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Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer

If perfected, screening method could make disease detection easier, experts say THURSDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they may be moving closer to developing a genetic test for colorectal cancer that could indicate who needs a more advanced colonoscopy screening. In a...

Protein may be strongest indicator of rare lung disease, study shows

CINCINNATIResearchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have discovered a protein in the lungs that can help in determining progression of the rare lung disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Researchers say the proteinSerum surfactant protein Ais superior to other IPF predictors and c...

Biogel Introduces Polyisoprene (PI) Indicator Underglove

New Glove Allows Clinicians to Spot Punctures Sooner NORCROSS, Ga., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Molnlycke Health Care US, LLC, maker of Biogel(R) surgical gloves and the only major surgical glove company with an exclusively powder-free glove line, adds a new glove to its line this month t...

In brief: New prognostic indicator for patients with IPF

There may be a new way to predict mortality in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a devastating disease that slowly petrifies the lungs. Most patients live only three years after diagnosis on average; however, some remain stable for many years, while for others, the disease progres...

Scientists uncover indicator that warns leukemia is progressing to more dangerous form

Scientists at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, Stanford University School of Medicine and other centers have identified a mechanism by which a chronic form of leukemia can progress into a deadlier stage of the disease. The findings may provide physicians with an...

STERRAD(R) CYCLESURE(R) Biological Indicator is now 24 Hours, Accelerating Instrument Throughput

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) is pleased to announce that its STERRAD(R) CYCLESURE(R) Biological Indicator readout time has significantly improved from a 48 hour incubation time to only 24 hours. Now, STERRAD(R) System customers can safely record bio...

ED an Indicator of Men's Health

Dysfunction could be the 'portal' to heart problems, vascular disease, type 2 diabetes, study says SUNDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Erectile dysfunction could be an indicator of testosterone deficiency and the metabolic syndrome, a set of factors that may indicate an increased risk...

A new indicator for esophageal varix in alcoholic disease

Variceal hemorrhaging is associated with a high mortality rate. The early detection of esophageal varices is critical for the effective prevention of variceal hemorrhage. In daily medical practice, it is common to encounter patients with liver damage from chronic alcohol consumption. When the ...

Data Dimensions Assists Clients With Compliance of 'Present on Admission' (POA) Indicator Reporting Requirements as Part of the April 1, 2008 Timeline

Data Dimensions announced today that they are prepared for the POA indicator reporting requirements by implementing data elements that expand patient discharge data to their workflows for submission of healthcare claims. JANESVILLE, Wis., April 1, 2008 /PR...

Impaired sense of smell may be early indicator of Parkinson's disease

Impaired sense of smell occurs in the earliest stages of Parkinsons disease (PD) and there is mounting evidence that it may precede motor symptoms by several years, although no large-scale studies had confirmed this. In the first study involving the general population, researchers found that smell...

Low levels of PYY hormone a very early indicator of type 2 diabetes

It may soon be possible to take a simple blood test and predict whether or not someone has low levels of a particular molecule, predisposing them to the development of Type 2 diabetes. If the test is positive, it may then be possible to use preventative treatment, slowing down, or even halting tha...

Hospital quality indicator may not be linked to patient survival after colon cancer surgery

Examining a specific number of lymph nodes after colon cancer surgery, a measurement that has been recommended as a quality indicator for hospitals, is not associated with length of patient survival, according to a study in the November 14 issue of JAMA. Several studies have suggested improved...

Early Indicator of Kidney Disease May Also Predict Risk of Pre-Diabetes

Buffalo, N.Y. -- A blood component called cystatin C, used to test for early-stage kidney impairment, also may be a very early marker for those at risk of developing a condition known as pre-diabetes, a study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo has shown. Pre-diabet...

Crucial Gene may Be Indicator of Breast Cancer Metastasis

Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have zeroed in on a crucial gene, thought to be the reason for the spread of breast cancer and resistance// to long-term estrogen deprivation. The gene may be beneficial in ascertaining the risk factors of breast cancer reappearance, and would enable a good id...

Smoking Indicator of Alcohol Misuse

Where there is cigarette smoking there is probably misuse of alcohol too, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Archives// of Internal Medicine. “This means cigarette smoking status can be used as a clinical indicator for alcohol misuse, which presents an opportun...

Calcium in Arterial Plaque is a Good Indicator for Risk of Stroke

A new study by researchers at the University of Virginia Health System suggests that composition of plaque deposits in the carotid arteries indicate// a patient’s risk of having a stroke. Published in the March edition of Stroke, the study looked retrospectively at the composition of plaque d...

Insulin Resistance: An Important Indicator of Heart Disease and Diabetes for Teens

Researchers have pointed out that Insulin resistance during adolescence is an important indicator of diabetes and heart disease in adulthood.// Obesity is indicated by a body-mass index of 30 or higher. The key factor to ward off diabetes and heart disease is to ensure that people do not gai...

Persistent Fatigue Could Be An Early Indicator Of Postpartum Depression

A new study says that constant fatigue immediately after birth may be the best indicator of subsequent postpartum depression. The study also says that women who felt fatigues two weeks after the birth of their child were more// likely to be depressed. "All mothers are tired right after having...

Shortness Of Breath An Important Indicator Of Heart Attack

A recent study published in the November issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, reveals that dyspnea, or shortness of breath may be an important indicator of a heart attack. // Although dyspnea is a common symptom, there has been only limited investigation of its prognostic significance a...

Shortness Of Breath A More Reliable Indicator Of High Risk Cardiac Disease

Shortness of breath can be a more reliable indicator of the underlying cardiac disease following the finding that such patients have a higher risk of dying from heart disease than patients without cardiac pain or other symptoms. //The general notion that chest pain alone is an indicator of cardiac ...

