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Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome

...lds largest scientific society. Current methods to diagnose the disease involve a battery of tests, including ...to be specific for Sjgrens. In addition to helping diagnose the disease, the tear biomarkers also show potential for noninvasive monitoring of disease activity ...

Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients

...rdiac distress can markedly improve the ability to diagnose or exclude congestive heart failure in patients with shortness of breath who come to hospital emergency departments. The report from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) finds that measuring levels of a protein called NT-proBNP was si...

To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor

... of tests that each physician in a hospital ran to diagnose and treat the same disease. "Hospital administrators were shocked to see our data," said Lin, "because they revealed the variability among physicians for ordering different tests and the wide range of costs. "While the search for the i...

It's not all in your head

...e study data suggest IELT may not be sufficient to diagnose PE, and that subjective factors, like lack of control, may also be valid indicators. "Most people think uni-dimensionally about PE in terms of considering it a disorder of time," states Stanley E. Althof, Ph.D., corresponding author of the study. "T...

Women not given same tests for stroke

...less likely to receive some standard tests to help diagnose the type of stroke and determine treatment, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., April 9 16, 2005. "Previous studies have shown that the rate of stroke is lower i...

'Virtual colonoscopy' effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones

A type of noninvasive "virtual colonoscopy" can diagnose medium to large polyps as well as traditional colorectal probes can, but it may miss some smaller yet potentially cancerous growths, according to a new review of studies. The review -- limited to comparing the traditional procedure to use of computer...

Color doppler sonography speeds detection of serious illness in premature infants

...t and quantify blood flow. When x-rays are used to diagnose dead bowel in NEC, doctors are looking for perforations in the intestine or gas in the abdomen that escapes from these holes. The study results indicated that CDS was more sensitive and specific than x-ray for determining NEC in newborns. "It's a ve...

Program for abdominal and pelvic health offered at Rush University Medical Center

...ll complement of specialists trained to accurately diagnose and treat conditions such as incontinence, endometriosis, constipation, organ prolapse and irritable bowel syndrome. "Many of these disorders cause severe discomfort. Our physicians employ state-of-the-art techniques to relieve the pain of cystitis, ...

Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD

CHICAGO - A new camera-in-a-pill can help doctors diagnose and evaluate diseases of the esophagus including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis and Barrett's esophagus (a pre-cancerous condition) without the use of a traditional endoscope. "The camera is about the size of a large vita...

Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows

...as they are detectable, clinicians will be able to diagnose earlier, interventions can begin earlier, and we can improve the long-term outcomes for these children." Jessica Brian, who with Wendy Roberts is one of two investigators at The Hospital for Sick Children working on the study, has already developed ...

Tools for diagnosing heart attack could be inaccurate in some populations

...ment tools. There is no single, definitive test to diagnose heart attacks, making it difficult to evaluate chest pain patients. Risk assessment tools have become popular because they allow doctors to make "evidence-based" decisions based on age, gender, health history, questions about chest pain and an electr...

Excess oxygen worsens lung inflammation in mice

...ID supports basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses...

MDCT accurate for diagnosing coronary artery disease in patients with no to moderate calcification

...nal coronary angiography may still be necessary to diagnose or exclude high-grade stenosis of the coronary tree," said Dr. Heuschmid....

Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks

...logists and a brain scanner available to help them diagnose and treat appropriate patients, they'd give the dr...ther specialists work with emergency physicians to diagnose stroke and choose the best treatment. In fact, the authors predict that tPA use will increase as ho...

Autism conference reports advances in early diagnosis, role of immune system and more

...on Scientists reported progress in being able to diagnose the youngest children through both biomarkers and behavioral observations. "Whereas today most autistic children are not diagnosed until they are two to three years old, detection in infants would allow early treatment, which can profoundly benefit ...

A candidate biomarker to improve treatment of lupus patients

... symptoms among patients can make SLE difficult to diagnose and treat, especially since current laboratory tests or biomarkers have limitations. A recent study provides the basis for a new laboratory biomarker to better evaluate new therapies as well as to help doctors more effectively treat lupus patients at...

Children with autism have distinctly different immune system reactions compared to typical children

... of autism is crucial to developing better ways to diagnose and treat it," said Judy Van de Water, associate professor of rheumatology, allergy and clinical immunology at the UC Davis School of Medicine and the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute. "While impaired communication and social skills are the hallmarks of t...

African Americans just as likely to be diagnosed with depression

...ed. "Primary care providers are just as likely to diagnose and treat depression in older African Americans as in whites, suggesting that bias based simply on apparent patient race is not a likely explanation for the lower rates of depression diagnosis and treatment in older African Americans," according to r...

New procedures more accurate in early diagnosis of GI cancers

...lity of SELDI ProteinChip technology to accurately diagnose gastric cancer. This tool categorizes proteins and creates a unique "fingerprint" to diagnose cancer. This fingerprint represents a series of protein masses that can be used to differentiate be...

Multiple views from CT scans may improve diagnosis

...mple, the multiple views allowed the physicians to diagnose a metastatic tumor that might otherwise be confused with part of the primary kidney tumor. "In the traditional axial view, the tumor looked like it was arising from the kidney, but using the three views, we saw it was actually involving the adrenal g...

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(Date:10/14/2014)... scientists led by researchers at the University of ... Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) have identified ... bipolar (manic depressive) disorder, a breakthrough that could ... disorder, as well as depression and other related ... this week in Nature Molecular Psychiatry , ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... between 10 and 20 years to develop, providing ... intervention if detected early, which may be possible ... clinical researchers. , Dr Jeremy Humphris and ... Medical Research, analysed medical histories and tumour samples ... patients, operated on between 1994 and 20122. Roughly ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... from Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a ... the activation of muscle stem cells. Cells use autophagy ... times of nutrient deprivation. The scientists report in ... is operational it also seems to assist in the ... stem cells emerge from a quiescent state there is ...
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