Health Problems

PE, death not reduced with early vena cava filter placement

(HealthDay)—Early prophylactic placement of a vena cava filter compared with no placement of a filter after major trauma does not result in a reduced incidence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism or death at 90 days, according to a study published online July 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was published to coincide […]

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Five-year survival less than 40 percent in seniors with DLBCL

(HealthDay)—Overall survival among older adults with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has improved over time, but five-year survival is less than 40 percent, according to a study published online June 12 in Leukemia & Lymphoma. Jaime Shaw, from Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California, and colleagues describe temporal trends in treatment among patients ≥66 years […]

Health Problems

Long-term statin use associated with lower glaucoma risk

A new study brings the connection between statin use and risk of glaucoma into sharper focus. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital have found that using statins for five or more years is associated with lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma. Results of the study were published recently in JAMA Ophthalmology. Glaucoma, a leading cause […]

Health News

Boy, 11, with a rare blood cancer is told nothing more can be done

Parents of ‘the only boy in Britain’ with a rare blood cancer are told there is NOTHING else doctors can do for their 11-year-old after a second bone marrow transplant failed Oliver Brown has myelodysplastic syndrome; affects four in 100,000 people  Over the past three years, Oliver has undergone two bone marrow transplants Youngster was […]