Tag Archives: Outcomes

Trial shows antihypertension drug may improve pancreatic cancer outcomes

 Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) — a tumor that, while still confined to the pancreas, involves major abdominal blood vessels — is one of the worst forms of an already deadly tumor, as it cannot be removed surgically. Now a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center clinical trial of a treatment protocol combining intensive chemotherapy and radiation… Read More »

Hypercapnic COPD Survival, Clinical Outcomes With High-Intensity NIV

December 31, 2018 Share this content: There are 2 hypotheses on why high-intensity NIV is beneficial to individuals with hypercapnic stable COPD. There is evidence that people with comorbid stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure (CHRF) have improved symptoms and survival rates with high-intensity noninvasive ventilation (NIV), according to a… Read More »

Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Bipolar Disorder

In treating pregnant women with mood or anxiety disorders, we tend to focus primarily on the reproductive safety of psychotropic medications; however, it must be recognized that withholding or withdrawing pharmacologic treatment for depression or anxiety during pregnancy may carry some degree of risk. Untreated psychiatric illness in the mother cannot be considered a benign… Read More »