Survivors: Persons who have experienced a prolonged survival after serious disease or who continue to live with a usually life-threatening condition as well as family members, significant others, or individuals surviving traumatic life events.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Nuclear Warfare: Warfare involving the use of NUCLEAR WEAPONS.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Holocaust: A massive slaughter, especially the systematic mass extermination of European Jews in Nazi concentration camps prior to and during World War II.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Nuclear Weapons: A weapon that derives its destructive force from nuclear fission and/or fusion.Neoplasms, Second Primary: Abnormal growths of tissue that follow a previous neoplasm but are not metastases of the latter. The second neoplasm may have the same or different histological type and can occur in the same or different organs as the previous neoplasm but in all cases arises from an independent oncogenic event. The development of the second neoplasm may or may not be related to the treatment for the previous neoplasm since genetic risk or predisposing factors may actually be the cause.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Breast Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.Radiotherapy: The use of IONIZING RADIATION to treat malignant NEOPLASMS and some benign conditions.Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced: Tumors, cancer or other neoplasms produced by exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic: A class of traumatic stress disorders with symptoms that last more than one month. There are various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depending on the time of onset and the duration of these stress symptoms. In the acute form, the duration of the symptoms is between 1 to 3 months. In the chronic form, symptoms last more than 3 months. With delayed onset, symptoms develop more than 6 months after the traumatic event.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Cranial Irradiation: The exposure of the head to roentgen rays or other forms of radioactivity for therapeutic or preventive purposes.Survival Rate: The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.Fatigue: The state of weariness following a period of exertion, mental or physical, characterized by a decreased capacity for work and reduced efficiency to respond to stimuli.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Earthquakes: Sudden slips on a fault, and the resulting ground shaking and radiated seismic energy caused by the slips, or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the earth. Faults are fractures along which the blocks of EARTH crust on either side have moved relative to one another parallel to the fracture.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Disasters: Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Siblings: Persons or animals having at least one parent in common. (American College Dictionary, 3d ed)Radiation Injuries: Harmful effects of non-experimental exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation in VERTEBRATES.Adaptation, Psychological: A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Heart Arrest: Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Oncology Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with the care provided to cancer patients. It includes aspects of family functioning through education of both patient and family.Ostomy: Surgical construction of an artificial opening (stoma) for external fistulization of a duct or vessel by insertion of a tube with or without a supportive stent.Stroke: A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)Survival: Continuance of life or existence especially under adverse conditions; includes methods and philosophy of survival.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Aftercare: The care and treatment of a convalescent patient, especially that of a patient after surgery.Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma: A neoplasm characterized by abnormalities of the lymphoid cell precursors leading to excessive lymphoblasts in the marrow and other organs. It is the most common cancer in children and accounts for the vast majority of all childhood leukemias.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.United StatesAge Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Concentration Camps: Facilities in which WARFARE or political prisoners are confined.Survival Analysis: A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.Genital Neoplasms, Female: Tumor or cancer of the female reproductive tract (GENITALIA, FEMALE).Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Registries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.Social Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Retinoblastoma: A malignant tumor arising from the nuclear layer of the retina that is the most common primary tumor of the eye in children. The tumor tends to occur in early childhood or infancy and may be present at birth. The majority are sporadic, but the condition may be transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. Histologic features include dense cellularity, small round polygonal cells, and areas of calcification and necrosis. An abnormal pupil reflex (leukokoria); NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; STRABISMUS; and visual loss represent common clinical characteristics of this condition. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, p2104)World War II: Global conflict involving countries of Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America that occurred between 1939 and 1945.Sickness Impact Profile: A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Hodgkin Disease: A malignant disease characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and general lymphoid tissue. In the classical variant, giant usually multinucleate Hodgkin's and REED-STERNBERG CELLS are present; in the nodular lymphocyte predominant variant, lymphocytic and histiocytic cells are seen.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Infratentorial Neoplasms: Intracranial tumors originating in the region of the brain inferior to the tentorium cerebelli, which contains the cerebellum, fourth ventricle, cerebellopontine angle, brain stem, and related structures. Primary tumors of this region are more frequent in children, and may present with ATAXIA; CRANIAL NERVE DISEASES; vomiting; HEADACHE; HYDROCEPHALUS; or other signs of neurologic dysfunction. Relatively frequent histologic subtypes include TERATOMA; MEDULLOBLASTOMA; GLIOBLASTOMA; ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; CRANIOPHARYNGIOMA; and choroid plexus papilloma (PAPILLOMA, CHOROID PLEXUS).Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.American Cancer Society: A voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of cancer through education and research.Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological: Physiological disturbances in normal sexual performance in either the male or the female.Cognition Disorders: Disturbances in mental processes related to learning, thinking, reasoning, and judgment.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Coma: A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused. Coma generally occurs when there is dysfunction or injury involving both cerebral hemispheres or the brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Japan

