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Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good

... Urinary Function; Related Study Shows 3-D Mapping biopsy Changed Patients' Management 70 Percent of the ... the use of 3-D transperineal mapping biopsy for determining the extent of prostate cancer -- ... the commonly used transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) biopsy -- heavily impacted how patients' disease was ...

Multi-Center Patient Registry Supports Safety and Clinical Utility of Boston Scientific's SpyGlass(R) Direct Visualization System

... and stone therapy. In addition, the SpyBite(R) biopsy Forceps were found to obtain adequate histologic ... using the SpyGlass System and the SpyBite biopsy Forceps. The study results indicate that targeted ... by peroral cholangioscopy using the SpyBite biopsy Forceps can be useful in selected clinical ...

Adding Breast Ultrasound Screening to Mammography Reveals Cancers not Seen on Mammography Alone in Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

... The risk of incurring an unnecessary biopsy due to a false positive exam result from the ... study. Mammography alone prompted an unnecessary biopsy for one in 40 women in this study. The ... and ultrasound screening prompted an unnecessary biopsy for one in 10 women, or four times more women ...

Biomarkers May Reduce the Need for Biopsies and Offer Personalized Care for Heart and Lung Transplant Patients

... and may replace the need for costly, invasive biopsy procedures that can be risky for patients. The ... plenary session. Until recently, heart muscle biopsy was the only method available to rule out heart ... invasive and painful nature of the procedure, a biopsy is only able to detect rejection after damage has ...

Bertrand Study Finds Significant Value in Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) as an Adjunctive Procedure in Breast Diagnostics

... analysis with other imaging methods; using tissue biopsy as the gold standard. The facility ... certain if the MRI findings were positive due to biopsy or disease. In addition, BSGI was False ... important now in my decision of whether or not to biopsy when the mammogram, ultrasound, and physical ...

Diagnostic Center for Disease: Prostate Biopsy Spreads Prostate Cancer Cells

... underestimated risk that routine prostate biopsy performed to evaluate for prostate cancer spreads ... Traditionally, an ultrasound and prostate biopsy is commonly recommended and performed ... spreading cancer cells beyond the prostate when a biopsy is performed. An extensive review of ...

Knee Pain? An Exclusive Study Engineers Cartilage to Match Patient's Own Tissue

... damaged cartilage, is cultured from an initial biopsy where a pea size amount of a patient's healthy cartilage is extracted. The biopsy sample is processed to pinpoint the ... be able to undergo arthroscopic microfracture or biopsy and subsequent surgery for NeoCart implantation. ...

New Clinical Studies Confirm Mauna Kea Technologies' Cellvizio(R) GI in Range of Procedures

... results were confirmed by subsequent histology of biopsy samples. "The ability to use Cellvizio(R) GI ... at the cellular level without the need for taking biopsy samples," said Dr. Miehlke. "This reduces the potential for adverse events associated with biopsy procedures while providing rapid and accurate ...

Researchers Present Safety and Efficacy Results of 429 Patients Treated With Radiofrequency Ablation for Pre-Cancerous Barrett's Esophagus

... device and an endoscope mounted focal device. Patients underwent biopsy sampling of tissue from the esophagus at regular intervals to determine if ... disease had been eradicated. To be considered a "complete responder," all biopsy samples had to be normal. "This study is highly relevant and ...

Investigational Genetic Test May Help Address Common Problems in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

... scores are correlated with the probability of a positive initial prostate biopsy in men with elevated serum PSA levels. In addition, PCA3 scores were ... AUA poster #1816, "Can prostate cancer gene 3 (PCA3) predict initial biopsy outcome?" Alexandre de la Taille, et al. (2) AUA poster #2127, ...

Walter Reed Army Medical Center offers HIFU for Qualifying Men with Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer in a Phase III Clinical Trial

... trial, 91 percent of the participants treated in the study had a negative biopsy at six months. Some men with prostate cancer who are treated with ... participants for the trial must be between the ages of 40 and 80, and have biopsy confirmed local recurrence two or more years following external beam ...

ASGE and The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Partner to Raise Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer

... to obtain highly detailed pictures of the pancreas and to get a biopsy of any abnormalities seen. This type of biopsy is known as fine needle aspiration, or FNA. This technique uses a thin, ...

Multi-Centre European Clinical Trial Shows Advanced Dysplasia and Early Cancer of Esophagus Cured With Combined Endoscopic Resection and Radiofrequency Ablation With HALO Ablation System

... cancer) were first staged with endoscopic resection where a large tissue biopsy was obtained to confirm absence of deeply invasive cancer. The patient ... small residual areas of Barrett's esophagus. Patients had endoscopy with biopsy to confirm elimination of the disease. The study was conducted at three ...

