News related to Ablavar (Gadofosveset) and/or conditions it is approved for
BGI Diagnostics publishes world's largest study tracking the clinical performance of NIPT in nearly 150,000 pregnancies
Source: Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today [2015.01.29]
Researchers from BGI Diagnostics have published a study tracking the clinical performance of the company's whole genome sequencing-based non-invasive prenatal test, NIFTY.
Initial diagnostic test in ED for chest pain did not affect low rate of heart attack
Source: Cardiovascular / Cardiology News From Medical News Today [2015.01.28]
Patients seen in the emergency department (ED) for chest pain who did not have a heart attack appeared to be at low risk of experiencing a heart attack during short- and longer-term follow-up and...
Sepsis diagnostic quickly IDs most lethal form of sepsis
Source: Blood / Hematology News From Medical News Today [2015.01.15]
T2 Biosystems, a company developing innovative diagnostic products to improve patient health, today announced that results from its pivotal trial evaluating its lead products, the T2Candida Panel...
New diagnostic test for bowel diseases
Source: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2014.03.31]
A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers in the UK.
Quest in Broad Deal With CDC for Hepatitis Analysis
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2015.01.28]
Laboratory testing company Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Tuesday it had signed a $520,000 agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify trends in screening, diagnosis and treatment of four strains of viral hepatitis.
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New mouse model finds two genes behind most severe form of ovarian cancer
Source: Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today [2015.01.28]
Not all mouse models of ovarian cancer give a true picture of the human disease. Now, a new model of the most severe form may open routes to better treatments and diagnostics.
Heart attack diagnoses 'could be doubled' by gender-specific tests
Source: Cardiovascular / Cardiology News From Medical News Today [2015.01.22]
Researchers find that using a new high-sensitivity blood test with gender-specific diagnostic thresholds could improve the rate of heart attack diagnosis among women.
VolitionRX begins first ovarian cancer detection study to evaluate blood-based test
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2015.01.22]
VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer types and other conditions, has announced it has signed an agreement to...
Study finds 3D mammography could save $550 million a year
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.01.16]
Patients who receive breast tomosynthesis for their annual breast cancer screening experienced fewer recalls, fewer diagnostic procedures, earlier detection, and required less costly treatment than...
Research unlocks revolutionary new procedure for epilepsy diagnosis
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.12.16]
Pioneering new research by the University of Exeter could revolutionise global diagnostic procedures for one of the most common forms of epilepsy.
FDA approves first test to confirm the presence of Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-I/II antibodies
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2014.12.15]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved MP Diagnostics HTLV Blot 2.4, the first FDA-licensed supplemental test for Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-I/II (HTLV-I/II).
Timing of test, surgery, insurance examined in sleep-disordered-breathing cases
Source: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance News From Medical News Today [2014.12.11]
Children with public insurance waited longer after initial evaluation for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) to undergo polysomnography (PSG, the gold standard diagnostic test) and also waited longer...
Cooling techniques developed, with the help of songbirds, to safely map the human brain
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2014.11.20]
A new diagnostic technique -- resulting from monitoring thousands of courtship calls from songbirds -- can be used to safely map the human brain during complex neurosurgery, according to research...
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.