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Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

... "These researchers found that infants who were asymptomatic had lower IQs than children who needed no ... has an average full scale IQ of 105 while the asymptomatic group has 104. Because of the large number of ... in the reference group and 10 percent in the asymptomatic group, Fiascone noted. "A 3 percent difference is ...

More compelling evidence on why earlier HIV treatment lengthens survival

... Current U.S. guidelines recommend treatment for asymptomatic patients who have a CD4 count of less than 350. ... therapy was introduced and recommended for asymptomatic HIV patients with a CD4 count less than 500 cells ... on Survival," reports on two analyses of 17,517 asymptomatic patients with HIV infection receiving care ...

When Breast Cancer Recurs, Finding Pre-Symptoms Is Key

... second breast cancer was detected in the early, asymptomatic stage rather than at a later stage when women ... were detected only by clinical examination. asymptomatic cancers were smaller than symptomatic cancers, and early-stage cancers were more common in asymptomatic women (58 percent) than in symptomatic women (23 ...

Early detection of second breast cancers halves women's risk of death

... second breast cancer was picked up at its early, asymptomatic stage, then the women's chances of survival were ... Of these second cancers, 699 (67%) were asymptomatic and 345 (33%) were symptomatic. The ... cases were only detected by clinical examination. asymptomatic cancers were smaller than symptomatic for both ...

Study calls for increased research in flu transmission to prepare for pandemic flu outbreak

... prior to symptom onset and transmission from asymptomatic infection. Senior author Leonard Mermel, DO, ... as to how many of these droplets are generated by asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic individuals. Mermel adds, ... of the literature suggests that the role of asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic influenza-infected individuals ...

Surgery May Not Help Most People With Narrowed Brain Artery

... contends. "Above 95 percent of patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis can benefit if they receive ... and two-thirds of these procedures are done for asymptomatic carotid stenosis," he said. "In Australia, it is ... "Since 2003, only 0.8 percent of patients with asymptomatic stroke have had a stroke in the first year, and ...

Exelixis Reports Phase 1 and Phase 2 Data For XL647 at ASCO

... frequently reported adverse events. Clinically asymptomatic QTc prolongation was also observed in the trial. ... being the most common adverse events. Clinically asymptomatic QTc prolongation was also observed in the ... enrolled at 350 mg experienced DLTs of clinically asymptomatic Grade 3 QTc prolongation that were ...

Asymptomatic peripheral artery disease prevalence is rising

... ORLANDO, Nov. 4 The prevalence of asymptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) is steadily ... Researchers hypothesized that the prevalence of asymptomatic PAD is increasing and the escalation is ... disease. They found that PAD prevalence among asymptomatic adults 40 years and older significantly increased ...

Peripheral Artery Disease Up Sharply Among U.S. Women

... News) -- More American women are suffering from asymptomatic peripheral artery disease, a circulatory ... 2 diabetes. But there's a silver lining -- asymptomatic (symptomless) peripheral artery disease (or PAD) ... of Medicine. "Treatment, especially for asymptomatic patients, is exactly what we would want people to ...

Brain MRIs Find Hidden Neurological Problems

... felt it was important to know how often asymptomatic disorders might show up. To assess the rate of ... recommended, because it's not yet clear if these asymptomatic conditions should be treated. Dr. Arno Fried, ... those incidental findings. Some people will be asymptomatic forever." Fried suggested that people, "Don't ...

Colorectal cancer screening remains essential for elderly Americans

... Scripps analysis included 243 symptomatic and 113 asymptomatic patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer between ... two and a half year follow-up, researchers found asymptomatic patients had significantly improved survival ... that there is a role for screening colonoscopy in asymptomatic individuals without significant comorbidities up ...

Phase II study shows HRPC patients with bone metastases see improved survival with ZD4054

... survival in men with metastatic HRPC who were asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic for pain.1 Patients who ... the median overall survival time for men with asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic metastatic HRPC, with the ... design: This study recruited a total of 312 asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic HRPC patients with bone ...

U of M study: Early treatment can reverse heart damage

... double-blind study, researchers enrolled 76 asymptomatic subjects with early markers for cardiovascular ... and even reverse early cardiovascular disease in asymptomatic high-risk patients. The findings of the study are ... most of them would have waited to seek treatment. asymptomatic people are still treated based on risk factors, ...

