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

... of the memory tests could be combined to reach a classification accuracy of 89.9% for distinguishing people who ... to memory and Alzheimer's - they could increase classification accuracy to 94%. When, as a means to validate the ... the healthy people from those with Alzheimer's, classification accuracy was 95.7%. When the researchers ...

New lung cancer staging system revealed

... and author of the new report. "The new staging classification system also underscores the level of detail and ... that define, review, and refine the staging classification system. The original system relied heavily on ... the initiative to develop a scientifically robust classification system for lung cancer. Ten years later, the new ...

DaVita 1st Quarter 2009 Results

... Statements and implemented SEC Topic No. D-98 classification and Measurement of Redeemable Securities . These ... as a result of adopting SFAS No. 160, the classification of noncontrolling interests was changed to no ... Financial Statements and implemented the classification and measurement of minority interests ...

Five Tips for Quick FDA 510k Clearance for Medical Devices

... a "disease". (2) Make sure the classification of the device is correct. The classification of a device can be difficult. The FDA has ... any of these classifications, one must select the classification that is "closest". A company can get ...

Traumatic Brain Injury: UCSF Neurosurgeon Calls For More Research, Improved Treatment Standard

... What is needed is a new classification system and an overall standardization of ... TBI is completely outdated." The current classification system, known as the Glasgow Coma Scale (GSC), ... Manley said. What is needed is a new classification system and an overall standardization of ...

Children's cancer group recommends global evaluation system for neuroblastoma to improve treatment

... three sets of papers outlining a: standard classification system; pre-treatment staging system; and an ... directly compare clinical trial results. The INRG classification system is designed to create consistency of risk ... that cooperative groups begin using this classification system now," Cohn says. "The system will allow ...

New System Devised To Guide Doctors Treating Patients With Symptomatic Myocardial Bridging

... Aachen University in Germany has developed a new classification system that may help guide decision-making, ... ultrasound. Previous attempts to develop classification systems revolved around subjective criteria, such ... not accurately assess arterial function. In our classification system, we incorporated clinical symptoms and ...

New system devised to guide doctors treating patients with symptomatic myocardial bridging

... Aachen University in Germany has developed a new classification system that may help guide decision-making, ... ultrasound. Previous attempts to develop classification systems revolved around subjective criteria, such ... not accurately assess arterial function. In our classification system, we incorporated clinical symptoms and ...

Milliman Announces Encore Webinar on Practical Uses of Lifestyle-Based Analytics (LBA) in Risk Selection

... perspective on an advance in risk selection and classification through the effective use of ... lifestyle variables to enhance the risk classification system for relevant conditions. Statistics are ... LBA could be used in conjunction with other risk classification tools to produce underwriting results with ...

Study finds circumcision safe in both HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected men

... 614 7386 (fax) rgray@jhsph.edu New classification of malignant melanoma that integrates genetic and ... San Francisco present a refined morphological classification of primary melanomas that can be used to improve ... K, Garbe C, et al. (2008) Improving melanoma classification by integrating genetic and morphologic features. ...

Arizona State bioethicist says mental illness is subject to biological and sociocultural factors

... appear to be grappling with the complexity of classification and diagnosis, Robert explains. But I am always ... he says. My take-home lessons are these: classification and diagnosis are complex, interpretive and ... ideas in the development of new diagnostic and classification manuals, such as the Diagnostic and Statistical ...

New system for classifying infant lung disease developed

... A new classification system of rare lung diseases in infants is ... centers that participated in the study, the new classification system is helping pathologists diagnose childrens ... to have a high rate of illness and death. The classification system can help doctors distinguish certain ...

American Academy of Dermatology Commends Reclassification of Tanning Beds as Carcinogenic

... of indoor tanning devices as carcinogenic to humans. This classification places indoor tanning in the highest cancer risk category afforded by this ... putting their health at risk," stated Dr. Pariser. "We hope that this new classification will persuade individuals to stop using or avoid indoor tanning all ...

GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy June issue study highlights

... Additionally, traditional radiographic criteria such as the Cambridge classification are dated. The authors' purpose was to establish consensus-based criteria ... (4) normal. The researchers concluded that the new Rosemont classification system represents an improvement over current means of EUS diagnosis for ...

Broadlane Selects Silver Creek Systems To Accelerate Core Business Analysis And New Client Services

... Silver Creek solution will further automate our data cleansing and classification to our patent-pending Broadlane Product classification schema. This will significantly increase the efficiency of our spend ...

New oncogene gives valuable insight into hepatocellular tumors in humans

... Moreover, GP130 mutations will enable the refinement of the molecular classification of hepatocellular tumors in humans. Inflammatory hepatocellular ... development pathway of hepatocellular tumours as well as a new tool in the classification of hepatocellular tumours. It is an important step forward in our ...

Multifocal lung cancers appear to originate from single cancer clone

... arose from a single cancer clone. "Our findings support the current classification of multifocal lung cancers as advanced-stage cancersrather than separate ... distinct tumors at the time of diagnosis. An updated lung cancer classification system is expected sometime in 2009 and will distinguish between patients ...

Single Cell May Produce Multiple Lung Cancer Tumors

... arose from a single cancer cell type. "Our findings support the current classification of multifocal lung cancers as advanced-stage cancers ... rather than ... and treated appropriately," they wrote. An updated lung cancer classification system is expected sometime in 2009, according to the study. More ...

Intelligent Medical Objects Announces ICD-10 Extensions to Terminology Products

... problems, and medical histories. The International Statistical classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision (ICD-10, called ... morbidity and mortality reporting in many countries. This is the coding classification on which other countries are building their own modifications, such as ...

Quantros Director of Patient Safety and Risk Management is Elected Co-Chair of Patient Safety Special Interest Group (PSSIG) at HL7

... tasked with defining the standardized language and associated taxonomy and classification schema as it relates to patient safety. Dr. Rashidee is currently ... and Risk Management (SRM) solutions contain an extensive taxonomy and classification schema in alignment with national and international standards. SRM ...

SpectraScience Awarded U.S. Patent 7,459,696 for its Unique Methods of Calibrating Spectral Data

... methods produce spectral data sufficiently accurate for use in tissue classification algorithms. The invention improves the accuracy of spectral-based tissue classification schemes, in part, by properly accounting for spatial variations, ...

AHIMA Supports CMS Steps to Adopt ICD-10 Upgrades

... to hear the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to adopt ICD-10 classification upgrades. We regard this as a significant step forward in the march toward ... prepare for implementation and enjoy the benefits of using these advanced classification systems. "Once implemented in the US, ICD-10 will significantly improve ...

Fudan-Cinpathogen Study Shows Chronic Lymphoid Neoplasms are More Common in Shanghai Than Thought

... are not as rare in China as has been previously reported. Diagnosis and classification were performed by a single central laboratory in Shanghai according to WHO ... A unique aspect of the 4 year Shanghai study is that diagnosis and classification were performed by a single central laboratory according to WHO (2001) ...

Pfizer Partners with REvolution Computing to Improve Medicine Production Pipeline

... today released the results of "A Benchmark Study of Large-Scale Chemical classification on Quad-Core AMD Systems," a study conducted in partnership with Pfizer on ... of caret implemented using REvolution's Parallel R for high performance classification studies related to safety in drug discovery. The new package, caretNWS, is ...

New portrait of Earth shows land cover as never before

... Defourny, from the Universit catholique de Louvain, who designed the land classification process. "Land cover data is an essential requirement of the ... benefit, the maps thematic legend is compatible with the UN Land Cover classification System (LCCS). ...

Dividing lip zones to be injected for augmentation may help increase patient satisfaction

... 66 patients from Jan. 1, 2004 to Jan. 1, 2006. The investigator used a new classification of 15 lip zones to direct the placement of non-animal-sourced stabilized ... months, which is similar to that seen in other studies. Using this new classification of lip zones to direct injection increased the ability to better control ...

