Tag: "detect" at medical news
PET Scanner detects more Vaginal cancer than CT scans
PET scans can detect
twice the number of vaginal cancer and cancerous l... CT scans can miss small tumors, whereas PET scans detect
radioactivity that emanates directly from a tumor after a patient has received a dose of radioactive...
PET scans can detect the results of cognitive behavior therapy
...sion tomography (PET) scan images can successfully detect
the changes in the brain // that occur following the cognitive behavior therapy in patients. Researchers behind the study feel that this may prove that cognitive behavior therapy can bring about changes in the brain chemical levels that will get long...
Antibiotics help combat dangerous tropical disease
...ated with doxycyclin the doctors were only able to detect
the typical movements of the worms (the dance of the filariae) on ultrasound in one in five patients. In the placebo group the rate was 89%. "The importance of these findings for therapy should not be underestimated," Professor H?rauf emphasizes. "...
Detecting DNA Damage With In-Vivo Alkaline Comet Assay
...tary in-vivo study. The Comet assay can be used to detect
various types of DNA damage induced by different c...at the in vivo Comet assay is a sensitive assay to detect
DNA damage in the tested organs and have demonstrated the major advantage namely, the simultaneous a...
‘Loud Noise’ Research may help in Development of Prosthetics for Eldery
... vibrations — noise, that is — people were able to detect
the frequency of the weak, original vibrations. However, the noise had to be "just the right amount to raise it above a sensory threshold so it can be perceived. Too little noise isn't enough, and too much noise just hides the signal," Ward said:"T...
Parents understand better the hearing loss problem in children if counseled
... hearing at different stages of child development, detect
the signs of a hearing loss, and be aware of the treatment options that are available today. The research findings show that one reason parents tend to ignore the problem of hearing loss in children is that they think use of the hearing aids will st...
Insomnia is not normal for the elderly
...earcher include asking questions to the patient to detect
the problem of lack of sleep, elaborate on the problem, determine if that is medical or psychiatric by nature, further evaluation to judge if insomnia is chronic by nature, and use intervention. Researchers feel that it is possible to treat the prob...
Monkeys offer genetic clues to adult blindness
...e don't even realise something is wrong until they detect
changes in their vision. The disease can be controlled, but there is no known way to reverse the vision loss it causes. Knowing more about the earliest predictors of macular degeneration could help doctors treat the disease before extensive vision l...
Toll-like Receptor (Tlr3) Attachment Leads To Lethal Encephalitis
... disease are scarce. It is know that some TLRs can detect
viral motifs such as ssRNA. In this study, researchers investigated the role of one of these TLRs , Tlr3, in the detection of WNV using a mouse model of WNV encephalitis. Initial investigation showed that following intraperitonially challenge with ...
Geriatric Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease May Not Be Treated Properly
...patients with CKD did not receive routine tests to detect
other diabetes complications—one-third had no eye examinations during the 2-year study period, while another one-third did not have their cholesterol and blood lipid levels checked. One-fourth of diabetic CKD patients did not undergo hemoglobin A1C t...
A new replacement
A new device to detect
cervical cancer,has been developed by Australians ...r. PAP smears have been used for half a century to detect
changes in the cells of the cervix - an early sign of cervical cancer. Managing Director Mr Victor ...
Prostratin- Drug to eradicate HIV
..., in a way that allows the body's immune system to detect
and attack it.// Dr. Roger Pomerantz, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Peterson Medical College feels that the action of that compund is two folded- Firstly it stops HIV from infecting other cells by decreasing receptors and it drive...
Studying brain anatomy without surgery
...ons are firing. By this way one can simultaneously detect
both blood profusion and neural activity and this technique can be used in many diagnostic, prognostic and clinical applications. Gratton said, that it could be used to monitor recovering stroke patients on a daily, or even hourly basis. To validate...
Handheld ECG: stethoscope of the future
...structural abnormalities. The smaller machines can detect
heart abnormalities needing further attention, eve...chocardiography training can use POCE to resonably detect
left ventricular dysfunction and pericardial effusion. Low ejection fraction is an important indica...
Molecule aids fight E. Coli Infections
...ted PGRP-LC, the macrophages lost their ability to detect
and devour the E. coli microbes -- but not another type of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, which also can cause food poisoning. This pointed to the protein's essential role in enabling the macrophages to react specifically to so-called gram-n...
An insight of the small intestine
...mera and a CT scan may prove to be the best way to detect
problems of the small intestine. The newly approved camera capsule, also known as capsule endoscopy, gives doctors images of the small intestine never before available. A patient swallows the pill and, for eight hours, pictures are taken and transmit...
Arsenic in drinking water
...validation remain problematic. Field test kits can detect
high levels of arsenic but are typically unreliable at lower concentrations of concern for human health. Reliability of field methods is yet to be fully evaluated. Effects Immediate symptoms on an acute poisoning typically include vomiting, oesoph...
MRI with nanoparticles highly sensitive in detecting prostate cancer metastases
... The team has also tested the agent's ability to detect
metastases from lung and breast cancer and it appears to work equally well. "That's the beauty of targeting normal cells rather than focusing on the malignant cells which always mutate ." The nanoparticles, which are being developed by Massachuset...
Lost Teeth Could Signal Heart Problems
...earchers. Patients also underwent an ultrasound to detect
any plaque build-up in their arteries. Results of the study show prevalence of plaque in the arteries correlates with the number of teeth missing. Patients who lost the most teeth had the greatest chance of developing plaque buildup. Among those mis...
CT Scans Said to Accurately Detect Small Cancers
...ica shows computed tomography scans may accurately detect
small cancers and stones in the kidneys, bladders ...U ), to determine if the technology can accurately detect
small kidney, bladder, and urinary masses. Results of the study show the MDCTU scan detected 93 perc...
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