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Research finds photos more useful than words

(Boston) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that pictures allow patients with very mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) to better recognize and identify a subject as compared to using just words. In addition, the researchers found that these patients can rely on a g...

Cellular target may prove useful in treating deadly brain tumors

DURHAM, N.C. Duke University researchers have identified a receptor on the surface of cells that may give them another avenue of attack against glioblastoma, the most common and most deadly type of brain cancer. The neurokinin 1 receptor (NK1R), which may be expressed in all human glioblastom...

Study shows that maintenance rituximab is useful for advanced indolent lymphoma

A new study has found for the first time that maintenance therapy with the novel antibody, rituximab (MR) following cyclophosphamide, vincristine and prednisone (CVP) therapy improves progression-free survival in patients with stage III-IV indolent lymphoma, according to Howard S. Hochster, M.D. ...

A useful method to diagnose chest pain with foregut symptoms

Recent reports have indicated that recurrent chest pain is often a result of esophageal motility disorders or gastroesophageal reflux diseases (GERD), which is known as esophageal chest pain. However, very few studies have been performed about esophageal manometric studies, 24-h intra-esophageal p...

Systolic and diastolic blood pressures together more useful for predicting cardiovascular risk

Irvine, Calif. Individuals with diastolic blood pressure under 70 mm Hg coupled with an elevated systolic blood pressure may have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke than indicated by the systolic blood pressure values alone, according to a UC Irvine study. Dr. Stanley Franklin and colle...

Cone-beam CT: Just as useful as MDCT before and after percutaneous vertebroplasty

Cone-beam CT which is believed to deliver less radiation than MDCT is just as useful when evaluating patients before and after percutaneous vertebroplasty according to a study performed at the Department of Clinical Radiology, Kyushu University, Fukoka, Japan. Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a mini...

Study reports Double Balloon Endoscopy useful for diagnosis and treatment of obscure GI bleeding

OAK BROOK, Ill. October 31, 2008 A study by researchers in Japan concludes that Double Balloon Endoscopy™ (DBE) was very useful in the diagnosis of obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and had a therapeutic impact on the majority of patients. The study appears in the October issue of G...

A useful imaging modality for monitoring treatment response to hepatocellular carcinoma

TACE has been widely accepted as a choice of treatment for advanced HCC. CT perfusion is a non-invasive and reproducible technique for assessing perfusion changes due to TACE therapy for locally advanced HCC. However, there are few reports on the application of this technique in evaluating the eff...

CT useful and effective when diagnosing patients with large bowel obstruction

The use of CT is highly effective in confirming large bowel obstruction and identifying the site and cause of obstruction, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of South Manchester in Manchester, UK. There is very little published evidence regarding the diagnos...

Angina drug potentially useful against heart rhythm disorders

A recently approved angina drug may also represent a powerful new treatment for a rare hereditary syndrome that places teens at risk for sudden cardiac death, according to research presented to today at the 57th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Chicago. ...

Zebrafish provide useful screening tool for genes, drugs that protect against hearing loss

A small striped fish is helping scientists understand what makes people susceptible to a common form of hearing loss, although, in this case, its not the fishs ears that are of interest. In a study published in the Feb. 29 issue of the journal PLoS Genetics, researchers at the University of Washin...

Cause of effectiveness discovered for a cirrhosis treatment useful in 40 percent of patients

This release is available in Spanish . Scientists of the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) of the University of Navarra have discovered the molecular mechanism responsible for the effectiveness of an existing treatment for primary biliary cirrhosis, which combines two substances in...

Robotic device appears useful for surgical removal of cancer involving the tonsils

A new robotic surgery technique appears promising for the removal of cancer involving the tonsil region, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Typically, surgeons trying to remove tonsils of patients with...

PET scans useful for some cancer treatment, but how do patients fare?

Positron emission tomography or PET scans can help clinicians diagnose and treat some cancers, but it is not clear yet whether the imaging technology helps people with cancer live longer and healthier lives, according to a comprehensive review by the U.K. National Health Service. PET scans are ...

CAD plus MDCT useful in finding lung nodules

Computer-aided detection combined with MDCT improves radiologists ability to detect solid lung nodules early enough for them to be treated without increasing interpretation time according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris, France. The comparison of...

Study suggests existing drugs may be useful in treating brain tumors

Oct. 15, 2007 -- Scientists have shown how developing brain tumors can turn an encounter with a signaling molecule from a fatal experience for the tumor cells into a cue for their own growth and multiplication. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found the transf...

Researchers find mass media campaigns useful

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 3, 2008) − Two University of Kentucky researchers from the department of communication in the UK College of Communications and Information Studies have learned that targeted mass media campaigns alone can be effective in convincing high sensation-seeking, impulsive deci...

CTA Useful in Detecting Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysms

CT angiography (CTA) has a nearly 100% detection rate in acute ruptured, cerebral aneurysms, according to a recent study conducted at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, Canada. The study consisted of 171 patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) who underwent preoperative 3D C...

Viagra may Be Useful for Treating Jet Lag

A new research has found that the male impotence drug Viagra may be useful for treating jet lag . Sildenafil, originally developed for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina, works by interfering with an enzyme that reduces levels of a naturally-occurring compound, cyclic guanine m...

'Man's Best Friend' Could Be a Useful Companion in Overcoming Depression

While many people with depression turn to family and friends for support, research has shown that enlisting the help of an unexpected companion -- a dog -- may also have a positive effect on overall health and well-being. As part of her commitment to helping people with the illness, Emmy Award-win...

