News related to Ablavar (Gadofosveset) and/or conditions it is approved for
ESC: Diagnostic Testing in the Spotlight
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular [2015.08.27]
(MedPage Today) -- HS-troponin I and CT-based fractional flow reserve among top trials expected
New Coalition to Tackle Diagnostic Errors in Medicine
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines [2015.08.26]
The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis will shine a light on diagnostic errors in medicine and find ways to curb the problem, organizers say.
Medscape Medical News
Biocept launches its first liquid biopsy diagnostic test for colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.25]
New test uses patient's blood sample to detect KRAS, predictive biomarker for solid tumor cancersBiocept, Inc.
New diagnostic tools for dehydration severity in children
Source: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology News From Medical News Today [2015.08.21]
System may improve intake of cholera, diarrhea casesDehydration from diarrhea, either from viral infection or cholera, accounts for 10 percent of all child deaths worldwide.
Novel diagnostic tool for ethnically diverse non-small-cell lung cancer patients
Source: Lung Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.17]
A new serum miRNA panel could lead to accurately and early diagnosing NSCLC in ethnically diverse patientsEarly-stage Non-small-cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is asymptomatic and difficult to detect...
Diagnostic imaging can rule out coronary artery disease in patients with atypical chest pain
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2015.08.13]
Non-invasive diagnostic imaging can rule out coronary artery disease (CAD) in about 50% of women with atypical chest pain who are at relatively low risk for CAD, while exposing them to only a modest...
Delay in treatment, missed diagnostic testing found among lung cancer patients
Source: Lung Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.06]
Study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery examines how long it takes to begin care and what steps are taken to determine appropriate treatmentPatients undergoing surgery for lung cancer...
Study identifies delays in lung cancer treatment due to missed diagnostic testing
Source: Lung Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.31]
Many patients with suspected lung cancer are missing diagnostic tests, which is leading to delays in treatment for the condition, according to new research.
Flexible future of point-of-care disease diagnostic
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.07.29]
The world-wide deployment of biomedical devices for health monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and environmental sensing is hampered by their high cost that is not readily affordable for e.g.
University of Houston researchers identify less-invasive method for kidney diagnostics
Source: Lupus News From Medical News Today [2015.06.01]
Optical probe would allow diagnosis without kidney biopsy, reducing complicationsUniversity of Houston researchers have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on...
How Common Is CIDP Misdiagnosis?
Source: Medscape NeurologyHeadlines [2015.08.28]
Dr Barclay reviews the results of a study exploring the diagnostic pitfalls of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
Health workers wasting expensive malaria drugs in Nigeria
Source: Primary Care / General Practice News From Medical News Today [2015.08.27]
Training to use malaria tests does not lead to appropriate treatment, research showsHealth providers trained to perform malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) are still prescribing valuable malaria...
HEART Score vs Clinical Gestalt for Diagnosing ACS in the ED
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines [2015.08.24]
A new study assesses the diagnostic value of the HEART score compared with clinical judgement for ACS in patients with undifferentiated chest pain.
Emergency Medicine Journal
Research advances potential for test and vaccine for genital and oral herpes
Source: HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today [2015.08.12]
Findings from a pair of new studies could speed up the development of a universally accurate diagnostic test for human herpes simplex viruses (HSV), according to researchers at Johns Hopkins and...
Testing for malaria reduces overprescription by more than 70 percent
Source: Tropical Diseases News From Medical News Today [2015.07.23]
Introducing rapid diagnostic tests in Ugandan drug shops improves treatment of malaria patientsUsing malaria rapid diagnostic tests in registered drug shops in a highly endemic region in Uganda...
Scientists' first major advancement in cystic fibrosis lung infection detection in 50 years set to transform thousands of lives
Source: Cystic Fibrosis News From Medical News Today [2015.07.21]
Cardiff University scientists have developed a new diagnostic approach offering an unprecedented rapid and accurate diagnosis of lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis - a disease...
CSU labs authorized to test for horse virus as first cases of 2015 emerge
Source: Veterinary News From Medical News Today [2015.07.10]
The state's first vesicular stomatitis cases of 2015 have been detected in horses, and Colorado State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories have gained special certification to test for...
Potential cause of preeclampsia may share links with disorders such as Alzheimer's
Source: CJD / vCJD / Mad Cow Disease News From Medical News Today [2014.07.19]
New research has identified a potential cause of and a better diagnostic method for preeclampsia, one of the most deadly and poorly understood pregnancy-related conditions in the world.