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Retinal Patients: Detecting Vision Loss Quickly

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[29/10/2007] Scientists have discovered a simple and inexpensive way for patients with retinal and other eye disease to keep track of changes in their vision loss. For this new method they used the twinkle after-effect.Retinal Patients: Detecting Vision Loss Quickly - Read more

Peritoneal Dialysis: Important Infection Marker Found

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[19/10/2007] Thanks to a new discovery patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis may soon be able to worry less about the risks of infection and lessen their hospital stays.Peritoneal Dialysis: Important Infection Marker Found - Read more

Endoscopy: Anaesthetic Lollipops Reduce Sedation Need

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[17/10/2007] Administering an anaesthetic lollipop to patients before an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy procedure eliminates the need for sedation in the majority of cases. Endoscopy: Anaesthetic Lollipops Reduce Sedation Need - Read more

Eye Scan: Tracking Multiple Sclerosis

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[16/10/2007] A five-minute eye exam might prove to be an inexpensive and effective way to gauge and track multiple sclerosis. Eye Scan: Tracking Multiple Sclerosis - Read more

Pulmonary Embolism: Nuclear Medicine Can Be First Choice

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[15/09/2007] Young women at risk of having a pulmonary embolism should first undergo a ventilation/perfusion lung scan (V/Q scan) rather than a CT angiogram, conclude researchers.Pulmonary Embolism: Nuclear Medicine Can Be First Choice - Read more

Norwalk Virus: Challenging and Costly to Hospitals

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[31/08/2007] A three-month outbreak of the highly infectious Norwalk virus at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2004 has cost the hospital more than $650,000 for such things as extra cleaning supplies and staff sick leave. Norwalk Virus: Challenging and Costly to Hospitals - Read more

MEG: Non-invasive Diagnostic Tool for Brain Diseases

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[24/08/2007] A new non-invasive method using an imaging technique and a point of light was able to diagnose five different brain diseases, among them schizophrenia and Alzheimer´s. MEG: Non-invasive Diagnostic Tool for Brain Diseases - Read more

MRI: Potential to Bypass Some Invasive Diagnostic Tests

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[24/08/2007] A chemical compound which contains fluorine could help to identify the extent of progression of diseases such as cancer in the future. A magnetic resonance imaging scan might then be able to replace a biopsy.MRI: Potential to Bypass Some Invasive Diagnostic Tests - Read more

Prosthetics: New Test for Detecting Infection

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[21/08/2007] A new, accurate diagnostic test samples bacteria that adhere to the prosthetic surface to detect infection of prosthetic joints. Prosthetics: New Test for Detecting Infection - Read more

Breast: MRI For Diagnosis Could Help Prevent Cancer

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[16/08/2007] Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose breast cancer in its intraductal stage could help prevent the development of invasive cancer.Breast: MRI For Diagnosis Could Help Prevent Cancer - Read more

 
 

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