News related to Ablavar (Gadofosveset) and/or conditions it is approved for
Contaminated blood cultures can serve as diagnostic predictor for more targeted antibiotics
Source: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses News From Medical News Today [2014.08.30]
Some 30 percent of all positive hospital blood culture samples are discarded every day because they're "contaminated" - they reflect the presence of skin germs instead of specific disease-causing...
Versatile multi-tasking nanoparticles offer a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications
Source: Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today [2014.08.29]
Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer.
IVD clinical and regulatory quiz - participants receive discount on Clinical Affairs and Regulatory Approvals for Diagnostics conference registration
Source: Conferences News From Medical News Today [2014.08.28]
Diagnostic clinical and regulatory professionals are now eligible to receive a discount to the 5th Annual Clinical Affairs and Regulatory Approvals for Diagnostics Conference, October 27-29, 2014...
APOE, diagnostic accuracy of CSF biomarkers for Alzheimer disease
Source: Psychology / Psychiatry News From Medical News Today [2014.08.27]
Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) levels of β-amyloid 42(Aβ42) are associated with the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease (AD) and (Aβ) accumulation in the brain independent of apolipoprotein E (APOE)...
A novel "Man and Machine" decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective
Source: Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today [2014.08.22]
A Finnish-Swedish research group at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki, and Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, has developed a novel "man and machine"...
New diagnostic test for ADHD tracks involuntary eye movements
Source: ADHD News From Medical News Today [2014.08.16]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed - and misdiagnosed - behavioral disorder in children in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
Diagnostic imaging tests by GPs in Australia almost double in ten years
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2014.07.24]
A 45 per cent rise in diagnostic imaging tests ordered by Australian GPs is being driven by increasing GP visits, a rising number of problems managed at consultations and a higher likelihood that GPs...
First diagnostic criteria for Christianson syndrome
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2014.07.23]
A new study provides the most definitive characterization of the autism-like intellectual disability disorder Christianson syndrome and provides the first diagnostic criteria to help doctors and...
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.
Potential new treatment for people with PTSD: Xenon exposure shown to erase traumatic memories
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2014.08.29]
McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other...
Breathless Teen, Necrotic Foot: What's the Diagnosis?
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology [2014.08.19]
(MedPage Today) -- Take some of our quizzes to see how your diagnostic skills measure up to those of our other readers.
Use of CT scans for diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis reduced by algorithm
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2014.08.05]
Implementation of an algorithm aimed to diagnose pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis reduces the utilization of computed tomography (CT) scans, without affecting diagnostic accuracy, Mayo...
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.
Predicting aggressiveness of oral cancer
Source: Dentistry News From Medical News Today [2014.07.01]
Studying mouth cancer in mice, researchers have found a way to predict the aggressiveness of similar tumors in people, an early step toward a diagnostic test that could guide treatment, according to...
FDA allows marketing of four "next generation" gene sequencing devices
Source: Cystic Fibrosis News From Medical News Today [2013.11.25]
Today (November 19th, 2013) the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of four diagnostic devices that can be used for high throughput gene sequencing, often referred to as "next...