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Abnormal Brain Circuits May Prevent Movement Disorder

... uncontrolled movements, particularly twisting and abnormal postures. Studies have shown that muscles ... movements. While their brains show the same abnormal network, only approximately 30% of people who ... explained, "the flow is shut off and the abnormal activity stops." The research was ...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

... fifty-two current or former smokers with an abnormal sputum cytology, at least a 20-year history of ... of 3D cellular features that correlate with abnormal conditions. The cell measurements are then ... normal and cancer cell morphology. "Based on abnormal cell prevalence counts in sputum from patients ...

Reduced ovarian reserve associated with increased risk of trisomic pregnancy

... eggs first in their fertile life and leave their abnormal ones to the last. Women with fewer eggs would ... the hypothesis that the chance that a fertilised, abnormal egg is selected for embryo transfer in IVF is ... to choose from. The proportion of normal and abnormal embryos may be the same in women with normal and ...

'Chemical Nose' May Sniff Out Cancer Earlier

... sensors differentiate between healthy and abnormal cells FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay ... that tend to bond with the surface of chemically abnormal cells. When an abnormal cell surface grabs on to the gold nanoparticles, ...

Patients Often Not Told About Abnormal Test Results

... the researchers wrote, even when the results are abnormal and potentially troublesome, and affects one of ... focused on those who, in the previous year, had abnormal results on one of 11 blood tests or one of three ... The study found that in 135 cases -- of 1,889 abnormal test results -- either the person was not ...

UNC study suggests new approach to common cause of blindness

... a specific protein called CCR3 -- can reduce the abnormal blood vessel growth that leads to macular ... that the CCR3 protein could be detected in early abnormal blood vessel growth, giving us the opportunity to ... VEGF, a growth factor that promotes the growth of abnormal blood vessels. However, because this factor is ...

Findings in Epilepsy Gene in Animals May Guide Treatment Directions for Infants

... the seizures, infants have jerking movements and abnormal brain waves (seen on EEGs). "Children with ... homeobox gene, were associated with abnormal brain development, neurocognitive problems, and ... found in children with infantile spasms -- an abnormal background EEG. "This is the first genetic ...

Researchers determine predicting factors of positive lung cancer diagnoses in chest radiographs

... a positive lung cancer diagnosis after having an abnormal chest x-ray. Dr. Martin Carl Tammemagi of Brock ... for lung cancer in those individuals with an abnormal screening chest radiograph. A "true positive" ... and clinicians identifying patients with abnormal chest x-rays that might indicate possible lung ...

Findings in epilepsy gene in animals may guide treatment directions for infants

... the seizures, infants have jerking movements and abnormal brain waves (seen on EEGs). "Children with ... homeobox gene, were associated with abnormal brain development, neurocognitive problems, and ... that found in children with infantile spasms--an abnormal background EEG. "This is the first genetic ...

Heat Therapy May Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer

... esophagus patients benefit from destruction of abnormal cells, study shows WEDNESDAY, May 27 ... ablation (RFA) -- which uses heat to destroy abnormal cells -- or a "sham" version of the procedure, to ... stage of Barrett's esophagus in which the abnormal cells acquire precancerous traits. Among ...

Pediatrician creates easier way to identify kids' high BP

... Institute and includes hundreds of normal and abnormal blood pressure values. In order to differentiate between normal and abnormal readings, providers need to, not only remember ... the lower limit of height (5th percentile) in the abnormal blood pressure range for a given gender and age. ...

Women's Digital Imaging of Ridgewood First Private Medical Practice in New York Area to Screen With Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI)

... from previous surgery can also appear to be an abnormal area. BSGI complements mammography by ... it into a digital image of the breast. abnormal cells absorb a greater amount of the tracing ... us images of the axilla (armpit) to help identify abnormal lymph nodes. BSGI and MRI have similar ...

Expert consensus on catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias

... associated with heart disease are often due to abnormal electrical circuits originating from diseased ... to use the catheter to identify the source of the abnormal electrical activity in a procedure known as ... Mapping may involve triggering VA, or identifying abnormal areas that contain the substrate for VA based on ...

Women with previous abnormal cervical cells at higher risk for recurrence and invasive cancer

... new light on the long-term risks of subsequent abnormal cell growth or invasive cancer, and should help ... for women with a history of treatment for abnormal cells. "We now have a much more clear idea of the risks of recurrent abnormal cells and invasive cervical cancer over time ...

