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Researchers probe ematopoietic stem cell post-transplantation complications

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a curative treatment for many children with both malignant and non-malignant conditions. Pericardial effusion—excess fluid around the heart—is a recognized complication following HSCT, but its incidence, risk factors and impact on mortality are not well defined. Carrie Kitko, MD, Justin Godown, MD, and colleagues used the Pediatric Health Information […]

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Statin therapy reduced the risk of stroke and possibly other complications in cancer patients following radiation

Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following radiation therapy of the chest, neck or head had significantly reduced risk of suffering a stroke, and possibly other cardiovascular complications, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association. This is the first large study to explore whether statins reduce cardiovascular complications in patients who […]

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Anxiety attack: Symptoms, causes, and complications

Anxiety has been linked to stress. As well as feelings of fear and worry, it often involves physical symptoms, such as muscle tension. It is different from a panic attack, which is a symptom of panic disorder. Anxiety often relates to a specific event or situation, although this is not always the case. A panic […]