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2 reproductive factors are important predictors of death from ovarian cancer

... of these factors on a patient's survival after a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Cheryl L. Robbins, Ph.D., ... factors that may influence survival after diagnosis with this serious disease." Robbins and ... age at menarche also had poorer survival. After diagnosis of ovarian cancer, participants whose menarche ...

Muscular dystrophy diagnosis delayed almost 2.5 years in boys

... Dystrophy (DMD) for 2 years before they obtain a diagnosis and disease-specific treatment, about the same ... of the paper. "If they get the test and the diagnosis earlier, they can start treatment earlier and ... best available services in their school. Early diagnosis will avoid unnecessary and costly tests and ...

St. Jude identifies genomic causes of a certain type of leukemia relapse

... the cancer cells of ALL patients at initial diagnosis and those who relapsed. That information was ... of the entire genomes of ALL at initial diagnosis and at subsequent relapse. In the study that ... in the genetic alterations present at the time of diagnosis and at the time of relapse," said Charles ...

Innovations in Pediatric Medicine International Conference brings together pediatrics experts

... San Francisco, will present evidence that early diagnosis of primary immunodeficiencies is critical for ... situation usually has to occur before a correct diagnosis was made. As a solution, Dr. Puck suggests that ... with the goal of improving timely diagnosis and outcomes. Her laboratory has developed a ...

Unusual use of toys in infancy a clue to later autism

... as expected. The average age of autism diagnosis in the United States is three years of age or ... signs of autism often are present long before the diagnosis is made. "About a third of parents notice ... are the keys to improving early detection and diagnosis of autism. "The earlier you treat a child for ...

Multiple Sclerosis: new MRI contrast medium enables early diagnosis in animal model

... is effective. Up to now, how-ever, an early diagnosis is frequently not established with certainty, ... symptoms. MRI plays a crucial role in the early diagnosis of MS and monitoring of the dis-ease. The ... are often not initiated at early stages since the diagnosis of MS is not yet established. " The new ...

ASM and FIND to partner on strengthening infectious disease diagnosis in developing nations

... aimed at strengthening infectious disease diagnosis and service integration in resource-poor and ... the foundation for infectious disease diagnosis in resource-poor nations, providing novel ... its members to build human resource capacity for diagnosis of tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. ...

Plasma DNA level is a reliable marker of recurrent esophageal cancer, study finds

... and specificity of these markers in the diagnosis of recurrent cancer has not been compared. "The diagnosis of metastatic esophageal cancer prior to surgery ... that measuring DNA levels could improve the diagnosis of and prediction of recurrence of this disease." ...

A new analysis method allows to find out the sex of the baby from the second month of pregnancy

... and receive the results 48 hours later. diagnosis of monogenic diseases This new process, apart ... important medical applications; especially in the diagnosis of monogenic diseases related to X chromosome, ... would avoid the processes of invasive prenatal diagnosis such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus biopsy or ...

Publication offers labs consensus recommendations for diagnosing parasitic diseases

... Cumitech 46 -- Laboratory Procedures for diagnosis of Blood-Borne Parasitic Diseases. This ... ordering and application of tests for the diagnosis and management of blood-borne parasitic ... and to help decide which lab tests to use for diagnosis and patient management. ...

Saliva can help diagnose heart attack, study shows

... AUSTIN, TexasEarly diagnosis of a heart attack may now be possible using only ... salivary proteins were as accurate in the diagnosis of heart attack as those found in blood serum ... since use of these tests could lead to more rapid diagnosis and faster entry of patients into treatment ...

NHLBI issues first US von Willebrand Disease clinical practice guidelines

... clinical guidelines in the United States for the diagnosis and management of von Willebrand Disease (VWD), ... cannot be cured, it can be treated. Proper diagnosis is important, and with the right treatment plan, ... a full gynecological exam be performed before diagnosis of VWD is made. In addition, the guidelines ...

