Tag: "standard" at medical news
National Cancer Institute awards UNC-CH $5 million for unique prostate cancer studies
...nimal and human samples through a systemrelying on standard
and fluorescence microscopy and image analysis usingsoftware developed at UNC-CH to measure molecules of interest in prostatetissue. "In this country, almost 40,000 men are still dying of advanced prostatecancer every year," Mohler said. "Sin...
Researchers advocate improved breast cancer screening techniques
...y. More studies are needed to determinewhether the standard
techniques can be taught and how effective they can be inimproving the precision and accuracy of the clinical breast examination," saidBarton. This study was funded by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation....
UCSF breast cancer expert collaborates with Dalai Lama's doctor in Tibetan medicine study: Women needed to participate in trial
...ts are unknownbecause formal record keeping is not standard
in Tibetan medicine. Dhonden, who is based in Dhar...pies. Allpatients will be regularly monitored with standard
Western techniques includingphysical examinations, tomography scans and blood and liver function tes...
Telemedicine can be used for accurate diagnosis of stroke symptoms
...spital. Each patient was examined twice using the standard
NationalInstitutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)....puters with integrated video cameras, connected by standard
high-speed datatransmission lines. Neither neurologist had any prior knowledge of the studyparticip...
New 'real time' MRI stress test pictures heart in motion
...disease in patients whoare not good candidates for standard
stress tests, such as stressechocardiography. "T... what's happening inside theheart wall compared to standard
stress tests. The MRI stress test takes approximately 35 minutes, says Hundley, who adds thatpatien...
Results of NUVANCE phase I/II asthma trial presented
...in the placebo group, a mean of -13.2%. FEV1 is a standard
measurement of lung function that measures how much air a person can expel in one second. It is a clinical marker used to evaluate asthma severity, with a reduction in FEV1 indicating a worsening of asthma. The results described herein are b...
UF researchers show magnetic stimulation may be a safe alternative to shock therapy
...ents with clinical depression who do not respondto standard
medications. The treatment, called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), usespowerful magnetic fields that pulse in fractions of a second to induce a smallelectrical current in the brain, said Dr. William Triggs, an associate professor...
Mothers of chronically ill children often face depression
...l anemia, and heart disease. The mothers completed standard
questionnaires measuring their symptoms ofdepression, their children's daily activities, and their perceptions of "rolerestriction" -- the degree to which they felt that being a parent dominated theirlives and restricted their freedom. Symptoms of d...
Baby walkers may impede child development
...onths of age, and again threemonths later, using a standard
measure of physical and mental development. Parents provided information on when the infants achieved developmentalmilestones, such as sitting, crawling, and walking. All of the infants scored within established norms, the researchers say. Neverthele...
Each hour while they sleep, more than 26% of all Europeans stop breathing at least five times during ten seconds
...ere treated with CPAP compared to a groupreceiving standard
care but not CPAP.Among the patients with CSA, the beneficial effect was even more pronounced,with an 80% reduction in the rate of death and heart transplantation! "At thepresent time, said Douglas Bradley, this is an area that is almost completelyig...
Clinical trial demonstrates that bone marrow transplant followed by vitamin A-derivative treatment improves survival from a major childhood cancer
...that we have shown that this is animprovement over standard
chemotherapy, a way to improve the disease-freesur...ir tumors. A controlgroup of children received the standard
follow-up treatment of three cycles ofintensive chemotherapy alone. A second, randomly selected grou...
Study reveals many dental patients don't realize they have major medical conditions
...spital for a urinalysis, complete blood countand a standard
blood chemistry panel. While no patients in the study reported having diabetes, 15 percent testedpositive for the disease. In addition, only 5 percent of participants reported ahistory of abnormal cholesterol, while 56 percent tested positive forexc...
Nausea from anesthesia plummets with extra oxygen
...e administered during anesthesia compared with the standard
30percent oxygen. In both cases, the designated ox...emperature, Sessler noted, and this has now become standard
practice duringgeneral anesthesia. This summer, the research group reported finding that patients wi...
Harvard Med. School report warns of world health threat
...commends the immediate implementation of the WHO's standard
DOTS program so that all TB patients receive appropriate treatment. In areas where MDR-TB is already a problem, the report calls for the rapid implementation of the "DOTS-Plus" approach, under close WHO supervision. DOTS and DOTS-plus involve intens...
Chemotherapy plus radiation therapy for head and neck cancer increases survival rates of some patients
...gy (ASTRO) on November 1 in San Antonio, TX. "The standard
treatment for these patients is radiation therapy ...g the study, patients received weekly doses of two standard
chemotherapy drugs, carboplatin and taxol, used together for the first time, in addition to radiatio...
Research challenges conventional thinking on ways to treat prostate cancer
...enter has played a leadership role in defining the standard
of care for patients with cancer. In 1999, Memorial Sloan-Kettering was named the nation's best cancer care center for the seventh consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report....
Southeast appears to have a unique type of Lyme disease
...ilment Lyme disease that is not detectable by most standard
tests, according to Georgia researchers. Extensiv...n bitten by a tick. Before each patient began the standard
therapy of a three-week oral regimen of the antibiotic doxycycline hyclate, photographs, biopsies an...
Anti-HIV treatment improves immune system and fights sight-threatening eye infection
...py - called HAART - were able to stop taking their standard
anti-CMV medications safely and without progressio...is. "Some patients will no longer have to take the standard
anti-CMV treatments, which require life-long medication with a variety of anti-CMV drugs. These dru...
UF study shows contemporary method accurately predicts cancer risk
...erous. The same predictive power is available with standard
excisional biopsy, but that approach involves cutt... 1990 and 1997, categorizing the samples using the standard
criteria employed to assess cellular changes associated with breast cancer development. The patients...
Blood marker can signal trouble for individuals with heart disease
...des information that goes beyond clinical data and standard
non-invasive tests." Co-authors are Ernesto R. Ferreiros, M.D.; Carlos P. Boissonnet, M.D.; Rodolfo Pizarro, M.D.; Pablo F. Garcia Merletti, M.D.; Gianni Corrado, M.D.; and Arturo Cagide, M.D....
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