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A crystal ball for brain cancer?

... will be shrunk by the drug Avastin -- before the patient ever starts treatment. By linking high water ... can predict which tumors will respond before the patient ever starts therapy." Pope and his colleagues ... and chemotherapy, the average glioblastoma patient lives only 12 to 15 months after diagnosis. ...

Test helps in fight against lung infections and for treating other life-threatening infections

... ranged from 9 to 51 years of age. One patient was receiving intravenous antibiotics for a lung ... earlier infection and had been successful. The patient was hospitalized, the antibiotics were changed, but the patient continued to decline. Using the bioFILM ...

New test can detect both genetic and chromosomal abnormalities in embryos

... in the preimplantation embryo without any prior patient or disease specific test development, which often delays patient treatment. For the first time, the inheritance of ... months, as scientists have to identify the exact patient or disease-specific genetic mutation first before ...

New biomarker method could increase the number of diagnostic tests for cancer

... to screen multiple biomarkers in hundreds of patient samples, thus ensuring that only the strongest ... candidate protein biomarkers in the hundreds of patient samples necessary for verification. MRM ... sensitivity for quantifying target compounds in patient samples. "Our work demonstrates that this ...

Ovarian transplantation: First baby is born after a new technique

... restore ovarian function quickly and already one patient from his clinic had had a baby and another had ... treated for sickle cell anaemia, the second patient had been treated for periarteritis nodosa, an ... Unfortunately the first time round this patient developed an ectopic pregnancy, but she is now ...

Reading the brain without poking it

... one arm and hand. The first patient received two identical arrays, each with 16 ... 1 millimeter apart (about one-25th of an inch). patient 1 had the ECoG and microECoG implants for a few ... So, months later, the second patient received one array containing about 30 ...

Tumor growth and chemo response may be predicted by mathematical model

... of tumor invasion observed in experiments and in patient tumors, Cristini said. The patterns were ... cancer drugs in a laboratory situation before the patient starts treatment. By basing the model input parameters on specific patient data, the treatment outcomes could be predicted ...

SNM's clinical trials network gains added support from industry leader

... of today's medical practice and lead to improved patient care in the near future," said Peter S. Conti, ... compounds and eliminates those without apparent patient benefit earlier in the development cycle," he ... collaboration with SNM will help improve patient treatment worldwide." ...

Study reveals conflict between doctors, midwives over homebirth

... has gone wrong with the homebirth, and the patient has been transported to the hospital for care. ... that homebirth must be dangerous, because the patient they're seeing has had to be transported to the ... is now taking on the risk of caring for a patient who is unknown to them, and who has a medical ...

From cars to cancer: UH professor employs auto industry tools for tumor therapy

... be optimal for later treatment. Essentially, the patient has changed." Since 2000, Dong and his ... you rescan a patient," Dong said. "Replanning a patient can take between three and five days. It's a big ... and then create classification of tumors. So if a patient comes in, and he falls into that attribute, we ...

Publication sets guidelines across cancer therapies: Ensuring the best in patient management

... in solid tumors did not exist. Because each patient is unique, oncologists have no way of accurately predicting which patient will benefit from a specific therapy. Those ... in Freiburg, Germany. "It could positively impact patient care by providing access to critical imaging ...

Biolex presents Locteron US Phase 2a hepatitis C data at EASL

... interferon alpha 2b, is designed to improve patient care by providing a more convenient ... announced earlier this week the commencement of patient dosing in the SELECT-2, a Phase 2b trial of ... for extended evaluation of Locteron in larger patient populations," said Eric Lawitz, MD, Alamo Medical ...

Allscripts Integrates Electronic Health Records with Innovative Patient Kiosk

... Self-Service Check In, Credit Card Scanning and patient Information Updating to Revolutionize patient Registration Process for Physician Practices ... marketplace, today unveiled the Allscripts patient Kiosk (TM), the next generation ...

