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MRI Accurately Depicts Deep Endometriosis

... imaging (MRI), radiologists may be able to diagnose deep endometriosis and accurately locate lesions ... imaging (MRI), radiologists may be able to diagnose deep endometriosis and accurately locate lesions ... Using 3-Tesla (3-T) MRI, radiologists can diagnose and stage deep endometriosis for surgery. ...

Experimental Urine Test Spots Appendicitis

... and computed tomography scans are used to diagnose appendicitis, yet 3 percent to 30 percent of ... and adults with appendicitis. This test could diagnose appendicitis in 30 minutes and result in fewer ... preliminary study could result in a better way to diagnose appendicitis in the future. "This is ...

New Tests Spot Tough-to-Detect Cancers Sooner

... have developed new tests that make it easier to diagnose cancers of the pancreas and bile ducts. In a ... until their later stages. "The earlier we can diagnose a patient, the better the types of treatment we ... the rise. In the United States, doctors annually diagnose more than 35,000 cases of pancreatic cancer. ...

Kenneth L. Reed, M.D. Performs First State of the Art AccuraScope(TM) Procedure in Dallas

... and the discs of the lower back to identify, diagnose and treat any tears, ruptures, herniations, ... least invasive spinal procedure and allows me to diagnose and treat my patients' disc problems directly at ... natural opening procedure that allows doctors to diagnose and treat acute and chronic back pain problems. ...

Baylor Research Institute Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant To Develop Flu Vaccine

... identify a "biosignature," which can be used to diagnose diseases. This technology might one day be used in doctors' offices and hospitals to diagnose swine flu and other diseases. "The work ... to transform the way that we treat patients and diagnose diseases, including those infected with swine ...

New way to analyze sleep disorders

... a simple new way to monitor sleep and potentially diagnose sleep disorders just by recording someone's heart ... work may one day help clinicians more easily diagnose sleep disorders and determine optimal treatments ... doctors to reconstruct the phases of sleep and diagnose sleep disorders. The Israeli and German ...

Five Steps to Improve Care and Lower the Cost of Your Surgery

... often many, many tests that can be performed to diagnose a condition, but don't assume you need to have ... there are several different imaging studies to diagnose gall bladder stones. An ultrasound test is typically the single best test to diagnose this condition and usually the least expensive ...

United Kingdom House of Commons Safety Group Recommends Carbon Monoxide Screening by Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) to Reduce Misdiagnosis and Prevent Deaths

... that medical professionals are able to correctly diagnose the symptoms of carbon monoxide and treat victims ... London Ambulance crews had no way to accurately diagnose CO poisoned patients. With just five Rad-57s, the London Ambulance Service was able to diagnose and treat 83 patients with unsuspected CO ...

Nuclear stress test can detect more than blockages

... A less invasive test commonly used to diagnose coronary disease also may be used to detect one ... invasive," Dr. Patel adds. "And it's difficult to diagnose diastolic dysfunction with these [tests] when the ... filling curve on a nuclear stress test to diagnose patients with diastolic dysfunction who have ...

Brain Scans Detect Alzheimer's Disease Quickly

... disease, potentially making it easier to diagnose the mind-robbing condition. It's too early for ... in Paris. Currently, the procedure required to diagnose the disease is "time-consuming and requires ... a technique is proven, it should help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's early and track whether medications ...

New Technology Speeds GI Disease Diagnosis

... cells and may eliminate the need for biopsies to diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, according to ... (at the conference) will change the way we diagnose patients, allowing us to treat them more ... going on at the time of the endoscopy and then diagnose and treat patients immediately, instead of ...

Personalized therapy for asthma and COPD could soon be here

... "With this information, we can more precisely diagnose and monitor these types of diseases and then ... can now work on developing more rational ways to diagnose and monitor lung conditions such as asthma and ... for this immune response can be used to diagnose patients with asthma and COPD. In another recent ...

Washington University in St. Louis and AstraZeneca Announce Alzheimer's Research Collaboration

... that aims to develop new and improved ways to diagnose and treat Alzheimer's disease. The major focus ... currently on the horizon, we need better ways to diagnose the disease before people become ... are very interested in finding new ways to diagnose and treat Alzheimer's," says Holtzman. "We ...

