Tag: "methods" at medical news
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
...deserve consideration as well. Only when different methods
give us the same answers should we be confident in the results," say Diamond and Kaul. In their study, Nissen and Wolski pulled together data from wide-ranging clinical trials that were not necessarily designed to track heart attacks and cardiovasc...
Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
... diagnoses - the positive predictive value of both methods
was comparable, with 55% for mammography, and 59% for MRI. The authors conclude: Our study suggests that the sensitivity of film screen or digital mammography for diagnosing DCIS is limitedMRI could help improve the ability to diagnose DCIS, especi...
Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
...oks like the blood flow is lower, wehave developed methods
so that we can quantify blood flow," Dr.Molitoris said. Development of techniques to get images from deeper in tissues.Currently maximum depth for imaging is about 0.2 millimeters in thekidney. The goal is to double or triple that depth....
Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters
...ania School of Medicine. There is a great need for methods
to raise good cholesterol levels. Our findings sug... by 20 to 35 percent, Jin said. However, treatment methods
that would simultaneously lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol have the potential to ...
Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007
... Pew funding will allow Krekelberg to connect both methods
to reveal the components of the neural networks in...velop more effective treatments or early detection methods
for such disorders. Born in the Netherlands and now residing in Hoboken, NJ, Krekelberg has a mast...
UQ researchers discover some of the oldest forms of life
...es, said previous studies used indirect analytical methods
that were only able to suggest microbial involvement, not confirm it. We used difficult and time-consuming electron microscope techniques to conclusively confirm the microbial remains, Dr Golding said. The integration of observational and micro...
Mapping mountains from space with GOCE
... Journey, which is supported by ESA, will document methods
of ancient surveying through to modern Earth observation. The team, made up of experts from the Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority and the Chinese State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, will promote science and technology focusing on past and p...
Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities
...ther a number of studies that have employed common methods
and draw wider conclusions. Eight separate analyses were performed including unadjusted, random and fixed effect models and the figures they produced showed considerable consistency. But the authors point out that dose-response studies they loo...
SMS your ECG to ER
...reatment can be given if problems arise. Available methods
of heart monitoring usually restrict the mobility of patients to a hospital or a single room. Thulasi Bai and S.K. Srivatsa of the Sathyabama University in Tamil Nadu, have developed a wearable cardiac telemedicine system that allows post-cardiac p...
Extreme weather monitoring boosted by space sensor
... coverage that we needed for the algorithm and the methods
to be successful," Wolfgang Wagner of the Vienna University of Technology said. "Chinese scientists have already used our data to initialise weather forecasts and demonstrated they could better predict the location and intensity of a precipitation ev...
Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows
... the long-standing assumption that organic farming methods
cannot produce enough food to feed the global population. Researchers from the University of Michigan found that in developed countries, yields were almost equal on organic and conventional farms. In developing countries, food production could dou...
Scaling up HIV prevention programs is cost effective
... the same amount of resources. Proven prevention methods
need to be scaled up rapidly, says Elliot Marseille, the project director and lead author of the report. Therefore, the fact that costs tend to go down as scale goes up is good news. This could save millions of lives, as well as keeping in check the ...
LSUHSC awarded designation resulting in improved patient safety and outcomes
...echnical skills using state-of-the-art educational methods
and cutting-edge technology. All phases of learnin...ise. The Education Institutes may use a variety of methods
to achieve specific educational outcomes, including the use of bench models, simulations, simulators...
Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs
...nts medical schools to include more discussions of methods
of communication with patients in their curriculum. Doctors need support groups, self-awareness groups and mindfulness groups to meet their needs, McDaniel said. They should not use self-disclosure. If they want to complain about their rent or the...
Taking animals out of laboratory research
...boration. FRAME advocates the use of alternative methods
to animal testing, through the use of the Three Rs...t of animals altogether with validated alternative methods
such as cell cultures and computer modelling. The charity is seeking reliable, scientifically prov...
A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses
...to improving information systems, better tools and methods
are needed to plan aid responses that may include ... those who dont need it. Maxwell discusses various methods
of targeting that identify vulnerable populations and involving those populations in both the ident...
HSPH's Lin wins prestigious MERIT Award from NIH
... support Lin's development of advanced statistical methods
for analyzing correlated and high-dimensional data in cancer research -- especially for analyzing longitudinal and familial data -- and high-dimensional genomic and proteomic data in epidemiological studies and population sciences....
Predicting danger of flu pandemic rests on differences in affected population, says O.R. Forum
...research is the application of advanced analytical methods
to help make better decisions. The paper also explores social distancing as a disease progression control method. Social distancing refers to steps aimed at reducing the frequency and intensity of daily contact among people. One example of social dis...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...ssful transplant. Dr. Delaney has developed novel methods
for increasing the concentration of stem cells in cord blood. Her mouse studies and early patient trials show encouraging results and she plans to move this technique into larger clinical trials. Dr. Douglas Graham investigates new treatments fo...
ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice
...using existing climate models as well as inputs to methods
for improving the accuracy of CryoSat-2 maps of sea-ice thickness. Now on stable ice and with less than 50 km to go and clear views of Greenland in front of them the explorers are expected to reach the end of their long trek across the entire Arct...
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