Tag: "monitoring" at medical news
Stomach cancer rate set to fall further 25 percent over next decade
...e world. The findings are based on the long term monitoring
of the three types of cell changes indicative of s...ational registry of diseased tissue samples. The monitoring
period covered the years 1991 to 2005 and included almost 98,000 patients who had a routine tissue s...
Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
...rgues that measuring anemia could be a good way of monitoring
the burden and control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as schistosomiasis and intestinal worms. Imelda Bates (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK) and colleagues say that the prevalence of anemia in a community might be a good indi...
Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development
... in school. So parents need to spend as much time monitoring
TV and other media viewing as they do in monitoring
their childrens school activities. The researchers believe more research is required, particularly ...
Not all 'drug-related deaths' are 'drug-related'
...users. So these figures may not be the best way of monitoring
the performance of Drug and Alcohol Action Teams, a study published in the online open access journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy suggests. DRDs are currently used to help evaluate the success of Drug and Alcohol Action Teams i...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...er-Miller, Inc., in Waltham, Mass., for continuous monitoring
of temperature, heart rate, respiration rate and other physiological parameters. The enhanced system will address two of what a 2005 report from the National Fire Protection Association identified as the three leading causes of firefighter deaths: st...
SMS your ECG to ER
...iven 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 patients renewed mobi...
European Space Agency's Envisat captures breath of volcano
...ry eruption. Although there is no way ground-based monitoring
can be carried out on all volcanoes across the globe, space-based monitoring
helps identify the volcanoes presenting the greatest danger. Satellite radar, such as that aboard...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
... concept of using medical images as biomarkers for monitoring
patient response to drug and radiation therapy ( http://www.aapm.org/meetings/07AM/PRAbs.asp?mid=29&aid=8005 ). At the meeting's professional symposia, speakers will tackle topics such as developing medical physics technical standards, the challenge...
Studies show antidepressants not linked to birth defects
...on pregnant women, said Dr. Katz. So we must start monitoring
the effects of these medications as soon as they reach consumers, and keep monitoring
for as long as it takes to get good data on risks to mothers and babies. The March of Dimes recommen...
A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses
...ll stresses the importance of continual contextual monitoring
and periodic program evaluation. He also highlight...sis to improved program design, implementation and monitoring
or evaluation sounds like straightforward, good programming in any kind of humanitarian or developme...
Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care
...ial, cultural and economic issues. Assessment and monitoring
of diabetes through surveillance data collected at the national, state and county levels are all necessary steps in defining and ultimately reducing the burden of this major health problem." ...
OHSU Cancer Institute shows findings of immunotherapy vaccine in prostate cancer patients
...ment arm to which they were randomized. An immune monitoring
protocol performed in a subset of patients demonstrated that the immune response elicited by sipuleucel-T was long-lived and still strong just prior to the booster infusion, which occurred an average of 21 months following initial treatment with the ...
Veterinarians at increased risk of avian influenza virus infection
...pandemic. Health authorities worldwide are closely monitoring
the H5N1 virus strain that emerged in Asia as a possible source of a pandemic. "While these avian influenza virus infections in veterinarians were likely mild or subclinical, the story might be very different should aggressive avian influenza strai...
Huge waves from 1 storm slam coasts some 6000 km apart
...is about to bring a remarkable contribution to the monitoring
of energetic wave systems," Collard said. Chapron and Collard are working on a global swell-tracking project, which was presented for the first time at the Envisat Symposium held in Montreux, Switzerland, from 23 to 27 April 2007, using the Advanc...
Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women
...US to locate and treat the targeted fibroids while monitoring
temperature changes in tissue. Ninety-six patients were treated under the original study protocol (A), and 64 patients were treated under an optimized protocol (B). Protocol A allowed a maximum treatment time of 120 minutes and a maximum fibroid ...
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
...d UT Arlington engineers have developed a wireless monitoring
system that uses electrical impulses to track esophageal reflux. The wireless technology, called radio frequency identification (RFID), has been used in thousands of stores for tracking inventory and in identification chips implanted in some pets. ...
OFT's value-based pricing scheme is well-founded, but could increase overall NHS drug spend
...greement to monitor total NHS spend, and link this monitoring
to a rebate agreement in which any underspend created by the new system is shared by the industry. Equally, higher than expected spend would lead to a transfer from industry to the NHS. "This would reassure the Treasury and Department of Health that ...
'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders
... the same effects without genetic manipulation and monitoring
the animals health and behavior over time. The findings may have applications in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, where getting a patient to learn that a once-threatening situation no longer poses a danger is a major goal. In addition, C...
Binge drinking leads to neurocognitive deficits among college students
...ents and clinicians must be especially diligent in monitoring
young people to prevent alcohol abuse, and further attention to treatment programs designed for adolescents is warranted."...
12-month study demonstrated tolerability and efficacy of Daytrana
...cal exams, skin evaluations, laboratory tests, and monitoring
of vital signs, including ECGs throughout the study. The ADHD-RS-IV assesses 18 individual symptoms of ADHD as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), a publication of the Am...
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