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ER Patients Discharged After Kidney Stone Evaluation Likely to Return

One in nine patients released from the emergency department after treatment for a kidney stone will face a repeat visit, according to findings by Duke Medicine researchers.
17-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Exercise Slows Tumor Growth, Improves Chemotherapy in Mouse Cancers

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One way many cancers grow resistant to treatment is by generating a web of blood vessels that are so jumbled they fail to provide adequate oxygen to the tumor. With oxygen starvation, the tumor gains a sort of cloaking device that protects it from...
13-Mar-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Tests to Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease Come With Similar

A new type of CT scan initially costs slightly less than the traditional stress test to diagnose blocked coronary arteries in patients with chest pain, but its lower cost did not translate into medical care savings over time, according to an...
14-Mar-2015 1:30 PM EDT

Health Outcomes Equal for Patients Diagnosed by CTA or Stress Test

Patients with chest pain have similar rates of heart attacks and other major cardiac events within two years whether they were evaluated with a new type of CT scan or the traditional stress test, according to results presented today by Duke Medicine...
13-Mar-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Statin Guidelines Miss Middle-Age Patients and Over-Target Seniors

The newest guidelines for the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in people at risk of heart disease may be too generic, excluding middle-aged adults who could benefit from the drugs, and over-prescribing in older adults, according to a new study...
12-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Clinical Trial Sponsors Fail to Report Results to Participants, Public

Despite legal and ethical mandates for disclosure, results from most clinical trials of medical products are not reported promptly on a registry specifically created to make results of human studies publicly available, according to Duke Medicine...
6-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EST

Tetanus Shot Improves Patient Survival with Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

An innovative approach using a tetanus booster to prime the immune system enhances the effect of a vaccine therapy for lethal brain tumors, dramatically improving patient survival, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers.
9-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Change in Medicare Fee Linked to Rise of Vascular Treatment

Federal efforts to curb Medicare costs for unclogging blood vessels in the limbs slowed the growing use of the treatments, but also coincided with a marked increase in doctors using a more expensive approach, according to an analysis by Duke...
4-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EST

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