Tag: "identify" at medical news
Why does an anti-depressant work for some people, but not others?
...ions during drug treatment. It's also the first to identify
brain areas that appear to be critical to illness remission in that they behave like a "switcher" in a railway yard -- deciding what track a train will take. Dr. Helen Mayberg, with her colleagues Drs. Steven Brannan, Janet Tekell and Arturo Silva,...
Gender differences in private substance abuse treatment retention
... the study's findings. "Clinicians may be able to identify
patients who are at risk of dropping out of treatment," she said. "Providers might offer some psychiatric services or psychiatric referrals for women with psychiatric problems, or motivational enhancement therapy for men who need to increase their m...
Doctors use novel methods to more effectively treat lung cancer
...maging technique than Computed Tomography (CT), to identify
lesions, determine the extent and spread of the cancer, and detect the presence of early disease in the lymph nodes. Cancer causes changes and obstructions in the lung tissue that make it difficult to clearly see the tumor when planning radiation tre...
New medical research shows protein jump signals who suffers arthritis before X-rays show damage
.... "This work shows that there may be a way to identify
osteoarthritis early," said lead investigator Dr. Joanne Jordan, research associate professor of medicine at the UNC-CH School of Medicine. "It also shows that doctors shouldn't just dismiss patients complaining of joint pain as being complainers or ...
High success rates for variety of heroin addiction treatment medications
...s, and this study is important because it helps to identify
the most effective treatments for this devastating addiction, explained Dr. Alan I. Leshner, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health, which provided funding for the research. This study also furthers our...
Brain imaging technology can reveal what a person is thinking about
...chnology available to us today, we are now able to identify
the content of a person's thought, albeit in a very limited context," says Dr. Kathleen O'Craven, a cognitive neuroscientist who led the study at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. O'Craven is now with Toronto's Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest...
How to spot drugs that misfire
...es. This is a much quicker and simpler way to identify
the proteins than sequencing them directly. It als...have to isolate the proteins that bind to targets, identify
them and then work backwards to find out which genes made them. Xencor has already tested the me...
Smoking among teen-agers increases risk for anxiety disorders
...health into adulthood. Many teens begin smoking to identify
with an image of smokers as "cool," well-adjusted, and popular. Because of this tendency, replacing this attractive image with a portrayal of smokers as overly prone to panic attacks, anxiety, or agoraphobia might change teens' minds about taking up...
Survey finds chronic pain sufferers unsatisfied with pain treatments
...mmissioned the survey of more than 1,000 people to identify
the scope of pain management, including access and barriers to treatment within the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health, pain costs Americans more than $100 billion each year in health care costs and lost productivity. The...
Health clubs not fit for cardiac emergencies
... recommended by the American Heart Association, to identify
cardiovascular problems. Seventeen percent of the clubs reported at least one heart attack or sudden death at their facilities during the past five years. The screening questionnaire asks such questions as whether a person has had a heart attack, ...
Imaging technique predicts success of bypass surgery or angioplasty
...is indicates that MRI performed before surgery can identify
patients who are unlikely to benefit from the intervention and an unnecessary procedure can be avoided," Judd explained. Contrast-enhanced MRI is completely non-invasive; the contrast agents that are used in the studies are naturally flushed out of...
There are a few 'safe' days in menstrual cycle
... the event of ovulation. This signal was used to identify
days of ovulation during 696 menstrual cycles. In previous reports, Wilcox and colleagues had shown that the fertile window spans six days, ending with the day of ovulation. In the new report they find that sporadic late ovulation occurs even in ...
Differences in brain function make it hard for people with schizophrenia to interpret other people's feelings
...renia. The participants of the study were asked to identify
the expressions of a series of pairs of eyes, whil...s. The people with schizophrenia were less able to identify
the emoitions expressed by the eyes than the people without the illness. Using fMRI, researchers wer...
Insulin precursor linked with increased stroke risk; may represent new risk factor
...ich, when combined with other indicators, may help identify
persons at increased risk of cardiovascular diseas...roinsulin measurements should be routinely used to identify
high-risk patients. Other researchers participating in the Swedish study include Bo Dinesen, M.Sc...
Stress levels can affect success of pneumonia vaccinations
... produces killer T-lymphocytes that can identify
cells infected by the virus and kill them. But with bacterial infections - like pneumonia - the killer T-lymphocytes are not as important. Instead, B-lymphocytes, which ...
Alcohol and drug treatment among HMO patients
... other drugs (217 or 31%). The objectives were to identify
both treatment needs as well as risk factors for developing substance abuse-related problems among the two types of clients. "The two groups of clients in this HMO treatment population can be distinguished by demographic characteristics," explained T...
Landmark school-based 'social influences' smoking-prevention program found not to work
...y of its kind has found that teaching youth how to identify
and resist social influences to smoke - the main f...ention program was designed not only to help youth identify
and resist influences to smoke, but also to correct their inaccurate perceptions about smoking and m...
Researchers image language recovery after stroke
...a should reveal more about how the brain recovers, identify
factors that predict recovery and clarify the brain's own rehabilitation technique. This new project is supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as part of a $4.7 million grant awarded to a team of researchers led by M...
Early treatment of blinding eye disease in infants can prevent severe vision loss
... improved risk assessment model to more accurately identify
those infants who are at the highest risk for deve...eveloped by NEI-supported researchers, was used to identify
high-risk infants early in the disease. The risk model assessed birthweight, ethnicity, being a sin...
Drinking and drugging can be painful
... physicians, especially family physicians, need to identify
female abusers, assess their treatment needs, and see that those needs are met." Degutis added that, in the context of discussing substance-abuse disorders, a more fundamental issue must first be addressed. "Addiction is a brain disease," she sai...
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