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Medicine and Diagnosis Articles

MRI Can Eliminate Unnecessary Surgery for Children with Suspected Musculoskeletal Infections
Pre-treatment MRI can eliminate unnecessary diagnostic or surgical procedures for children with suspected musculoskeletal infections

Date: 17 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated

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 ...

Date: 11 Nov 2008, Rating: 1.00

New Model Developed to Estimate Radiation Skin Doses during CT Guided Interventional Procedures
New Model Developed to Estimate Radiation Skin Doses during CT Guided Interventional Procedures

Date: 11 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated

High intensity light reduces facial wrinkles
Researchers in Germany are describing a potential alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery for easing facial wrinkles.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 4.00

CT Scans Change Treatment Plans in More Than a Quarter of ER Patients with Suspected Appendicitis
CT scans change the initial treatment plans of emergency physicians in over ¼ of patients with suspected appendicitis

Date: 16 Oct 2008, Rating: 1.00

Daytime light exposure dynamically enhances brain responses
Exposure to light is known to enhance both alertness and performance in humans, but little is understood regarding the neurological basis for these effects

Date: 21 Feb 2008, Rating: 5.00

Reflection makes Skin Cancer Diagnosis easier
A new way of detecting skin cancers using light reflected from pigmented skin lesions is described

Date: 21 Feb 2008, Rating: 1.00

Lighting up the human brain at night
Most people are aware that light affects human behaviour and can be used to treat disorders such as Seasonal Affective Disorder

Date: 21 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Bright light therapy eases bipolar depression for some
Bright light therapy can ease bipolar depression in some patients

Date: 21 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Scientists using laser light to detect potential diseases via breath samples, says new study
By blasting a person's breath with laser light, scientists have shown that they can detect molecules that may be markers for diseases like asthma or cancer.

Date: 21 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Laser light may be able to detect diseases on the breath
New technique could help doctors screen for asthma and cancer

Date: 21 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Research could lead to new treatments for blindness
Scientists have discovered how to make cells sensitive to light in what may lead to a new approach to treating certain forms of blindness.

Date: 21 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Efficacy of low level laser therapy on neurosensory recovery after injury to the inferior alveolar nerve
This paper reports the effects of low level laser therapy in 4 patients with longstanding sensory nerve impairment following mandibular third molar surgery.

Date: 17 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.00, 7 pages

Photodynamic therapy and tumor imaging of hypericin-treated squamous cell carcinoma
In this preclinical study, hypericin was tested for 514–593 nm dye laser PDT of human SCC cells in vitro and for KTP532 surgical laser targeting of SCC tumors in mice.

Date: 17 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Photochemistry and photobiology of actinic erythema: defensive and reparative cutaneous mechanisms
A review of the basic aspects of the action of UVR on the skin

Date: 16 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00, 9 pages

Exposure to sunlight could reduce asthma
Perth medical research team sheds new light on chronic health condition

Date: 14 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Firefly Light Helps Destroy Cancer Cells
Could the gentle firefly turn out to be a potent weapon against cancer?

Date: 14 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00

Light activated anticancer drug targeted to DNA using cisplatin like sub-units
One of the most effective chemotherapy drugs against cancer is cisplatin because it attaches to cancer DNA and disrupts repair.

Date: 14 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Reflection makes Skin Cancer Diagnosis easier
Scientists from the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust studied the spectra of light reflected from skin lesions.

Date: 14 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Oregano Oil May Protect Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Georgetown Researcher Finds
Oil from the common herb oregano may be an effective treatment against dangerous, and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria, a Georgetown researcher has found.

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.67