Tag: "testing" at medical news
Initiative yields effective methods for anthrax detection; RAMP and MIDI, Inc., methods approved
...2.0. The MIDI method was subjected to exhaustive testing
of many strains of B. anthracis and of related strains to determine its ability to differentiate among them. The 11 laboratories involved in the study reported an acceptable overall sensitivity for B. anthracis identification of 96.3 percent....
People on food stamps can't afford heart-healthy meals
...rchers conducted two sets of extensive focus group testing
with six African-American women who had children under age 18 and six African-American women age 65 and older living alone. Women were targeted for this study because they generally make key dietary choices and influence lifestyle decisions for thei...
Metabolic syndrome associated with cognitive decline in elderly persons
...mmation had greater four-year decline in cognitive testing
scores than those without the metabolic syndrome, while those with the metabolic syndrome and low inflammation did not. "To our knowledge, this is the first study to document that the metabolic syndrome is associated with poor cognitive outcomes,...
St. Jude scientist to lead NCI Pediatric Preclinical Testing Program
...i-cancer agents potentially available for clinical testing
makes a rational agent-prioritization process esse...iven type of childhood cancer. The PPTP will begin testing
agents in early 2005. "This is the first attempt to evaluate new drugs...
New study to use electronic medical records to improve care of patients with diabetes
...standing of the literature to make decisions about testing
and treatment. With the electronic medical record, there are opportunities for the providers to be given alerts when care is out of standard guidelines, and to assist the physicians in making care decisions for their patients. "In this new approac...
New compounds effective against Alzheimer's disease onset and progression
...are now seeking to raise the funding necessary for testing
in humans. Collaborating with Watterson and Van Eldik on this research were Jeffrey M. Craft, a medical scientist predoctoral student in the Drug Discovery Training Program, and Wenhui Hu and Hantamalala Ranay Ranaivo, postdoctoral scholars in the ...
Genetic testing can identify ischemic and nonischemic heart failure
...searchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that genetic testing
can be effectively used to distinguish between hea...e test. This gene profile was later validated by testing
it against 38 other tissue samples, including 14 provided from the University of Minnesota. These t...
Occult hepatitis B in dialysis patients
...s is four to five times higher than standard HBsAg testing
would suggest. These findings are published in the...rmed liver biochemistry, HBV serology, and HBV-DNA testing
by real-time polymerase chain reaction with two independent primer sets. Only two of the participan...
FDA buys technology that identifies drug toxicity to heart
...l and drug development arena." More comprehensive testing
of the heart's reaction to medications is not only...efore, the goal among those who are developing and testing
new treatments is to identify the cardiovascular risks to patients at the earliest possible stage. T...
UCSF receives $21 million NIH contract for sexually transmitted infection research
...vaccines. "We will be conducting the initial human testing
-- Phase I safety trials -- of the most promising and safest vaccine, microbicide, STI treatment and diagnostic products in the pipeline. Our goal is to get new products, if proven safe, into efficacy trials faster and then, if efficacious, into the...
Less risks for patients participating in early phase cancer drug trials
...linic. Phase 1 clinical trials represent the first testing
of an investigational agent in humans. The major o...f the trials in our detailed analysis involved the testing
of targeted/biologic agents, which tend to have more favorable toxicity profiles compared with the [...
Jefferson neuroscientists studying new type of Alzheimer's drug to halt disease progression
...ersity in Philadelphia will begin a clinical trial testing
a new type of drug that attacks amyloid, the protein substance that accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients. The buildup of amyloid and the formation of tangles and plaques in the brain are thought to be major causes of the mind-rob...
Research news from the AGA
...rmining who will be required to undergo additional testing
for colon cancer," said Chin Hur, MD, MPH, lead study author. "This study underscores the importance of determining what size polyp is clinically significant and warrants further research." Currently, colorectal screening compliance in the Un...
New quick test for drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea
...is that it does not require collection, culture or testing
of the bacteria themselves - called Neisseria gonorrhea. Instead, the genes linked to resistance can be identified in urine samples or in leftover products from other commonly used diagnostic techniques, the Hopkins team reports. This new applicatio...
Studies demonstrate positive data in treatment of hepatitis C
BOSTON Data from two ongoing studies testing
new approaches for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) this afternoon. Presented by principal investigator Nezam Afdhal, M.D., Chief of Hepa...
Improved acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment offers hope for eliminating irradiation
...for treatment failure. For example, we are already testing
a new treatment for high-risk patients with ALL carrying the Philadelphia chromosome."...
Genetics testing saves health care dollars
for disorders, especially in large families, can s...of medicine, and we want to show that this form of testing
is worthwhile," said Dr. Dawna Gilchrist, a specialist in adult medical genetics at the University o...
Psychotherapy, meds best for youth with obsessive compulsive disorder
...that the focus of research turn to identifying and testing
dissemination strategies for CBT," the researchers add. There were no episodes of mania, suicidality, or other serious adverse events during the course of the study....
Screening for virus RNA could increase safety of organ & tissue transplantation
...ce) and colleagues determined whether nucleic acid testing
(NAT) could detect HIV RNA or hepatitis C virus (H...(and cell) donors is highly feasible because viral testing
can be done every day and can be based on standardised, partly automated, commercial techniques and ...
100,000 excess civilian deaths after Iraq invasion
...arch we publish today was completed under the most testing
of circumstances - an ongoing war. And therefore certain limitations were inevitable and need to be acknowledged right away. The number of population clusters chosen for sampling is small; the confidence intervals around the point estimates of mort...
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