Drugs for Parkinson’s May Be Useful for Stroke-related Disabilit

Scientists have untangled two similar disabilities that often afflict stroke patients, in the process// revealing that one may be treatable with drugs for Parkinson's disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed that stroke damage in a brain region known...

Tai Chi may Be Useful to Prevent Shingles in Older Adults

A new study says that Tai Chi, may be helpful in preventing shingles in elderly adults. The traditional Chinese exercise has been found not only to increase// the immunity to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) but also boost the immune response to varicella vaccine as well. This National Institutes...

Man-Made Proteins Could Be More Useful Than Real Ones

Structure of the Zwit-1F beta-peptide bundle as determined by x-ray crystallography. The bundle contains eight copies of the beta-peptide Zwit-1F with parallel //and antiparallel helices in like and unlike colors, respectively. Researchers have constructed a protein out of amino acids not foun...

Radiofrequency Ablation Useful in Treating Ovarian Cancer Metastasis

Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation, a procedure that uses a high frequency electric current to kill tumor cells, is effective in achieving local control// in selected patients with metastasis from ovarian cancer, according to a preliminary study conducted by the department of radiology at Massach...

Colchicine Useful In Preventing Liver Cancer

The anti-inflammatory drug colchicine, which is often used as a treatment for gout, may also be effective in preventing liver cancer// in patients with hepatitis virus-related end-stage liver disease, Mexican researchers said in a new study. The study followed 186 patients with cirrhosis of t...

HIV Drug Apparently Useful In Cervical Cancer

Researchers at the University of Manchester say that a commonly used HIV drug may be useful against cervical cancer as well. Lopinavir, the HIV drug, //could be used in prevention of the cancer and could be developed into an anti-cancer cream. Dr Ian Hampson and his colleagues said that such ...

Erection Drug Was Not Useful to Two-Thirds of Its Users

According to a large-scale study published in the July issue of the urology journal BJU International, nearly two-thirds of patients have discontinued the use of Uprima// , a drug known to treat problems of erection. The users were not happy with the success rates of this drug. And 70 per cen...

Codeine As Useful As A Placebo

Codeine, which is used extensively in cough syrups, is actually no better than placebo or dummy drugs, according to a new study. The drug seems to deal effectively with suppressing cough, but actually does not treat it//. Manchester University researchers conducted a study on 24 patients with ...

New Research May Be Useful for Developing Drugs for HIV and Cancer

Researchers of Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center have discovered a process of restraining a set of proteins, using small molecules containing platinum, which causes HIV and cancer. // The breakthrough will be beneficial for the researchers to develop new drugs to fight HIV...

Internet Searches Fail To Give Useful Information To Cancer Patients

Despite the extensive information available on the Internet, cancer patients find it hard to locate or gain access to the information they want//, a new study has found. Surprisingly, most cancer patients seek the help of a librarian, tired of searching for cancer information on their own, reveals ...

Anti-Parasitic Drugs Useful in Reducing Damages of Congenital Toxoplasmosis

Recent studies of long-term clinical data has revealed that treatment with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine (two anti-parasitic drugs) during the first year of life// leads to a lasting reduction in brain and eye damage for children with congenital toxoplasmosis. In the May 15 issue of the journ...

Antiviral Drugs May Be Useful For Easing Shingles Pain

According to a new study, oral and intravenous antiviral drug may be helpful in easing out shingles-related nerve pain//. Shingles, which is caused by varicella-zoster virus, is a painful nervous disorder. Foodconsumer.org reports that researchers at the University of Colorado and Healt...

Carboplatin, Lung cancer drug may be useful in treating breast tumor

If breast cancer in women has occurred because of two common genetic mutations, it may be possible to seek remedy from a prevalent chemotherapy medication. Carboplatin, which is being used// to treat ovarian and lung cancers, is getting known for its success rates in treating breast tumors. ...

Viagra May Be Useful For Serious Lung Disease

Treatment with Viagra (sildenafil) can improve exercise capacity and functional ability in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a serious disease involving high pressure in the blood vessels that enter the lungs, a new study suggests.// According to a report by Reuters, the findings,...

Osteopontin: a useful biomarker in asbestos-related cancer

Pleural mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer that invades the chest cavity and the lining of the lungs. Workers at risk for high levels of exposure are miners, factory workers, carpenters, electricians//, ship fitters, ships' electricians, boilermakers, insulation manufacturers, railroad work...

Calcium Supplements May Not Be Useful After A Certain Threshold Is Achieved

According to The World Health Organisation one in three women and one in seven men will experience a fracture due to osteoporosis at some point after the age of 50.The recommended daily// intake of calcium for women aged between 18 and 50 years is 1000mg. Calcium, together with vitamin D is crucia...

The Drug Tetrathiomolybdate Found To Be Useful For Various Diseases

The drug called tetrathiomolybdate which helps Wilson's disease by controlling copper toxicity may be very useful to treat other diseases say researchers . // Researchers say that when you lower copper, you can inhibit a thing called angiogenesis, which is blood vessel growth. Cancer requires ...

Vitamin E useful for Alzheimer's

Vitamin E taken daily could protect the brain and prevent the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer's, a study suggests. Scientists in Japan discovered it is possible to reverse a degenerative// brain disease simply by taking vitamin E. They say the supplement is a powerful antidote to the oxid...

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG), a compound made from rabbit antibodies appears to be as effective as routine steroids in reducing rejection of transplanted organs without any of the side effects, according to Dr. James Eason of the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center in New Orleans. In the largest...

Genetic Tests in the Treatment of Depression Not Yet Useful

There is insufficient evidence to determine if current gene-based tests intended to personalize the dose of medications in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors //(SSRIs) improve patient outcomes or aid in treatment decisions in the clinical setting, according to a new evi...
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