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2013-04-27 23:02:12

The website-optimization firm, Web-Op, assists the launch of randysmiracle.com; a fundraising website supporting seven-year-old James Randall and his family. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 Randysmiracle.com, is a fundraising website supporting James Randall Weis, often called Randy by his friends and family. What started as just a fall playing soccer, neck-related symptoms appeared over time, alarming his parents, Vicki and Rich Weis. After an MRI and later a CT and bone scan, it was...

2012-08-16 10:50:22

A study by a Baylor College of Medicine physician-researcher has shed light on the most effective treatment for adults with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) in bones. LCH is a disease that can affect the skin, mouth, ears, bones, brain, gastrointestinal system, liver, spleen, or bone marrow. In the study, appearing in the current issue of PLOS ONE, researchers reviewed health records for 58 adults with the disease and compared the effectiveness of three chemotherapy treatments —...

2010-12-17 12:57:18

Histiocytosis is considered a rare disease but doctors at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service would argue the accuracy of that label. They are seeing more and more patients with the disease and that has led to important research advances. "Our knowledge of this disease has skyrocketed over the last three years," said Dr. Kenneth McClain, professor of pediatrics "“ hematology/oncology at BCM and director of the Histiocytosis Program at...

2010-12-16 11:53:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- December marks the 10-year anniversary of the formation of the world-renowned Histiocytosis Program at Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service (TCCC&HS), a joint center of Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Histiocytic Diseases, disorders of the immune system that are difficult to diagnose and define, include Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and other even...

2008-07-16 03:00:16

By Allen, Timothy Craig * Context.-Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis is the most common and best known pulmonary histocytic lesion; however, the realm of pulmonary histiocytic lesions also includes an assortment of uncommon diseases that may exhibit pulmonary involvement. Objective.-To review pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis and other pulmonary histiocytoses to better ensure correct diagnosis and optimal assessment of prognosis and treatment. Data Sources.-Literature review...

2008-07-07 15:00:11

Together with the Histiocytosis Association of America (HAA), EHE International is helping spread the word about a rare blood disorder called histiocytosis. The HAA and EHE have created a 115 square foot display window at 10 Rockefeller Plaza that will be featured for the entire month of July. "We hope to educate people about the disease, and encourage them to recognize and act on any Histiocytosis risk factors and warning signs they might discover," said Deborah McKeever, President of EHE...

2007-02-14 09:00:19

By Cao, Ming; Eshoa, Camellia; Schultz, Christopher; Black, Jennifer; Et al * Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare, malignant neoplasm of the lymphohematopoietic system that usually occurs in the skin, lymph node, and intestinal tract. Here we describe a unique case of primary central nervous system histiocytic sarcoma that initially showed an indolent clinical course following local resection and radiotherapy. However, relapse of disease within the mediastinum was noted 3 years later. Biopsies of...


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