IQWiG assesses potential of MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy for uterine fibroids
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  March 27, 2017  
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 IQWiG assesses potential of MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy for uterine fibroidsIQWiG assesses potential of MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy for uterine fibroids
 
For the first time since the corresponding law became effective in 2012, the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care has published an assessment of the potential of a new treatment method according to §137e of Social Code Book V.
 
 
 MRI brain scans may help clinicians decide between CBT and drug treatment for depressionMRI brain scans may help clinicians decide between CBT and drug treatment for depression
 
Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help individual patients recover from depression.
 
   New clinical approach offers hope for patients with aggressive brain cancerNew clinical approach offers hope for patients with aggressive brain cancer
 
Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others such as glioblastomas - the most common and aggressive brain tumors - are known to recur and progress within short times from the diagnosis.
 
   Virtual environment education decreases anxiety before prostate cancer treatmentVirtual environment education decreases anxiety before prostate cancer treatment
 
Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team from Jefferson College of Health Professions and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University conducted a pilot study to see if a virtual environment education program could reduce some of the anxiety their patients face.
 
   New recommendations aim to guide doctors and patients about testing, treatment optionsNew recommendations aim to guide doctors and patients about testing, treatment options
 
Surgical options for people with medical conditions including obesity, and the risks of operating on the elderly, feature among 10 new recommendations released today under the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative.
 
 Advances in SiPM for medical imaging
 
Advances in SiPM for medical imagingThe silicon photomultiplier, or SiPM, is a solid state detector representing the next generation of photon counting detector that can be used in medical imaging.
 
 
 Researchers develop novel genetic score to calculate age-specific risk of Alzheimer's disease
 
Researchers develop novel genetic score to calculate age-specific risk of Alzheimer's diseaseAn international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco, has developed a novel genetic score that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), based upon genetic information.
 
 
 New study shows how the brain looks at the world in 3D
 
New study shows how the brain looks at the world in 3DWe live in a three-dimensional world, but everything we see is first recorded on our retinas in only two dimensions.
 
 
 Female Sterilization
 
Female SterilizationFemale sterilization is a widespread means of permanent contraception for women. There are different methods to achieve this, but the woman should always receive careful counseling to ensure she understands and is willing to accept the non-reversible nature of the procedure. It is 99% effective, and may be performed post-partum, along with a Cesarean section, or when the woman is non-pregnant (termed interval sterilization).
 
 
 Optical imaging tool could help track the brain's circulatory response to acute pain in adults, infants
 
Optical imaging tool could help track the brain's circulatory response to acute pain in adults, infantsFunctional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), an optical imaging tool for monitoring of regional blood flow and tissue oxygenation, is being explored as a way to track the brain's response to acute pain in adults and infants.
 
 
 Research findings could help understand how Parkinson's develops on molecular level
 
Research findings could help understand how Parkinson's develops on molecular levelIn a complex series of experiments they examined what the effects were of changing a single amino acid in the protein.