As the practice of telecare continues to gain momentum, a group of researchers conducted a study to test how effective that course of treatment is in patients with chronic illnesses.
When a patient arrives at a hospital or other urgent care center, there are seemingly endless tests that can be undertaken to appropriately diagnose the patient. A recent study reviewed the necessity of some tests, particularly in regard to acute, nonspecific lower back pain.
Using the metric of time to first cigarette after waking (TTFC) was found to help improve efficiency and reduce false-positive detection in lung cancer screening, a new case-control study suggests.
There is no link between vitamin D levels in infancy to adult-onset multiple sclerosis, according to research conducted by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Patients with cancer and depression frequently do not receive effective treatment; however, an integrated program is effective in patients with cancer, and specifically lung cancer, according to three studies published online Aug. 28 in The Lancet Psychiatry, The Lancet, and The Lancet Oncology.
An investigational drug that researchers hope will reverse nerve damage in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been found to be safe and well tolerated in early trials.
The big question is whether it will work, researchers said.
Treatment-naive patients with multiple myeloma frequently have sensory deficits, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.