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Patients may want to skip that cup of coffee before undergoing PET/CT scans

... is a tracer that goes into the heart to provide a picture of the organ's function on PET scans. If a person exercises before having a PET/CT scan, more FDG appears in the heart region, obscuring the view. The researchers found that the same thing happens with caffeine: The heart beats faster when you drink ...

Researchers discover 'window on the brain' that could help treat disorders

...an EEG (electroencephalograph), produce "a smeared picture of brain activity," according to Tucker. Such distortion hinders treatments that require precision in locating brain electrical activity. To correct for the distortion, physicians must approximate the source of electrical signals by analyzing and ave...

Mental processing is continuous, not like a computer

...iguity, the participants briefly didn't know which picture was correct and so for several dozen milliseconds,...tates at once. They didn't move all the way to one picture and then correct their movement if they realized they were wrong, but instead they traveled through ...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...outcry led Life magazine to feature on its cover a picture of a child rejected for treatment, prompting the committee to attempt to change its criteria toward a psychological assessment. With liver transplants, patient selection was plagued by different interpretations of who medically benefited most from a ...

Study links adolescent IQ/activity levels with risk of dementia

...cords and yearbooks from the mid-1940s to create a picture of the students' abilities and interests as teens. In 2002, interviews with the graduates, now in their 70s, and their family members were conducted to learn about the adult cognitive status of each subject. The research team reported on data collect...

UQ researcher to help improve global health

...rovide maximal benefit. "By providing an accurate picture of their health state and the effectiveness of interventions, we stand to help improve global health." The five-year project will involve field sites in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Tanzania. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health...

The myth of the medical malpractice claims crisis

...ent of Insurance since 1988. The data presented a picture of stability in most respects and only moderate change in others. Their research also revealed a weak connection between claims-related costs and short-to-medium fluctuations in insurance premiums. "Our hope is that better understanding of the claim...

New report shows female lung cancer death rates in Europe still rising

The first comprehensive picture of female lung cancer mortality trends in Europe s... published before, this is the first comprehensive picture of female trends and we have been able to include the most recent available data and, in particular,...

Alcohol abuse: Early diagnosis is key to treatment success

...: every cell has about 30,000 genes and a complete picture of activity requires measurement of all genes. Fortunately, this is now possible with 'gene chips' or DNA microarrays, which allow investigators to select the RNA messages that provide a unique signature for alcohol abuse." - As part of many Europ...

Hospital 'report cards' found not effective for quality improvement

...l report cards provide clinicians with an accurate picture of the care they deliver and provide benchmarks for comparison, such as the care delivered at other hospitals or recommended target rates. Hospital report cards are increasingly being implemented in the United States and some parts of Canada as a str...

Quality of care in hospitals varies among regions and within individual hospitals

...ange of medical conditions to help us get a better picture of hospital performance. Our results indicate that we will need to focus our attention on quality improvement efforts in a large number of hospitals across the country."...

Combination scanner may increase accuracy in detecting spread, recurrence of head, neck cancer

... cells in the body, and the CT provides a detailed picture of the internal anatomy that reveals the size and shape of abnormal cancerous growths. "Alone, each test has its limitations, but when the results of the scans are integrated they provide the most complete information on cancer location and metaboli...

Early warning signs of Alzheimer's show up across cognitive areas years before official diagnosis

...se (AD) studies, psychologists have gained a clear picture of cognitive problems in people who will develop the degenerative brain disease. The meta-analysis reveals that people can show early warning signs across several cognitive domains years before they are officially diagnosed, confirming that Alzheime...

MRI cardiac catheterization poised for success in children with congenital heart disease

...of gray, MRI provides a detailed three-dimensional picture of the heart. This enables the interventional cardiologist to see blood vessels inside and out, to accurately measure the size and volume of heart chambers and the thickness of the heart muscle, and to visualize the heart valves and other structures ...

Report reveals high rate of heart attack amongst ethnic minorities in Scotland

...es being 'seeded' with codes, to discover the true picture of health amongst ethnic minorities. The demonstr...round heart disease. "Building up a comprehensive picture of the relationship between ethnicity and health is crucial if we are to most effectively address so...

New drug reverses effects of sleep deprivation on brain

...o a video game. Each monkey was shown one clip art picture at one position on the screen, and after a delay of one to 30 seconds, picked the original out of a random display of two to six different images to get a juice reward. The monkeys were then given varying doses of the drug and re-tested. At the highe...

Options for Parkinson's patients abundant

...ives. "Some people say it's like looking through a picture window and someone comes along and shatters it," said Carter, associate director of the OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon, which runs the workshops. "Patients are told they're not ready for medication and to come back in six months. But in these early ...

1.7m to build world's first SIMS instrument combined with infra-red spectroscopy

... spectroscopy we will be able to get a much fuller picture of the chemistry of the molecules and materials we are studying." ToF-SIMS and infra-red spectroscopy have already been used to probe prostate cancer tissue in a separate project within the University's School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical S...

'Secrets' of successful hospitals revealed

...ay that the value of a pre-hospital ECG is that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' When medics and doctors see diagnostic ST segment elevation; they become focused on the problem and things happen quickly," Dr. Weaver said....

Sharper picture of major depression and alcohol disorders

...atric disorders among U.S. adults afford a sharper picture than previously available of major depressive disorder* (MDD) in specific population subgroups and of MDD's relationship to alcohol use disorders (AUDs) ** and other mental health conditions. The new analysis of data from the 2001-2002 National Epid...

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