Tag: "ruling" at medical news
Medical students should be taught about rape
...tated sexual assaults. This reality makes a recent ruling
by a UK appeal court that a student was not raped, because she had voluntarily consumed large quantities of alcohol, even more troubling. "The ACMD recommends that the Department of Health develop and disseminate guidelines to staff in accident and...
New insights into autoimmunity and depression
...fferences detected between the mice in each group, ruling
out neurological damage. In an additional experiment, the "depressed" mice were randomly divided into treatment groups. Some mice were treated with fluoxetine, the antidepressant marketed as Prozac, and some mice were treated with haloperidol, a ...
EU should make vaccination against cervical cancer virus mandatory for adolescent girls
...omen, the Michigan Senate passed a bill on Sept 21 ruling
that all girls entering the sixth grade of school (1112 year-olds) should be immunised. The Lancet comments: "This is the first legislation of its kind in the USA, and a decision from which the EU member states should take heed. For effective and ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Sept. 19, 2006
...und that the multislice CT was superior to MRI for ruling
out CAD. But multislice CT, while not invasive, does subject the patient to a substantial dose of radiation and an intravenous injection of a contrast agent, which can damage the kidneys. An editorial writer points out that the probability of CAD c...
Study finds ways to improve detection of blood clots in the lung
...physicians consider additional test results before ruling
out pulmonary embolism in patients whose scan does not detect clots but whose clinical assessment suggests a high likelihood of pulmonary embolism. "Imaging technologies are one of the most rapidly evolving areas of medicine, and they greatly expand...
Seniors look on the bright side
... participants were screened for cognitive ability, ruling
out the possibility that the attentional preferences were prompted by general cognitive change with age. This study builds on earlier research that suggests humans are continually monitoring time, assessing whether their future is open-ended or limit...
AIDS, TB, malaria and bird flu spread unchecked in Burma
...Health Organization on March 8, 2006. However, the ruling
junta censored reports of the outbreak to its own ...risis in Burma. In our report, we document how the ruling
government's policies have restricted nearly all aid and allowed serious infectious diseases to spre...
Questions over accuracy of MRI in diagnosing multiple sclerosis
...t the role of magnetic resonance imaging either in ruling
in or ruling
out multiple sclerosis is limited. Patients with a first attack suggestive of MS have around a 60% ...
First diagnostic indicator for Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) identified
... examination and series of diagnostic tests, often ruling
out other diseases," website of the ALS Association. Giulio Pasinetti, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and colleagues compared cerebral spinal fluid from patients di...
Blood test can predict long-term risk of death in patients with shortness of breath
...osis when the result was above specific levels and ruling
it out when results were below an identified point. The current study, designed to evaluate the long-term prognostic usefulness of the test, followed up on the patients in the PRIDE study. The research team contacted primary care physicians or car...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Feb. 7, 2006
... much more often than they followed guidelines for ruling
out PE. In the following three months, PE, deep v...ergency departments follow accepted guidelines for ruling
in PE much better than they follow guidelines for ruling
out likelihood PE, resulting in bad patient...
Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in patients with kidney dysfunction
...lood test previously found useful in diagnosing or ruling
out heart failure in emergency room patients remains effective in patients with chronic kidney disease. The study also demonstrates that the test for a marker called NT-proBNP can identify patients at a higher risk for death, independent of kidney d...
Colonoscopy with normal results doesn't reassure IBS patients
...have an improved quality life due to the procedure ruling
out a more serious condition. BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that 10 percent of all colonoscopies in the U.S. are performed for evaluation of IBS symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome affects 15 percent of the population and is a chronic dis...
Brenner Children's Hospital pediatrician says one symptom no longer a clear sign of child abuse
...xual abuse when a child has symptoms. "We are not ruling
child abuse out as a possible cause for the infection in children under the age of four," Sinal said. "Every child with warts needs a thorough evaluation for possible abuse. However, when there are no other signs a child is being abused, we no longer...
Disease progression model of pancreatic cancer developed by Penn researchers
...ng these key molecules across the specimens. After ruling
out the likelihood that this variability resulted from additional acquired mutations in known key tumor suppressor pathways, Hingorani suggests, "there may actually be unique genetic routes to pancreatic cancer, such that not all pancreatic cancers a...
New Medicare policy allows seniors access to Crystalens
...all distances compared to a standard IOL. "This ruling
greatly expands the market opportunity for crystalens now that doctors can offer a presbyopic treatment to their Medicare patients with cataracts," said Corley. "This policy change would not have been possible without the support and efforts of Cong...