Tag: "discriminate" at medical news

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)

...rs, a cutoff time of 330 minutes was found to best discriminate between long-term survivors and nonsurvivors. The median time for the entire group in the transplant study was 240 minutes. Results were unaffected by the organ preservation fluid used. The investigators believe that expected graft ischemic time s...

Genetic screening for iron blood disorder feasible in the workplace

... develops the disorder, insurers and employers may discriminate against carriers of the mutation, and screening may cause anxiety. In the study Katie Allen (Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne Australia) and colleagues took cheek brush samples from 11, 800 adults, in their workplaces in Australia. T...

Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening

...in reducing the polyp miss rate and its ability to discriminate between types of tumors. Results suggest that the use of Onco-LIFE as an adjunct to conventional colonoscopy enhances the diagnostic capability of the procedure by increasing the detection of smaller tumors and improves the accuracy of tumor classif...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for June 2005 (first issue)

... the "electronic nose" demonstrated its ability to discriminate between samples from lung cancer patients and those from other groups during the initial discovery and training phase of the study. Next, the researchers tested the "electronic nose" on 14 lung cancer cases, and 62 without the disease. Of the 14 can...

IEEE-USA advocates protecting personally identifiable health information, development of NHIN

...le health information is not inadvertently used to discriminate against someone in employment and insurance; and to establish accountability and significant penalties for the misuse or abuse of such information. In a related position, IEEE-USA advocates establishing a National Health Information Network (NHIN) to...

Experts on global nursing shortage provide recommendations to stem crisis

...on instruments; Reforming local regulations that discriminate against nurses returning home and recognizing international experience abroad in pay and seniority; Evaluating strategies for motivating and retaining nurses; Evaluating the impact of trade agreements on nurse capacity; Stabilizing visa/work pe...

Women at heart: stop the bias

... female subgroups. Yet, clinical guidelines do not discriminate between men and women. Using data from the Euro Heart Survey programme (heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, coronary revascularization, and stable angina), we examined gender differences in clinical characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and out...

Opening wide for new clues about lupus

...ity. Because of that, we need very good systems to discriminate and control auto-reactive B cells." It's those systems, trained to recognize and then eliminate errant cells, which fail in lupus. Somehow, rogue cells in this study, 9G4 B cells slip through the body's defenses. Doctors have known that in people w...

HIV patients face discrimination from doctors

...managers and social workers (8%). "It's illegal to discriminate on the basis of HIV infection. And patients who perceive discrimination may avoid care and ignore treatment recommendations," states lead researcher Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD, a UCLA professor and RAND health researcher. "We need to focus on what l...

Predicting cardiovascular problems in liver transplant patients

... PROCAM and SCORE provided an excellent measure to discriminate between patients at high or low risk for coronary events," the authors report. The Framingham risk score, however, did not identify high-risk liver transplant recipients as accurately. In an editorial published in the same issue, Christopher P. Apple...

Study finds dentists in research network do not discriminate

...gardless of race, private practice dentists do not discriminate in services they provide their patients, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine. The report is among findings from nine research projects and one public policy statement that Case's dental faculty a...

Is the brain wired for faces?

... same neural mechanisms for faces that are used to discriminate other objects. Over the years, because of the importance of facial identity and expression for social communication, humans have simply developed a strong talent for recognizing and distinguishing faces. This experience with faces then leads to the l...

Inability to complete quarter-mile walk is significant predictor of death and poor health in elderly

...alk offers a relatively simple but powerful way to discriminate levels of function, particularly among the elderly with normal performances on lower extremity tests or on short walking tests. More importantly, it can point out who needs intervention. "Our study found that many people who performed well on lower e...

Results with newer bladeless LASIK equivalent to standard microkeratome LASIK

...ng an eye chart), contrast sensitivity (ability to discriminate bright objects from dark objects), or in perception of stray light or glare, such as the glare from oncoming headlights," says Sanjay Patel, M.D., Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist and study investigator. Given the equivalent findings thus far in eye hea...

New biomarkers for improving treatment of spondylarthritis

...nd therapeutic asset. "Their ability to correctly discriminate between effective and ineffective treatment in small patient cohorts makes than interesting biomarkers to facilitate conclusive early phase clinical trials in SpA," he notes. "Further studies are needed to confirm their value as biomarkers at early ...

Old technology helps find new test for leg artery disease

...rmal group. "Not only is this a good test that can discriminate patients with PAD from those without the disease," Kramer said, "but a longer exercise time was a marker of worse outcomes in PAD patients. Those patients with events, including amputations and surgery, had a longer recovery time." Kramer's findings ...

EU's free trade rules exacerbate alcohol-related harm

...ules of the common market, EU member states cannot discriminate against products from another European country on the grounds of health, which limits their freedom to design health-protecting tax laws. The ()15 billion of subsidies channeled to alcohol producers through the common agricultural policy is a further...

Erotic images elicit strong response from brain

... that the frontal cortex contains neurons that can discriminate between different categories of visual objects such as dogs versus cats. Whether or not the human prefrontal cortex contains special neurons that are "tuned" for sex remains a subject for future studies. "The newer and more advanced technologies such...

NYU researchers decorate virus particles, showing potential to enhance MRI capabilities

...ity of medical imaging techniques, such as MRI, to discriminate between different tissue types. MICA includes Chemistry Professor James Canary, radiologist Dr. Edwin Wang, and assistant chemistry professor Kent Kirshenbaum. Assistance for the study was provided by the University of New Mexico's Department of Mole...

Our grip on reality is slim, says UCL scientist

...hrenia and the regions that support the ability to discriminate between perceived and imagined information. In the tests, healthy subjects were shown 96 well-known word pairs from pop culture such as 'Laurel and Hardy', 'bacon and eggs', and 'rock and roll'. The participants were asked to count the number of lett...

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