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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Systemic Therapy for Bone Metastases


Accelerated bone loss in patients with cancer is a frequent problem that may result from [1]invasion of the cancer to bone, [2]paraneoplastic tumor proteins, and/or [3]hormonal therapies utilized for cancer treatment. Invasion of the cancer to bone; Paraneoplastic tumor proteins; Hormonal therapies utilized for cancer treatmen. Invasion of cancer to bone is common complication in […]

How Is Drug-Resistant TB Treated?


Global challenges regarding the treatment of multidrug drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) include factors related to their diagnosis and treatment. The World Health Organization (WHO) states in their 2011 report on Global Tuberculosis Control that about 50,000 cases of MDR-TB were reported to the organization in 2010, which is equivalent to only […]

Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia


Yesterday and today I read an literature by Gail J. Roboz in the¬†Education Program Book by American Society of Hematology (ASH), which is named “Hematology” and¬†published annually by the ASH in one volume per year. The name is “Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia”. In this article the author discussed several aspects […]

Recent Advances in Multiple Myeloma Therapy


Lenalidomide Maintenance in Elderly Patients? Alway lenalidomide maintenance therayp is not approved, but researchers now have the final results of the melphalan, prednisone, and lenalidomide followed by lenalidomide maintenance study. According to their study, this will probably translate into routine practice in the next year because it is probable that this therapy will be approved […]

Gout and the Antihypertensives


Gout, the inflammatory arthritic condition triggered by crystallization of uric acid within the joints, has risen in the United States. A research studied by Dr. Choi (Hyon K. Choi, MD, DrPH) and his colleagues shown that 74% of US gout patients also have hypertension. Dr. Choi’s group also has shown that hypertension is an important […]