Tag: "could" at medical news
Assessing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in snorers
...d/or anatomical parameters alone or in combination could
be used to distinguish patients with OSAS from snoring patients," the authors write. "In our opinion, all patients seeking treatment for snoring should be screened overnight using a device measuring at least oxygen saturation and airflow," the author...
Use of cell phone images appears feasible for visualizing leg wounds
...h percentage of the problems related to leg ulcers could
be solved with this type of teleconsultation. The ... patient to the hospital or the physician's office could
be replaced, and this approach could
potentially save the health care system money. we plan a second...
Jefferson scientists uncover potential trigger of diabetic kidney disease
...report February 22 in the journal PLoS Medicine , could
lead to the eventual development of compounds that...ns. "If we can develop compounds to block CD36, it could
potentially be a clinical intervention."Our thinking is completely novel that CD36 is a key player ...
Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes
...tter but there might have been something else that could
have made him or her a lot better?" Taylor's computer model incorporates imaging data into a Web-based tool that includes 3-D views and surgical sketchpads. Millions of complex equations involving fluid dynamics model an individual's physiology and d...
Lack of specific collagen type leads to osteoarthritis
...ir experiments with mice provide new insights that could
lead to potential treatments for a disease that af...e without the custom-built "microaspirator," which could
extract individual, intact chondrons. Other methods of isolating chondrons, which either involve dis...
Regular cannabis may increase risk of stroke in young users
Regular users of cannabis could
be putting themselves at risk of stroke, while the...he role of cannabis as a stroke risk factor, as it could
be underestimated." An accompanying editorial, which discusses the possible mechanisms for the drug'...
Hard choices: Pitt researcher presents findings on when to accept organ transplants
...of their current liver first--but waiting too long could
be dangerous. So the questions become: In the case of a living donor, how long should the patient wait before accepting the transplant? And in the case of a cadaveric donor, what criteria should one follow in deciding to accept a potential offer? Th...
Brain-scanning technologies need standards, according to Stanford researcher
...shington, D.C. Among the areas where brain imaging could
start being used is in treating and diagnosing dep...ill alter clinical care. These unpublished results could
help guide doctors considering the use of such technology in the future. Brain imaging is also makin...
Lead in the environment causes violent crime, reports University of Pittsburgh researcher at AAAS
...nia's Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh, could
be due to lead. Additionally, a number of recent studies have shown a strong relationship between sales of leaded gasoline and rates of violent crime. "The brain, particularly the frontal lobes, are important in the regulation of behavior," said Dr. ...
USC dental researchers develop first test for predicting cavities in children
... research scientist Patricia Denny. School nurses could
administer the test, Navazesh said, though she stressed any test would not be a substitute for proper dental care. "This is not a test to diagnose caries. This is a test that can be used to evaluate susceptibility and risk," she said. "If we can iden...
Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals
...ons that public and private sector decision makers could
take to oversee appropriate use, cost, access and safety of reproductive genetic testing, issues that arose in focus group discussions and town hall meetings. "Many observers believe new policies - governmental or private - are needed to keep pace w...
Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases
...rimary exposure by estradiol, contraceptive creams could
be formulated that would prevent herpes virus infection before they could
start. Additionally she says, if they were designing a vaccine trial against HSV-2 and if the mice r...
Stem-cell research hints at better looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
...to replace tissues lost to cancer or other disease could
benefit from stem-cell generated natural implants that do not shrink or lose their shape. Studies have shown that conventional soft-tissue implants can lose 40 percent to 60 percent of their volume over time. Examples are breast tissue reconstruction...
Miniaturized lab permits saliva screening on the go
...o a kit, not much bigger than a credit card, which could
detect exposure to a variety of substances, from n...nce, reproduce a laboratory in a small device that could
be used in any setting and that would produce results in less than an hour. One particular breakthro...
Gene signature can predict breast cancer spread
... identify patients who have a favourable prognosis could
allow clinicians to avoid unnecessary treatment or...tion of markers and found a 76-gene signature that could
predict disease relapse. They independently tested the gene signature on 171 lymph-node negative pat...
Vaccine may complement conventional treatment for chronic leukaemia
A vaccine that boosts the immune response could
improve the effect of conventional treatment for p...a protein derived from the Philadelphia chromosome could
help to eradicate the disease in patients. The investigators enrolled 16 individuals (10 patients on...
Viagra used in stroke recovery study
... syndrome, a very uncommon condition, in which she could
only move her eyes up down. "To my knowledge she i...for anything else beyond the standard of care that could
be provided for her. We explained that anything else would be experimental and provided on a compass...
Drugs aid weight loss among type 2 diabetes patients
...s "of paramount importance," they say their review could
help determine how weight loss drugs should fit into the overall picture of type 2 diabetes care. "For example, if weight loss can be demonstrated with drugs in the short term, pharmacotherapy may be combined with behavioral interventions for long-te...
HIV patients may be at risk of heart problems when taking protease inhibitor drugs
...situations, because certain drug-drug combinations could
trigger the adverse heart side effects. Background of the Discovery Dr. Badley's research group earlier discovered that protease inhibitors affect "pore function" of "channels" in a specific cell type they were studying. Pore function in channels p...
Immediate access to antibiotics stems spread of sexually transmitted diseases
...g, as did Washington state for this study, then it could
be effective elsewhere in cities where high rates of gonorrhea and Chlamydia remain persistent problems despite efforts to apply standard health approaches." Baltimore, Md., has among the nation's highest numbers for STDs. Recent statistics from 20...
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