Tag: "prediction" at medical news
Prediction markets accurately forecast influenza activity
...breaks two to four weeks in advance. The influenza prediction
market is presented in the Jan. 15 issue of Clinic...ublic to get their influenza vaccinations. In a prediction
market, people with information about a future event buy and sell shares based on what they believe ...
Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine
...nstantly deliver the correct medication. Another prediction
is the use of miniature telescopes that restore vision for patients with degenerative eye disease. The telescopes are powered by sunlight passing through the pupils to microscopic solar battery panels attached to the retinas. These scenarios illust...
Clinical guidelines help identify which children at risk of bacterial meningitis
...udy to validate in a large population the clinical prediction
rule, the Bacterial Meningitis Score, which classi...test results. Using the Bacterial Meningitis Score prediction
rule to assist with clinical decision making could substantially reduce unnecessary hospital admissi...
Study examines genetic factors associated with head and neck cancer
...vations can be used to identify new biomarkers for prediction
of clinical outcome and potentially novel compartments for targeted therapy and prevention."...
Repeat bone mineral density scans do not appear helpful for predicting fractures in most older women
...obtained a mean [average] of eight years later, in prediction
of hip, spine or overall non-spine fracture risk," they continue. "In other words, the initial BMD was highly, and similarly, predictive of fracture risk in our population." Despite these findings, a repeat BMD measurement might still be useful in ...
Can epilepsy patients predict their seizures?
... a seizure before it starts," said Haut. "Accurate prediction
of a reduced risk is also important since it might provide reassurance and improve quality of life for people with epilepsy." In addition, researchers say identifying periods of time when the probability of seizures is increased also offers patients...
New guidelines issued for diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism
...he diagnosis guideline include the use of clinical prediction
rules to establish pretest probability of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism in a patient before further testing and the utility of various diagnostic tools such as D-dimer and ultrasonography. The management guideline supports the use of low...
Embargoed Jan./Feb. Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...he diagnosis guideline include the use of clinical prediction
rules to establish pretest probability of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism in a patient before further testing, utility of various diagnostic tools such as d-dimmer and ultrasonography. The management guideline supports the use of low mole...
Predicting the risk of rheumatoid arthritis for early arthritis patients
...ournal/arthritis ) features their simple, reliable prediction
rule for disease outcome. Starting with clinical ...the curve (AUC), the diagnostic performance of the prediction
rule was evaluated. A prediction
score, ranging from 0 to 14, was calculated for every patient in t...
Aspirin reduces esophageal-cancer risk in people with most-aggressive form of Barrett's esophagus
...to link somatic genetic biomarkers for cancer-risk prediction
with candidate interventions such as NSAIDs to prevent cancer," said Galipeau, a research technician in Reids laboratory, which is based in the Hutchinson Centers Human Biology Division. The researchers also found that Barretts patients whose esophag...
Both minor and major ECG abnormalities linked with increased risk of cardiovascular events in women
...reatment assignment and ECG abnormalities for risk prediction
of cardiovascular end points. "In a large cohor... the ECG may be a useful tool for assisting in the prediction
of future cardiovascular events in asymptomatic postmenopausal women. The presence of ECG abnormalit...
Computed tomography screening may increase lung cancer diagnosis, but not decrease risk of death
...have occurred in the absence of screening (using a prediction
model). The study (a combination of three studies) included 3,246 asymptomatic current or former smokers screened for lung cancer beginning in 1998 either at one of two academic medical centers in the United States or an academic medical center in It...
...f calculated binding energies, the team had made a prediction
of the scent intensities as well as the sensitivity of sperm to the test molecules. These predictions corresponded very closely to the experimentally observed results. As expected, the odor thresholds were significantly higher for the silicon analogu...
XDx presents success with AlloMap molecular expression testing to international transplant community
...t the need for invasive biopsies and may allow for prediction
of future occurrence of cardiac allograft rejection. "The data being presented point to the potential clinical utility of molecular expression testing in monitoring rejection based on gene-expression profiling," said Mario C. Deng, M.D., director o...
Why losing money may be more painful than you think
...t there appears to be a separate response when the prediction
results in a financial loss, as opposed to financial gains,. The researchers found surprising similarities between the response to financial losses and a system that they had previously identified for responding to pain, which they believe allows ...
Assessment model based on medical history gauges lung cancer risk
...rsity of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The prediction
tool detailed in the May 2 issue of the Journal of...logy, and the study's senior author. The model's prediction
level of lung cancer is about 60 percent. While modest, it's on par with that of the Gail model, say...
Other highlights in the May 2 JNCI
... Researchers have developed three lung cancer risk prediction
models for current, former, and never smokers. Reliable risk prediction
models would be of great value for determining an individuals likelihood of developing lung cancer a...
Liver stiffness indicates portal hypertension
...resent a reliable non-invasive methodology for the prediction
of clinically significant and severe portal hypertension, although not good enough to replace endoscopy for the detection of varices," the authors conclude. An accompanying editorial by Joseph Lim of Yale University School of Medicine and Roberto ...
Herceptin does not increase heart failure in patients long term
...sed on the findings, the research team developed a prediction
model to help oncologists assess the risk of heart...ptin to combination chemotherapy. They developed a prediction
model based on these factors, including hypertension, age and baseline cardiac function. It is ou...
Surgery by satellite -- New possibilities at medicine's cutting edge
...mmunication. The team thinks that virtual reality prediction
would also greatly aid this type of surgery. This is an exciting next step forward in developing telesurgery, which holds the promise of many new efficient and cost-effective ways of providing advanced healthcare services, says project leader Reiza...
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