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Mayo Clinic study using structural MRI may help accurately diagnose dementia patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new Mayo Clinic study may help physicians differentially diagnose three common neurodegenerative disorders in the future. The study will be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease on July 11 in Vienna. In this study, Mayo...

Mayo Clinic Study Using Structural MRI May Help Accurately Diagnose Dementia Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Mayo Clinic study may help physicians differentially diagnose three common neurodegenerative disorders in the future. The study will be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease on July 11 in ...

MRI Accurately Depicts Deep Endometriosis

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiologists may be able to diagnose deep endometriosis and accurately locate lesions prior to surgery, according to a new study published in the online edition of Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (Vocus) July 7, 2009 -- Using magnetic ...

MRI accurately depicts deep endometriosis

OAK BROOK, Ill. (July 7, 2009) Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiologists may be able to diagnose deep endometriosis and accurately locate lesions prior to surgery, according to a new study published in the online edition of Radiology . "Pelvic MRI at 3 Tesla is a noninvasive techn...

New MR sequence helps radiologists more accurately evaluate abnormalities of the uterus and ovaries

A new MR imaging sequence, T2-weighted BLADE, used to image the female pelvis improves image quality and helps radiologists make a more accurate diagnosis, according to a study performed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. A total of 26 patients were imaged usi...

Non-invasive test accurately identifies gynecologic malignancies

Diffusion weighted MR can accurately identify benign from malignant pelvic lymph nodes in patients with gynecologic malignancy, according to a study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Diffusion weighted imaging is a noninvasive test that uses an MRI sequence sensitized to t...

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...

PSA levels accurately predict prostate cancer risk in African-American men

PHILADELPHIA PSA levels appear to be more predictive of three year prostate cancer risk in African-American men compared with Caucasian men with a family history of prostate cancer, according to a paper published in Cancer Prevention Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Re...

ClearTrial to Provide Guidelines for Accurately Forecasting and Budgeting Adaptive Clinical Trials at CBI Conference

ClearTrial will examine solutions to the budgeting, forecasting, and operational planning challenges presented by adaptive studies. These challenges include creating multiple and varied trial scenarios accounting for shifting resource allocations, timelines, treatment arms, and more. ...

Traditional risk assessment tools do not accurately predict coronary heart disease

The Framingham and National Cholesterol Education Program tools, NCEP, do not accurately predict coronary heart disease, according to a study performed at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. The study included 1,653 patients who had no history of coronary heart disease; al...

New Research Shows MicroPhage Test Accurately and Rapidly Detects Serious Bacterial Infections

LONGMONT, Colo., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A simple and inexpensive developmental diagnostic assay produced by MicroPhage, Inc., http://www.microphage.com , was shown to be highly accurate for rapid detection of serious staph bacteria infections and for simultaneous assessment of antibiotic suscept...

Mayo Clinic's new imaging technology accurately identifies a broad spectrum of liver disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new study shows that an imaging technology developed by Mayo Clinic researchers can identify liver fibrosis with high accuracy and help eliminate the need for liver biopsies. Liver fibrosis is a common condition that can lead to incurable cirrhosis if not treated in time. ...

MR imaging accurately determines prostate cancer treatment failure

Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) plus diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) can accurately diagnose residual or recurrent prostate cancer in patients treated with high-intensity focused ultrasonic ablation, a new study shows. The study included 27 patients who had increased levels of prostate...

Prenatal syphilis screening rates: Are they being accurately reported?

INDIANAPOLIS Prenatal syphilis screening, recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, medical professional organizations, and public health authorities, is critical to preventing still births and serious birth defects in babies of affected mothers. A study published in the April issue of t...

Simple test accurately predicts risk of serious jaundice in newborns

Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 10, 2008 A simple test can accurately identify which newborn babies are at risk for developing dangerous levels of jaundice, according to researchers at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. While neonatal jaundice, a yellowing of the skin caused by a buildup of a blo...

PET scans can accurately detect a breast tumor's response to chemotherapy

Barcelona, Spain: Researchers in Australia have shown that positron emission tomography (PET) that uses a radioactive sugar molecule is more useful than mammography and ultrasound in predicting a breast tumours response to chemotherapy and, therefore, the patients ultimate likelihood of survival. ...

Molecular profiling can accurately predict survival in colon cancer patients

Barcelona, Spain: Researchers in The Netherlands have developed a method of accurately predicting which patients with colon cancer are most likely to have their disease recur after surgery and who would, therefore, be likely to benefit from additional chemotherapy. Led by Professor Rob Tollenaa...

Esophageal Cancer Patients' Positive Responses to Chemotherapy Accurately Identified by PET

WASHINGTON, D.C. At the 54th Annual Meeting of SNM, the world's largest society for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals, German researchers stated that early metabolic imaging with positron emission tomography (PET), accurately identifies patients responding to chemotherapy for es...

Simple System Accurately Predicts Weight-loss Surgery Risk

A simple scoring system based on five medical factors accurately predicts which patients being considered for gastric bypass surgery would be at highest// risk of dying. The scoring system, which was first proposed last year by Duke University Medical Center surgeons, has been validated in a ...

Prematurity More Accurately Predicted by Advances in Proteomic Technology

Abnormal proteins in amniotic fluid that signal a higher risk of delivering prematurely are being detected with increasing accuracy// by Yale School of Medicine researchers who presented their work in two abstracts at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Conference February 8 in San Francisco. ...

