BETHESDA, Md. -- Cancer therapy in 2006 was marked, as it is every year, by a string of hits and misses.
A healthy 21-year-old man presented with a rapidly growing, filiform, ringshaped
wart on his great toe (Figure).
A 48-year-old African American
woman with HIV infection who had
been hospitalized several days earlier
for presumed Pneumocystis carinii
pneumonia (PCP) is readmitted
because of worsening dyspnea and a
temperature of 38.8oC (102oF).
She also complains of painful swelling
and erythema on her right arm.
Her symptoms have worsened
despite treatment with trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole.
An estimated 20
papillomavirus (HPV). As
such, HPV is now the most
prevalent sexually transmitted
disease (STD) in this
country. Answers to common
questions like the ones
above are therefore of particular
interest to physicians.
The issue of when and how
to use testing for HPV has
become especially crucial.
My patient is a 7-year-old girl with multiple plantar warts on both feet.
ATLANTA -- Tuberculosis remained at relatively low rates in the U.S., despite more reported cases of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB). But a new alarm was sounded in 2006 ? extensively drug resistant TB (XTR TB).
SYDNEY, Australia -- Kidney transplantation is associated with a significant increase in risk of cancer, including a tripling of the risk for cancer at 18 sites, researchers here reported.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The cyclooxygenase inhibitors -- including aspirin as well as Celebrex (celecoxib) -- may reduce the antibody-producing effect of vaccines, making them less useful in preventing disease, according to researchers here.
STOCKHOLM -- Smoking and human papillomavirus (HPV) may work together to increase the risk of cervical cancer in situ, according to researchers here.
COPENHAGEN -- Testing for the human papilloma virus -- particularly in older women -- can be a valuable tool for predicting future cervical abnormalities and cancer, found researchers here.