ATIR Classified as "Cell Based" Medicinal Product by the EMEA

... A classification for Innovative New Treatments AMSTERDAM, December 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ... of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA). Based upon this regulatory classification ATIR is eligible for EMEA procedures. As a next step Kiadis Pharma will ...

AviaraDx Presents at 2007 BIOCOM Investor Conference

... the molecular biology underlying a patient's tumor. Our tests improve the classification of cancer, support physicians to provide their patients with a more ... test offerings are based on its proprietary technologies for the molecular classification of metastatic cancer, CancerTYPE ID(TM), and its H/I(TM) (HOXB13/IL17BR) ...

AHIMA Signs Contract With CMS for ICD-10 Implementation Assessment and Training

... more than six decades of AHIMA experience in the use and development of classification for diseases. Moreover, AHIMA served as one of a handful of cooperating ... with AHIMA on this project, each responsible for a separate element of the classification process. Symphony Corp. will provide data collection team leaders and IT ...

University of Iowa professor identifies new eating disorder

... that it has not been officially recognized as a unique condition in the classification of eating disorders," said Pamela Keel, associate professor of psychology ... to better understand the condition and to support its inclusion in the classification of eating disorders. "Because we tend to only study formally defined ...

The Ensign Group Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings of $0.39 per Share; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance

... intangible assets acquired. Patient base intangible assets are amortized over a period of fits to eight months, depending on the classification of the patients and the level of occupancy in a new acquisition on the acquisition date. (3) Represent the tax impact of ...

Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent

... $80 thousand. (**) Adjusted for certain reclassifications between cost of services and operating expenses as a result of an income statement classification error discovered during the fourth quarter of 2008. Clarient , Inc. ...

Key Factors Define 'Prolonged Grief'

... disorder is not recognized in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or the International Statistical classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems , which are the standard guides for diagnostic criteria. In the study appearing online Aug. 3 in the ...

New DeKaye Article Identifies 'Hierarchy of Greed' in Healthcare Fraud

... 12-13 and 12-14). Mr. DeKaye serves on the publication's editorial advisory board. After several months of research and interviews, he developed a classification pyramid to categorize the five levels of greed that seem most prevalent in healthcare fraud and abuse. The article examines behavioral ...

Savient Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for KRYSTEXXA(TM)

... Prescription Drug User Fee Act expected action date of either two or six months after the date of the Company's resubmission, depending on the FDA's classification of the resubmission. ABOUT KRYSTEXXA (TM) KRYSTEXXA(TM) (pegloticase) is a PEGylated uricase enzyme intended for the treatment of ...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

... of both lung cancer and healthy patients. Researchers found that when evaluating the samples with cytological examination at the microscope, a classification of "suspicious for carcinoma" or "malignant" yielded a 29.5 percent sensitivity rate, the ability of the test to predict the presence of lung cancer. ...

Biomarker Could Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

... of Erlangen-Nuremburg in Germany, and his colleagues. They also found that including VCAM-1 levels in risk prediction models led to more accurate classification of patients. The study, which appears in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism , is the first to establish a laboratory biomarker for ...

BD Announces Results for Third Fiscal Quarter

... Company's Consolidated Income Statements for the first two quarters of fiscal year 2009 and for all periods in fiscal year 2008, which reflect this classification change. The Company expects to record a gain on the sale of about 5 cents diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations in the fourth ...

Protein level may serve as predictor of severe osteoarthritis

... the effects of age," the authors state. They also note that inclusion of VCAM-1 levels in risk prediction models resulted in a more accurate classification of individuals. VCAM-1 promotes leukocyte adhesion and homing to sites of inflammation. In chondrocytes (cartilage cells), VCAM-1 expression is ...

Indoor Tanning Association Fights Back Against Media Hype over Tanning Beds

... of merlot is as deadly as mustard gas." UV light from a tanning bed is the same as UV light from the sunshine, which has had the "group 1" classification since 1992. So it's no surprise that tanning beds have now been put in this category as it has long been understood that OVEREXPOSURE to UV light, ...
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