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2011-12-15 12:13:40

New potential avenues for early disease detection European PredictAD project, lead by Principal Scientist Jyrki Lötjönen from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, has developed a decision support tool for objective diagnostics of Alzheimer's disease. The tool compares measurements of a patient to measurements of other persons available in large databases and provides a simple index about the severity of the disease. The project has shown that the tool...

2011-12-15 11:23:21

Doctors use similar brain mechanisms to make diagnoses and to name objects, according to a study published in the Dec. 14 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE and led by Marcio Melo of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Doctors often make diagnoses within their first moments of interaction with a patient. To investigate the neural processes involved in this quick diagnostic process, the researchers used functional MRI scanning to assess the cerebral activity in doctors while they...

2011-11-02 14:00:00

Hylandâs Inc.'s new DEFEND Cold & Cough, DEFEND Cold & Cough Night and DEFEND Sinus offer multi-symptom relief from the symptoms of seasonal illness for adults in natural formulas that are non-drowsy and free from dyes, alcohol and sugar. Hylandâs new, 100 percent natural Baby Cough Syrup is specially formulated for infants 6 months and older, to relieve symptoms for a variety of coughs without drowsy or stimulant side effects. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB)...

2011-10-28 07:00:00

International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis recommends caution, counseling. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 With the 14 October 2011 release of a clinical validation study in the journal Genetics in Medicine, life sciences company Sequenom, Inc. launched a new non-invasive test for Down syndrome in the U.S., MaterniT21. Through massively parallel sequencing (MPS), a complex form of DNA sequencing, the test can detect a large proportion of Down syndrome-affected pregnancies....


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Electrocardiography
2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

Auscultation
2012-11-18 19:26:05

Auscultation performed by a physician during a physical exam can give the physician clues whether the body is performing as it should or help pinpoint problems that may be occurring. Immediate auscultation was a procedure used to assist the physician with diagnosis and dates back to possibly Ancient Egypt. This is where no instrument is used and the sounds are heard with the ear being placed upon the patient. History Ascultation is based on a Latin verb auscultare, which means to listen....

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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