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MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous

...e. Therefore MRI was hitherto seen as unsuited for detecting intraductal carcinoma, which was one of the main r...re-invasive breast cancers , with mammography only detecting 52 per cent. The reason for this was that as it appears, in particular the fast growing tumours do n...

Galileo to support global search and rescue

...f the Earth, thereby eliminating the time delay in detecting distress signals. However, they are not able to automatically determine the location of the distress beacon as the low-Earth orbit system does. They have to rely on the beacon to use a navigation system to find its position and include it in the dist...

Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007

...erception and spatial localization, and difficulty detecting simple visual stimuli due to what may be an increase in eye movements. And while dyslexia traditionally has been interpreted as a deficit in language development, it also has been found to be associated with oculomotor deficits. By identifying what a...

Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer

...etection of colon cancer now appears promising for detecting pancreatic cancer, the fourth most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Known as a silent killer, with no method of early detection, pancreatic cancer spreads rapidly and seldom is detected in its early stages. The new technique coul...

UT study reveals inaccuracies in cardiac PET-CT imaging, finds fixes

...anners should be an accurate, noninvasive tool for detecting or assessing severity of heart disease, said Gould, executive director of the Weatherhead P.E.T. Center. However, he said, an erroneous basic concept in the software functions make the PET-CT scanners prone to generating false-positive results. ...

MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients

...in which cancer has already been diagnosed, and in detecting new tumors in a patients supposedly healthy breast. Two studies conducted by oncologists from Mayo Clinic (http://cancercenter.mayo.edu/) in Jacksonville, Fla., and presented June 2, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncolo...

Doctors have key role in preventing and detecting child neglect and abuse

Doctors have a key role in detecting the signs of child abuse and neglect, and in ensur...nt. Diagnosis of child abuse frequently involves detecting injuries which cannot be explained through the child's medical history or other circumstances. Bruis...

Once-fatal metabolic disorders treatable, says Stanford/Packard researcher

...acquired infections. "Newborn screening is good at detecting some urea cycle disorders, but we can't diagnose all of them this way," said Enns. "By the time the results come back, these kids are already in the hospital and going into a coma. The sooner you identify them, the better the possible outcome." Alt...

New system for reporting toxicity burden of cancer treatment

...difference between TAME and established methods in detecting the variation of risk in events that happened late in treatment. TAME aims to provide a "side-effects" summary index for each treatment, so that the "total toxicity price" of the various options is clear to patients and doctors before a particular...

New insights into chronic inflammation and atherosclerosis

... in the inner adventitia. "The opportunities for detecting aortic inflammation are limited," acknowledges the study's spokesperson, Ivana Hollan, M.D. "Our method of tissue examination allows the condition to be diagnosed in patients undergoing CABG surgery without increasing the preoperative risk." Despi...

Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care

...ldren and confirms the utility of this practice in detecting occult gastrointestinal bleeding in children, which has been a challenge in the past," said Annette Fritscher-Ravens, M.D., of Homerton University Hospital in London, UK, and lead author of the study. "Additional studies are needed to further valida...

GI screening: Racing time or wasting time?

...-rays. But with all of these available options in detecting abnormalities in patients, how does one choose whi...between Caucasian and African American patients in detecting and diagnosing colorectal cancer, as well as the usefulness of colonoscopies in detecting colorectal...

New Mayo Clinic MRI technology enables noninvasive liver diagnoses

.... His research team is exploring the use of MRE in detecting breast cancer and Alzheimers disease....

Research highlights from Thoracic Society Conference

... airways. A key to heading off an asthma attack is detecting it in its early stages and responding before it gets out of control. But National Jewish psychiatrist Frederick Wamboldt, M.D., and his colleagues found that asthma patients with a history of severe asthma attacks had not only more twitchy lungs, but...

Statin use linked with decreased prostate cancer mortality rates, lower PSA levels

...levels in healthy men thereby posing a risk of not detecting the disease early. The team examined 1,545 men who had been prescribed a statin between 1990 and 2006 at the Durham VA Medical Center. The men had a mean age of 60.1, median PSA of 0.92 ng/ml and mean pre-statin LDL level of 152 mg/dl. PSA changes ...

Fingerprint instead of blood sample

...ensic applications, this method would be ideal for detecting doping. Sample manipulations by the test subjects would hardly be possible since each sample is uniquely assignable to a specific athlete by virtue of the ridge pattern. Medical diagnostics could also benefit in the form of simple and quick mass scre...

World-leading innovation in child-allergy detection

...p a full range of 'DIALLERTEST' products, aimed at detecting the most frequently observed children's allergies, including milk, corn, soy and house dust mites. Already being marketed internationally, the results represent a major success for European medical research and development. The scientific approach ...

Liver stiffness indicates portal hypertension

...ure liver stiffness. They compared its accuracy in detecting portal hypertension and its complications with that of HVPG measurement. Between March 1, 2005 and July 1, 2006, the researchers studied 61 consecutive patients with diagnosed or suspected cirrhosis from chronic HCV infection. Each patient underwe...

Resistant HIV quickly hides in infants' cells

...o a need for new and widely accessible methods for detecting HIV infection in infants, whether resistant or not," he pointed out, "since transplacental transfer of maternal antibodies precludes the use of antibody detection methods." Affordable techniques also are necessary to reliably detect resistant HIV in...

A revolution in the monitoring of unborn babies

... we can monitor them, the greater the chance of us detecting that they are running into difficulties before it is too late to help them. This may involve urgent delivery of the fetus. The device will be especially helpful in monitoring fetuses whose mothers have medical conditions like diabetes, autoimmune c...

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