Patients Often Not Told About Abnormal Test Results
Study finds communication breakdowns at least 7 percent of the time,,,,
MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- People who visit their primary care physician for routine blood tests or screenings are often not informed of the results, a new study finds.
The failure of doctors and medic...
Women with previous abnormal cervical cells at higher risk for recurrence and invasive cancer
New research from the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research has found that women who have been treated for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (abnormal cervical cell growth), are at higher risk for a recurrence of the disease or invasive cervical cancer. The large, population-based st...
Injured Marines at Risk for Abnormal Bone Growth
Trauma resulting from high-energy blasts is one possible underlying cause
ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marines and other military personnel who are wounded in combat as the result of a high-energy trauma, such as a bomb blast, are likely to develop an abnormality known as ...
Injured Marines at risk for abnormal bone growth
ROSEMONT, ILMarines and other military personnel who are wounded in combat as the result of a high-energy trauma, such as a bomb blast, are likely to develop an abnormality known as heterotopic ossification. In this condition, bone forms within the soft tissues, such as muscle located near a fract...
Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm
Could be first step in finding way to prevent atrial fibrillation, experts say
THURSDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Weighing a combination of risk factors could help doctors predict which patients are the most likely to develop atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests.
To that end...
Decreased activity of basal ganglia is the main cause of abnormal muscle constrictions in dystonia
Dystonia is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary abnormal
muscle constrictions. More than 300,000 people in North America are affected, but the mechanism of abnormal
muscle constrictions has not been well understood. Here, Japanese research team led by Prof Atsushi Nambu and Dr Sat...
Women at Higher Risk of Abnormal Burn Scars
Younger patients also more prone, new study finds
WEDNESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal
scarring after a burn injury depends on a number of factors and is more likely to occur in younger, female patients, an Italian study finds.
A team at the University of Turin analyzed ...
HPV vaccine reduces abnormal pap test results
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A significant drop in abnormal
Pap test results happened after girls and women were given a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, according to a researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
The findings show the vaccine, named GARDASIL, appears to prevent the dev...
Hormone therapy increases frequency of abnormal mammograms, breast biopsies
Combined hormone therapy appears to increase the risk that women will have abnormal
mammograms and breast biopsies and may decrease the effectiveness of both methods for detecting breast cancer, according to a report in the February 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archiv...
LA BioMed study finds hormone therapy increases frequency of abnormal mammograms, breast biopsies
TORRANCE Combined hormone therapy appears to increase the risk that women will have abnormal
mammograms and breast biopsies, and it may decrease the effectiveness of both methods for detecting breast cancer, according to a report in the Feb. 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the J...
HRT Can Lead to Abnormal Mammograms, Biopsies
That may limit effectiveness of these breast cancer detection methods, study says
MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take combined hormone therapy for about five years have a higher risk of abnormal
mammograms and breast biopsies.
This, in turn, may decrease the effectiv...
Grant Supports Study of Abnormal Ring-Shaped Chromosomes
- Misshapen Structures Linked to Epilepsy, Mental Retardation -
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When chromosomes, which
are normally bar-shaped, instead bend into a ring before birth, they may
disrupt normal development and cause a multitude of problems. Genetics
experts at T...
Clinical depression linked to abnormal emotional brain circuits
MADISON - In what may be the first study to use brain imaging to look at the neural circuits involved in emotional control in patients with depression, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that brains of people with clinical depression react very differently than those of ...
New Technology Makes Diagnosis of Abnormal Pregnancy Cheaper
Indian scientists have developed a new technology that will help diagnose at a very early stage and at affordable cost abnormal
pregnancies that can lead to miscarriages and stillbirths .
Such cases, called ectopic pregnancies, can be detected even before it can be spotted by an ultrasound ...
New Cervical Cancer Test Increases the Detection Rate of Abnormal Cells
Newswise A new computerised screening test for cervical cancer detects more abnormalities than the traditional smear test , according to a study published on bmj.com today.
