New approach to transplantation evaluation shows promise

Older adults with blood cancers can benefit from a team-based, holistic evaluation before undergoing transplantation, according to a new study published today in Blood Advances. The study, which reported on a multidisciplinary clinic (MDC) at the University of Chicago Medical Center, found that patients treated with this approach experienced better transplantation outcomes and survival rates….

Nuevos datos sobre inmunoterapia en tumores digestivos

La inmunoterapia es ya una realidad en multitud de tipos de cáncer, en los que esta alternativa de tratamiento ha conseguido importantes mejoras en las cifras de supervivencia. Y ahora es el turno del cáncer gastrointestinal, que también se perfila como un candidato para esta nueva opción terapéutica al menos en algún subtipo de esta…

Women most affected by vascular complications of diabetes

Women are most affected by the vascular complications of diabetes – a situation likely to escalate in the coming decades, reports a paper published on World Diabetes Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Cardiovascular disease occurs 15 years earlier in patients with diabetes and…

Artificial Intelligence examining ECGs predicts irregular heartbeat

Artificial intelligence can examine electrocardiogram (ECG) test results, a common medical test, to pinpoint patients at higher risk of developing a potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or of dying within the next year, according to two preliminary studies to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 — November 16-18 in Philadelphia. The…

Cannabis linked to strokes and heart rhythm disturbances

Frequent cannabis (marijuana) use among young people was linked to an increased risk of stroke and people diagnosed with cannabis use disorder were more likely to be hospitalized for heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias), according to two new preliminary studies to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 — November 16 -18 in…

E-cigarettes take serious toll on heart health

E-cigarette use takes a serious toll on heart health — a big concern given the high prevalence of e-cigarettes and perception of e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, according to new research that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 — November 16-18 in Philadelphia. The Association’s Scientific Sessions…

El sistema inmunitario juega un papel clave en el envejecimiento

¡  Un estudio con peces cebra muestra que la mutación de un gen implicado en la respuesta inmune se asocia a un envejecimiento prematuro ¡  El resultado, publicado en la revista Aging Cell, es fruto de más de diez años de trabajo del Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Vigo dentro del proyecto europeo FishforPharma Un…