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Immunoglobulin Can Predict Some Diabetic Complications

Increased excretion of IgM foretells serious cardiovascular issues: study FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Swedish researchers say that immunoglobulin M (IgM) is a reliable predictor of cardiovascular complications in people with type 1 diabetes who have diabetic nephropathy (DN) --...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

Whether it causes the disease or is simply a marker for obesity is unclear ,, WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that carries and activates sex hormones throughout the body may also predict those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. The protein...

Brain Scan May Help Predict Cancer Drug Response

Identifying tumors treatable with Avastin has multiple benefits, researchers say,, THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new way to predict which brain cancer patients will respond to the drug Avastin has been developed by U.S. researchers. Avastin, which shrinks tumors by cutting...

Biomarker Could Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

Those with highest levels are more apt to have joint replacement, study finds THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of a certain protein strongly predict the risk of hip and knee joint replacement as a result of severe osteoarthritis, a new study shows. The research involved ...

Biomarkers May Predict Alzheimer's

Proteins in spinal fluid may help diagnose disease early, study shows,, TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Certain proteins found in cerebrospinal fluid may accurately identify the people with mild cognitive impairment who are most likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study f...

Test May Predict Moms Who Will Deliver Prematurely

Analysis of amniotic and cervical fluids yields clues to early birth TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Testing for a panel of proteins in amniotic and cervical fluids might enable doctors to identify women who are in danger of giving birth prematurely. No such test exists now. If...

Blood Test Shows Statistically Significant Association With Alzheimer's Disease (AD), May Predict Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to AD

LONDON, BIRMINGHAM, England and VIENNA, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Zsuzsanna Nagy of the University of Birmingham today presented data from a clinical study, funded by Cytox Limited, demonstrating that a simple blood-based biomarker discriminated between patients with Alzheimer's d...

Mayo Clinic study continues to refine most effective methods to predict Alzheimer's disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new Mayo Clinic study found that the clinical criteria for mild cognitive impairment is better at predicting who will develop Alzheimer's disease than a single memory test. This is one more piece of information to aid in the identification and early treatment of individ...

Mayo Clinic Study Continues to Refine Most Effective Methods to Predict Alzheimer's Disease

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Mayo Clinic study found that the clinical criteria for mild cognitive impairment is better at predicting who will develop Alzheimer's disease than a single memory test. This is one more piece of information to aid in the identificati...

UCLA scientists identify how immune cells may help predict Alzheimer's risk

What if you could test your risk for Alzheimer's disease much like your cholesterol levels through a simple blood test? UCLA scientists have discovered a way to measure the amount of amyloid beta that is being absorbed by immune cells in the blood. Amyloid beta forms the plaques considered th...

Gene May Help Predict Timing of Alzheimer's Onset

Discovery of TOMM40 adds to understanding of disease development SUNDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- A gene that may offer a highly accurate prediction of the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and the age at which people will begin to show symptoms has been identified by U.S. rese...

JNCI news brief: Hepatitis B virus mutations may predict risk of liver cancer

Certain mutations in the DNA of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) are associated with the development of liver cancer and may help predict which patients with HBV infections are at increased risk of the disease, according to a large meta-analysis in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute , publis...

Air Traffic Patterns Predict Swine Flu Spread

H1N1 case rates associated with number of air passengers arriving from Mexico, analysis shows,,,, MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Countries that received the most airline passengers from Mexico this spring were the most likely to see H1N1 swine flu infection, new research says. ...

Biomarkers predict brain tumor's response to therapy

PHILADELPHIA A report in Cancer Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, highlights a new biomarker that may be useful in identifying patients with recurrent glioblastoma, or brain tumors, who would respond better to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy, s...

Personality May Not Predict Parkinson's

Finding questions theory that certain traits hint at disease development ,,,, FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- New research sheds light on two of the mysteries of Parkinson's disease: the spike in creativity that some people develop and a personality type that is thought to be shar...

Subclinical markers predict relapse in juvenile idiopathic arthritis post methotrexate withdrawal

Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 11 June 2009: Elevated levels of the inflammatory biomarkers Myeloid Related Protein (MRP*) 8/14 predict an increased risk of relapse following withdrawal of methotrexate (MTX) therapy in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who have achieved inactive dis...

Researchers develop the first climate-based model to predict Dengue fever outbreaks

CORAL GABLES, FL (June 5, 2009)--Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) are the most important vector-borne viral diseases in the World. Around 50-100 million cases appear each year putting 2.5 billion people at risk of suffering this debilitating and sometimes fatal disease. Dengue ...

New Data Support Use of Simple Test to Predict Endometrial Cancer Response to Chemotherapy

Study Presented at 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncologist Annual Meeting ORLANDO, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- New data presented today at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncologist (ASCO) Annual Meeting support the use of a laboratory test, ChemoFX(R), to help physicians predet...

Sensitivity to Alcohol May Predict Alcoholism

Young adults who can drink others 'under the table' face highest risk, study finds TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- The more you need to drink to feel the effects of alcohol, the greater your chance of becoming an alcoholic, a new study says. This apparent lack of sensitivity...

