Tag: "test" at medical news
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
...devices will soon benefit from a speech perception test
offered in Mandarin. The Mandarin Early Speech Perception (MESP) test
was developed in collaboration between Sigfrid D. Soli, Ph.D., of the House Ear Institute in Los Ang...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
... it may take more time for physicians to routinely test
the obese for the disease, Smith said. Diabetes is a serious illness that occurs when the body cannot properly produce or regulate insulin, which controls the level of glucose in the blood. The disease can cause many severe problems, including hea...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...eezing, ask their doctor about having a spirometry test
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...xtra dopamine, and symptoms start to appear." To test
their hypothesis, the researchers gave healthy, one-year-old mice the neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetra-hydropyridine (MPTP) at a dose that kills about 80 percent of the dopamine cells, but observed no motor impairments in the mice. Surprisi...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...of Cardiology. Researchers used dexmedetomidine to test
whether cocaines effect on the cardiovascular system could be muted. They found that the drug was effective in reversing the actions of cocaine on heart rate, blood pressure and vascular resistance in the skin by interfering with the ability of cocai...
New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi
...tep in this research will be to conduct a trial to test
the predictive power of XBP1 in the clinic....
Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
...n College of Physicians (ACP) this week endorsed a test
project of a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)....e American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) with ACP to test
a model that has the potential to dramatically improve healthcare delivery and quality. The proje...
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
... skin test. Children with positive tuberculin skin test
results or who have symptoms suggestive of tuberculosis should be examined for evidence of active disease and have a chest radiograph performed. Children with latent tuberculosis infection or active tuberculosis disease should be treated in accorda...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...archers tested MRSA resistance to antibiotics in a test
tube and found that in 57 percent of cases, doctors had prescribed an antibiotic to which the bacteria were resistant. Finding certain antibiotics ineffective against MRSA in a laboratory setting, however, does not necessarily mean they will fail in ...
Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing 'good' cholesterol
... are regulated. In addition, Jin and Rader plan to test
whether variation in blood levels of PCs and EL activity in humans, as well as genetic variation in their genes, is associated with variation in HDL-C levels and heart disease risk. We hope to identify polymorphisms in the genes for PCs, EL, and i...
Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
...dialysis. The database allowed the researchers to test
the association between body weight and PTH levels, while accounting for a number of possible confounding factors. The results showed a significant association between obesity and hyperparathyroidismas body mass index increased, so did PTH levels. ...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
...pants could recall ever receiving counsel to get a test
for HIV from a provider, despite their risk factors. Yet, in part because of a lack of education and prevention efforts targeted at older populations, older women appear to be less capable of accurately assessing their lifetime risk of HIV even wh...
New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking
... is planning a study of stroke victims in order to test
the long-term benefits of split-belt treadmill therapy. She is also studying children with more extreme forms of brain damage, including those that undergo a hemispherectomy, a neurosurgical procedure to treat seizures in which an entire half of the ...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...ves the usefulness of objective neuropsychological test
data as part of the comprehensive clinical evaluat... emphasized player symptoms and neuropsychological test
results as cornerstones of the injury evaluation and management process. While neuropsychological ...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
... people who are likely to benefit from a screening test
or a medication or who may be at increased risk from exposure to an environmental contaminant. These theater charts make it easier for people to see what the case studies are referring to, Bouwer said. Were trying to give people some new tools to...
The matrix of autism
...Progressive Matrices, is considered the preeminent test
of whats called fluid intelligence, that is, the a...oals, to do high-level abstractions. Basically the test
presents arrays of complicated patterns with one missing, and test
takers are required to choose the...
Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment
...esearchers started a small human clinical trial to test
its cancer-fighting ability. The technique was applied to ten human patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a form of brain cancer with a very low survival rate. All the patients had their earlier tumors treated by other methods, but t...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
...he researchers hope to use the next trial phase to test
individuals with serious pancreatic diseases that are not cancer to see if the changes are truly unique to cancer. Eventually, the researchers hope to expand their study to breast cancer, lung cancer and other variations of the disease. While the n...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
...cians at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (ENH) to test
the technique in a pilot study of 51 patients. The...can detect these changes earlier than we can. To test
the effectiveness of the technology in screening for pancreatic cancer, Backman and Liu have been co...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
.... According to researchers, the overall median test
score for the training physicians, with one-half scoring higher and the other half scoring lower, was just 55 percent. Results showed that the recent medical school graduates got three-fifths of the answers wrong (with a median score of 40 percen...
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