Tag: "tool" at medical news
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
... creation of the transgenic mouse model provides a tool
for exploring how the CK1 delta-T44A enzyme causes FASPS. It also offers a model for testing promising compounds directed at the enzyme to treat a variety of sleep disorders, whether resulting from biological or environmental factors. While FASPS is ...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...nt information about another potentially effective tool
for breast cancer prevention." Women enrolled in the ExCel research study will be randomized to one of two groups and all will take one pill per day for five years. Group A will take exemestane and Group B will take a placebo. Women will partic...
New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
...eloped as a CD-ROM cognitive-behavioural self-help tool
for the treatment of the eating disorder bulimia nervosa (BN), is set to revolutionise therapy. Bulimia nervosa is a common and disabling condition with significant personal, social and relationship costs. University of Glasgow psychiatrist Dr Chri...
Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database
... could become a powerful, sophisticated analytical tool
for health care providers and patients alike," the authors conclude. "Used appropriately, it could provide crucial guidance in selecting an expensive but wonderfully life-enhancing therapy."...
HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies
...ng to control this pandemic. We need to use every tool
available to prevent new infections. Telling people to 'just say no' just doesn't work." "Ideology should not be driving our STI prevention strategy," adds Dr. Stamm. "Science should. For the sake of public health, the federal government has a res...
Brain imaging study may hold clues to onset of schizophrenia in people at high risk
...ogical marker of vulnerability to disease onset, a tool
we might use to help assess their risk of developing psychotic symptoms," Belger said. "If such a tool
became established, perhaps we could intervene early on in some way to improve whatever pathology it...
Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis
...ing, such as lumbar puncture. "MRI is an expensive tool
that we might be able to avoid if a blood test can...eople." The analysis combined mass spectrometry, a tool
for analyzing proteins, with special software to recognize proteins patterns. The technology, known ...
Other highlights in the March 16 JNCI
...f Treatment and Prevention of Breast Cancer A new tool
may be able to help clinicians and researchers mon...the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. The tool
may also be able to help women who are looking for information on what to expect from breast cancer ...
New hand-held information system for emergency responders
...ealth, has announced the release of a PDA software tool
designed to help first responders when they arrive...nyder observed that WISER will be an indispensable tool
for first responders in their efforts to combat the growing incidence of hazardous material incident...
AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education
...forts. "Lab Tests Online is an enormously valuable tool
for patients who want to understand why their doctors have ordered certain tests," said Anthony R. Means, Ph.D., President of The Endocrine Society. "We are very proud to become a part of this successful program and look forward to helping AACC and ...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...outcomes in a single package, providing a valuable tool
for stroke outcomes research. This database provides a means to conduct large-scale national-level studies at relatively low cost. ISOD strengths include the centralization of information on inpatient and outpatient services, as well as cost data. Fu...
New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues
...ng methods. This process represents a valuable new tool
for forensic investigators that could allow them to nondestructively detect prints on surfaces that might otherwise be undetectable by conventional methods, says Worley. It wont replace traditional fingerprinting, but could provide a valuable complem...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nation's top awards for quality
...ns as they're making decisions, is a very powerful tool
in ensuring patient safety and quality." "As technology and medicine continue to evolve, so will Northwestern Memorial Hospital," says Harrison. "While we're extremely proud of this award and the progress it symbolizes, we know this recognition is a...
Women less likely to get quality heart attack care
... guidelines for their care, and used the discharge tool
and contract. This major effect on mortality rates was the first evidence that standardized heart care saves lives. GAP tries to increase hospitals' use of aspirin and beta blocker drugs, and cholesterol testing, within 24 hours of a heart attack, an...
News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
...e imaging (MRI) machines, a diagnostic and imaging tool
long ruled potentially unsafe and off-limits for more than 2 million Americans who currently have them in their bodies. The Hopkins team has also developed new guidelines for their use, making MRI scans more available to people who might benefit fro...
New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions
...plication, this system provides a highly important tool
in the legal field. It can be used as very useful tool
in investigations to quantify damage caused by workplace and traffic accidents, given that the degre...
Computational tool predicts how drugs work in cells, advancing efforts to design better medicines
...ariety of drug treatments. Finally, they used the tool
to predict the molecular targets of a potential new anticancer compound, PTSB, shown in CMLD studies to inhibit growth in the test organism (baker's yeast) as well as in human small lung carcinoma cells. Their algorithm predicted, and subsequent expe...
Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management
...ng rather than other types of imaging as the first tool
to diagnose heart-vessel blockages is more accurate, less invasive and saves dollars, a study by University at Buffalo researchers has shown. The research findings were presented today (March 8, 2005) at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Sc...
Serum sodium level is a major predictor of a poor prognosis for heart failure patients
...ove a useful and easily accessible risk assessment tool
in the clinical management of patients hospitalized for heart failure," says Dr. Gheorghiade. The good news is that a separate study presented Monday by Dr. Gheorghiade showed that improvement in sodium serum levels during hospitalization was associa...
Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia
...egnant women could serve as a screening/diagnostic tool
for preeclampsia (hypertension and proteinuria during pregnancy). The study is published in March issue of American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology . "Preeclampsia is one of the most common causes of maternal mortality in the United States, but...
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