Virtual biopsy cuts out need for diagnostic surgery

... technique using bioimpedance spectroscopy to diagnose cervical and skin cancers. Bioimpedance ... change and clinicians can use the changes to diagnose the type of lesion. He said the technique ... this information together, it may be possible to diagnose types of cancer along with their boundaries. ...

PET scans useful for some cancer treatment, but how do patients fare?

... tomography or PET scans can help clinicians diagnose and treat some cancers, but it is not clear yet ... thyroid cancers. For instance, did PET scans diagnose these cancers better than an MRI or CT scan" ... already using combination PET/CT scans to help diagnose and treat cancer patients. Facey and colleagues ...

October 31 is National Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Awareness Day

... on patients and families." IC can be tricky to diagnose because symptoms are easily mistaken for other ... hard to stay positive during the time it took to diagnose my pain as IC. I felt overwhelmed trying to ... pain, while finding a doctor who would correctly diagnose me." There are new resources available on ...

Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

... Doctors should diagnose based on symptoms and strains in circulation, experts say,, THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can't rely on rapid tests to diagnose the pandemic H1N1 swine flu, say U.S health officials who evaluated three ...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

... of cancer-related death worldwide is due in part to its difficulty to diagnose at an early stage. Symptoms often don't appear in patients until the ... the use of methylation analysis in sputum as a way to potentially diagnose lung cancer. "This test could offer a novel, non-invasive and accurate ...

Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color

... to treat. Fortunately, dermatologists can help people with skin of color diagnose and treat bothersome pigmentation problems. At the American Academy ... sign of anything unusual," said Dr. Breadon. "Dermatologists not only can diagnose and provide the best treatment options for a particular pigmentation ...

Errors in diagnosis of depression lead to over and under diagnosis in primary care

... GP would see people with other complaints but he or she would mistakenly diagnose up to one in five as depressed, equivalent to almost one full day of ... results should not be interpreted as a criticism of GPs for failing to diagnose depression but rather a call for better understanding of the problems that ...

NeoGenomics Enters into Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott for Development of a Melanoma Cancer Test

... The goal for the new test is to provide the ability to more accurately diagnose malignant melanoma and provide more accurate prognostic information, thus ... to research, develop and offer a new genetic test to help clients better diagnose and treat patients who may suffer from melanoma," said Douglas VanOort, ...

Bioheart Announces Acceptance of Marvel-1 Data for Presentation at the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Meeting

... to delivering intelligent devices and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart failure and cardiovascular diseases announced today ... to delivering intelligent devices and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart failure and cardiovascular diseases. Its goals are to ...

Brain Imaging (MRI/PET) and Measurements of Proteins in Spinal Fluid May Improve Alzheimer's Prediction and Diagnosis

... of ADNI. Memory Tests and Hippocampal Volume May Accurately diagnose Early Alzheimer's Researchers led by Michael Ewers, PhD, senior ... volume measured by MRI with memory tests, may be able to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's at a very early stage in the disease," Ewers said. "We believe ...

Mayo Clinic study using structural MRI may help accurately diagnose dementia patients

... Minn. -- A new Mayo Clinic study may help physicians differentially diagnose three common neurodegenerative disorders in the future. The study will be ... of atrophy specific on MRI, then it may be possible to differentially diagnose new patients. The study looked at 90 patients from the Mayo Clinic ...

Mayo Clinic Study Using Structural MRI May Help Accurately Diagnose Dementia Patients

... -- A new Mayo Clinic study may help physicians differentially diagnose three common neurodegenerative disorders in the future. The study will be ... of atrophy specific on MRI, then it may be possible to differentially diagnose new patients. The study looked at 90 patients from the Mayo Clinic ...

GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy June issue study highlights

... the "gold standard" for colorectal cancer screening for its ability to diagnose and remove polyps (growths) before they turn into cancer. Colonoscopy uses ... was detected at a prior endoscopy or by X-ray. EUS can also be used to diagnose diseases of the pancreas, bile duct, and gallbladder when other tests are ...

BD and FIND Achieve Milestone in Global Battle Against MDR-TB

... technical assistance, training and products that maximize the capacity to diagnose TB, including drug-resistant strains, in nations where the disease is most ... financial support from UNITAID, state-of-the-art technologies to diagnose MDR-TB are being introduced in low-income countries for the first time by ...

