Tag: "testing" at medical news
Exercise helps elderly regain physical function and avoid major disability
...rchers are planning to conduct a full-scale study, testing
2,500 adults at 10 different sites over four years the longest study to date to assess whether structured exercise can delay the inability to walk 400 meters, or a quarter mile. "The results from this pilot study are very promising and indicate ...
Breast cancer drug receives FDA approval
...red national clinical trial featured more than 500 testing
sites throughout the United States and Canada and included 3,351 women. Romond has since become the national spokesperson for this new use of Herceptin in treating early-stage HER-2 positive breast cancer....
Increased patient demand for prostate test has serious implications for cancer services
...c Antigen) blood tests. "Increased on-demand PSA testing
represents a major pressure on family doctors and ...ices Board. "Clinical evidence suggests that PSA testing
may not improve survival or quality of life and might cause more harm than good, to patients and ser...
New agreement questions NHS relation with industry
...l product licensing). It does not apply to phase I testing
with healthy volunteers (as in TGN1412), to studies initiated by investigators, to trials in which the sponsor merely provides funding, or to research in non-NHS institutions. While collaboration is admirable, we must realise that the development o...
Fresh use of targeted therapy advances treatment of early HER2-positive breast cancer
...portunity to participate in other research that is testing
newer therapies. For example, the experimental dru...om one clinical trial, and the agent is slated for testing
in earlier stage HER2-positive cancers in late 2006 and 2007.) Newer anti-hormonal treatments also a...
Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety
...ggest that power tool users request more realistic testing
and clearer labeling from manufacturers. (2pNSb1) ...searchers deployed the system in Ecuador, an ideal testing
ground since that nation has multiple active volcanoes within a relatively small region. Throughout ...
Maximizing womens' health benefits when resources are limited
...alth package included cervical cancer screening by testing
for human papillomavirus (an accurate but complex test), treatment for depression, and screening or treatment for anemia. When a 50% shortage in general (for example, nurses) and specialized (for example, doctors) personnel time was also included, th...
Sports cheats beware -- new test detects previously undetectable drug
...rprint that uniquely identifies it. "If the drug testing
authorities adopt this new test it will close a gap in the current drug testing
system, and mean that athletes will no longer be able to get away with this form of cheating," says ...
Fast test for low blood flow in dogs detects early heart trouble
...find blockages, including not only exercise stress testing
and echocardiograms, but also positron electron tomography (PET) imaging or magnetic resonance imaging," he says. "The new technique could also help eliminate many unnecessary, invasive catheterization procedures when there is no underlying blocka...
Seven-point system gauges seriousness of heart failure in elderly
...e, and the variables don't require any specialized testing
-- they are part of routine medical histories or basic lab tests," Rich says. "If the system can be validated by further studies, it can play a role in helping physicians tailor care to individual patients. If a person has a limited life expectancy, ...
Heart failure: Mayo Clinic reveals abnormality in filling of the heart is frequent culprit
... Doppler echocardiography is common practice, this testing
to detect filling problems is not uniformly performed everywhere. "Our results suggest that if you are a patient who has been diagnosed with heart failure, you should be evaluated for filling abnormalities," Dr. Roger says. "Whether the primary pro...
Precautionary approach suggested to protect pregnant women and children against industrial chemicals
...bilities caused by chemicals are the great gaps in testing
chemicals for developmental neurotoxicity and the high level of proof required for regulation. A few industrial chemicals such as lead are recognised causes of neurodevelopmental disorders. Exposure to these chemicals during early fetal development...
Boston Celtics fund first teen vaccination delivery program in the country
... the 30 sites in the world that is researching and testing
HIV vaccines for adults in the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). It is expected that HIV vaccine trials will be open to adolescents in approximately two to four years. "The goal which we believe it is achievable is to license and deliver an effe...
New alzheimer's drug shows promise in clinical trial
...rogram at Georgetown University Medical Center, is testing
a new class of drugs that actually target the molecule believed to cause the disease. Aisen and his colleagues report that a compound called tramiprosate reduced levels of a marker for the progression of Alzheimer's disease in a Phase II clinical tri...
Grace under pressure: FSU researchers analyze the effects of stress on decision-making ability
...their (simulated) weapons. Other research involves testing
the reactions of athletes as they react to situations that they are likely to encounterin game situations. Putting both experts and novices through critical scenarios such as these, laboratory researchers don't just observe the differences in subje...
NC State start-up looks to turn 'lights out' on flu, other viruses
...teria, including the feared avian flu. Laboratory testing
of a novel, permanent nano-coating, developed in collaboration by researchers at North Carolina State University College of Textiles and Emory University School of Medicine, has been shown to kill or inactivate most viruses and bacteria when exposed ...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...e patients. Researchers suggest bronchoprovocation testing
should be considered in such patients. Home Nebu...f iloprost. Researchers suggest pulmonary function testing
be performed on all children with PAH before and after inhaled prostacyclin therapy is initiated. ...
Large subset of learning disabled children can be quickly identified by new diagnostic device
...eurobiology and Otolaryngology. In fact, BioMAP testing
can occur while a child watches a video. At Kraus' lab, researchers place non-invasive electrodes on a child's scalp and an earpiece that delivers carefully crafted acoustic sounds in one ear. As the child watches a movie, researchers measure the bra...
Tipsheet: Focus on gait training, pain relief, pressure ulcers and hearing aid training
...reas DT subjects underwent identical in-laboratory testing
without training. Training produced large improvem... experienced HA users using identical training and testing
procedures as those used for new HA users. The experienced users also showed significant performance...
Faster, more accurate tuberculosis test developed
...ust such a tool. It will change the practice of TB testing
in developing countries," said Robert H. Gilman, M...drugs permits rapid and direct drug-susceptibility testing
at the same time as the detection of bacterial growth. Over 5,000 people die of TB every day worldw...
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