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Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

... (no false positives) while maintaining sensitivity that exceeds 90 percent for patients with lung ... carcinoma" or "malignant" yielded a 29.5 percent sensitivity rate, the ability of the test to predict the ... alone was used for methyl group presence, the sensitivity of the test was 41 percent. The combination of ...

Colon capsule endoscopy diagnoses 64 percent of total polyps detected by conventional colonoscopy

... colonoscopy undertaken with the capsule showed a sensitivity for diagnosing polyps for 64% of existing ones, ... more advanced lesions, normally larger ones, the sensitivity of the cases studied by the hospitals overall ... of the parameters evaluated. Thus, as regards sensitivity in he deteciton of polyps using the capsule, the ...

Is somatic hypersensitivity a predictor of irritable bowel syndrome?

... found no evidence for heightened somatic pain sensitivity in IBS patients. Also, others have reported ... with IBS, the authors evaluated thermal pain sensitivity among patients with diarrhea-predominant IBS ... high FBDSI scores had the highest thermal pain sensitivity compared to those IBS patients with low to ...

Biomarkers May Predict Alzheimer's

... This larger study is definitive in establishing sensitivity and specificity that are somewhat lower than ... multiple study sites in order to optimize the sensitivity and specificity." Maria Carrillo, director of ... are holding up in terms of their specificity and sensitivity in diagnosing the disease early," Carrillo said. ...

Milk: Does It Do A Body Good?

... Center, recommend testing for food and chemical sensitivity through a reliable method such as the ALCAT Test. ... for me." Patient Jeff Keating, who had sensitivity to both casein and whey, avoided milk and other ... company and the worldwide market leader in food sensitivity testing as the maker of The ALCAT Test. ALCAT ...

Variants of 'umami' taste receptor contribute to our individualized flavor worlds

... receptor correspond to individual variation in sensitivity to and perceived intensity of umami taste. ... on the T1R3 gene were associated with increased sensitivity to glutamate taste. A fourth set of studies ... T1R1-T1R3 receptor significantly affects human sensitivity to umami taste from glutamate, and that ...

TGen and USC researchers find genetic markers to help fight diabetes

... known, data indicate that TZDs improve insulin sensitivity by direct and indirect effects on adipose tissue ... to Actos therapy and improvement in insulin sensitivity in the patients taking the drug. Dr. ... drugs that will effectively improve insulin sensitivity for more people, and possibly safeguard against ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Singulex for Erenna(R) Immunoassay System

... of key disease biomarkers due to its unrivaled sensitivity and precision, which can enable early decision ... pathways of interest. "In deploying the high sensitivity platform, the company has developed a broad menu ... detection optics module." Increased sensitivity and precision are essential for robust ...

After 10 Years A Stronger and More Enhanced Form of Viagra Now Available

... stimulation as well as to increase blood flow and sensitivity of the clitoral-vaginal regions to achieve ... their sexual response cycle (ex. desire, sensitivity and orgasm). Adding L-Arginine greatly ... of nerve endings resulting in increased sensitivity and pleasure. What are the claimed benefits ...

Masimo Debuts New Rad-8(R) Pulse Oximeter to Largest Gathering of Sleep Specialists From Around the World at SLEEP 2009

... treatment. The new Rad-8 combines the unmatched sensitivity and specificity of Masimo SET(R) Measure-Through ... 45.3%, leading researchers to conclude that "the sensitivity and motion artifact rejection characteristics of ... revenues for the company, risks that Masimo SET sensitivity and specificity performance will be duplicated in ...

LSUHSC researchers first to document early signs for diabetes in kids as young as 7

... percentile). Insulin resistance/poor insulin sensitivity is closely associated with increased total body ... type 2 diabetes. Indicators of impaired insulin sensitivity have yet to be clearly identified in children ... is the strongest predictor for poor insulin sensitivity which is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. LDL ...

Decision by Medicare's CMS to Deny Coverage for 'Virtual' Colon Cancer Tests Underscores Lack of Evidence on Cancer Prevention

... in clinical medicine because of its excellent sensitivity in detecting polyps and its potential for ... on several pieces of evidence including: sensitivity for identification of polyps of various sizes, ... cancer mortality. Because of its excellent sensitivity in detecting polyps and its potential for ...

Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening

... "By contrast, published studies reporting sensitivity values for ViziLite are consistent. To date, the sensitivity of ViziLite examination in identifying dysplasia ... "No other medical device has sufficient sensitivity and specificity to meet the requirement of early ...

