Tag: "screen" at medical news
First ethnicity-specific erectile dysfunction study shows prevalence among Hispanic American men
...led. Therefore, it is essential for physicians to screen
for ED, as it is often a symptom of other serious by treatable medical conditions." Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more than 31 percent of Hispanic Americans who die each year. Nearly 30 percent of Hispanic American men have cardiovascul...
USPSTF urges primary care doctors to screen all adults for depression
...Task Force (USPSTF) today recommended that doctors screen
all adult patients for depression. At the same time, the task force noted that doctors should have systems in place to support accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and follow-up of depressed patients. The new recommendations and a background artic...
Dental x-rays may detect potential for heart attack, stroke and death
Dental x-rays may provide a new tool to screen
for potentially life-threatening heart conditions and stroke, according to research presented by Stanley N. Cohen, M.D., Director of the Stroke Program in the Division of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The findings, presented at the 54th ...
Surprising findings on Medicaid kids and the ER
...gency cases, and all were over 6 months of age, to screen
out nervous parents of newborns. Stanley's research assistants used a structured interview format to interview parents as they came to the ER. Parents were asked about the symptoms and events that led them to bring the child to the ER, as well as the...
More evidence of possible link between hearing loss and CVD
...technology is sufficiently accurate and is used to screen
newborns for hearing loss and to monitor subtle effects of medications. We cant explain the gender differences that were uncovered during this study, but we hope that a follow-up study may shed more light on this, Torre says. Its possible that the a...
UIC tests prostate cancer vaccine
... years as a clinical marker for prostate cancer to screen
for and monitor the disease. In the trial, Peace will determine whether PSA can also be used therapeutically to help the immune system target prostate cancer cells for destruction. Studies in Peace's laboratory have shown that the vaccine causes sub...
Early cardiovascular disease found in asymptomatic individuals
...University of Minnesota, opened in January 2001 to screen
ostensibly healthy individuals in the Twin Cities community for detection of early markers for vascular and cardiac disease. A comprehensive array of noninvasive testing, not routinely available, was developed using techniques that have either been e...
Duke Cancer Center, ABC2 join to test brain cancer drugs
...w partnership will enable the Duke team to rapidly screen
and test new drugs in the lab, then move them into the clinic more quickly than traditional approaches within 18 to 24 months after testing to potentially save patients who are likely to die of this life-threatening disease, said Friedman. Research...
Overstocked blood drains nations supply
...d Rh typing (to determine blood type), an antibody screen
and a cross-match. In a cross-match, the patients...archers recommend only an ABO-Rh type and antibody screen
for aneurysm and AVM surgery and no type or screen
for carotid endarterectomy. A transfusion perfor...
Different parts of the brain handle fantasy and reality
... objects. They displayed the objects in pairs on a screen
and, in one case, they asked the subjects whether the two are identical or mirror images a basic mental rotation task. In the other case, they asked them whether the two objects were the same or different a basic object recognition task. The object...
Study finds direct link between computer use and vision problems in children
...angle for children computer users should view the screen
slightly downward at a 15-degree angle and about 3 feet away from the screen. Because 80 percent of a childs learning comes from vision, the Vision Council of America (VCA) and the AOA recommend that children should have their first comprehensive ey...
Keeping patients in touch with their lives and their treatments
...hospital is developing the use of a computer touch screen
to record and assess details about patients, the s...were asked to fill in a questionnaire on the touch screen
during the year 2000. They managed the touch screen
themselves and answered 31 questions aimed at a...
Early promise of simple screening for coeliac disease
...rgery, and seems to be a useful alternative way to screen
for coeliac disease, especially in patients with few or with untypical symptoms, and in risk groupsie, people with insulin dependent diabetes, Downs syndrome, autoimmune diseases, and first degree relatives of patients with coeliac disease....
Researchers demonstrate direct, real-time brain control of cursor
...thoughts alone can move a cursor across a computer screen
to hit a target. The research was conducted using ...ons is first recorded while a cursor on a computer screen
is moved to hit a target using a mouse-like handle. The scientists built a series of mathematical fo...
USC researchers define role of protein, discover cause of chromosome damage
...ext," said Ma, the papers first author, "is try to screen
for drugs that inhibit Artemis, because this might be useful from a cancer therapy standpoint. If we could just give a pulse of drug inhibitor for a while, we might be able to focus the effects of radiation therapy, for instance, by not allowing the...
Health and fitness facilities need defibrillators
... 1998, in which fitness facilities were advised to screen
clients for cardiovascular disease, train staff members to recognize and respond to cardiac arrest, have in place written emergency response policies and procedures for cardiac emergencies, conduct regular cardiac drills, and ensure that trainers and...
Early breast and ovarian cancers detected in high-risk women
...asound and a CA-125 blood test were recommended to screen
for ovarian cancer. In this group, five ovarian cancers were detected. All of the ovarian cancers were found at an earlier stage than typical for this disease, which tends to be diagnosed after the cancer has spread to other areas. Among the 90 women...
Duke researchers identify age at onset genes for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
...c. The Duke research team conducted a genomic screen
-- the first ever designed to study age at onset of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases -- of 449 families with multiple family members with Alzheimer's disease and 174 families with multiple family members with Parkinson's disease. The age of onset...
Bridging the language barrier
...em for future reference. The second touch screen
application will be a diabetes education program that instructs the patient and records their responses to the computer prompts. Health care workers will then evaluate the patient's needs for additional education on diabetes. ...
Filatov Eye Institute contests validity of recent study
...ified, Board-certified LASIK surgeons who properly screen
their patients to determine good candidacy prior to surgery. The rates of complications increase significantly when a patient is in less experienced hands. Todays technological advances, which compensate for eye movements during surgery, not only b...
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