Cancer screening – what you should know

submitted by: mdanderson
Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cancer-screening-what-you/id43184821... The standard screenings for cancer are for breast, cervical, prostate and colon. For those in a high-risk category, lung, ovarian and liver cancer screenings may be recommended. Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of Cancer Prevention at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses MD Anderson’s cancer screening recommendations and explains the conflicting cancer screening reports.

Applying quality assurance in real-time to compliant long-term periodontal maintenance patients utilizing cost effectiveness and cost utility

submitted by: fardal
Background: Little work has been done on quality control of periodontal therapy Materials/methods: A quality control model was applied to 80 patients (50 females, 30 males) with an average age of 64.3 years (SD. 8.83, range 45-91) and with 21.6 (SD. 2.65, range 16-26) maintenance years. The main elements were patients’ expectations, objective and patient based outcomes, financial- and human costs and treatment deviations. Results: The patients’ main expectations and reasons for seeking...
Authors: Øystein Fardal

BMI and all-cause mortality in older adults: a meta-analysis

submitted by: winterj
Background: Whether the association between body mass index (BMI) and all-cause mortality for older adults is the same as for younger adults is unclear. Objective: The objective was to determine the association between BMI and all-cause mortality risk in adults ?65 y of age. Design: A 2 stage random-effects meta-analysis was performed of studies published from 1990 to 2013 that reported the RRs of all-cause mortality for community-based adults aged ?65 y. Results: Thirty-two studies met...
Authors: Jane Winter, Robert MacInnis, Naiyana Wattanapenpaiboon, Caryl Nowson

Scott Hickey at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Scott Hickey, UC Berkeley, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

April 18, 2014: iDASH External Webinar; Razvan Bunescu

submitted by: ucsd_idash
Blood Glucose Level Prediction using Physiological Models and Support Vector Regression Razvan Bunescu Ohio University, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Abstract: Patients with diabetes must continually monitor their blood glucose levels and adjust insulin doses, striving to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. Blood glucose levels that deviate from the normal range can lead to serious short-term and long-term complications. An automatic...

Leipzig Loop Mitral Valve Repair

submitted by: mcgheek
This surgical video illustrates a minimally invasive approach to mitral valve repair--the Leipzig Loop technique. For more information, see http://www.muschealth.com/pn/yir/clinical-innovation/hvc/cords/ Voiceover narration is provided by Mario Castillo-Sang, M.D., a cardiothoracice surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina who specializes in minimally invasive mitral valve repair.