Irregular Heartbeat During Angioplasty Could Raise Death Risk

... -- People treated for heart attack who experience abnormal heart rhythms during artery-opening procedures ... a device that can deliver a shock to correct an abnormal heartbeat -- say that the implant should not be ... Most cardiologists now believe that episodes of abnormal heart rhythm during PCI are not important, he ...

Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

... can be seizures, abnormalities of muscle tone, abnormal movements and/or an abnormal mental state. It has also been assumed that ... exam," Hack said. "To say a child is normal or abnormal based on a clinical exam is difficult. To say ...

Rush University Medical Center orthopaedic experts examine overhead

... sources: damaged cartilage, rotator cuff injury, abnormal scapula movement, impingement, and neurovascular ... Scapular (shoulder blade) pain is the result of abnormal scapular movement, malposition and snapping of ... a stable base for muscles in the shoulder, thus abnormal positioning and movement can force the arm into ...

District Court Decision Received in CONCERTA(R) Patent Case

... history of these problems; has had depression, abnormal thoughts or visions, bipolar disorder, or ... immediately if you or your child: develops abnormal thinking or hallucinations, abnormal or extreme moods and/or excessive activity; or if ...

PGD Technology Offers More Than Designer Babies

... amniocentesis or chorionic villous sampling. An abnormal result would result in genetic counseling, and ... the DNA sequence of interest. The normal and abnormal genetic sequences in the DNA can be amplified and ... a chromosome under study. This analysis can show abnormal chromosome pairings such as three copies of ...

GlaxoSmithKline and Shire Enter Agreement to Co-Promote Vyvanse(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII for Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

... or hopelessness) or bipolar disorder; has abnormal thought or visions, hears abnormal sounds, or has been diagnosed with psychosis; has had seizures or abnormal EEGs; has or has had high blood pressure; ...

Non-safety-related voluntary market withdrawal of a limited portion of DAYTRANA(R) (methylphenidate transdermal system) patches announced

... bipolar disorder; has family history of tics; has abnormal thoughts or visions, hears abnormal sounds, or has been diagnosed with psychosis; has had seizures or abnormal EEGs; has or has had high blood pressure; ...

Pitt vaccine to prevent colon cancer being tested in patients

... starts with a polyp, which is a benign but abnormal growth in the intestinal lining, explained ... the Pitt vaccine is directed against an abnormal variant of a self-made cell protein called MUC1, ... immune system's fire to attack and destroy the abnormal cells," Dr. Schoen said. "That might not only ...

A simple balance test may predict cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

... as long as possible. The OLB test was reported as abnormal when the participant was unable to stand on one leg for 5 seconds or more. Participants with an abnormal OLB at baseline or/and during the follow-up ... the follow-up. The worst condition (having an abnormal OLB at baseline and during the follow-up= no ...

Simple Test Helps Predict Heart Attack Risk

... considered in the Framingham Risk Score) are abnormal in up to 45 percent of those not considered high ... could be very valuable because the prevalence of abnormal values is high in populations not known to have ... to have at least one of three conditions: an abnormal ABI or elevated plasma fibrinogen or elevated ...

Sonohysterography is an alternative diagnostic tool for women with adenomyosis

... condition of the uterus that causes dysmenorrhea, abnormal vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain), according to a ... "Patients often present with symptoms of abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility which may ... as a first line investigation to evaluate abnormal bleeding. In addition it is difficult to ...

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center First in Nation to Use NaviStar(R) RMT ThermoCool(R) Catheter Since Technology Received FDA Approval

... New Technology Used to Treat abnormal Heart Rhythms AUSTIN, Texas, March 3 ... NaviStar(R) RMT ThermoCool(R) Catheter to treat abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, since the new ... RMT ThermoCool(R) Catheter uses heat to destroy abnormal heart muscle that causes atrial fibrillation. The ...

Clinical Intervention Eliminates Heel Ulcer Incidents in ICU

... from entry to discharge. In addition, of the 16 abnormal heels upon entry, only 8 heels were abnormal upon exit, representing a 50% decrease of abnormal heel status. The study also estimated a ...

