A recent study reveals that non-English speaking patients who are provided with a professional interpreter in the emergency department (ED) of a hospital are far more likely to be satisfied with the experience and to understand information from health care professionals.
CHICAGO—Researchers at Cleveland Clinic, in collaboration with Genomic Health, Inc. and Pfizer, say they have demonstrated for the first time a strong correlation between gene expression and risk of disease recurrence in patients with early-stage renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
Patients who initiate hemodialysis (HD) within the Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (DVA/DoD) system are more likely to start treatment with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) than patients with other types of insurance coverage, including Medicare, a study found.
CHARLOTTETOWN, Canada—Second-look nephroscopy improves the stone-free rate in patients with renal calculi undergoing single-tract percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), according to a study presented at the Canadian Urological Association’s 2010 annual meeting.
CHICAGO—Alpharadin, an investigational agent, may relieve pain and improve survival in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), according to data presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.