Pregnancy after atrial repair for transposition of the great arteries. (1/3293)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of pregnancy in patients with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) who have undergone atrial repair. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis (1962-94) of 342 TGA patients who underwent atrial repair. Of 231 known late survivors, 48 were women over 18 years old who were interviewed about possible reproductive plans and previous pregnancies. As a control, comparison was made with data of 57 500 women (mean age 26 years) obtained from the Swiss Statistical Bank in Bern. RESULTS: Mean follow up was 13.7 years; 66% remained asymptomatic, 29% had mild to moderate cardiac symptoms, and 5% suffered from severe cardiac symptoms (New York Heart Association grade III-IV). Thirty six of the 48 women wished to bear children and, to date, there have been 10 live births, two spontaneous first trimester abortions, and one induced abortion at 16 weeks. During pregnancy there was one case of cardiac deterioration and two cases of pneumonia. There was no evidence of congenital heart disease in the children. CONCLUSIONS: In this relatively small series the completion of pregnancy in women with TGA who had undergone atrial repair and who had normal functional cardiac status was uncomplicated  (+info)

Survival and prognostic factors of invasive aspergillosis after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. (2/3293)

To determine prognostic factors for survival in bone marrow transplant recipients with invasive aspergillosis (IA), we retrospectively reviewed 27 IA cases observed in our bone marrow transplantation unit between January 1994 and October 1994. On 30 September 1997, six patients were alive and disease-free. The median survival after IA diagnosis was 36 days. Of eight variables found to be related to survival according to the univariate analysis, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) status at IA diagnosis (P = .0008) and the cumulative prednisolone dose taken during the week preceding IA diagnosis (CPDlw) (P < .0001) were selected by a backward stepwise Cox regression model. A three-stage classification was established: CPD1w of < or =7 mg/kg (3 of 8 patients died; 60-day survival rate, 88%), CPD1w of >7 mg/kg and no GVHD (9 of 10 patients died; 60-day survival rate, 20%), and CPD1w of >7 mg/kg and active acute grade 2 or more or extensive chronic GVHD (9 of 9 patients died; 30-day survival rate, 0) (P < .0001).  (+info)

A case of long-term survival with stage IV small cell lung cancer and early-stage central-type squamous cell lung cancer treated by photodynamic therapy. (3/3293)

The present report is on a 67-year-old man with stage IV small cell lung cancer and early-stage centrally located squamous cell cancer of the lung. He was diagnosed as small cell lung cancer with multiple metastasis to the ipsilateral lung and was found to have a central-type early-stage squamous cell cancer by bronchoscope. After obtaining a complete response to the small cell lung cancer with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, photodynamic therapy was applied to the squamous cell carcinoma, resulting in complete disappearance of the tumor. Recurrence of small cell cancer occurred at the ipsilateral lung and this patient died of small cell cancer 8 years after initiation of treatment. Post mortem examination confirmed complete disappearance of squamous cell cancer treated by photodynamic therapy. This is a rare case of long-term survival with stage IV small cell lung cancer and early-stage central-type squamous cell lung cancer successfully treated by photodynamic therapy.  (+info)

