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A pioneering system allows autistic children to communicate with their environment

...ently, the use of that display could also diminish aggressiveness in autistic children. Many of them injure themselves and present aggressive behaviour because they become frustrated when they cannot communicate with others. If they ccould communicate through SC@UT, this problem would disappear. At the moment, th...

Quick, innovative procedure helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy

... some adjacent tissue, depending on the extent and aggressiveness of the tumor. "Unfortunately, this can weaken structures that control the retention and release of urine from the bladder, such as the puboprostatic ligaments, related muscle and other key anatomy," Dr. Tewari explains. "Together, these structures fo...

Correlation between bile duct obstruction and ductal cancer found

...ch obstruction on bile duct cancer cell growth and aggressiveness had not been previously investigated. These new findings are highly significant for two reasons, says Dr. Sirica. First, they establish an important correlation between bile duct obstruction and bile duct cancer, suggesting growth regulatory m...

Biopsy may underestimate prostate cancer in obese and overweight men

...n treatment for prostate cancer. They compared the aggressiveness of each patients cancer as suggested by examinatio... obtained during diagnostic biopsy with the actual aggressiveness of disease found by microscopic examination of the diseased prostate tissue removed at the time of s...

PET imaging identifies aggressive kidney cancers that require surgery

...T may ultimately be used not only to determine the aggressiveness and extent of a patients disease prior to any surgical intervention, but also to measure the therapeutic effects of a particular treatment, and predict the likelihood of recurrence. "The promising results of this trial have stimulated interest in a...

Study examines genetic factors associated with head and neck cancer

...f genomic alterations. A correlation between tumor aggressiveness could be found for a specific set of 5 loci. Three stroma-specific loci were associated with tumor size and regional nodal (small mass) metastases. Also, 2 specific genomic alterations (markers termed "hot spots") were positively correlated with node...

Second opinion yields treatment changes for half of patients

...e in diagnosis, for other patients it affected the aggressiveness of their tumor. U-M established one of the first multidisciplinary breast care centers in 1985 to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for women with benign or malignant disease. U-M currently has multidisciplinary clinics in 11 tumor typ...

IMRT versus 3D CRT for prostate cancer, new long-term data assesses side effects

..., T-stage (palpable size) and Gleason score (tumor aggressiveness determined by pathologic testing). The researchers evaluated gastrointestinal side effects such as short-term diarrhea and longer-term bowel dysfunction and genitourinary side effects such as urinary frequency, urgency and, rarely, painful or diffic...

Core needle biopsy gives an accurate picture of gene expression in whole tumor

... out following a core biopsy. Although the tumor's aggressiveness has not changed, the modified profile in surgical samples obtained after core needle biopsy might influence data interpretation with respect to prediction of risk assessment and treatment response. The core needle biopsy sample may give a cleaner, mo...

Under-diagnosed rage disorder more prevalent than previously thought

...lth Survey Initiative. "In the general population, aggressiveness or 'blowing up' is considered bad behavior; people...on must have had three major episodes of impulsive aggressiveness at any time in his life where, according to the study, the person was significantly more angry than ...

Intermittent explosive disorder affects up to 16 million Americans

...dividual must have had three episodes of impulsive aggressiveness "grossly out of proportion to any precipitating psychosocial stressor," at any time in their life, according to the standard psychiatric diagnostic manual. The person must have "all of a sudden lost control and broke or smashed something worth more t...

Prostate treatment decisions based on perception more than fact

...trolling "the cancer" correlated directly with the aggressiveness of the treatment they chose, regardless of actual disease severity. Yet, in choosing treatment, patients did not consistently rely on scientific evidence of a therapy's efficacy to control disease or prolong life. As few as one in four patients in on...

Animal models show that anabolic steroids flip the adolescent brain's switch for aggression

...ked, bit and chased the intruders. In fact, their aggressiveness measured ten times greater than that of control ha...valent of half their adolescence. Eventually, the aggressiveness subsided; by three weeks of withdrawal, all the hamsters greeted intruders with normal, playful defe...

Ginkgo biloba extract: More than just for memory?

...ouraging that Ginkgo biloba appeared to reduce the aggressiveness of these cancers, because it suggests that the leaves could be useful in some early stage diseases to prevent them from becoming invasive, or spreading," said the study's senior author, Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, Director, Biomedical Gradua...

Lung cancer survival rates may be linked to access to care

...nces in treatment, and differences in the biologic aggressiveness of the disease. Among the most controversial of these issues is whether race is an independent factor in survival. Researchers evaluated, retrospectively, data from 995 patients with advanced small cell lung cancer who participated in one of four Ca...

Treating glaucoma early lowers economic burden

...reater than we found." The researchers found that aggressiveness of glaucoma treatment increased over time with wor... except for patients with end-stage glaucoma. That aggressiveness is likely to drop off in patients who have gone blind from glaucoma because treatment options for th...

Body checking found to cause few youth hockey injuries

...use-league players, primarily due to the speed and aggressiveness of play at the top level....

Key mechanism found that promotes spread of malignant melanoma

...increased production has been linked to tumor cell aggressiveness in other cancers, including prostate, thyroid, colorectal, ovarian and oral tumors. Hess and colleagues found that elevated activity of FAK in aggressive melanoma cells correlated with the cells' increased invasion, migration and vasculogenic mimicr...

Protein suppresses prostate cancer, enhances effects of vitamin E

...expression levels to better assess and predict the aggressiveness of the cancer," said urologist Edward M. Messing, M.D., chair of Urology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. "We may be able to use TAP levels to predict whether a patient will respond to treatment." TAP is a binding protein that perfor...

Molecular studies in cancer of the colon

...hospital commented that being able to identify the aggressiveness of the cancer of the colon significantly changed the way of looking at the treatment for this carcinoma which, together with lung and breast cancer, are the most prevalent tumours. It should not be forgotten that the objective of our research is alwa...

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