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Pancreatic Cancer, Intratumoral Therapeutic Delivery, PANVAC, intratumoral vaccination, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Direct Tumor Vaccination Shown to Induce Anti-Tumor Immunity and Increase Survival in a Murine Model of Pancreatic Cancer

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Building on their previous research focusing on vaccination within a tumor (intratumoral) for the most common form of pancreatic cancer, investigators from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have shown that in a mouse model of early stage resected pancreatic cancer, intratumoral vaccination induces an anti-tumor response that results in a significant improvement in overall survival.

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Atrial fibrilation, ablation therapy, Ablation, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, Afib, Heart Disease, Heart Attack

New Markers Associated with Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation in Previously Treated Patients

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Ablation procedures restore a regular heartbeat in patients who have a dangerous, abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. But it doesn’t always work. Now, a new study suggests that certain molecules are associated with the recurrence of erratic heartbeats in some patients after ablation therapy.

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Statin, Cholesterol, Disparities, African American Health, Cardiology, statin guidelines

African Americans May Receive Different Advice on Statin Therapy

Study investigates whether modern statin guidelines accurately identify African American patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Cardiovascular Medicine, Pulmonary Embolism

High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism Patients Often Go Without Most Effective Treatments

A typical intervention for PE patients includes anticoagulants in an effort to prevent migration of the blood clot, but the higher-risk PE population – about 30 percent of all PE patients – are potential candidates for catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) and systemic thrombolysis (ST), both of which employ “clot-busting” medications known as tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). However, in a new study presented today at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Session, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that the utilization rates of these potentially life-saving medications are low, particularly in the sub-group of PE patients who are critically ill.

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Baseball Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder Injuries in Professional Baseball Players: A Continuing Puzzle

Professional baseball players struggle to return to a high level of play after biceps tenodesis (BP) surgery, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego. The study examined how players with SLAP tears responded to biceps tenodesis.

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Physical Therapy, Acl Reconstruction

Correlation Between 2nd ACL Reconstruction and Physical Therapy Utilization Noted by Researchers

Age, gender and frequency of physical therapy utilization after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery may be correlated with second ACL reconstruction rates, according to researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day today.

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Rotator Cuff Tears, Pseudoparalysis

Study Shows Surgery Reverses Pseudoparalysis in Patients with Rotator Cuff Tears

Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego shows arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR), a surgical approach to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears, may eliminate pseudoparalysis and significantly improve shoulder function.

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Concussions, Heads up

Heads Up Tackling Program Decreases Concussion Rates, Say Researchers

Consistently using a tackling education program appears to help lessen youth football concussion severity and occurrence, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day in San Diego, CA.

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Biomarkers & Prevention, ACL reconstruction , osteoarthitis

Levels of Biomarkers After ACL Surgery May Signal Severity of Osteoarthritis Later in Life

A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients develop a condition known as posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) within 15 years of surgery, which can be debilitating and limit activity. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego are highlighting how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery may explain why some individuals have worse PTOA than others after two years.







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