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Electrocardiograms plays a limited role

...cal stress echocardiography yielded diagnostic and prognostic information with stronger predictive power than clinical or exercise electrocardiography.// They compared the value of clinical data, exercise electrocardiography and pharmacological stress echocardiography in a sample total of hypertensive men and w...

Breast Cancer in Men Often Underestimated and Under-treated

...r were analysed to determine the factors that have prognostic significance in men with breast cancer. Men were f...lary histology. Tumour stage and size had a clear prognostic significance in men, as it does in women. Tumour grade also was of prognostic importance, with multi...

Breast Implants May Interfere With The Interpretation Of Mammogram Results

...er, researchers say breast implants did not affect prognostic factors such as tumor stage and size. Based on their study researchers say that, “Although the sensitivity of screening mammography is lower in asymptomatic women with breast augmentation, there is no evidence that this results in more advanced dis...

Risk of Heart Attack Can Now Be Predicted

...easuring PIGF levels may extend the predictive and prognostic information gained from traditional inflammatory markers....

Predicting The Risk Of A Heart Attack

...easuring PIGF levels may extend the predictive and prognostic information gained from traditional inflammatory markers....

Mammograms The Best In Detecting Breast Cancer

...detection in mammography screening was a favorable prognostic independent of the number of axillary lymph nodes, the primary tumor size, age at cancer detection, and the histological grade. Researchers say although newer screening techniques, such as breast magnetic resonance imaging, are being actively inves...

The Benefits Of Chemotherapy For Women With Ovarian Cancer

...equate surgical staging, or taking biopsies, was a prognostic factor for cancer survival, and they recommend women receive appropriate surgical staging. However researchers say it still remains unclear which patients would most benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy and what the optimal treatment regimen would in...

Studying brain anatomy without surgery

...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 the technique, Gratton and Vladislav Toronov, a postdoctoral research associate at the University's Be...

Statins Taken For Reducing Cholesterol Found To Reduce Death Rate Associated With Heart Attack As Well

...edication. Though statin therapy was shown to have prognostic value, considerable debate remained regarding the timing of the medication. It has been found that the people who had been taking statins before going to the hospital and were given the drugs within 24 hours after admission had a 54 percent lower ri...

Study holds promise for new way to fight HIV

...AIDS. The study has the potential to frame a new prognostic marker for AIDS by enabling the measurement of A3G levels in HIV-infected patients. It will also clarify a previously unrecognized mechanism that underlies slower disease progression in long-term nonprogressors. Lastly, the data suggest that protecti...

Researchers Develop Mouse Model Of Brain Tumor

...e survey of INK4c status in order to determine its prognostic significance." The study will appear in the November 15th issue of Genes & Development Contact: Heather Cosel coselpie@cshl.edu Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory...

Shortness Of Breath An Important Indicator Of Heart Attack

..., there has been only limited investigation of its prognostic significance among patients referred for cardiac evaluation.Cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles studied 17,991 patients undergoing myocardial-perfusion single-photon-emission computed tomography during stress and at rest. ...

Negative Impact Of Hepatitis C Infection In Renal Transplant Recipients

...nstrates that hepatitis C virus infection is a bad prognostic indicator for patient and graft survival duration in renal transplant recipients//. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is reported in 3%-64% of renal allograft recipients; the prevalence depends on the geographic area. Infections are the commonest cau...

Little Known DNA Repair Enzyme May Be A Tumor Suppressor Gene

... the development of some cancers and this may have prognostic and therapeutic implications. We are now investigating this hypothesis by selectively deleting the Rev3L gene in adult mouse cells to study how the loss of DNA polymerase zeta influences the development and progression of spontaneous cancers," the re...

Lung cancer molecular profile discovered by researchers.

...miRNAs may represent a new class of diagnostic and prognostic tools for lung cancer. The Ohio State University...-7a-2 — have been identified that could be used as prognostic indicators in patients with adenocarcinoma, a malignancy of the mucous glands in the lungs. A tumo...

Authority to Health Staff, To Scan Patient Medical Records

...d pressure, cholesterol, body mass index and other prognostic factors for chronic ill health examined and identified." Patient groups are not too happy with the turn of events and Michael Summers, chairman of the Patients Association, said: "The person who knows best about a patient is their own GP, so it d...

IMP3 the Novel Biomarker for Metastatic Cancer

... demonstrate that IMP3 is an excellent independent prognostic marker that can be used at the time of initial diagnosis of RCC to identify a group of patients with a high potential to develop metastasis and who might benefit from early systemic therapy. As noted, distant metastasis of renal cell carcinomas is ...

Missing Chromosomes Revealed Brain Tumor Therapy Effect – Research Find

...e 1p and/or 19q deletion was highly predictive and prognostic of patient outcome, whether the patient received radiation and chemotherapy or radiation alone,’ Dr. Curran says. ‘Whether the patient had one or both deletions, the survival is much better.’ In the same journal issue, a European team showed nearly...

REG1A and its receptor EXTL3 signal the recurrence of colorectal cancer

...indings suggest that the two genes are significant prognostic markers and may eventually help in making decisions about management of colorectal adenomas and tumors," said principal investigator Wolfgang Kemmner, Ph.D., who is Surgical Oncology Research Group Leader at the Max Delbrueck Center. Results were p...

Long-Term Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Show IMRT Curative

...Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center were classified into prognostic risk groups. After an average of eight years, 89 p...calized prostate cancer. They were classified into prognostic risk groups as defined by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines (http://www.nccn.org)...

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