Toward sensitive practice: issues for physical therapists working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. (4/3293)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The high rates of prevalence of childhood sexual abuse in the United States and Canada suggest that physical therapists work, often unknowingly, with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The purposes of this qualitative study were to explore the reactions of adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse to physical therapy and to listen to their ideas about how practitioners could be more sensitive to their needs. The dynamics and long-term sequelae of childhood sexual abuse, as currently understood by mental health researchers and as described by the participants, are summarized to provide a context for the findings of this study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven female survivors (aged 19-62 years) participated in semistructured interviews in which they described their reactions to physical therapy. RESULTS: Survivors' reactions to physical therapy, termed "long-term sequelae of abuse that detract from feeling safe in physical therapy," are reported. Participant-identified suggestions that could contribute to the sense of safety are shared. CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSION: Although the physical therapist cannot change the survivor's history, an appreciation of issues associated with child sexual abuse theoretically can increase clinicians' understanding of survivors' reactions during treatment. We believe that attention by the physical therapist to the client's sense of safety throughout treatment can maximize the benefits of the physical therapy experience for the client who is a survivor.  (+info)

Ultrasound B-mode changes in the uterus and ovaries and Doppler changes in the uterus after total body irradiation and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in childhood. (5/3293)

Internal genitalia and uterine blood flow were assessed by ultrasound in 12 females 4.0-10.9 years after total body irradiation and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for childhood leukaemia or lymphoma. Median age of the participants was 12.7 years (range 6.1-17.6) at bone marrow transplantation and 21.5 years (11.6-25.6) at the follow-up study. At follow-up all had entered puberty and 11/12 females had experienced the menarche. Eight females received sex steroid replacement therapy, three had spontaneous pubertal development and one woman experienced symptoms of estrogen deficiency. Median uterine and ovarian volumes were significantly reduced to -2.6 standard deviation scores (SDS) (-6.3 to -0.6), P = 0.002, and -2.6 SDS (-4.8 to -0.5), P = 0.002, respectively, compared with normal controls. Follicles were only detectable in two individuals. Uterine blood flow was impaired, as a systolic blood flow could be measured in 6/9 individuals, and a diastolic blood flow in 1/9 females. Our results indicate that the prescribed dosage of hormone replacement therapy, which was sufficient to induce bleeding and suppress other stigmata of premature menopause, was inadequate to generate normal uterine growth. In order to achieve uterine growth higher doses of hormone replacement therapy may be required. Our results confirm pelvic ultrasound as a reliable tool for investigation of internal female genitalia; however, in an infertility setting further tests are indicated.  (+info)

Attentional ability among survivors of leukaemia. (6/3293)

Attentional ability in 19 survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and 19 sibling controls was assessed using a neuropsychological model of attention. Analysis revealed that children who had received treatment for leukaemia exhibited significantly poorer performance on measures of the "focus encode" and "focus execute" elements of attention and on measures of the ability to respond to external cues and feedback. No significant differences in performance were found for measures of sustained attention and the ability to shift attention. These results indicate that children who have received treatment for leukaemia may experience highly specific attentional deficits that could have an impact on academic performance, particularly mathematical and reading skills. It is suggested that this underlying attentional deficit might be the source of the neuropsychological sequelae associated with the disease. Future attempts at remediation should incorporate activities specifically designed to ameliorate focusing difficulties.  (+info)

Patient survival after D1 and D2 resections for gastric cancer: long-term results of the MRC randomized surgical trial. Surgical Co-operative Group. (7/3293)

