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A Nose Job: Nasal Polyp Treatment Options for Geriatric Patients

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, September 25, 2015

In the general population, the prevalence of NP is considered to be around 4% ... In cadaveric studies, this prevalence has been shown to be as high as 40% ... They predominantly affect adults and usually present in patients older than 20.
Newton, et al. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2008; 4: 507

Light shines from within a patient's nose, representing the nasal polyps so prevalent in geriatric patients.

Fine wines and cheeses supposedly get better with age. Health and treatment options do not. There is a need for more geriatric-friendly medication. One example is the treatment of nasal polyps. More treatment options for nasal polyps should be developed with the geriatric patient population in mind because of high prevalence, risk of surgery and compliance.

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Child Support: The Need for More Pediatric Cancer Treatment Options

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, September 11, 2015

About 10,380 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015. Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades.
American Cancer Society. Cancer in Children. 2015

A child with pediatric cancer and no hair looks into the distance.

Tech companies always seem to be creating the next generation of technology. To biotech and medical companies, however, the next generation means pediatric patients. As an overlooked segment of the patient population, pediatric patients face many diseases and often have inadequate treatment options. Children with pediatric cancers, in particular, need more treatment options because of late detection, lack of ability to affect the condition through modification of lifestyle factors and noncompliance.

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