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Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...e ultimate goal of reliable and minimally invasive biopsy of peripheral lung lesions new appears feasible. ...t patients who were too sick to undergo a surgical biopsy but would benefit from chemotherapy if cancer was confirmed through this combined, minimally invasiv...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

...n be drawn towards magnets encased in the tip of a biopsy needle. A mathematical model of the system confirmed that considerable numbers of cancer cells, loaded with nanoparticles, could be attracted to a needle within two or three minutes. In the lab, the researchers showed that a magnetised needle could...

Novel Method of Adult Stem Cell Growth may Help to Treat Cornea Disorders

...nvolved obtaining corneal stem cells by means of a biopsy of cells from a healthy eye of the rabbit. Since the sample of cells is as small as 3 by 4 mm, it does not expose the contrateral eye to danger. The implantation of the adult stem cells so obtained in the damaged eye lead to the recovery of the co...

Children Born After PGD as Healthy as Kids Born After ART

...study has revealed that children born after embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) do not show any more major malformations than those born after artificial reproduction technologies (ART) without PGD. PGD is a new option for couples at risk of transmitting genetic diseases. Instead of...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...und that controls cellular function and heredity.A biopsy from Michelle Cedillo's gastrointestinal trct was sent in 2003 to Unigenetics, an Irish laboratory headed by Dr. John O'Leary, which reported finding the RNA. O'Leary and his colleagues had published a paper a year earlier that disclosed the discover...

Ultrasound Better Than Biopsy for Breast Examination

...follow-up with ultrasound is a safe alternative to biopsy in cases where the breast lesion is classified as probably benign. More studies are needed to define the role of ultrasound in breast cancer screening, Dr. Graf said. However, these findings suggest that the negative effects of incidental findings ...

Women With Atypia Nearly Eight Times More Likely to Develop Breast Cancer

... factor for breast cancer. Women who have a breast biopsy and are diagnosed with atypia are considered at hi...68.6 percent) of women showed calcification in the biopsy tissue, and 40 percent had multiple sites of atypical hyperplasia. The current study contributes ...

Gel Made of Patients Own Platelets may Speed Up Wound Healing

...r the control sites," they added. Examination of biopsy specimens revealed that the histologic features of the skin (such as cellular characteristics and microscopic signs of healing) at the treated wound sites looked similar to the skin at the control wounds. However, when the count of platelets in the g...

High Pretreatment PSA Velocity Predicts Worse Outcome

...an any other single high-risk indicator, such as a biopsy Gleason score greater than 7, a PSA level of 10 ng/ml or an advanced disease category. Prostate cancer is expected to be diagnosed in more than 200,000 American men in the U.S. this year and cause more than 27,000 deaths, the leading cause of cance...

New Insights into Chronic Inflammation and Atherosclerosis

...nary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, comparing biopsy specimens from patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease to those from patients without it. Their study affirms inflammatory rheumatic disease and smoking as independent predictors of vessel wall inflammation. The vascular inflammation might be a ...

Aerobic Exercise Helps Maintain Muscle in Elderly: Research

.... In addition, the researchers screened the muscle biopsy samples for signals associated with insulin's ability to stimulate the assembly of muscle protein from amino acids. This test also showed that exercise boosted insulin's role as a muscle protein growth factor. "We already know that moderate aerobic...

Panacea Announces the Availability of PC Detect(sm) for Prostate Cancer Screening

...etermine whether to refer a patient for a prostate biopsy include the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and th... cancer. About 25% of men recommended for prostate biopsy with a PSA of 4-10 ng/mL will be found to have cancer on biopsy, and a PSA > 4.0 ng/mL has a sen...

Lung Damage Continues Even After Smokers Quit

...said Ram. The study was conducted with bronchial biopsy samples from patients in various hospitals in Britain, including the London Chest Hospital. "This doesn't mean that there is no point in quitting smoking," Ram said. "Lung inflammatory damage will continue but smoking has other health effects and s...

New Test Helps Identify Hepatitis C Patients at High Risk of Developing Cirrhosis

...rs don't yield a very accurate prediction. A liver biopsy can indicate the amount of damage to the liver up until the time of the biopsy, but can't reveal how much future damage will occur. The new test assessed by Cheung and his colleagues is a way to hedge the bets. The lead author of the paper is Hon...

New blood test to detect prostate cancer

...stimated 25 million have elevated PSA levels and a biopsy of the prostate that did not reveal any prostate c...etzenberg says the efficacy of EPCA-1 as a test of biopsy samples is currently being evaluated. Larger clinical trials for EPCA-2 are planned that could mak...

Obesity Does Not Auger Well for Prostate Cancer Patients

...d predict. The finding suggests that misleading biopsy results may be causing many obese and overweight m...r larger-sized prostates make it more likely for a biopsy to miss the cancer," he said. "These findings further suggest that we could be missing even more hig...

Biopsy may Underestimate Prostate Cancer in Obese and Overweight Men

...ight men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer by biopsy are more likely than healthy weight men to actuall...e a more aggressive// case of the disease than the biopsy results would indicate, according to a study led by a Duke University Medical Center researcher. T...

Novel Methods in Diagnosing Oral Cancer

... the potential for replacing conventional surgical biopsy and histopathology techniques. Combined with polarimetry, accurate delineation of lesion margins becomes possible. Scanning is painless and non-invasive, lasting less than one minute with a pen-sized hand-held probe. This device’s resolution or ...

eSie Touch Elasticity Imaging, and a Promise of Avoiding Breast Biopsies

...educe the number of unnecessary breast biopsies. A biopsy is not only an uncomfortable, invasive procedure, it also often requires a long waiting time for the results. Estimates by experts show that approximately 75 percent of all biopsies are negative. As a result, elasticity imaging offers a huge potentia...

Surgeon Develops Procedure to Prevent Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Patients

... of disruption during either a sentinel lymph node biopsy or an axillary lymph node dissection, which often leads to swelling in the arm. To prevent the arm swelling, Klimberg has developed the Axillary Reverse Mapping (ARM) procedure. The new technique evaluates the ways in which fluid drains through the...

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