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
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."
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
Adding L-Arginine greatly ... of nerve endings resulting in increased sensitivity
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
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.
-- 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.
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.
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
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."
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
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
"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
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,
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
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
pre-cancerous polyps. The system ... System to improve the endoscopist's
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.
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
in its Trofile assay. Trofile was ... the
assay is 100% sensitive. This improvement in sensitivity
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
"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 ...