Study estimates radiation dose, cancer risk from coronary artery calcium screening

... as a tool for routine screening for coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic individuals as part of a comprehensive risk assessment," the authors write ... of the use of coronary artery calcium scanning with computed tomography in asymptomatic individuals remains an elusive goal," they write. "In this issue of the ...

Heart Damage After Vascular Surgery Raises Death Risks

... have heart damage after surgery. However, 75 percent of them were either asymptomatic or their symptoms were masked by postoperative pain or nausea, the study ... prognosis." During 3.7 years of follow-up, 40 percent of those with asymptomatic cardiac damage died, compared with 13 percent of people without cardiac ...

Abbott Announces Launch of Next-Generation Embolic Protection System

... for carotid endarterectomy of 6 percent for symptomatic and 3 percent for asymptomatic patients with carotid artery disease. The PROTECT study results were ... under the age of 80 achieved AHA standards in both symptomatic and asymptomatic lesions. For images of Abbott's carotid stent and embolic ...

Possible association between CP and LC of alcoholic etiology

... patients were subdivided into three groups: CP (n = 53), LC (n = 57), and asymptomatic alcoholic (n = 30). Clinical, biochemical and morphological ... grade > A in 5.7%, and altered indocyanine green test in 1.9% cases. In asymptomatic alcoholism, there was only a non-coincident alteration of elastase-1 test ...

How does P wave dispersion change in patients with Wilson's disease?

... 2008 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology. All the patients were asymptomatic on cardiological examination and had no rhythm disturbances in ... possible devastating cardiac manifestations like arrhythmias which even asymptomatic patients can suffer from. Though Wilson's disease is a rare genetic ...

Thyroid Test Won't Help Pregnant Mom, Baby

... to a debate over whether all pregnant women should be screened for asymptomatic (subclinical) hypothyroid disease, which affects about 2 percent to 5 ... in a prepared statement. "Some groups argue that identifying and treating asymptomatic hypothyroidism (subclinical hypothyroidism) will improve outcomes for ...

Survival data presented from phase II study of hormone-resistant prostate cancer patients

... the potential to increase the median overall survival time for men with asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic metastatic HRPC. EPOC (Endothelin A Proof Of ... The Phase II EPOC study design: This study recruited a total of 312 asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic HRPC patients with bone metastases who were ...

Study Questions Genetic Screening for Treatable Diseases

... with type 1 GD. Seventy of the 82 couples (85 percent) were at risk for asymptomatic or mildly affected children, and 12 of the 82 couples (15 percent) were at ... is 1 in 27,000, and a 15 percent reduction in the birth prevalence of asymptomatic or mild type 1 GD, for which the estimated frequency is 1 in 1,300. This ...

HealthYes! Provides Free Preventive Screening in Support of Round Rock Express

... place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The United Heritage Center at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. HealthYes! believes that educating the public about asymptomatic diseases such as stroke, peripheral artery disease, osteoporosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and arterial stiffness can greatly contribute toward ...

Protein Clumps May Appear Years Before Memory Problems

... the brains of older people who did not have significant memory impairment. "Two recent advances in neuroimaging now allow us to explore the early, asymptomatic phase of [Alzheimer's disease], the ability to measure amyloid distribution in living humans and the identification of sensitive markers of brain ...

Surveyed Oncologists Expect to Prescribe Provenge to about Half of Their Prostate Cancer Patients if the Vaccine is Approved

... finds that, if Dendreon's Provenge receives regulatory approval, surveyed oncologists expect to prescribe Provenge to 54 percent of patients with asymptomatic hormone refractory metastatic prostate cancer. Due to the side effects associated with currently available chemotherapy, most oncologists recommend ...

Memory test and PET scans detect early signs of Alzheimer's

... Health and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, found that PET scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could detect neurological changes in asymptomatic people who subsequently developed dementia or mental impairment, although it was too soon to say if those people would go on to develop Alzheimer's. ...

Greater Language Skills in 20s May Guard Against Alzheimer's

... edition of Neurology . "We noticed that the neurons in this group of people are larger and we also know that the same group of people we call asymptomatic also had higher language skills during their 20s," said study author Dr. Diego Iacono, a research fellow in neuropathology at Johns Hopkins ...

American Optometric Association Supports New Federal Health Report Findings: Vision Screening Methods for Seniors are Lacking

... of health sciences and policy at the AOA. In addition, the AHRQ report found that screening for age-related eye diseases, many of which are asymptomatic in their early treatable stages, requires specialized examinations and equipment available through an optometrist or ophthalmologist. "With the ...

