Tag: "stages" at medical news
New blood test for ovarian cancer screening
...could help to identify ovarian cancer in its early stages
when few symptoms are present, Yale School of Medi...er. It is usually not diagnosed until its advanced stages
and has come to be known as the "silent killer." "Early diagnosis can help prolong or save lives, ...
New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment
...esearch of this type needs to be done in the early stages
of development, Hughes says. He suggests that his findings clearly illustrate the limitations of current guidelines for the handling and disposal of buckyballs, which are still based on the properties of bulk carbon black. "No one thinks that graphit...
Mount Sinai study shows Hispanics have worse lung cancer survival rate
...5 years or longer. Conversely, patients with early stages
of lung cancer who do not undergo resection have a median survival of less than 2 years." In the study, of the 16,036 eligible patients with stage I primary, non-small cell lung cancer, 686 (4.3 percent) were Hispanics and 15,350 (95.7 percent) were ...
Changes in brain receptors linked to seizures and anxiety during the menstrual cycle
...ilepsy in women that is exacerbated during certain stages
of the menstrual cycle, or other mental or neurological disorders related to changes in steroid hormone levels," Mody, the study's lead researcher, said. "If some of our findings are replicated in humans, our study would provide some testable predict...
New procedures more accurate in early diagnosis of GI cancers
... predisposed to cancer or individuals in the early stages
of the disease. Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong examined the ability of SELDI ProteinChip technology to accurately diagnose gastric cancer. This tool categorizes proteins and creates a unique "fingerprint" to diagnose cancer. ...
Study demonstrates longest reported survival rate for locally advanced lung cancer patients
...ancer Society, the five-year survival rate for all stages
of lung cancer combined is 15 percent, a rate that has improved only slightly in the last few years. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women: More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers ...
Radiologists play key role in child abuse cases: Electronic exhibit outlines signs of abuse
...up when a radiologist finds fractures in different stages
of healing, posterior rib fractures, fractures at the very end of the long bones (which can occur when a child has been shaken) and long bone fractures in children who are not walking, said Dr. Walker. In addition, MR imaging of the brain can detect ...
Medication errors continue even in highly computerized hospital
...researchers found errors occurred at the following stages
of care, 61 percent ordering, 25 percent monitoring, 13 percent administration, one percent dispensing and 0 percent transcription. The authors note that the computer system was successful in eliminating problems reading physicians' orders (transcrip...
Breathing disorders during sleep are common among asthmatics, may help predict severe asthma
... study so far, most were in one of the most severe stages
of asthma. Most participants were being treated for asthma with inhalers and other medications, but they were still symptomatic, says Mihaela Teodorescu, M.D., a pulmonary medicine specialist, research fellow in sleep medicine and a lecturer at UMHS,...
Knee injury causes decrease in lubrication, has implications for arthritis
...cartilage damage "is not a unique feature of early stages
of a knee injury, but rather a common feature in inflammatory conditions, both acute and chronic," the paper states. In order to measure the breakdown of lubricin, researchers developed a simple test that can be performed in any hospital laboratory, ...
Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication
...es; and (3) include infection control staff in all stages
of planning, construction, or renovation of healthcare facilities and HVAC systems." They recommended as well that operating rooms be maintained at positive airflow pressure and that surgeons should always use closed systems to fill breast implants....
Visual screening could prevent 37,000 deaths from mouth cancer worldwide
...most solid malignancies in the early asymoptomatic stages
almost always requires special, costly, and often invasive techniques. Visual screening for oral cancer is easy, effective, cheap, and saves lives."...
NIH convenes panel to assess evidence on chronic insomnia
...eep complaint reported by women and men across all stages
of adulthood and for many, the problem is chronic. While insomnia often exists simultaneously with other medical conditions (co-morbidities), the definitive etiology (cause) of insomnia remains unknown. Nevertheless, chronic insomnia is associated wi...
Test accurately predicts aggressiveness of breast cancer
...st cancer tumors, even among women with very early stages
of the disease, researchers told the 2nd ESMO Scie...already used to define the aggressiveness of later stages
of breast cancer. But it was not clear how effective it would be in very early stages
of the disease...
African-Americans more prone to higher heart weight than whites, study shows
...results suggest the extent to which even the early stages
of heart disease could be prevented in the African-American community by prevention and treatment of hypertension," said Dr. Ronald Victor, senior author of the study and chief of hypertension at UT Southwestern. The Dallas Heart Study, a population-...
New memory drug works best in combination with older remedy
...s the disease progresses. However, until the later stages
of the disease, memory is impaired but not entirely gone," Gallagher said. "By augmenting the brain's memory-making ability, drugs could be used to treat this symptom and to improve the quality of life for patients who have a disease that has a slow ...
Johns Hopkins team finds 'ancestral' hepatitis-C virus at the root of evolution in infections
...us set. To assess the genetic changes in the early stages
of infection, the researchers decoded, or sequence...ual, allowing analyses before and during the early stages
of infection. One patient self-recovered, while the rest proceeded to chronic infection. Using ad...
Shrinking brains but healthy memory - does brain matter matter?
... better meet the needs of individuals at different stages
of life," Professor Christensen said....
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for June 2005 (second issue)
...use the majority of patients are diagnosed in late stages
of disease. Less than 20 percent of individuals who suffer from this illness are diagnosed in stages
in which curative surgery is an option. The survival rates for early stage disease are quite high, ...
New computer program uses brain scans to assess risk of Alzheimer's
...in a key region of the brain affected in the early stages
of Alzheimer's disease. Applying the program, they demonstrated that reductions in brain metabolism in healthy individuals were associated with the later development of the memory robbing disease, according to a new study. "This is th...
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