Tag: "size" at medical news
Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...ging disease is complex, taking into account tumor size
and regional or distant disease spread. Also, ther... stage could be attributed to differences in tumor size
and the number of lymph nodes with disease between the two race groups. Analysis of clinical and d...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...icipate in the exercises were added to balance the size
of the control group. Sub-study participants provided detailed medical histories, received sleep-quality evaluations and submitted blood samples for analysis before injection with the influenza vaccine. Blood also was drawn three, six and 20 weeks...
Stress may leave your mouth a mess
... Patients should to also keep in mind their pocket size
guide to periodontal health; periodontal probing depths of one to two millimeters with no bleeding are not a concern but probing depths of three and four millimeters may need a more in depth cleaning called scaling and root planing. Probing depths ...
Wireless technology shows promise in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease
... has always been difficult to evaluate, due to its size
and many convolutions, says study author Gian Luigi de Angelis, a professor with the University of Parma, Italy. This small camera can follow the entire length of the bowel, helping us to identify signs of disease and damage that would otherwise be i...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...ces. The battery in the Purdue device is about the size
of a nickel. The signals are amplified, digitized and transmitted to the external receiver. The research represents half of a larger collaboration at Purdue focusing on creating a neuroprosthesis that dispenses a neurotransmitter called GABA and ca...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...our perception of what is considered a normal body size
has changed. This is a social force that we are trying to document because the rise in obesity has occurred so rapidly over the past 30 years, said Heiland, who also is affiliated with FSUs Center for Demography and Population Health. Medically...
Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science
...ion it needs--to zip up into the desired shape and size
that you want. Then you throw them in the water and see what you get--hopefully the desired, complex nanostructure. Ironically, Pochan thought he was done working with block copolymers when he was in graduate school years ago. I'm now building on...
Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
...t Wake Forest Baptist for kidney tumors ranging in size
from 0.6 cm to 8.8 cm. A total of 125 tumors in 104 patients were treated over the period 2000 to 2006. In all of the patients, a biopsy had confirmed the presence of renal cell carcinomas (RCC), a common type of renal malignancy. Of 95 tumors...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
... markers do not change with the location, stage or size
of the tumor in the pancreas. Most cancers in the pancreas originate from the main pancreatic duct, a 10-centimeter-long duct located in the pancreas that perforates the duodenum, the first and shortest part of the small intestine. The pancreatic d...
New grant fulfills wish of late Baltimore Orioles team photographer
...he lump is usually less than 2 cm (about inch) in size
and can be red, pink, or blue-violet. MCC is different from other skin cancers in that it grows rapidly over a few weeks or months. ...
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
...m is an inexpensive sensor platform about half the size
of a business card. Developed at UF and licensed to Pervasa, a Gainesville-based UF spinoff company headed by Helal, the Atlas platform makes it easy to create a network of sensors and make their information available on a computer network. The adv...
Nonsmall cell lung cancer -- chemotherapy before surgery appears better than surgery alone
...t using chemotherapy before surgery can reduce the size
of tumours making the surgery simpler, and increasing the number of patients who may be candidates for surgery. The worry is, however, that having a course of chemotherapy delays the operation, and could therefore leave patients at risk of allowing t...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...dreds of millions of dollars and occupy a room the size
of basketball courts. Thomas Mackie (trmackie@...than give off visible light. Because of the small size
of their detection elements, these panels have the capacity for extraordinarily high resolution in a...
Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers
...high volume places were higher grade and larger in size
but despite this, higher volume centres achieved superior outcomes in patients with high grade lesions and those with tumours over 10 cm in size. In an additional analysis, the researchers examined outcomes from treatment of extremity tumours alon...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
...teractivity. They soon realized, however, that the size
of the class (525 students per semester enroll in ...h can also help inform school policy, from portion size
education in dining halls to routine blood pressure screenings at health services. In addition to ...
How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'
...40 percent less than the average for mice of their size
and age who were not being given the compound. The peptide has been patented in Europe and the U.S., and a commercial firm, Bioline RX Ltd. of Jerusalem has purchased development rights from Yissum, the Hebrew Universitys technology transfer comp...
OHSU Cancer Institute, VA researchers find way to identify which men need a second biopsy
...esults in a higher PSA. Garzotto also stresses the size
of the prostate has to be taken into account when ...articularly meaningful because of the large sample size
of patient cases, and it is longitudinal, which means researchers were able to study the patients fo...
Targeted initiatives can encourage people to walk more
...pond to different approaches, say the authors. One size
may not fit all, and a range of options should be offered, they conclude....
Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review
...nterested in a mans personality and looks than the size
of his penis, but men can experience real anxiety ...han 50 international research projects into penile size
and small penis syndrome carried out since 1942. By drawing together the results of 12 studies tha...
Limiting stroke damage is focus of study
...occurs even days after a stroke, increasing stroke size
and devastation, is the focus of researchers trying to identify new treatments. "This would be a death wave coming through; neurons are dying here," says Medical College of Georgia Neuroscientist Sergei Kirov as he watches moving images of compound...
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