WHSC News Releases for May 2000




 

May 5, '00

Pallidotomy has long-term benefits for patients with Parkinson's disease - The benefits of pallidotomy, which improves motor function in patients with Parkinson's disease, last for at least three years after surgery, a team of Emory University neurologists has found.
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May 3, '00

Lidocaine gel greatly reduces pain for men undergoing rectal prostate biopsy - Emory University researchers have found that a common anesthetic is an easy and effective solution for the pain most men endure during transrectal prostate biopsy, a diagnostic surgical procedure used to test for prostate cancer.
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May 1, '00

Ropinirole appears effective against restless legs syndrome - Emory University neurologists have found that the drug ropinirole is a safe and effective treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS), a common but often undiagnosed neurologic disorder.
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May 1, '00

Emory researchers help develop new way to identify prostate cancer patients at high risk of recurrenc: - A new software program developed by researchers from several institutions can help identify prostate cancer patients who are likely to develop recurrence of cancer after surgical treatment.
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May 1 '00

High platelet count multiplies risk of death following removal of kidney for treatment of renal cell carcinoma - Emory University researchers have discovered that kidney cancer patients with high platelet counts are at least four times more likely to die following removal of the cancerous kidney than patients with normal platelet levels.
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