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PCR emerging as a promising technique for Diagnosing Urinary Tuberculosis

Urinary Tuberculosis is often difficult to diagnose and many a times the diagnosis is made by exclusion. Urine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is emerging as a promising technique for early diagnosis 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...

Photographs for Diagnosis

Retinal snapshots could help identify with precision people at high risk of suffering a stroke, say US researchers. They say their technique is cheap enough to be used by opticians and GPs to mass-screen patients.Strokes are caused by brain cell death due to bleeding from damaged blood vessels. Over 500,000 people suffer strokes every year in the Asia alone. .. .. Retinal scans are simple, non-...

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 always possible to detect the border between malignant and normal areas. Doctors at the University of Texas now say that c...

Quit smoking after cancer diagnosis

According to a new study it is observed that motivating people to give up smoking, after a cancer diagnosis, is not necessarily more effective than just ordering them to quit. When someone is diagnosed with cancer,// they may well be more responsive than ever before to the idea of giving up smoking. Researchers at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre, in Melbourne, have been considering at t...

Screening Test For Early Diagnosis Of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, partly because it is often detected at advanced stages. // Screening reduces death by detecting cancers earlier when they are more curable. ..A new study shows primary care providers do not screen all eligible patients for colorectal cancer. Researchers attribute the limited use of these tests to four factors --...

Early Diagnosis Of Lung Cancer

Diagnosing lung cancer before it’s in a more advanced stage is key to survival of patients say researchers based on findings of a recent study.// While a CT scan can detect early lung cancer, researchers wanted to determine if it is a cost-effective option. A new study conducted by researchers who wanted to look at the cost-effectiveness of a CT scan for high-risk patients. ..The research was pa...

Effective Diagnosis Of Spinal Cord Injuries

Patients with spinal cord injuries could benefit from early magnetic resonance imaging, according to the findings of a new study. According to neuroscientists in Canada MRI technology could determine //if performing surgery would benefit patients. They say they found that trauma-induced spinal cord compression on MRIs predict a poorer neurological recovery. ..Surgery can relieve spinal cord compr...

Being Obese Increases Ones Risk Of A wrong Diagnosis During Medical Imaging

In addition to being at-risk for various health conditions, obese people may also be cutting their chance of being accurately diagnosed // during medical imaging. ..According to a recent study researchers say obesity can limit the ability and accuracy of imaging equipment scans, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). ..The number of problems with imaging overweight...

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea By Overnight Sleep Testing Method

After studying 100 patients at an ear , nose and throat clinic researchers say people who go to the doctor complaining of snoring // shouldn't expect to receive a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome ( OSAS ) based on a routine examination alone instead an overnight sleep testing needs to be done inorder to reach a diagnosis of the same . ..For the study, physicians evaluated the patient...

Single gene analysis for diagnosis of a range of blood disorders

A single mutation that causes a number of blood disorders ahs been found out .This may lead to a more accurate diagnosis//, according to a new study. ..Researchers were able to develop a diagnostic test, which could pinpoint a gene mutation found in most patients with myeloproliferative blood disorders. These disorders are characterized by an overproduction of blood cells and can cause hemorrhage...

Early diagnosis for autism from blood tests may be possible

Scientists from UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute had reported that the blood samples of autistic children have revealed altered proteins// and components of the immunity system. This may be the first test to be developed that can detect autism from the blood tests of children. ..Autism spectrum disorder is a range of disorders that can be seen in a mild to the most sever form. The characteristics of t...

Going to GP may delay cancer diagnosis, says new study

Going to your general practitioner may delay your chances of getting treated// for cancer early. ....According to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer, valuable time is lost when cancer patients goes to a GP first and diagnosis gets delayed. Patients with suspected prostate cancer might be diagnosed three times later than those with breast cancer patients who straight away goes to...

Cancer diagnosis easier from microRNA

MicroRNA profile analysis has been developed as a tool to diagnose cancer by scientists of Broad Institute// of MIT and Harvard. Researchers have also been able to develop a technology that will be able to test the microRNA profile through an easy and not expensive diagnostic test. ....MicroRNA (miRNA) are small RNA molecules that control the level of proteins made from transcribed genes. Researc...

Diabetes diagnosis may be the signal for psychiatric illness in children

Children who are being diagnosed for diabetes type 2 may have increased risk of suffering// from psychiatric illness at the onset of the disease. ....A study done by the researchers of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have shown that among the children who are newly diagnosed for diabetes type 2 disease, two out of five of them have showed tendencies of being afflicted by psychiatric illne...

Molecular markers for early diagnosis of breast and ovarian cancer

Scientists from Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research and Lviv Regional Oncology center//, Ukraine has developed a new simple and affordable blood test for early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. ....However, they did not find the proteins in women without cancer. "Attempts to find a single reliable early protein, or 'marker', for breast or ovarian cancer diagnosis have not been very successf...

