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2014-07-10 23:09:39

Talc Pleurodesis Offers Several Benefits Over Video-Assisted Method of Reducing Fluid Buildup in Lungs DALLAS (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that a procedure that uses talc to help seal the lining of the lungs in patients suffering from pleural mesothelioma is superior to a video-assisted surgical procedure in reducing hospital stays and the occurrence of complications, the mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd reports. The results of the research...

2014-07-07 23:05:15

Researchers say some patients on the popular mesothelioma drug, pemetrexed, may be able to avoid the risks and discomfort of lung fluid evacuation. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 A new Danish study suggests that the practice of draining off lung fluid to avoid pemetrexed (Alimta) toxicity may not be necessary for all patients. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the new study for mesothelioma patients and their families. Click here to read it now. Researchers at the...

2014-07-02 23:04:06

Differentiation Between Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and Non-Cancerous Conditions Can Help Enhance Chances for Survival DALLAS (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics has published a study that could be a significant help in correctly diagnosing malignant pleural mesothelioma. The disease can be extremely difficult to distinguish from reactive mesothelial proliferations, a common issue that is non-cancerous. By being able to accurately differentiate between the two...

2014-06-25 23:09:30

A nine-year study suggests that mesothelioma patients with excess lung fluid have fewer complications with traditional talc pleurodesis than with video-guided surgery. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 UK researchers studying a procedure called Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Partial Pleurectomy (VAT-PP) say the traditional, less invasive approach for treating pleural effusions has several advantages for mesothelioma patients. An article on the new findings has just been posted on the...

2014-05-22 23:10:25

Oxford-based researchers say cutting-needle biopsy is a safe and effective alternative for patients too frail for thoracoscopy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Scientists comparing two methods of obtaining pleural tissue for mesothelioma diagnosis say the less-invasive method may be a good option for certain patients. Details of the study have just been posted on Surviving Mesothelioma and can be read by clicking here. Researchers at the Centre for Respiratory Medicine at Oxford...

2014-05-15 23:09:24

Chinese researchers say the synthetic molecules used to make electronics and optics can behave like asbestos in the lungs of rats, raising their chances of developing mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The cancer typically associated with asbestos exposure may also eventually be found to be caused by synthetic particles called multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on some disturbing new research. Click here to read it. Scientists at...

2014-05-08 23:09:27

New published studies from around the world indicate that different protein biomarkers can play different roles in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Blood tests for certain kind of proteins have the potential to improve the diagnosis and treatment of pleural mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article detailing several important new studies on these biomarkers. Click here to read it. In one of...

2014-05-06 23:09:08

On May 14, 2014, at 8 PM Eastern time, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will be holding a new installment of its “Meet the Mesothelioma Experts” series featuring Dr. Evan Alley of the University of Pennsylvania, who will discuss his new clinical trial available to pleural mesothelioma patients. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 On May 14, 2014, at 8 PM Eastern time, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will be holding a new installment of its “Meet the...

2014-04-08 23:27:16

Australian researchers say a serious complication associated with treating excess lung fluid in mesothelioma can be treated with radiotherapy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A new study finds that mesothelioma metastasis (spreading) along the path of an indwelling pleural catheter usually responds to treatment without having to removing the catheter. Click here to read the findings, which have just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Researchers with the Sir Charles...

2014-03-20 23:25:55

New meta-analysis of radical and lung-sparing mesothelioma surgeries finds that both have a place in clinical practice. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 A British study published in ISRN Surgery and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma declares that “current evidence cannot definitively answer” which type of mesothelioma surgery is more beneficial in terms of survival and risk. The topic of surgery for mesothelioma remains a controversial one within the medical community. Top...


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