Tag: "detection" at medical news
Halas wins innovator award in fight against breast cancer
...antages over current standards of care: * earlier detection
-- nanoshells could increase imaging resolution e...e safe and comfortable for patients. * integrated detection
and treatment -- in a single visit, nanoshell technology could be used to locate a tumor, provide r...
One drug, two targets
...ted how this targeted approach allows more precise detection
of cancer cells by using nuclear imaging technique...Electric, focused on developing new agents for PET detection
of cancer, supported importation of these isotopes. The isotopes are positron (beta+) emitters that ...
Physics and medicine in San Diego
...vided by the breast CT scan will result in earlier detection
of breast cancer, which means saving lives. Boone ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) expects that the X-ray dose for his CT process should not exceed the dose used in routine mammography. He expects the breast CT scanner to undergo phase-2 clinical t...
Is there a way to derail the children's 'Allergy March'?
... for the pediatric population. He notes that early detection
of allergies is key to management of the disease progression. This can entail linking allergic syndromes to a specific age, identifying the underlying genetic hypersensitivity to the disease (atopy), and developing an allergen avoidance and treatment...
Most women can skip Pap smears after hysterectomy
...seeking a regular Pap smear for the prevention and detection
of cervical cancer. The test was a huge factor in reducing the rates of women dying from cervical cancer. For women with total hysterectomies, even if the Pap smear is not necessary, that annual trip to the doctor still is. "The Pap smear was always ...
Innovations in hearing loss detection & treatment
...terans Affairs (VA), focuses on innovations in the detection
and assessment of hearing loss and important research on home and community accessibility for users of wheelchairs and social integration of people with physical disabilities. A single-topic issue on translational research in spinal cord injury was ...
Stanford researchers weigh risks vs. benefits of self-referred body scanning
...mpared to the benefits. Benefits may include early detection
of disease along with a sense of empowerment scans may offer to individuals concerned about their overall well-being. The paper's authors, however, raise questions regarding the risk of radiation exposure associated with CT scanning, which can delive...
Other highlights in the August 6 issue of JNCI
...m Management Published: Despite advances in early detection
and effective treatment, cancer remains one of the most feared diseases. The most common side effects of cancer and its treatments are pain, depression, and fatigue. In July 2002, the National Institutes of Health convened a State-of-the-Science Conf...
JAMA study: Medicare coverage boosts cancer, cholesterol screening for previously uninsured adults
...l to save many lives through prevention or earlier detection
and treatment of major medical conditions such as cancer or heart disease."...
Early detection of lung cancer possible with CAT and PET scans
... cancer in high-risk individuals; however the high detection
of benign lesions has hampered the introduction of large-scale screening programmes. Ugo Pastorino from the National Institute of Cancer, Milan, Italy, Peter Boyle from the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy, and colleagues investigated t...
New model predicts likelihood of prostate cancer prior to biopsy
...s. This new model -- a nomogram -- predicts the detection
of prostate cancer in men with a prostate specific antigen (PSA) level of less than or equal to 10 ng/ml. Prostate cancer screening using a PSA test has been associated with a decline in prostate cancer deaths in the United States. About 10 percen...
Cutting with light
...soon be developed for removal, preventive cavities detection
and using different wavelength to vaporize cavities beneath the tooth surface. Laser Facts "Laser" is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. A laser is an intense beam of monochromatic light used to do everyth...
Detection of glycoprotein could indentify ovarian and uterine cancers with poor prognosis
of a specific protein molecule could help oncologi...varian cancers and in 20 of 72 uterine cancers. L1 detection
was a bad prognostic factor for patient survival. Patients with L1-positive uterine tumours were at ...
Alcohol may compound its damaging effects through frontocerebellar circuitry
...a predictor of visuospatial test performance." The detection
of relationships between brain structures and specific functions has been elusive in alcohol research, said Sullivan. "One reason may be that the approach to seeking them, that is, connecting one cortical brain locus with one behavior, was too simpl...
North American mammographers prone to more false positives, study finds
...t any apparent benefit in terms of a higher cancer detection
rate, according to a study in the September 17 iss...abnormal without substantially lowering the cancer detection
Differences in cancer screening rates reported
...ps. Lower screening rates reduce the odds of early detection
for hundreds of thousands of Californians and survival rates for those who contract cancer. The report was based on data from the 2001 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2001) and funded by The California Endowment. Researchers examined screeni...
Sandia nanolaser may help extend life-spans by rapidly analyzing possible neuroprotectant drugs
...cally altered, which makes cell identification and detection
easier. UNM's Keep, who is also chief executive officer of the Albuquerque-based Swedish-American company Maas BiolAB, has contributed the neuroprotective agent Cyclosporin A, for which his company holds a patent. According to Keep, Cyclosporin A doe...
Uninsured face higher death risk from aorta problems
...ct: that there's a deadly downside to the delay in detection
and treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms that r...omes among those who are least likely to get early detection
and management of their aneurysms." The authors note that three factors may conspire to keep uninsur...
Health experts and actress highlight major breakthrough in fight against cervical cancer
...e progress that has taken place in cervical cancer detection
and treatment over the past year. The new HPV DNA test was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this past spring for use in conjunction with a Pap test in primary cervical cancer for women 30 years and older. To date, the American Colle...
Neurons that play truth or consequences
...ay makes it unlikely that the purpose of the error detection
that we discovered in the ACC is to correct actions as they take place," said Schall. An influential theory about ACC function has suggested that the brain is sensitive to the conflict that arises when tasks are too complex and subjects are being ask...
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