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Electronic Health Records Accurately Identify Patients Likely To Have CKD

A tool that used data from electronic health records accurately diagnosed chronic kidney disease; in patients treated at five diverse health care organizations, according to a published study. “A major barrier to appropriate CKD management; delayed identification of individuals with the disease,” Jenna M. Norton, of the National Kidney Disease Education Program at the NIH in…

Reading

Map Of The Brain Can Tell What You Are Reading

Too busy or lazy to read Melville’s Moby Dick or Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina? That’s OK. Whether you read the classics, or listen to them instead, the same cognitive; and emotional parts of the brain are likely to be stimulated. And now, there is a map to prove it. Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley,…

Hematology

Blood Pressure Outside Of Clinic Better Predict Outcomes

The researches find that higher daytime and nighttime systolic blood pressure (SBP) is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and all-cause mortality independent of blood pressure (BP) levels measured in the clinic, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in JAMA Cardiology. Yuichiro Yano, M.D., Ph.D., from Duke University in…

Diabetic Retinopathy

Deep Learning Model Detects Diabetic Retinopathy Accurately

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common microvascular complication in diabetes; for the screening of which the retinal imaging is the most widely used method due to its high sensitivity in detecting retinopathy. The evaluation of the severity and degree of retinopathy associated with a person having diabetes; currently performed by medical experts based on the…

Radio therapy

Ultrasound Images Make Diagnosing Health Problems Possible

The researches find that the A University of Alberta spinoff company is hoping its new technology to analyze ultrasound images will make diagnosing health problems possible even from remote locations. “My vision is for a 21st-century stethoscope; a tool where you can look inside the body and use artificial intelligence to help people who are…

Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Not Beneficial In Nursing Home

Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Not Beneficial In Nursing Home

Long-term nursing home residents with hypertension do not experience significant benefits from more intensive antihypertensive treatment, according to a study published online July 22 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Kenneth S. Boockvar, M.D., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues examined the number of first-line…

general surgery

Gender Affirmation Surgical Therapies Encountered In Diagnostic Imaging

The researches find that the An ahead-of-print article published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) provides a much needed overview of gender affirmation surgical therapies encountered in diagnostic imaging, defining normal postsurgical anatomy and describing select complications using a multidisciplinary, multimodality approach. Therefore With gender incongruence now categorized as a…

Mass Shootings Are Causing Stress And Behavioral Changes

Mass Shootings Are Causing Stress And Behavioral Changes

It is no surprise that Tiffany Burris was distraught Wednesday. Her 3-year-old son, Tyaan, was among those confined to the Precious Babies day care center in North Philadelphia for hours while a gunman was locked in a standoff with police nearby. “They couldn’t stop crying and shaking,” she said. “Bullets have no name on them.”…

Radiation therapy

Radiation Therapy May Have Role In Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer

Radiation therapy (RT) can be effective for managing patients with oligometastatic prostate cancer (OPCa); according to investigators at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. A team led by Phuoc T. Tran, MD, PhD, based that conclusion on a study of 156 men with OPCa (median age 65.5 years) who underwent stereotactic ablative radiation…

Novel Biomarkers Within Bodily Fluids Signaling The Presence Of Tumour

Novel Biomarkers Within Bodily Fluids Signaling The Presence Of Tumor

The study determining that the aggressive brain tumor; that could be diagnosing with simple blood test in future. By this the study towards developing a blood test; to diagnose the most aggressive type of brain tumour, known as glioblastoma. There by identifying novel biomarkers within bodily fluids; which signal the presence of the tumour. But…

overdose

Distribution Of The Opioid Reversal Drug For Overdose

The researchers examined the cost-effectiveness of increased distribution; of naloxone to laypeople likely to witness or experience overdose; police and firefighters, and emergency medical services. “Before this, there hadn’t been research on the cost-effectiveness of equipping first responder groups with naloxone; and how that compares to equipping laypeople,” said Tarlise (Tarlie) Townsend; a doctoral candidate…

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Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer With MRI Plus

The researches find that the Prebiopsy multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging mpMRI combined with targeted biopsy is associated with improved detection of clinically significant prostate cancer compared with transrectal ultrasonography-guided systemic biopsy alone, a systematic review and meta-analysis reveals. “Prostate cancers usually diagnosed by taking 10 to 14 systematic samples from the prostate guided by ultrasound,”…