Yes, infantile spasm is one of epilepsy syndromes that represent in infancy, it can be symptomatic due to brain structural abnormalities or metabolic disorders, or without a definite etiology. Generally the first line of treatment is acth which is a kind of steriod that is given by im inj., the success rate is app. 65-70%, other treatments include vigabatrin and other seizure medicines. ...Read more

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Why's sickle cell anemia relevant to reproductive health?

Why's sickle cell anemia relevant to reproductive health?

Safety + children: Depending on the specifics, a woman with sickle cell may need a "high-risk" OB when she gets pregnant. Also, sickle cell is usually inherited; using in vitro fertilization (with preimplantation genetic diagnosis) we can prevent the children from inheriting the disease. ...Read more

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Can we use hydroxyurea with sickle cell anemia patient?

Can we use hydroxyurea with sickle cell anemia patient?

HU in sickle cell: Certain patients with sickle cell can be helped by Hydroxyurea (hu). Initially, Hydroxyurea was thought to increase fetal hemoglobin levels (not carrying the sickle cell mutation), but more recently, hu has been shown to decrease high white blood cell counts which can lead to vaso-occlusive crises. Talk with your hematologist to see if hu is right for you. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is gene therapy suitable for pancreatic cancer patients?

Hello docs, is gene therapy suitable for pancreatic cancer patients?

Not available: Gene therapy for cancers, including pancreatic cancer is not in common use. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gene-therapy/my00105. ...Read more