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Xeloda combinations for thymoma by Mark Levin Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:02pm Thymoma is usually treated with surgery. Where surgery is inappropriate, chemotherapy concurrent with, or sequential to, radiation therapy is recommended. Cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy is an appropriate option. Octreotide, alone or in combination with a corticosteroid, may be a reasonable option for recurrent cases. A recent Phase II ... Read on »
WHAT IS THYMIC CANCER & WHERE IS IT LOCATED? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Fri 02 Jul 2010 8:54am Invasive Thymoma           The thymus gland is in the upper part of the mediastinum (chest) behind the sternum and extending upwards into the root of the neck.  It is a small organ (reaching its maximum weight of about 1 ounce during puberty) that slowly decreases in size during adulthood and is gradually replaced by fat tissue.  Duri ... Read on »
A Primer on Myasthenia Gravis by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 15 Jun 2009 4:19pm General Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease of the neuromuscular junction caused by immune-mediated loss of acetylcholine receptors and exhibiting characteristic clinical signs as well as drug responses. The disease prevalence is about 3 per 100,000, with a female predominance in cases arising before the age of 40. In some cases, MG r ... Read on »
Cushing's syndrome by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high levels of the hormone cortisol. Sometimes called "hypercortisolism," it is relatively rare and most commonly affects adults aged 20 to 50. An estimated 10 to 15 of every million people are affected each year. What are the symptoms? S ... Read on »
ORDER AT THE END OF LIFE: ESTABLISHING A CLEAR AND FAIR MECHANISM FOR THE RESOLUTION OF FUTILITY DISPUTES by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 15 Apr 2010 7:10am Ashley Bassel has a timely student note [ PDF here ]  in the latest issue of the Vanderbilt Law Review titled "ORDER AT THE END OF LIFE: ESTABLISHING A CLEAR AND FAIR MECHANISM FOR THE RESOLUTION OF FUTILITY DISPUTES."  Here is the introduction: On January 22, 2008, Ruben Betancourt was admitted to Trinitas Regional Medical Center ... Read on »
Predicament of BBC’s Athens Correspondent: Dumped after Adverse Reaction to Vaccine by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Dec 2011 12:00am By John Stone  Please sign a petition  highlighting the plight of BBC journalist Malcolm Brabant, left dangerously ill since  yellow fever vaccination in April .  The story, now reported  in the mail on Sunday , has been ignored by his employer and  denied by the product manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur , which is also allied with ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: myasthenia gravis by nih.gov Posted Wed 18 Jul 2012 2:40pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed July 2012 What is myasthenia gravis? Myasthenia gravis is a disorder that causes weakness of the skeletal muscles, ... Read on »
Grief, Loss – Generally Speaking, Part II by Lori P. Posted Mon 11 Oct 2010 11:15am Lone Tree, Lake Oroville, 2007 Thirty years later, my mother would die of cancer. It was not sudden, it was a process. Death and dying are two distinctly different experiences. After she had “survived” breast cancer, melanoma, thymoma, and kidney cancer, she had cancer in her liver, of which little could be done. Her cancers previously ... Read on »