Diabetes and heart attack diagnosis now made simple with twin magic

Good things come in small packages. So are the twin electroneedles, which is targeted at diabetics and high-risk cardiac patients to confirm heart attack episodes. The two arrays of micron-sized needles operate similarly by penetrating painlessly into the skin. ....Good thing come in small packages. So are the twin electroneedles, which is targeted at diabetics and also said to benefit high-risk...

Blood test for diagnosis of heart attacks

Casualty departments could diagnose heart attacks more quickly and with greater accuracy if they used a simple blood test, according to research. ..At the moment, the blood test is usually the fourth and final stage of diagnosis. If it were used earlier on, the researchers argue, it would also save hospitals money. ....Dr Dennis. Roberts, of Baltimore University in Maryland, led the research.//...

Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry for speedy diagnosis of Brain disorders

Imaging modality has yet another discovery to its credit. Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry (MRS) as is it called is a safe, non-surgical method of identifying brain infections such as brain abscess, and an accurate// and rapid way of diagnosing meningitis. The new method will also help distinguish between brain tumor and other types of brain infection in a simple but effective way. ..Several hundr...

45 Percent Of Errors In Cancer Diagnosis Harm The Patient

The frequency of errors in the diagnosis has crept up lately and this is causing harm to the patients either in the form of unnecessary treatment or repeat diagnostic tests, says a new study that was published online today by the journal Cancer//. ....Stephen S. Raab, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues studied 24,000 cases in four unnamed institutions in the Pittsburgh area. Th...

Urine testing for telomerase enzyme for bladder cancer diagnosis

Dr Maria Aurora Sanchini and her colleagues from Italy have found a new urine test which detects bladder cancer// in people with high-risk of cancer occurrence. The test which is proved to be 90% accurate is used to measure the level of the enzyme telomerase in urine of patients. The results of the study have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study would be ve...

Ovarian Cancer Presents ‘Target Symptoms’ Six Months Before Diagnosi

A new study says that symptoms associated with ovarian cancer start much earlier before the diagnosis// is made and being alert to these symptoms could make a huge difference in the rapid treatment of the cancer. Ovarian cancer is more curable if detected early enough. ..The study team led by Dr. Lloyd H. Smith from the University of California Davis Health System in Sacramento says that their ob...

Misdiagnosis of cataplexy

Cataplexy, transient episodes of bilateral muscle weakness with areflexia provoked by emotions, is a state highly specific to narcolepsy. Cataplexy is diagnosed based on clinical interview. Two screening tools have been // developed recently but their usefulness has been limited because of length or current lack of psychometric data. .. ..Used effectively even these screening tests require the in...

Importance Of Early Diagnosis And Treatment For Muscular Dystrophy Patients

Cardiac disease is the major cause of mortality in patients with muscular dystrophy and is present in most boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and approximately 70 % of those with Becker muscular dystrophy. // These are the two common forms of muscular dystrophy caused by defects in a gene called dystrophin. Both are frequently associated with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), heart failure and pre...

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's years before clinical signs emerge

Brain researchers are developing tests that can identify the beginnings of Alzheimers years before the first clinical signs of the disease emerge. .. ..The researchers, who presented their results on 14 // November at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington DC, say the tests allowed them to single out people who went on to develop the condition. If those results are repea...

Smokers puff away despite cancer Diagnosis

New research show that almost half the smokers continue to smoke despite being diagnosed of cancer, knowing well that continued smoking can have adverse// effect on the treatment outcomes. ..The report, published in the January 1, 2006 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, says smoking cessation is an underutilized tool in cancer management and that healthcare p...

3-D Projection Of Heart For Diagnosis Of Cardiovascular Disorders

A new form of cardiovascular ultrasound based on virtual reality can now help doctors to have a 3-D representation of the human heart and thereby help in speedy and accurate diagnosis // . The three-dimensional animated images or 'holograms' of the heart thus obtained allows doctors to 'dive' into the beating heart and examine its interior. ......The ultrasound-generated 3D images of hearts have...

Wrong Diagnosis Leads To Death

The coroner of Wellington, Garry Evans has called upon the procedures at the Wellington Hospital to be reviewed. This follows the death of a 19-year-old Cassandra Ann Laurent // , of pneumonia. The junior doctors of the hospital did not diagnose her case properly. ....The patient had been suffering from symptoms similar to flu for weeks before her death. She had even visited the hospital about...

Diagnosing Prostate Cancer is Harder in Obese Individuals

A study by researchers at the Duke University Medical Center says that doctors could have more difficulty in detecting prostate cancer in obese men. This leads to a delayed diagnosis and consequently increases the mortality associated with the condition. // .."Diagnosing prostate cancer is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. The bigger the haystack you have, the harder it is to find the...

