Tag: "methods" at medical news
MRI shows liver tumors freezing in real time
...er is notoriously difficult to treat with standard methods
such as chemotherapy and open surgery. Physicians ...g surrounding tissue. "We are improving imaging methods
to monitor the ablation and closely observe the area that's being treated," Dr. Tuncali said. "That ...
Computer program helps doctors diagnose lung cancer
...nter are developing computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) methods
to make that assessment easier. A computer program reads the same scans the radiologist views, and the combined judgment of the computer and radiologist helps detect more cancers, the researchers found. "Our system is designed to help the radiologist...
New research shows stomach (gastric) cancer originates from bone marrow derived stem cells
.... "The implications of this study may lead to new methods
of diagnosis and treatment of many cancers particularly those that have been linked to chronic inflammation such as stomach, esophagus, lung, pancreas, liver, etc." A common assumption among cancer specialists is that most cancers originate from tis...
Study highlights importance of pesticide worker dermal exposure
...ufacturers. The study authors report that accurate methods
for estimating dermal exposure are important becau...he skin than was inhaled. The researchers compared methods
for estimating worker exposure by comparing residues found on clothing to levels of pesticide metabo...
ESA at the world's largest medical exhibition
...ean Space Agency will introduce highly progressive methods
in space medicine and their application on Earth. ... as well as for the testing of new instruments and methods
in weightlessness. For instance, the bone loss experienced by astronauts is intensely researched on ...
University of Manchester uses crystals to help battle deadly diseases
...tom. The problem faced by scientists using current methods
is the fact that it is not possible to detect ever...utron Protein Crystallography' improves on current methods
by probing protein structures with neutrons at temperatures of 15K (-258 degrees C), dramatically in...
Rutgers-developed biomaterial drives a technology transfer story toward success
... usually a long and costly research project. With methods
of combinatorial synthesis and computer modeling, however, Kohn's group identified a promising polymer composition in an exceptionally short time. Based on both the rapid development from concept to prototype, and the early success of pre-clinica...
Female condoms overlooked in fight against spread of HIV/AIDS
...n of AIDS. "Female condoms, and female barrier methods
in general, are a very important avenue of explora...by reproductive health care workers as second-rate methods
of barrier control against pregnancy, and so are not as strongly promoted as they should be for prot...
New sampling method to track HIV-risk behavior
...at RDS improves upon standard probability sampling methods
because it reaches members of the target population that would otherwise be overlooked. "For example, while drug injectors could be sampled from needle exchanges and from the streets on which drugs are sold, this approach misses many women, youths an...
Women taking breast enhancement pills swallow empty promises
... Lawrence. "There is always the chance that herbal methods
may have some sort of positive effect, but anyone living with a health condition or taking medications should be careful of the potential negative side effects." More than 254,000 women had breast augmentation in 2003, making it the second most popul...
Panel offers recommendations for monitoring adverse events from dietary supplements
...nt companies, it would be inappropriate to use the methods
being used for mandatory surveillance programs for prescription medications. The study authors noted that surveillance systems for dietary supplements had to be tailored to accommodate the voluntary and consumer-driven (as opposed to health care prof...
Subanalysis finds patient-controlled, transdermal pain management system may be comparable
...tistically-significant differences between the two methods
in patients' overall pain control, the amount of supplemental pain medication required, or the number of patients withdrawing from the study due to inadequate pain relief. Side effects were similar in both groups. "In 2002, there were more than a m...
Study finds computer vignette to be effective way to measure quality of physician practice
... The research team scored the three measurement methods
for quality of patient care in five domains: taking a patient history, performing the physical examination, ordering tests, making the diagnosis, and administering a treatment plan. Measured by the gold standard of standardized patient visits, the ph...
Jefferson scientists reveal how some types of rabies invade the brain
...s not just a single entity, and may have different methods
of infection and spread. "The classic picture of rabies has been changing in the last few years," he says. "We have new viruses that are phenotypically and genotypically different and which may cause different symptoms not only the classical symptom...
New female sterilization technique not only quicker and easier for patients, but cheaper
...omparative cost analysis of the aforementioned two methods
of female sterilization performed on women ages 27 to 45 who requested permanent sterilization atMayo Clinic from January to December 2003. The analysis included 43 cases of hysteroscopic sterilization and 44 cases of laparoscopic tubal ligation. The...
Burning anxiety: New treatment targets smokers with panic disorder
...sychology. By inducing panic symptoms through such methods
as having patients hyperventilate or breathe CO2-e...his research will lead to targeted, more effective methods
to help people with panic sensitivities quit the habit and in some cases, help them to avoid develo...
Initiative yields effective methods for anthrax detection; RAMP and MIDI, Inc., methods approved
...te, announced today the approval of two biodefense methods
for the detection of Bacillus anthracis (commonly ... Its purpose was to identify reliable analytical methods
to enable security, defense, and other federal agencies to make science-based decisions in the event...
OHSU unique in broadbased teaching of new breast exam recommendations
...there may be a better chance for survival. Various methods
of CBE are practiced widely. A 2003 study showed 90 percent of women 40 or older had received a CBE at some time, with about 75 percent having received one in the previous year. The OHSU program was founded to provide medical students, resident...
Leading tobacco manufacturer conceals links to tobacco research facility
...d work comprises papers that seek to cast doubt on methods
used to assess the effects of passive smoking."Professor McKee concludes: "we believe that it is essential that those involved in reviewing evidence on smoking and health should be aware of what appears to be the selective nature of what is eventuall...
Interventions can improve lifespan in patients with ischemic heart disease
...that when medical facilities select interventional methods
to lower cholesterol they experience improved morb...L-c) levels in their patients. The interventional methods
included: patient education materials mailed to patients, a pharmacotherapy clinic, and a paper poin...
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