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New data show botulinum toxin type A to be highly effective treatment for excessive sweating

...o use this valid and reliable scale to quickly and accurately diagnose patients with hyperhidrosis who otherwise might not seek treatment." The study also assessed the specific effects of primary axillary hyperhidrosis on patients' daily lives at study entry (prior to receiving treatment) and again four weeks a...

Significant disparities still exist in screening mammography rates; minorities underestimated

...ly on self-reported health behavior, which may not accurately reflect the actually receipt of health services," she reported. Peek reported that this under sampling has health policy implications because if public health officials and researchers assume that some medically under-served groups such as African-Am...

Targeting cell fusion as possible way to repair organs, deliver cancer vaccines

...e immune system, depends on making sure that it is accurately targeted," he says. Potential Applications The ability to fuse tumor cells to treat cancers is one application the Mayo Clinic cancer research team envisions for their biofusion platform. Another possible application involves cancer vaccines...

HPV testing helps identify potential cases of cervical cancer, meta-analysis suggests

...infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) can more accurately predict whether a woman with an equivocal cervical...t strategies of ASCUS. They found that HPV testing accurately identified 84.4% of women who had CIN2 or worse (a measure of a test's sensitivity ), and it accura...

System can predict disease spread

...hers have rarely had any type of system that could accurately suggest how a disease might react, based on changes in climatic, ecological or other conditions. The new approach was developed by Rossignol and Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, associate director for science at the Corvallis laboratory of the EPA. "This ...

Number of children linked to obesity for mom and dad

... needed to isolate cause and effect so we can more accurately suggest target groups for obesity prevention and research." The researchers examined data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a national survey designed to study health, social and financial issues in middle-aged Americans. The HRS study, whi...

New tool measures children's own health perceptions

...lic Health found that children as young as six can accurately report on their health and well-being when questions are presented in an illustrated, informative format. They have developed a set of new assessment tools to measure children's perceptions of their own health and well-being, called the Child Health ...

UK Teenage Cancer Trust demands government action to aid young cancer patients

...-14, 15-19, 20-24] means it is difficult to assess accurately how many teenagers get cancer, so information to establish requirements and on which to base services is lacking.. Teenagers tend to suffer from late diagnosis GPs often don't consider cancer as a diagnosis possibly because of its low profile; so...

Los Angeles kids benefit from new asthma identification process

...ool-based distribution process, to efficiently and accurately assess the prevalence and severity of asthma and the occurrence of poorly managed asthma in school-age children in an urban setting. The Breathmobile Program is a mobile asthma clinic that provides free diagnosis, treatment and patient education to ...

OHSU receives grant to study evolutionary computing for biomedical image analysis

...uter programs can be developed to more quickly and accurately analyze images and classify abnormalities in the p...olutionary computer programs can learn how to very accurately pinpoint on a CT (computed tomography) scan abnormalities in the prostate," said Mitchell. Relying o...

More older women are retaining 'young' breasts causing potential screening problems

...i.e. the ability of the mammogram to detect cancer accurately in those women that had it. In the dense group it was only 59% compared to 67% in the lucent group. Dr van der Horst, a radiologist in the National Training and Expert Centre for Breast Cancer Screening in Nijmegen, said the difference in sensitivity...

Environmental and dietary influences on cancer risk

...ing and drinking can be critical for assessing and accurately estimating the magnitude of genetic susceptibility to HNSCC," said Edward S. Peters, D.M.D., Sc.D., at the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and lead author of the study. The scientists analyzed the ge...

Men with family history of prostate cancer accurately predict higher risk, UMHS study finds

... 56 percent, suggesting that the men surveyed were accurately assessing their risk. Results of the study will be published in the April 1 issue of Cancer. In a related study, researchers asked the same group of men about their use of complementary and alternative medicine. More than half said they were currentl...

New calculator provides more accurate estimates of colon cancer survival

...ation by providing physicians with a tool for more accurately estimating a colon cancer patient's prognosis," says Dr. Gill. "Physicians can then use this information as appropriate to help their patients make more informed decisions about an individual patient's probability of being cured of stage II or III co...

Molecular analyses of leukemia patients suggest strategies for better treatments

... expression of thousands of genes. This technology accurately identifies known variations of ALL and provides key insights into their biology and their responses to therapy. Microarray studies are disclosing the genes making up specific biochemical events leading to ALL, as well as the changes in gene expressi...

Lung tumor therapies improved by combining CT and PET scans

...radiation oncology. "PET-CT helped physicians more accurately identify where tumors were in patients, and that's very important to efficacy of treatment and to limiting side effects." As an example of improved effectiveness, Bradley cited a patient whose tumor had caused a lung to collapse. With a CT scan o...

Electronic nose device proves effective for diagnosing pneumonia and sinusitis

..., more cost-effective and easier-to-use method for accurately diagnosing pneumonia and, as a result, help reduce over-prescription of antibiotics. Their initial findings will be presented at the combined annual meetings of otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) experts the Triologic Society and the Americ...

Combination PET/CT should be used to determine stage of non-small cell lung cancer

... help show whether a combination of PET and CT can accurately determine the cancer stage in patients who might be effectively treated surgically rather than require chemotherapy, especially in the N0 stage." Yang presented these results this week at the 84th annual meeting of the American Association of Thorac...

MDCT angiography is an effective tool for diagnosing blockage of the mesenteric artery

...el. According to the study, MDCT angiography can accurately demonstrate filling defects in both the superior mesenteric artery and its branches. It also provides excellent negative predictive value for acute mesenteric ischemia. The authors of the study say that MDCT angiography has definite advantages over ...

MRI 'excellent choice' for evaluating causes of abdominal and pelvic pain in pregnant women

...well" with clinical and surgical findings, and MRI accurately depicted several disease processes including appendicitis, pancreatitis, uterine fibroids and ulcerative colitis. Safety is an important consideration in imaging pregnant patients, study authors said. "Instead of ionizing radiation, which is used to...

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