Tag: "method" at medical news
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...ing is a widely accepted and encouraged diagnostic method
for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but new research shows that it is not used nearly enough. The study appears in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and reports that ...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...: Simply drain the toxic protein away. Thats the method
outlined in a paper published online August 12 by ...isease. Then the team demonstrated an experimental method
in mice to fix the process, dramatically reducing the levels of the toxic protein in the brain and h...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...ass screening tool. 'Too little use is made of the method
in the field of breast imaging, so correspondingly there are too few radiologists who have been able to gain sufficient experience with this specific application,' she says. In order to evaluate the MRI scans, an experienced eye is needed. It is the ...
Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
...ngs show that MRI should now be used as a distinct method
in its own right to detect breast cancer in its ea...ith the aim of discovering the sensitivity of each method
for diagnosing ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Mammograms and MRI scans were then assessed independ...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...tients with iron-overload from transfusions, a new method
using corn instead of petrochemicals to create num..., and Tate & Lyle, Decatur, Ill., developed a new method
to use corn instead of petrochemicals to produce propanediol (PDO), which can be formulated into a n...
Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
...ience doing this procedure, this is an alternative method
for treating small renal malignancies in patients who are not good surgical candidates. RFA uses a needle-like treatment probe, guided by computed tomography (CT) as it is inserted through the skin into the tumor. The probes high-frequency alt...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
...United States. Known as a silent killer, with no method
of early detection, pancreatic cancer spreads rapi...he new technique could lead to the first screening method
for pancreatic cancer in asymptomatic patients, said Vadim Backman, developer of the technology and ...
W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
...enerate themselves, Dr. Wagers hopes to discover a method
to slow down or reverse the natural process of aging, which may potentially lead to advances in treating age-related illnesses, such as diabetes, immune deficiencies, muscle weakness, and cancer. Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Molecul...
Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets
...e emissions come from power stations. The storage method
to be developed at CICCS could cut such CO2 releases to zero in a safe and reliable manner. The Centre will work on research at the interface of science and engineering, industry and international cooperation in order to accelerate technological in...
Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP
...0 and subsequent years and to develop an effective method
for future updates. Creating the building blocks for Medicare reforms to improve quality. The College is particularly pleased that the bill will create incentives for care coordination by a patients personal physician through a large scale demonst...
U of M researchers discover new method to combat HIV
...esotas Center for Drug Design have developed a new method
to combat HIV/AIDS, potentially replacing the traditional cocktail drug approach. The new approach proven accurate in lab tests merges the features of two antiviral agents into one drug, achieving the same effect as when two or more drugs are tak...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...r mammographic density--can be determined. The method
has been tried out in a clinical trial with a coho... University of North Carolina team has pioneered a method
that collects images from many sources at once, instead of the current serial method
of data collect...
K-State researcher working on a way to make snack foods with extra fiber
... food producers may be able to use this precooking method
to add fruits and vegetables to snack foods. "With fruit- and vegetable-based snacks, it's still hard to process the dough, so you really don't see those kinds of products out there," he said....
Holograms make for better vision tests
...ose nature of vision is not fully known. The same method
has also been found to work well in measuring the refractive error of non-astigmatic subjects. The results of that research will appear in a future issue of OSAs journal JOSA-A. Paper "Holographic multivergence target for subjective measureme...
Swing or take on 3-0?
...office and player valuation, he will discuss a new method
to determine how much a particular starting pitcher increases his team's chance of winning. For example, by how much does Roger Clemens increase the Yankees' chance of winning in games he pitches" Joel Sokol, School of Industrial and Systems Enginee...
U of M researchers assess effectiveness of computerized physician order entry system
...ectronic prescribing of medication as an effective method
in correcting the problem. Medication errors are a central aspect of improving hospital safety. CPOE can help that process, says Robert Kane, M.D., review co-author. Hospitals would be short-sighted not to use it. Kane also notes that CPOE systems c...
'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage
...e research tool and could become a future clinical method
to diagnose multiple sclerosis and detect damage to the spinal cord from accident trauma, which also causes the myelin to degrade, he said. Research findings are detailed in a paper appearing online this month in the Journal of Neuroscience Researc...
New mangosteen research establishes xanthone measurement standard
...nce, researchers established a credible scientific method
for testing and measuring xanthones. Preliminary ...xanthone measurement standard In the peer-reviewed method
for quantifying xanthones from the mangosteen fruit, Walker used the high performance liquid chromat...
STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals
... accident and emergency department has developed a method
for identifying possible flashpoints, according to the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing. Lauretta Luck, who carried out her research at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, points out that the STAMP violence assessment framework could ha...
Paying taxes, according to the brain, can bring satisfaction
...t the possibility that governments could use their method
to monitor tax evasion, or charities could use it to figure out whom to ask for money. To do this, we needed a $3 million scanner, some liquid helium and a few weeks of computer time, Harbaugh said. If a participant moved her head, Burghart added, ...
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