Tag: "predict" at medical news
HPV testing helps identify potential cases of cervical cancer, meta-analysis suggests
...ith human papillomavirus (HPV) can more accurately predict
whether a woman with an equivocal cervical abnormality found on a Pap smear is likely to develop invasive cancer compared with a repeat Pap smear, according to a meta-analysis in the February 18 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute ...
Duke physicians predict risks of deadly infections after cord blood transplants
...ill survive has been a mystery. In an effort to predict
a child's risk of infection, Szabolcs studied the ...and die while others do not. "Our goal was to predict
which children would be at greatest risk for infection so that, in the near future, we can reinforce...
Exercise sharpens focus, decision-making among aging adults
...obic fitness. These changes allowed researchers to predict
improvements in performance on a decision-making task. The middle-frontal region of the brain is responsible for keeping goals of an activity in focus. The superior parietal area has been linked to many functions, including the spatial attention. Pa...
Database on blood and marrow stem cell transplants now available online
...new resource will make it easier for physicians to predict
outcomes of blood and marrow stem cell transplants and to tailor therapies to the specific needs of their patients," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of NIAID. "This effort is part of a long-range plan at NIAID to develop and disseminate geneti...
Study uncovers how stress and hormones lead to smoking relapse
...s in certain hormone levels after quitting smoking predict
potential for a smoker's relapse. They also found that men and women are affected by these factors differently. "We have found that stress affects men and women differently when it comes to nicotine addiction and relapse," says lead researcher Mustaf...
Patients should be allowed to pay for statins
...thatha and health economist, Richard Smith. They predict
that the cost of private treatment with monitoring by an NHS practice nurse would eventually be 93.66 a year. This is far less than average household expenditure on, for example, alcohol (320), clothes (380) and motoring (920), and may therefore be q...
Storing too much iron may put healthy women at increased risk for type 2 diabetes
...it is not clear if moderately elevated iron stores predict
the risk of developing type 2 diabetes among healthy individuals. The authors note that iron excess seems to contribute initially to insulin resistance and subsequently to decreased insulin secretion. Rui Jiang, M.D., Dr.P.H., from the Harvard Sch...
A common cleanser is cheaper and faster way to separate DNA for genetic analysis
...lutions," says Brody. "But there was no theory to predict
which compound would work better." After more than two months of trial and error experimentation, Brody settled on sodium boric acid. "It has great resolution at high voltages. I can now run a gel in 15 minutes using sodium borate as opposed to an ...
Lucky number? Seven factors may increase clot buster use for stroke
...oks like it should make a difference but it didn't predict
tPA use; it didn't predict
anything," Johnston said. "So we are not sure what that means." However, the ability of such a sys...
Cholesterol drugs may lower risk for mental impairment after stroke
...ion of changes in brain regions or structures that predict
Patients are less satisfied with better company doctor
...e company doctor can assess a number of factors to predict
the length of the absence. Important predictors of an unfavourable prognosis are a higher age, the employee being pessimistic about the length of absence, an average or high level of education, and a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or a depression. ...
Does the sleeping brain 'wake up' if only just a little with every snore?
...r. But doctors find these tests do not effectively predict
daytime consequences suspected to arise from sleep... sleep research that eventually might help doctors predict
who will suffer consequences of sleep apnea, and who will respond to treatment. "Complicated studi...
Sandia-developed foam likely would stop SARS virus quickly, Sandia/Kansas State team shows
...he program includes research to model air-flow and predict
the transport of airborne chemical and biological agents through buildings or aircraft. Kansas State University is a comprehensive, research, land-grant institution first serving students and the people of Kansas, and also the nation and the world....
New guidelines for drug studies for relapsed prostate cancer patients
... "We have not had good clinical models to help us predict
whether the prostate cancer patient with a rising PSA after a radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy should be treated or observed," explained Dr. Howard Scher, Chief of the Genitourinary Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and first author of th...
Predicting risk of poor outcomes in patients with heart disease using certain biomarker
...er placental growth factor (PlGF) in the blood may predict
the risk of heart attack or death for patients wit... a study to determine whether blood levels of PlGF predict
risk for death or nonfatal heart attack in patients with acute chest pain. Various measurements wer...
Why is this year's flu so severe?
...er some protection, although it is not possible to predict
how much. He notes that vaccines that use a weakened form of live influenza, such as the new nasally administered vaccine, may induce a broader immune response that offers better protection against such changes in the virus. The Vaccine Treatment...
Cancer markers news backgrounder: Future of cancer diagnosis, treatment lies in tumor 'barcode'
...s of protein changes that we can use to detect and predict
cancer and other diseases," Mills says. Subtypes...esearchers demonstrated that they might be able to predict
which women with early stage breast cancer could be cured by using a particular chemotherapy treatme...
Study suggests possible clue to miscarriage
...easurement of macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 can predict
miscarriage, such an assay could serve as a prognostic factor during gestation. However, the crucial question is whether the decrease in concentrations of macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 is an epiphenomenon or an important pathological mechanism pre...
'Science' showcases research on forgetting
... occurs. Intriguingly, Anderson and Gabrieli could predict
how much forgetting people in their experiment would experience, simply by examining how active their prefrontal cortex was when attempting to suppress memories. Anderson and Gabrieli's clear, straightforward neurobiological model for exploring motiv...
Software that minimises facial disfigurement
...eveloped for the film industry is being adapted to predict
how surgery on a particular person's face will alt... muscles and other soft tissue, it is difficult to predict
what will happen after the skin flaps are rejoined during the operation. Pieper began tackling thi...
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