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Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...verage age was about 30, who had been diagnosed by ultrasound to have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a fertility-threatening hormonal disorder that affects around 10 percent of all women of child-bearing years. A total of 296 eggs were collected from the patients, of which 290 were immature, ESHRE said i...

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

... of two minimally invasive techniquesendobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB)-- in the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions has been shown to be more effective than either procedure alone and does not compromise patients safety. Multimodality diagnosis with the joint...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Have Adapted Real-time 3-D Ultrasound Imaging Devices

Mayo Clinic physicians have adapted real-time 3-D ultrasound imaging devices -- including one designed to look ...ts have demonstrated the benefits of real-time 3-D ultrasound in nerve blockade in more than 150 surgeries of varied types. Their presentations at scientific me...

Police Raids Hospitals and Labs in Orissa

...d in disposal works are being verified. Moreover, ultrasound machines used for gender verification are also being verified and three ultrasound machines have been seized," said Tariq Ahmad, Inspector In-charge of Nayagarh Police Station. The...

Orissa CM Orders Probe into Female Foeticides

...linics were involved in the crime. "They conduct ultrasound tests to determine the sex of a foetus, after which doctors perform an abortion if it is found to be a female," child rights activist Anuradha Mohanty told IANS. India banned the practice of prenatal sex selection and selective abortion more than a...

Non-invasive Screening in Early Pregnancy Halves Down's Syndrome Births

...that non-invasive screening of pregnant women with ultrasound early in pregnancy, combined with maternal blood analysis, has reduced the number of children born in Denmark with Down Syndrome by 50 percent. Professor Brndum-Nielsen also explained that another advantage of the introduction of this practice in he...

Early Pregnancy Test Reduces Down Syndrome in Children

Non-invasive screening of pregnant women with ultrasound early in pregnancy, combined with maternal blood a... with Down Syndrome . ng of pregnant women with ultrasound early in pregnancy, combined with maternal blood analysis, has reduced the number of children born i...

Non-invasive Screening in Early Pregnancy Halves Down's Syndrome Births

...that non-invasive screening of pregnant women with ultrasound early in pregnancy, combined with maternal blood analysis, has reduced the number of children born in Denmark with Down Syndrome by 50 percent. Professor Brndum-Nielsen also explained that another advantage of the introduction of this practice in h...

New Technology Makes Diagnosis of Abnormal Pregnancy Cheaper

...an be detected even before it can be spotted by an ultrasound machine, said scientists at the National Institute...logy is more accurate and cheaper than the present ultrasound machine. This will help women to know their pregnancy status in the fifth week after they conceive,"...

Roshan Announces Launch of Afghanistan's First Telemedicine Project

...tions include the ability to send real-time X-ray, ultrasound and CAT Scans (Computerized Axial Tomography) for evaluation. The technology also enables e-learning and training through video consultation. The initial service provided will be teleradiology, the electronic transmission of radiological patient im...

University of Zurich Announces Worldwide Clinical Trial of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

...RS duration of more than 120 msec. In contrast, an ultrasound of the heart or echocardiogram provides a direct measure of ventricular dyssynchrony and may be particularly helpful in identifying patients without indirect evidence for dyssynchrony (narrow QRS patients) as candidates for CRT. EchoCRT is novel in t...

Ultrasound Better Than Biopsy for Breast Examination

...earchers have reported that breast masses shown on ultrasound that are diagnosed as probably benign can be safel...ather than biopsy. These findings indicate that ultrasound follow-up can spare women from unnecessary, invasive biopsies, said Oswald Graf, M.D., from the Depa...

Radio-frequency Ablation Offers Hope for People With Inoperable Kidney Tumours

...tre of the tumour using imaging techniques such as ultrasound or CT scan. The probe is connected to a radio-frequency generator that delivers alternating electrical current to the tumour producing heat up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This causes cancerous cells to shrink and die, but healthy tissue is spared beca...

Novel Investigational Drug May Help American Women Suffering from Breast Pain

...ss is often associated with undergoing mammograms, ultrasound scans and breast biopsies, techniques frequently utilized by physicians to rule out other diseases of the breast. "Breast pain associated with fibrocystic breast disease can be physically impairing, leaving women unable to cope with basic daily fun...

X-ray Mammography Aids in Breast Cancer Detection

...screening that includes MRI, X-ray mammography and ultrasound for patients at high risk of breast cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the most frequent newly diagnosed non-skin cancer in women in the U.S., and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. In 2007, an estim...

Risk of Dementia Increased With Secondhand Smoke

...lities of their carotid arteries, based on carotid ultrasound imaging, compared to those without these underlying abnormalities. These abnormalities included narrower carotid arteries and thicker carotid arterial walls, and serve as indicators of preclinical cardiovascular disease and are risk factors for strok...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...cy and how it is important to have their scheduled ultrasound scans to detect if the baby is developing safely. 'Should a woman encounter unusual bleeding during her pregnancy, it is best if she sees the doctor immediately', he warns. Cesarean birth is major surgery, and, as with other surgical procedures,...

Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section

...gnancy and it is important to have their scheduled ultrasound scans to detect if the baby is developing safely. Should a woman encounter unusual bleeding during her pregnancy, it is best if she sees the doctor immediately....

Now Sex Determination of Fetuses in Six Weeks in UK

...arents. Forget the agonizing 20-week wait for an ultrasound scan, in just six weeks you can know the sex of the child, the DNA Worldwide says and the test costs 189 pound sterling. Brushing aside the criticism over the ethics of it all, the company says early results, obtained from a finger-prick of blood, ...

CE-US a Reliable Option to Diagnose Aftermath of Liver Transplant Complications

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CE-US) after a liver transplant is highly accurate in showing vascular as well as biliary complications , according to a recent study. The study consisted of 39 liver transplant recipients who underwent a CE-US exam after developing fluid in the a...

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