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New test for heart attack

...g to Doctors in Texas, a new and more rapid way of diagnosing a heart attack is very effective and is to be implemented. They do a blood test for three cardiac enzymes - troponin 1, creatine kinase-MB, and myoglobin - which are released into the circulation by damaged heart tissue. Along with a patient history ...

Depression a possible danger in elderly

...tever the reason, it could certainly be worthwhile diagnosing and treating depression more aggressively in older patients admitted to hospital....

Genes for Vision discovered

... genes responsible for vision, which could help in diagnosing and treating blinding diseases.Macular degeneration affects 20 per cent of people over age 75. Discovery of the full set of photoreceptor genes expressed int he retinal cells, which was made in mice, could also lead to new methods for preserving and ...

New technique to diagnose heart disease

...e a useful alternative to conventional methods for diagnosing heart problems.//The usual technique for diagnosing blocked arteries that are the cause of heart disease involves injecting a dye into the vessels and t...

Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time

...ound that the test alone is 83 percent accurate in diagnosing heart failure in people. It was conducted on 1,586 men and women at 9 hospitals in the US and Europe....

Blood test may aid foretell Alzheimer's

...rable. "There's a tremendous ethical question for diagnosing (early) a disease for which this is no cure," James L. Olds, a professor of neuroscience at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and director of the Krasnow Institute, cautioned in an interview with UPI. He said since there is no cure and limite...

No explanation on schizophrenia gene

...ers in other fields. One limitation had been that diagnosing schizophrenia is based on self-assessed symptoms, said Dr Ward. There's no lab test for hallucinations, you just rely on the patient saying they are having them." More holistic studies, looking at the brain structure, function, and genetics of closel...

Latest device for identifying Melanomas

...ning device it says will take the guesswork out of diagnosing melanomas, the third most common cancer in Australia. Victor Skladnev, managing director of Polartechnics said that in terms of its ability to diagnose melanomas, it matches top specialists.// Image analysis and computer-aided diagnostic software fo...

Identifying brain lesions with impaired consciousness

...at systolic blood pressure is a good indicator for diagnosing brain lesions in patients with impaired consciousness. This means doctors may now have a better way// to estimate patients, as opposed to using expensive and time-consuming imaging technology. Researchers studied the vital signs of 450 patients who ...

Women's stroke indications vary from men's

...earchers now suggest why there could be a delay in diagnosing stroke among women. The traditional symptoms of stroke include sudden weakness and/or paralysis of one side of the body, balance problems, visual disturbances and speech difficulties. But some people with stroke experience unexpected symptoms, such...

Research on Celiac Disease in children

... became available. However, the gold standard for diagnosing CD remains the small intestine biopsy. Blood samples from 236 known diabetics (1-18 years in age) were tested for total IGA and IGA-EMA by immunofluorescence. Of the 17 that had positive blood tests, 12 were subsequently diagnosed with CD. This is ...

New imaging technique for tracking Alzheimer's

... believe the new approach promises a better way of diagnosing and monitoring Alzheimer's disease....

Gene study links endometriosis, infertility

...with endometriosis may one day lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating the painful menstrual disorder, new research suggests. What's more, the researchers may have also pinpointed a reason why infertility is often an unfortunate consequence of the condition. Anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of women have endo...

Heart disease diagnosed by dentist?

...ms. "I've helped patients with heart conditions by diagnosing dental problems// that were causing local infections," said Dr. E. Mac Edington, a Clarksville, Tennessee, dentist . "By eliminating a local infection involving a tooth or the gums, patients have been able to decrease blood pressure medications and...

Snoring May Be Sign of Asthma in Kids

...a.// Doctors often use night cough as a guide for diagnosing asthma in children, but the findings, which appear in the August issue of Chest, suggest it may be appropriate to treat the snoring first, says one of the study's co-authors. "Night cough is often taken as a sign of the onset or development of asthm...

Easier Tests To Detect Tuberculosis

...induction should become the standard technique for diagnosing tuberculosis. In another study researchers used a string test for diagnosis, were the child swallows a string. It's then removed from the upper gastrointestinal tract and a sputum sample is collected. The string helps the child bring up a better sam...

Yet Another Use For Cell Phone Cameras

...e for cell phones that come complete with cameras: diagnosing chronic leg ulcerations.// Swiss researchers who u...mote locations say doctors felt fairly comfortable diagnosing the wounds from the photos. The study involved 52 patients with 61 chronic leg ulcers who were seen...

Schizophrenia Gets A New Diagnostic Tool

... one of the first scientists to develop a tool for diagnosing schizophrenia and bipolar disease. Currently there is no single test that could exactly identify the disease.// The researchers who had their paper published in the latest issue of the journal Psychiatry Research said that this may make the diagnosi...

Pregnancy Complications Could Be Prevented With A Urine Test

...ess invasive screening tool. Thus researchers say diagnosing this condition earlier could help women with preeclampsia avoid major complications. A simple urine test could help predict the onset of this disease one to two months before the onset of clinical symptoms, and that could make a tremendous difference...

Experts Insist That Neonatal Herpes Be Reported Regularly

... agencies to forthrightly address the potential of diagnosing STD in persons seemingly at low risk. The report calls on the central medical authorities to request reports of neonatal herpes cases from all states; on states to pass legislation and develop regulations requiring routine reporting; and on all heal...

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