Tag: "traditional" at medical news

Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides

...d the Arno Basin National Authority. "Compared to traditional data sources, SLAM products have the advantage of uniform coverage of the entire area of the river basin," explained Nicola Casagli of GNDCI. "They also provide important information on the temporal evolution of slope movements, which is very difficu...

Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo

...of heart failure and cardiac dysfunction seen with traditional use of Herceptin and anthracycline-based chemother...re given at the same time - another departure from traditional practice. The goal of the study has been to see whether tailoring the chemotherapy regimen and addin...

Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment

...tural factors add significant explanatory power to traditional biomedical variables in understanding treatment patterns of early-stage prostate cancer."...

Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life

...journal/hepatology . The authors also found that traditional outcomes measured in patients, including liver his...erences. Finally, five studies stratified HRQOL by traditional markers of liver disease. These showed that subtle histological or biochemical changes were not perc...

Infant vernier acuity is comparable to that of adults

...that vernier testing could be a substitute for the traditional Snellen eye chart test for children or others who cannot read letters. Vernier acuity is tested by viewing nearly collinear stripes with varying amounts of spatial phase displacement between them and measuring an individual's ability to gauge the dis...

PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill

... a complication of cirrhosis of the liver. Current traditional diagnosis and evaluation of these conditions usual...dy have shown that its accuracy is comparable to a traditional endoscopy. PillCam ESO is not recommended for people with swallowing disorders, pacemakers, or known...

Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart

...at such a clinic can be much more effective than a traditional one in improving African American's heart health. ...ol goals, compared to those who received care at a traditional clinic, according to a report in a special disparities themed issue of Circulation: Journal of the A...

Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women

...nopausal women who are not currently identified by traditional cardiovascular risk factors, according to an artic...ents and death in older women after adjustment for traditional risk factors," the authors conclude. "These data add to available evidence in men suggesting a simil...

New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues

...conventional methods, says Worley. It wont replace traditional fingerprinting, but could provide a valuable complement to it. Unlike traditional methods in which fingerprints can often be photographed at the crime scene, the new technique curren...

Fractured leg bone not the end of Tutankhamen mystery

...e base of the skull rather than removing it in the traditional way via the nose. "However, the bone was not caught in the resin that the priests used to preserve the body, suggesting that the bone was not broken during mummification. It is more likely that it was dislodged in the 1925 autopsy, as scientists...

Put culture in your life and reduce bad breath: Eat yogurt!

Baltimore, MarylandEating traditional yoghurt reduces the bacteria that cause bad breath...udy investigating the effects of eating sugar-free traditional yoghurt on the components of oral malodor and harmful bacteria. They found that the levels of volati...

Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit

... or IV angina that are not suitable candidates for traditional revascularization procedures. The GENASIS trial will be conducted in approximately 25 cardiac medical centers throughout the United States. In the GENASIS trial, defined doses of VEGF-2 in the form of "naked" plasmid DNA are delivered to diseased h...

Emory Study finds HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe heart disease

...D in patients who are HIV positive. Lifestyle and traditional cardiac risk factors (hypertension, hyperlipidemia, tobacco, etc.) appear to play alarger role than HIV in the development of CAD," Dr. Sola states. He adds that the researchers were surprised by their findings. "We expected to see a strong relations...

eDocAmerica launches Hispanic Website for members

... members. The eDocAmerica service is sold through traditional distribution channels including health insurance agents and brokers, third-party administrators, and other health care and employee benefit consultants....

Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure

... mild to moderately depressed. Jiang said that the traditional cutoff value of BDI for assessing the prognostic predictability was a score of 10. "In our group of patients, those who had a score of 10 or higher had a 44 percent greater risk of dying," Jiang said. "However, the greatest risk occurred when we lowe...

English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early

...ecise identification of the salutary components of traditional Latino culture and unhealthy aspects of U.S. culture could produce fresh approaches and innovations to prevent morbidity and mortality in children from all racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Research documents that less acculturation in Lat...

New treatment options for some difficult cancers improve survival and quality of life

...pared to 3.1 months for patients who received only traditional treatment. "While further study is needed on the effects of surgery and IPHC with other treatments," said Shen, "the data from this study suggest that this combination seems to be an effective and attractive option in a very difficult situation." I...

Studies address issues of risk and survival in rapidly increasing GI cancers

...they are certain the results are not attributed to traditional prognostic factors such as tumor stage or grade. In addition, age, education, cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use were not predictors of survival. Researchers: Pre...

New laparoscopic hysterectomy offers quicker recovery time than traditional surgery

... or both ovaries through tiny incisions. Unlike in traditional hysterectomies, the cervix is not removed. The patient's hospital stay is dramatically reduced from a few days to a matter of hours. Post-surgical pain is much less, and recovery time is shorter usually only a week. "I definitely wish I had had the...

New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries

... remaining patients were able to benefit from more traditional treatment techniques, but with longer recuperation periods. It would appear to be the case that the technique is more effective with persons who practise sport regularly as a hobby, and in middle-aged patients and veteran sportspersons with knees som...

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