Antioxidants Blunt Exercise Benefit, Study Shows

... News) -- Exercise helps increase insulin sensitivity and ward off diabetes, but taking supplemental ... report. Exercise helps increase the body's sensitivity to insulin by making reactive oxygen species, or ... if you are at risk for diabetes improving insulin sensitivity is good," said researcher Dr. C. Ronald Kahn, the ...

Action-Filled Video Games Boost Adult Vision

... of vision to be affected by aging. Contrast sensitivity -- the ability to notice even minor changes in ... to background information in the study. Contrast sensitivity can be improved through surgery, glasses or ... who played action games had better contrast sensitivity than those who played non-action games. To ...

Action video games improve vision

... in contrast. "Normally, improving contrast sensitivity means getting glasses or eye surgerysomehow ... at Tel Aviv University, tested the contrast sensitivity function of 22 students, then divided them into ... this is the first demonstration that contrast sensitivity can be improved by simple training," says ...

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Can Reduce the Number of Unnecessary Breast Biopsies When Compared to MRI

... Centers in Las Vegas. BSGI has comparable sensitivity but superior specificity when compared to MRI. sensitivity refers to the ability of an imaging technique to ... as deemed necessary by a physician. sensitivity Results There were 120 women who had 122 ...

Cell pathway on overdrive prevents cancer response to dietary restriction

... the PI3K pathway are a major determinant of the sensitivity of tumors to dietary restriction." The ... Because the difference between the two groups was sensitivity or insensitivity to insulin and IGF1, Kalaany ... in the PTEN gene alone could affect a tumor's sensitivity to DR. When the PTEN gene was turned off, the ...

JCI online early table of contents: March 9, 2009

... Maryland, have now found a way to restore the sensitivity of melanomas to RA, suggesting that this ... a transcription factor, not only restored RA sensitivity of mouse and human melanomas, but remarkably ... of human and mouse melanoma and restores their sensitivity to retinoic acid AUTHOR CONTACT: Vincent J. ...

Stool-Based Colon Cancer Tests Vary Widely in Accuracy

... and are likely to be equal or better in sensitivity and specificity" to the guaiac screen. By now, ... in diagnostic performance between the tests. The sensitivity for accurately spotting an adenoma (suspicious ... Society. "But overall, they have relatively poor sensitivity for detecting [colon] polyps." The ...

Sleep disordered breathing and obesity: Independent effects, causes

... In a study that addressed the issue of insulin sensitivity with respect to sleep disordered breathing (SDB), ... interaction that occurs between reduced insulin sensitivity and increased insulin production in the body." ... a detailed picture of the subject's insulin sensitivity over time, rather than a simple snapshot at a ...

MR arthrography is more accurate than MR in diagnosing shoulder tears

... was more accurate for making a diagnosis. sensitivity on conventional MRI for anterior labral tears was ... articular surface tears was 68%. sensitivity on MR arthrography on the other hand was significantly higher. sensitivity for anterior labral tears was 98%; for posterior ...

SCAN Health Plan Arizona Helps Drivers Understand the Challenges of Aging

... SCAN requires all employees to attend the Senior sensitivity class in order to effectively meet the needs of ... service training. SCAN's additional Senior sensitivity training is a unique opportunity that helps ... Lescault. For more information about SCAN Senior sensitivity classes, call 602-778-3300. For more than 30 ...

Anti-fungal drug offers great benefits to some with severe asthma

... with severe asthma who also have allergic sensitivity to certain fungi enjoy great improvements in ... 58 patients with severe asthma and allergic sensitivity to at least one of seven different common fungi ... would benefit all severe asthmatics regardless of sensitivity to fungi." ...

Premature babies have altered sensory responses in later life

... researchers also found a more marked decrease in sensitivity to temperature and to touch close to scars ... transmit temperature and pain, changes in thermal sensitivity may also be associated with altered responses to ... that surgical incisions in early life reduce sensitivity to temperature and pressure, and alter pain ...

Tau protein expression predicts breast cancer survival -- though not as expected

... down-regulation of Tau expression increased the sensitivity of breast cancer cell lines to paclitaxel. Other ... with a relatively poor survival despite a higher sensitivity to chemotherapy." "On the other hand," he ... is determined by baseline prognosis, endocrine sensitivity ...

Molecular Breast Imaging Outperforms MRI for Patients With Inconclusive Results in the Diagnosis of Cancer

... Gamma Imaging (BSGI) has equivalent sensitivity and better specificity than breast MRI in ... and ultrasound. We found BSGI has virtually equal sensitivity and better specificity than breast MRI in the ... with difficult to diagnose breast findings, the sensitivity of BSGI and MRI was 96 percent and 88 percent ...

