Tag: "diagnostic" at medical news
Low-dose MDCT 'better option' than x-rays for imaging children's sinuses
...be brought down to 0.0531 mSv without compromising diagnostic
image quality. According to the researchers, infections of the upper respiratory system are by far the most common cause of illness in infancy and childhood, accounting for approximately 50% of all illness in children younger than five years of age, ...
Three UCSD scholars elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences
... His research has led to the development of better diagnostic
tests and treatments for atherosclerosis and other diseases. After receiving a medical degree from National Taiwan University, he received a Ph.D. in physiology from Columbia University. Chien, a member also of the National Academy of Engineering a...
New GP contract may not improve treatment for heart failure patients
...ded by secondary care, particularly in relation to diagnostic
resources and limited access to specialist advice, but those who had access to a community heart failure nurse - around 44% - valued them highly. The authors conclude: 'The new contract may improve identification and diagnosis of CHF but there...
Decline in major heart disease offset by rise in diagnosed angina among British men
... The trend in angina may well be due to changes in diagnostic
practices, rather than a real increase in disease incidence, say the authors. Nevertheless, the trend raises concerns for health service resources for angina and suspected angina. The results also highlight the need for continued emphasis on the prev...
Scientists report strong evidence of alterations in blood samples of children with autism
... and exciting direction in the effort to develop a diagnostic
test for autism in infancy, scientists from the UC...we are still some years away from having an actual diagnostic
blood test for autism. Scientists have long suspected there were distinct biological components to a...
US Latinos may develop Alzheimer's disease symptoms at earlier age than white, non-Latinos
... by this population group and the dementia-related diagnostic
and educational efforts directed toward the Latino population. From the individual patient and family standpoint as well as a public health perspective, it is important to identify modifiable factors that contribute to the symptomatic expression of A...
New procedures more accurate in early diagnosis of GI cancers
... proteomic fingerprinting may be a highly accurate diagnostic
marker for gastric cancer. The three-part study consisted of finding potential diagnostic
markers and developing and validating a diagnostic
model. Researchers analyzed the profiles of 38 g...
Investigating the appropriateness of current alcohol-use disorder criteria for adolescents
...y, and drinking status on the prevalence of DSM-IV diagnostic
criteria among both adolescents and adults. "DSM... AUD." "These findings are important because valid diagnostic
criteria are critical for advances in research, treatment and prevention," said Martin. "This study...
Study finds maternal exposure to parasitic infection may increase risk of schizophrenia in offspring
...These individuals were invited to participate in a diagnostic
interview, and those who participated and were confirmed to have schizophrenia or disorders in the schizophrenia spectrum, were then compared with carefully matched individuals from the CHDS who did not develop these disorders. In August 2004, the...
Multiple views from CT scans may improve diagnosis
...or axial images. "Time efficiency was improved and diagnostic
accuracy was maintained," said Barnes. "As radiolo...t when used together, multiple planes can increase diagnostic
accuracy. For example, the multiple views allowed the physicians to diagnose a metastatic tumor that...
Babies' cries linked to their health
...fspring. "The cry signal has enormous potential diagnostic
value; for example, very high pitched cries can tell us that something may be wrong with the infant, so the cry signal can be an early warning that leads to further neurological testing," says LaGasse. Overall, studies have repeatedly shown that inf...
Study concludes primary IGF-1 deficiency is a frequent cause of short stature
...cluded that Primary IGFD should be recognized as a diagnostic
subset separate from idiopathic short stature. "As...ied as Primary IGFD. "We now know by using current diagnostic
tools that IGF-1 deficiency is much more than an indicator of growth hormone deficiency and should b...
UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs
...reatment. Health costs included physician visits, diagnostic
tests and complications of chronic liver disease. Investigators based the model on average 40-year old patients with the most common type of chronic hepatitis B -- with elevated liver enzymes but no liver cirrhosis. Investigators also took into con...
CT colonography 'excellent' for colorectal cancer screening
accuracy of CT colonography is excellent in compar...alyzed the results of 35 studies that compared the diagnostic
accuracy of CT colonography with conventional colonoscopy for detecting both average and high-risk p...
New breast shield reduces radiation to female breast during chest CT by up to 73%
...during chest CT by 43% to 73% without compromising diagnostic
image quality, say researchers from the VCU Health... "Diagnostic chest CT is not performed to obtain diagnostic
information about the breast, but rather about the lung tissue and mediastinum. The radiation dose d...
Significant non-coronary findings found during heart CT scans
...or radiologists, who are trained in all aspects of diagnostic
radiology, to read the scans. "Physicians in othe...o not undergo the rigorous training and testing in diagnostic
radiology that radiologists do, and could therefore miss abnormalities altogether or misinterpret ab...
Richard A. Meyer, MD, receives the 2005 AIUM William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award
...merous contributions to the scientific progress of diagnostic
medical ultrasound. The award will be presented at the 2005 AIUM Annual Convention and 50th Anniversary Celebration June 19, 2005, at the WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN AND DOLPHIN Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Meyer received his bachelor of science in 1...
Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening
...ant advancements and an overall improvement in the diagnostic
efficacy of colon screening." Onco-LIFE Fluoresce...hnology shows significant benefit in improving the diagnostic
capability of colonoscopy. The new technology, "Onco-LIFE" (Light-Induced Fluorescence Endoscopy), u...
Iodine deficiency, supplements affect thyroid cancer risk in children exposed to radioactive iodine
... occur after radiation accidents or during medical diagnostic
and therapeutic procedures. Indeed, stable iodine supplementation in iodine-deficient populations may reduce the subsequent risk of radiation-related thyroid cancer in these situations," the authors write. In an editorial, John D. Boice Jr., of the I...
Ultrasound images transmitted over phone allow real-time diagnosis of patients in poorer countries
... they ranked the compressed images as adequate for diagnostic
purposes or better than adequate," he added. "The ultrasound machine used to create the images is a relatively simple machine and, in some of the cases, the resolution problems could have been more of a problem with the original images than the compr...
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