Andrew Bowser
Atopic dermatitis associated with different bacteria depending on disease severity
NIH investigators find that Staphylococcus epidermidis is predominant in less severe cases, while Staphylococcus aureus is associated with patients who have more severe disease.
New psoriasis patient profile
Metabolomics could provide new statistical methods to help monitor psoriasis disease and progression.
Expense drivers for costliest psoriasis patients
Findings of a recent study challenge the notion that psoriasis patients may be generally healthy and only acquire expenses related to their medications or psoriasis.
Urologists who adopt EMRs cite many benefits, some risks
Thinking about adopting an electronic medical record system? You're not alone. According to a recent AUA survey, just 7% to 10% of urology practices are currently using EMR systems, but another 24% to 30% indicated that they are starting to make decisions on a system now.
Prostate Ca patients urged to consult a medical oncologist
New York--Men with prostate cancer are being urged to seek the advice of a medical oncologist in a new educational campaign launched by the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Antiandrogen/castration may reduce death risk by 20%
New Orleans--Bicalutamide (Casodex), 50 mg, plus castration leads to an estimated 20% reduction in risk of prostate cancer death versus castration alone, according to results of a historical data analysis presented at the annual of the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting here.
Adjuvant IL-2 offers survival benefit in metastatic RCC
Orlando, FL-In patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, adjuvant interleukin-2 (IL-2) after cytoreductive nephrectomy appears to offer a superior survival benefit over nephrectomy followed by interferon alpha-2b, according to a report presented here at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.
Endocrine disruptors may explain hypospadias increase
San Francisco - Researchers have successfully induced hypospadias in mice, an accomplishment that observers say provides more compelling evidence in support of the endocrine disruptor hypothesis as an explanation for the increase in hypospadias observed over the past 30 years.