Tag: "when" at medical news
MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients
...ients did not have a suspicious lesion on MRI, and when
these women were biopsied, it turned out they did not have cancer, said Dr. Wiener. Many of those patients could have avoided having a biopsy at all, he said. In addition, MRI detected 23 additional cancers in the 44 patients that actually had a b...
Orthodontists must brace against back pain
...ers may not be the only ones who are a little sore when
they leave the orthodontist's office. While they sport tight braces on their teeth, their doctors may be nursing tight, aching backs, according to a study from the University of Alberta. A study of graduate orthodontic students at the university and ...
Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm
...appens suddenly and completely unexpectedly -- and when
it does at least half of patients die or suffer lo... stroke. The Mayo team's previous work showed that when
the amount of this molecule is increased using a gene therapy approach, the arteries relax and maint...
Study examines racial differences among children to environmental tobacco smoke exposure
... higher levels of cotinine -- a substance produced when
the body breaks down nicotine -- even though these children's parents report lower exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, commonly known as second-hand smoke. "There are at least two possible reasons why African Americans have higher levels of coti...
Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery
...s to improved long-term outcomes, and to determine when
patients should consider surgery." The mitral valv...d no well-defined quantitative method to determine when
the risk of continuing to rely on medication alone exceeded the risk of surgery. Now we have a thres...
Immersion in virtual world alleviates pain from injury
...he researchers assessed the pain the children felt when
they were playing and then compared it to the amount of pain felt when
painkillers were used alone. To measure the intensity of the pain, the team used the Faces Scale, wh...
New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval
...s disease is an encouraging 90%. This drops to 50% when
the cancer is locally metastasized and to about 10% for distant metastasis. Catching and treating bladder cancer as quickly as possible is clearly critical for a favorable outcome. In its early stages, bladder cancer is characterized by superficial t...
Chest radiographs can predict risk of death in SARS patients
...infections, the lungs may show areas of opaqueness when
a chest radiograph is performed," said Gregory E. Antonio, MD, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and lead author of the study. More than half of the patients who died from the disease had greater than 20% lung opacification on the seventh day, w...
Job satisfaction? Not much for Britain's hard slog 'robot' workers
...both British and German workers, but admits defeat when
it comes to explaining the decline in Germany. In ... decline in job satisfaction. But, says the study, when
the whole period, 1984 to 1998 is analysed, job insecurity cannot explain the downward trend. Profes...
Most advanced CT scanner improves imaging of heart, avoids need for surgical inspection
...hereas it has been mostly performed until now only when
necessary and if circumstances permitted," says cardiologist Eduardo Marbn, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chief of cardiology at Hopkins. Marbn is also director of the Hopkins Institute of Molecular Cardiobiology and the Michel Mirowski Professor in Ca...
Acting techniques may help doctors empathize with their patients
...lth professionals should be expected to show even when
it's hard to do so." Drawing from previous resear...ssional satisfaction and less professional burnout when
they practice deep acting, but may have to rely on surface acting when
genuine empathy seems impossi...
New laparoscopic hysterectomy offers quicker recovery time than traditional surgery
...ry. "The pain I had been experiencing is gone, and when
I went home I felt so good I had a hard time making myself stay in bed."That's the beauty of the new procedure, said Dr. Mayra Thompson, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and one of the surgeons who performs the new hysterectomy. "This...
Fewer false alarms when mammographers have greater experience screening healthy breasts
...omen to the anxiety of false positives for cancer, when
compared to physicians with less experience or those who don't have the same focus, according to a new study. The research was led by a UCSF team and is published in the March 2 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Screening mammo...
Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack
... portion of the EKG that can indicate heart damage when
it is elevated. The study showed that the percentage of patients who had normalization of the ST segment were the same, whether or not distal protection devices were used. Within six months of the heart attack, patients had a comparable frequency o...
Parents who quit smoking may influence their offspring to quit as young adults
...arch Center suggests that parents who quit smoking when
their children are young may have a big influence ...cker said, was that parents who quit smoking late, when
their child was between third and 12th grade, had no impact on their child's quitting behavior in ea...
New patient magazine from American Academy of Neurology to launch in April
...ns. "Family and friends are impacted significantly when
someone they love has a neurological disorder, and Neurology Now will address these effects in each issue," said Dr. Brey....
Natural mentors help mold lives of teens, study says
... important factor in preventing substance abuse -- when
they have only periodic contact with teens. Mentors may also inadvertently model negative behaviors such as smoking or drinking. The study concluded that the benefits of having a mentor generally were not enough to outweigh the negative effects of di...
Genetic amplification (NAAT) test detects HIV more effectively than standard tests in urban study
...n identify people with acute HIV infection earlier when
they may be most infectious and at risk for spreading the virus. Then they can be referred for prevention and treatment services earlier before they develop clinical symptoms," Dr. Priddy says. "Early detection and intervention for patients with ac...
LRRK2 gene mutation causes Parkinson's disease in several families
...the LRRK2 protein and the reason it causes disease when
the mutant gene is present. "It's an exciting time in the study of the genetics of Parkinson's disease," says Farrer. "There are already clinical trials of mixed-lineage kinase inhibitors that may be targeted at this form of the disorder. Our objecti...
New imaging technologies can enhance orthopaedic outcomes
...ing because people want to feel better, especially when
orthopedic problems are hindering their daily activities," said Dr. Potter. "With time and after treatment, patients may feel better, but sometimes the underlying biology for that patient's problem tells a very different story." Dr. Potter said tha...
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