Tag: "missing" at medical news
Rehabilitation professionals in nationwide survey cite barriers to assistive technology transfer
...d levels of independent living, are so many people missing
out? Money is always going to be a problem. There is certainly not enough research funding trickling down to institutions. But there are things we can do as an industry to increase research and development funding, and to attack the myriad other ba...
Researchers discover potential skin cancer prevention target
... skin, the scientists used mice in which STAT3 was missing
in skin cells. These mice did not get skin cancer after treatment with a known cancer-causing agent, while mice with normal levels of STAT3 developed numerous skin tumors. Without STAT3, most of the damaged skin cells simply died, while those that su...
Pediatricians can help immigrant mothers by explaining child development, NICHD study suggests
...t on children's development, with mothers possibly missing
warning signs that their children need medical attention or early intervention services. The authors added that pediatricians could assist parents who lack knowledge of child development by taking steps to educate them about the topic. The study was ...
Researchers develop neural prosthesis allowing a monkey to feed self using only its brain
...he Pitt team developed an algorithm to fill in the missing
neuron signals, allowing them to get a useable signal from a manageable number of electrodes. The algorithm they developed to decode the cortical signals acts like a voting machine by using each cell's preferred direction as a label and taking a cont...
Sinusitis, bronchitis account for more than 30 million missed workdays each year
...erers, roughly one quarter (24.9 percent) reported missing
three or more days of work and another 23 percent ...ork as a result of their illness. Parents reported missing
additional time from work to stay home with children who developed sinusitis or bronchitis. About 21...
M. D. Anderson receives SPORE grant for melanoma research
...echnology advancements with melanoma research. The missing
link to get these findings to the patient is this next step - preclinical and early research. There's a huge collection of ideas that need to be expedited. With the SPORE's translational emphasis, clinician-scientists and laboratory-scientists are ab...
Life saving option replaces open heart surgery in newborns
...t heart syndrome (HLHS), babies are born basically missing
the left side of their heart and would die within the week without treatment," said Dr. Bacha, surgical director of the Congenital Heart Center at the University of Chicago. "The heart's main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, and the body's primar...
Doctors miss chances to provide diet, exercise counseling to patients at risk of heart disease
STANFORD, Calif. - Physicians are missing
opportunities to counsel patients already at risk of developing heart disease about the health benefits of improved diet and exercise, according to research from the Stanford University School of Medicine. In a study that tracked the results of physi...
Hunt for autism genes to be led by Hopkins researchers
...for combinations of genetic mutations and extra or missing
gene copies that are much less common, even in the...ortunities in medicine: the chance to identify the missing
or abnormal signals that prevent full development of a small set of nerve cells in the brain," says ...
Revolutionary HIV drug Fuzeon wins most prestigious award for innovation
...d that as many as 4 out of 5 eligible patients are missing
the opportunity to benefit from this breakthrough. To ensure all eligible patients who need Fuzeon can benefit from the drug Roche is currently working with physicians, patient organisations and government agencies. Education programmes are leading t...
Inflammatory marker may be early sign of blood vessel blockages
...f the person feels healthy. Our findings provide a missing
link between inflammatory markers in the bloodstream and the increased risk of a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack." Dr. Khandheria says the findings should cause doctors to take a closer look at patients who have elevated hs-CRP readings, ...
4 out of 5 eligible patients missing opportunity to benefit from latest HIV breakthrough
...ing the offer due to the fear of injection and are missing
out on the modern era of HIV therapy," comments Professor Joep Lange, President of the International AIDS Society. Comprehensive FUZEON benefits seen by 3 months and maintained at 2 years Dramatic FUZEON virological benefits can be seen as early as...
Study: Too few doctors ask teens about smoking
...ddressed tobacco use even less with younger teens, missing
an opportunity to intervene with those experimenting with tobacco use. Based on an audit of Wisconsin Medicaid medical records, researchers found those least likely to be asked about their smoking status were younger patients, patients who we...
Lifesaving potential of mammograms lost due to underuse
... who utilizes serial screening mammography and how missing
annual screening impacts actual breast cancer survival has not been as well studied. Dr. James Michaelson of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and colleagues from both MGH and the Harvard Medical School reviewed data from 72,417 women who rec...
Anaesthesia guidance system can reduce awareness during surgery
...ies to join in the efforts to ensure the sometimes missing
component in what was started in 1846-general anaesthesia."...
Hormone therapy may still offer important health benefits to postmenopausal women
...ll our conclusions on a single formulation, we are missing
health benefits that may be conferred by different formulations and treatment regimens." The researchers point out that how a drug is administered by pill or patch, for example -- can also be critical to how it affects the body. For example, when es...
St. Jude helps South American community achieve improved survival rates for leukemia
...tients so they can be contacted within 24 hours of missing
a clinic visit. "The NACC helped to reduce the possibility of parents missing
their child's treatment appointment or abandoning the treatment entirely," said Scott Howard, M.D., ...
Diabetes may be going unnoticed in many UK children
...sten to them. There are high costs associated with missing
a case of diabetes through lack of attention, ignorance, or unconscious discrimination against overweight children," they conclude....
Missing signal causes misrouting in certain degenerative eye diseases
...protein to the proper location within the cell, is missing
in the mutated gene. In healthy cells, the protein...on is connected to degeneration of the macula, the missing
piece involves the function of the gene. "What is the role of this protein in cellular pathways?" as...
Newly-described route to cancer solves a mystery in lung cancer
... they found that the p53 tumor suppressor gene was missing
or altered in most lung cancer cells and that the ...chromosome 3p (a region known as 3p21.3) are often missing
in lung cells at the very beginning of cancer development. "One of two inherited copies of this chro...
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