May 29, 2012
In a phase III clinical trial, the antipsychotic drug olanzapine (Zyprexa) was significantly more effective than metoclopramide (Reglan) in controlling chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting that occurs in some patients despite preventive treatment for these side effects.
May 24, 2012
Failure of gift acknowledgement to specify donors received no benefit costs Texas couple $9K in tax + penalty
May 22, 2012
By simply shining a tiny light within the small intestine, close to that organ’s junction with the pancreas, physicians at the Mayo Clinic have been able to detect pancreatic cancer 100 percent of the time in a small study. The minimally invasive technique, called Polarization Gating Spectroscopy, will now be tested in a much larger international clinical trial. The preliminary study suggests it may be possible, one day, to use a less invasive endoscope to screen patients for early development of pancreatic cancer.