Tag: "detection" at medical news
Faster detection of bacteria in water, food
...y and "fingerprint" the bacteria. The speed of the detection
process also makes it useful in detection
of contaminants from potential terrorist actions. Current tests can take days to produce results an...
Heartburn surgery helps lung transplant patients
...e the surgery earlier rather than later. "Earlier detection
and treatment may prevent irreversible damage to the transplanted lung caused by the aspiration of gastric contents," he said. While the study showed a clear benefit of the fundoplication surgery for lung transplant patients, what is still not clear...
Heart health should be the front line of diabetes care
...ctors associated with the metabolic syndrome, thus detection
of insulin resistance relatively early in life offers the opportunity to identify at an early stage those people likely to develop blood fat abnormalities, HBP and ultimately diabetes. A person with diabetes who smokes is at double the risk for car...
Human papilloma virus test increases cancer detection rate, study finds
...f the routine Pap test significantly increases the detection
rate for cervical cancer and lowers death rates fr...t an additional 225 cancers per 100,000 women. The detection
of these cancers would decrease cervical cancer mortality by 59%. HPV is a sexually transmitted viru...
'SolarScan' for earlier skin cancer detection
...e SolarScan playing an important role in the early detection
of skin cancer in this country and around the worl...has also had recent success with a cervical cancer detection
device Truscan which is currently undergoing clinical trials in Australia and Europe....
Emotional problems of children living in war zones not recognised
Health professionals need to be trained in the detection
and treatment of the emotional disturbances associated with childrens exposure to war zones and political violence, conclude authors of a study in this weeks issue of THE LANCET. Children living in war zones are at a high risk of developing post-tr...
Columbia study finds differences in PSA, PSA density test measurements for Caucasian, Hispanic men
...ce of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests in the detection
of prostate cancer in Hispanics as compared to Caucasians. The study shows when the test is extended to the point of measuring PSA density (PSAD), it is better able to predict whether a man has malignant or benign disease if the man is a Caucasian th...
First consensus guidelines on lightning safety issued before summer storms
... to begin days or hours before a large event.) If detection
or warning systems are used, train personnel in their use. Designate safer areas. (Some golf tournaments provide school buses for spectators to sit in while a storm passes.) Plan for routing and evacuating people. Display appropriate signage. Ed...
New diagnostic faecal test could identify colorectal cancer
...e of THE LANCET describe a new technique where the detection
of a specific protein in faeces could be a marker ...ents known to have colorectal cancer; there was no detection
of the protein in any of the 25 healthy individuals (the control group). Nicholas Coleman comments:...
Serious physical illness linked to suicide in later life
... the authors. Further research should focus on the detection
and treatment of depression and suicidal ideation in the context of physical disease, they conclude....
Osteoporosis is costly for Californians, according to UCSF researchers
...n later ages. It is critical that we promote early detection
so that interventions can prevent fractures. In addition to hospitalizations and nursing home care, estimates include costs of physician services, medications, emergency department visits, and home health care. Indirect costs the value of lost prod...
Northeastern's CenSSIS announces research agreement with ART Advanced Research Technologies
... optical and infrared imaging technologies for the detection
of anomalies in the medical sector and the electronics industry, are pleased to announce that ART has recently become a business partner and member of CenSSIS. As a CenSSIS partner, ART will have complete access to, and the ability to leverage, all c...
Progress and future directions for management of hepatitis C
... majority experience chronic infection, defined as detection
of the virus in blood over at least a 6-month period. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne infection, and transmission now occurs primarily by injection drug use, high-risk sexual behaviors and occupational exposures such as ac...
Dartmouth researchers question use of tobacco funds
...eNY-ELCAPto "help develop the best means for early detection
and successful treatment of lung cancer." Under th...ls needed." They conclude, "The benefits of early detection
and the value of screening are intuitively appealing ideas. It would be hard to find a more worthy t...
PET/CT may identify 'vulnerable' aortic plaque
...e aortic wall FDG uptake finding may be useful for detection
of patients at increased risk for future cardiovascular events." "We believe that the aortic wall FDG uptake may be a sign of vulnerable' plaque, and it clearly did not correspond to calcification in general," said co-author Richard L. Wahl, MD, Di...
Novel diagnostic tool detects life-threatening infections faster than standard nuclear imaging tests
... radiopharmaceutical recently FDA approved for the detection
of lung cancer, was effective in identifying the p...lood cells have collected to fight infection. The detection
of abnormality often depends on the concentration of the tracer over many hours or days before the a...
Mayo Clinic researchers develop a new imaging test for diagnosing breast cancer
...from this disease is stage-dependent, making early detection
the key to survival. These considerations, along with the limitations of mammography, motivated Mayo Clinic researchers to develop this study. "Mammography does not work as well for women with dense breasts, those who have had lumpectomies or premeno...
More than 10 million developed cancer in 2000
...ancer rate worldwide, to the advances in the early detection
and treatment of some major cancer types particula...ll, therefore, largely depend on progress in early detection
New research brain abnormalities appear early in psychoses
...their first episode of psychosis, suggesting early detection
and even prevention may be possible. Early detection
could be crucial because psychiatrists agree that early treatment of psychoses gives the patient the...
Similar pathways may be involved in hereditary and sporadic ovarian cancers
...ovarian carcinogenesis may lead to improvements in detection
and therapeutic strategies, potentially improving the management of ovarian cancer patients," Hedenfalk concludes....
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