Medicsight PLC Presents New Data at RSNA 2008 Further Supporting Relevance of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and Image Analysis Software in Early Colon Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

... that demonstrated CAD significantly increased the sensitivity of readers in the detection of colorectal cancers ... CTC readers used CAD, it increased their sensitivity in detecting and diagnosing colorectal cancers. ... findings. Results showed that CAD increased the sensitivity of expert readers from 80% to 93% (P=0.01) and ...

Molecular Breast Imaging Has Greater Sensitivity Over Mammography, Ultrasound and MRI for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

... resonance imaging (MRI), BSGI has the greatest sensitivity for detecting ILC, according to findings ... America (RSNA). "Our study compares the sensitivity of mammography, ultrasound, MRI and BSGI in the ... tumor size were included for analysis. The sensitivity of mammography, ultrasound, MRI and BSGI was ...

New mammography technology effective in detecting breast cancer

... at Boca Raton Community Hospital in Florida. "The sensitivity of PEM is equal to or better than breast MRI, and ... lesions imaged, PEM detected 176 for an overall sensitivity rate of 93 percent. Fifteen percent were ductal ... now have a functional imaging approach with high sensitivity that compliments our current anatomic imaging ...

Colorectal Cancer Screens Detect Unrecognized Disease

... were contacted to undergo a colonoscopy. The sensitivity (accuracy) of the test was 55 percent when ... developed after positive tests, the study found. sensitivity from screening episodes was 51 percent, and sensitivity was 38 percent for the national screening ....

SpectraScience Delivers Cancer Diagnosis System to Mayo Clinic and UCSD/VA for Detecting Esophageal Dysplasia in Patients

... tool to improve an endoscopists' clinical sensitivity in identifying dysplasia or cancer in the ... the colon to improve the endoscopist's clinical sensitivity to identify pre-cancerous polyps. The system ... System to improve the endoscopist's clinical sensitivity in identifying dysplasia or cancer in the ...

Also in the Sept. 9 JNCI

... the population, combined with a reasonably high sensitivity of the observed family history," the authors write. "Because sensitivity depends on age at onset, it is not surprising that the lowest sensitivity was observed for melanoma, a cancer with ...

Bruker Daltonics Showcasing Novel Proteomics Solutions Based on Mass Spectrometry at the 7th HUPO World Congress 2008

... to 60,000 across a broad mass range, outstanding sensitivity and five orders of dynamic range - all at the ... with the major and fundamental ETD efficiency and sensitivity advantages of the spherical high capacity trap ... BioTools 3.2 top-down bioinformatics. The high sensitivity SmartBeam™ MALDI ion funnel source has now ...

Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity

... a condition known as salt sensitivity. "Salt sensitivity in children is low and rises with increasing age ... have the condition. However, in the study, salt sensitivity was present in 37 percent of all low-birth-weight ... were small at birth are more likely develop salt sensitivity is important, because high blood pressure can ...

Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiovascular Problems After Pregnancy

... researchers found an association between insulin sensitivity in women and a history of preeclampsia, which is ... pressure during pregnancy. "Although insulin sensitivity in non-obese women with previous preeclampsia is ... ratio and serum triglycerides and insulin sensitivity only in women with history of preeclampsia," said ...

Medical Pot Ineffective as Acute Pain Treatment

... Oral cannabis may even cause increased sensitivity in certain conditions, researchers report ... types of acute pain and actually increased sensitivity to some other kinds of discomfort, say ... doses of cannabinoids may even cause increased sensitivity in certain pain conditions." The study is ...

Monogram Biosciences Announces Immediate Availability of Enhanced Sensitivity Trofile(TM) HIV Tropism Assay

... announced immediate availability of enhanced sensitivity in its Trofile assay. Trofile was ... the assay is 100% sensitive. This improvement in sensitivity should give physicians a greater level of ... detecting CXCR4 minor variants as low as 0.3%, a sensitivity increase of 30-fold on average. Monogram says ...

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Found to Be Highly Sensitive for Early Stage Breast Cancer

... choice for breast cancer screening. The overall sensitivity of mammography has been reported to be 78 - 85 percent; however, the sensitivity of mammography decreases to 42 - 68 percent in ... benign findings at biopsy. Limitations in the sensitivity and specificity of screening mammography led to ...

Breast Cancer Tends to Grow Faster in Younger Women

... them. "There are enormous implications for the sensitivity of breast cancer screening programs," lead ... "We found that mammography screen test sensitivity increases sharply with increased tumor size, as ... the researchers noted. "Tumor growth and test sensitivity estimates can be directly linked to tumor size in ...
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