Gene chips used to distinguish ventilator-associated pneumonia from underlying critical illness

... shock, organ failure and surgical complications. diagnosis of infection is even more complicated in patients ... activity of 85 genes some 24 to 72 hours before diagnosis of pneumonia by the physician attending in the ... potential to benefit patients, through earlier diagnosis and treatment, and to help hospitals better ...

New method developed to identify genetic determinants of Alzheimer's disease

... human population, which in turn will help in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimers disease. A ... be extremely valuable in augmenting the clinical diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The medical ... and has created a new approach for the molecular diagnosis of genetic diseases. Based on the results from ...

Mutant sperm guide clinicians to new diseases

... of genes involved in disease and to improve diagnosis of genomic disease. The scientists from the ... can cause milder symptoms. Perhaps we can improve diagnosis with improved understanding of the possible ... of this study, the team suggest that improved diagnosis might result from examining speech-delay for CNVs ...

Brain pattern associated with genetic risk of obsessive compulsive disorder

... risk of developing OCD and lead to more accurate diagnosis of the disorder. Obsessive compulsive disorder ... factor for developing the condition. The current diagnosis of OCD available to psychiatrists is subjective ... of the underlying causes may lead to better diagnosis and ultimately improved clinical treatments. ...

Cell response to stress signals predicts tumors in women with common pre-breast cancer

... or not a woman will develop a future cancer after diagnosis with DCIS. By identifying this particular ... determining the best treatment option following a diagnosis of DCIS. We were very excited by the ... likely to have a subsequent tumor event after a diagnosis of DCIS, said Tlsty. It supports the hypothesis ...

Pregnant women at risk for unnecessary operations due to misdiagnosis of appendicitis

... study points to the need to require more accurate diagnosis to avoid unnecessary operations and the potential ... of Diseases Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) diagnosis codes were used to identify the presence of ... (defined as an appendectomy without a diagnosis of simple or complicated appendicitis) was ...

Story ideas from Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

... proteins in the brain Improving cancer diagnosis Improving liver cancer diagnosis Preventing neurodegenerative diseases ... diseases could help improve their diagnosis and assess disease progression. Taken ...

NIH awards UC $9 million grant to improve patient point-of-care technologies

... study point-of-care technologies to assist the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurologic ... the development of technologies to improve the diagnosis of and response to neurodiseases and ... at the bedside or in the operating room wherever diagnosis or treatment is needed, says Beyette. The NIH ...

Misconceptions about Alzheimer's varies among races, survey suggests

... risk reduction strategies, symptom recognition, diagnosis and illness management, the paper said. There ... with aging, they will be less likely to seek diagnosis and treatment in the early phase of the process ... feeling more well-prepared for handling a diagnosis of Alzheimer's in the family than blacks or ...

Study finds a high rate of asthma in college athletes

... also underscores the need to develop more routine diagnosis and management tools in athletes to detect the ... many of which were not classic cases, making diagnosis challenging. Exercise-induced asthma occurs ... enough to make a correct diagnosis, said Parsons. diagnosis and treatment of exercise-induced asthma based ...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

... and open the door for the development of treatments and improved diagnosis of C. difficile . At present, healthcare professionals manage the ... determining the host factors important in disease and will lead to better diagnosis and treatment strategies to reduce the burden of C. difficile -associated ...

Chromosomal problems affect nearly all human embryos

... 35 years old), fertile couples who had asked for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). PGD is carried out where one or both parents have a known genetic ... breakthrough that will change the way we do preimplantation genetic diagnosis and PGS and help to advance our ability to improve human fertility," said ...

A urine test for appendicitis?

... Appendicitis is the most common childhood surgical emergency, but the diagnosis can be challenging, especially in children, often leading to either ... delay diagnosis," says Bachur. "Although these advances have improved the diagnosis and decreased complications from appendicitis, CT scans also expose ...

Faculty of Translational Medicine boosts support for biomedical researchers

... benefit, in terms of gentler and more effective therapies and improved diagnosis and prognosis. The new clinical research facilities will enable us to care ... will support the BRC's mission to drive innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ill health and to translate advances in biomedical ...