Signs of Leukemia Show Up Years Before Diagnosis

... Study suggests abnormal blood cells hold clues to start of chronic ... WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- abnormal blood cells can appear in the blood years before ... National Cancer Institute (NCI) team found an abnormal condition called monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis ...

MDS Analytical Technologies' Laser Capture Microdissection Helps Facilitate Discovery of Potential New Colon-Cancer Biomarker

... LCM systems to investigate the role that the abnormal regulation of a known prostate cancer biomarker - ... the disease. "AMACR was recently shown to have abnormal expression patterns in colon cancer, but not much ... genetic variations that may be the triggers for abnormal protein expression found in colon cancer. "Only ...

60 Million Worldwide Carry Heart Disease Mutation

... a history of cardiomyopathy, an enlargement or abnormal thickening of the heart muscle that weakens the ... "The mutation leads to the formation of an abnormal protein. Young people can degrade the abnormal protein and remain healthy, but as they get ...

Decreased activity of basal ganglia is the main cause of abnormal muscle constrictions in dystonia

... disorder characterized by involuntary abnormal muscle constrictions. More than 300,000 people in North America are affected, but the mechanism of abnormal muscle constrictions has not been well ... part of the brain structure, is the main cause of abnormal muscle constrictions of dystonia using a mouse ...

Ultrasound Screening Helps Prevent Stroke in Children With Sickle Cell Disease

... cell disease, an inherited condition in which abnormal hemoglobin deforms red blood cells into ... showed in 1998 the utility of TCD in detecting abnormal blood speeds and the benefit of transfusions in ... screening sickle cell patients. "When we see an abnormal TCD result, we treat the child with preventive ...

Gasping Is Good When It Comes to Cardiac Arrest

... in the Phoenix area showed better survival when abnormal breathing -- gasping -- was noted, said Dr. ... Circulation . Many bystanders don't recognize abnormal breathing as a danger sign, Ewy said. "They call ... difficulty in finding the word to describe the abnormal breathing pattern, Ewy said. "The most common ...

Mexican Department of Public Health to Launch Screening for Papillomavirus, Cause of Cervical Cancer

... in others, the infection lingers and can cause abnormal cells to form. While the traditional Pap smear is usually able to find abnormal cells, it sometimes misses them. A study ... in women 25-65 for additional protection. If abnormal cells are diagnosed early, they can be removed ...

Tackling a hard-to-treat childhood cancer by targeting epigenetic changes

... scientists in the past. They then showed that the abnormal "fusion" protein that characterizes the disease, ... as MLL-AF4, goes to the cell's DNA and causes abnormal modification of one of the histones, ... says Armstrong. "If you could inhibit that abnormal histone modification, you might be able to ...

Tackling Hard-to-treat Childhood Cancer by Targeting Epigenetic Changes

... scientists in the past. They then showed that the abnormal "fusion" protein that characterizes the ... as MLL-AF4, goes to the cell's DNA and causes abnormal modification of one of the histones, ... says Armstrong. "If you could inhibit that abnormal histone modification, you might be able to ...

Anti-VEGF drugs for retinal diseases could have serious side effects, scientists caution

... anti-VEGF drugs such as Lucentis, which eliminate abnormal and damaging blood vessel growth and leakage in ... reducing the edema (fluids) and eliminating the abnormal blood vessels that characterize wet macular ... perceived damage in the retina--the growth of abnormal blood vessels that leak and damage delicate ...

Simpler Test May Be Best for Diagnosing Blood Clots in Leg

... assessment. Those in the 2-point group with abnormal findings had a blood test called D-dimer that ... were not treated with blood-thinning medications. abnormal findings on the repeat 2-point test warranted treatment, as did initial abnormal findings on the whole-leg test. Study volunteers ...

Findings on bladder-brain link may point to better treatments for problems in sleep, attention

... focus on just one organ, but here we see how an abnormal organ affects the whole organism," said ... nucleus and the locus ceruleus, developed abnormal activity as a result of the bladder obstruction. ... high activity, and this resulted in an abnormal electroencephalogram (EEG) recorded from the ...

'Snapshots' of eyes could serve as early warning of diabetes

... study was to determine whether we could detect abnormal metabolism in the retina of patients who might ... and an additional 57 million individuals have abnormal blood sugar levels that qualify as pre-diabetes, ... who do not have any visible eye disease. "The abnormal readings indicated that it may be possible to use ...
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