Tag: "predict" at medical news
Uric acid and heart disease
...ric acid, uric acid levels do not help to usefully predict
the risk of CHD....
Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing
...ncreases. "We know that organizational work traits predict
important things like patient mortality, nurse retention and job satisfaction in hospitals," said Flynn, a Center Valley, PA, resident. "So we want to find out if these organizational traits, which help support and enhance a nurse's work environment ...
New evaluation tool reliably predicts recovery from coma
...robehavioral functioning that will help physicians predict
the likelihood of a patient recovering consciousness during coma from severe brain injury within the first year of injury--with up to 86 percent certainty. The study, by Theresa Pape, DrPH, and colleagues, is described in a two-part series in Volume ...
Can you read my mind? W.M. Keck Foundation funds innovative brain research at Carnegie Mellon
...y also have created a computational model that can predict
what brain activity will occur when a person reads a sentence. "We can train our machine learning programs by showing them activity from one person's brain. It looks at other activity from the same brain and it can tell with 90 percent accuracy whet...
Success of liver transplantation may be most influenced by three risk factors
...ry models of pretransplant characteristics to help predict
postransplant survival," the authors conclude. "In...g easily accessible variables that will accurately predict
postransplant and patient survival. Such a model could be used to make recipient-specific organ allo...
Physicists find patterns within seemingly random events of physiological systems
...onfigurations of polymer molecules so as to better predict
the macroscopic behavior of polymers. Interdisciplinary science research at the Center includes studies of cardiac dynamics, the statistical mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease, and simulations of liquid water....
Countywide forecasts of water use available for Illinois, Midwest
...nship between water use and factors most likely to predict
or explain water use, Dziegielewski said. It also offers perspective on the challenges facing water-system managers and regional officials in planning to meet future water-system infrastructure needs in the region. The regional report, available at ...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
... UIC School of Public Health. The researchers also predict
that the rapid rise in obesity among children and ... The findings are contrary to what some scientists predict
about human life expectancy, which assumes that past increases will continue indefinitely. Most fore...
Teenage highs and lows
...ality, family variables and religion, were used to predict
five stages of marijuana involvement: (1) initiation of experimental use, (2) initiation of regular use, (3) progression to regular use, (4) failure to discontinue experimental use, and (5) failure to discontinue regular use. Dr van den Bree said: "W...
Mayo Clinic discovers 'new pathway' against pancreatic cancer
...bly important. "Based on the literature, you would predict
the opposite of what we found. But in fact, we determined that we can decrease a known regulator of cancer cell survival -- in effect, turn this regulator off -- and when we do, the pancreatic cancer cells undergo apoptosis (commit cell suicide) and...
Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
CHICAGO White blood cell (WBC) count may predict
cardiovascular events and risk of death in postmenopausal women who are not currently identified by traditional cardiovascular risk factors, according to an article in the March 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives jour...
Computational tool predicts how drugs work in cells, advancing efforts to design better medicines
...ive field of research, there have been few ways to predict
optimal drug design. The molecular targets of man...ing the ability of the resulting network models to predict
gene and pathway targets for a variety of drug treatments. Finally, they used the tool to predict
Combining PET and CT scans leads to more accurate radiation therapy for lung cancer patients
...e shown to have a higher accuracy than CT scans to predict
which lymph nodes contain cancer cells and which do not. PET scans alone do not give enough anatomical information to accurately define the tumor volume....
Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure
...en years to determine the ability of BDI scores to predict
death. In general, patients with a BDI score of 10 are considered mildly depressed, while patients with scores of 12 to 19 can be considered mild to moderately depressed. Jiang said that the traditional cutoff value of BDI for assessing the prognosti...
English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early
...n the Arizona Abstinence-Only Education Program to predict
the probability of onset of sexual intercourse based on age, gender, family structure, program location, religiosity, free school lunch, grades, rural residence, acculturation, and ethnicity. Specific attention was given to the influence of their in...
Study: Two brain systems regulate how we call for help
... brain activity in these two regions allowed us to predict
with nearly 80 percent accuracy how much each individual monkey called for help," says Kalin. The researchers were somewhat surprised to find reduced activity in the amygdalas of the most vocal animals, since increased amygdala activity is associated...
MRI better than current standard in assessing neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer
...he size of their tumor, and MRI is the best way to predict
if the chemotherapy is working, preliminary results of a study show. If the chemotherapy is successful, then the woman may be able to undergo breast-conservation surgery rather than a mastectomy. Currently, it is standard practice for the physician...
Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm
...pave the way for a fast, inexpensive blood test to predict
one type of deadly stroke that strikes 30,000 peop...uld be done with a fast, inexpensive blood test to predict
which patients with aneurysms are at risk. The experimental blood test researchers developed detects...
Chest radiographs can predict risk of death in SARS patients
...re black areas denoting air should be), they could predict
with a reasonable degree of accuracy whether the case of SARS in the patient was a potentially fatal one. "SARS usually presents as a chest infection. Similar to other types of chest infections, the lungs may show areas of opaqueness when a chest ra...
Other highlights in the March 2 JNCI
...her theoretical models of screening behavior would predict
the surprising finding that subjects who were given a choice between screening methods did not have a higher screening participation rate than subjects who were not given a choice. Contacts: Article: Nereo Segnan, Centro Prevenzione Oncologica Regio...
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