@panama The algorithm converts an image into a set of numbers that is unique to that tumor. The large number of tumors that we analyzed allowed us to learn which features were most predictive of tumor behavior. We can now apply what we have learned to new colon cancers to predict how the tumor will behave
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RE: AI Tool May Improve Prediction of Colorectal Cancer Recurrence
RE: Novel Brain Stimulation a Game Changer for Severe Depression?
@rukmini-d Stanford neuromodulation therapy (SNT) — which was previously known as Stanford accelerated intelligent neuromodulation therapy (SAINT) — is a high-dose, resting-state, functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging–guided intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS) protocol. SNT advances repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration by targeting the magnetic pulses according to each patient's neurocircuitry and providing a greater number of pulses at a faster pace. The SNT protocol involves 5 consecutive days with a total of 10 iTBS sessions per day at 1800 pulses per session, with 50-minute intervals between sessions. TMS requires 6 weeks of once-daily sessions and has been only modestly effective in inducing remission, the authors note.
RE: Grief Tied to Death
@prachi The study included 99 participants who had lost their spouse no later than 14 weeks prior to assessment. Participants must have been married to their partner for at least 3 years before the loss. This was because bereaved individuals are considered "fully attached" at this point, according to literature concerning adult attachment. Assessments consisted of a questionnaire packet, which was completed at the research facility or in participants' homes. Demographic, clinical, and anthropometric information such as weight, height, and waist measurement were collected. Nonfasting blood samples were taken between 7:30 AM and 11:00 AM to control for diurnal variation.
Probiotic Supplementation Regulates Newborn Immune System
Supplementing breastfed infants with bifidobacteria promotes development of a well-regulated immune system, theoretically reducing risk of immune-mediated conditions like allergies and asthma, according to investigators. These findings support the importance of early gut colonization with beneficial microbes, an event that may affect the immune system throughout life, reported lead author Bethany M. Henrick, PhD, director of immunology and diagnostics at Evolve Biosystems, Davis, Calif., and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and colleagues.
RE: Weight Gain May Exacerbate Structural Damage in Knee OA
@sharbatanu Using data on nearly 3,000 individuals from the OAI, Joseph and collaborators classified people with OA into one of three groups: those with at least a 5% gain in weight, (n = 714), those with no (–3% to 3%) change in weight (n = 1,553), and those with at least a 5% loss in weight over a 4-year period. The results, which were published in Arthritis Care & Research, also revealed no differences in the rate of total hip or knee arthroplasties between the groups, and no differences between the weight gain and weight loss groups and controls in term of hip radiographic or symptomatic changes.
RE: ADHD Drug May Boost Cognitive Function in Menopause
@ritabhari Women will tell me they used to be able to do three or four different projects at the same time but now can only do one, or they will get a phone call and then forget what they had been doing before the call. So it's not that they cannot remember information they learned from high school or what they saw on TV last night; rather, it is difficulty keeping information readily available and usable. It's more a problem of focusing and executive functioning
Paving the Way for Machine Learning in Psychiatry!!
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated our integration of technology into our everyday lives — whether for personal or work use, there's probably not a day that goes by where you haven't found a way to integrate it to improve your quality of life. Technology has also made it possible to conduct appointments remotely through the telehealth network, or through remote administration of various tests and questionnaires. However, there are places where we can accelerate the use of technology, as well as machine learning, to improve diagnostic accuracy and treatment trajectory in psychiatry. Perhaps by shying away from the tried-and-true method of "trial and error," there may be an opportunity to shift our focus and invest in precision-based medicine.
RE: What are the possible causes of heart disease?
@aparajita Heart diseases include:
Blood vessel disease, such as coronary artery disease
Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias)
Heart defects you're born with (congenital heart defects)
Heart valve disease
Disease of the heart muscle
A buildup of fatty plaques in your arteries, or atherosclerosis can damage your blood vessels and heart. Plaque buildup causes narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke.
Serious heart defects that you're born with (congenital heart defects) usually are noticed soon after birth. Heart defect signs and symptoms in children could include:
Pale gray or blue skin color (cyanosis)
Swelling in the legs, abdomen or areas around the eyes
In an infant, shortness of breath during feedings, leading to poor weight gain