Controversy still exists on the optimal surgical resection for potentially curable gastric cancer. Much better long-term survival has been reported in retrospective/non-randomized studies with D2 resections that involve a radical extended regional lymphadenectomy than with the standard D1 resections. In this paper we report the long-term survival of patients entered into a randomized study, with follow-up to death or 3 years in 96% of patients and a median follow-up of 6.5 years. In this prospective trial D1 resection (removal of regional perigastric nodes) was compared with D2 resection (extended lymphadenectomy to include level 1 and 2 regional nodes). Central randomization followed a staging laparotomy. Out of 737 patients with histologically proven gastric adenocarcinoma registered, 337 patients were ineligible by staging laparotomy because of advanced disease and 400 were randomized. The 5-year survival rates were 35% for D1 resection and 33% for D2 resection (difference -2%, 95% CI = -12%-8%). There was no difference in the overall 5-year survival between the two arms (HR = 1.10, 95% CI 0.87-1.39, where HR > 1 implies a survival benefit to D1 surgery). Survival based on death from gastric cancer as the event was similar in the D1 and D2 groups (HR = 1.05, 95% CI 0.79-1.39) as was recurrence-free survival (HR = 1.03, 95% CI 0.82-1.29). In a multivariate analysis, clinical stages II and III, old age, male sex and removal of spleen and pancreas were independently associated with poor survival. These findings indicate that the classical Japanese D2 resection offers no survival advantage over D1 surgery. However, the possibility that D2 resection without pancreatico-splenectomy may be better than standard D1 resection cannot be dismissed by the results of this trial.  (+info)

How much better can we predict dialysis patient survival using clinical data? (8/3293)

OBJECTIVE: To use three approaches to compare dialysis survival prediction based on variables included in the Standardized Mortality Ratio (SMR) with prediction based on a clinically enriched set of variables. DATA SOURCE: The United States Renal Data System Case Mix Severity data set containing demographic, clinical, functional, nutritional, and treatment details about a random sample of 4,797 adult dialysis patients from 291 treatment units, incident to dialysis in 1986 and 1987. STUDY DESIGN: This observational study uses baseline patient characteristics in two proportional hazards survival models: the BASE model incorporates age, race, sex, and cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD); the FULL model includes these and additional clinical information. We compare each model's performance using (1) the c-index, (2) observed median survival in strata of predicted risk, and (3) predicted survival for patients with different characteristics. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The FULL model's c-index (0.709, 0.708-0.711) is significantly higher than that of the BASE model (0.675, 0.675-0.676), indicating better discrimination. Second, the sickest patients identified by the FULL model were in fact sicker than those identified as sickest by the BASE model, with observed median survival of 451 days versus 524. Third, survival predictions for sickest patients using the FULL model are one-third shorter than those based on the BASE model. CONCLUSIONS: The model with more detailed clinical information predicted survival better than the BASE model. Clinical characteristics enable more accurate predictions, particularly for the sickest patients. Thus, clinical characteristics should be considered when making quality assessments for dialysis patients.  (+info)