New Australian Technology: Detecting Breast Cancer With Hair

... current screening methods of mammography, ultrasound (and any subsequent biopsy and pathology results) with the Fermiscan Test. Fermiscan's study ... trial also showed that 80 per cent of the patients referred for a biopsy as a result of imaging were correctly identified as negative by the ...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Offers Results Without Side Effects

... (PSA) was 31 (normal is 4 or under). Although he had no symptoms, a biopsy confirmed that he had cancer. His doctor urged him to have a radical ... If cancer is suspected, traditional medicine requires a biopsy where a Gleason score (a system of grading tissue/aggressiveness after ...

Siemens Showcases Its Most Comprehensive and Advanced Breast Care Portfolio

... imaging, has shown promise in reducing reliance on invasive breast biopsy procedures. According to published research as many as 80 percent of ... accurate localization of sentinel nodes. This information is then used for biopsy to evaluate for nodal metastases. The Biograph(TM) TruePoint PET.CT ...

Large Blinded Clinical Study Achieves High Accuracy for the Diagnosis of Melanoma Using In Vivo Confocal Microscopy

... and a specificity of 69.3%. The standard of comparison for the study was biopsy of all 351 lesions, followed by traditional pathological examination. "By ... to histology, confocal imaging represents the only feasible alternative to biopsy in the decision-making process faced by dermatologists examining ...

BSGI Posts Higher Sensitivity than Mammography or MRI for the Detection of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

... oblique projections. Image findings were compared to findings at biopsy or surgical excision. MRI was performed with a GE 1.5-T system using a ... pathologic tumor size of the DCIS ranged from 2-21 mm. Of the 22 cases of biopsy proven DCIS in 20 women, 91 percent were detected with BSGI, 82 percent ...

University of Michigan Study Shows SEQUENOM's MassARRAY Technology Identifies HPV Infections Missed by Standard Hybridization Test

... measure and reproducibly detect as few as 50 DNA copies for each of the 15 HPV genotypes in liquid cytology samples from cervical smears and tissue biopsy samples. The AttoSense test is currently available for Research Use Only. SEQUENOM intends to seek FDA and EU approvals as soon as practical. ...

First Patient of NOTES Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Study Successfully Treated With Ethicon Endo-Surgery Devices

... Articulating Hook Knife Articulating Snare Articulating Needle Knife Articulating Graspers Articulating biopsy Forceps The devices listed above will be used within an IDE trial approved by the FDA, they are not currently cleared by FDA for ...

Urologist and Allergist Explore Link Between Allergies and Interstitial Cystitis

... under anesthesia as part of his workup to exclude other conditions that may cause IC-like symptoms. But he is reviving an older practice of taking a biopsy specimen during the procedure and sending it to a pathologist to look for mast cells because, when mast cells reach a certain density, patients seem ...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Studies Presented at DDW Demonstrate Potential of Pure NOTES Surgery With Company's Toolbox

... Articulating Hook Knife Articulating Snare Articulating Needle Knife Articulating Graspers Articulating biopsy Forceps The devices listed above will be used within an IDE trial approved by the FDA. The Adaptable Minimally-Invasive Surgical ...

Study in the New England Journal of Medicine Shows Non-Surgical Treatment for Pre-Cancerous Condition of Esophagus is Effective and Reduces Risk for Cancer Development

... regular intervals for one year after enrollment to assess for the presence of early Barrett's, dysplasia, and esophageal cancer. Comparison of the biopsy results at one year served as the primary outcome for the trial. The study endpoints were the eradication of all early Barrett's and, separately, ...

Newly Published Article Details How PGS Techniques Directly Effect Successful Pregnancy Outcomes

... the way. The article, published in the latest edition of Fertility and Sterility, details when PGS should be used, emphasizes proper embryo biopsy technique and reveals the most common errors made with the ultimate goal of educating clinics, embryologists and other experts to improve pregnancy ...

Melanoma and Pregnancy: What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Risks, Prognosis

... during the procedure. However, if a melanoma is deeper than 1 mm, Dr. Driscoll advised that a procedure known as sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy should be considered. This procedure has not been studied in a large number of pregnant women, and both when and how the procedure should be ...

Des Moines Register Reports SpectraScience LUMA Enhances Cervical Cancer Exams

... capable of determining whether tissue is normal, pre-cancerous or cancerous without physically removing tissue from the body. The WavSTAT Optical biopsy System uses light to optically scan tissue and provide the physician with an immediate analysis. With FDA approval for sale in the U.S. and the ...

Adult Circumcision Reduces Risk of HIV Transmission Without Reducing Sexual Pleasure

... has the largest concentration of Langerhans' cells, which are the initial cellular targets in the sexual transmission of HIV. After analyzing biopsy samples from 10 uncircumcised and 10 circumcised men, researchers found that the inner foreskin has a significantly higher density of Langerhans' ...

