Tag: "detected" at medical news
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...e brain. In a review of dental X-rays, they detected
calcifications in the carotid arteries -- a sign o...1996. Calcifications in the carotid arteries were detected
in 143 patients, or about 5 percent of the sample. Two thirds of this group were women, with a mean...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...gnition and small objectdetection has successfully detected
microcalcifications in digitizedmammograms -- and holds promise for discerning other medicalpathologies, manufacturing defects, and various objects in commercial,defense and Internet imagery. Unlike most pattern recognition systems, this approach do...
Study Demonstrates The Benefits Of Mammography In Women Under 50
...the age groups represented. "The tumors that were detected
throughmammography were generally smaller and less...ve under themicroscope than those tumors that were detected
through physical exams," Dr.Bradley said. Mammography can detect tumors in the breast which ...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
... the condition and the number of strokes that were detected
at autopsy. The University of Cincinnati scientists also found that blacks inGreater Cincinnati under the age of 65 had a two to four times greater incidenceof first-ever stroke compared with the rates among whites of similar age in theRoch...
First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds
...ith amniocentesis. Of these, 29 percent were also detected
by testing forhCG, 25 percent by testing for the hCG free beta subunit, and 42 percent byprotein A. By combining the results of either the hCG test or the free betasubunit tests with the protein A tests, accuracy increased. The detection ratefor hC...
Prevalence Of Silicosis Studied In Surface Coal Miners
...s Stauffer. "Fortunately, most of theabnormalities detected
on the chest x-rays were in the very early stages. But weare concerned about those surface miners who could face the risk of progressivedisease." Silicosis is a chronic, incurable and potentially fatal lung diseasecaused by occupational expo...
Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality
Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers
...chewing tobaccoproducts. "If the cancer is detected
in an early stage, it is very curable withsurgery or radiotherapy alone," he said. "But about 70 percent of these cancersare locally advanced, meaning the cancer is large and has invaded surroundingtissues or spread to the lymph nodes in the neck. ...
Promising Results For Woman-Controlled Anti-HIV Product
...HIV replication even when the virus is not readily detected
in theblood. Media Contacts: Kenneth Mayer 401-729-2776 email@example.com...
Doctors Are Underprescribing Key Blood Pressure Drug In Heart Attack Patients
Most Likely To Benefit, Study Says
...e said. "But we need to do more." The researchers detected
mild regional variations in physician practicesregarding ACE inhibitors but they said the distinctions were too small to beclinically significant. ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors may reduce the risk of first-timeheart attack and stroke...
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
...awoman's risk of subsequent fractures but are only detected
by X-ray, increasedthe incidence of future hospita...o had osteoporosis andprevious spine fractures, as detected
by X-ray. The second phase of FITincluded 4,432 women with thin bones but no previous spine fractur...
Candles with lead wicks emit lead into the air
...isted of zinc or lead-containing alloys. Lead was detected
in smallquantities in emissions from zinc-based wicks, suggesting that the lead may be acommon contaminant in the zinc, wick or wax. The levels of lead were small, butstill may represent a health risk over a long period of time. Not all candles are ...
Faster Relief From Influenza Symptoms For 'High Risk' And Otherwise Healthy Patients With Inhaled Zanamivir
...s emerges readily; however, resistancehas not been detected
in the treatment studies with zanamivir. Zanamivir is thefirst orally inhaled drug in a new generation of specific treatments against theinfluenza virus known as neuraminidase inhibitors, which work by interferingwith the life cycle of the influenza...
A New Era In Newborn Screening
... of age or later, when the hallmarks of PKU can be detected
in the blood bystandard tests. In recent years, h...sedon a technique called tandem mass spectrometry, detected
all cases of PKU whileeliminating 90 of 91 false positive results produced by the routine method. In...
Science Is On The Trail Of Sexual Predators That Dope Women
...am of thedrug-a typical prescription dose-the test detected
it in urine samples one weeklater while conventional tests did not. Urine samples from people who took nodrugs or other benzodiazepines gave negative results. People who work with the victims of drug rape welcome the idea of asimple test, av...
Study Offers Hope For Immune Reconstitution After HIV Infection
...ntity declines significantly with age. Still, they detected
TREC-containing T cells in blood samples from persons asold as 73 years. Elderly persons with intact thymus glands had significantlyhigher TREC levels than did elderly individuals whose thymus glands had beenremoved during heart surgery or other med...
UCSF Study Shows Drug Reduces Risk Of Spine And Hip Fractures By Half In Women With Osteoporosis
...o hadosteoporosis and previous spine fractures, as detected
by x-ray. Researchersfound that alendronate reduced the risk of hip fractures by 51 percent, spinefractures by 47 percent, and all clinical fractures by 28 percent. Alendronate, which is available as FOSAMAX in 72 countries including the UnitedStates...
Millions Of Americans With Glaucoma Could Save Sight With Early Detection, Treatment
...ot controlled," Dr. Berlin stated. "If glaucoma is detected
early, treatmentcan prevent the terrible consequences of eventual blindness." While there are several forms of the disease, typically only acute angle-closureglaucoma produces symptoms, including blurred vision, brow-aches, severe eyepain, haloes aro...
Visual Environment Can Affect Even Healthy Eyes --- Nature Works With Nuture For Good Vision
...t year of life so that a problem in one eye can be detected
early and prevent disrupting the growth of the fellow eye. Parents often wait until their children reach school age to have their eyes checked, but by then subtle problems in one eye may have already damaged the healthy eye as well. Dr. Brad...
New Theory May Explain Ritalin Action In Hyperactivity
...avioral responses. However, the scientists detected
no corresponding rise in dopamine toaccompany the behavioral change, leading them to believe that these changes wereregulated through more than just the dopamine system. Administering Ritalin or cocaine to the hyperactive knockout mice calmed...
An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient
...face, 8 such errors were made, 3 of which were not detected
and were left uncorrected. The most frequent programming error made with the old interface involved selecting the wrong mode (11 errors, 9 of which were eventually corrected). With the new interface, only 3 such mode selection errors occurred, all of...
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