JNCI news brief: Hepatitis B virus mutations may predict risk of liver cancer

... The researchers found that certain mutations were associated with development of HCC and more prevalent as chronic HBV infection progressed from the asymptomatic state to liver cirrhosis or HCC. "Frequent examination of patients with chronic HBV infections for the presence of these mutations may be useful ...

GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy June issue study highlights

... performing screening colonoscopy for the Lilly Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program in Indiana. All procedures were performed on average-risk, asymptomatic adults aged 50 years or older, who underwent first-time screening colonoscopy between September 1995 and June 2001. The study was approved by the ...

BD Announces CE Marking of BD ProbeTec™ Qx Amplified Assays to Improve Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

... in the country-region in 2006. Retrieved January 5, 2009 from http://www.hpa.org.uk/hpr/archives/2007/news2007/news2907.htm 4 Indications for asymptomatic males for GC have not been established ### Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/06/prweb2560934.htm . ...

Meckel's diverticulum masked by intermittent recurrent subocclusive episodes

... Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most frequent congenital abnormality of the small bowel and it is often difficult to diagnose. It is usually asymptomatic but approximately 4% are symptomatic with complications such as bleeding, intestinal obstruction, and inflammation. Daniela Codrich et al presents a ...

Frost & Sullivan: Self-Monitoring and POC Diabetes Tests Reveal Potential for Significant Growth, Boosting the European Diabetes Diagnostics Market

... Leader Arun A.K. "Efforts are being undertaken to popularise HbA1C tests and enhance the adoption rate in POC settings." Type-2 diabetes is asymptomatic in nature; therefore, emphasis is placed on early diagnosis of the disease. Along with early diagnosis, patients are recommended to use self-test ...

Researchers identify the gene responsible for a rare form of congenital anemia

... can now offer patients and their family members direct molecular confirmation of their condition, allowing them to know whether they are sufferers or asymptomatic carriers of the disease. More generally, this discovery shows that even well-known scientific processes, such as hemoglobin biosynthesis, still have ...

Chlamydia may play role in a type of arthritis

... was also true of the patients in the study who had DNA evidence of Chlamydia. For Chlamydia pneumoniae, as many as 70 percent of acute infections are asymptomatic and, even when there are symptoms, definitive identification of the organism is rare. The authors point out that relying on identification of a ...

Prostate cancer immunotherapy significantly prolongs survival in men with advanced prostate cancer

... More than 500 patients were enrolled in the IMPACT trial, a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic, metastatic, androgen-independent prostate cancer. The primary endpoint was overall survival. Researchers are encouraged ...

AUA Counters Mainstream Recommendations with New Best Practice Statement on Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing

... Serum PSA predicts the response of prostate cancer to local therapy. Routine use of a bone scan is not required for staging asymptomatic men with clinically localized prostate cancer when their PSA level is equal to or less than 20.0 ng/mL. Computed tomography or magnetic ...

AUA counters mainstream recommendations with new best practice statement on PSA testing

... cancer patients: Serum PSA predicts the response of prostate cancer to local therapy. Routine use of a bone scan is not required for staging asymptomatic men with clinically localized prostate cancer when their PSA level is equal to or less than 20.0 ng/mL. Computed tomography or magnetic resonance ...

It's A Wrap: 'Get Screened' Video Contest Winners Announced

... (Support, Treatment, Awareness, Resources and Screening). Screening and early detection are crucial because people with colon cancer may be asymptomatic for many years, and precancerous lesions or polyps may take 10 years to transform from benign to malignant. If routine screening via colonoscopy or ...

Excluding the lateral view in chest radiograph screenings decreases radiation exposure by 67 percent

... that everyone who has a positive tuberculosis test should have a chest radiograph. We evaluated individuals for pre-employment purposes who were asymptomatic and concluded that there is no need to take a lateral view in this situation," said Dr. Eisenberg. "However, each individual institution will have to ...

First evidence for DNA-based vaccination against chronic hepatitis C

... HCV. In industrialised countries, hepatitis C accounts for 70% of chronic hepatitis cases. One of the main concerns is that HCV infection remains asymptomatic until advanced stages of the disease. Clearance of HCV infection correlates with activation of the host T cell response. Therefore, in this ...
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