Weight Loss An Indicator Of Dementia In The Elderly

New research suggests weight loss may be an early sign of dementia in the elderly. Researchers found weight loss begins before the onset of // definite dementia symptoms and accelerates by the time of diagnosis. Weight loss in the elderly is common and may be associated with various diseases inc...

Dental Caries An Indicator Of Heart Disease

In a recent study, a poor oral health diagnosis was a stronger predictor of heart disease than other standard markers, such as // high levels of fibrinogen (a clotting factor), low HDL (“good”) cholesterol or high triglycerides. Researchers compared the oral health data of 256 cardiac patients ...

‘Protein’ Produced By Overstressed Heart Muscle a Strong Indicator Of Heart Diseae

Congestive heart failure is the most frequent cause of hospitalization among people 65 or older but is difficult to diagnose.// Treatment delays increase the chances of heart damage or complications and the costs of care. Already, doctors in many emergency rooms test for high levels of the pepti...

Poor Oral Health An Indicator Of Heart Disease

In a recent study, a poor oral health diagnosis was a stronger predictor of heart disease than other standard markers, such as // high levels of fibrinogen (a clotting factor), low HDL (“good”) cholesterol or high triglycerides. Researchers compared the oral health data of 256 cardiac patients ...

Low Protein Levels A Possible Indicator For A Miscarriage

A new study shows low levels of a protein involved in the immune system could be a potential indicator for a miscarriage.// Approximately 10 percent to 15 percent of pregnancies end in a miscarriage. Currently there are no treatments to prevent a miscarriage and no markers to identify women at h...

Shapely sperm-a valuable indicator of fertility

According to a study, shapely sperm is the best indicator of a man's fertility, that rewrites the standards for analyzing semen samples. According to Dr. Dav Guzhik, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cleavland, every treatment for infertility depends upon first establishin...

Cholesterol Screening Shouldn't Rely on Kids' Weight

...News) -- U.S. cholesterol testing guidelines for children may have to be revised, say researchers who found that measuring body fat isn't an effective indicator of high cholesterol in kids. In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued revised cholesterol screening guidelines that recommended a c...

Cogdell Spencer Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...n alternative to net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of the Company's performance, nor are they indicative of funds available to...n alternative to net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of the Company's performance, nor are they indicative of funds available to...

AMN Healthcare Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...is a useful supplement to net income as an indicator of operating performance. Management belie...ternative to operating or net income as an indicator of operating performance, and it should no...lement to diluted net loss per share as an indicator of operating performance. Management belie...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

... evaluating the liquidity of companies with debt service obligations and their ability to service their indebtedness. Management uses EBITDA as a key indicator to evaluate liquidity and financial condition, both with respect to the business as a whole and with respect to individual sites in the US Oncology ne...

Smart Choices Program helps shoppers identify food and beverage choices

...ericans, reports from the Institute of Medicine and other sources of authoritative nutrition guidance. Qualifying products also will display a calorie indicator on-pack that identifies calories per serving and servings per container. Participating companies with their own "better for you" nutrition labeling...

Almost Family Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...dity. Management routinely calculates and communicates EBITDA and believes that it is useful to investors because it is commonly used as an analytical indicator within our industry to evaluate performance, measure leverage capacity and debt service ability, and to estimate current or prospective enterprise val...

Uroplasty Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results

...AAP financial measures, and in particular non-GAAP operating loss, for internal managerial purposes because we believe such measures are one important indicator of the strength and the performance of our business as they provide a link to operating cash flow. We also believe that analysts and investors use suc...

Growth in Personalized Medicine to Drive Alliances Between Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical Industries, According to PricewaterhouseCoopers

...09 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. All rights reserved Note to editors: 1. Biomarker: Any biological information, which may be used as an indicator for a particular condition. A biomarker could be, for example, the concentration of a particular protein in someone's blood or the occurrence of a par...

BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2009 Operating and Financial Results

...n alternative to net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our financial performance or to cash flow from operating activities (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund our cash ...

Express Scripts Reports Strong Second Quarter Earnings

...nse); or alternatively calculated as operating income plus depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is presented because it is a widely accepted indicator of a company's ability to service indebtedness and is frequently used to evaluate a company's performance. EBITDA, however, should not be con...

Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

...o diagnose heart conditions. A calcium scan, also using radioactive material, measures the amount of calcium in the walls of heart arteries as another indicator of potential coronary problems and is not generally used for such diagnoses. The study of 260 people with known heart disease, including some who h...

'Organic' May Not Mean Healthier

...on 162 studies that dealt with the nutrient content of foods. Only 55 were of what the researchers considered to be "satisfactory quality" -- a strong indicator that, overall, the science on the subject is not up to snuff. They found no noted differences between conventional and organic crops with regard t...

Holy Family Memorial Health Network Bolsters Patient Care Quality and Safety in Achieving Stage 6 on HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model(SM) Scale

... HFM has traveled down the road of EMR." Steven Driggers, MD, HFM's Chief Medical Officer, also stresses that this designation is a key quality indicator that benefits all HFM customers. "Being a Stage 6 hospital reinforces HFM's commitment to quality care," said Driggers. "It better positions us to hav...

NHLBI stops study of pulmonary hypertension treatment in sickle cell patients

...viduals with sickle cell disease who develop pulmonary hypertension. The primary outcome measure was the results of a six-minute walk test, a standard indicator of a person's heart and lung function. Hence, the name walk-PHaSST reflects the primary test used to assess effectiveness of the treatment ("walk" te...
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