Wrong Diagnosis Results In Girl’s Deat

Courtney Guy, an eight-year-old girl suffering from meningitis is reported to have died after a general practitioner had wrongly diagnosed her condition as an upset tummy. The girl had displayed obvious symptoms of meningitis like a sore neck. //She was taken to a hospital after a few hours when her condition deteriorated. Even at the hospital the case was not treated as an emergency, in spite of...

International Teleradiology: The Future Of Radiologic Diagnosis

International Teleradiology can soon offer a solution to the silent prayers of numerous radiologists whose eyes crave for nothing more than a good night’s sleep. // It is not an uncommon sight to find patients being subjected to middle of the night CT scans or other forms of radiological examinations following arrival at the emergency department. Such examinations have no doubt yielded the neces...

Age Can Affect PSA Reading And Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Prostate specific antigen is a tumor marker, elevated level of which is strongly suggestive of prostate cancer in men. PSA testing is routinely used by doctors to spot early signs of prostate cancer, // if any. A new study has now suggested that a different criterion may be needed for establishment of prostate cancer diagnosis in young men and those above 70 years of age. ....The researchers fr...

New Technique Could Revolutionize Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment

Melanoma, a form of skin cancer is the most common tumor to be diagnosed. It has a 99% cure rate if detected early, say researchers from University Hospital of Navarra. // Sadly, the incidence melanoma has been increasing steadily over the recent years. It is the number one killer of women aged between 19 and 50 years. In the U.S., the number of new cases has risen from 6000 to 9000 in just 10 ye...

Doctor Accused Of Misdiagnosing 208 Patients: Further Investigation Ordered

An overseas-trained doctor, Farid Zaer, who has registered himself as a general practitioner in NSW has moved on to Queensland, to continue his medical practice.// The doctor has been prohibited from practicing elsewhere as he has been accused for wrong diagnosis involving nearly 208 patients. ....The doctor still holds the license to work as a GP, without any restriction or supervision. Under s...

Early Diagnosis Of Oral Cancer And Sjogren's Syndrome Possible By Saliva-Based Tests

Diagnosing oral cancer and Sjogren's syndrome using saliva-based tests will soon become a reality according to two studies presented at the yearly meeting of American Association for Dental Research.// Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that is characterized by dry eyes, dry mouth and rheumatoid arthritis. .."If we can catch someone with oral cancer at stage 2 instead of stage 4, we can...

Doctors In US Lack Skills For The Diagnosis Of TB

Reports have indicated that doctors in the US U.S. doctors often misdiagnose tuberculosis due to the rarity of the condition, leaving some patients to suffer for years.// ....Tuberculosis is among the most common infectious diseases in the world, and according to the World Health Organization, has taken the lives of around 1.7 million in the year 2004. A tuberculosis bacterium has the ability to...

MRI Scan Insufficient For Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis

The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis using the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been found to be insufficient, says the new findings// published by the BMJ. ....MRI has been adopted in England and Wales by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as part of the recommended criteria for diagnosing multiple sclerosis. Although its accuracy has been assessed, the evidence...

Proper Diagnosis Could Augment Speedy Recovery Of Haglund’s Syndrom

Haglund’s syndrome, a common running ailment, can be treated in a short time if diagnosed properly. According to Dr. Ronald Adler, chief, Division of Ultrasound// and Body CT, the ultrasound technology could be used to accurately diagnose the ailment and relieve the pain of the patient. ....One condition that many runners seek treatment for is associated with a painful bump on the back of the he...

Hepatitis C diagnosis delayed is same as denied

According to a lawyer hundreds of patients who contracted Hepatitis C in the 1980s had to wait up to 20 years before learning of their condition.// This is same as delayed is denied. ....In a statement criticizing the Scottish Blood Transfusion Service ,Frank McGuire, after studying documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act said, the service relied on "pure chance" to find and ad...

PET-CT Scores High On Precision for Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer Recurrence

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have established via a study, the high reliability factor of PET-CT for detecting recurrent ovarian cancer// , which is perhaps even more precise than mere CT or PT conducted exclusively. ....The researchers analyzed 54 body CT, PET and PET-CT examinations on 53 patients with ovarian cancer who were being studied for recurrence of tumor....

Prompt Diagnosis Could Be Life-Saving In Mini-Strokes

A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA, or "mini-stroke") affects 300, 000 Americans each year. A problem with such cases is that the symptoms would have subsided by the time they reach an emergency room.// Among these cases, 10 percent will suffer from a major stroke in 90 days with 64 percent having significant disability. Around 5 percent will have some significant cardiac event. ....In a paper pre...
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