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Vinegar Test Cervical Cancer Screening
2013-06-03 14:54:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In more affluent countries, Pap smear tests have been credited with an 80 percent reduction in deaths from cervical cancer. However, costs and cultural norms have prevented India from conducting widespread testing, resulting in cervical cancer being the leading cancer-related cause of death among the country´s women. In a new study, a test using simple vinegar was found to have a rate of accuracy comparable to that of Pap smears,...

Faster Disease Diagnosis With New Single Virus Detection Techniques
2013-05-30 15:36:09

The Optical Society To test the severity of a viral infection, clinicians try to gauge how many viruses are packed into a certain volume of blood or other bodily fluid. This measurement, called viral load, helps doctors diagnose or monitor chronic viral diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. However, the standard methods used for these tests are only able to estimate the number of viruses in a given volume of fluid. Now two independent teams have developed new optics-based methods for...

Genetic Testing Pilot Program To Begin In The UK
2013-05-21 05:15:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a public-private collaboration, a UK-based charitable foundation has announced a pilot program to genetically test patients for breast and ovarian cancer. “Recent advances in methods for reading the genetic code, known as sequencing, mean that looking for gene mutations is now faster and more affordable than ever before,” according to a statement from the Wellcome Trust. “There is now an opportunity to...

2013-05-20 11:15:26

Studies presented at DDW® 2013 also highlight patient risks There are significant cost and risk factors associated with two procedures commonly used to diagnose or treat gastrointestinal problems, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). A study by New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill-Cornell Medical College suggests that more objective testing may substantially reduce the cost and risk of managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Although...


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Endoluminal Capsule Monitoring
2013-03-04 16:02:35

Endoluminal capsule monitoring is categorized as a non-invasive medical procedure used in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system. Procedure Once the need is identified to monitor the gastrointestinal system and the patient has a working system, they will ingest a water-tight capsule that contains a miniaturized wireless radio transmitter. Once it is ingested, it sends signals to a radio receiver. The data is then processed and presented...

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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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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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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