News tagged with clinical tests
Researchers in the United States have shown, for the first time, that it is possible to screen cancer patients for a broad range of cancer-causing genetic mutations as part of normal clinical practice. By identifying patients' ...
Cancer Nov 09, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new strategy that takes advantage of ovarian cancer's reliance on folate appears to give relapse patients extra months of life with few side effects, researchers say.
Cancer Oct 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), an important diagnostic test, has traditionally been off limits to more than 2 million people in the United States who have an implanted pacemaker to regulate heart rhythms or an implanted ...
Cardiology Oct 03, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
A genomic study of chronic blood cancer - a precursor to leukaemia - has discovered gene mutations that could enable diagnosis using only a blood test, avoiding the need for an invasive and painful bone marrow biopsy.
Cancer Sep 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a ground-breaking technique that uses a urine test to help to diagnose adrenal cancer.
Cancer Sep 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Professor Bill Keevil, Head of the Microbiology Group and Director of the Environmental Healthcare Unit at the University of Southampton, has presented research into the mechanism by which copper exerts its ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
New research proves that a change in a particular gene can identify which patients with a specific kind of brain cancer will respond better to treatment. Testing for the gene can distinguish patients with a more- or less-aggressive ...
Cancer May 31, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
The gold standard long-term glucose monitoring test for patients with diabetes proved to be of limited value in dialysis patients, according to a new study at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 31, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new genomics study, led by the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, sets the stage for the first predictive diagnostic test in a serious immunodeficiency disease in children. If the disorder, ...
Genetics May 11, 2011 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Children with obstructive sleep apnea who had a common surgery to remove their tonsils and adenoids showed notable improvements in behavior, quality of life and other symptoms compared to those treated with "watchful waiting" ...
Sleep apnea May 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A clinical trial has shown that patients, and their physicians, are eager to jump into next-era cancer care—analysis of an individual's tumor to find and target genetic mutations that drive the cancer. Results of the study, ...
Cancer May 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A world-first completed clinical study by an Australian team has found Kava, a medicinal South Pacific plant, significantly reduced the symptoms of people suffering anxiety.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—Prostate cancer ranks as the most common internal malignancy diagnosed in men in the United States, but often does not require extensive treatment.
Cancer May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Beth Meyerson, health policy expert at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, said the new screening guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force represent an important shift ...
HIV & AIDS May 02, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Extracts of saw palmetto berry used at doses of up to 960 mg daily appear to be safe over an 18-month period, according to a study published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0