EAU Position Statement on Screening for Prostate Cancer

... of screening tools. - In the absence of population screening, the EAU advises men who consider screening by PSA testing and prostate biopsy to obtain information on the risks and benefits of screening and individual risk assessment. - The EAU and the ERSPC study group ...

Newly Published Phase III Study Shows Arzoxifene Significantly Increased Bone Mineral Density

... differences in the incidence of endometrial hyperplasia or cancer between the arzoxifene and placebo groups, as assessed by serial endometrial biopsy (arzoxifene 0, placebo 2) or in endometrial thickness, as assessed by transvaginal ultrasound. There were no deaths or venous thromboembolic ...

Leader in Prostate Health Urges Prostate Cancer Screening in Face of Contradicting Data

... to know their PSA values, just as they would their cholesterol, and know that there are many choices and variables in determining if they need a biopsy and subsequent treatment if cancer is found. The organization recommends a baseline prostate health assessment, including PSA and digital rectal ...

ExonHit Reports Proof-of-Concept in Breast Cancer Diagnostic Using its SpliceArray(TM) Platform

... could improve the performance of current diagnosis methods by increasing accuracy of cytological investigations and decreasing the use of core-needle biopsy or exploratory surgery," said Fabrice Andre, M.D. Breast Cancer Unit, Department of Medical Oncology, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France. He ...

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer Following External Beam Radiation Therapy Investigated in Phase III Clinical Study

... one procedure without causing damage to tissue around the prostate. Eligible participants for the trial must be between the ages of 40 and 80, have biopsy confirmed local recurrence two or more years following EBRT, confined prostate cancer with a prostate specific antigen (PSA) greater than or equal to ...

September 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Cataract Removal, Severe Headache and Dual Energy X-Ray Imaging

... B and C, as well as certain medications. Diagnosis usually involves blood tests and imaging studies of the blood vessels. It also may include a biopsy of an affected blood vessel or tissue. Treatment depends on the type of vasculitis, its severity and the patient's overall health. The ...

Volcano's VH(R) IVUS Technology Used in Imaging Study of GlaxoSmithKline's Novel Investigational Compound, Darapladib

... and characterize composition may lead to great advances in CVD drug development, diagnosis, and eventually tailored systemic therapy. The same way a biopsy and other blood and imaging tests can define a cancer treatment plan, we believe that one day Volcano technology could help define a personalized ...

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy is More Accurate and Reliable Than Other Methods of Subclinical Assessment of Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Patients, According to Paper Published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

... body and is a key component of the immune system, is damaged or altered. In breast cancer patients, this can occur after surgery, such as removal or biopsy of the lymph nodes, and/or radiation therapy. It is estimated that 6 percent to 40 percent of patients with breast cancer develop lymphedema, and ...

New Study Shows BENICAR(R) (olmesartan medoxomil) Reverses Blood Vessel Damage Independent of Blood Pressure Lowering

... as determined by differences in the wall (media)/lumen (W/L) ratio. This parameter was measured using a pressurized myograph procedure on arteriole biopsy samples obtained from a sub-group of 49 patients receiving treatment (27 were on olmesartan and 22 were on atenolol) and from 11 normotensive control ...

Published Guidelines Further Support Use of Bioimpedance Measurement Technology for Early Assessment of Lymphedema

... body and is a key component of the immune system, is damaged or altered. In breast cancer patients, this can occur after surgery, such as removal or biopsy of the lymph nodes, and/or radiation therapy. It is estimated that 6 percent to 40 percent of patients with breast cancer develop lymphedema, and ...

Alba Therapeutics Announces the Presentation of Results of a Phase IIa Clinical Trial for Larazotide Acetate for the Treatment of Celiac Disease at the Digestive Disease Week Conference

... subjects during a 2 week gluten challenge. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial enrolled 86 patients who had a confirmed biopsy diagnosis for celiac disease and were in compliance with a gluten-free diet for at least six months prior to enrollment as demonstrated by a negative ...

Study Finds QIAGEN's HPV Test Offers Greater Long-term Protection From Cervical Disease Than the Pap

... recruited into the study from April 1994 to September 1997 at 40 different general-medicine practices in the United Kingdom. A colposcopy exam and biopsy were used to confirm or rule out the presence of cervical disease after each woman had both the HPV test and a conventional Pap. The sensitivity of ...

AviaraDx Confirms That Combination of Two Molecular Biomarkers Improves Prediction of Disease Recurrence in Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients

... of tumor grading. To predict tumor aggressiveness and a potential response to chemotherapy, pathologists traditionally evaluate a breast cancer biopsy by light microscopy and assign a tumor grade. Patients with more aggressive, high grade (Grade 3) tumors have been shown to derive varying degrees ...
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