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OHSU study: Rate of brain volume loss predicts dementia

...e. The rate of brain volume loss may help doctors predict whether a patient will develop dementia before they even start showing signs of the disease, Oregon Health & Science University researchers discovered. Scientists at the Layton Center for Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Research in the OHSU School of Med...

Univeristy of Utah anesthesiologists on front lines in battle against post-operative pain

...onse to fentanyl, the anesthesiologist was able to predict a safe and effective dose of opioid that was "tailor made" for each patient. They found that the amount of fentanyl needed to cause respiratory depression in the opioid tolerant study subjects averaged 20.74 nanograms per milliliter. The amount need...

Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: May 2004

...ter on Aging, used age, weight, height, and sex to predict how many calories people require and a calculated cutoff range (22% in this particular survey) to detect whether people either over or under estimated the amount they reported they ate in the survey. Eating amounts under or over this 22% window is n...

Cutting-edge sensors and software tests will help protect Pentagon from airborne hazards

...or potential airborne toxins near the Pentagon and predict their motion and impact on the building. The knowl...puter models--each with a different strength--that predict weather conditions from the entire Washington region inward to the Pentagon itself. Information is r...

Data announced at ISHLT: Molecular testing proves effective in monitoring heart transplant rejection

...plantation and to determine the assay's ability to predict clinical outcomes. A major challenge physicians f...ne expression can identify the quiescent state and predict future occurrence of rejection during the first year after cardiac transplantation. "The...

Other highlights in the April 21 JNCI

...94%, according to a new study that uses a model to predict the clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness associated with various screening and vaccination strategies. HPV causes nearly all cervical cancers. Screening with the Pap test can prevent cervical cancer, but it is not available to all women or used r...

Jefferson scientists find how HIV causes dementia

... our next step." He notes that no one knows how to predict which HIV-infected individuals go on to develop dementia, though it's likely that certain unidentified genetic differences make some individuals more susceptible....

A rose by any other name

... much so that the patterns of one could be used to predict activity in other brains when viewing the same segment. "Despite our strong sense of individuality, such a high level of agreement between subjects implies that our brains 'tick together' when exposed to the same visual environment," says Malach. ...

Heart transplant survival: Results may be key to rejection prevention, detection, treatment

...esults (Abstract #28) Using molecular testing to predict clinical outcomes for heart transplantation Outcomes of a prospective multi-center trial (Abstract #192) Protection from transplant disease (graft vasculopathy) with use of sirolimus from time of heart transplantation Results from a two-year stud...

Personalized treatment goal of IU breast cancer study funded by $10 million DoD grant

...es of genomics, proteomics and pharmacogenetics to predict individual response to standard therapeutic treatment and new drug therapies for patients with advanced breast cancer. "Individual drugs for advanced breast cancer routinely fail to benefit the majority of women treated. As a result women with advanc...

Sleep problems in early childhood may predict substance use during adolescence

...ms at ages three to five years could significantly predict the onset of any use of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana and illicit drugs at 12 to 14 years of age. Wong said the findings in this study are similar to those observed in adult studies. Tim Roehrs, director of research at the Sleep Disorders C...

Are toddlers who can't sleep at higher risk of becoming teens who smoke, drink or do drugs?

...pression in late childhood, these problems did not predict the onset of substance abuse independent of sleep problems. The researchers note that early onset of alcohol use is known to be linked to a higher risk of later alcohol abuse and dependence, as well as injuries, violence and drunk-driving. If slee...

New light shed on atrial fibrillation after bypass surgery

... risk index that should be better able to not only predict which heart surgery patients are at higher risk fo...r or not there is a genetic marker that would help predict which patients are most at risk. They also plan to follow these patients long-term to see what happe...

Transformation of heated meat substitutes is unpredictable

...ting, and more importantly, it will be possible to predict this in advance. The research is part of the NWO research programme 'Protein Foods, Environment, Technology and Society' (Profetas). This programme is examining the possibilities for a fundamental shift in our diet. Researchers from various discipli...

Molecular analyses of leukemia patients suggest strategies for better treatments

...trials, such information will enable physicians to predict with great accuracy how a specific patient will respond to a particular treatment, and to design treatments that will be the most effective but least toxic. Breakthroughs in genetic analysis of ALL have also provided evidence that some cases of ALL ...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 6, 2004

... presence of severe coronary artery stenosis or to predict coronary heart disease. This recommendation applies to screening with resting electrocardiography, exercise treadmill test, or electron-beam computerized tomography scanning for coronary calcium....

Study identifies predictors of Alzheimer's disease longevity

...iagnosis could help families and physicians better predict long-term survival in individuals with AD. These insights also could help public health officials refine cost projections and plan services for the growing number of older Americans at risk for the disease. The study, funded by the National Institute...

HeartScore(R): New tool for cardiovascular disease risk prediction and management

...ore is an excellent tool to help physicians better predict and discuss risk factors with their patients. We, the ESC, are confident that HeartScore will help both in the appropriate usage of prevention guidelines by physicians, but also in the communication of crucial prevention messages to the individuals ...

Better predictors are needed for posttraumatic stress disorder in children

Philadelphia -- Clinicians seeking to predict which acutely traumatized children are in need of more extensive follow-up should not rely solely on assessment of acute stress disorder (ASD) as a diagnostic tool. Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that only one in five child...

Blood test for liver cancer risk

...er scientists have developed a blood test that can predict some future cases of liver cancer in hepatitis B p...r the presence of HBV mutations in the blood could predict future cancers, the researchers monitored 120 people in China, where liver cancer and HBV infection ...

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