Pilot study shows effectiveness of new, low-cost method for monitoring hand hygiene compliance

... healthcare workers enter and after they exit patient rooms. This novel method of monitoring hand ... hand hygiene dispenser stations prior to entering patient rooms. The technology behind the study was ... and placement of small beacons inside patient rooms and other designated locations. "A novel ...

Multiple route bone marrow stem cell injections show promise to treat spinal cord injury

... column, spinal canal and intravenously for each patient and followed for two years using MRI imaging to ... of minor adverse events. We also found that patient quality of life improved." According to Dr. ... any treatment should ultimately help to improve patient quality of life and demonstrate functional ...

Tiny samples could yield big predictive markers for pancreatic cancer

... be useful, it often remains impossible to tell a patient their absolute risk of progression to cancer." ... neither is ideal. One option is to advise the patient to have major surgery to remove the portion of ... enough evidence to make it a routine part of patient care." ...

ChemoBrain: How cancer therapies can affect your mind

... stories, Clegg also provides the history of the patient empowerment movement that brought chemobrain to ... of cognitive impairment soon, asking future patient generations to invest less of their quality of ... strategies being developed on the front lines of patient care. Clegg's investigative study of chemobrain ...

Using hair to manage HIV/AIDS and predict treatment success

... pills as directed. These methods are highly patient dependent and have not been good predictors of ... drug levels can vary day-by-day for a single patient and may reflect improved pill-taking by patients ... become a new standard to look at how much drug a patient is gettingan equivalent in HIV clinical care of ...

Shorter wait means longer life for kidney transplant candidates

... GAINESVILLE, Fla. How long a patient survives after a kidney transplant could depend ... current research. "Unfortunately, not every patient who would benefit from a kidney transplant will ... thought to have the greatest impact on patient survival: waiting time, past performance of a ...

Unexpected finding opens up new way to stop autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection

... battling recurring infections, the last thing a patient and her doctors ever expected was that the cause ... and The Ohio State University discovered that the patient made a unique antibody to her own T cells, the ... discovered that the antibodies produced by this patient blocked the sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) ...

Proactive care saves lives of seniors, study finds

... and six the control group patients. Each CMP patient was matched with two control patients based on ... to the nurse care manager who completed a patient assessment focused on self-efficacy, knowledge, ... setting. The care manager then created with the patient a detailed care plan supported by specialized ...

UC Davis researchers exploring gene therapy to fight AIDS

... the devastated immune system of an HIV-infected patient with stem cells that have been engineered to ... from a person with natural immunity to HIV. The patient has now lived for 20 months since the transplant ... bone marrow stem cells and introduced into the patient using a procedure similar to a bone marrow ...

Drops in blood oxygen levels may be key to sudden death in some epilepsy patients

... SUDEP may result from the brain not signaling the patient to continue breathing during seizures, though ... by a lack of brain signaling that makes the patient keep breathing, though scientists need to do more ... such as giving supplemental oxygen, turning the patient on his side or suctioning the patient's airway, ...

Microarray analysis improves prenatal diagnosis

... The fluorescently labeled DNA reference and patient binds to DNA on the array. The color of the ... If the fetus has a DNA duplication, then the patient color on the array will be stronger. If the fetus ... array detected something that was significant for patient care, the finding was either suspected because ...

Washington University scientists first to sequence genome of cancer patient

... have decoded the complete DNA of a cancer patient and traced her disease - acute myelogenous ... Medicine in St. Louis sequenced the genome of the patient - a woman in her 50s who ultimately died of her ... find, but we felt that the answers to why this patient had AML had to be embedded in her DNA." To ...

Rhode Island Hospital simulation center examines benefits and applications of medical simulation

... and Research Implications of Portable Human patient Simulation in Acute Care Medicine," the ... longer-duration events that follow a simulated patient through sequential care environments, are also ... at the Organizational Level--Implications for patient Safety, Disaster Surge Capacity, and Facilitating ...

