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... bradykinin-1, substance P) in response to tissue damage and inflammation resulting in increased nociceptor sensitivity, (3) neuropathic pain, caused by injury of peripheral or central nerves by direct tumor infiltrative etiology or damage by ...
OncLive - Sat, 07 Feb 2015 12:17



Study identifying cell of origin for large, disfiguring nerve tumors lays ...
NF1 patients with plexiform neurofibromas, however, have a 10 percent lifetime risk of the tumors developing into malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs), a deadly, incurable type of soft-tissue cancer. In addition, due to their unusual ...
Medical Xpress - Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:00

Time Window for Postoperative Reactive Enhancement After Resection of Brain ...
Because MRI studies have shown that reactive enhancement does not occur within 72 hours after surgery, enhancement within this time window indicates the presence of residual tumor tissue. The MRI studies in the past were performed at field strengths of ...
Medscape - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:03

Salivary Gland Cancer: Teamwork Pays Off
The parotid gland is by far the most common site for the development of a neoplastic process, benign or malignant. Approximately 25% of growths in the parotid gland, 50% in the submandibular gland, and 75% in the minor salivary glands tend to be ...
Medscape - Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:43

Reducing the Incidence of Cancer Among Firefighters: Jacksonville's Best ...
We are not fully aware of the unannounced hidden dangers lurking in what appears to be clean air; breath-taking chemicals known as asphyxiants; toxins that irritate lung tissue; and allergens, which, as the name implies, can cause allergic reactions to ...
FireEngineering.com - Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:33

Long-term Cell Phone Use Linked to Brain Tumor Risk
Long-term use of both mobile and cordless phones is associated with an increased risk for glioma, the most common type of brain tumor, the latest research on the subject concludes. The new study shows that the risk for glioma was tripled among those ...
Medscape - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:00

Geographic tongue is both common and benign
In the pancreas, there are several types of cysts, as well as pseudocysts (fluid collections, usually as a result of pancreatitis, that develop a wall after some weeks), and cystic neoplasms, which have the potential to become cancerous. You didn't ...
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:08



What is an otolaryngologist? What do otolaryngologists do?
Specifically, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) state that otolaryngologists understand the clinical aspects of the medical and surgical methods to treat or prevent "diseases, neoplasms, deformities, disorders and/or injuries of the ears, the ...
Medical News Today - Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:05


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