  • The objective of this study was to provide an investigation of the risks of serious adverse health-outcomes associated with NCSI Levels of clinical care using a large population-based cohort of childhood cancer survivors. (
  • THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors could face discrimination when looking for work, and overweight men are just as likely as overweight women to face discrimination when job hunting, shopping or dealing with customers. (
  • METHODS: The British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (BCCSS) was used to investigate risks of specific causes of death, subsequent primary neoplasms (SPNs) and non-fatal non-neoplastic outcomes by NCSI Level. (
  • Conclusion Many leukaemia survivors experienced their daily lives as a struggle and as a complicated issue to cope with. (
  • People who were cured of cancer as children have unusually high rates of heart disease, second cancers, infertility, damaged joints, learning disabilities, and other problems later in life, according to a new study of more than 10,000 survivors. (
  • While the rates of sleep disturbance were not substantially higher among survivors, those already at risk for cognitive problems had a three- to four-fold increase in poor memory and task performance when sleep deprived or fatigued. (
  • More than 20% of the survivors had neurocognitive problems, with a two-fold greater risk of memory problems among those with sleep problems, daytime sleepiness, and decreased vitality. (
  • Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), treated with cranial radiotherapy, are at a particularly high risk of having endocrine complications. (
  • Endometrial cancer survivors are at higher risk for suffering from challenges to physical quality of life, and findings from this study suggest that increasing physical activity may alleviate some of these problems. (
  • Risk factors for continued smoking among cancer survivors were examined, with a specific focus on individual factors (e.g., depression) and healthcare system factors (e.g., healthcare provider advice to quit). (
  • The objectives of the study were to explore the context and reasons for medical hospitalizations among prostate cancer survivors and to study their relationship with obesity and the type of prostate cancer treatment. (
  • This is the first major study to demonstrate that childhood cancer survivors are especially vulnerable to memory, emotional control, organizational, and associated neurocognitive skills due to fatigue and sleep problems," said senior author Kevin R. Krull, PhD, Associate Member of the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control. (
  • The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS), funded by the National Cancer Institute, was launched in 1993. (
  • This study highlights the importance of considering interventions to help improve sleep and/or physical fitness in childhood cancer survivors as opposed to only pharmacological options to treat sleep disorders or improve attention and overall cognitive functionality," Dr. Krull said. (
  • The aim of the present pilot study was to describe the functional and structural pulmonary sequelae of moderate and severe BPD in a population of adult survivors. (
  • Objectives: The primary objectives were (1) to estimate the prevalence of meeting physical activity (PA) guidelines among ovarian cancer survivors in the post-treatment period and (2) to identify the determinants of meeting PA guidelines in this study population. (
  • Fifteen ALL survivors were included in the study, divided into 4 groups. (
  • Purpose: A self-report measure of body image in female breast cancer survivors, the Body Image and Relationships Scale (BIRS), was developed to address attitudes about appearance, health, physical strength, sexuality, relationships, and social functioning following treatment. (
  • The U.S. Coast Guard is focusing on the search for survivors after concluding the missing cargo ship El Faro sank at its last known location with Hurricane Joaquin bearing down on it. (
  • Five days after a massive landslide buried a Philippines village under up to 30-meters of mud, officials are admitting the recovery mission has become a search for bodies rather than survivors. (
  • British rescue workers aiding efforts to find survivors in Islamabad 10 October 2005 -- Pakistan is working to cope with its worst-ever natural disaster today as rescuers search for survivors more than 48 hours after a powerful earthquake struck the region. (
  • An eight-member UN team is coordinating the relief effort in the hardest-hit areas of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, while Pakistani troops and international teams search the rubble for survivors and assist those left homeless. (
  • Heavy rains were expected through Sunday after Japan's Kyushu region was struck by twin earthquakes, hampering the search for survivors and forcing nervous residents into crowded evacuation centers. (
  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the search for survivors amid piles of rubble as a "race against the clock," noting that bad weather had conspired with the devastating quake, its aftershocks and the threat of landslides to make a dire situation worse. (
  • When President Barack Obama arrives for a visit Tuesday, April 22, he is expected to view the destruction and meet with survivors, first responders, search workers and local officials. (
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Six months after a stroke, survivors who are able to walk but still have moderate-to-severe difficulty in doing so, make better progress in their walking ability through physical therapist-assisted training than training provided by a robotic device, according to report published in the medical journal Stroke. (
  • WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will grant permanent residency to all survivors of the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques in which 50 Muslim worshippers were killed, it said on Tuesday. (
  • CHICAGO (Reuters) - Survivors and lawyers demanded on Thursday the Catholic Church make public the names of 500 priests or clergy members in Illinois accused of child sexual abuse, in the latest outcry of a global crisis. (
  • A new meta-analysis of existing studies shows that a technique called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation might be a useful tool to help stroke survivors regain the ability to walk independently. (
  • Rape and sexual assault survivors know severe backlash is often the ugly price they pay when accusing a powerful man of a crime, according to Laura Palumbo, communication director at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. (
  • The Survivors Foundation (Fundación Sobrevivientes) is an NGO located in Guatemala that aims to provide emotional, social and legal assistance to hundreds of women victims of violence, looking for justice and protection. (
  • The Survivors Foundation has given voice to hundreds of victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse and the families of murdered women. (
  • I'm hoping that as our organization increases awareness, future encephalitis survivors are treated like stroke victims: swift medical attention and insurance coverage of necessary (ongoing) treatments," said Dennis, who is now the chief marketing officer of a large company. (
  • Knowing the names of the accused priests would also help victims who have not come forward, survivor Ken Kaczmarz said. (
  • About 99 percent of the 70,000 Korean victims (dead and survivors) of the Hiroshima bomb attack were from Hapcheon and its surrounding area, according to the Korea Atomic Bombs Victim Association. (
  • Only 12 survivors were pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center after the towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001, despite intense rescue efforts. (
  • Cancer survivors may experience psychological distress when pain persists after completion of cancer treatment (4), and untreated pain can lead to unnecessary hospital admissions (14,15). (
  • To highlight the critical humanitarian and medical needs that exist in urban settings all over the world, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is launching Urban Survivors - a multimedia project in collaboration with the award-winning NOOR photo agency and Darjeeling Productions. (
  • The Urban Survivors web documentaries take visitors on a virtual journey through five slums - in Dhaka (Bangladesh), Karachi (Pakistan), Johannesburg (South Africa), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), and Nairobi (Kenya) - where MSF is actively running projects. (
  • Featuring the work of award-winning NOOR photographers, Urban Survivors lets the visitor discover more about the daily lives of people in these slums, the humanitarian issues they face, and what MSF is doing to address these problems. (
  • Through the Urban Survivors project, we want to put a human face on the humanitarian emergency that exists in many slums around the world. (
  • We are working on a subsidy policy for urban survivors," she said. (
  • The construction of permanent residences for quake survivors first started in the rural areas," said Huang Yanrong, Sichuan Province vice governor, at a press conference here on Tuesday. (
  • The emotional stress of Japan's tsunami and earthquake disaster resulted in some survivors suffering a shrinkage of the brain, according to a new study. (
  • BEIJING - Earthquake survivors have seen their new permanent residences being built in southwestern Sichuan Province, 100 days after the May 12 disaster, but it's still unclear whether the many buildings that collapsed met quality standards. (
  • As the cargo jet was in the air en route from India on Friday, Samaritan's Purse distributed 18 tons of food to 2,800 people in the village of Lele, where almost every house was leveled in the earthquake. (
  • Just two days after a deadly EF5 tornado ravaged Moore, Oklahoma many survivors and heroes are returning to their beloved community. (
  • Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. (
  • Dozens of helicopters have been deployed to the region to airlift the survivors, who have been stranded since roads and bridges were destroyed by floods and mudslides triggered by the typhoon. (
  • Dennis has become an activist for the nation's community of encephalitis survivors, an overlooked group of formerly healthy, productive men and women. (
  • Attorney Jeff Anderson speaks next to his partner Marc Pearlman and survivors of clergy sex abuse Cindy Yesko, Josh Bollman and Ken Kaczmarz during a news conference in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 3, 2019. (
  • in Illinois know about who have not disclosed," attorney Jeff Anderson said at a news conference standing alongside survivors. (
  • The good news, the study found, was that most survivors were more vigilant about sun protection compared to the control group. (
  • In addition to its value to researchers and clinicians working with cancer survivors, the book has immediate salience to professionals and students in behavioral medicine and health psychology, psychiatry, public health, physical and occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation and social work. (
  • This edition, filmed in Cagayan, a province in the Philippines, will be themed 'Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty,' and will feature three separate tribes who all have the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast, and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor. (
  • As hope of finding survivors in the Washington state landslide fades , stories of survival, however few, have surfaced. (
