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Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Better Than Real-time Colonoscopy

...domen/pelvis, you can do a virtual colonoscopy and screen the surrounding abdominal and pelvic area," Dr. Yee said. To evaluate the prevalence of extra-colonic findings at virtual colonoscopy and to determine the cost of follow-up testing, Dr. Yee and colleagues performed CTC on 500 men, including 194 (39...

Language Delays May Not Be Normal In Children

...on services through the school district. They will screen or evaluate the child and determine if the problem is significant enough to warrant services. If they do not find a significant problem but the parent is still concerned, Crowe said parents could seek independent services, like those provided by priv...

Molecular markers for early diagnosis of breast and ovarian cancer

...or ovarian cancer. "If we can use a simple blood screen to identify this cancer at a very early stage, we can almost certainly make a positive impact on patient health and survival," says Kunle Odunsi from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the US. Source: Indo-Asian News Service Related information...

Skin tests confirms cancer

... could potentially be used in clinical practice to screen individuals in families at risk," said Dr Bataille. There are about 2,700 HNPCC sufferers in the Asis and of those, about 34% are also susceptible to other types of tumours, particularly those of the womb and the ovary....

Low bone mass in Postmenopausal Women

...id physicians and patients may not be motivated to screen for bone density loss because up to five years ago there was no real treatment except estrogen replacement, but since then four drugs have been produced that reduce the amount of postmenopausal rapid bone loss. Osteoporosis is thinning of the bones ...

Limiting sperm motility for contraception

...apham and his colleagues were performing a general screen of the human gene database for novel calcium-selective ion channel genes when they discovered one with an unusual structure that resembled other channels known to play a role in cell motility. Using antibody tracers, the researchers revealed that th...

First telesurgery

... movements and the return video image displayed on screen was less than 200 milliseconds. The estimated safe lag time is 330 ms. Professor Jacques Marescaux, who led the team, said the operation ushered in "the third revolution we've seen in the field of surgery in the past 10 years". "It lays the foundatio...

Handheld ECG: stethoscope of the future

... echocardiography machines will be used to quickly screen patients’ hearts for structural abnormalities. The smaller machines can detect heart abnormalities needing further attention, even when used by physicians with just minimal training, says Dr. John Alexander, based on the results of his new study at D...

New form of ultrasonic vision

... of viewing an image is still to examine a film or screen rather than look directly into the patient,” said George Stetten, assistant professor of bioengineering. Doctors now use ultratsound to guide invasive procedures, such as inserting a needle in a vein. But to do so, they must look away from the patien...

First telesurgery

... movements and the return video image displayed on screen was less than 200 milliseconds. The estimated safe lag time is 330 ms. Professor Jacques Marescaux, who led the team, said the operation ushered in "the third revolution we've seen in the field of surgery in the past 10 years". "It lays the foundatio...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS) linked to Diabetes

...d to recognize anybody who has clear-cut signs and screen them for diabetes. Although PCOS typically is perceived as a gynecological disorder -- because it impairs fertility and can cause irregular periods or no periods at all -- a growing body of evidence suggests PCOS is more of a disorder of the endocrin...

Skin Cancers in Young People on the Rise

...e next 30 to 40 years. It is however important to screen a large population for identification of such cases so that treatment can be instituted....

Donated Mothers Milk To Hit The Market

...part of the agreement, hospitals would recruit and screen volunteer donors for diseases and collect and ship donated milk. Prolacta, in turn, would provide hospitals with all necessary equipment - refrigerators, temperature-controlled shipping cartons and tracking software - plus payments linked to the vo...

Adding Credit To The Health Care Industry In India

...and parasympathetic systems on a mobile phone-size screen is targeted at family physicians. Any malfunctioning of the nervous system is shown up on screen immediately and the patient’s health status can be assessed in seconds. Nervous system dysfunction i...

Enzyme Responsible For Congenital Blindness

...tein The researchers had performed an expression screen in cultured human cells, looking for a gene that caused these cells to convert vitamin A into 11 cis retinol. The researchers are now studying the effects on retinoid isomerase activity of specific disease causing mutations in the RPE65 gene, which...

Addicted To Getting Tanned?!

...ngerous. Using criteria adapted from those used to screen for alcoholism and drug dependency, they’ve determined that repetitive tanning behavior may be the product of a kind of addiction. Dermatologists often talk about people who seem ‘addicted to the sun’ — people who know it’s not good for them to be br...

New Blood Test To Detect Iron Level In Infants

...called CHr, with the standard hemoglobin test as a screen for iron deficiency in infants. Hemoglobin is the iron-containing, oxygen-carrying molecule in red blood cells; the CHr test measures the hemoglobin content of reticulocytes, or immature red blood cells, whereas the standard hemoglobin test is based ...

Diabetic Amputation May Reduce If Free Screenings Are There

... during Legs For Life, interventional radiologists screen for related vascular diseases, including abdominal aortic aneurysm, and carotid artery disease that can lead to stroke. Source: Newswise ...

Blood Test To Detect Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease/Mad Cow Disease

...pear.” A blood test would be the simplest way to screen donors and keep infected meat from entering the human food chain, but the prion concentration in blood is too small for it to be detected. So, the researchers have taken a different approach of using a biochemical techniques to amplify the quantity o...

Good News For Cataract Patients

...thalmologists from across India watched on a giant screen as Agarwal along with P.K. Bakshi, eminent ophthalmologist and founder and director of B.B. Eye Foundation, performed the surgery. It is now possible for a patient to walk in and get his cataract removed and get back to work or normal life almost i...

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