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Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India

...ularly dangerous complication for diabetics. Early detection of kidney disease and treatment of hypertension are essential for diabetics....

PCR emerging as a promising technique for Diagnosing Urinary Tuberculosis

...is of Urinary Tuberculosis. The technique involves detection of bacteria by facilitating rapid amplification of small amounts of a genome sequence, Dr Narmada P Gupta told the Millennium International Urology Congress in India. Presence of even one bacteria can be detected by the PCR technique, he said, elabo...

New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

...ypes of pancreatic cancer vaccines. For many the detection of pancreatic cancer means a sure death sentence. But with this innovative tool available at least there is a glimmer of hope remaining for these hapless people bound to die a premature death. If the test results are any indication to go by, the resu...

Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!

...genetic test can mean the difference between early detection leading on to cure and late detection leading on to death....

Need for Colon cancer screening

...0% of growths. After completing both the tests the detection rate up to 76 %. The researchers feel that people need to follow-up and repeat testing to be sure they have caught a cancer in time. The problem was worse for people over 60, as they are more likely to develop a cancer in the upper colon where it c...

Mammography aided by computer

...ancer Research Centre are now using computer-aided detection (CAD) to help analyse lesions that a first exam cannot diagnose.// The radiologist makes the final decision, but each mammogram is read first by the radiologist and then by the computer. CAD helps by pointing out lesions that might have been overlo...

Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique

...diameter, presents a new opportunity for the early detection of breast cancer. The research team included Hollywood film technicians who worked alongside Dr Nicolas Beechey-Newham and colleagues from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund’s clinical oncology unit at Guy’s Hospital in London to produce the “micro-ca...

Detection of Cancer

A simple blood test which may allow the early detection of all forms of cancer has been developed by the B... for cancers will be extremely important, as early detection is a major factor in determining the success of cancer treatments," said Professor Pat. The C-test ...

Support therapy helps breast cancer patients

...stantially since the late 1990s because of earlier detection and more effective treatments. David's research found that patients whose breast cancer had spread lived an average of 37 months if they got group therapy, compared with 19 months if they did not....

Triglycerides Linked To Stroke Risk

...riglyceride levels.// More effective screening and detection of high blood triglycerides and treatments to modify this stroke risk factor could further reduce the stroke burdens. Doctors have learned that drugs that lower blood fats can also prevent strokes. The precise relationship between blood fats, parti...

DNA biochip for genetic screening

...ike two pieces of Velcro attaching to each other.A detection device indicates which probes found their mark. “If we put specific probes on the chip, we can tell if a person has or doesn’t have these genetic codes present, and we can screen for thousands or tens of thousands of genes at once,” Gao sys....

Breast screening among diabetic women

.../According to a new study there has been decreased detection of breast cancer and henceforth brest screening should be implemented. Researchers at the University of Texas surveyed 300 women with diabetes, aged between 55 and 70 years, comparing them with control subjects without diabetes. They found that 50 p...

Cytobrush to detect oral cancer

...erg, professor and chairman or oral medicine early detection is our most important weapon in our fight against oral cancer. The survival rate for this prevalent cancer is only 40 per cent overall, but survival rates increase to greater than 80 per cent if the cancer is found early. With the engineers and cytol...

Kidney cancer on the rise

...ded by patients and doctors," Dr James says. Early detection is crucial if the cancer is to be successfully treated, and survival rates after surgery can be as high as 94 per cent. But once the cancer has spread, the chance of treating the disease successfully drops considerably. Research says the rise in inci...

Delirium linked to death

... and as a marker of serious risk of mortality. The detection of delirium should prompt efforts to identify and treat underlying medical problems....

New device for discerning Osteoarthritis

...nique which images cartilage could lead to earlier detection of Osteoarthritis. An X ray exam is the standard way of detecting Osteoarthritis, a painful disease //where the cartilage between the joints wears away. But an X ray cannot image the cartilage direct it only shows that the gap between the bones is ge...

Blood test may aid foretell Alzheimer's

...erested in an early screening test because earlier detection could mean starting treatment before symptoms -- such as forgetfulness, disorientation and dementia -- become unbearable. "There's a tremendous ethical question for diagnosing (early) a disease for which this is no cure," James L. Olds, a professor ...

Microscopic lens monitors heart problems

...applicable to other internal problems, such as the detection of small tumours....

Detecting Colorectal Cancer

...ambridge, UK, writes, "These findings suggest that detection of MCM2 expression in colonocytes retrieved from the fecal surface might be of value in the non-invasive diagnosis of malignant colorectal disease."...

Combined scan gives exact cancer diagnosis

A new device makes detection more easier. A combined scanner detects more lesions in cervical and ovarian cancer than the conventional method. It is notoriously difficult to get an accurate picture of ovarian and cervical tumours,// because the tissue is dense and so it's not al...

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