Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 6 Issue 324 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 19-Nov-2004 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 20-Nov-2004
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Ovarian cancer does have early warning signs: Urinary incontinence and abdominal pain are key symptoms
Results from an Olmsted Medical Center and Mayo Clinic study analyzing symptoms recorded in the medical records of ovarian cancer patients suggest ovarian cancer, long considered asymptomatic until late-stage cancer develops, does in fact have early symptoms, including urinary incontinence and abdominal pain.  more

Gene expression profiling aids in ovarian cancer prognosis
The identification of a gene expression profile using microarray technology may help clinicians better determine the prognosis of patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer and may eventually help provide targeted therapies for this hard-to-treat disease.  more

Pain relief could be easy with a simple injection
A recent study, published in the journal Pain Practice, identified situations in which injections of local anesthetic would be the best treatment for pain and reduce unnecessary risk and procedural costs. more


Diamonds are a urologist's best friend
In disorders of the urinary tract indwelling catheters in the lower urinary tract help patients to discharge their urine. However, sometimes the thin tubes are coated after as little as a few days with an infectious crust of bacteria and crystals, with unpleasant consequences: one third of all infections which patients contract in hospitals originate as the result of catheterisation of the lower urinary tract.  more

Acupuncture better than drugs alone for osteoarthritis of the knee
Acupuncture, as a complementary therapy to drug treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, is more effective than drug treatment alone, find researchers from Spain in this week's BMJ. more

Antipsychotic drugs stop fatal viral infection in brain cells
Generic antipsychotic drugs can protect brain cells from a virus that causes a fatal nervous system disorder, according to research conducted at Brown University and Case Western Reserve University.  more

Statement by Andrea Morgan, Associate Deputy Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture on an inconclusive BSE test result
Early morning 18 November, USDA was notified that an inconclusive BSE test result was received on a rapid screening test used as part of an enhanced BSE surveillance program.  more

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