Importance of diagnosis-to-treatment interval in newly diagnosed patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Patient characteristics

A total of 199 patients were identified (Table 1), with a median age of 70 years (range 28–87). 81% were > 60 years, 51% were male, 68% were Stage III/IV, 60% had IPI score 3–5, and 16% were diagnosed in other facilities. Forty-eight percent were treated with CHOP, 52% were given dose-reduced THP-COP regimen, and 94% were combined with rituximab. The reasons for omitting Rituximab were CD20 negativity (n = 1), severe infusion reaction (n = 1), early death before using Rituximab (n = 2), concerns about tumor lysis syndrome (n = 4), and details unknown (n = 

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As COVID-19 Rips Through Travis County Jails, Inmates Say They’re Not Getting Access To Medical Treatment

In late January, Neffitinni Gutierrez assured her three young sons everything was going to be OK, that she’d see them soon. She hung up the phone knowing those assurances were half-truths.

In recent weeks, things hadn’t been OK for her in the Travis County Correctional Complex, where she’s awaiting trial for three nonviolent drug offenses and an auto-theft charge.

She’d been given the wrong medicine, causing an adverse reaction that sent her to the ICU at Ascension Seton. She hadn’t been given proper medical assistance for her diabetes or her asthma or the two respiratory conditions she suffers from.

She’d

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How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card In New York State: A Step-By-Step Guide

For many years I thought my friends with medical marijuana cards were just looking for a legal loophole to get high and goof around—and for the most part I was right. But I had never considered it before. Besides, I was perfectly happy with my stash of relatively low-dose recreational cannabis, which I started taking sometime in 2017 when my lower back pain became untenable. Then I injured my back (again) during a particularly intense month of contact combat training with fighters twice my size. It had been years since it last happened and I was in a panic.

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Removing SORLA protein from drug-resistant HER2-positive cancer cell lines

Novel therapy-resistance mechanism promoting the growth of breast cancer brain metastasis
SORLA removal sensitises metastatic breast cancer cells to HER2 targeting therapy. Aggressive metastatic breast cancer cells growing in the brains of fish embryos. The tumors are resistant to anti-HER2 therapy alone but sensitive when anti-HER2 therapy is combined with SORLA depletion. Credit: Dr Ilkka Paatero from Turku Bioscience Zebrafish Core Facility

SORLA is a protein trafficking receptor that has been mainly studied in neurons, but it also plays a role in cancer cells. Professor Johanna Ivaska’s research group at Turku Bioscience observed that SORLA functionally contributes to the most reported therapy-resistant mechanism by which the cell-surface receptor HER3 counteracts HER2

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Utah lawmaker wants to prohibit doctors from offering gender reassignment treatment to minors

SALT LAKE CITY — A southern Utah lawmaker wants to prohibit doctors from offering any gender reassignment treatment to minors.

“These are young kids … these are minors that — and I do have a lot of empathy for maybe kids feeling like they’re a male in a female body or vice versa — but these puberty blockers that they take can have permanent effect on their bodies,” said bill sponsor Rep. Rex Shipp, R-Cedar City.

Under HB92, physicians and surgeons would be restricted from performing gender reassignment treatment on those under 18, including internal surgeries and facial feminization

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Medical Waste Treatment Service Market 2021, Share, Growth, Trend, Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2026

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Jan 29, 2021 (Heraldkeepers) —
Summary

A New Market Study, titled “Medical Waste Treatment Service Market Upcoming Trends, Growth Drivers and Challenges” has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

This report provides in depth study of “Medical Waste Treatment Service Market” using SWOT analysis i.e. Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat to the organization. The Medical Waste Treatment Service Market report also provides an in-depth survey of key players in the market which is based on the various objectives of an organization such as profiling, the product

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