Did you see local TV cameras in the lobby of the Wilmot Cancer Center yesterday? The Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western New York (PCAWNY) presented a check for $75,176 for research at Wilmot, and three stations came out to film the check-passing event. The group raised the money at the 4th annual Step It Up to Cure Pancreatic Cancer 5K Walk last November.
A new study found that the presence of complications following surgery is a strong indicator of which patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following their procedure.
Rochester scientists are using a gene test to diagnose a difficult-to-detect form of bone marrow cancer – an example of how academic medical centers are applying new technology in ways that play to their strengths to achieve better patient care.
The use of testosterone to improve outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization is taking hold across the country, but data on its use is slim and mixed. A new study suggests that male hormones might actually be doing something good.
When a child wipes out while snowboarding or falls down a flight of stairs, paramedics quickly make triage decisions on site, including where to send the child for treatment. A Rochester team is studying thousands of these scenarios to learn the best practices at the scene, and what circumstances predict the need for a trauma center.
Rochester researchers found that a high dose of a common antidepressant drug (citalopram) significantly reduced agitation in Alzheimer’s patients. Agitation is one of the most common reasons Alzheimer’s patients are moved out of their homes into higher levels of care.
The goal of this blog is to bring more medical research stories to light and provide our readers with timely and engaging coverage of scientific and medical developments here in Rochester and beyond.
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