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Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...of flexible bronchoscopic procedures closer to the sensitivity obtainable through either transthoracic CT-guided ...ion, the researchers noted a trend toward improved sensitivity in detecting benign diseases, though it was not statistically significant. The safety of the combi...

Pharmacogenomic Market Gaining Greater Acceptance Across Europe

...price of the test, clinical validity, specificity, sensitivity and prevalence of adverse conditions the test is seeking to prevent." Going forward, companies will have to clearly demonstrate the clinical practicality of their tests to the medical community. Apart from oncologists, most physicians have misconce...

Analysis of Hemoglobin Level Control in Dialysis Patients

...suggested that individual patients varied in their sensitivity to ESA treatment. The two different ESAs (epoetin beta and darbepoetin) compared in the original study produced a similar range of responses. Dialysis patients receiving ESAs to treat anemia of kidney disease often have variations in hemoglobin lev...

Anti-malarial Drug may Help Reduce Risk of Diabetes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...neficial changes in glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity reported among patients with lupus, patients with type 2 diabetes, and in animal models suggest that these effects are not specific to rheumatoid arthritis." "Anti-malarial drugs may have a role in treating rheumatoid arthritis not only to suppress...

Lasik Device To Correct Bifocal Vision Approved

...y changes the cornea, and side effects may include sensitivity to bright lights. These may be visual disturbances such as halos around lights and night-driving glare. Other potential side effects include double vision and visual fluctuation....

Genes Play Major Role in Determining Individual's Sour Taste Perception

...Z than DZ pairs suggests that genes help determine sensitivity to the taste in question. Responses were compar...el - are correlated with individual differences in sensitivity to sourness. For any given candidate receptor, a strong association of genetic with perceptual va...

Scorpion Venom may Help Treat Cancer

...int marks out tumours with at least 500 times more sensitivity than a magnetic resonance imaging scan, the researchers found. The scientists said that in tests on mice, it highlighted brain tumours as small as one millimetre in diameter. They are now preparing for human clinical trials. The researchers said th...

Dangers Lurking in the Garden in Britain

... contain phototoxins substances that increase the sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet light and can result in a blistering sunburn. Among these are yarrow, rue and Queen Annes lace....

Nano Propellers may Be Tomorrows Drug Deliverers

... the chemistry of the propeller's blades and their sensitivity to water plays a big role in determining whether the propeller pumps efficiently or just spins with little effect. If the blades have a hydrophobic, or water-repelling nature, they pump a lot of water. But if they are hydrophilic -- water-attract...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

...ent sense of taste and smell. Taste function and sensitivity also was assessed one day before surgery with gustatory testing, during which taste strips for four concentrations of sweet, sour, salty and bitter were applied to both sides of the front and back areas of the tongue. Between 64 and 173 days after ...

Sideeffects of Rosiglitazone in Type2 Diabetes Patients

...one is one of a range of drugs that increase cells sensitivity to insulin and therefore may restore some of the normal function. Unfortunately, the published studies where people have taken rosiglitazone for at least 24 weeks do not give relevant data about issues like mortality, morbidity, and changes in healt...

Genetic Variation may Increase Premenstrual Depression Risk

... have shown that PMDD is characterized by abnormal sensitivity to reproductive steroids like estrogen. As a receptor for the hormone that can trigger the onset of PMDD symptoms, ESR1 has clear physiologic relevance for this disorder," Rubinow said. The authors acknowledge that as with other complex genetic di...

New Genetic Studies Carried Out in Cancer Therapy

...contribution of over 800 candidate proteins to the sensitivity or resistance of cancer cells to several drugs tha...tabolism was identified as a critical regulator of sensitivity to a wide range of chemotherapeutic drugs. Although ceramide has been associated with apoptosis for ...

Increase in the Rate of Food Allergy

... greater exposure to potentially allergenic foods, sensitivity to topical allergens, increased use of antacids for infants, sensitisation through breast milk, prolonged breastfeeding, and increasing maternal age. Assoc Prof Mullins said that there are a number of long-term implications if widespread studies co...

Scientists Identify Broad Neural Response Behind Speech Reception

... per second, changed its phase pattern with unique sensitivity and specificity in response to the spoken sentences. When boffins degraded the intelligibility of the sentences, the theta band pattern lost its tracking resonance with the speech. The researchers conclude that the brain discriminates speech by m...

Phase II Data Show Efficacy and Tolerability of Tapentadol in Chronic Pain Treatment

...pared to the oxycodone arm of the study (added as sensitivity control of the model), tapentadol ER 100 mg bid was found to be similar to oxycodone HCl CR 20 mg bid, providing further support that the analgesic efficacy of tapentadol is in the range of other strong centrally acting analgesics. Safety and ...

Ultrasound Better Than Biopsy for Breast Examination

... is the standard breast cancer screening exam, the sensitivity of mammography for identifying breast cancer decreases in women with dense breast tissue. Some studies have shown that ultrasound may provide useful information in detecting cancer in women with dense breasts. However, screening with ultrasound als...

Desert Droughts Shorten Mountain Snow Cover, Reveals Study

...arlier -- transforms our understanding of mountain sensitivity to external forcings, he said. Findings further revealed that while just three or four significant dust deposition events occurred annually in the San Juan Mountains between 2003 and 2005, eight occurred in 2006. In 2006, the sub-alpine regions o...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...igned for hearing, of sound, tends to increase the sensitivity of the ear. In such a way that, when a sound such as a tinnitus - is produced in the passage, it captures it straight away. To avoid this phenomenon, external sound is introduced into the auditory canal, thus reducing the perception of the tinnit...

Too Much of Acidic Foods can Cause Permanent Damage to Teeth

..., if hot or cold foods and beverages cause pain or sensitivity this is an indication of tooth erosion. Dentists may also recommend daily use of an OTC fluoridated anti-hypersensitivity toothpaste with a neutral pH to help re-harden softened tooth....

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