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Occult Cancer Found in ~5 Percent With Unprovoked VTE

August 22, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Prevalence of cancer increases linearly with age; is seven-fold higher in patients aged 50 years or older Read article


Literacy Level an Issue in Laryngectomy-Related Patient Ed

August 21, 2017 Reading difficulty exceeds ability of average U.S. adult; readability negatively tied to understandability

Outdoor Nighttime Light Exposure Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

August 21, 2017 Link found between ambient light and higher odds in young, smoking females, but more research needed

Arsenic Levels Higher in Patients With Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers

August 21, 2017 Much higher levels of inorganic arsenic, trivalent, pentavalent arsenic, monomethylarsonic acid

Geriatric Consults Remain Rare in Kidney Cancer Care

August 21, 2017 Although use of medical co-management and rehabilitation services increasing

Radioiodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer Doesn’t Up Stroke Risk

August 18, 2017 I-131 therapy group showed no significantly higher risk of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke

Worse Survival Seen for Alternative Vs Usual Cancer Rx

August 18, 2017 Alternative medicine independently tied to greater mortality risk compared to conventional treatment

One-Quarter With Early Breast Cancer Strongly Considers CPM

August 18, 2017 Decision factors most valued include avoiding worry about recurrence, reducing need for surgery

Moderate, Severe OSA Linked to Elevated Blood Coagulability

August 18, 2017 Increases in prothrombin time in seconds and as international normalized ratio for OSA vs controls

Online Nursing Education Can Up Patient Use of VTE Prophylaxis

August 17, 2017 Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent venous thromboembolism

Dietary Energy Density May Up Risk of Obesity-Linked Cancers

August 17, 2017 DED linked to 10 percent increase of any obesity-related cancer among normal-weight women

Single-Color PCR Detects Cancer Mutations From Circulating DNA

August 16, 2017 Mutation assays were developed specific to the cancer driver mutations of patients' tumors

Perceived Social Support Lower for Cancer Caregivers Vs Patients

August 16, 2017 Greater support for caregivers may substantially strengthen the sense of coherence

Studies Used for FDA Approval of Device Changes Often Low Quality

August 15, 2017 And, efficacy of drugs granted accelerated approval often confirmed only years after approval

Specialist Access No Better With Adoption of Access Standards

August 15, 2017 No notable improvement in timely access to specialty services following implementation of standards

Caregivers Have a Worse View of Cancer Patients’ Functional Status

August 15, 2017 Patient-caregiver assessments of patient function, mental health, social support differ significantly