Commercial Databases

In addition to the medications listed in the USP above, a number of commercial sites are available by subscription to physicians and their institutions. You may be able to access these sources from your local medical library or your doctor's office. The Reuters Health Drug Database can be searched by keyword at the hyperlink Mosby's GenRx database (also available on CD-Rom and book format) covers 45,000 drug products including generics and international brands. It provides prescribing...

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Acyclovir An antiviral agent used to prevent or treat cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex infections that may occur when the body is immunosuppressed. nih Adenoma A noncancerous tumor. nih Adjuvant A substance which aids another, such as an auxiliary remedy in immunology, nonspecific stimulator (e.g., BCG vaccine) of the immune response. eu Angiography A procedure to x-ray blood vessels. The blood vessels can be seen because of an injection of a dye that shows up in the x-ray pictures. nih...

Steroid secreting human adrenocortical carcinoma cell lines

Inventor(s) Gazdar Adi F. (Dallas, TX) La Rocca Renato V. (Louisville, KY) Stein Cy A. (New York, NY) Myers Charles E. (Rockville, MD) Oie Herbert K. (Rockville, MD) Assignee(s) The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health (Washington, DC) Abstract Continuous cell lines have been established from adrenocortical corcinomas. The cell lines are maintained in fully defined serum-free, steroid-free mediums. The cells of the invention, as exemplified by NCI-H295 cells,...

Recurrent Adrenocortical Carcinoma

The question and selection of further treatment of adrenocortical carcinoma depends on many factors, including previous treatment and site of recurrence as well as individual patient considerations. Local recurrence and selected sites of metastatic disease can sometimes be palliated by surgery. Although none of these patients can be considered curable, palliation of hormonal symptoms and occasional 5-year survivals can be achieved.64 Substantial morbidity, however, is associated with resection...

Table of Contents

The Essentials on Adrenocortical Carcinoma What Is Adrenocortical Stages of Cancer of the Adrenal How Is Cancer of the Adrenal Cortex Treatment by To Learn About More Guideline Vocabulary Chapter 2. Seeking Associations and Adrenocortical Cancer Support The Cancer Information Finding Cancer Resources in Your Finding Doctors Who Specialize in Cancer Selecting Your Working with Your Finding a Cancer Treatment Additional Cancer Support Vocabulary Chapter 3. Clinical...

Medical Libraries Open to the Public

In addition to the NN LM, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) lists a number of libraries that are generally open to the public and have reference facilities. The following is the NLM's list plus hyperlinks to each library Web site. These Web pages can provide information on hours of operation and other restrictions. The list below is a small sample of libraries recommended by the National Library of Medicine (sorted alphabetically by name of the U.S. state or Canadian province where the...

Biological Based Therapies

This category of CAM includes natural and biological-based practices, interventions, and products, many of which overlap with conventional medicine's use of dietary supplements. This category includes herbal, special dietary, orthomolecular, and individual biological therapies. Herbal therapy employs an individual herb or a mixture of herbs for healing purposes. An herb is a plant or plant part that produces and contains chemical substances that act upon the body. Special diet therapies, such...

Choosing an Insurance Plan

There are a number of official government agencies that help consumers understand their healthcare insurance choices.94 The U.S. Department of Labor, in particular, recommends ten ways to make your health benefits choices work best for you.95 1. Your options are important. There are many different types of health benefit plans. Find out which one your employer offers, then check out the plan, or plans, offered. Your employer's human resource office, the health plan administrator, or your union...

Finding CAM References on Adrenocortical Carcinoma

Having read the previous discussion, you may be wondering which complementary or alternative treatments might be appropriate for adrenocortical carcinoma. For the remainder of this chapter, we will direct you to a number of official sources which can assist you in researching studies and publications. Some of these articles are rather technical, so some patience may be required. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine The National Center for Complementary and Alternative...

