Tag: "significant" at medical news
New breast shield reduces radiation to female breast during chest CT by up to 73%
...ed on the phantom studies, we are not anticipating significant
image degradation. We hope to have the shield available for commercial use in the next several months," said Dr. Parker. Dr. Parker will present the full results of the study on May 16 during the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting in N...
Significant non-coronary findings found during heart CT scans
percentage of patients undergoing targeted CT of t...atients, 43 of whom had findings which were either significant
or potentially significant. These types of findings included lung cancer and lung disease, aneurysms...
Ablation therapy improves survival for patients with inoperable liver tumors
...treated with chemotherapy. However, there was a significant
difference between the two groups in disease recur...ase that had spread beyond the liver. There was no significant
difference in overall survival for patients undergoing surgery versus those undergoing ablation or t...
Tobacco brands still common in PG-13 movies, despite '98 Master Settlement
...3 rated movies has not experienced a statistically significant
decrease, according to a study by Dartmouth Medica...ontinue to feature tobacco brands, which was not a significant
change since the agreement was enacted at the end of 1998. "The ratings piece was a big surprise," s...
Mayo researchers to announce new findings about promising early-stage breast cancer treatment
...ent follow-up remains important, as we balance the significant
improvement in disease-free survival with this small but measurable risk of cardiac toxicity," says Dr. Perez....
Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening
...nter. "The findings presented today could lead to significant
advancements and an overall improvement in the dia...ity of Toronto, a new fluorescent technology shows significant
benefit in improving the diagnostic capability of colonoscopy. The new technology, "Onco-LIFE" (Ligh...
Children of incarcerated mothers exhibit poor attachment to caregivers, mothers
...hers, a growing but understudied group, experience significant
disruptions in their care. Over 1.3 million children in the U.S., most under 10 years old, have mothers under correctional supervision. "Lengthy parent-child separations and changes in children's living arrangements often occur when mothers go t...
Procedure setting, technique and cost are key for effective colorectal cancer screening
...apidly evolving, we plan to update our analysis as significant
technological advances are achieved." Predictors...hers at Rockford Gastroenterology Associates found significant
differences in the detection of cancerous polyps among gastroenterologists in their clinical practic...
Smoking increases risk for liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers
...ncreatic cancer diagnosis and found that both play significant
roles in the early onset of the disease. Patients who were currently alcohol and tobacco users were diagnosed an average of 13 years earlier than individuals who had never used alcohol or tobacco, at median ages of 61 and 74 respectively for initia...
Study shows grapefruit extract can heal stomach ulcers
... nine of treatment. The treatment also prompted a significant
rise in blood flow at the ulcer sites. In addition, the effects were completed abolished by indomethacin, and significantly inhibited by rofecoxib. Researchers concluded that treatment with GSE does accelerate ulcer healing via a mechanism involvi...
Digital mammography decreases 'call-back' appointments, reducing patient anxiety and cost
...f conventional screen film mammography can lead to significant
decreases in the number of patients called back to the hospital for further mammograms, making it easier on the patient and saving money, says a new study. According to Sughra Raza, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, who conducted the...
Genes may influence nutritional composition of breast milk
...k," said Weinberg. The researchers also observed a significant
impact of the E4 variant of ApoE , a gene that regulates fat metabolism in the bloodstream. The E4 variant, which is present in about 20 percent of the U.S. population, is associated with an increased risk for both heart disease and Alzheimer's disea...
Combo drug controls hypertension in hard-to-treat patients
...ill that combines two drugs for hypertension shows significant
benefit for people with hard-to-control high blood pressure. The study, conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and 118 other sites, was focused on bringing down systolic blood pressure, the top number in a blood pressure reading, ...
MDCT overtakes ventilation-perfusion lung scan for diagnosing pulmonary embolism
...ly and with greater confidence. In addition, other significant
diagnoses such as aortic dissection, pneumothorax,...nce or absence of pulmonary embolism and any other significant
diagnoses are made in a more timely manner and appropriate treatment can be started sooner," said Dr...
Mayo Clinic researchers develop new treatment for incurable recurring form of adult brain cancer
...olerated, and imaging responses were observed in a significant
portion (36 percent) of patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme participating in this study -- which is a high response rate for this very resistant disease. These early results suggest that we are on to a promising new treatment strategy tha...
Small, open-label study shows potential use of novel antibiotic rifaximin for Crohn's disease
...with a mean decrease in value of 7.1. There was a significant
improvement in the Harvey Bradshaw index, and the median time to response was 8.9 days. The cause of Crohn's Disease is unknown; however, many scientists suspect that it is an abnormal response to bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. It is this ...
'Sister Mary' the robo-doc to start making ward rounds at St Mary's Hospital
...heir expertise from a remote location and may be a significant
step for patient care." The robots are being trialled in a General Surgery Ward and A&E Department within St Mary's Hospital and for training purposes, at Imperial College's Academic and Clinical Skills Unit. This is the only site in the UK and one o...
Don't skip chest CT in the ER just because x-ray checks out okay, warns study
Chest X-rays may miss 40% of clinically significant
thoracic injuries in multiple trauma patients that...hey found that the X-rays missed 40% of clinically significant
thoracic injuries, including lung contusions, lung lacerations, rib and spine fractures and air or ...
Clinical trial proves link between chiropractic and migraines
...heir medications as much. This last result is very significant
because some of the migraine medications are very ...ood percentage of migraine sufferers the neck is a significant
contributing factor, and for them chiropractic treatment is really effective. I'm not saying that ev...
Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort
...ing of a measurement device can lead to clinically significant
errors. Multiphase cognition rehabilitation effective for people with dual diagnosis This study evaluates the effectiveness of a multicomponent cognitive rehabilitation program, previously shown to be effective for patients with chronic alcoholism...
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