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New Drugs, Diagnostic Approved for Advanced Melanoma
Source: MedicineNet Melanoma Specialty [2013.05.30]
Title: New Drugs, Diagnostic Approved for Advanced Melanoma
Category: Health News
Created: 5/29/2013 6:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
FDA Approves New Lung Cancer Diagnostic "Cobas EGFR Mutation Test"
Source: Lung Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.05.15]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the cobas EGFR Mutation Test, a companion diagnostic for the cancer drug Tarceva (erlotinib). This is the first FDA-approved companion diagnostic that detects epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations, which are present in approximately 10 percent of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC)...
Diagnostic Errors Cause Up To 160,000 Deaths Annually, USA
Source: Litigation / Medical Malpractice News From Medical News Today [2013.04.24]
Misdiagnosing patients or making diagnostic errors is one of the most costly and dangerous mistakes made by doctors in the U.S., resulting in up to 160,000 deaths per year. Johns Hopkins researchers have reviewed over 350,000 malpractice claim payouts in the U.S over the past 25 years...
Patients Often Dissatisfied When Doctors Utilize Digital Diagnostic Tools
Source: Compliance News From Medical News Today [2013.01.29]
Health care practitioners now can access patients' data using electronic medical records, which often include information systems that assess individuals' medical histories and clinical research to facilitate doctors' diagnoses...
Brain MRIs May Provide An Early Diagnostic Marker For Dyslexia
Source: Dyslexia News From Medical News Today [2012.01.24]
Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children's Hospital Boston. Since developmental dyslexia responds to early intervention, diagnosing children at risk before or during kindergarten could head off difficulties and frustration in school, the researchers say...
Gene Discovered That's Responsible For Multiple Intestinal Atresia In Newborns
Source: Health News from Medical News Today [2013.06.14]
Physicians and researchers from Sherbrooke, Montreal and Quebec City have conducted a study that has led to the discovery of a gene that causes multiple intestinal atresia (MIA), a rare and life-threatening hereditary disorder that affects newborns. In addition to exploring novel therapeutic treatments for children with the disease, the discovery of the gene TTC7A will make it possible to develop a prenatal diagnostic test and a screening test for parents who are carriers. The Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) should offer the tests...
High Proportion of Children With Autism Also Have ADHD
Source: Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health Headlines [2013.06.11]
A considerable proportion of young children with autism spectrum disorder also meet diagnostic criteria for ADHD, new research shows.
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Biomarker Identification May Lead To New Noninvasive Test For Colorectal Cancer Detection
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.06.07]
Serum DNA Analysis Allows Detection of Early Disease, Say Researchers in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics The average 5-year survival for colorectal cancer (CRC) is less than 10% if metastasis occurs, but can reach 90% if detected early. A new non-invasive test has been developed that measures methylation of the SDC2 gene in tissues and blood sera...
Inostics' Blood-Based Mutation Testing Receives CLIA Certification
Source: Blood / Hematology News From Medical News Today [2013.06.04]
Inostics, a molecular diagnostics company that provides blood-based mutation testing, received CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) licensure for its clinical laboratory located in Baltimore, MD. This marks a critical milestone for the clinical adoption of this non-invasive molecular approach for the analysis of tumor biomarkers...
As Proof Of Principle, Technique Finds Antibody That Mimics Key Hormone For Blood Clotting
Source: Blood / Hematology News From Medical News Today [2013.05.27]
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a powerful new technique for finding antibodies that have a desired biological effect. Antibodies, which can bind to billions of distinct targets, are already used in many of the world's best-selling medicines, diagnostics and laboratory reagents...
Spirometry Reveals Over-Diagnosis Of COPD Among Uninsured Patients
Source: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance News From Medical News Today [2013.05.24]
More than 40 percent of patients being treated for COPD at a federally funded clinic did not have the disease, researchers found after evaluating the patients with spirometry, the diagnostic "gold standard" for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. "While there have been many studies of the under-diagnosis of COPD, there has not been a U.S...
'Flow' Test Aids Chest Pain Dx (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2013.05.24]
PARIS (MedPage Today) -- For patients with chest pain, incorporating an assessment of fractional flow reserve (FFR) at the time of diagnostic angiography guided management decisions, although it remains unclear whether that influenced outcomes, researchers found.
Improved Detection Of Elephantiasis Worm Infection
Source: Tropical Diseases News From Medical News Today [2013.05.22]
A new diagnostic test for a worm infection that can lead to severe enlargement and deformities of the legs and genitals is far more sensitive than the currently used test, according to results of a field study in Liberia, in West Africa, where the infection is endemic. The new test found evidence of the infection - lymphatic filariasis - in many more people that the standard test had missed...
New App Diagnoses Heart Attacks
Source: IT / Internet / E-mail News From Medical News Today [2013.05.21]
An experimental, inexpensive iPhone application transmitted diagnostic heart images faster and more reliably than emailing photo images, according to a research study presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2013...
Lantheus Medical Imaging To Proceed With Flurpiridaz F 18 Phase 3 Clinical Program Based On Interim Analysis Of Data From First Phase 3 Study
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2013.05.03]
Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., a global leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative diagnostic imaging agents, today announced an important milestone for its Phase 3 flurpiridaz F 18 clinical program. An interim analysis of the first of two Phase 3 studies has met the criteria for completion...
UK's Low Bowel Cancer Survival Likely Due To Differences In Staging And Treatment
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.04.18]
Incomplete diagnostic investigation and failure to get the best treatment are the most likely reasons why survival for bowel cancer patients is lower in the UK than in other comparable countries, according to new research published in the journal Acta Oncologica...
Testing For Huntington Disease Streamlined By Novel Test
Source: Huntingtons Disease News From Medical News Today [2013.02.15]
High level of sensitivity and specificity reduces need for additional testing, reported in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics A new test may help to streamline genetic testing for Huntington Disease (HD) by generating accurate results, avoiding unnecessary additional testing, and improving turnaround time...