It could also lead to fewer women needing to be re-tested and might allow for longer intervals in-between testing, sa...
Link Between Huntington’s and Abnormal Cholesterol Levels in Brain Establishe
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a protein interaction that may explain how the deadly Huntington’s disease affects the brain.// The findings, published in and featured on the cover of the current issue of Human Molecular Genetics, show how the mutated Huntington’s protein interacts with ano...
Fish Oil does not Appear to Protect Against Abnormal Heart Rhythms
CHICAGO - Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator did not have a significantly lower risk of serious abnormal
heart rhythms// or death by consuming fish oil supplements, which had been thought to have a protective effect, according to a study in the June 14 issue of JAMA.
New Abnormal Karyotypes Discovered in China
Experts at the Technological Centre for Healthy Birth under the Guangdong Family Planning Research Institute in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province claim that they have discovered 39 cases of new abnormal
chromosomes. // They said that these would provide more information to scientists for...
Neglect In Childhood Could Cause Abnormal Behaviour In Adults
Children neglected in their childhood are likely to develop abnormal
behaviour, says a study.
Psychologist Seth Pollak and doctoral student Alison Wismer Fries at University of Wisconsin-Madison studied// 18 four-year-old adoptees, who had spent their first years in orphanages in Russia and Roma...
Cancer Causing Proteins Trigger Abnormal Biochemical Reactions In Cells
These findings were published by chemists at Harvard University, who say that these proteins and the biochemical reactions that they trigger could hold the key to oncogenesis,// the process of formation of cancer in the body. Cancer arises when an oncoprotien, a protein known to cause cancer, is ac...
Opioids And Abnormal Pain Perception
A growing number of animal and human studies show that under certain circumstances, opioids can elicit unexpected changes in pain sensitivity, resulting in hyperalgesia (abnormally intense pain in response to painful// stimulation) and allodynia (abnormally intense pain in response to non-painful s...
People with abnormal heart rhythms must avoid fish oil
Fish oil supplements may be harmful for people with abnormal
heartbeats, says the new research// on the subject.
Fish oil is noted for omega 3 fatty acids that are essential to the body in terms of regulating blood pressure and blood clotting and must be taken in as supplements. These fatty ac...
Antidepressants Could Lead To Abnormal Bleeding
According to a recent study researchers now say that the antidepressant known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors have a higher risk // of being admitted to a hospital for abnormal
Researchers examined data from 1992 to 2000 on over 64,000 new antidepressant users. They evaluated the imp...
Cholesterol Screening Shouldn't Rely on Kids' Weight
...sity ("bad") lipoprotein cholesterol. They found that screening all overweight or obese children would identify only about 50 percent of children with abnormal
cholesterol levels. It would also result in unnecessary testing for up to 30 percent of children.
The results show that "using body mass index to f...
Angelman Syndrome Foundation Takes Major Step Toward Furthering Research Efforts
...dmap is to fund research that finds treatments that may cure symptoms of AS while continuing ongoing research and clinical trials involving UBE3A, the abnormal
gene in AS patients.
- Research funding will also focus on new therapies for symptoms, pharmaceuticals, biological agents, adaptive devices, surg...
U.S. Navy Awards Entegrion Contracts for $4 Million for the Development of Critical Blood Products
... Entegrion's product, Resusix®, a dehydrated, pathogen-reduced, fresh human plasma for infusion in trauma patients to expand blood volume, correct abnormal
coagulation function, and support hemostasis.
"We are honored to have been chosen by the Navy to assist them in meeting these critical requ...
Abnormal Brain Circuits May Prevent Movement Disorder
... uncontrolled movements, particularly twisting and abnormal
postures. Studies have shown that muscles contract...le movements.
While their brains show the same abnormal
network, only approximately 30% of people who carr...berg explained, "the flow is shut off and the abnormal
The research was support...
Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors
...or cardiovascular risk factors, including tobacco use, high blood pressure, abnormal
cholesterol levels, obesity or diabetes.
"Because their average age is 3...ound.
While nearly 6 percent of women without mental health problems had abnormal
cholesterol, nearly 14 percent of those with mental health issues did. Whil...
FDA Approves LIVALO(R) for Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Combined Dyslipidemia
...s complicated by concurrent disease and concomitant medications.
About Dyslipidemia and Hypercholesterolemia
Dyslipidemia refers to abnormal
levels of fatty substances in the blood, or a disorder of the production or breakdown process of lipoprotein. Dyslipidemia may be marked by an elevati...
Unlocking the key to human fertility
... example, with horses and donkeys, offspring are produced - but because the sperm and egg signatures are incompatible, their development as embryos is abnormal
and any offspring are almost always infertile.
The research team believes that the same mechanism must also have played a role during human evolut...
Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis
...undred fifty-two current or former smokers with an abnormal
sputum cytology, at least a 20-year history of smo...rement of 3D cellular features that correlate with abnormal
conditions. The cell measurements are then transla... normal and cancer cell morphology.
"Based on abnormal
cell prevalence counts in sputum from patients wit...
FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia
...e injection site, sleepiness, dizziness, feeling of inner restlessness, and abnormal
muscle movements, including tremor (shaking), shuffling, uncontrolled involuntary movements, and abnormal
movements of the eyes.
This is not a complete list of all possible ...
INVEGA(R) Approved as the First and Only Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder
... occurred with INVEGA(R) in the treatment of schizoaffective disorder were: abnormal
muscle movements, including tremor (shaking), shuffling, uncontrolled involuntary movements, and abnormal
movements of the eyes, sleepiness, heartburn, constipation, weight increase...
Cancer treatment controls macular edema related to diabetes and to cataract surgery
...ther standard treatments.
Treating DMME with bevacizumab (Avastin), an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) medication that inhibits abnormal
blood vessels, was studied in115 patients (139 eyes) by the Pan-American Collaborative Retina Study Group, led by J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, of the Cara...
Janet Rowley, MD, A Researcher Funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
...herapy for patients with cancer. In 1973, Dr. Rowley showed that the Philadelphia Chromosome associated with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) was an abnormal
translocation of two chromosomes. Her discovery was a key step in the eventual discovery of Gleevec, a targeted therapy for CML patients.
Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne
...e formation of acne include excess oil gland production, skin inflammation, abnormal
maturation of skin cells lining the hair follicle and an increased number o... uncontrolled high blood pressure, migraines with neurological symptoms, or abnormal
vaginal bleeding, to name a few. Dermatologists will review these factors w...
Protein Clumps May Appear Years Before Memory Problems
... the study, said in a news release from the journal's publisher.
The researchers found that a number of study participants had amyloid deposits and abnormal
activity in areas of the brain believed to be involved in memory function.
The results could help in efforts to find ways to predict and treat cogn...
Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests
...st found no difference in outcomes when young women whose Pap smears showed abnormal
cells were either told to come back later for another test or were assigned... who underwent colposcopy and had loop excision, which is surgery to remove abnormal
cells, and those who did not have the procedure. More physical problems, su...
Ongoing Study Shows That Endovascular Therapy is Associated With High Cure Rate for Childhood Eye Cancer
...hird of the eye. Conventional therapy for this cancer includes laser treatment, as well as techniques that utilize extreme cold to freeze and destroy abnormal
cells or deliver radioactive substances in timed intervals to kill the tumor. If these treatments fail, physicians resort to intravenous chemotherapy ...
NHLBI stops study of pulmonary hypertension treatment in sickle cell patients
...amilies come from South or Central America. Patients with this disease have abnormal
hemoglobin molecules in their red blood cells. The abnormal
molecules deform the red blood cells, causing them to clump together and bl...