OHSU researchers study the idling brain

... disorders in children, yet diagnosing it can be very difficult because diagnosis is based on patient and parent interviews and observational studies. Having a more tangible form of diagnosis - such as an MRI screening tool would be tremendously valuable to ...

Early detection of lung cancer: New data presented at multidisciplinary meeting

... New data from several studies evaluating new techniques for early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer are being presented at the first European ... In another abstract, UK scientists report that a new approach to diagnosis that ensures a patient has had a chest CT scan before they attend a clinic ...

Study validates means to measure possible leukemia marker

... variations are a promising molecular biomarker that might improve the diagnosis and gauge response to therapy in CLL patients. The findings are ... histones as biomarkers that clinicians can use to make decisions about diagnosis and treatment," says principal investigator Michael A. Freitas, a ...

Roberta A. Pagon receives lifetime award in genetics from March of Dimes

... syndrome delineation reviewing the symptoms of patients who do not have a diagnosis to see if there might be a new disorder. "Dr. Pagon is responsible for sharing critical information about the diagnosis and management of genetic diseases with physicians worldwide," said ...

Gorilla gets MRI at Bronx Zoo

... was a great opportunity to enlist the most progressive technology for the diagnosis of people with similar problems to our close relative the endangered ... "We were pleased to help the Wildlife Conservation Society in the diagnosis of Fubo's condition. Our message of early detection extends to all New ...

New discovery paves the way for new diagnosis of serious lung disease

... protein in the cells of the lower air ways brings new potential for early diagnosis of a serious lung disease. The findings, published today in the Web ... of the protein that the immune system targets, besides making early diagnosis possible, will also be possible to use in understanding the mechanism ...

Autism Speaks funds $5 million to studies on genetic and environmental risk factors for autism

... as contributing data useful to studies searching for the earliest possible diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This funding, made possible by an ... with ASD and this research could offer new insights that lead to earlier diagnosis of ASD. "These comprehensive studies will help us better understand the ...

Study examining role of genetics and environment in type 1 diabetes

... says. While there is still no surefire way to stop the attack, an early diagnosis allows children to start taking insulin early and at least delay ... type 1 diabetes, although several now have autoantibodies that show a diagnosis is likely in their near future. One Florida participant has developed the ...

2009 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards granted for pioneering ideas in cancer research

... that have the potential to have a major impact on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The 2009 Damon RunyonRachleff Innovators ... significant risks in order to achieve breakthroughs in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. As a venture capitalist, I look for visionaries ...

Study shows California's autism increase not due to better counting, diagnosis

... children with milder forms of autism in the counting and earlier ages of diagnosis as consequences of improved surveillance or greater awareness. ... the rate of incidence in the population over time and examined the age at diagnosis of all children ages two to 10 years old. The methodology eliminated ...

Attitudes towards assisted reproduction and preimplantation genetic diagnosis

... Citizens also hold contrasting views on the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (a genetic test that can be carried out on the embryos obtained from ... and the United Kingdom. ATTITUDES TOWARDS PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC diagnosis The application of a genetic test to the embryos obtained from ...

Forsyth scientist receives major grant to support rapid, accurate, affordable test for tuberculosis

... a clinical setting offers several potential benefits: confirming the diagnosis of active TB, not latent or dormant infection the test does not require ... to study systemic disease. This would be an important breakthrough in the diagnosis and treatment of TB." Recent studies show that an improved TB ...

Microarray analysis improves prenatal diagnosis

... with chromosomal abnormalities proved an effective tool in prenatal diagnosis in a series of 300 cases at Baylor College of Medicine, said researchers in a report that appears in the current issue of the journal Prenatal diagnosis . In the report, a team led by Dr. Arthur Beaudet and Dr. Sau Wai ...

Bayhill Therapeutics and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation announce research collaboration

... Trial Criteria Key inclusion criteria for this trial include: a diagnosis of type 1a diabetes mellitus based on ADA criteria, ≤5 years since ... diagnosed, ≥ 18 years of age, ≤ 40 years of age at the time of diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes, detectable fasting C-peptide level, C-peptide increase ...
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