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Basic vs. advanced life support outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Patients who had cardiac arrest at home or elsewhere outside of a hospital had greater survival to hospital discharge and to 90 days beyond if they received basic life support (BLS) vs. advanced life support (ALS) from ambulance personnel, according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. View News Article (2014-11-25)


Car crash survival rates increase with being younger, male and driving a big vehicle
Motor vehicle crashes are the most common cause of unintentional life lost around the world, with about 30,000 deaths occurring annually in the U.S. due to motor-vehicle crashes.  View News Article (2014-11-19)


Home dialysis may be better than in-center hemodialysis for patients with kidney failure
Home dialysis therapies may help prolong the lives of patients with kidney failure compared with hemodialysis treatments administered in medical centers. View News Article (2014-11-17)


Chemotherapy following radiation treatment slows disease progress
A chemotherapy regimen consisting of procarbazine, CCNU, and vincristine (PCV) administered following radiation therapy improved progression-free survival and overall survival in adults with low-grade gliomas, a form of brain cancer, when compared to radiation therapy alone. View News Article (2014-11-17)


Lay bystanders in higher income pennsylvania counties more likely to perform CPR
Members of the public in counties with higher median household incomes are more likely to step into action to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, when they witness someone have a cardiac arrest. View News Article (2014-11-17)


Life expectancy among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and cirrhosis
Patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis who attained sustained virological response (SVR) had survival comparable with that of the general population, whereas patients who did not attain SVR had reduced survival. View News Article (2014-11-12)


Tumour-analysis technology enables speedier treatment decisions for bowel-cancer patients
Technology developed at the University of Sussex helps hospitals make earlier and more accurate treatment decisions and survival assessments for patients with bowel cancer. View News Article (2014-11-12)


Olaparib shows success in tumor response rate for patients with BRCA-related cancers
Olaparib, an experimental twice-daily oral cancer drug, produces an overall tumor response rate of 26 percent in several advanced cancers associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. View News Article (2014-11-07)


Combination treatment for metastatic melanoma results in longer overall survival
Among patients with metastatic melanoma, treatment with a combination of the drugs sargramostim plus ipilimumab, compared with ipilimumab alone, resulted in longer overall survival and lower toxicity, but no difference in progression-free survival. View News Article (2014-11-05)


Immune booster combined with checkpoint blocker improves survival in metastatic melanoma
Patients with metastatic melanoma who were treated with ipilimumab, an immune checkpoint blocker, survived 50 percent longer - a median 17.5 months vs. 12.7 months - if they simultaneously received an immune stimulant. View News Article (2014-11-05)

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