Bioheart to Introduce Improved Heart Failure Monitoring Systems at Heart Failure Nurses Annual Meeting

... to delivering intelligent devices and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart failure and cardiovascular diseases announced today that ... to delivering intelligent devices and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart failure and cardiovascular diseases. Its goals are to ...

Stephen D. Faro Joins North American Spine as Chief Operating Officer

... inside of the spinal canal and the discs of the lower back to identify, diagnose and treat any tears, ruptures, herniations, bulges or other ... procedure is a minimally invasive, natural opening procedure used to both diagnose and treat disc problems on multiple levels directly at their source. The ...

PharmaSURVEYOR's Advanced Drug Safety Service Connects to Microsoft HealthVault

... Personalized drug assessment tool allows members to identify, diagnose and resolve drug side effects and interactions SEATTLE, June 11 ... survey can be used in collaboration with their doctor to identify and diagnose those problems and get them resolved." PharmaSURVEYOR is the only ...

Early detection of osteoarthritis in dogs could open doors for a cure

... dogs, horses and humans, doctors and veterinarians need a precise way to diagnose the disease early and accurately. Now, University of Missouri researchers ... on blood, urine and synovial fluid that show great promise for helping us diagnose impending osteoarthritis before it is too late to help the patient in the ...

New Jefferson study may redefine how a chronic auto-immune disease is diagnosed

... of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease , may help doctors more effectively diagnose and treat CIDP. Currently, to make a diagnosis of CIDP, patients ... diabetic neuropathy, but increased the sensitivity of the test allowing to diagnose patients earlier on the course of their disease; and one feature was ...

Experts Urge One Test to Diagnose Diabetes

... period of two to three months, should now be the main tool doctors use to diagnose diabetes, an international expert panel recommended Friday. Besides ... July issue of Diabetes Care . Currently, two tests are widely used to diagnose type 2 diabetes, which now afflicts some 24 million Americans: fasting ...

Revolutionizing the diagnosis of serious disease

... could allow scientists to see inside a patient's individual cells to help diagnose serious illnesses is being developed by researchers at The University of ... structure and function of cells and could help to detect abnormalities to diagnose serious illnesses such as some cancers. The work by the Ultrasonics ...

Mayo Clinic finds new pathology tests double sensitivity to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers

... ROCHESTER, Minn. - Pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer are difficult to diagnose and often fatal because they are discovered in the advanced stages of the ... improved our chances of diagnosing patients reliably. The earlier we can diagnose a patient, the better the types of treatment we can offer and the more ...

Orasi Medical Wins Red Herring 100 North America Award

... -- Orasi Medical, Inc., the provider of novel software technology to diagnose and track the progression of neurological disorders, announced today that ... company engaged in the development and commercialization of technology to diagnose and track the progression of neurological disorders using electrical brain ...

Haverford Wellness Center Launches Web Site Devoted to Accurate Diagnosis and Proper Treatment to Cure Lyme Disease

... system because general doctors simply don't have the expertise to properly diagnose it. The Haverford Medical Center was started to give hope to those who are ... separates Haverford from other medical facilities is their techniques to diagnose Lyme disease. Without a reliable method for a negative test, Haverford ...

Be Smart About Tooth Whitening

... being properly addressed by an individual who is trained and licensed to diagnose and identify possible complications that could occur due to inadequately ... there are biological effects. Only a trained licensed dentist can properly diagnose and treat tooth discolorations." For more information on other oral ...

Less than 1 in 5 heart problems are diagnosed before symptoms appear

... a heart attack" explains Dr Lewis. "That is why it is so important to diagnose CHD before patients experience their first crisis, by looking at major ... through screening indicates that there is a missed opportunity to diagnose heart disease during earlier, less severe stages of the disease. "As ...

Diatherix Laboratories Releases First Clinically Available Test For Confirmation of The Swine Flu Virus

... ) today released the first clinically available test that can definitively diagnose the current strain of H1N1 virus, also known as the swine flu, in six ... highly mutative nature of the H1N1 strains, it can be very difficult to diagnose the H1N1 virus with many of the current testing methods," said Jian Han, ....
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