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New procedures more accurate in early diagnosis of GI cancers

...he identified fingerprints were significantly more prevalent in the cancer group. Researchers examined 31 proteomic features and used five with a tumor-specific nature to calculate the accuracy of the diagnostic model. Comparing 40 gastric cancer patients and 20 healthy subjects, results showed that diagnos...

Barriers prevent many Hispanics from participating in research studies

...researcher says. "These are diseases that are more prevalent among Hispanics, and minorities in general," says Joel Escobedo, who is presenting the poster at the AGS meeting. "We need to understand how these conditions affect Hispanics, how treatments work for them, and what areas we need to pay particular att...

A hospital stay can make an older person more likely to commit suicide

...s that suicide in persons age 80 and older is more prevalent among those who have been hospitalized than in those who have not. A review of data on nearly 1.8 million people age 52 and older revealed that about two-thirds of the oldest subjects who committed suicide had been hospitalized for an illness in the...

Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests

... exposurehas been associated with some of the most prevalent diseases of industrialized society: cardiovascular disease, tooth decay, spontaneous abortion, renal disease, cognitive decline, and cataracts." "The key to primary prevention is to require screening of high-risk, older housing units to identify lead...

New Medicare policy allows seniors access to Crystalens

...ia is the first sign of a cataract and is the most prevalent eye condition in America. It causes the crystalline lens to increasingly stiffen, lose flexibility and cloud, diminishing its focusing ability. Crystalens corrects vision at all distances and in most cases eliminates the need for glasses and cont...

University of Kentucky researcher wins American Heart Association award

...he institute target the high rate of heart disease prevalent in Kentucky, while the research and teaching programs work to advance cardiovascular care throughout the world....

Response of New York City public school children to September 11

...children assessed, the researchers found. The most prevalent were probable agoraphobia (14.8 percent, fear of public places where escape may be difficult), probable separation anxiety (12.3 percent, fear of being away from parents or family) and probable post-traumatic stress disorder (10.6 percent). Higher le...

Perceived discrimination linked to coronary artery calcification

...dies have found that inflammatory markers might be prevalent in people who feel socially rejected," she said....

Burden of parasitic worm infection greater than previous estimates

...uman and economic development of a group of highly prevalent but still concealed communicable diseases of the poor."...

Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD

...burn at least once a month. GERD is the third most prevalent disease in the US with the highest annual direct costs ($9.3 billion/year). Most of the 19 million GERD sufferers experience symptoms at least twice a week. Five to 15 percent of GERD patients may have Barrett's esophagus, a condition that increases ...

'Surprising' findings reported about iron overload

... The abnormality affects many people worldwide, is prevalent in the South, and sometimes causes organ damage when severe iron deposition occurs due to inadequate control of iron absorption by the small intestine. The first major report of findings in the five-year, 100,000-person study will be published tomo...

Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population

...lic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly prevalent source of the problem. The study is published in the May 2005 issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the journal is available online via Wil...

Managed care organizations evaluate trends in epilepsy to provide better care

...epsy patients. "It is possible in MCOs to identify prevalent and incident cases from existing management information systems data for monitoring disease burden and developing disease management programs," states E. Wayne Holden, Ph.D., lead author of the study. Systems already do exist that utilize the existin...

Monoclonal antibody cures West Nile virus-infected mice

...ue fever, a potentially life-threatening infection prevalent in tropical cities. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologists estimate that there are100 million cases of dengue worldwide every year. "A lot of what we're learning from the West Nile virus antibody will be of consequence for the de...

Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs

...t the "back to sleep" recommendation that has been prevalent since 1992, most of the studies in the review involved premature infants breathing with the help of a mechanical ventilator. The findings are not applicable to healthy children, and it is "not clear how generalizable this data is to other infants and...

Obesity linked to risk of severe headaches

...ts indicated that chronic daily headaches are more prevalent in obese and morbidly obese people than those with normal body weight. The majority of respondents were female (64 percent) and had an average age of 43. Thirty-three percent of the obese people missed more than four days of work in one year because ...

It's not all in your head

...on need to be considered when treating this highly prevalent disorder." PE is the most common male sexual dysfunction affecting men and their partners. However, available data suggest that only 1-12% of males self-reporting receive treatment for their dysfunction. According to The Journal of Sexual Medicine ...

Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis

.... Lack of regular physical activity was the most prevalent risk factor for functional decline among older arthritis patients, reported by over 64 percent of the subjects. Other than cognitive impairment, which was present in only 3 percent of the participants, lack of regular vigorous physical activity was ...

Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications

...etween toxic compounds and defense mechanisms, and prevalent in the dialysis process, has been linked to numerous adverse complications in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. The imbalance is caused by the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), or toxic compounds, and lack of antioxidants to fi...

Study finds that women with PCOS are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease

...gs also report that the metabolic syndrome is more prevalent in women with PCOS, and that women with both conditions would exhibit more hormonal and menstrual cycle irregularity than women with PCOS only. It is estimated that five to 10 percent of reproductive aged women suffer from PCOS. While there is no ...

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