Long-term study shows low oxygen levels in prostate tumors can predict recurrence

ORLANDO (May 15, 2009)Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have discovered that low-oxygen regions in prostate tumors can be used to predict a rise in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, a marker of tumor recurrence in prostate cancer. The long-term study results will be presented at the 2009 A...

Genetic marker may predict early onset of prostate cancer

ORLANDO (May 15, 2009)Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have identified a genetic marker that is associated with an earlier onset of prostate cancer in Caucasian men who have a family history of prostate cancer. If the data are confirmed, the marker may help clinicians personalize prostate cance...

Gene signature may predict patient response to therapy for gastrointestinal stromal tumors

ORLANDO (May 14, 2009)Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center uncovered a genetic pattern that may help predict how gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients respond to the targeted therapy imatinib mesylate (Gleevec). Moreover, their findings point to genes that could be suppressed in order ...

Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return

That knowledge could guide important treatment decisions, experts say THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- The first genomic test aimed at predicting colon cancer recurrence may help individualize treatment for patients, leading to less toxic and more targeted therapy choices, scientis...

Scientists develop mathematical model to predict the immune response to influenza

Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed a mathematical model to predict immune responses to infection with influenza A viruses, including novel viruses such as the emergent 2009 influenza A (H1N1). This model examines the contributions of specific sets of immune cells in fighting...

X-Rays Help Predict Permanent Bone Damage From Bisphosphonates

CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breast cancer patients, individuals at risk for osteoporosis and those undergoing certain types of bone cancer therapies often take drugs containing bisphosphonates. These drugs have been found to place people at risk for developing osteonecrosis of the ja...

Biomarkers May Predict Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer

Cancer expert is wary of finding, however TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) --Three molecules associated with prostate cancer might provide the long-sought markers that could discern which tumors are life-threatening and need aggressive treatment, a new study indicates. The currently ...

Genetic analysis may predict risk of invasive bladder cancer

DENVER Genetic variations in the inflammation pathway may predict who would respond to Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin (BCG) treatment and who might experience a recurrence among patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research...

Genetic variants predict recurrence of bladder cancer, patient survival

DENVER - Scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have discovered genetic variations in the inflammation pathway that reduce the likelihood of recurrence and increase survival of patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) who are treated with mainstream ther...

First noninvasive technique to accurately predict mutations in human brain tumors

DENVER Donald O'Rourke, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and colleagues, were able to accurately predict the specific genetic mutation that caused brain cancer in a group of patients studied using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The re...

New biomarker may predict leukemia aggressiveness

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego and the Moores UCSD Cancer Center have evidence of a potential new biomarker to predict the aggressiveness of an often difficult-to-treat form of leukemia. They found that high levels of a particular enzyme in the blood are an indicator that ch...

In the ICU, use of benzodiazepines, other factors may predict severity of post-stay depression

Psychiatrists and critical care specialists at Johns Hopkins have begun to tease out what there is about a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) that leads so many patients to report depression after they go home. In a study reported online April 10 in Critical Care Medicine , the Hopkins rese...

Can downloads predict impact for scientific articles?

Rockville MD While the number of times a scientific article is cited by other articles is currently the gold standard for ranking its impact, online publishing offers another measure: the number of unique downloads. A recent analysis in the online Journal of Vision finds that downloads are ...

Early Psychiatric Issues May Predict Suicide in Boys

Study finds a 'pathway of persistence' throughout life MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who suffer mental health problems may be at increased risk for suicide when they're teens or young adults, Finnish researchers say. Their study included 5,302 people who were born in 198...

Mayo study shows simple finger device may help predict future heart events, such as heart attack

ORLANDO, Fla. - Results of a Mayo Clinic study show that a simple, noninvasive finger sensor test is "highly predictive" of a major cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke, for people who are considered at low or moderate risk, according to researchers. The study will be presented Tuesd...

Mayo Study Shows Simple Finger Device May Help Predict Future Heart Events, Such as Heart Attack

ORLANDO, Fla., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of a Mayo Clinic study show that a simple, noninvasive finger sensor test is "highly predictive" of a major cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke, for people who are considered at low or moderate risk, according to researchers....

Improved Ability to Predict Who is at Risk for Falling in SNFs and ALFs

Project launched among 6 skilled nursing facilities and 1 assisted living facility CHICAGO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A multi-state project to help operators of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities improve their ability to better predict which residents are at risk for fal...

New test may predict spread of breast cancer

March 24, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have previously shown that the co-mingling of three cell types can predict whether localized breast cancer will spread throughout the body. Now, a collaborative study led by investigators at NewYor...

How to predict post-operative enteral nutrition problems

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has become one of the most useful and established enteral nutrition techniques. However, since PEG is based on a surgical technique and is mainly performed in elderly individuals with poor general conditions, the frequency of adverse events is higher compa...

2-day results predict ultimate response to therapy in chronic hepatitis C

A new study suggests that previously noted low rates of successful hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy in African Americans are in large part due to very early differences in the antiviral activity induced by interferon. The study is published in the April 15 issue of the Journal of Infectious Disea...

Abnormal EKG can predict death in stroke patients

People who suffer an ischemic stroke and also have an abnormality in the heart's electrical cycle are at a higher risk of death within 90 days than people who do not have abnormal electrical activity at the time of emergency treatment, according to new research. The study also provides a thresh...
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