General References

A good place to find general background information on CAM is the National Library of Medicine. It has prepared within the MEDLINEplus system an information topic page dedicated to complementary and alternative medicine. To access this page, go to the MEDLINEplus site at This Web site provides a general overview of various topics and can lead to a number of general sources. The following additional references describe, in broad terms, alternative and complementary medicine (sorted...

Who Is Eligible for Medicare

Generally, you are eligible for Medicare if you or your spouse worked for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment and you are 65 years old and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. You might also qualify for coverage if you are under age 65 but have a disability or EndStage Renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant). Here are some simple guidelines You can get Part A at age 65 without having to pay premiums if You are already receiving...

What Is CAM

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) covers a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies. Generally, it is defined as those treatments and healthcare practices which are not taught in medical schools, used in hospitals, or reimbursed by medical insurance companies. Many CAM therapies are termed holistic, which generally means that the healthcare practitioner considers the whole person, including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Some of these...

NCISponsored Clinical Trials in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The NCI is currently sponsoring several clinical trials (research studies with patients) that study complementary and alternative treatments for cancer. Current trials include enzyme therapy with nutritional support for the treatment of inoperable pancreatic cancer, shark cartilage therapy for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, and studies of the effects of diet on prostate and breast cancers. Some of these trials compare alternative therapies with conventional treatments, while...

Mind Body Interventions

Mind-body interventions employ a variety of techniques designed to facilitate the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms. Only a select group of mind-body interventions having well-documented theoretical foundations are considered CAM. For example, patient education and cognitive-behavioral approaches are now considered mainstream. On the other hand, complementary and alternative medicine includes meditation, certain uses of hypnosis, dance, music, and art therapy, as well as...

Changing jobs and other life events can affect your health benefits

Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), you, your covered spouse, and your dependent children may be eligible to purchase extended health coverage under your employer's plan if you lose your job, change employers, get divorced, or upon occurrence of certain other events. Coverage can range from 18 to 36 months depending on your situation. COBRA applies to most employers with 20 or more workers and requires your plan to notify you of your rights. Most plans require...

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What Are the Domains of Alternative Medicine87

The list of CAM practices changes continually. The reason being is that these new practices and therapies are often proved to be safe and effective, and therefore become generally accepted as mainstream healthcare practices. Today, CAM practices may be grouped within five major domains (1) alternative medical systems, (2) mind-body interventions, (3) biologically-based treatments, (4) manipulative and body-based methods, and (5) energy therapies. The individual systems and treatments comprising...

Know how to file an appeal if your health benefits claim is denied

Understand how your plan handles grievances and where to make appeals of the plan's decisions. Keep records and copies of correspondence. Check your health benefits package and your SPD to determine who is responsible for handling problems with benefit claims. Contact PWBA for customer service assistance if you are unable to obtain a response to your complaint. 10. You can take steps to improve the quality of the healthcare and the health benefits you receive. Look for and use things like...

Seeking Guidance

Some patients are comforted by the knowledge that a number of organizations dedicate their resources to helping people with adrenocortical carcinoma. These associations can become invaluable sources of information and advice. Many associations offer aftercare support, financial assistance, and other important services. Furthermore, healthcare research has shown that support groups often help people to better cope with their conditions.8 In addition to support groups, your physician can be a...

Energy Therapies

Energy therapies focus on energy fields originating within the body (biofields) or those from other sources (electromagnetic fields). Biofield therapies are intended to affect energy fields (the existence of which is not yet experimentally proven) that surround and penetrate the human body. Some forms of energy therapy manipulate biofields by applying pressure and or manipulating the body by placing the hands in or through these fields. Examples include qi gong, reiki and therapeutic touch. Qi...

Adrenocortical Carcinoma Glossary

The following is a complete glossary of terms used in this sourcebook. The definitions are derived from official public sources including the National Institutes of Health nih and the European Union eu . After this glossary, we list a number of additional hardbound and electronic glossaries and dictionaries that you may wish to consult. 17-Hydroxycorticosteroids A group of hydroxycorticosteroids bearing a hydroxy group at the 17-position. Urinary excretion of these compounds is used as an index...