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  • doses
  • Absorbed and equivalent radiation doses can not be directly converted as the conversion depends on the type of radiation. (convert-me.com)
  • This article concisely summarizes data on the action of one of the principal and best known growth factors, the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), in a mammalian organism exposed to radiation doses inducing acute radiation syndrome. (mdpi.com)
  • A convenient, pocket-sized reference card to communicate the effective doses and radiation risks of common adult radiologic exams to referring physicians and patients has been developed according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology , the department of radiology at the University of Colorado in Denver. (medindia.net)
  • To put doses and risks in perspective, the smartcard permits the comparison of effective doses from various radiologic examinations to natural background radiation levels. (medindia.net)
  • The Adult Dose-Risk Smartcard does not attempt to incorporate all of those variations but instead to communicate a representative estimate of effective doses and radiation risks to adults from various radiologic procedures," said Hendrick. (medindia.net)
  • Blood vessels and the hematopoietic system in these mice were less damaged when exposed to high doses of radiation, improving their survival. (medindia.net)
  • According to the EPA , exposure to radiation in moderate doses (like the nearby town of Pripyat would have had) can raise a person's risk of getting cancer-in particular, thyroid cancer. (health.com)
  • treatment
  • HAIFA, Israel, Jan. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:PSTI) (TASE:PSTI), a leading regenerative medicine company developing novel placenta-based cell therapy products, today announced it has concluded a positive meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the ongoing development of PLX-R18 for the treatment of Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS). (apnews.com)
  • For example, Pluristem is using forward-looking statements when it states its belief that, as a result of its meeting with the FDA, it has a clear and efficient path towards advancing the development of PLX-R18 in the treatment of ARS and its potential support of the U.S. government with respect to its medical needs relating to radiation injuries. (apnews.com)
  • G-CSF is one of the pivotal drugs in the treatment of radiation accident victims and its employment in this indication can be expected to remain or even grow in the future. (mdpi.com)
  • The treatment of radiation accident victims has been in the focus of attention of investigators in many laboratories. (mdpi.com)
  • PSTI ), a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, announced today the company will present data from its Phase II-equivalent study of PLX-R18 cells for the treatment of acute radiation syndrome (ARS) at the American Society of Hematology's (ASH) 59th Annual Meeting to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 9-12, 2017. (dailytelescope.com)
  • A detailed account of radiation, its mode of action, side effects and dosage in the treatment of cancer. (medindia.net)
  • Additional studies showed that EGF improved survival from a lethal radiation exposure, with 93 percent of mice surviving the radiation dose if they subsequently received treatment with EGF, compared to 53 percent surviving after treatment with a saline solution. (medindia.net)
  • The UNC group reviewed medical records of 393 patients evaluated for treatment in the UNC radiation oncology clinic. (medindia.net)
  • patients
  • The Adult Dose-Risk Smartcard is intended to facilitate radiation risk consultations and improve patient satisfaction by simplifying essential facts on radiation dose and risk to a level of understanding by referring physicians and their patients. (medindia.net)
  • Like other radiology departments, the University of Colorado Department of Radiology is dedicated to the goal of ensuring that patients undergoing diagnostic examinations receive the minimum radiation dose needed to yield a medical benefit," he said. (medindia.net)
  • Duke Medicine researchers' observation that epidermal growth factor can speed the recovery of blood-making stem cells after exposure to radiation opens new options for treating cancer patients and victims of dirty bombs or nuclear disasters. (medindia.net)
  • This study suggests that EGF might have potential to accelerate the recovery of the blood system in patients treated with chemotherapy or radiation," Chute said. (medindia.net)
  • Radiation oncologists evaluated how often patients were seen in their clinic with medical decisions to be made that were not specifically addressed by randomized controlled trials. (medindia.net)
  • This is particularly necessary in today's high-security environment, where patients of some procedures could incidentally trigger radiation alarms in urban centers, federal buildings or while traveling,' said SNM President Alexander J. McEwan, who represents more than 16,000 doctors, technologists and scientists. (medindia.net)
  • As this study points out, not all facilities are as well informed as they should be, and they are not doing the best they can to inform patients,' says Henry Royal, former SNM president and an expert in radiation safety. (medindia.net)
  • A research has found that a shorter course of androgen suppression therapy prior to radiation therapy, when compared to a longer course of androgen suppression therapy, yields favorable outcomes and fewer adverse effects for intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients. (medindia.net)
  • The multi-institutional phase III trial, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 9910, evaluated 1,490 intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PCa) patients from 152 institutions in the U.S. and Canada. (medindia.net)
  • Causes
  • The smartcard also provides a color-coded scale categorizing risks of a fatal radiation-induced cancer and permits comparison to risks of death from other causes. (medindia.net)
  • person is exposed
  • Understanding the type of radiation received, the way a person is exposed (external vs. internal), and for how long a person is exposed are all important in estimating health effects. (epa.gov)
  • level of radiation
  • This level of radiation would be like getting the radiation from 18,000 chest x-rays distributed over your entire body in this short period. (epa.gov)
  • Estimate a patient's absorbed radiation dose (i.e., level of radiation exposure) based on information from public health authorities, biodosimetry if available, or clinical findings such as time to onset of vomiting or lymphocyte depletion kinetics. (drugs.com)
  • cause
  • Exposure to low levels of radiation encountered in the environment does not cause immediate health effects, but is a minor contributor to our overall cancer risk. (epa.gov)
  • Exposure to low-levels of radiation does not cause immediate health effects, but can increase the risk of cancer over a lifetime. (epa.gov)
  • radioactive
  • Some are even unaware that their procedure involved trace amounts of radioactive materials and that they could indeed trigger radiation detection equipment in public places,' said Ansari. (medindia.net)
  • Risk
  • EPA radiation protection standards are designed to be low enough to limit the population's risk of cancer from radiation over a lifetime. (epa.gov)
  • We recognize that there may be significant age-dependent and gender-dependent variations in both radiation dose and risk estimates. (medindia.net)
  • Additionally, children and fetuses are at increased risk for radiation-related health problems. (health.com)
  • Greenpeace has said that radiation risk still looms large at the scrap market in New Delhi which was in the news recently following the death of a person after exposure to Cobalt-60 isotope. (medindia.net)
  • kilogram
  • Earlier, Japanese media carried comments from experts playing down the impact of the radiation, which had been recorded at 1,130 becquerels per kilogram in samples of bark, and none in samples of trunks. (medindia.net)
  • accidents
  • Radiation accidents are fortunately infrequent but their health consequences are serious and they have the potential of resulting in large-scale events [ 1 ]. (mdpi.com)