News related to Ablavar (Gadofosveset) and/or conditions it is approved for
The Biology of Borderline (and a Diagnostic Tip)
Source: Medscape NeurologyHeadlines [2015.03.23]
Dr Derick Vergne on the challenges of diagnosing borderline personality disorder and some of the unique factors that contribute to its pathophysiology.
Study examines diagnostic accuracy of pathologists interpreting breast biopsies
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.03.20]
In a study in which pathologists provided diagnostic interpretation of breast biopsy slides, overall agreement between the individual pathologists' interpretations and that of an expert consensus...
Comparing the diagnostic criteria for the DSM-5 and ICD-10
Source: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today [2015.03.19]
Both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5), and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Edition (ICD-10)...
ACC: CT No Better Than Stress Test as Chest Pain Diagnostic (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2015.03.14]
(MedPage Today) -- No difference in outcomes but more radiation with CT angiography.
Cochrane Review of effectiveness of point of care diagnostics for schistosomiasis
Source: Tropical Diseases News From Medical News Today [2015.03.13]
Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Disease Group, hosted at LSTM, have conducted an independent review to assess how well point of care tests detect Schistosoma infections in people living in...
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.
White House Releases Action Plan on Antibiotic Resistance
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines [2015.03.27]
The call to action sets 5-year goals to help ensure appropriate use and encourage development of new diagnostics and therapies.
Medscape Medical News
New technique paints tissue samples with light
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.03.27]
One infrared scan can give pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells, enabling fast and broad diagnostic assessments, thanks to an imaging technique developed...
Singapore identifies mutations that may enable earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer recurrence
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.03.27]
The findings will be used to develop diagnostic kits for individual patients with colorectal cancer to detect future liver metastasisA multi-disciplinary team of doctors and scientists from...
Study demonstrates new noninvasive gene expression profile test predicts melanoma risk more accurately than AJCC online predictor tool
Source: Dermatology News From Medical News Today [2015.03.25]
Castle Biosciences, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics to improve cancer treatment, has announced study results demonstrating that its DecisionDx-Melanoma™ gene expression profile...
Rapid, accurate blood test can reduce antibiotic overuse by distinguishing bacterial & viral infections
Source: Immune System / Vaccines News From Medical News Today [2015.03.25]
MeMed, Ltd., has announced publication of the results of a large multicenter prospective clinical study that validates the ability of its ImmunoXpertTM in-vitro diagnostic blood test to determine...
Thyroid nodule identification: new data supporting use of ThyraMIR announced
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2015.03.10]
PDI, Inc. subsidiary, Interpace Diagnostics, has announced new data supporting the use of combination platform testing with ThyraMIR, the first and only microRNA expression classifier, and ThyGenX...
VolitionRx initiates second prostate cancer pilot study assessing Nucleosomics(R) technology
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.03.10]
VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer types and other conditions, today announced that it has initiated a pilot...
Dogs could be 'noninvasive, inexpensive' diagnosis aids for thyroid cancer
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat News From Medical News Today [2015.03.09]
Canine scent detection may be a noninvasive, inexpensive diagnostic technique for thyroid cancer, a new study claims, after a dog was able to detect the disease in human urine.
Lab tests and ultrasounds identify children who need surgical treatment for appendicitis
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.02.23]
Data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain - when combined - can improve the ability of emergency department physicians and pediatric surgeons...
Scientists at Mainz University identify a new population of regulatory T-cells
Source: Allergy News From Medical News Today [2015.02.11]
Discovery improves understanding of the cause of allergic asthma and may serve as an early diagnostic markerWhen the mucosal surfaces in the lungs of healthy people come into contact with...
MRI technique developed for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.02.09]
Study makes strides toward noninvasive diagnostic for increasingly common pediatric liver diseaseThis is an MRI of child's liver with severe NAFLD -- 38 percent is fat whereas 1 percent is normal.
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.