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Articles on Medicine, the science of diagnosing, treating and preventing disease. Please note that the material submitted to this section will be very closely monitored, please do not post online diagnosis.

Medicine and Diagnosis Articles

Types of Transplants
A short article about transplants

Date: 28 Mar 2009, Rating: 3.06

Multidetector CT: Non-Invasive Alternative to Bronchoscopy in Patients with Airway Stent Complications
Multidetector CT scans are highly accurate in detecting airway stent complications according to a recent study performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

Date: 11 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated

Silver nanoparticles show ???immense potential??? in prevention of blood clots
Scientists are reporting discovery of a potential new alternative to aspirin, ReoPro, and other anti-platelet agents used widely to prevent blood clots in coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke.

Date: 10 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Oh rats! New wireless sensor first for instant monitoring of brain oxygen
Scientists in Italy and Ireland are reporting development of the first wireless sensor that gives second-by-second readings of oxygen levels in the brain.

Date: 10 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Phytosomes: A Short Review
This article reviews the current status of phytosomal research and its potential application in hepatoprotective and antihepatotoxic activity.

Date: 10 Apr 2008, Rating: 3.87, 7 pages

Noninvasive Test Accurately Identifies Benign vs. Malignant Pelvic Lymph Nodes in Women with Gynecologic Malignancies
Diffusion weighted MR can accurately identify benign from malignant pelvic lymph nodes in patients with gynecologic malignancy

Date: 15 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Long-forgotten research may yield new malaria treatments
An unlikely friendship between a 94-year-old retired scientist and a biochemist at Rutgers University has lead to the revival of a World War II-era research program to develop new drugs against malaria

Date: 26 May 2009, Rating: not rated

MRI: Imaging Technique of Choice to Exam Pregnant Patients with Possible Appendicitis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) gives physicians a safe and accurate tool for the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant patients without the increased risks of radiation to the patient and fetus

Date: 15 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Computer Based Model Helps Radiologists Diagnose Breast Cancer
Radiologists have developed a computer based model that aids them in discriminating between benign and malignant breast lesions

Date: 28 May 2009, Rating: 4.00

Smokers might benefit from earlier colon cancer screening
Research also links secondhand smoke exposure, younger age at diagnosis

Date: 20 Jul 2009, Rating: 4.00

New Computer Algorithm Helps Physicians Determine and Monitor Breast Density: Increased Breast Density is a Strong Predictor of Overall Breast Cancer Risk
A new computerized assessment has been developed that can help physicians objectively assess a patient???s breast density and monitor it over time to detect any alarming changes that may suggest cancer

Date: 15 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Yale test detects early stage ovarian cancer with 99 percent accuracy
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have developed a blood test with enough sensitivity and specificity to detect early stage ovarian cancer with 99 percent accuracy.

Date: 20 Jul 2009, Rating: 5.00

Early-Stage Lung Cancer Identified Using Computer-Aided System Dramatically Increases One???s Chance for Survival
A computer-aided detection (CAD) method may help radiologists identify cancerous lung nodules at an early stage, according to a study performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

Date: 27 May 2009, Rating: not rated

Doctors will soon be able to feel organs via a display screen
With the aid of computerized image analysis, it may be possible in the future for radiologists to feel images with the help of a three-dimensional mouse.

Date: 20 Jul 2009, Rating: 1.50

Radiation Dose Can Be Reduced For ???Triple Rule-Out??? Coronary CT Angiography
Physicians can dramatically reduce the radiation dose delivered to patients undergoing coronary CT angiography in a ???triple rule-out??? protocol by simply using tube current modulation

Date: 15 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Evolution and medicine: the long reach of "Dr. Darwin"
Our aim in this review is to make clear first of all, how evolutionary theory is relevant to medicine; and secondly, how the biomedical sciences have enriched our understanding of evolutionary processes.

Date: 21 Jul 2009, Rating: 3.00, 8 pages

MR Spectroscopy May Help Patients Avoid Invasive Procedures and Treatments for Recurrent Brain Lesions
A clinical decision model which uses MR spectroscopy to help physicians differentiate between recurrent tumors and changes in the brain tissue due to radiation treatments, may help patients avoid invasive procedures and treatments

Date: 8 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated

Research may unlock mystery of autism's origin in the brain
In the first study of its kind, researchers have discovered that in autistic individuals, connections between brain cells may be deficient within single regions, and not just between regions, as was previously believed.

Date: 20 Jul 2009, Rating: 3.33

Researchers Develop New and Efficient Breast Biopsy Technique
Researchers have developed a new breast biopsy technique that could lead to decreased procedure times and reduced patient discomfort and morbidity

Date: 14 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

A potential new imaging agent for early diagnosis of most serious skin cancer
Scientists in Australia are reporting development and testing in laboratory animals of a potential new material for diagnosing malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.

Date: 15 Oct 2009, Rating: 2.00