Tag: "test" at medical news
XDx presents success with AlloMap molecular expression testing to international transplant community
..., today announced its AlloMap molecular expression test
will be the subject of presentations and discussio...s the first confirmation that a non-invasive blood test
can detect organ rejection in lung transplant patients....
Commonly used pain medications do not prevent Alzheimer's disease
...dementia. "Although our study was conducted to test
the hypothesis that celecoxib or naproxen would reduce the incidence of Alzheimer's disease, these results indicate no such effect, at least within the first few years after treatment begins," said study author Constantine Lyketsos, MD, MHS, with Joh...
Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain
...f five participants in the study underwent a blood test
that evaluates the reaction of immunoglobulin E (I...tudy, Szeinbach found that the ImmunoCAP IgE blood test
was more accurate in diagnosing allergies when compared to other specific IgE blood tests. While I...
Livestock interventions can protect lives, livelihoods
...otect their main resources and way of life." To test
these livelihoods-based relief interventions, duri...overnmental organizations (NGOs) and government to test
field level interventions and feed results into national guidelines for livelihoods-based livestock ...
Scientists and polar explorers brave the elements in support of CryoSat-2
...orne data with ground measurements scientists will test
and verify novel methods for retrieving ice-thickness change from the CryoSat-2 satellite mission ahead of the launch. "The first flight with ASIRAS looks good," says Veit Helm from AWI. "As soon as the weather conditions are good and the ground t...
... of Bochum) have attempted a "scent prediction" to test
their computer model of lily-of-the-valley fragran...nsities as well as the sensitivity of sperm to the test
molecules. These predictions corresponded very closely to the experimentally observed results. As ex...
Penn study on lung-infecting bacterial enzyme suggests new approach to cystic fibrosis treatment
...pecific inhibitors against the bacterial SMase and test
the idea in an animal model. ...
Malaria-infected mice cured by 1 dose of new drug
... toxic substances when they are metabolized in the test
animals' bodies, making them potentially safer than their predecessors. Although the substance is inexpensive by Western standards, the widespread use of artemisinins in the developing world remains limited, in part by availability and the cost of ...
Eating cured meats frequently can lead to lower lung function and potential COPD
...tion of cured meats results in lower lung function test
scores and increases the odds of developing chroni...om cured meats associated with lower lung function test
results and increased odds for COPD did not change after researchers made adjustments for multiple d...
Brain structure changes years before memory loss begins
...people destined to develop MCI had lower cognitive test
scores at the beginning of the study compared to the group that didn't develop memory problems, even though these scores were still within normal range. "These findings of structural changes in cognitively normal people before memory loss begins ar...
MS drug helps reduce vision loss
...archers used eye charts of low contrast letters to test
the vision of the participants every 12 weeks. The study found vision loss, defined as a worsening in score by two rows of letters on the eye chart, was reduced by as much as 47 percent among people taking natalizumab compared to those taking place...
Penn researchers find treatment for MS also reduces vision loss in MS patients
...izumab clinical trials were the first to include a test
of visual function. These trials showed that low-contrast letter acuity eye chart testing is an effective measure for assessing visual outcomes, and may be useful in future clinical trials....
Johns Hopkins develops pancreas cancer risk model
...y spread. Survival rates are extremely low. To test
the models effectiveness for predicting cancer, Kl...s and stomach to detect precancerous changes. The test
provides sound-wave pictures of the pancreas, which sits next to the stomach. Klein says that the...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
...e student in molecular toxicology. "But we need to test
that notion in animals before we can be more definitive." Both DIM and genistein are already being developed for use as a preventive and a chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, although more extensive toxicological studies are necessary, the re...
Not just a menopausal symptom -- men have hot flashes, too
...often unaware that they are having them." Having a test
that objectively measures when hot flashes are occurring can help both doctors and patients identify the episodes, and can assist researchers in finding their root cause. "If we can use sternal skin conductance to monitor the frequency and percepti...
Help the Aged funds the University of Nottingham to research pain affecting older people
...s causes the pain of diverticular disease. We will test
new anti-inflammatory drugs to see if they could become a valuable treatment for this condition, which in varying degrees affects as many as two-thirds of the older people in our society. Dr Lorna Layward, Research Manager for Help the Aged, said: ...
Mayo Clinic solves painful puzzle of UT ligament split tear in wrist
...plit tear of the ulnotriquetral (UT) ligament. The test
involves pressing the ulnar fovea region of the pa...ness. The researchers found a positive ulnar fovea test
was 95 percent sensitive in revealing patients with a rupture or a UT split tear. The test's specifi...
Rapid oral HIV test shows great promise according to MUHC-led research
...dy shows that the oral fluid-based OraQuick HIV1/2 test
is 100 per cent accurate and patients preferred ch...s compared the diagnostic accuracy of the OraQuick test
from two samples - one obtained from oral fluid (saliva) and the other from a blood-based finger sti...
Use of hydrocortisone reduces incidence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery
...eagues conducted a randomized multicenter trial to test
whether intravenous corticosteroid administration prevents AF after cardiac surgery. The study, conducted at three university hospitals in Finland, included 241 patients without prior AF who were scheduled to undergo CABG surgery, aortic valve replac...
Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise
... protective, you dont know that until you actually test
it. Weve shown that the vaccine does work in the real world. Freedom from the egg brings implications important to a world facing the threat of pandemic bird flu. For decades the nations efforts to prevent flu have centered on growing flu virus i...
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