  • Of 12,019 cancer survivor respondents, 9.5% reported current pain related to cancer or cancer treatment. (
  • A percentage of the proceeds go to cancer research, and the site was started by a cancer survivor who knows first-hand the benefits of keeping your sense of humor. (
  • Getting your cancer survivor a gift certificate to a local restaurant can get them excited about trying new foods and tasting their favorites again. (
  • So no, there is no vest or sash for all my badges of honor as a 14-year cancer survivor. (
  • A hip fracture is not common in a 54-year-old woman, unless she is a 54-year-old breast cancer survivor, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. (
  • Breast cancer survivor Dolly Lowe of Kent and her husband Perry Lowe, a prostate cancer survivor after participating in the first annual Akron Race for the Cure put on by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio at Firestone Country Club Sunday in Akron, Ohio. (
  • Breast cancer survivor Mark Goldstein of Randolph, New Jersey awards the first place finisher survivor medal to Julie Jones of Akron as he places it on her three-month-old son Jensen Jones during the awards ceremony of the first annual Akron Race for the Cure put on by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio at the Firestone Country Club Sunday in Akron, Ohio. (
  • Brian Palsa (left) of Bellevue walks with his mother Chris Palsa, a one year breast cancer survivor during the one mile walk of the first annual Akron Race for the Cure at Firestone Country Club put on by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio Sunday in Akron, Ohio. (
  • Pakistani flood survivors ride a donkey cart as they evacuate the area of Fareed Abad. (
  • The study looked at almost 800 cancer survivors who had a primary diagnosis of cancer at age 15 or younger and who had survived for more than five years after diagnosis. (
  • In the end, only one will remain to claim the million-dollar prize and title of Sole Survivor. (
  • For years, the Selfhelp Home in Chicago has been a place for elderly survivors of the German holocaust to find a bit of respite. (
  • According to the United States Department of State, in 2007, the Survivors Foundation helped to find, prosecute, and convict 30 individuals accused of murdering women. (
  • To find the survivors of an era, look at those who mastered its technology. (
  • Fitch, now a 57-year-old mother of five, is looking forward to her eldest daughter's upcoming wedding and continues to find a balance between living life and being a survivor. (
  • She wants to broaden understanding of peripheral neuropathy in pediatric cancer survivors by going directly to the source: the patients themselves. (
  • Therefore, within primary care, which is characterized by a heterogeneous patient population and "only" 50 cancer patients per standard practice (of 2350 patients) [ 12 ], the late effects of cancer and its treatment could easily be mistaken for normal ageing and dismissed as such in older cancer survivors [ 13 ]. (
  • Legger til Survivors-modusen på Extra Content-menyen i Resident Evil 6! (
  • Survivors of the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy hold placards and shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi urging US President Barack Obama to hold US Coprporations Dow Chemicals accountable and take action. (
  • What can we average people do for the Sandy survivors? (
  • The American Red Cross, which will spend an estimated $110 million by the end of December on Superstorm Sandy emergency relief, is working closely with government and community partners on longer-term recovery efforts for survivors. (
  • It's not uncommon for survivors to lose their job, endure verbal and physical harassment and damage to their property and worry about their safety, Palumbo said. (
  • This specificity could be of some importance regarding breast cancer survivors' understanding of and attitudes toward the chronic pain many of them endure. (
  • We are happy Saddam was put on trial, but sad he was never tried for what he committed against the Iranian people and Kurds in Iraq with chemical weapons," said Shahriar Khateri, a 37-year-old Iranian doctor who runs a support group for survivors - like himself - of Iraqi poison gas attacks. (
  • The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offered them peer-based emotional support, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, and grief and trauma resources. (
  • By supporting iSupport Survivors, you support women. (
  • Lightning Strike and Electric Shock Survivors, International, (LSESSI) is a support group for survivors of lightning and electrical injury, their friends and families. (
  • The group provides information and support to survivors, their families and their physicians about the consequences of the injury and how to deal with it. (
  • Chicago Survivors serves families in Chicago following the violent loss of a loved one ( homicide) with crisis intervention, supportive counseling, case management, court accompaniment and a Community of Survivors with workshops, family events, and advocacy. (
  • With this knowledge, challenges faced by this growing population can be better addressed by health care providers, employers, survivors and their families. (
  • Sunday seemed to mark a turning point here, as realistic hopes of finding survivors began to flicker out. (
  • Research suggests that pain occurs in approximately 20% to 50% of cancer survivors (4,5). (
  • The passage of time could be one, she said: Other research suggests that melanoma survivors are fairly vigilant about sun protection soon after their diagnosis -- but that wanes over time. (
  • Our study, she added, pinpointed what aspects of the survivor experience likely contribute to altered marriage patterns: short stature, poor physical functioning and cognitive problems. (