When the ill need protection from the cure

... new technologies are not providing the amount of patient protection that medical professionals had ... no accurate record of how much radiation a patient has been exposed to through the process of ... material online for health workers dealing with patient protection in different contexts, like diagnostic ...

Where optics meets medicine

... can detect changes in blood vessels while the patient remains shot-free and relatively comfortable. ... correct diagnosis and treatment to produce better patient outcomes. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading ... advance that could greatly improve the chances of patient survival by meeting the critical, unmet need of ...

Combining advanced medical and information technologies offers pathway to lower health care costs

... sophisticated medical technologies for patient monitoring with advanced information systems and ... developed "Smart Fabric" technology for real-time patient monitoring that uses various off the shelf ... technologies such as Bluetooth. This provides the patient with total freedom without compromising data ...

Expanding cell girth indicates seriousness of breast cancer

... microfluidic electroporative flow cytometry in patient trials, Lu said. "But things become more complicated if you're dealing with patient tissues rather than cell lines," he said. "Cell lines contain only one type of cell; patient tissues have different kinds of cells." ...

Majority of osteoporosis patients not receiving calcium and vitamin D with treatment

... to ensure that they take them regularly". The patient research was conducted amongst 383 women aged 50 ... explanation from their treating physician. i patient responses also showed that there is a need for ... i This need for help is supported by patient preference data, which shows that over 70% of ...

UC San Diego launches Institute of Engineering in Medicine to accelerate health care tech

... medicine and products that will transform patient care." The Institute of Engineering in ... therapies and devices. "The next giant leap in patient care is going to happen through the joint efforts ... innovations out of the university and into patient care as quickly as possible." The von Liebig ...

Dartmouth researchers discover gene signatures for scleroderma

... the skin, to systemic and life threatening. patient complications are variable and hard to predict, ... San Francisco, which has a large scleroderma patient population. It builds on a map of skin that ... which drugs will work best for different patient profiles. ...

Radiation, nanotechnology, health care and more

... ) has undertaken of CT fetal dose assessment: "A patient receives more radiation from a CT exam than any other types of radiological exams. Among various patient groups, twice as many pregnant women today are ... thus allowing better communication between the patient and physicians." Other Highlights The ...

Pregnancy is possible after cancer treatment

... and then re-implanted after cancer therapy. The patient is now 32 years old and could become pregnant as ... Anal carcinoma was diagnosed in this young patient in 2004 and chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy ... the woman before treatment and to freeze it. The patient was then given the recommended cancer treatment. ...

Saliva can help diagnose heart attack, study shows

... the Kentucky team. The test can reveal that a patient is currently having a heart attack necessitating quick treatment. It can also tell a patient that they are at high risk of having a future ... The new diagnostic test works like this: A patient spits into a tube and the saliva is then ...

Positron emission tomography superior to standard evaluation tools in measuring treatment response

... that are actually helping them. Conversely, if a patient is not responding, using PET scanning to evaluate ... also has important implications for long-term patient follow-up, Eilber said. PET scanning quickly ... tumor that dies during treatment correlates with patient outcomes. If a large amount of the tumor is ...

LOGICARE Selects M2SYS Biometric Fingerprint Software to Ensure Patient Privacy and Protect Confidential Information

... Recognition Solution for HIPAA Compliance, patient Security, and Operational ... healthcare solution for emergency departments and patient educators by integrating M2SYS' ... LOGICARE is advancing their commitment to patient privacy and HIPAA compliance." About LOGICARE ...

Portable device quickly detects early Alzheimer's

... bringing them in for testing. At that point, the patient has already lost a significant portion of their ... this to be part of the normal preventative care a patient receives from a general practitioner, said ... device is designed to be administered while a patient is still healthy, tracking any abnormal decreases ...

Half of the people suffering from head injuries fake to receive financial help

... in Spanish . How can it be proved that a patient is lying when they say that they have a cognitive ... a set of reliable tools to prove empirically if a patient is lying when they declare, for example, that ... which assesses other cognitive aspects of the patient in order to disguise the actual tests and in this ...
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