Tag: "exam" at medical news
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...lood and urine collection, and a detailed clinical exam
complete with abdominal magnetic resonance imaging and coronary artery calcium scans. Calcium was more likely to be found in the arteries of patients with the greatest waist-to-hip ratio, the researchers discovered. People with the largest waist-to-...
Dartmouth's alternative breast imaging techniques sort abnormal from normal tissue
...different electrical characteristics. MIS: This exam
involves the propagation of very low levels (1,000 times less than a cell phone) of microwave energy through breast tissue to measure electrical properties. This technique is particularly sensitive to water. Generally, tumors have been found to have ...
AIUM hosts Third Annual Ultrasound Practice Forum
...rganizations joined in discussions on training and exam
guidelines, scope of practice, and the potential i...ents that the person performing/interpreting their exam
has a basic skill set appropriate for the exam
being performed. This year, forum participants iden...
Researchers find deadly prescription drug effects 6 years before FDA
...ht of the patient, x-rays, details of the physical exam
and blood tests? hell ask. Hell canvas doctors to see if theyve seen similar cases. If a vital piece of evidence is missing, Bennett even will track down a doctor at home on a Sunday and ask her to drive back to her office to check a chart. Then Ben...
Coffee consumption may lower blood uric acid levels -- the precursor of gout
...n at least 20 years old who consented to a medical exam
in which blood and urine specimens were obtained. Coffee and tea consumption were determined based on responses to a food questionnaire that assessed intake over the previous month. Researchers estimated the amount of caffeine per cup of coffee or te...
Educational expenses for residents equals significant amount of salary
...aybe we should consider reducing the initial board exam
payment and increasing it during recertification when they have a higher salary so that they dont have to endure such high costs as residents," he said. "This was a cross sectional study which we will do for at least five years to see if anything c...
MRI detects most missed opposite breast cancers in women
...the opposite breast; mammogram and clinical breast exam
results came back negative. Within 90 days of those tests, the trial participants then had an MRI. In 30 women, the scans turned up cancers missed by other methods. "MRI is a powerful tool," Gatsonis said. "But it isnt perfect. Scans did show are...
General physicals prompt needed cancer screenings
...into two groups: those who had a preventive health exam
or general physical during the two-year period and...4,288 patients. About half had a preventive health exam
during the two-year period, and half didn't. (Group Health recommends patients get an exam
Crestor effective at halting early atherosclerosis
... followed for two years and received an ultrasound exam
at the beginning and end of the study and every six months during the study period. Participants were considered at low risk of a heart attack or death from a heart-related-event based on a formula developed by the National Cholesterol Education P...
American College of Cardiology and Epocrates deliver customized mobile software to ACC members
...ere seeking clinical information in and out of the exam
room," said Alfred Bove, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C., Editor in Chief of Cardiosource. "The mobility and customized nature of the Epocrates cardiology edition meets the special needs of our members and has been proven to be a valuable resource by providing...
Follow-up endoscopic surveillance in colorectal cancer patients improves survival
... regardless of whether the initial follow-up colon exam
was performed within 18 months of diagnosis (78.0 percent), between 18 and 35 months of diagnosis (75.5 percent) or between 36 and 60 months of diagnosis (77.3 percent). However, among patients who did not undergo a colon examination during follow-up...
Reactions to 'false-positive' prostate cancer screenings assessed
...to those of women who have an abnormal mammography exam
but whose follow-up biopsy shows no breast cancer," Katz said. "It's understandable that false-positive prostate exams could affect men's outlook on their health." As with other prostate cancer screening studies, the UI-led study raises the questio...
Northwestern surgeon invents teaching technology for scary patient exams
...tery stomach before she had to do her first pelvic exam
as a medical student. In fact, the exam
provokes universal anxiety among students. "Its tricky," said Pugh, 41, an assistant professor of...
Esophageal cancer rates climb with obesity; U-M study finds esophagectomy safe in obese patients
...istent or chronic, patients should have a thorough exam
and endoscopy to see if they have developed Barrett's esophagus, which carries an increased risk of cancer and signals the need for close surveillance with periodic endoscopies and biopsies," Orringer says. ...
New screening process helps better diagnose oral cancers
...s then compared the findings from the conventional exam
to the advanced, illumination and stain exam. This study found that of the 84 patients studied, Vizilite improved either the brightness or sharpness of the identified lesions by 61 percent. Only biopsing lesions which retained the toluidine blue sta...
Use of mammograms in men is rising, but Mayo Clinic researchers find little reason to administer
...ol use. Gynecomastia can be detected in a physical exam
and can often be diagnosed solely based on the clinical evaluation. "So, in the vast majority of cases, a mammogram is not necessary for confirming a diagnosis of gynecomastia. Breast cancer is rare and most often easily detected on physical examin...
Contact lenses a good choice for children 12 and younger
...g him how to insert and remove those lenses (total exam
time was 110 minutes for children and 96 minutes for teens.) "After the training is complete, children and teens both showed excellent understanding of contact lens care," Walline said....
November/December 2006 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ts primary care doctor conducting a routine breast exam
and the remaining were picked up by a follow-up mammogram. The authors assert that women at highest risk for breast cancer may need closer surveillance than the general population of women and need to be encouraged to seek care from their primary ca...
Big bias in who gets screened for breast cancer
...l less likely than others to get a clinical breast exam
and a recommendation for a mammogram. A physician...physician may not give a patient a clinical breast exam
or recommend a mammogram. Balkrishnan led a study that uncovered some of these possible reasons. Th...
New breast CT scanner rivals mammography
...benefit The CBBCT system consists of a cushioned exam
table with a cutout in the middle. A woman lies on her belly, suspending her breasts one at a time through the opening. The CBBCT takes 300 images by circling the breasts for about 10 seconds, emitting a radiation dose that's comparable to mammograph...
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