Tag: "testing" at medical news
Auditory test to help identify learning impaired
...e to a diagnosis of a learning problem and current testing
methodologies have not been consistent or reliable for diagnosing individuals with learning disabilities," said Gabriel Raviv, chairman and chief executive officer, Bio-logic Systems Corp. "The BioMAP adds to the existing battery of behavioral and ev...
Pathogen-mimicking vaccine as strategy for cancer therapy
...Institute (CRI) and the LICR. "What we're doing is testing
a novel adjuvant, a compound that stimulates the immunological response to a vaccine, which is essentially tricking the immune system into thinking the vaccine is a bacterial infection," says lead author Dr. Daniel Speiser from the LICR Lausanne Bran...
Opportunity missed: TIA patients receive less aggressive attention than those with stroke
...st strokes. TIA patients received less diagnostic testing
than stroke patients, but nearly all TIA and stroke patients underwent a brain CT. MRI was performed on 69 percent of TIA patients and 72 percent of stroke patients. Ultrasound tests, which are important in identifying stroke risk and planning th...
Binghamton University launches microelectronics research center
...h programs. The CAMM will also provide large-scale testing
whereby academic research groups can test their work for manufacturing applicability without the high costs and risks typically associated with such activities. "This award acknowledges Binghamton University's stature as a leader in small scale syste...
Inflammatory cells highly promising target in NF 1
... neurofibromatosis. They hope to begin preliminary testing
in humans by the end of this year, and are experimenting with potential drug compounds now. Dr. Clapp, professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology, said one target of their efforts will be mast cells, which are immune system cells that...
State of the heart news conference
...l of the American Heart Association: Non-invasive testing
addressing underuse of these tests in women PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis and referrals for procedures like balloon angioplasty in women When: Tuesday, February 1, 2005 9:30 10:00 a.m...
Cardiac imaging is underused in women to diagnose disease
...nt also says that current approaches to diagnostic testing
may need to be varied when applied to female patie...ting ECG should be referred for exercise treadmill testing
if they are capable of exercise, Mieres said. For women with abnormal resting ECG, or women who ar...
Clinicians report missing patient information is common
...ten dictate referral patterns for consultation and testing
so that primary care offices must communicate with...an be taken to the emergency department, hospital, testing
facility, and consultants. Patients can serve as an additional safety buffer in the constant struggl...
Calcium and vitamin D most effective for treatment of Crohn's-related bone loss
...lts imply that physicians should only consider BMD testing
and drug therapy for patients who are at higher risk for osteoporosis and fractures, not those who merely have Crohn's disease as a diagnosis," said Bernstein....
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...Boggs said. "Our objective is to complete clinical testing
and be able to put bladder control implants in humans by the year 2010," said Grill, who plans to carry out human experiments at Duke to follow up the research with cats. Today, people with SCI typically manage their bladders with catheters or an i...
Background 'DWI' checks effective
...r airlines are required to perform regular, random testing
throughout the year, and on a minimum of 10 percent of employees with safety responsibilities, including pilots. While the number of alcohol-related infractions is low, statistics compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration indicate that about o...
Women want annual pap smears
...s of 360 women aged 40 or older about reducing Pap testing
frequency and eventually stopping the test completely. When questioned about their preferences for screening, 75% preferred screening at least annually (12% chose screening every 6 months). More than two thirds said that they would try to continue be...
Article highlights confusion about Homeland Security safety symbols
...Selection of concepts through testing. Preliminary testing
of concepts can allow designers to identify and av...immediate comprehension. Iterative comprehension testing
and rapid prototyping. Prototype symbols should be developed, tested, improved, and retested for com...
New method to fix cleft palate shows promise in Mayo Clinic lab study
... used in this study was too bulky, so they are now testing
another more agile apparatus, says Dr. Moore. "We continue to work on improving this procedure in the laboratory," says Dr. Tibesar. "We are not ready to perform this yet on human patients, but we are hopeful that day will come soon." Uldis Bite, ...
Common antidepressants lower effects of tamoxifen in many women
...ns anticipate important drug interactions. Genetic testing
may help identify a group of women who may experience greater benefit from tamoxifen or those who may benefit more from one SSRI than another, he said. This study is the first large-scale clinical trial to determine the influence of multiple genetic ...
Yale cardiovascular researcher named Bayer Fellow 2004-05
...Russel's clinical interests include cardiac stress testing
and nuclear imaging. He received a B.A. from Rice University in 1984 and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Houston in 1991. In addition to supporting the work of the Bayer Fellow, the Bayer initiative envisions greater inter...
Two minutes of magnetic stimulation can change your brain for an hour
...Professor Rothwell's team adapted the technique by testing
different patterns of repetitive magnetic pulses to the scalps of volunteers, delivered over a period of 20 to 190 seconds. The pulses were aimed at the motor cortex that controls muscle response, because effects on the motor cortex can be objectivel...
Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies
...llenge, and these patients will require additional testing
and evaluation to determine whether a prophylactic...y and secondary prevention Advanced diagnostic testing
including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac MRI and computed tomography Cardiac elec...
Other highlights in the January 19 JNCI
...al exams, according to a new study. The use of HPV testing
in the detection and prevention of cervical cancer...d data from two large NCI studies. They found that testing
for more than 10 HPV types increased the proportion of false-positive results by far more than it in...
Innovative WSU graduate program deals with mental health, deafness
...ess, mental health and therapy, plus interpreting, testing
and assessment, families, children, chemical dependency, mental illness, medications, forensics and deaf/blind issues. "Our program is dedicated to training mental health professionals and interpreters in understanding the characteristics, needs, cul...
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