Tag: "detection" at medical news
Trained nurses and laypersons perform well as preschool vision screeners
...ving, M.D., Ph.D., director of the NEI. "As early detection
of childhood eye disease increases the likelihood of successful treatment, these results have important implications for the visual health of children." "Our results show that with sufficient training, both nurses and laypersons can administer the vi...
Study finds multiple markers for breast and ovarian cancer
...nd thus the long-term outlook for patients. "Early detection
is crucial for effective treatment, particularly for ovarian cancer. If we can use a simple blood screen to identify this cancer at a very early stage, we can almost certainly make a positive impact on patient health and survival."...
Researchers model avian flu outbreak, impact of interventions
...t successful containment would depend on the early detection
of the first cases and the rapid implementation of public health measures. The model described in Science simulated 500,000 people living in rural Southeast Asia and relied on information about how those individuals move within their communities. C...
Scientists harness the power of pee
...r source as small and as cheap to fabricate as the detection
technology itself. Led by Dr Ki Bang Lee, a research team at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have developed a paper battery that is small, cheap to fabricate, and which ingeniously uses the fluid being tested (urine)...
New method rapidly detects potential bioterror agent
...has been detected at the strain level with a rapid detection
process, Fernandez noted. Such classification is a...ferent strains," Fernandez noted. The researchers' detection
technique is highly sensitive, meaning it can detect Coxiella burnetii strains at very low concentra...
Ways to detect, thwart terrorist acts scrutinized during ACS national meeting
...f terrorism. Researchers are scrambling to develop detection
devices that quickly and accurately root out these...l describes the pros and cons of current explosive detection
devices and discusses technological advances that could help deal with this threat. ( ANYL 315 , T...
Mayo Clinic researchers invent 'hitchhiking' viruses as cancer drug delivery system
...articles can hit their tumor target while avoiding detection
(and destruction) by the immune system. When the M...hat had fully functioning immune systems and evade detection
by the immune system -- to reach tumors, the sites of T cell accumulation. They further showed that ...
Enhanced imaging techniques could improve medical diagnosis
... Wyatt is also pursing imaging advancements in the detection
and treatment of colon cancer. "About 50 percent o... cancer cases could have been prevented with early detection
of polyps. Doctors have the screening methods, but compliance is a problem. Colonoscopies are not fu...
New studies shed light on stroke prevention and management
... clinicians should be particularly vigilant to the detection
of depression among patients with severe strokes and stroke-related disability."...
High blood pressure has stronger effect on mental function in blacks
... small reductions in blood pressure resulting from detection
and treatment may preserve cognitive function for many Americans," he said. The investigators analyzed data from the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study obtained from residents of upstate New York who participated between 1976 and 2002. They studied qu...
Airport screening unlikely to prevent spread of SARS or influenza
...licy of quarantining all exposed passengers on the detection
of a single case could substantially increase the benefit of entry screening, this still leaves the problem that the sensitivity of entry screening is low....
CAD helps detect smaller potentially more aggressive breast cancers in younger women
A computer-aided detection
system not only helps radiologists detect more bre...9,402 were done using a computer-aided mammography detection
system (CAD); 7,872 were mammography studies done before the CAD system was installed, said Tommy E...
Psychologists find more sensitive tests for predicting Alzheimer's as well as changes in cognition
...l Association (APA). Psychologists focus on early detection
in part because current medications are useful only when given very early in the course of the disease. In the first study, psychologists Pauline Spaan, PhD, and Jeroen Raaijmakers, PhD, from the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with neurol...
Northwestern receives major award for nanotechnology cancer center
...s will provide a research foundation for the early detection
of ovarian cancer. Although the cure rate for ovar...ication of nanotechnology for the diagnosis, early detection
and treatment of human cancer," said Steven T. Rosen, M.D., director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehe...
Emergency departments may often under-diagnose mental disorders in youth
...stand the extent and reasons for problems with the detection
of mental disorders during emergency department evaluations of young people following self-harm. In the meantime, efforts should be made to fortify mental health assessments. One promising strategy involves routine administration of rapid and efficie...
Annual report to the nation finds cancer death rates still on the decline
...the prevalence of risk factors and from changes in detection
practices due to introduction or increased use of screening and/or diagnostic techniques. This year's report highlights patterns of care for cancer patients. The authors note that one strategy for reducing death and improving cancer survival is to ...
US cancer mortality continues decline but incidence rises slightly for women
...nce and clinical advances to cancer prevention and detection
and uniformly high-quality care in all areas and populations of the United States," the authors conclude....
Early treatment of macular degeneration with macugen may help patients preserve their vision
...th pegaptanib. IMPACT: The study found that early detection
and treatment of age-related macular degeneration with pegaptanib sodium may enable AMD patients to maintain and, in some cases, regain vision. As a result, the Jules Stein Eye Institute is launching a prospective, open-label, multi-center trial to e...
Gold nanoparticles show potential for noninvasive cancer treatment
...s could be bound to malignant cells, making cancer detection
easier. Now we have examined how the particles' ab...ial to design instrumentation to allow noninvasive detection
and treatment of the particles in living humans," Mostafa said. "The particles can be used to create...
Errors in cancer diagnosis put patients in harm's way
...searchers say that a governmentally mandated error detection
method that involves the review of patient specime...ly a relatively high frequency of error using this detection
method, but that variability in practice impairs the ability to understand error cause. To that end...
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