MDCT Accurately Locates Bowel Perforation: Study

A new study shows that Multidetector CT (MDCT) without the use of contrast media can show the precise site of a bowel perforation.// This helps in avoiding the need for surgeons to do exploratory surgery of the patient's gastrointestinal tract to locate the problem. In the past, the best wa...

Automated Technique Accurately Measures Platelet Counts in "Platelet Gel" Products

A special blood concentrate known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can promote healing in a wide range of medical and surgical situations, // but research has been limited by the lack of a universally accepted approach to measuring the platelet concentrations contained in PRP. A study in the September...

High Resolution CT Accurately Diagnoses Shin Splints

High resolution CT can accurately show medial tibial stress syndrome, better known as shin splints, in distance runners according, to a study conducted// at the University of Messina in Messina, Italy. According to the study, medial tibial stress syndrome is one of many overuse lower leg inju...

Bipolar Disorder Not Being Accurately Diagnosed By Doctors In UK

The British government's drug watchdog has warned yesterday that the doctors are failing to recognise manic depression, which is also known// as bipolar disorder in spite of it being one of the most common mental illness. It has been reported that patients are waiting on an average for eigh...

CT Scans Said to Accurately Detect Small Cancers

New research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America shows computed tomography scans may accurately detect small cancers and stones in the kidneys, bladders and urinary tracts of high-risk patients.// Multi Detector CT Urography ( MDCTU ) scans can be perfor...

Body Mass Index may Not Reflect Fat Accurately

The body mass index (BMI) may not reflect the accurate amount of fat in a human body, according// to new research. BMI was long considered as the standard for measuring the amount of fat in a person's body. It is defined as the individual's body weight divided by the square of their height. ...

MR Angiography Detects Blocked Arteries Accurately

According to a study in the February issue of Radiology, a novel type of contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance (MR) Angiography is highly accurate in identifying blockages// in the arteries that carry blood to the brain. "Contrast-enhanced MR Angiography provided highly accurate information a...

Can Men Gauge Biological Paternity Accurately

Paternity issue (if the man is the biological father of his child) has always been a topic of discussion, either as an idle gossip or as a detailed discussion by anthropologists. // A new study, by Kermyt G. Anderson (University of Oklahoma and the Centre for Applied Social Research) that would be ...

Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

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AMN Healthcare Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...planning purposes. Management uses adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the company's performance because it believes that adjusted EBITDA more accurately reflects the company's results, as it excludes certain items, in particular stock-based compensation charges that management believes ...

OBP Medical Inc. to Raise the Bar in Patient Care and Satisfaction

... Under Johnnies(TM): a cost effective, patient friendly, line of disposable underwear for hospitals. Skimpy, revealing, uncovered : all words accurately describing the hospital gowns used by healthcare facilities across the country and yet little is done to address this age-old problem. A patient's sen...

MedCath Corporation Reports Third Quarter Earnings

...are inherently subject to significant economic, regulatory and competitive uncertainties and contingencies that are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and are beyond our control including, but not limited to, enactment of changes in federal law that would limit physician hospital ownership. Actual re...

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of First Two Oncolytic Products: Fludarabine Phosphate for Injection, USP and Epirubicin Hydrochloride Injection

...and fludarabine products are each latex and preservative free, and bear Sagent's hallmark packaging, designed to help healthcare providers quickly and accurately identify the right product and dose." Fludarabine for injection, USP will be offered in 50 mg single-use vials. Epirubicin hydrochloride inject...

MORE (Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence) Awards Call for Entries is Now Open

...an, M.D., president of AAOS. "The MORE Awards were created to recognize the members of the media whose thoughtful, strategic and well-researched work accurately highlights orthopaedic-related issues and medical advancements." The MORE Awards will be presented on Friday, April 30, 2010 at the American Ac...

Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Operating Results

...or key components, and the need to comply with especially high standards for the manufacture of many of its products; the Company's ability to predict accurately the demand for its products, and products under development, and to develop strategies to address its markets successfully; the early stage of market ...

Census Bureau Releases Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage Estimates by County

...icts. The health insurance question was added to the 2008 American Community Survey to permit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to more accurately understand state and local health insurance needs. SAHIE is used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in support of its National B...

TGen-led team is 1 of 7 selected for $1 million skin-cancer grants

...ire genomes of patients from five of the largest melanoma families. "The identification of novel predisposition genes is a major first step towards accurately estimating individualized disease risk and ultimately implementing disease prevention and early-detection strategies for at-risk individuals. Further...

PET can help guide treatment decisions for a common pediatric cancer

... the disease. Neuroblastoma accounts for six to ten percent of all childhood cancers in the United States and 15 percent of cancer deaths in children. accurately identifying where in the body the disease is located and whether it is spreading is critical for choosing appropriate types of treatment, which can in...

Recently Released Data from the National Survey of Children's Health Reports That Autism Now Affects 1% of Children and is More Common Than Children's Cancer, Diabetes, and AIDS Combined.

...m oftentimes have underlying medical disorders that impair neurological, gastrointestinal, metabolic, and immune systems, that when these problems are accurately diagnosed and treated, the symptoms of autism often improve -- sometimes to the point that the child is no longer classified as autistic." In r...

Plainview Milk Products Cooperative Implements New Employee Boot Policy

... very important part of our long-standing reputation of making high-qualifty dairy products," added Moe. "We're proud of the way they have quickly and accurately adopted the new procedures." Testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of the Plainview ...
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